The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes and enforces standards for creating a safe and healthy work environment, and the healthcare industry is no exception. Healthcare workers encounter a range of hazards day to day that may include exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous chemicals or other safety hazards covered under the general industry standard such as trips or falls, ergonomic precautions, and workplace violence — to name some of the possibilities.
Under the OSH Act of 1970, employers must implement policies and procedures to protect employees from injuries and illnesses while at work. This means healthcare organizations must provide employees with the appropriate personal protective equipment and offer adequate training on workplace safety. However, those are just a few of the requirements. Every workplace is different, so performing initial and annual assessments is a critical component to developing site-specific policies that protect their employees.
Do you feel overwhelmed navigating the web of laws, regulations, and requirements set forth by OSHA? DoctorsManagement is just what the doctor ordered for OSHA compliance and training headaches. We can assist your practice with a wide variety of OSHA services and training with customizable tools to meet your specific needs.
The Importance of OSHA Compliance
OSHA compliance is required by law, and it’s also necessary to operate a successful healthcare business. Here’s why:
- Avoid costly penalties and prevent financial harm to your practice
- Be ready for a surprise OSHA inspection
- Help keep employees safe, boosting their satisfaction and morale
- Reduce exposure to hazards for anyone entering your facility
- Protect your organization’s reputation and patients’ trust
OSHA Compliance Solutions and Training for Healthcare Workers
Our OSHA professional staff has been helping medical practices maintain compliance for over twenty years. Built exclusively for medical and dental practices, our training and educational products have been fine-tuned to make it easy for your practice to implement and maintain.
OSHA Manuals and training programs cover every topic related to the outpatient setting, including
- OSHA Introduction
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Hazard Communications
- General Safety
- Emergency Action Plan
- Workplace Violence
What to Expect With Our OSHA Compliance Seminars
The 2024 OSHA Compliance Training – Via Live Webinar is held on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month starting in January.
Training includes the updated OSHA Compliance Manual on USB Flash Drive, and the telecast references topics in your manual in addition to summarizing key standards and guidelines.
Learn the tools needed to maintain OSHA compliance, including:
- Overview of Federal OSHA program – established and enforced standards
- Key components for an effective Safety Policy
- Employer responsibilities and Employee rights
- Review of Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements
- Training requirements
Contact Us for OSHA Compliance Assistance
OSHA compliance is well worth investing in for the safety of your employees, patients and business as a whole. At DoctorsManagement, we make it easy. Contact us today to learn more about our OSHA compliance services and training products and how they can benefit your organization!