Attention Medical and Dental Professionals:
OSHA has developed today's medical and dental practice standards to ensure a safe, hazard-free environment for you, your staff and your patients. You may be "pretty sure" or "almost certain" you're in compliance with OSHA's latest standards, but with OSHA, there's no margin for error. This seminar was designed to cut through the confusion and hone in on what you need to know to ensure your practice is fully compliant.
Noncompliance with OSHA is serious business, and can cost your practice dearly. In fact, a single citation for a serious violation can carry a monetary penalty of up to $7,000, while repeat violations may reach upwards of $70,000!
Don't just think you're in compliance … know you are!
In addition to complying with OSHA's general industry standards, medical and dental practices must also follow the OSHA guidelines, rules and regulations that apply specifically to medical hazards, risks and safety procedures.
OSHA standards specific to medical and dental practices
- The OSHA regulation every medical or dental practice MUST comply with
- Find out how quickly you must offer the HBV vaccination series to a new hire
- The declination language you MUST use if an employee refuses the HBV vaccination series
- Ionizing radiation requirements: Does your practice meet OSHA's four standards?
- Dental assistants and HIV/AIDS — what you need to know
- Find out if practices have to pay for an employee's titer
- The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act — What you need to know about this standard:
- Annual duties required under the Needlestick Act
- Your written exposure control plan
- Needles and sharps: Usage, containment and disposal
- Protective equipment: What's required under OSHA?
- Medical procedures and follow-up after an exposure incident
- Employer-provided training
- What are the minimum acceptable labeling requirements under both the BBP and HAZCOM regulations?
- Required elements of BBP training:
- How to establish an exposure control plan
- Documentation that details the efforts taken to minimize occupational exposure
- How to use engineering controls
- How to implement the use of universal precautions
- Work practice controls
- Employer responsibilities regarding personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Procedures to follow after a worker experiences an exposure incident
- Maintaining medical and training records for your employees
- Sharps injury logs — is your practice exempt?
General OSHA standards that apply to most workplaces
- Two plans and procedures you MUST have in writing if you have more than 10 employees
- Preventing injuries from slips, trips and falls
- How to use Job Safety Analysis to change employee behavior
- Employee Right-to-Know — what it's all about
- Current CDC TB Guidelines — best practices
- The nuts-and-bolts of emergency action plans
- Exit routes: Is your signage visible, legible and illuminated according to OSHA standards?
- Electrical concerns in your practice: What you should be aware of regarding office equipment, sterilizers, centrifuges, ECG, radiograph machines, etc.
- OHSA inspections: Could your practice be selected?
- Seven situations that can lead to onsite OSHA inspections
- What to do when an OSHA Compliance Officer comes calling
- Other OSHA standards that may be applicable to your practice: latex sensitivity, ergonomics, indoor air quality, workplace violence
- What to do when you receive a citation: abatement procedures, providing acceptable proof of abatement and getting back into compliance
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS): employee access, electronic storage and other OSHA requirements
- Do you need MSDS on file for common cleaning solutions like Windex® ?
- HAZCOM container labeling requirements
- How to stay in compliance with strict HAZCOM employee training rules
- New hire and refresher training: How to ensure your employees are adequately trained under OSHA's standards