For a healthcare provider or practice, compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an essential part of any startup or management plan. OSHA outlines specific regulations for a variety of aspects of your practice and you could be subject to inspection or other OSHA interventions. Undergoing OSHA training can help you understand the requirements and ensure that your practice stays compliant, even in the face of evolving regulations.
OSHA Training and Compliance Issues
If your practice is not compliant with the most recent OSHA regulations, you could be subject to fines and other penalties, up to and including the closure of your facility and or office . Comprehensive training can ensure your staff stay compliant and that you don’t fear an inspection or visit from OSHA inspectors. Training benefits your practice in a variety of ways, including:
Ensuring you are up to date: OSHA regulates a variety of areas that directly impact a medical practice, including:
- Standards for handling blood borne pathogens
- Radiation Protocols
- Standards for documenting employee injuries and workplace trauma
- Hazard communications
- Emergency exit routs and office safety
- Labeling requirements (compliance to the latest recommendations is required by June 2016 – are you ready?)
Create a system that keeps you informed: What should you do with informational bulletins and news from OSHA? How can you ensure that you are staying up to date and in compliance with all regulations? Comprehensive OSHA training teaches your office staff how to stay informed and up to date.
Help you avoid common errors: It’s easy to overlook things like Emergency Exit signage and the current acceptable way to complete OSHA forms, but signage errors and paperwork are both common errors cited in OSHA medical office inspections. Training helps you find and eliminate these types of issues before they become a problem. Most importantly keep your staff and patients safe.
Understand the inspection process: OSHA can come calling at any time – does your team know what to do during an inspection? Training can help everyone cope with an unexpected inspection and take some of the stress out of the situation. The right OSHA training can also help your team cope with any claims or issues that arise as the result of an inspection.
Ongoing OSHA Training Solutions
Outsourcing your OSHA training ensures that your facility is always in compliance and that you are not surprised by any new regulations or issues. Every person on your team needs to be aware of the latest OSHA regulations and know what their role is in the event of a complaint or emergency.
The Core MD team is well acquainted with both current and forthcoming OSHA regulations and can help you identify any potential problems in your practice. If you do not have the time to track down every new requirement that comes up or are worried about compliance, we can help.
Contact us to set up an OSHA training consultation and learn what our experienced team of Occupational Safety and Health Administration experts can do to help you to stay in compliance and secure.