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The one-day comprehensive OSHA course that covers the unique challenges found in the medical field (see full course description)


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Workplace Safety and OSHA Compliance for the Health Care Industry Seminar

Program Description:

Don’t be a statistic!
Nearly 3 million people each year suffer a workplace injury that could have easily been prevented. These injuries may not only cause severe damage to your employees and their families, but can also hit you and your organization hard financially.

As a health care professional, you’re obviously concerned with OSHA compliance. Even though you do your best to comply with OSHA directives, you probably wonder if you’ve misinterpreted or missed a minor statute that inspectors will cite you for. In this program, you’ll learn what OSHA regulations apply to your facility and discover realistic ways to meet the mandates.

If you have even the slightest doubt about being 100 percent compliant, you can’t miss this special one-day workshop. Our workshop is designed specifically for medical facilities and is the perfect solution to help you keep your employees safe and your workplace completely OSHA compliant.

Learn from a certified OSHA expert
Your workshop leader will not only be a certified expert in OSHA compliance and workplace safety issues, but also a dynamic speaker who will hold your interest and give you information in easy-to-understand terms. Your trainer’s real-world experience with OSHA means you’ll get effective solutions and strategies that work. You’ll learn crucial information that can literally save lives. You’ll also find out how to keep your organization’s bottom line safe from steep OSHA fines.

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn:

• Get up-to-the-minute information on the latest changes in OSHA health care regulations and standards
• Boost your organization’s safety level by proactively eliminating workplace hazards, including BBP, PPE and radiation standards
• Minimize your organization’s exposure to costly penalties and fines
• Reduce the time it takes to handle OSHA record keeping
• Specific steps medical facilities need to take to be prepared for an OSHA site visit
• And much, much more!

We’re here to help you establish a safer, OSHA-compliant workplace. We’re also here to give you peace of mind. Sign up now for this one-day essential workshop that will protect your employees from accidents and serious injury and can save your organization hundreds of thousands of dollars down the line.

Workplace Safety and OSHA Compliance for the Health Care Industry Course Agenda:

Critical HAZCOM and PPE Standards
Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Standard

• Learn what OSHA considers hazardous materials that require special handling
• Understand and apply OSHA’s most recent changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
• Ensure your Hazard Communication Plan is in compliance
• Labeling requirements under bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and HAZCOM regulations including pictograms, signal words and hazard statements
• Determine if the Laboratory Standard applies to your practice, and how to comply with it
• How to prevent or reduce exposure to some of the most frequently used chemicals in health care facilities
• Compressed gas, laser and latex allergy—how to deal with these hazards in a health care facility

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

• BBP and OPIM PPE requirements: What applies to your health care facility?
• Understand the difference between respirators and surgical masks and respiratory protection requirements for health care workers

Additional OSHA Requirements That Apply to Health Care Employers
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

• Discover the number one problem that results in death or serious harm to health-care workers and the frequently overlooked solution
• Identify critical components that must be included in your Exposure Control Plan
• Does your Bloodborne Pathogens training meet OSHA requirements?
• HIV/AIDS and Other Potentially Infectious Materials: Special treatment and considerations for health care employees
• Identify your annual requirements under the Needlestick Act
• Needle and sharps containment and disposal requirements
• Identify housekeeping essentials for safely dealing with contaminated sharps, laundry and medical waste
• Required BBP elements you must include in employee training

Electrical and Ionizing Radiation Standards

• Electrical safety and flammable gases—how this impacts health care facilities
• Specialized health care equipment and what electrical requirements and considerations these bring
• Avoid a wiring deficiency and prevent one of the most frequently cited hazards by OSHA
• OSHA guidelines for radiation exposure control, restricted areas, PRMs, room and equipment labeling and signage

Record-keeping, Posting and Reporting Requirements

• Safety Data Sheets—the 16-section format you MUST follow
• The health-care records OSHA requires hospitals and nursing homes to keep—but not doctors or dentist offices
• Sharps record-keeping and reporting guidelines
• Labeling and color-coding requirements for needle and sharps disposal boxes, waste containers, contaminated laundry and certain specimens
• How to log employee incidents and file reports without a misstep
• Post-exposure BBP incident follow-up and procedures required by OSHA
• Understand the health-care records OSHA requires you to keep for at least 30 years
• Documentation requirements and guidelines –follow these and limit your risk of exposure to an OSHA citation
• Recognize and avoid the three problems OSHA inspectors commonly find with health-care Emergency Action Plans
• Develop and maintain an Emergency Action Plan tailored for your work environment
• Required elements of a Fire Prevention Plan for health care facilities
• Signage, lighting, mapping, markings and diagrams: Identify and appropriately label exit routes as required by OSHA
• OSHA posters that must be posted at your facility
• Use OSHA’s seven-part training model

Ensuring Safety and Eliminating Health Hazards

• How to use a Job Safety Analysis to identify and eliminate safety issues common to health care facilities
• Implement a safety program that encourages and rewards changes in employee behavior and results in a safer work environment
• How to avoid setting up a safety incentive program that actually violates the law
• Discover new ergonomic concepts and OSHA guidelines
• How the General Duty clause applies to workplace violence and employer responsibilities
• Learn how to prevent the slips, trips and falls that put employees and customers at risk
• What vaccines are required, what’s not, and employer responsibilities
• Determine if the medical and first-aid standard impacts your facility and employees
• Best practices for developing and communicating medical and first aid policies and procedures that comply with OSHA requirements

OSHA Inspections and Legal Ramifications

• How the Americans with Disabilities Act’s Direct Threat Exception might impact who you hire
• Find out if you’re unintentionally violating your staff’s OSHA-mandated rights
• Find out what you need to know about OSHA's evaluation, penalty and fine-reduction systems
• Learn what increases the likelihood of an OSHA inspection at your facility
• The OSHA inspection: what to expect, how to prepare and how to appropriately respond


Our training seminars offer Continuing Education Credits (based on contact hours) upon completion. Credits are issued by The Continuing Education Center, Inc. according to the guidelines set forth by IACET. Please note that Continuing Education Credit approval is at the discretion of your licensing board; not all seminar topics are approved by all boards. Contact your licensing board or agency for specific information relating to your profession


Seminar Check-In  8:30 AM    Seminar Class 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Seminar Summary:

The one-day comprehensive OSHA course that covers the unique challenges found in the medical field (see full course description)

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