CDC Healthcare Facility 10-Point Checklist for Ebola

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

The CDC provides the latest in healthcare resources on infectious diseases such as Ebola. The following healthcare facility checklist for Ebola is guidance jointly published by Health and Human Services and the CDC. Download PDF of the CDC checklist here.

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Understanding Ebola Requires the Right Resources

Posted by Digital Manager on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 03:26 PM

Because Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) continues to impact communities and health care workers, important questions have arisen, including ways to reduce risk of exposure, the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and resources for additional information.

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OSHA Compliance Means a New Take on the Workplace Wardrobe

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Every worker has the right to a safe and healthful work environment including access to the proper equipment necessary to keep them safe. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is vital in minimizing exposure to possible injuries or illnesses.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Safety Training, OSHA Compliance Program, OSHA Medical, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), OSHA Dental, ppe

HHS OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by Digital Manager on Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 07:40 AM

The HIPAA Privacy Rule contains several provisions that recognize the integral role that family members, such as spouses, often play in a patient’s health care. At 45 CFR 160.103, the Privacy Rule includes the terms spouse and marriage in the definition of family member.

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Topics: hipaa for employees, hipaa awareness training, hipaa staff training, hipaa privacy training

OSHA Compliance: Keep These Records Not 10, Not 20 – But 30 Years!

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

A lesser known compliance responsibility for employers is the maintenance of confidential records for 30 years after an employee terminates employment. Here are four record types that fall into this requirement from OSHA (1910.1020 e). The purpose of this requirement is to yield both direct and indirect improvements in the detection, treatment, and prevention of occupational disease. 

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Medical

6 Things You Might Not Know About PPE

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

When it comes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), images of gloves, masks, gowns, and goggles may come to mind. The truth is, before PPE finds its way into the medical, dental, healthcare, funeral, veterinary, long-term care, or tattoo facility, there are critical factors that affect why PPE is selected. 

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Training, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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