OSHA Compliance: 17 Action Items for 2013

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

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Ensure your facility complies with OSHA deadlines and regulations. These 17 action items for annual OSHA requirements affect most healthcare facilities, including medical and dental offices, and community providers.

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  1. Document that you have reviewed and updated your bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan (ECP).
  2. Document that you have evaluated and implemented safer medical devices, including documentation that you have solicited nonmanagerial input regarding safer devices.
  3. Provide and document bloodborne pathogens training to all employees.
  4. Log all sharps injuries for your office or facility (unless exempt).
  5. Provide Department of Transportation (DOT) training (required every 3 years) for your employees who package biohazardous waste for transport or who sign the shipping papers.
  6. Train all your employees who may use portable fire extinguishers on the appropriate use, if applicable.
  7. Train your employees on formaldehyde use, if affected.
  8. Log all work-related injuries and illnesses with the OSHA 300 form (unless exempt).
  9. Document injuries and illnesses on OSHA 301 incident reports (unless exempt).
  10. Summarize and post from Feb 1 to Apr 30 all work-related injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300A form (unless exempt).
  11. Provide required respiratory protection training and fit testing, if affected.
  12. Provide annual tuberculin skin testing, if required.
  13. In affected offices in California, document that you have reviewed and updated your Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) exposure control plan and infection control protocol/element, provided required annual vaccinations and TB testing, conducted inspection of ATD engineering controls, and provided ATD training.
  14. Train all your employees on the following updates to the Hazard Communication Standard by Dec 1, 2013:
    - Revised label elements for hazardous chemicals
    - Revised Safety Data Sheet (replacing MSDS) format and elements.
  15. Consider offering full Hazard Communication Training (required in some states) and a best practice in all states.
  16. Provide annual Biohazardous Waste Training as required in your state and recommended annually as a best management practice in all states.
  17. Provide annual notice to employees about the location of employee exposure and medical records and how they may obtain access.

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