OSHA Compliance: Laying the Groundwork for Patient-Focused Care

Posted by Richard Best on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Patient-focused care has become a major strategic goal for many healthcare organizations, including smaller practices. But to be able to provide this type of care, the staff of a practice—from the doctors and nurses to administrative staff—must drive the effort. They are the lynchpin for patient-focused success.

One main strategy to get staff on board is to make sure they are happy and safe during their workday. Staff satisfaction can be directly tied to patient satisfaction, so it’s important to make sure employees feel they have a caring and safe work environment by complying with OSHA regulations.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program

OSHA Compliance: What Are 5 “Can’t-Miss” Areas for Color Coding and Biohazard Labeling?

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 01:11 PM

Three signals can alert you to the presence of a biohazard or biohazardous waste:

  • The word “biohazard”
  • The biohazard symbol, or
  • The fluorescent orange or orange-red color-coding

Source: CFR 1910.1030(g)(1)(i)(C)

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Biohazard Waste, OSHA Compliance Program, biohazard labels

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

Midwest ASC Features Stericycle Speaker About OSHA Compliance

Posted by Digital Manager on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 02:57 PM

Richard Best, Corporate Director of OSHA Compliance for Stericycle, was a featured speaker at the Midwest ASC Conference, hosted by the Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association on September 4, 2014, in Branson, Missouri.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program

Top 4 Considerations for Choosing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is in wide use throughout general industry workplaces today in the form of masks, gloves, eye shields, etc. The presence of such items in many non-healthcare related work settings makes it is easy to assume that everyone knows how to properly use such common items and what their limitations may be.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, Hazard Communication, OSHA Compliance Program, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The Importance of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

The chances of a healthcare worker falling prey to a musculoskeletal disorder on the job are 7 times higher than any other profession.

 

Other high injury rates include:

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, OSHA Compliance Program

Keep Your Team Safe in 2014: OSHA Compliance and More

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

Ensure your facility complies with OSHA deadlines and regulations.

These 18 action items for annual OSHA (or other regulatory agency) requirements affect most healthcare facilities, including medical practices, dental offices, and community providers.

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Topics: Stericycle, Steri-Safe, OSHA Safety Training, OSHA Training, OSHA Compliance Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Training

8 Reasons Why Customers Prefer Stericycle Preferred Steri-Safe

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 08:19 AM

Our Steri-Safe OSHA compliance members in the Steri-Safe Preferred Program offered these 8 reasons why they prefer the Steri-Safe Preferred level program.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Steri-Safe, OSHA Safety Training, OSHA Compliance Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Training

A Top OSHA Compliance Health Violation

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 12:58 PM

Stressed at work? Deep breathing could be the answer—unless, of course, you’re exposed to a dangerous chemical in the air. Is breathing risky in your work environment?

Formaldehyde is a danger that many Stericycle customers face.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, OSHA Training, OSHA Compliance Program, OSHA Medical, Safety Training Ideas, OSHA fines, OSHA Inspection

10 Valuable OSHA Compliance Statistics

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 10:35 AM

 

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Topics: HazCom, Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA Compliance Program, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, Bloodborne Pathogen Training, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training, OSHA Inspection, OSHA Statistics

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