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Posted by Digital Manager on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

MyStericycle.com Is a Fast and Simple Way to Stay on Top of All Your Healthcare and Compliance Services

Between managing compliance activity, scheduling pickups, making payments and ensuring everyone has the critical compliance resources and training they need, your plate is pretty full. MyStericycle.com lightens the load by enabling you to quickly manage all of your Stericycle Healthcare Compliance Solutions services in one convenient place. Put the power of MyStericycle.com to work for you.

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Steri-Safe, MyStericycle.com

Top 8 Exposure Control Requirements That OSHA Expects

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 06:37 AM

For many, the first image that comes to mind when the words "EXPOSURE CONTROL" are brought up in healthcare is a needlestick injury. Healthcare safety experts report that annually hundreds of thousands of needlestick injuries take place.

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030) aims to reduce needlestick injuries among other exposures to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Here are the top 8 Exposure Control requirements if you have employees who are exposed or have the potential to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials:

  1.  Written Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan (ECP)

    • Steri•Safe OSHA Compliance Solutions customers can use the Steri•Safe Safety Plan Builder at MyStericycle.com to create the written Exposure Control Plan.
  2. Documented review and update of the ECP 

    Be sure to not only review and update your ECP annually, but also to document the fact that you have done so in writing. Include updates as you make changes to your operation (eg, staff changes or other changes that affect the Plan’s contents).
     
    • Steri•Safe OSHA Compliance Solutions customers can use the Steri•Safe Safety Plan Builder at MyStericycle.com to create the written Exposure Control Plan.
  3. Documented  consideration and implementation of safer medical devices at the site level

    • Steri•Safe OSHA Compliance Solutions customers can use the evaluation forms from Steri-Safe’s Safety Plan Builder at MyStericycle.com to document the fact that you have considered and implemented safer medical devices annually
  4. Documented solicitation of non-managerial input. 

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Bloodborne Pathogens, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control, Exposure Control Requirements, Exposure Control Plans

5 Ways to Avoid OSHA Fines for HazCom

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

In March 2012, OSHA announced incorporation of provisions of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The revised Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard provides employees with the right to know and understand about hazardous chemicals and how to protect themselves. 

Did You Miss the HazCom Deadline?

As one of the top areas for OSHA citations, the Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) has several

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, HazCom, Hazard Communication, OSHA Training, GHS, OSHA fines

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

10 Must-Have Infection Control Products

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 03:24 PM

If you handle infectious or biohazardous medical waste, you’ll want to consider these 10 infection control products that our Stericycle customers order from us. Have you bought these for your facility?

1. Biohazard Caution Sign

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Topics: OSHA Compliance, Stericycle, Sharps Container, infection control products, waste disposal products

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

Would Your Healthcare Facility Fail an OSHA Inspection? (Part II)

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

Recent OSHA Violations in Healthcare Focus on Specific Areas of OSHA Investigation (II)

In Part I of OSHA Violations in Healthcare, we focused on 2 specific areas of OSHA investigations:

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Topics: Workplace Violence Articles, OSHA Training, OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program, OSHA Medical, OSHA fines, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA Inspection

Would Your Healthcare Facility Fail an OSHA Inspection? (Part I)

Posted by Selin Hoboy on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

Recent OSHA Violations in Healthcare Focus on Specific Areas of Investigation (I)

Think OSHA would never inspect your healthcare facility? Think twice. In April 2012, OSHA announced it would be targeting nursing homes and residential care facilities for the next 3 years. Other healthcare facilities are not immune. In the past year, OSHA has inspected medical and dental practices and surgical centers.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, OSHA Training, OSHA Compliance, OSHA Compliance Program, OSHA Medical, OSHA fines, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA Inspection

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