Emergency Medical Concepts - OSHA Compliance
Emergency Medical Concepts -
 
OSHA Compliance
Emergency Mecial Concepts offers a variety of safety and compliance training programs, customized to meet your needs. We service a range of customers from construction to manufacturing, from utilities to the service industry, and our clients also include day care centers, churches, and schools. We have many different businesses and community organizations throughout the United States.
All the programs listed below are available at your facility. If you are do not have space, we can conduct your class at our training site in the South Florida area. If you are not situated in South Florida, we can make arrangements to provide you with a training location.
 
 
Introduction to OSHA
Introduction to OSHA:
OSHA standards; inspections; rights & responsibilities
  • This introductory program provides employees with a general awareness of the purpose and function of OSHA, including reporting and record-keeping requirements, adherence to standards, and inspections.
 
 
 Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard(29 CFR 1910.1030)This is the most frequently requested and referenced OSHA standard affecting medical and dental offices. Some basic requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard include:
  • A written exposure control plan, to be updated annually
  • Use of universal precautions
  • Consideration, implementation, and use of safer, engineered needles and sharps
  • Use of engineering and work practice controls and appropriate personal protective equipment (gloves, face and eye protection, gowns)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine provided to exposed employees at no cost
  • Medical follow-up in the event of an “exposure incident”
  • Use of labels or color-coding for items such as sharps disposal boxes and containers for regulated waste, contaminated laundry, and certain specimens.
  • Employee training.
  • Proper containment of all regulated waste
 
 
 
Hazard Communication (Hazcom – Right to Know)
 
Hazard Communication
(29 CFR 1910.1200)

The hazard communication standard is sometimes called the “employee right-to-know” standard. It requires employee access to hazard information. The basic requirements include:
  • A written hazard communication program
  • A list of hazardous chemicals (such as alcohol, disinfectants, anesthetic agents, sterilants, mercury) used or stored in the office
  • A copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each chemical (obtained from the manufacturer) used or stored in the office
  • Employee training
 
Exit Routes, Emergency Planing, & Fire Protection
Exit Routes
(29 CFR Subpart E 1910.35, 1910.36, 1910.37, and 1910.38 and 1910.39)

These standards include the requirements for providing safe and accessible building exits in case of fire or other emergency. It is important to become familiar with the full text of these standards because they provide details about signage and other issues. OSHA consultation services can help or your insurance company or local fire/police service may be able to assist you. The basic responsibilities include:
  • Exit routes sufficient for the number of employees in any occupied space
  • A diagram of evacuation routes posted in a visible location.
 
 
OSHA Record Keeping
Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses(29 CFR 1904)
Medical and dental offices are currently exempt from maintaining an official log of reportable injuries and illnesses (OSHA Form 300) under the federal OSHA recordkeeping rule, although they may be required to maintain records in some state plan states. If you are in a state plan state, contact your state plan directly for more information. All employers, including medical and dental offices, must report any work-related fatality or the hospitalization of three or more employees in a single incident to the nearest OSHA office. Call (800) 321OSHA or your state plan for assistance.