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This one-day comprehensive training is the perfect solution to help you keep your practice safe and 100% OSHA compliant! (see full course description)

 

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Medical and Dental Practice OSHA Compliance Course - Healthcare / Safety Compliance Training Seminar

Program Description:

Don’t Be a Statistic!

Over 4 million people each year suffer a workplace injury that could have easily been prevented. These injuries may not only cause severe damage to your employees and their families, but can also hit you and your organization hard financially.

Keep up to date on the most current OSHA rules, regulations, and updates covering medical and dental facilities:

As a medical or dental professional, you’re obviously concerned with OSHA compliance. Even though you do your best to comply with OSHA directives, you probably wonder if you’ve misinterpreted or missed a minor statute that inspectors will cite you for. In this program, you’ll learn what OSHA regulations apply to your facility and discover realistic ways to meet the mandates.

If you have even the slightest doubt if you’re 100% compliant, you can’t miss our comprehensive one-day workshop, The Medical & Dental Practice OSHA Compliance Course. Our workshop is designed specifically for the medical and dental fields and is the perfect solution to help you keep your practice safe and completely OSHA compliant.

Learn From a Certified OSHA Expert

Your workshop leader will not only be a certified expert in OSHA compliance and workplace safety issues, but also a dynamic speaker who will hold your interest and give you information in easy-to-understand terms. Your trainer’s real-world experience with OSHA means you’ll get effective solutions and strategies that work. You’ll learn crucial information that can literally save lives. You’ll also find out how to keep your organization’s bottom line safe from steep OSHA fines.

Here’s just a sample of what you’ll learn:

• Get up-to-the-minute information on the latest general industry changes in OSHA regulations and standards
• Boost your organization’s safety level by proactively eliminating workplace hazards
• Minimize your organization’s exposure to costly penalties and fines
• Reduce the time it takes to handle OSHA record keeping
• Be prepared for an OSHA site visit
• And much, much more!

We’re here to help you establish a safer, OSHA-compliant workplace. We’re also here to give you peace of mind. Sign up now for this one-day essential workshop that will protect your employees from accidents and serious injury and can save your organization hundreds of thousands of dollars down the line. Sign up for The Medical & Dental Practice OSHA Compliance Course workshop today!
 

Medical and Dental Practice OSHA Compliance Course Agenda:

OSHA Requirements That Apply to Medical and Dental Employers

 Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Standard

 Understand and apply OSHA’s most recent changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
 Ensure your Hazard Communication Plan is in compliance
 Find out if you’re unintentionally violating your staff’s OSHA-mandated rights
 Safety Data Sheets - the 16-section format you MUST follow
 Labeling requirements under bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and HAZCOM regulations including pictograms, signal words, and hazard statements
 Handling and treatment of hazardous materials at health-care facilities: learn what OSHA considers hazardous materials and requires special handling
 Determine if the Laboratory Standard applies to your practice, and how to comply with it
 How to prevent or reduce exposure to some of the most frequently used chemicals in dental and medical facilities
 Compressed gas, laser, and latex allergy - how to deal with these hazards in the dental or medical facility

 • Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

 Discover the number one problem that results in death or serious harm to health-care workers and the frequently overlooked solution
 Identify critical components that must be included in your Exposure Control Plan
 Does your Bloodborne Pathogens training meet OSHA requirements?
 HIV/AIDS and Other Potentially Infectious Materials: special treatment and considerations for medical and dental employees
 How the Americans with Disabilities Act’s Direct Threat Exception might impact who you hire
 Identify your annual requirements under the Needlestick Act
 Labeling and color-coding requirements for needle and sharps disposal boxes, waste containers, contaminated laundry, and certain specimens
 Needle and sharps containment and disposal requirements
 Critical components regarding needles and sharps that must be included in your written Exposure Control Plan
 Identify housekeeping essentials for safely dealing with contaminated sharps, laundry, dental equipment, and medical waste
 Post-exposure incident follow-up and procedures required by OSHA
 Evaluate your needlestick prevention and recording policies - are they up to date?
 Required BBP elements you must include in employee training (engineering controls, use of universal precautions, exposure control plan, documentation, work practice controls, employer personal protective equipment (PPE) responsibilities, exposure incident procedures, record keeping, sharps injury logs, etc.)

• Medical and First-Aid Standard

 Determine if the medical and first-aid standard impacts your facility and employees
 Best practices for developing and communicating medical and first aid policies and procedures that comply with OSHA requirements

• Ionizing Radiation Standard

 OSHA guidelines for radiation exposure control, restricted areas, PRMs, room and equipment labeling, and signage
 OSHA’s four standards medical and dental facilities must comply with

• Exit Routes Standard

 Signage, lighting, mapping, markings, and diagrams: Identify and appropriately label exit routes as required by OSHA

• Electrical Standards

 Electrical safety and flammable gases - how this impacts medical and dental facilities
 Specialized medical and dental equipment and what electrical requirements and considerations these bring
 Avoid a wiring deficiency and prevent one of the most frequently cited hazards by OSHA

• Emergency Action Plan Standard

 Recognize and avoid the three problems OSHA inspectors commonly find with health-care Emergency Action Plans
 Develop and maintain an Emergency Action Plan tailored for your work environment

• Fire Safety Standard

 Required elements of a Fire Prevention Plan for medical and dental facilities

• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 BBP and OPIM PPE requirements: What applies to your medical or dental facility?
 Understand the difference between respirators and surgical masks and respiratory protection requirements for health-care workers

• Record Keeping and Reporting

 The health-care records OSHA requires hospitals and nursing homes to keep - but not doctors or dentist offices
 Sharps record-keeping and reporting guidelines
 How to log employee incidents and file reports without a misstep
 Understand the health-care records OSHA requires you to keep for at least 30 years
 Documentation requirements and guidelines - follow these and limit your risk of exposure to an OSHA citation

• Posting Requirements

 OSHA posters that must be posted at your facility

• Training Requirements

 Use OSHA’s seven-part training model


Other Safety and Health Hazards at Medical and Dental Facilities

• Workplace Safety

 How to use a Job Safety Analysis to identify and eliminate safety issues common to medical and dental facilities
 Implement a safety program that encourages and rewards changes in employee behavior and results in a safer work environment
 How to avoid setting up a safety incentive program that actually violates the law

• Ergonomic Hazards

 Discover new concepts in dental and medical industry ergonomics, including four-handed dentistry
 What OSHA has to say about ergonomics in the medical and dental industries

• Workplace Violence

 How the General Duty clause applies to workplace violence and employer responsibilities
 Words of wisdom from OSHA’s Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

• Slips, Trips, and Falls

 A single accident at your facility could result in fines, malpractice suits, and negative press. Learn how to prevent the slips, trips, and falls that put employees and customers at risk
 Learn what the legal pros tell their clients about how to significantly reduce their liability from slip, trip, and fall events

• Disease Control (Hepatitis B, Influenza, and Tuberculosis)

What vaccines are required, what’s not, and employer responsibilities


OSHA Inspections and Legal Proceedings

• Find out what you need to know about OSHA's evaluation, penalty, and fine-reduction systems
• Learn what increases the likelihood of an OSHA inspection at your facility
• The OSHA inspection: what to expect, how to prepare, and how to appropriately respond
 

Credits:

Our training seminars offer Continuing Education Credits (based on contact hours) upon completion. Credits are issued by Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center, Inc. according to the guidelines set forth by IACET. Please note that Continuing Education Credit approval is at the discretion of your licensing board; not all seminar topics are approved by all boards. Contact your licensing board or agency for specific information relating to your profession

Training Seminar Time:

Seminar Check-In  8:30 AM    Seminar Class 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Seminar Summary:

This one-day comprehensive training is the perfect solution to help you keep your practice safe and 100% OSHA compliant! (see full course description)

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