Employee Safety National Patient Safety Goals What is OSHA? OSHA’s Role in Safety and Health
Hazard Communication Plan Exposure Control Plan Medical Waste Management Plan Housekeeping Policy
Develop and enforce mandatory job safety and health standards Maintain reporting and record keeping of job-related injuries Encourage employers and employees to reduce hazards Provide for research in occupational safety Provide for state-level occupational safety and health programs
During an OSHA inspection- Initial meeting, Walk-through, Final meeting. They do not discuss terms. OSHA includes mouthpieces as protective equipment. Some OSHA regulations include: Exposure plan, Housekeeping policy, Fire safety plans.
Under federal law, OSHA can inspect in only 50 states. OSHA citations are categorized by: Repeat Serious Other Check for posting of OSHA safety poster Review of OSHA log of injuries for the past 3 years Inspection for compliance with OSHA standards Commenting on and note obvious hazards
CHAIRS - Always purchase commercial grade material, Always purchase a contoured backrest, Always purchase a chair with casters. Employees in wheelchairs- order stacking filing cabinets.
It is the office manager's responsibility to deal with an impaired physician. A medical practice disaster plan must include an alternative site where patients can be treated Creative leadership can be accomplished by directing the efforts of others Which law forces the office manager to look at the big picture? Miles Law
Identify potential risk. Store computer backup tapes off-site Store emergency supplies off-site Develop an evacuation plan Develop a plan for patient care off-site Ensure that your insurance policy does not exclude certain disasters Develop a plan for contacting patients, vendors, employees’ families