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OSHA Standards and Regulations for Hospitals

OSHA regulations for hospitals include all applicable common workplace safety and health standards, plus any that apply to the specific services provided by the healthcare facility or its operations.  Here are some examples: Common Workplace Safety and Health Standards may include: Specific Healthcare Safety and Health Standards may include: Healthcare Operations Safety and Health Standards …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Hospital

Free Course: Encouraging Employees to Report Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) does require that employers make immediate confidential medical evaluation and follow-up available for workers who have an exposure incident, such as a needlestick.  An exposure incident is a specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). A …

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Encouraging Reposrting of Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures

Bloodborne Pathogen Kits Explained

As an employer, are you aware of the potential risks of bloodborne pathogens in your workplace and the dangers these could present to your employees? Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that can be present in blood or human bodily fluids. They can cause serious infections and diseases that in some cases can be life-threatening.  These pathogens …

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Bloodborne Pathogen Kits being delivered

Workplace First Aid – OSHA position on AEDs

When a person suffers a cardiac event their heart may stop functioning normally. This event is called Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and it happens to around 250,000 people each and every year.  Workplace electrocution, low oxygen environments for example in confined spaces, over exertion, and extreme heat are just some of the many factors that …

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OSHA position on AEDs

Can climate change increase bloodborne pathogen risks?

The climate emergency should concern us all, whether it is extreme heat waves or other weather events, they appear to be getting more severe and more frequent with each passing year. But did you know that climate change can affect bloodborne pathogens, which are microorganisms that can cause diseases when transmitted through contact with blood …

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Climate Change and Bloodborne Pathogens

Free Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan Template

A study found that some American healthcare workers are not adequately trained for, nor protected from bloodborne pathogens.  The report discovered specifically that 28% of privately owned dental practices did not have a site-specific written bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan (ECP). Of this 28% – half of that number declared no intention to implement an …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

Types of OSHA Violations: 2024 Factsheet

In this article we take a look at the question: what are the six OSHA violation types? Emphasis is provided on examples for each violation in the context of the bloodborne pathogens standard. There are six types of OSHA violation.  Serious Other-than Serious Willful or Repeated Posting Violation Failure to Abate Violation De Minimis Violation …

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Six Types of OSHA Violations

Hotel Medical Emergencies: A Bloodborne Pathogen Risk

At some point in their career, many hotel employees might be required to respond to a medical incident. This is likely to happen if one of the following circumstances occurs: Basic first aid is required for any individual on premises (e.g respiratory issues, cuts & wounds, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, assault, slip/trip/fall, etc.) A Homicide occurs A …

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This hotel room could contain Bloodborne Pathogens

OSHA Increases Inspections of Healthcare Facilities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced on March 7 2022 that it is increasing inspections of hospitals, healthcare and nursing care facilities that treat COVID-19 infected individuals. We have monitored articles from a wide variety of reliable media sources to provide this short update. A Three Month Inspection Expansion Period OSHA’s presence …

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OSHA ramps up healthcare inspections

The Importance of HIPAA Privacy Training in Healthcare

Over the last decade, a large number of individuals have been effected by unprotected protected health information.These violations can cost businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue annually because of fines or lawsuits. There are major breaches of trust in patient care and confidentiality as a result of this. That is why, the Health Insurance …

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HIPAA Privacy Training Healthcare

Donating Blood: Am I at Risk From Bloodborne Pathogens?

In blood donation centers, blood-borne disease outbreaks have been recorded since the 1970s. Thus, donation centers have become a high-risk environment for transmission as a result of certain procedures, which could explain the high rates of blood-borne illnesses documented among donors. The blood supply in the United States is now safer than it has ever …

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places to donate blood in a blood bank

How to Report OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Labor Violations

Under the OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employees and their authorized representatives have the right to file complaints about serious hazards and further to request an OSHA official to visit and inspect their workplaces and investigate concerns.  Employers must comply with OSHA standards detailed in the act including the bloodborne pathogens standard, …

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10 Surprising Jobs Requiring a Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), with the idea of safety and regulation for hazardous occupations in mind, developed and established the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard in 1991. The standard saw itself amended to what it is today in 2000, by the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. You can see OSHA’s detail on the …

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Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate Surprising Occupations

Ink Brand choice can reduce HCV & Bloodborne Pathogen Tattoo transmission

Almost half of Americans have a tattoo, according to a 2017 study by the Pew Research Center. If you’re a tattoo or body artist we’re sure you’re aware of the need to take bloodborne pathogens tattoo training on an annual basis.  Bloodborne pathogen tattoo training is designed to increase understanding of how bloodborne pathogens can …

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