OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities

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OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities

Sarah E. Alholm, MAS

Take OSHA compliance off your "to do" list!

Practical OSHA compliance strategies you can implement today!
This concise primer cuts through the clutter and illustrates how to maintain compliance. Save time trying to interpret vague OSHA standards and discover specific methods to train staff, identify hazards, and document accurately, enabling you to become a highly effective safety professional.

OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities will help you:

  • Implement a compliant safety program using proven successful case studies, and action-oriented strategies as your guide
  • Navigate the complex crossover of OSHA regulations with other organizations, such as CDC, EPA, and FDA
  • Save time researching the right training methods and documentation with customizable, downloadable sample forms and tools
  • Keep employees safe and avoid costly fines
  • Execute your OSHA plan with help from "Top 10 Action Items" lists at the end of every chapter

Take a look at the Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Roles and Responsibilities
    • You're the Safety Officer...Now What?
    • Tailoring Your Job Description to the Needs of Your Facility
    • Your Safety Committee
    • Helpful Resources
    • Top 10 Safety Officer Action Items
  • Chapter 2: Creating a Compliance Program
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Hazard Communication
    • Emergency Action Plans
    • Electrical Issues
    • Protection, Ionizing Radiation, and Chemical Hygiene
    • General Duty Clause
    • MRSA and more
    • Ergonomics
    • Workplace Violence
    • Risk Assessments
    • Recordkeeping Exemption
    • Top 10 Compliance Action Items
  • Chapter 3: Employee Training
    • Hazard-by-Hazard Approach vs. Best-Practice Approach
    • Training Basics for All OSHA Training
    • Unique Training Required by Specific Standards
    • The Problem of Physician Training
    • Training Ideas
    • Top 10 Action Items for Training Employees
  • Chapter 4: Inspections, Violations, and Fines
    • The Knock on the Door
    • During the Inspection
    • TRUE STORY: One Practice's Experience During an OSHA Inspection
    • Receiving a Violation Warning
    • Responding to and Rectifying Violations
    • Challenging or Mitigating Fines
    • Top 10 Inspection Action Items
  • Chapter 5: Beyond OSHA: Other Safety or Regulatory Responsibilities
    • Patient Safety
    • Waste: Where OSHA Ends and State/Federal Regulations Begin
    • Top 10 Action Items for Additional Safety and Regulatory Concerns
  • Appendix
    • Appendix A: Common and Expensive OSHA Citations
    • Appendix B: Checklists
    • Appendix C: Sample Training Exams
    • Appendix D: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Figure List
    • Table 1.1 States With OSHA-Approved Plans
    • Table 1.2 Favorite Online Resources
    • Table 2.1 Exposure Prone Activities
    • Table 2.2 Occupational Exposure Resources
    • Figure 2.1 Determining Whether a MSDS Is Necessary
    • Figure 2.2 Using an Inverted Bin to Reduce Reach Into a Deep Sink
    • Table 2.3 Web Resources for Potential Occupational Hazards
    • Table 2.4 Federal Recordkeeping Exemption by SIC Code
    • Figure 3.1 PASS Technique for Using Portable Fire Extinguisher
    • Table 3.1 Considerations in Incipient Stage Fire Fighting
    • Table 3.2 Summary of OSHA Training Requirements
    • Table 4.1 Important Inspection-Related Time Periods
    • Table 4.2 Fine Adjustments Based Upon Business Size
    • Table 5.1 Annual TB Risk Assessment and Staff TB Skin Test Frequency
    • Table 5.2 Performing Baseline TB Skin Testing
    • Table 5.3 Rate Of Illicit Drugs and Heavy Alcohol Use, Dependence, or Abuse Among Healthcare Workers
    • Table 5.4 Patient Safety Resources
    • Figure 5.1 Ordinary Solid Waste in the Red Bag Container
    • Table 5.5 Biohazardous and Regular Waste Examples
    • Table 5.6 Characteristic Wastes: Guidelines to What's Ignitable, Corrosive, Reactive, and Toxic
    • Table 5.7 Common P-Listed Medical Wastes
    • Table 5.8 Common U-Listed Medical Wastes
    • Table 5.9 CMS-Recognized Accreditation Organizations for Ambulatory Facilities
    • Figure B.1 Weekly Facility Review Checklist
    • Figure B.2 Monthly Facility Review Checklist
    • Figure B.3 Annual Facility Review Checklist
    • Figure B.4 New Employee OSHA Orientation Checklist

About the Author

Sarah E. Alholm, MAS, has applied her safety knowledge at organizations large and small for more than 10 years. She has served as the lead OSHA technical expert for a healthcare consulting firm, as well as implemented procedural and engineering controls for a pharmaceutical manufacturer that reduced occupational risk for laboratory personnel. She has developed successful safety training programs for both the healthcare and aviation industries. Her experience also includes curriculum development and execution addressing OSHA hazard communication.

Published: July 2010