For any worker in the medical field who comes in contact with patients, it’s imperative to undergo OSHA bloodborne pathogen training. This ensures workers can operate in a safe and informed way, but completing the training also means those workers will be in full federal OSHA compliance. Not being in compliance can lead to fines, and continued willful noncompliance can result in escalating penalties.
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Different Types of OSHA Training for Doctors’ Offices
If you work in a medical facility—a doctor’s office, a hospital, or any other clinical setting—one of the most important things you can do in your profession is being up to date with (and knowledgeable about) all your required OSHA trainings. Some trainings are required every year, while others are more about continually updating and staying on top of new developments in the field. Either way, you want to ensure you’re in full compliance with OSHA’s requirements to avoid fines or other consequences.
Can OSHA Fine Doctors’ Offices for Not Being in OSHA Compliance?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that deals with the enforcement of safety and health-related issues within the workplace. When a doctor’s office is found to not be in compliance with the regulations established by OSHA, it is absolutely within OSHA’s powers to levy fines against that doctor’s office. Repeated noncompliance can also lead to OSHA enforcing even stricter fines or more dire consequences.