Medical document shredding is an important consideration for any medical facility. Not only does it protect a patient’s private information, but it also keeps you in compliance with all HIPAA OSHA requirements. As with many OSHA requirements, being in full compliance can save you from fines and other punitive actions against your facility.
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Americans generate about 254 million tons of solid waste, or about 4.4 pounds per person according to the US EPA. By contrast, US hospitals generate approximately 6 million tons annually. While a majority of medical waste can be classified as...
If you work in a medical practice of any variety, OSHA compliance training is undoubtedly on your radar every year. But where exactly can you get certified in these OSHA trainings? How does that process work, and what are the various pros and cons of the different available methods?
It’s no small task for a doctors’ office manager to choose the right medical waste management company, but it doesn’t need to be an overwhelming process. With a few waste management tips and tricks, you can go in prepared with all the knowledge and know-how you need to select the company that’s going to provide the best value and customer service, while being the most knowledgeable, reputable, and professional.
If your facility’s employees are required to undergo OSHA training, you are probably very familiar with all the regulations and rules surrounding those trainings. You are probably also frustrated year in and year out with how expensive and inconvenient those trainings seem to be. It doesn’t need to be that way, though! There are ways to cut down on the time, expense, and headache of OSHA trainings without compromising on quality or your level of compliance.
HIPAA is a term that’s used quite often in the health-care industry, but not everybody realizes exactly what it is or why it is such a necessary and important factor for any medical facility. The following is a brief overview of what exactly HIPAA is and why it should matter to you and your doctors and administrators.
Document shredding is an important part of ensuring the protection of sensitive patient information and overall HIPAA compliance. This makes shredding vitally important to your medical facility for two reasons. One, proper compliance protects the patients you care for, making them more likely to trust your facility’s professionalism and keep returning to you for their medical needs. Two, proper compliance means you get to avoid all the OSHA fines you’d be liable to pay if you weren’t strictly following regulations.
Hiring medical waste management services at a surgery center is an essential part of ensuring those centers are in full legal compliance with all medical waste disposal laws. However, not all waste management companies are created equal. Before you commit to any one company, keep the following nine points in mind.
Anyone in the medical field knows that full OSHA compliance training is required, but fewer people know that OSHA online training can make that process a lot more seamless and convenient. If you operate, manage, or work at a medical facility that requires OSHA trainings every year, consider the wide range of benefits that come with implementing the online training course.
Keeping your Atlanta, Georgia, doctor’s office in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations can be difficult, but one such regulation that you’re probably quite familiar with relates to OSHA compliance training. However, if you’re at all confused by what OSHA requires or what your office needs to implement to be compliant, read on!