If you work in a medical facility as a trained healthcare professional or an ancillary or support employee of a doctor’s office, a hospital, or any other clinical setting, it’s important to protect yourself from potentially dangerous contact with infectious materials or other work-related dangers.
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with enforcing federal regulations regarding health and safety. Safety is of the utmost importance in doctors’ offices, and OSHA plays an integral part in ensuring all employees in the medical field comply with safety-related legislation. In large part, this process involves employees completing yearly OSHA trainings.
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 or healthcare practice. The following is a brief overview of what exactly HIPAA is and why it should matter to all healthcare professionals, from doctors and nurses to management and administration.
Secure document destruction and disposal is a critical—if sometimes overlooked—element of a waste management program. When handling documents with confidential or personal information, you don’t want to risk a data breach. Here’s what you need to know.
Document shredding is an important part of ensuring the protection of sensitive patient information and overall compliance when it comes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This makes shredding vitally important to your medical facility.
Proper document destruction processes protect patient privacy and ensures that you and your facility reduce the risk of fines for non-compliance.
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.
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.
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.