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3 Steps for a Cost-Effective Medical Waste Management Plan in 2017

3 Steps for a Cost-Effective Medical Waste Management Plan in 2017

It’s a new year, and that is always a great time to reevaluate your current medical waste management plan. If you fear you were overpaying in 2016, now is the time to review your current waste management costs and try to determine ways to minimize expenses—without sacrificing quality or reliability of service. To aid in keeping your cost of waste disposal low, the following are three important tactics within any cost-effective plan.  

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Avoid OSHA Fines in 2017—Tips for OSHA Compliance in Doctors’ Offices

Avoid OSHA Fines in 2017—Tips for OSHA Compliance in Doctors’ Offices

If you thought OSHA fines were bad before, then your doctors’ office could be in for a shock because there’s big news you need to know about recent OSHA compliance issues. For the first time since 1990, the maximum civil penalties for OSHA violations have been raised. Significantly. The fines, in some cases, have raised 78 percent!  

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What Is HIPAA, and Why Is It Vital to the Health-Care Industry?

What Is HIPAA, and Why Is It Vital to the Health-Care Industry?

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.  

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Why OSHA Online Training Is So Beneficial

Why OSHA Online Training Is So Beneficial

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.  

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What Happens after Medical Waste Disposal Companies Pick Up My Waste?

What Happens after Medical Waste Disposal Companies Pick Up My Waste?

If you work with a medical waste disposal company, it’s easy to feel as if your part is done once that company completes your medical waste pickup. However, nothing could be further from the truth! As the generator of that medical waste, you are liable for the entire life of the waste. That is, until it is properly treated and disposed of, you are financially and legally on the hook if something happens with that waste. This is why medical waste disposal companies matter and why choosing one is so vitally important to your medical facility.  

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Yearly OSHA Requirements for Doctors’ Offices

Yearly OSHA Requirements for Doctors’ Offices

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with enforcing the federal regulations regarding health and safety. Naturally, 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.  

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Can OSHA Fine Doctors’ Offices for Not Being in OSHA Compliance?

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.

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