All medical practices must be committed to providing a safe workplace for their employees by complying with the workplace standards, rules, regulations and guidance established by the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that apply to medical practices. The OSHA Medical Practice Compliance Toolkit sets forth the policies and procedures that help to ensure a safe workplace by:
- Reducing or eliminating hazards in the practice
- Warning employees of any existing hazards
- Providing training to employees on how to protect against hazards
- Ensuring the use of safe tools and equipment in the practice
The policies and procedures included in the toolkit are intended to:
- Identify the employees who are responsible for the OSHA standards that apply to their workplace
- Ensure the dissemination of information and training regarding workplace hazards that might arise within the practice
- Inform employees of the rights and protections entitled under OSHA
The policies and procedures in this manual cover broad categories of workplace safety as applicable to medical practices, for which OSHA has promulgated formal standards of compliance for hazard communication, blood-borne pathogens, workplace violence, ergonomics and general workplace safety.
It is the duty of the practice's stakeholders to make sure the final OSHA Medical Practice Compliance manual has been fully customized for the practice.
You acknowledge that additional customization and legal review is necessary to ensure an OSHA-compliant manual.
25 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have their own OSHA-approved state plans; these are showing in blue on the map. If you are located in a blue state, make sure you know your state's standards, which could be more stringent than OSHA's standards.
You acknowledge that state law regarding OSHA laws is outside the scope of this manual.
After your practice's OSHA Medical Practice Compliance Toolkitmanual has been created, your legal counsel should review it. Government compliance regulations change over time, and regulations may differ from state to state. A legal review is critical before production and distribution.
This manual template is current as of 2019. Changes in laws, rules, and regulations may require periodic updates to this manual. In addition, changes to your Practice might warrant updates to your OSHA policies and procedures and staff training. An example: moving your Practice to a new location would necessitate updates to reflect those changes in address, exit routes, etc. Also, keep in mind that OSHA regulations mandate that all staff members receive OSHA training annually.
COPYRIGHT LICENSE AGREEMENT
Copyright ©2021 Physicians' Ally, Inc.
All rights reserved. This product is copyrighted by Physicians' Ally, Inc.. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.