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Category Archive: OSHA

Dec 17 2018

Tropical Storm Michael Safety Protocol

By Julia Vann
In the wake of the recent tropical storm Michael, OSHA is once again urging vigilance from both residents and cleanup crews living in the affected areas. Following a giant storm like that, it would feel like …

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Sep 18 2018

Safe Patient Handling

 

Author: Ernesto Fierro
Occupational injuries remain one of the most crucial aspects in the healthcare field . For example, in the United States, an average of 6.4 work related injuries per 100 employees was reported in 2013. Moreover, …

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Sep 13 2018

Safety After Tropical Storm Gordon

By Julia Vann
With the recent Tropical Storm Gordon, the U.S. Department of Labor has urged the states affected to be extra mindful about safety protocol. In the aftermath of a storm, you would think that the worst would …

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Aug 07 2018

Opioids & ED Risk Mitigation

No one wants to wait in the emergency room, but lately it’s become more dangerous for medical professionals. One article by Politico Magazine highlights opioids, gang violence, rising healthcare costs, as well as mental illness as issues that have …

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Jul 17 2018

Healthcare Workplace Violence

 Preventable Healthcare Workplace Violence

Written by David Johnson
It’s astonishing to see the prevalence of violence in healthcare settings. In a publication, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) interpreted Bureau of Labor Statistics data to indicate that healthcare professionals …

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Jun 14 2018

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 6

This Is How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 6
Written by Alexa Treubert
(Referencing  Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide from HCCA-OIG)
 
If you have been keeping up with the previous blogs, by now you should be …

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May 23 2018

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 4

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 4
Written by Alexa Treubert
(Referencing  Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide from HCCA-OIG)
 
Last week, we covered how and why it is crucial to screen all of your employees, physicians, …

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May 06 2018

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 3

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 3
Written by Alexa Treubert
(Referencing  Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide from HCCA-OIG)

Last week, we covered how to administer your compliance plan, and gave a few tips and tricks …

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Apr 24 2018

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 2

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 2
Written by Alexa Treubert
(Referencing  Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide from HCCA-OIG)

 
After reading last weeks blog, I am sure that there are still many questions you have …

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Mar 02 2018

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan

How to Create an Effective Compliance Plan: Element 1
Written by Cassie Klenke
(Referencing Measuring Compliance Program Effectiveness: A Resource Guide from HCCA-OIG)

Creating a compliance plan can be overwhelming! When thinking of all of the different moving parts …

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