OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities, Second Edition - eBook

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OSHA Training Handbook for Healthcare Facilities, Second Edition 

Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHSP, CHFM, HEM, MEP, CHEP

Save time trying to interpret vague OSHA standards and discover specific methods to train staff, identify hazards, and document accurately, enabling you to become a highly effective safety professional.

This book addresses the core concepts of OSHA training and education compliance specifically for the healthcare profession and can be used in a wide range of settings, from physician practices to large multihospital systems.

Perfect for anyone charged with creating and managing an OSHA program, this essential resource provides all the tools and information you need for success.

This book will help you:

  • Implement a compliant safety program using proven successful case studies and action-oriented strategies as your guide
  • Comply with OSHA regulations while also meeting relevant requirements from CDC, EPA, and FDA
  • Save time researching training methods and documentation with customizable, downloadable sample forms and tools
  • Keep employees safe and avoid costly fines
  • Execute your OSHA plan with help from "Top 10 Action Items" lists at the end of every chapter
  • Navigate the complex crossover of OSHA regulations with other organizations, such as CDC, EPA, and FDA


Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Roles and Responsibilities
    • Congratulations! You’re the Safety Officer
    • Key Elements of a Facility Safety Program
    • The Safety Committee and Establishing a Culture of Safety
    • Resources
    • Top 10 Safety Officer Actions
    • References
  • Chapter 2: Creating an Integrated Compliance Program
    • Identifying Hazards in the Workplace Through Risk Assessments
    • The General Duty Clause
      • Workplace Violence
      • Ergonomics and Safe Patient Handling
      • TB and Other Infectious Diseases
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Hazard Communication Standard With Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Updates
      • Safety Data Sheets
      • Pictograms
      • Labeling
    • Chemical Hygiene Standard for Laboratories
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Emergency Action Plans
      • Fire
      • Bomb Threats
      • Evacuation
    • Electrical Requirements
    • Recordkeeping Exemptions
    • Top 10 Compliance Action Items
    • References
  • Chapter 3: Employee Training
    • Training Basics
    • Unique Training Required by Specific Standards
    • Physicians, Per Diem, and Temporary Employees
    • Training Strategies
    • Top 10 Action Items for Training Employees
  • Chapter 4: Inspections, Violations, and Fines
    • The Knock on the Door
    • During the Inspection
    • Notice of Violation
    • Responding to and Abating Violations
    • Challenging or Mitigating Proposed Fines
    • Top 10 Inspection Action Items
  • Chapter 5: Beyond OSHA Patient Safety
    • Waste: Where OSHA Ends and State/Federal Regulations Begin
    • Accreditation and Insurance Audits
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Top 10 Items for Additional Safety and Regulation Compliance
  • Appendix A: Common and Expensive OSHA Citations
  • Appendix B: Checklists
  • Appendix C: Sample Training Activities and Record Retention
  • Appendix D: Frequently Asked Questions


About the Author:

Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHSP, CHFM, HEM, MEP, CHEP, is an independent safety consultant with more than 38 years of healthcare experience.  She has provided education, emergency management and safety plan review, life safety, and infection prevention facility surveys for healthcare and businesses in Wisconsin and across the nation since 2005. 

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