Disaster Planning, Environmental Safety, and OSHA Compliance: A Toolkit for the Senior Living Community

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Available December 2017

Disaster Planning, Environmental Safety, and OSHA Compliance: A Toolkit for the Senior Living Community

Karen T. Stratoti, RN, BSN, LNHA, CALA

Available December 2017

Senior living facilities are largely governed by individual state regulations, and many states do not mandate quality assurance and compliance checks. As a result, these organizations are left with few resources and limited funds to ensure quality; they also lack the monitoring necessary to measure and improve OSHA compliance, as well as ensure the effectiveness of their disaster preparedness and environmental safety programs.

Disaster Planning, Environmental Safety, and OSHA Compliance: A Toolkit for the Senior Living Community is a cost-effective, all-inclusive guide to improve safety and satisfaction in your senior living facility across the board, from establishing fall prevention programs to making sure you’re prepared for even the worst-case scenarios.

Through case studies, regulation breakdowns, and downloadable tools—such as checklists, staff training activities, sample policies and procedures, and dozens of in-services—this resource, written and reviewed by industry experts, will help you increase quality assurance, boost customer satisfaction, and keep your residents and employees safe.

Includes the latest information, all tailored to the senior living community, such as:

  • Bloodborne pathogen education
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Infection control
  • Standard universal precautions
  • Proper housekeeping standards
  • How to achieve OSHA compliance
  • Disaster planning guidance


About the Author:

Karen T. Stratoti, RN, BSN, LNHA, CALA, is CEO of Excellence in Caring, a consulting and management firm in New Jersey serving long-term care, assisted living, continuing care retirement, and adult medical day care communities on the east coast. She has 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry, including as a registered nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her focused expertise is on long-term care, assisted living/comprehensive personal care homes, and adult medical day care centers’ federal and state regulations.

Stratoti holds several national and supervisory healthcare certificates, including MDS 3.0 certification from AHCA and New Jersey Certification in Assisted Living Administration, as well as numerous professional affiliations. She authored Excellence in Caring: An Assisted Living Guide to Community Development and Hope in 2003 and has conducted numerous public presentations and in-services.


Page count: 300
Dimensions: 8.5” X 11”
ISBN: 978-1-68308-651-2

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section 1: OSHA

Chapter 1: Creating an OSHA Compliance Program
Chapter 2: OSHA Safety Employee Training 
Chapter 3: Ergonomics, and Lifting Techniques, and Falls Prevention 
Chapter 4: Quality Assurance: Audit Tools for Safety and Compliance

Section 2: Environmental Safety

Chapter 5: Controlling Transmission of Infectious Disease
Chapter 6: Staff Training for Infection Control
Chapter 7: Housekeeping
Chapter 8: Medical Waste Disposal

Section 3: Disaster Planning

Chapter 9: Creating a Disaster Preparedness Program
Chapter 10: Preparing for a Natural Disaster
Chapter 11: Preparing for a Bomb Threat, Chemical or Pandemic Disaster
Chapter 12: Active Shooter Event and Other Workplace Violence
Chapter 13: Recovering From a Disaster