February 4th, 2016
Written by Anne Carrie
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are nearly 385,000 sharps-related injuries that occur annually in the US healthcare industry, which is an average of 1,000 per day. A sharps injury is penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or another sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or body fluids.
January 29th, 2016
The importance of the proper sterilization of dental instruments, supplies, and equipment used in patient care is a critical aspect of health-care delivery that directly impacts patient safety. Health-care-associated infections (HAIs) impose a significant economic impact on the US health-care system as a leading cause of mortality and morbidity, with annual medical costs from $35.7 billion to $45 billion.
February 17th, 2012
Last week’s blog outlined what to expect when OSHA visits, from the knock on the door to the initial meetings, and ending with the documentation you will need to provide. This week’s blog continues with the onsite visit.
After having gathered the requested documentation, the inspector will tour your worksite to...
June 29th, 2011
OSHA is about to overhaul several outdated regulations and align some of its standards with those administered by other agencies. The rule, which will soon be published in the Federal Register, is expected to save employers $43 million and significantly reduce time spent processing paperwork by 1.85 million hours annually....