OSHA: What kind of fire extinguishers do most offices have?
Most offices and hospitals have multi-purpose dry chemical extinguishers which are classified with the labels A, B, & C. The 3 elements needed to ignite a fire are heat, fuel, and an oxidizing agent. These multi-purpose dry chemical extinguishers will coat the fuel with a thin layer of fire-retardant powder which separates the fuel from the oxygen, thus, breaking the fire triangle. Be sure to review the fire plan with your team annually and with new hires.
HIPAA: Our office has upgraded our computer systems since Microsoft support will be ending for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Are we missing any steps?
If you have replaced devices, be sure to have the old ones cleaned, erased, degaussed and/or destroyed completely. You can check with your IT professional, shred company, or other businesses that offer these services in your area. Don’t forget to request a certificate of destruction from the service provider once all ePHI has been removed.