OSHA Archives

  • There are many processes that must be followed in order to stop the spread of infection and prevent a susceptible individual from becoming ill. The individual could be the patient or the worker. This year is particularly challenging as we face the beginning of the influenza season while dealing with the COVID 19 pandemic. InRead more…

  •   TMC is pleased to provide an updated, more robust Pandemic Preparedness Plan. The updated plans include a very thorough Hazard Assessment Certificate, worker and visitor screening logs, and a tracking document for the ordering of respirators and other PPE and fit testing supplies. These PDF fillable plans, specific to medical and dental are complimentaryRead more…

  • March of 2020 marked the beginning of a new era in public health. Healthcare workers and compliance experts in infection prevention and control have been busy keeping up with everything there is to learn about the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the corresponding changes needed to provide safe health care such as proper respiratory protection. WearingRead more…

  • All potentially exposed healthcare workers are required to have training in bloodborne pathogens “at the time of initial assignment to tasks where occupational exposure may take place” and “at least annually thereafter.” Unlike other types of training, OSHA has not released any new guidance on this issue. This means the rules are still in effect.Read more…

  • As practices are turning the corner and looking to the future, there may be many questions that need answers prior to ramping up the business. TMC presented a Back to Work webinar that provides a review of the most recent guidance on the protection of workers and patients as healthcare strives to return to someRead more…

  • TMC Back to Work Webinar goes over OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces going back to work for COVID-19. Karen Gregory goes over PPE, masks, NIOSH approved respirators and discusses respirators developed in China. Respiratory protection is an important part of going back to work in the dental and medical field. Karen goes over some examplesRead more…

  • As practices are turning the corner and looking to the future, there may be many questions that need answers prior to ramping up the business. This webinar will provide a review of the most recent guidance on the protection of workers and patients as healthcare strives to return to some sort of normalcy. Included withRead more…

  • Good tidings to you from all of us at TMC and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)! We don’t want to curb your enthusiasm for the holidays, but the CPSC states that from 2014 to 2016, there were about 100 Christmas tree fires and about 1,100 candle fires that resulted in 10 deaths, 150Read more…