OSHA Archives

  • 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…

  • All employers are required to have a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) available in the workplace where it can be accessed easily by an employee for any hazardous chemical employees can potentially be exposed to, due to a spill, leak or other accident. A hazardous chemical is defined as any chemical which is classified as aRead more…

  • It’s a busy world out there and it can be tough to keep up on all the news. Here are three compliance-related news stories to keep you “in the know.” Alexa is getting a HIPAA upgrade Alexa the voice-controlled digital assistant from Amazon, is commonly used for home automation, entertainment streaming, and various administrative functions,Read more…

  • In any OSHA inspection, the inspector will always check out your basic safety on electrical hazards. There are three reasons why OSHA will always pay attention to electrical safety during inspections AND why any electrical citations will always be considered a serious violation and carry a fine. Electrical shock can be fatal. According to OSHA,Read more…