OSHA Compliance Resources
The CDC’s Sharps Safety for Healthcare site has very good information, tools and training to help healthcare practices and employees take action to prevent sharps injuries. Certainly if you are having frequent sharps injuries at your practice you will want to utilize these tools.
The site has:
- Posters you can print and display as a constant reminder for employees to be alert.
- PowerPoint slide presentations for training and program development. TMC recommends having all employees view the Slide Group III on Work Practices. Slide Group II is a good one for Safety Officers and Office Managers. All are very short but deliver important information.
- Work books if you want to design a program.
If you generate less than 50 pounds of infectious waste per month, you may be considered a small quantity
generator. The regulations require you to notify DHEC within 30 days if you exceed the 50 pounds in a
single month. DHEC will periodically request manifests or other documentation to confirm your small generator status. To retain your classification as a small quantity generator you must be prepared to prove that you consistently generate less than the allowed 50 pounds per month.
OSHA requires posting of the hard copy of this regulation even though state radiation regulations and inspectors may not.
This is a list of required OSHA posters for each state.