Sep 10

Is your physician practice really in OSHA compliance?

Most recently available are annual statistics of OSHA medical facilities (non-hospital) which show a rate of 471 citations equaling $359,761.00 in fines. Could this happen to you? Is your physician practice really OSHA compliant?

Here are the most frequently cited OSHA failures:

• Failure to train staff annually (this has to be documented)

• An outdated or non-existent exposure plan (Do you have a written OSHA manual and is it up to date?)

• Failure to include job classifications

Most practice say they are in compliance when in fact they are not. There are numerous nuances to OSHA compliance and many can be overlooked. Remember that OSHA compliance has two components: Bloodborne Pathogen and Worker Safety.

About Reed Tinsley, CPA

As a top advisor to physicians, I help increase practice profits by delivering hands-on, expert medical accounting/tax support, practice counsel, and revenue-building strategies. Read more →