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• An outdated or non-existent exposure plan (Do you have a written OSHA manual and is it up to date?)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