Is your physician practice prepared for a surprise OSHA audit?

 

Of the OSHA inspections held last month, 75% were physician practice settings. While Region 4 did represent 43% of those audits, none were from the 4 targeted states in that Region! 25% of those surveyed were actually from Region 9 (CA, WY, AZ, HI). Physician practices, urgent care centers and ASC's should beware. Have you had OSHA training in the last 12 months? Have you reviewed your procedures with a compliance checklist? Have you prepared a policy for theft / violence in the workplace as required by OSHA and have you trained your staff on this policy?

Like HIPAA, almost all practices "think" they are in compliance when in fact they are not. This is not an issue you should ignore.


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