Category: OSHA

Utility Gloves: Boring Equipment that Can Save Your Life!

Each year there are approximately 384,000 sharps related injuries to health care workers. That amounts to about 1,000 injuries per day at an average cost of about $3042 per victim. $1 Billion is spent annually on lab fees, testing, counseling, and post exposure follow ups from sharps related injuries. That doesn’t include the emotional fallout [..]

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Time to Update your Employee Posters

Sometimes government agencies update requirements pertaining to labor law posters. In July 2016, the feds made a couple changes that necessitate an update of your OSHA posters.This is the first change we’ve seen in nearly 3 years to the federal poster. As a result, it is time to update your posters. If you need a reputable [..]

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Verbally Abuse Your Staff and You Could Be Sued by OSHA for Workplace Violence

In February 2013 OSHA posted a news release concerning a Florida small business and the business owner (Duane Thomas Marine Construction, LLC and Mr. Duane Thomas) for firing his employee after the employee expressed to him concerns that his behavior was threatening. Immediately following the termination the employee filed a complaint with OSHA, who investigated [..]

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Will Turning A Blind Eye Land You On Government Radar?

Recently, we gave you a heads' up about the "new and improved" checklist being rolled out for Dental Board (TSBDE) investigators in Texas. If you missed it, now is a great opportunity to give the checklist a look and see how your practice stacks up. And, this provides you a great opportunity to evaluate the state of affairs [..]

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Dental Board Inspectors Are Taking Names & Kicking Tail…Is Yours Covered?

The SBDE has a new checklist spurred by the Tulsa Oral Surgeon embarrassment and a number of infection control issues in Texas and across the country. While the State’s checklist is not as detailed as our audit checklists the state’s checklist is still very relevant to you and your practice. You may say, "I’m running [..]

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