Physician Practice

Put OSHA's training tools to work

Medical Environment Update, October 1, 2018

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Medical Environment Update.

Your key to a perfect safety training program is as close as a website customized for the hazards your clinic faces

By now, it’s been drilled into you that training is a necessary part of your job, both because it makes the workplace safer and because OSHA requires it. If you’ve ever been dinged by an OSHA inspector during a surprise visit, chances are you’ve upped your training game and haven’t missed a session since.

If you’re looking to improve training but aren’t really sure where to start, the good news is that it’s not that hard. For all the criticisms against OSHA, the fact is that the agency is here to help you and your employees have a safer workplace. You should take advantage of that, because there is a treasure trove of information on OSHA’s website (OSHA.gov) that can help you train your employees on safety issues ranging from wildfires to workplace violence. We’ve put together a list of things you should train staff on regularly, along with OSHA-provided resources to help you get started.

This is an excerpt from a member only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe to Medical Environment Update.

Most Popular