Physician Practice

A month-by-month training guide for 2019

Medical Environment Update, January 1, 2019

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It’s the New Year, and like us all, you probably want to start fresh and improve your staff training. It’s a good goal to have—one of the best (not to mention cheapest and easiest) ways to improve safety in your facility is to make sure your employees are trained regularly and thoroughly.

Don’t worry about reinventing the wheel when it comes to your planning—OSHA offers many free resources on its website designed to promote a safer workplace. After all, that’s why the federal agency exists. They want you to make your workplace safer because it saves money: fewer taxpayer dollars spent on inspections, and fewer dollars out of your pocket as a result of fines for safety violations.

Now’s a good time to enjoy the relative quiet of the new year and start planning a free and effective employee training program for 2019. Let OSHA’s resources take care of the costs for you.

January

This is the time to do an assessment of your program, because like any well-laid plan, you need to know where you are before you’ll know where to go. First, stop and figure out what training your facility already does. Do you hold regular training meetings? Sometimes all it takes is a quick 30-minute morning meeting once a month with bagels and coffee to hold a discussion (your choice of topic) with your staff...

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