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The OSHA standards you didn't know you needed to follow

Medical Environment Update, September 1, 2019

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By John Palmer

We don’t have to tell you that your entire day—next to keeping your patients taken care of—is spent trying to make sure that OSHA doesn’t find violations and levy costly citations during its next inspection of your clinic.

There are many standards that OSHA requires you to adhere to, and it’s not always easy to find a comprehensive list of the most important ones.

We’ve devised a list of some of the biggest OSHA standards and guidelines that could affect the safety of your employees and patients—including a few you may have overlooked—and provided a few tips that may help you look better the next time OSHA comes knocking.

The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (BBP)

This is one of those longtime standards; you know you have to adhere to it, but it’s also easy to become complacent.

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