You’re aware of OSHA training and safety requirements, but what is OSHA?
The modern workplace is protected by a multitude of regulatory entities to ensure that all employees and staff can perform their duties in a safe, healthful environment. The most notable regulatory agency is known as The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which was established in 1971 by the passage of the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act. The primary goal of OSHA has been to ensure protection against hazardous working conditions for workers, and to put in place systems of regulation, oversight, and accountability.
The simple purpose of OSHA is to require “every employer covered under the Act furnish to his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees” (29 CFR 1903.1).
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OSHA Training and certification programs
Here is where Physician’s Resource, an OSHA training and compliance consulting service, will play a pivotal role for your business. As OSHA requirements continually evolve, Physician’s Resource specializes in guiding your office through these changes. Advanced technology and the potential of workplace safety hazards are a part of the dynamic nature in the industry environments of the medical, dental and veterinary practices.
The management of businesses such as medical practices takes a team of dedicated staff and administrators to effectively handle all that is involved in those day to day operations. This is why many physicians and business owners have turned to maintaining their good standing compliance through an OSHA training service such as Physician’s Resource. We streamline, organize and update their OSHA compliance requirements.
If your business is subject to OSHA requirements, it is essential to attain and maintain that safe individual workplace environment unique to your facility. Working with a Physician’s Resource OSHA safety trainer, an expert regarding current OSHA regulation, your office is prepared. Safety concerns are addressed and rectified. Should an OSHA inspection be initiated, be confident that potential red flags have been corrected beforehand. Staying knowledgeable and up to date with OSHA requirements is indeed a full time job and Physician’s Resource is truly here to help.
How does an OSHA training consultant keep us compliant?
As OSHA training and compliance experts, Physician’s Resource stays on top of any and everything a practice or business is required to do in order to achieve and maintain full OSHA compliance. Physician’s Resource OSHA Training Consultants take their knowledge and experience to your individual workplace environment. Then, we create a complete set of safety specifications uniquely yours. Physician’s Resource brings your facility up to the levels required by OSHA and then assists you in maintaining that dynamic level of safety standards. Our OSHA Training Consultants provide all the necessary tools and guidance to continually be OSHA compliant.
Keeping you continually compliant includes annual staff training at your location. The Physician’s Resource Trainer also does a thorough walk through of your facility during the annual office training. We work with your staff identifying and correcting all potentially serious workplace hazards. Physician’s Resource clients achieve a safe working environment by learning to recognize and remedy before a problem arises. That’s a philosophy resulting in healthy surroundings and successful OSHA inspections!
What are OSHA SDS (Previously MSDS) requirements for my facility?
SDS (Safety Data Sheets) previously known as MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), are documents relating to any material, chemical, or other hazards specific to a unique workplace environment. For example, a Veterinary care facility will have its own set of chemical and biological considerations such as anesthetics, antibiotics, and toxic gases or gaseous by-products.
Each of these unique hazards must be identified and compiled in a SDS (Safety Data Sheet) which includes procedures and information such as:
Procedures for exposure treatment
Specifications for handling and storage
Accidental release measures
Personal protection (PPE) requirements
Fire control methods (if applicable)
Any other applicable points of information.
SDS Manuals are an essentialpiece to OSHA compliance. Physician’s Resource compiles and creates SDS tailored for your workplace.
All of this information must be compiled and stored on-site and be accessible by the facilities staff. In addition to identifying these hazards and assisting in the creation of SDS documents, Physician’s Resource will aid in the organization of OSHA safety programs and training that can be carried out on an ongoing basis to ensure the entire staff is both aware of any applicable hazards, as well as be a part of a united prevention effort company wide.
For more information about what’s required in your SDS documents, refer to OSHA.gov’s quick reference sheet or contact one of our experienced compliance experts to get information specific to your organization.
What our OSHA training and compliance program entails:
Initial consultation thoroughly examines the needs of your facility as it applies to employee safety and OSHA requirements
On-Call advice and support from your local Physician’s Resource compliance specialist
Annual comprehensive and on-site staff training
Physician’s Resource works with many practices for their OSHA compliance needs including Medical, Optical, Veterinary, Dental and more.
You’re never on your own with your OSHA compliance
Physician’s Resource prides itself on ensuring that our clients always have an open line of communication to their OSHA training specialist and consultants by phone, email, fax or text. OSHA compliance questions, workplace safety concerns, training scheduling or providing up to date OSHA documentation are all available when you need them. Physician’s Resource clients have the peace of mind knowing that their facility and OSHA compliance requirements are backed up by a commitment to ongoing and professional support that has been around since 1992.
How do I make sure I’m OSHA compliant at my facility?
Physician’s Resource offers a FREE, no further obligation, on-site assessment of your facility. This orientation is helpful in identifying potential or previously unknown safety hazards. The on-site assessment aids in verifying your organization has the proper OSHA safety procedures and documentation in place, ensuring employee safety and OSHA compliance. There is no commitment or contracts involved in this initial Physician’s Resource OSHA consultation, so give us a call and speak with a compliance specialists about your business today!
Can Physician’s Resource help develop and maintain OSHA safety programs?
Yes! Ongoing OSHA safety training with your staff is vital to providing a healthy and safe workplace 365 days a year. Physician’s Resource works with the staff at your facility to develop the most current health and safety programs that are effective, simple to manage, and work to ensure all staff and management are involved in the common goal of keeping the workplace safe for everyone.
We have found that by educating the entire team on the potential for safety hazards in their unique work environment, the outcomes are overwhelmingly beneficial. Through safety awareness and providing the resources through OSHA safety training programs, Physician’s Resource assists you in maintaining OSHA compliance.
Call Physician’s Resource at 1-800-615-1729 to speak with our compliance team, or use the form on this page to have a member of our staff contact you! We look forward to starting the conversation and finding out how we can help with your facility’s OSHA consulting, or OSHA training requirements.
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Do OSHA requirements apply to my practice or facility?
The simple answer: Yes! OSHA safety requirements are put in place to protect all workers and staff across many industries and workplace types. Whether you have 2, or 2,000 employees, you are protected by OSHA but also have many requirements and obligations to OSHA. Physician’s Resource has experience working with many practices and organizations large and small. We’ll work with you to develop an OSHA compliance and training plan to fit your needs.
What happens if OSHA violations are found at our facility?
Physician’s Resource consultation services provide many benefits such as assisting in recognizing workplace safety concerns, providing advice for immediate corrective action, and providing safety documents for your facility. Our goal is to be your partner in making sure if an OSHA inspection occurs, your facility has executed it’s OSHA responsibilities correctly and earns full OSHA compliance.