Preparation is the Best Medicine: Getting Ready for OSHA's New Strict, Expanded Enforcement against the Healthcare Industry

Duration: 90 Minutes
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new and stricter enforcement policy for the healthcare industry. The new federal enforcement policy, OSHA's recent new Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Healthcare Settings, which identifies five major hazard areas that OSHA inspectors will now examine as part of every visit & Inspection to a hospital, nursing home and residential care facility. So, is your facility ready for OSHA's close exam?
OSHA Compliance
Instructor: Sheldon Primus
Product ID: 501200
If you would like to minimize the risk of citations and penalties, you need to know what areas are on OSHA's target list, including the five new "focus hazards" and other areas, such as exposure to multidrug-resistant organisms and hazardous drugs and chemicals. The session will explain how to fix vulnerabilities and implement training that can mitigate potential inspection risks.

Objectives of the Presentation
The session will give a clear understanding of OSHA's new focus hazards. In the end of the session, you will be able to explore how compliance, training and troubleshooting should address the hazards OSHA will be targeting. You'll also explore the practical implications of evaluating exposure to MRSA and other multidrug-resistant organisms, hazardous drugs, and hazardous chemicals.

Why Should you Attend
The webinar will also explain what exactly OSHA's June 25 memo means for inpatient healthcare facilities. You'll learn which facilities are most likely to be targeted for inspections. You'll also learn how to use proactive self-evaluation and to be prepared for a potential inspection, as well as what to do before and during an inspection that reduce the risks of enforcement action.

The learning in this webinar will alert you to the hazards OSHA inspectors will be targeting and the self-evaluation strategy will help you start mitigating any new risks at your facility immediately

. Areas Covered
The webinar will help you to learn the smartest ways to address new OSHA enforcement challenges before inspectors arrive at your facility, including:
  • What's driving OSHA's increased enforcement
  • How the new guidance dramatically set the scope of potential OSHA inspections
  • Which facilities are most likely to be inspected and what to anticipate during OSHA inspections
  • How to mitigate & minimize risk by knowing which hazards OSHA inspectors will target
  • How to use a proactive self-evaluation strategy to identify areas of vulnerability & conduct workforce training in your facility
  • Strategies for addressing OSHA's enforcement policies on the 5 focus hazards
  • What steps you should take to prepare for a possible OSHA inspection, including understanding employees & managers rights during and after an inspection
Who can Benefit
  • Infection Prevention Directors
  • Safety and Security Staff
  • Administrators
  • Safety Directors
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Facility Managers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Safety Officers
  • OSHA Attorneys
  • Facility Executives
  • Risk Managers & Compliance Officers
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Instructor Profile:
Sheldon Primus is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Environmental Policy. He has been in the environmental and occupational safety field since 1994. Additionally, he is a trainer for the Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) and Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) programs of the Alliance Safety Council-Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the author of "7 Steps to Starting A Profitable Safety Consulting Business".

Sheldon is also an authorized OSHA General Industry and Construction trainer for the 10 and 30-hour Outreach program. He was an adjunct instructor at Florida State College at Jacksonville OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) for teaching all of the OSHA numbered General Industry and Construction courses. He served as part of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF) Water Sector Safety Committee and the US Department of Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) taskforce on All Hazards Communication training for the Water and Wastewater Sector. Sheldon was also the President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) for the 2017-2018 term. Additionally, he has spoken on safety and health topics for a variety of organizations. Sheldon is a construction and general industry Subject Matter Expert (SME) course developer and course reviewer for various organizations.
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