Regulatory Compliance: Practical Tips to Comply with OSHA, HIPAA, HHS, and Other Health & Safety Regulations
Workplace injuries come at a high cost. Besides causing physical injuries, they hurt employee morale, may increase your insurance premiums, and could trigger OSHA inspections. At Sharps Compliance, we understand how critical it is for healthcare facilities to make workplace safety a priority. Quite literally, peoples’ lives could be at stake.
Many small to medium-size workplaces struggle with compliance. Regulations often seem opaque and complex. They change frequently, so it’s hard to know if you have the most recent guidelines. And the required employee training and certification? Who has the time and knowledge to handle that in a small, busy office?
Our collection of regulatory compliance articles can help. We offer tips to keep employees safer in the workplace and may help your company avoid fines. Here are some examples:
The HIPAA privacy rule requires health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, healthcare providers, and other covered entities to apply appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI). Even something as common as a prescription medication container can contain PHI. Healthcare facilities, including long-term care facilities, must all dispose of medication containers in a HIPAA-compliant manner
Employee training on HIPAA compliance is one of the six essential services a regulated medical waste provider should provide to help their customers comply with HHS HIPAA regulations.
OSHA, HIPAA, and Other Compliance Training Modules
When employees need training, ComplianceTrac is ready for them. The online training modules are available 24/7 and ready when you are. The in-depth training videos allow employees to train in typically less than an hour and receive instant certification. OSHA training module topics include sharps safety, hand hygiene, ergonomics, fire safety in the workplace, and more.
Everyone is tense when they’re being “inspected” for anything, but – if you’re prepared – an OSHA safety audit doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. ComplianceTrac’s online safety audit tool helps you identify and correct deficiencies before they cause an injury. Use the system’s OSHA audit modules to test your facility’s compliance with bloodborne pathogens, regulated medical waste, and more.
Review the articles below to learn more about how ComplianceTrac can help you keep track of regulatory changes, build safety plans and prepare for safety audits, meet safety data sheet compliance requirements, and more.