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OSHA vs EPA; The Jurisdiction of Two Compliance Titans

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/10/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in OSHA, Compliance, EPA

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In the modern workplace, proper cleanliness and sanitation are vital to making sure that disease doesn’t spread. However, in the healthcare world keeping your facility disease free isn’t nearly as easy. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Health Safety Administration regularly update strict guidelines for facility sanitation and the production of sanitation products. These major players are responsible for updating the compliance regulations on businesses and public health in general.

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Health & Safety Rights of Employees in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/24/18 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in OSHA

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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to speak up about them without fear of retaliation. You also have the right to:

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 8)

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/31/17 10:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 7)

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/8/17 11:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 6)

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/20/17 10:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 5)

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/29/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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Are You Prepared If A Blood Spill Occurs?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/23/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Spill Kits, Universal Precaution

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It is a perfectly normal day in the office. Everything seems to be going right. Orders are going out the door on time, there have been no customer complaints in a few weeks and the staff is looking forward to great weather this weekend. 

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Who is at Risk of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/8/17 9:15 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, CDC, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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There are a number of professions that have associated risks of having exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The pathogens that get the most attention in these fields include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and some others.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 4)

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/1/17 9:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

Methods of Control

Work Practices

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Frequently Asked Questions: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (Part 3)

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/15/17 9:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

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 The purpose of this blog post is to provide answers to some of the more commonly asked questions related to the Bloodborne Pathogens standard. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for the standard's requirements. Please refer to the standard for the complete text.

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