HIPAA and the letter excusing a return to the workplace

HIPAA return to workplace

With the pandemic drawing to a close in May, many employers are requiring their workers to return to the physical workplace. Patients that are afraid that their medical situation makes that return too risky at this time are requesting a letter from the doctor preventing that return.  If the doctor believes this to be valid, […]

OSHA new enforcement directive effective March 26, 2023

OSHA enforcement

Each year OSHA publishes new Enforcement Directives. These directives set the agenda for inspectors to specifically take a close look at certain problems that are critical to the safety and health of employees. This new directive is explicitly focused on repeat and/or willful violators. The phrase “repeat” means a company has been cited previously for […]

OSHA and Mold

OSHA and mold

While OSHA does not have specific laws that apply to mold in healthcare environments, they do have guidance on what is expected in these settings as does the CDC. A healthcare facility can be cited under the General Duty Clause that states that employers are required to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Mold […]

Our Online Human Resource Courses Have Been Refreshed!

Online Human Resource Courses

TMC is always looking for the latest information to ensure that our clients have the most up-to-date and relevant tips, tricks, and material available for your practice. In light of that, we are excited to reintroduce our online Human Resource courses that are available for you now! Our most popular and relevant online courses have […]

It’s Your Call – March 2023

OSHA violations

What is the current Federal OSHA citation for a serious violation? The maximum penalty is $15,625 per violation for serious, other-than-serious, posting requirements, and failure to abate. The employer must post the OSHA citation(s) immediately near the alleged violation and shall ensure that the citation is not altered, defaced, or concealed. More information can be […]

Total Medical Compliance and EmergeOrtho partner to provide OSHA compliance for North Carolina healthcare practices

EmergeOrtho compliance with TMC

Indian Trail, NC – March 2, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ – Total Medical Compliance (TMC), a leading provider of healthcare compliance solutions, is pleased to announce their partnership with EmergeOrtho. This partnership will provide and enhance EmergeOrtho’s OSHA compliance training to support their healthcare network in federal and state compliance regulations. “We’re excited to bring EmergeOrtho into […]

Updating our Online Compliance Manuals (eManuals)

online compliance manual

We have exciting news about our online compliance manuals (eManual)! Our eManual is moving to a modern, advanced platform at the end of March! The new TMC eManuals will be powered by ComplianceBridge software. We are updating our eManuals to reduce the time you spend on the administration of your eManual. This new software will […]

It’s Your Call – February 2023

OSHA: Are paper copies of OSHA posters required or can offices display them electronically? Yes, paper copies are required. The 1903.2 Standard also states: “Such notice or notices shall be posted by the employer in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. Each employer shall take steps […]

The Importance of Managing Conflict at Work

conflict at work

Almost everyone has a story of conflict at work – conflict is inevitable when running a business and working with others. There are many different types of conflict and causes for it, and understanding the nuance in each can help to manage it. Conflict de-escalation techniques can be used in any situation, whether at work, […]

U.S. Department of Labor announces annual adjustments to OSHA civil penalties for 2023

OSHA civil penalty

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2023. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. Under the Act, […]