Preventing Workplace Violence: A Road Map for Healthcare Facilities

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Preparedness is the first step in preventing violence at work. OSHA outlines five core building blocks which when implemented should reduce the chance of a violent event. Check out this great white paper on Preventing Workplace Violence: A Road Map for Helathcare Get Your Free Copy of Preventing Workplace Violence: A Road Map for Healthcare Facilities

Who Should be your OSHA and HIPAA Officer?

TMC Respiratory Protection Plan

Let’s be honest here; most Compliance Officers are chosen because they are the ones on the staff with the most time, and that’s usually the newest people.  While this idea seems logical it can cause a lot of problems in the long run.  There are drawbacks in choosing a new employee or a low-level worker […]

COVID-19: What Now?

COVID -19 Plus Influenza: The Perfect Storm

Numbers of new cases of COVID-19 infections are at the lowest they have been in months. In fact, many states, as well as counties, are easing restrictions such as mask mandates indoors. These decisions are based on new tools created by the CDC to reduce risk of exposure and possibly infection and to reduce the […]

OSHA

OSHA CITATION PENALTIES A lot of our clients ask us what the OSHA penalty is for a particular violation. OSHA citations and the accompanying penalties do not work that way. There is no schedule that says an overfilled sharps container is $900 or failure to provide appropriate protective equipment is $2500. OSHA citations are based […]

TMC 25th Anniversary Spill Kit Winner

TMC Spill Kit Winner

Meet our 25th Anniversary Spill Kit Winner for November 2021! Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our testimony form and enter to win our free TMC Spill Kit. We always appreciate our customers and want to hear what you have to say. This month’s winner was Shellia J. from Crystal […]

OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Two laws were enacted last week that affect healthcare facilities of which you should be aware. Both revolve around COVID-19 vaccination of employees. One is the new OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard and the other is the Centers for Medicare + Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final […]

Tennessee adopted Occupational Safety and Health Standards Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Rule

TMC is providing this information for healthcare workers in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee has adopted Chapter 0800-01-12 Occupational Safety and Health Standards Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Rule. Many outpatient medical + dental practices, will be exempt from the requirements of this rule. Non-hospital-based ambulatory care settings will be able to claim the exemption by demonstrating […]

COVID Exposure or Infection? Next Steps

COVID-19 ETS

Determining the next steps when a worker has symptoms or has been exposed to COVD-19 can be tricky. First let’s review the definition of exposure: Being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. An individual can spread the infection for 48 hours […]

OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS): Are You Exempt?

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In January of 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order which directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19. As a result of that order, Federal OSHA issued the OSHA COVID-19 ETS on June 21, 2021. The OSHA COVID-19 ETS applies to employers […]

OSHA JOINS WITH THE FDA TO ISSUE AN ALERT ON HAIOU SAFETY NEEDLES

Safety Syringe Needle Cover

The FDA is issuing an alert on Haiou safety needles as well as recommending healthcare providers stop using certain syringes and needles with needle safety devices manufactured by Guangdong Haiou Medical Apparatus Co., LTD. The FDA received information about quality issues, including certain Haiou needles detaching from the syringe and needle safety device failures. 1ml […]