It’s Your Call December 2021

OSHA: What is the frequency for fit testing per OSHA?

The OSHA regulations state the following:


The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter. 


The employer shall conduct an additional fit test whenever the employee reports, or the employer, PLHCP, supervisor, or program administrator makes visual observations of, changes in the employee’s physical condition that could affect respirator fit. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, facial scarring, dental changes, cosmetic surgery, or an obvious change in body weight.

HIPAA:  True or False?

Q: If your practice uses a payment app for payment processing or transaction-only purposes, a BAA is not required.

A: True. However, it is very important to monitor how the app is used or restrict its use to be sure no additional features are added to your practice’s account that will require a BAA.