Online Training Course

Prod ID: 325
OSHA and Workplace Safety During COVID-19

Workplace safety enforcement will be more aggressive and robust under an OSHA governed by the Biden administration. Employers should take actions now to ensure that their safety and health programs are compliant with rules that are in place and will govern American workplaces.

 

CEUs

1

Length

60 min

Price

$99

Every workplace in the U.S. must abide by guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the governing agency responsible for promoting workplace safety. Healthcare workers have one of the the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. Even before the pandemic, healthcare workers faced a wide range of hazards on the job, including exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemicals, hazardous drugs, and muscular-skeletal disorders.

Linda D'Spain

CMPE, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CMCA-E/M


Linda is President of her medical practice management consulting firm, D'Spain Consulting. She travels the country conducting national seminars, workshops and webinars and consulting with physician practices, hospitals and medical societies on healthcare reimbursement, documentation guidelines, procedural and diagnostic coding, financial management, human resources, medical office management and compliance with fraud and abuse, OSHA, and HIPAA. She has also served as an Independent Review Organization (IRO) for the Office of the Inspector General and consulted for the Texas Medical and Dental Boards.

With more than 30 years of experience in medical practice management, Linda has managed cardiology, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery, physical therapy, orthopedics, pediatric orthopedics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and large multispecialty group practices. She maintained broad responsibilities in business and clinical operations, financial management, governance and organizational dynamics, human resource management, marketing, customer service, compliance, information system management, mergers and acquisitions and risk management.

Linda has attained all five PMI certifications. She also has a degree in Business Administration and is a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a member of the San Antonio Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA) and has served as an advisory board member with PMI.

Participants will learn about the impact of legislation implemented by the Biden administration, and the continuing impact of COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare worker safety as well as the employer's compliance with OSHA regulations and standards. Gain guidance from an experienced Compliance Officer and Practice Management expert on how to maintain safe workplace standards for employees and patients that protect all from the spread of COVID-19 and other workplace hazards.

 

Workplace safety enforcement will be more aggressive and robust under an OSHA governed by the Biden administration. You must continue to provide safe workplaces for your employees and invest resources into identifying and eliminating workplace safety hazards at your worksite, in anticipation of greater enforcement efforts from OSHA. During these extremely challenging times with the pandemic, it remains critical to stay informed of the rules and access available resources to create a culture of compliance and safety in your practice.

Linda will explain the new Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), and OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Understand employer responsibilities regarding training and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment. Receive an update on OSHA penalty amounts. Understand risk areas, violations, citations and penalties for non-compliance.

Highlights:

  • Pandemic Preparedness and response
  • Hazard recognition
  • Recordkeeping requirements for COVID-19
  • Limits of enforcement discretion
  • Respiratory protection

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of previously recorded instruction and the downloadable PowerPoint handout for 6 months.

Comments from past participants:

“This program is very relevant given the current climate with COVID-19.”

 

“It is very helpful and eye opening information in regards to keeping our staff and patients safe.”

 

“Information provided was really good. Great resources mentioned!” 

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