COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVES

How Much Time Does OSHA Have to Cite Labs for Recordkeeping Violations?

  GROUND RULE OSHA Recordkeeping Regulations (Section 1904.33) require labs and other employers to retain accurate illness and injury records) for 5 years. OSHA has a 6-month window to … [Read more...]

LABORATORY SAFETY

Making Laboratory Safety as Simple as ABC

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio When it comes to safety in the laboratory, there are several rules, regulations, and guidelines to keep track of from multiple organizations. … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

OSHA Fines Address Bloodborne Pathogen and Violence Hazards

Case: OSHA fined a Pennsylvania mental health hospital $32,158 for a trio of safety violations, including failing to protect nurses, medical technicians and other employees against workplace violence … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

Don’t Overlook Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Issues

Violations of Medicare-related laws such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, self-referral law and the False Claims Act can cost laboratories and pathology groups potentially millions of dollars and thus, … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Feb 2016

Few Hospitals Planning for Precision Medicine. Except for academic medical centers, few hospital executives see personalized medicine playing a significant role at their organization, according to a … [Read more...]

MANAGING THE LAB

CDC Year in Review and Future Plans Include Laboratory Safety

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Laboratory safety and diagnosis of infections figure prominently in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) review of 2015 and … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Jan 2016

CMS Transitions Away from Meaningful Use As We Know It. Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced Jan. 11 at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco that the Centers for Medicare … [Read more...]

How (& When) to Comply with New OSHA Chemical Safety Requirements

Over the next eight months, OSHA will be completing the phasein of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), its most important new chemical safety rules in … [Read more...]


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