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Telecommuter Home Office Hazard Assessment & Inspection Checklist

While not an OSHA obligation, it’s highly advisable to take measures to protect the health and safety of telecommuting lab employees who work from home. How? By having employees seeking approval to … [Read more...]

False Claims Act

Federal Appeals Court Tosses Cold Water on DOJ’s Crackdown on Weak Whistleblower Suits

It’s fair to say that when it comes to False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower qui tam lawsuits, the current U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is less enthusiastic than its predecessor. In fact, the DOJ … [Read more...]

Quiz

Can Racial Discrimination Be Proven with Circumstantial Evidence Alone? 

SITUATION An equipment repair technician who also happens to be the lab’s only African American employee endures racial abuse at the hands of his supervisor and co-workers. He complains to … [Read more...]

COVID-19

Back to the Foundational Facts of Lab Safety

By Dan Scungio bio Things have changed drastically over the past several months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many adjustments to how we work and live have been made and it has become … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

Rhode Island Health System Fined +$1 Million for Failure to Encrypt Laptops

Case: The trouble began when Lifespan Corporation, the parent company of a Rhode Island-based non-profit health system filed a breach report after a laptop containing medical record numbers, … [Read more...]

TOOL: Mandatory Mask and Face Covering Policy

More than 20 states have enacted laws requiring the use of face masks or coverings in indoor public places, which would include workplaces like medical testing labs. Here’s a Model Policy … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives 

How to Create and Implement a Mandatory Face Mask Policy at Your Lab Facilities  

What began as a CDC guideline is evolving into a legal duty with more than 20 states and countless municipalities across the country adopting laws requiring individuals to wear masks or face coverings … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

3 signs nobody is paying attention to safety

By Dan Scungio bio The safety officer walked into the satellite laboratory and saw an employee scrolling through social media on her cell phone. Another employee was wearing mesh sneakers and … [Read more...]

Beyond COVID-19

The 6 Hottest Lab Compliance Stories That Almost Nobody Is Paying Attention To

If not burnout, you may be suffering from a case of COVID-19 fatigue right now. And you’re not alone. The monster virus has seemingly consumed everything in its path over the past six months, … [Read more...]

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Model COVID-19 Contact Log Sheet

Maintaining social distancing will be the price that labs and other businesses will have to pay to reopen and remain open until the COVID-19 threat goes away. But for social distancing to work, there … [Read more...]


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