Labs in Court

OSHA Fines New Jersey Hospital for Coronavirus Respiratory Protection Violations

Case: OSHA is proposing to fine the hospital $9,639 for two serious violations: i. Failure to fit test tight-fitting respirators face piece respirators on employees required to use them; and ii. Not … [Read more...]

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Tool: Model Visitors’ Waiver of COVID-19 Infection Liability Form

As long as COVID-19 remains a threat, you run the risk of being sued by patients, vendors, guests and other visitors (“visitors”) who claim they contracted the virus at your lab facility as a result … [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...]

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...]

Compliance Perspectives

Use Contact Logging to Ensure Lab Employees Practice Social Distancing

Managing a lab compliance program in the age of COVID-19 poses new and unprecedented challenges. One of the biggest and most important is ensuring that lab employees and the persons they interact with … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

How we return to lab and clinic “normal”

By Dan Scungio bio The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world – the way we educate, the way we conduct business, and the way we socialize (or don’t). In the lab and clinic settings, there … [Read more...]

 Compliance Perspectives

How to Create a Legally Sound COVID-19 Medical Screening Policy

 As essential workplaces, testing labs need to remain open and operating during the pandemic. At the same time, they need to ensure that employees practice social distancing and keep the infected and … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

A 5-Step Game Plan for Protecting Lab Employees from COVID-19 Infection

In this time where so much is riding on diagnostic testing, labs face the imperative of safeguarding their employees against risks of COVID-19 infection. Here’s a quick overview of the applicable laws … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Coronavirus in the Histology Laboratory

By Clifford M. Chapman bio The current world health care concern over coronavirus (i.e., COVID-19) has generated many questions regarding many aspects of this fast spreading disease. It is … [Read more...]

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TOOL: Model Screening Form For Coronavirus COVID-19

We don’t yet know how contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) is but we do know that it can spread via human-to-human contact. We also know that the risk of contracting the diseases is significantly greater … [Read more...]


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