Lab Safety

As Boomers retire from labs, new safety leaders need to step up

By Dan Scungio The number of medical laboratory scientists (now clinical lab scientists) is dwindling. Baby Boomers have begun to retire, and even before that, there were more job openings than … [Read more...]

Watch for vaccine mandate and outcome of remote work lawsuit

By Mike O’Brien  Watching for OSHA’s new vaccine mandate rule President Joe Biden has instructed the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

White House requires all private-sector employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-19 test

By Mike O'Brien President Biden spoke from the White House Sept. 9 to announce his new Path Out of the Pandemic Plan. Among other things, President Biden has instructed the Occupational Safety and … [Read more...]

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Is it worth the risk assessment?

By Dan Scungio As a safety professional, we know performing risk assessments is worth it—it is an integral piece of managing a safety program. Assessing risks and identifying … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

The 5 Things to Do When Implementing a Vaccine Passport Policy at Your Lab

Like many labs and other health providers, you might have been undecided about whether to mandate that your employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, now that the FDA has fully approved a … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE

OSHA Updates Guidance to Track the Latest CDC Mask Recommendations

By Mike O’Brien The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its COVID-19 workplace safety guidance entitled, Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Four Motivators Every Lab Safety Professional Should Know

By Dan Scungio If you search for top motivational movie speeches, you will see things that might work in real life. The President’s speech from Independence Day (1996), for example, might influence … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

WORKPLACE SAFETY

CMS Couldn’t Verify Hospital Safety During COVID and Won’t Be Able to Do So in Next Pandemic

CMS was unable to determine whether hospitals were maintaining quality and safety standards during the COVID-19 crisis. And unless changes are made to its regulatory powers, it won’t be able to make … [Read more...]


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