Ensure compliance with OSHA, Joint Commission

How did workers’ donning fanny packs ensure needle safety compliance with inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? Hear this novel approach and many other "real-world" solutions described during a recent teleconference by a California infection control professional who has been facing down OSHA inspectors for some two years.

Tapes are available at $199 of American Health Consultants' teleconference: Needle Safety Mandate: What you must know before OSHA inspectors come calling.

With the Joint Commission now saying it will enforce the same requirements, the insightful grass-roots guidance and clear explanation of all the requirements in this teleconference can ensure full compliance at your facility. California was the first state to face this issue several years ago. Tales of actual OSHA inspections — giving precise details of what was regarded as compliant or what drew a citation — are revealed by Cynthia Fine, RN, MSN, CIC Infection Control/Employee Health professional in Oakland, CA.

Our expert faculty also includes veteran OSHA observer, Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC, an infection control consultant with Infection Control/ Emerging Concepts Inc in Manassas, VA. West provides a straightforward, practical explanation of what the federal changes require of health care workers. To order this important teleconference tape, call our customer service department at (800) 688-2421.