OSHA & Healthcare: Update 2017

People ask many questions when it comes to healthcare facilities.  Hospitals and nursing homes are under scrutiny and many want to know, “How do they compare?” This is often surrounding patient care issues, but OSHA wants everyone to be aware of incident rates as well. 

How do accident histories compare to competitors and other like operations? Similarly, prospective patients or residents and/or potential employees are often interested in this information. “How safe is it to work in that facility?” Thanks to OSHA’s new rule on electronic tracking and posting of injury data, everyone will have access to this information. 

Beginning July 1, 2017, any healthcare facility with 20 or more employees is required to electronically submit the injury and illness data from their OSHA 300A summary logs.  For the following year, employers will be required to submit data from the 300A summary, 300 log, and 301 or equivalent.  Check out Adam Levesque’s recent post addressing the new requirements for many industries.  

This, and other information such as OSHA’s five points of emphasis for healthcare, safe patient handling, standard enforcement, and what to expect during an OSHA inspection will be discussed in our upcoming webinar, “OSHA & Healthcare: Update 2017.”

MEMIC customers are welcome to join us for the live webinar on February 16th at 10:00am EST. To register, please click here.