The International Healthcare Worker Safety Center is sponsoring a free webinar on a much overlooked topic: “Achieving Sharps Safety Compliance in Non-Hospital Healthcare Settings.”
Much of sharps and needlestick prevention studies and data are taken from hospitals, yet 60% of healthcare workers are employed outside of hospitals in settings that may lack the resources, expertise, or intention to be fully compliant with the ten-year-old Federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act and OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Intended for surveyors, auditors, accreditors and consultants serving non-hospital healthcare settings such as physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities and dialysis centers, webinar topics will include:
- Update on the status of compliance and reasons why needlestick safety is still a problem
- OSHA’s requirements and enforcement in non-hospital healthcare settings
- Common myths and misconceptions
- How to implement best practices towards compliance
The hour-long program is August 8, 2011, at 2pm EST