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Agility Orthopedics OSHA Compliance Training:

Agility Orthopedics OSHA Compliance Training

What is OSHA?:

What is OSHA? The O ccupational S afety and H ealth A dministration is part of the US Department of Labor and is concerned only with employee safety and health. The agency does not have jurisdiction over patient safety and health.

What does OSHA require?:

What does OSHA require? OSHA requires a compliance program which addresses the following areas: I. General Safety II . Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens III. Hazard Communications IV. Regulated Waste Management

Who shall I contact if I have an OSHA question or concern?:

Who shall I contact if I have an OSHA question or concern? Agility Orthopedics has designated Ron Chorzewski as its OSHA Compliance Officer. Ron chairs the OSHA Compliance Committee which meets regularly to set policy and review OSHA concerns. Ron can be reached at: 781-279-5491 and [email protected]

I. General Safety:

I. General Safety The OSHA Standard for General Safety addresses: Fire Safety Building Safety Workplace Safety

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Fire Safety Plan In the event of a fire at 92 Montvale Ave we : Activate the nearest fire alarm. Notify the fire department by calling 911 and provide the office name, location and nature of the fire. Evacuate all employees and patients using the prearranged evacuation routes posted in our office. We check each exam room to make sure that all patients have been evacuated. After evacuating the building we turn right and assemble staff and patients in front of 88 Montvale Ave. for a “head count” to assure that everyone is accounted for. A fire drill will be conducted at least annually to test the fire safety plan.

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Building Safety Plan Exits : All exits from our office are identified with “Exit” signs and remain unobstructed and unlocked during office hours. Fire Extinguishers are located in our offices and recharged regularly and noted on the inspection tag. Electrical equipment and cords are used only according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and are not altered or modified.

Fire Extinguisher Locations:

Fire Extinguisher Locations We have a total of four fire extinguishers. They are located: At the Orthopedic Front Desk In the Cast Room In the Hallway in front of Treatment Room #16 The Physical Therapy Staff Room

Fire Extinguisher Instructions:

Fire Extinguisher Instructions Pull the Pin. Hold the Unit Upright. Start back 8 feet and aim at the base of the fire. Squeeze lever & sweep side to side Can be used on all types of fires.

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Workplace Safety Eyewash Station: An eyewash station, capable of flushing both eyes simultaneously, is located in the cast room and clearly identified. First Aid : First aid supplies are available in our offices for our employees. Workplace Injuries: Any workplace injury requiring medical attention must be reported to our OSHA Compliance Officer and is recorded confidentially in the employee’s medical employment file. Each employee has the right to access his or her medical record.

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Workplace Safety Continued Workplace Violence : Agility’s hiring practices are designed to reduce the likelihood of workplace violence. In addition, we have a Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policies which promote collegial professional behavior and prohibit all unlawful behavior. Natural Disasters: For predictable natural disasters Agility Orthopedics will endeavor to notify employees via phone tree and through our website in advance of any action including d elayed opening, early closing or in rare instances, full day closing of the offices. For unpredictable natural disasters, Agility will follow local official guidance and employ evacuation procedures if indicated.

II. Bloodborne Pathogens:

II. Bloodborne Pathogens The purpose of this standard is to reduce or eliminate employee bloodborne pathogen exposure. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause diseases such as Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses and Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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OSHA Standard for Blood Borne Pathogens includes: An Occupational Exposure Plan Training regarding transmission of bloodborne pathogens Universal Precautions Work Practice Controls Safer Sharps Evaluation Engineering Controls Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Housekeeping Disinfection and Sterilization Exposure Incidents and Emergency Procedures.

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1. OSI’s Occupational Exposure Plan Employees determined by their job classification to be at risk of exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials are offered the opportunity to receive Hepatitis B vaccination. Our Compliance Officer remains vigilant in all methods of reducing or eliminating occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. 2 . Training regarding transmission of bloodborne pathogens Employees determined by their job classification to be at risk are required to complete training on the epidemiology, symptoms and modes of transmission of Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C Virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

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Universal Precautions All blood and O ther P otentially I nfectious M aterials (OPIM) are handled as if infectious. All employees must practice universal precautions. Work Practice Controls Hands are washed immediately following contact with blood or OPIM and following removal of gloves. All contaminated sharps and other regulated waste are disposed of into the sharps containers located as close as feasible to the area of use. All tasks involving blood or OPIM are performed in a manner that minimizes splashing, spraying, spattering or generation of droplets of these substances. Eating, drinking, applying cosmetics or lip balm and handling contact lenses are prohibited in areas where there is reasonable likelihood of contamination. This includes all treatment areas. Food and drink are not kept in refrigerators, shelves, cabinets or countertops where blood or OPIM are likely to be present. Contaminated instruments, syringes and other sharp devices are not passed hand to hand.

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Safer Sharps Evaluation Suggestions regarding improvement in work practice controls to minimize exposure to bloodborne pathogens should be given to the OSHA Compliance Officer as we continually endeavor to provide the safest office possible. Engineering Controls Hand washing facilities are near or in all work areas. An eyewash station is located near exposure areas. Needleless devices are used whenever possible. Puncture-resistant sharps disposal containers are used. Plastic blood collections tubes are used

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) Routine procedures seldom require more than gloves. Invasive procedures, tasks where spattering and/or splashing are likely, require gloves, masks, eye-protection and barrier garments (gowns). Housekeeping All soiled laundry is handled as if potentially contaminated. Clean linen is stored where no soiled linen will come in contact with it. All equipment and work surfaces are cleaned after each procedure if there has been a reasonable likelihood of contamination using an EPA registered disinfectant. We maintain a spill kit including absorbent materials, utility gloves, cleaning solutions and disposal containers. All working surfaces are cleaned daily.

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Disinfection and Sterilization Disinfection and Sterilization procedures are used for all reusable instruments, devices and other items that are contaminated with blood and/or OPIM. Exposure Incidents and Emergency Procedures . Biohazard labels are used in our practice to identify biohazardous materials such as biomedical waste, blood, and other potentially infectious materials. Should an exposure incident (i.e. a specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin or parenteral contact with blood or OPIM) occur it must be immediately reported to our OSHA compliance officer. Our practice offers immediate medical evaluation and follow-up to all employees who have an exposure incident.

III. Hazard Communication:

III. Hazard Communication The purpose of this standard is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals used by Agility Orthopedics are evaluated and that the information concerning their hazards is transmitted to our employees. Our Hazard Communication Policy consists of the following: A list of hazardous chemicals in the workplace Proper labeling of products containing hazardous products Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Training on the hazardous properties of chemicals used in the workplace. Our OSHA Compliance Officer has organized this information in an MSDS Binder and has made it available to all staff .

Location of MSDS Binders:

Location of MSDS Binders Material Safety Data Sheets are available: At the Medical Assistant Desk closest to the main physician offices. In the office of the Executive Director. Many are available through the Henry Schein website as well.

IV. Regulated Waste Management:

IV. Regulated Waste Management Our OSHA Compliance Officer has created and implemented a Biomedical Waste Plan that addresses the handling, storage and disposal of Biohazardous waste. We identify and segregate biomedical waste from other waste at its point of origin. All non-sharp biohazardous waste is disposed of directly into red bags identified with biohazard symbols. Sharps are placed immediately into puncture-resistant, leak-proof sharps containers. Sharps containers are emptied by an outside service hired for this purpose on a weekly basis. All employees who handle biohazardous waste must wear appropriate PPE.

Agility Orthopedics:

Agility Orthopedics Thank you for your attention and participation in this annual OSHA training seminar. Please take a moment to complete the OSHA Compliance Competency available through the Agility website.

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