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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all corporations have a safe work environment for their employees. The OSH Act, 1970, Sec 5, requires that all employers have a work environment free from recognized hazards that will cause or are likely to cause serious harm or death.

Even though healthcare-reported incidents have decreased over the past several years, there still is a high incidence for OSHA-reported accidents in the industry, which is now on the OSHA watch list for site visits. Is your physician practice prepared for a review of safety practices if OSHA were to perform an on-site visit?

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About the Author

Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell MBA, FACMPE
Senior Compliance Consultant Baylor Scott & White Health, HealthTexas Provider Network Dallas, Tx.

Jennifer Bell, FACMPE, can be reached at Jennifer.Bell1@BSWHealth.org.

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