Ask My Practice: Keeping Your Medical Practice Compliant with Cal/OSHA Regulations

In today’s environment, it is increasingly difficult to know what guidelines to follow to ensure your practice is compliant with Cal/OSHA regulations and safety standards, especially as the pandemic continues to evolve. As mandates and safety standards seem to change regularly, being prepared and knowing what resources you can rely on for the most up-to-date information is key to ensuring a safe, healthy, and compliant medical practice.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal/OSHA, is the division within the Department of Industrial Relations that helps protect California workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace, including medical practices.

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Even as COVID-19 remains in the spotlight, it is critical that medical practices stay ahead of other Cal/OSHA compliance requirements and guidelines. With hazards like bloodborne pathogens, chemical exposure, and others, it is no wonder the healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of non-fatal injuries and illnesses. It can be overwhelming for an independent practice to navigate detailed Cal/OSHA regulatory requirements and reporting procedures, but protecting yourself and your employees from workdays lost to job-related injuries, illnesses, and disabilities can help your practice succeed in the long run.

To help you address Cal/OSHA safety standards and compliance in your practice, you can take advantage of exclusive programs and benefits available through your membership, including discounted training courses for you and your staff, articles, and personal guidance from practice and risk management experts.

To learn more, contact Andie Tena, CAP’s Director of Practice Management Services, at ATena@CAPphysicians.com or at 213-473-8630.