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Federal Safety Documents
OSHA Safety Classes - Required Each Year
These classes are mandatory to be completed by staff, each and every year. MSDS has made it easy to complete by giving you all the tools you need. Remember, each of these classes start with a citation of up to $7000.00 dollars with a minimum of three years of rosters that must be kept for viewing. That could be $21,000.00 per class and 10 mandatory classes = $210,000.00 dollars. Just for safety classes alone. We have found if you print off one safety class a month and allow the staff the month to view and to sign the roster, then you monthly class time is cut down considerably. Don't forget to have a senerio for the staff to help them relate to each class. Reading alone does not help all staff members. Staff retains material with verbal interaction and hands on.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA's Hazard Communication
The purpose of this section is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. This transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets and employee training.
HIPAA - Health and Human Services - Federal
The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency - Federal
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA's purpose is to ensure that federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information and environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy.
Policies and Procedures - All States
We will not have policies and procedures for each individual states. I will title the sheets in some way to let you know what state they came from. But I also did not want a office from Virginia to miss out on an outstanding policy from Ohio, etc
CDC - Center of Disease Control - Federal
CDC′s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
The FTC's mission is to protect consumers from fraudulent or deceptive claims that mislead consumers, and from harmful business practices that undermine the competitive process. The work of each of the agency's three Bureaus is unified behind this mission, and the Office of Policy Planning articulates the policy goals that support that mission.
Health and Human Services (Medicare & Medicaid) - Federal
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Other Federal Government Agencies
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Safety - Our Concern, Our Life
For those who want to know a little more about what MSDS has to offer, please click the button to the right to request our free newsletter. This is a very short, to the point, newsletter with links to more information stored on our "client only" pages. Our clients do not have the time or staff to research all the different sites that pertain to new regulations for dental offices.
As a client of MSDS, we do the research for you. If new information or regulations from OSHA, your Dental Board, or other government entities, are found, MSDS will email you a brief newsletter. The links will send our clients back to our website where they can read the full article or regulation. Clients that have questions about any new or existing regulations, MSDS will request an emailed answer from the government agency requesting an interpretation of the regulation. These questions, with a link to the answers, are also placed on the newsletter. All questions are sent from MSDS, without the clients name, to ensure confidentiality and to take the risk of an unexpected site inspection.
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