OSHA INFORMATION

Medical Personnel Services Safety Briefing

The medical/clinical setting presents a danger to persons from a number of sources. Among the hazards are needles, glass tubes, or bottles; chemicals which may be caustic, flammable or toxic and the ever present risk of exposure to various infectious agents. Through education and meticulous attention, healthcare providers need to exercise their responsibility to the patients and other co-workers to reduce all such risk.

Because of the danger to our employees on long or short term assignments, Medical Personnel Services has prepared the following information to assist you in understanding the OSHA regulations that apply to physician medical offices and clinics.  It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with each individual OSHA Exposure Plan on any and every assignment (physician office and/or clinic) given to you by Medical Personnel Services. (See section titled “Review”)  

If a physician’s office or clinic is not in compliance with OSHA regulations, you are to immediately inform Medical Personnel Services.

It is necessary and essential that any Medical Personnel Services employee whose assignment involves any reasonable anticipated contact with, or exposure to, blood or any other potentially infectious material–do the following:

  1. Read and understand the Exposure Control Information.
  2.  Ask your Staffing Coordinator any questions regarding this information.
  3. Sign an agreement stating that you have read and understand this information and abide by the provisions as long as you are employed by Medical Personnel Services.
nurse with a patient in the hospital