As a member of the healthcare team, you should be aware of the hazards to your health and safety posed by chemicals that are used in the medical office. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, requires that medical office workers be trained to use these chemicals safely. As a member of the health care team, you have certain rights. At the time of initial employment and at least annually thereafter, you must be told of the existence, location, and availability of your medical and exposure records. You must also be informed of your rights under the access standard, and copies of the standard must be made available. You also must be told who is responsible for maintaining and providing access to records.
This course is designed so that you can become aware of the hazards and take appropriate steps to ensure your own safety and the safety of others.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
The material is organized around the following categories:
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of hazards posed by the chemicals in the medical office and the appropriate steps to take to assure your own safety and the safety of others.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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