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November 28, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
8:00am – 8:30am – Registration / 8:30am – 12:30pm – Program
4.0 HRCI & SHRM Credits
Program Leader: Pat LaPoint, Principal & Founder Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc. (RegComp)
EAF Members – $99/per participant
Non-Members – $149/per participant
CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY – Registrants who do not cancel with a 48-hour notice and who do not attend will be invoiced for the entire fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.
Does the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard apply to your facility? If it does and you feel that you are compliant, do you know that you may not be meeting Florida’s additional requirements under their Biomedical Waste Program?
Just recently, June 2017, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) conducted a survey of private dental practices. Survey findings showed that more than 25% of the participating practices were unaware of the requirements to have a written Exposure Control Plan or did not adhere to all of the required elements of the plan if they had one. NIOSH says this study was one of the first to examine the extent of awareness and compliance with OSHA’s BBP standard in private dental practices.
Think about those findings for a minute. This was just a web-based survey of private dental practices. if you are a manufacturing facility, a hospital, clinic, nursing home, laboratory, funeral home, veterinarian’s office, physician’s office, pharmacy that provides flu shots, body piercing salon, or tattoo shop….how do you think you would measure up?
Next, consider the regulatory requirements of the Florida Department of Health (FDoH) under their Biomedical Waste Program. Every facility in the state of Florida that generates biomedical waste must manage such waste properly so as to eliminate the exposure of employees, patients and the public to disease-causing agents.
What do you have to do? Facilities must have a written Operating Plan that satisfies the FDoH’s requirements, conduct annual training and may have to register with the FDoH if you generate 25 lbs. or more per month of biomedical waste. Are you aware that under this Program, the FDoH encapsulates additional requirements under OSHA, EPA and the DOT as follows:
Written Exposure Control Plan, Annual BBP Training
Written Hazard Communication Program, HazCom/GHS Training
Written Hazard Assessment Survey for PPE
HazMat Training for any employees who package or sign for shipping of biomedical waste (like Stericycle receipts)
Hazardous Waste Training for biomedical waste that may contain any hazardous waste (like formaldehyde)
Topics covered will include an overview of the regulations under the requirements of these agencies. This informative, fast-paced workshop will provide you with the ability to assess your current compliance status under the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and ensure you have a thorough understanding of Florida’s Biomedical Waste Program. Course will include a fill-in-the-blanks Biomedical Waste Operating Plan to assist you in your compliance endeavors.
Pat LaPoint – President & CEO of Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc. (RegComp)
For over 35 years, Pat has been developing programs and teaching regulatory compliance workshops pertaining to governmental laws and regulations (EPA, OSHA and DOT) for various Industries, U.S. Naval Air Stations, U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Public Health Service. She writes comprehensive workshop manuals and comprehensive site specific employee training programs, and audits corporate programs throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. She also conducts compliance gap assessments at clients’ facilities and negotiates with regulators to reduce fines and penalties.
CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY – Registrants who do not cancel with 48 hours notice and who do not attend are liable for the entire fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.