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Occupational Safety and Health Act

presented by Sheila Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT

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Financial: Sheila Nicholson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Sheila Nicholson has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will be retired and no longer available as of Sun Nov 1, 2020. Please start the course by Mon Oct 19, 2020 and complete the course by Sat Oct 31, 2020 to receive credit or look for similar content available in the compliance course catalog.

Therapy practices must comply with Federal Laws that protect the safety of employees at the workplace. This course will provide an overview of Federal Laws applicable to the workplace and specifically review the Occupations Safety Act that provides for the health and safety of employees in the workplace. The key components of occupations health hazards will be discussed.
Additionally, this course will identify what employers and employees should do to prevent occupational exposure as well as what to do if an exposure occurs. Finally, examples will be provided and discussed so that learners can apply their knowledge to facts in further understanding how to prevent health and safety hazards in the therapy clinics.

Meet Your Instructor

Sheila Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT

Sheila K. Nicholson is a partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. and practices from the firm’s Tampa, FL office. She is also the Director of FPTA's West Central District, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s House of Delegates, and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Florida Physical Therapy…

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1. Overview

Identify key Federal Laws related to employment. Identify Federal Law providing for the health and safety of employees in the workplace. Identify requirements of OSHA.

2. Types of Exposure

Identify types of exposures. Identify what types of fluids can lead to an exposure. Identify the most common types of blood borne pathogens. Identify other types of occupational safety hazards besides blood borne pathogens.

3. Prevention

Identify what employers must do to prevent occupational safety hazards. Identify key components of employee training regarding workplace safety. Identify key components of warning labels & signs used to provide workplace safety.

4. Exposure Prevention and What to Do if Exposed

Identify key components to prevent workplace safety hazards/exposures. Define universal precautions. Identify key components of cleaning & disposal. Identify key components of personal protection equipment. Identify key components of a control plan.

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