The following tips help practice owners reduce worker’s compensation expenses in their practices:
- Maintain a written safety policy.
- Have ongoing safety and health training specific to each job, including whenever new substances, processes, procedures, or equipment are introduced to the workplace.
- Use protective barriers to prevent skin and mucous membrane exposure when any contact with blood or other body fluids is anticipated.
- Prevent punctures through the careful handling of needles, scalpels, and other sharp objects which might penetrate the skin.
- Never recap, bend, or break syringe needles.
- Always dispose of needles and other “sharps” in a puncture-resistant container. “Sharps” containers should be located near where they are used.
- Use safe lifting practices with heavy objects and equipment.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 28 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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