What is OSHA looking for?

If OSHA shows up to inspect your workplace, there are a few key things they'll check for to ensure employee safety.

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Are You In Compliance?
This list is provided as a general overview of policies and items needed to be prepared for an OSHA inspection. It must be modified to meet the laws of your state and specific requirements of your company. You also will need to refer to OSHA standards for complete and specific standards that may apply to your particular work situation. 

CLICK HERE to access the Veterinary OSHA Compliance Checklist from CST.

Commonly found dangerous drugs in veterinary medicine

Dangerous drugs in veterinary medicine refer to pharmaceutical and biological agents that can cause specific health effects in humans. Some of these effects are skin rashes, respiratory illnesses, cancer, and reproductive complications with high toxicities even at low doses. The use of these medications ranges from daily to infrequent procedures. Despite the consistency, it’s each staff member’s responsibility to stay current on appropriate handling and usage within the hospital. Properly training all applicable team members to understand the risks of hazardous drugs is the first step toward protecting staff and keeping the hospital safe.
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Certified Safety Training offers MVMA members fully customized and discounted Veterinary OSHA Safety Programs including unlimited online training modules, Certified Safety Data Sheets and dedicated compliance consulting. Veterinary OSHA Compliance Programs give veterinarians and practice managers a comprehensive review of the requirements of select health and safety standards. Each program comes with a written compliance plan, including recordkeeping requirements, fact sheets, customizable forms and other resources. Programs offered are:

  • Emergency Action and Fire Safety Program
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Program
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Personal Protective Equipment Program
  • Spill Response Program
  • Radiation Safety Program
  • Anesthesia Safety Program
  • Hearing Protection Program
  • Ergonomics and Workplace Safety Program
  • Infectious Disease Prevention Program

CST offers an OSHA Hotline as an exclusive benefit for MVMA members. The hotline, offered at no charge to members, offers immediate answers to pressing questions regarding health and safety compliance.

Members interested in a complete veterinary OSHA safety audit of their facility and in-person training can enlist CST to visit their facility. The in-person experience will include an onsite inspection, a corrective action plan, staff training, and ongoing recordkeeping. 


About Certified Safety Training
Certified Safety Training is the leader in veterinarian, funeral home, dental, and health care OSHA compliance. Backed by more than 30 years of industry experience and Certified Safety Professionals, CST matches industry expertise with customizable programming to make sure that customers have the highest-quality safety programs, plans, training, and advice. From bloodborne pathogens to hazard communications to personal protective equipment to dozens of other topics, CST’s Certified Safety Professionals have successfully helped thousands of employees work safer and smarter. For more information, visit www.certifiedsafetytraining.org.

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