Ask the expert: Most common OSHA fine for medical practices

By: February 10th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

Q: In a medical practice what is the most frequent OSHA citation and fine?

A: Last year the most common OSHA citation issued to medical practices was for not having or updating the written exposure control plan, section 1910.1030 (C) (1) of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard, according to a report appearing in the September 2011 Medical Environment Update.

The average initial fine for that violation was $980.

The same was true for dental practices where the average initial fine for that violation was $1,008.

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Comments

By carolee brooks on February 22nd, 2012 at 11:03 am

I am looking for a new OSHA training video

By Mary R. Daulong on February 22nd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Do you have any statistics on fines or surveys of rehabilitation practices?

By David LaHoda on February 22nd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Mary:

Sorry, but I don’t have data for rehabilitation practices. The data I do have covers:
Ambulatory surgical centers
Anesthesiologists
Clinics of physicians (M.D.)
Dermatologists
Freestanding emergency medical (M.D.) centers
Gynecologists
Neurologists
Obstetricians
Oculists
Ophthalmologists
Orthopedic physicians
Pathologists (M.D.)
Pediatricians
Physicians (M.D.), including specialists
Plastic surgeons
Primary care medical (M.D.) clinics
Psychiatrists
Psychoanalysts
Radiologists
Surgeons (M.D.)
Urologists

 

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