Practice Management

By Randy Schauer, Esquire

Is your office OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliant?  Few physicians realize that OSHA violations can result in significant penalties.  Fox attorneys recently advised a medical practice cited by OSHA after an inspection of one of its offices. In defending the citation, we asked the OSHA inspector what actions had precipitated the inspection as there had been no injuries, employee reports or other typical triggers for an OSHA inspection. He learned the inspection came about as a result of a “Local Emphasis Program” by the Philadelphia OSHA office.

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