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Unmasking Harassment in the Workplace

Unmasking Harassment in the Workplace

It is hard to imagine that we are into our third year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is understandable that we are hearing from our healthcare clients of growing anxiety and burnout that can lead to tension among employees regarding safety precautions and...

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

It has been 38 years since OSHA has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), but the agency has determined that COVID-19 presents such a serious risk to healthcare workers that they have issued an ETS for Healthcare. Under this ETS, employers are required to help...

The Dangers of Undercoding

The Dangers of Undercoding

The innumerable horror stories related to payer audits have given rise to a new trend of undercoding, by intent! Many providers would rather be safe than sorry, all in the name of keeping their good names off the radar. However, undercoding can backfire, resulting in...

The Importance of Respirator Fit Testing

The Importance of Respirator Fit Testing

The importance of a well-fitting mask has been especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen an increase in formal fit test evaluations over the past year due to the needs of the current crisis. Now that PPE is readily available and overall emergency...

COVID Shines a Light on Employee Safety

COVID Shines a Light on Employee Safety

Historically, OSHA has been stable in their physician regulations, but the COVID era altered that equation. OSHA had been relatively quiet through the pandemic, letting the CDC do most of the heavy lifting, but since practices opened back up in May 2020 there has been...

Remote Work

Remote Work

What should be done if a remote worker becomes sick with COVID-19 and is required to be quarantined?