CS204 Professional Presence
May 23, 2015
Staying up to date with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and regulations can ensures the safety of your company and you as an employee, it can save you from fines and the possibility of the company being shut down. OSHA is responsible for promoting and carrying out standards that are legally enforced by both state and federal guidelines. The requirements, introduced through outreach, education, training, and assistance, may apply to means, methods, or practices that are both necessary and reasonable to meet to ensure healthful working conditions (Chao, 2014). Compliance with OSHA's BBP standard (found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1030) is mandatory. This federal law requires the use of standard precautions to any setting where occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials occurs. Staying current consists of several different tasks to complete the process in which OSHA requires employers and their employees to adhere to. As an employee you will need to review the exposure control plan, take the recommended hepatitis B vaccination series. Be sure to wear proper PPE, such as gloves, gowns, eye protection and masks. Employees should attend regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccine, and medical evaluation and post-exposure follow-up procedures. Employees should attend training upon hire, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect the employee’s occupational exposure. Employers should over training that should be presented at an educational level and in a language that the employee understand.
As a professional maintaining current OSHA standards is highly important to not only assure safety but to assure that every aspect of my job is covered. Being a professional means much more than appearance and attitude. You must have the knowledge you need to be able to