Friday, March 24, 2023

OSHA, Radiation Safety, Child Abuse

Matthew A. Spady, HEM, CHPSE


Mr. Spady is a safety professional with over 18 years’ experience in providing consultancy to entities in the life sciences and healthcare industries.  He earned a BS in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and has worked for Clym Environmental Services since 2006.  In his capacity as a regional manager for Clym he has overseen the implementation of comprehensive safety programs, including customized written safety plans, training and audits at biotech companies, colleges and many medical and dental practices.  He presently serves as the regional manager for Clym’s Greater Pittsburgh area of operations.  In addition, he has completed the requirements for the prestigious Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager professional designation (HEM), and the Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert designation (CHPSE). Mr. Spady is also pioneering plastics recycling in the dental world, to achieve a less then 10 percent true waste accumulation for participating offices. Mr. Spady also achieved accreditation for Clym though NAID for secure document destruction and is now AAA certified. Mr. Spady also co-founded and is the director of Pennsylvania technical Institute, a for- profit school that focuses solely on dental assisting training & education.



OSHA/Infection Control

  • An accessible copy of the regulatory text of this standard and an explanation of its contents
  • A general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases
  • An explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens
  • An explanation of the employer’s exposure control plan and the means by which the employee can obtain a copy of the written plan
  • An explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials
  • An explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment
  • Information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment
  • An explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment
  • Information on the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on its efficacy, safety, method of administration, the benefits of being vaccinated, and that the vaccine and vaccination will be offered free of charge
  • Information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials
  • An explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the method of reporting the incident and the medical follow-up that will be made available
  • Information on the post-exposure evaluation and follow-up that the employer is required to provide for the employee following an exposure incident;
  • An explanation of the signs and labels and/or color coding required by paragraph (g)(1)
  • CDC requirements
  • Hand washing
  • Decontamination
  • Sterilization methods
  • Spore testing requirements
  • Plan development and training requirements

Radiation Safety

  • Detail the basic properties of radiation
  • Define the units of measurement used in radiation safety
  • Identify sources of radiation exposure
  • Discuss radiation protection measures
  • Provide an overview of the biological effects of radiation exposure
  • Introduce applicable regulators
  • Demonstrate X-ray equipment functionality
  • Discuss image recording and processing
  • Detail patient exposure controls and proper positioning
  • Outline operational procedural requirements
  • Introduce quality assurance and quality control measures
  • Summarize regulations for X-ray Operators

Child Abuse

  • Child Protective Services Vs. General Protective Services
  • Components of Child Abuse
  • Inclusion of School Employees
  • Act or Failure to Act
  • Categories of Child Abuse
  • Exclusions to Child Abuse
  • Indicators of Child Abuse
  • Permissive Reporters
  • Mandated Reporters
  • Attorneys as mandated reporters
  • Privileged/Confidential Communications
  • Reporting Without Having to Determine the Relationship of the Perpetrator of the Victim Child
  • Streamlining of the Reporting Process
  • What Happens After a Report is Made
  • Protections for Reporters
  • Penalties for Failure to Report
  • Mandated Reporters Right-to-Know
  • Act 115 of 2016
  • Scenarios
  • Updates (Act 54 of 2018 / Act 88 of 2019)
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