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Back To Work - June 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 2 7 E lective sur- geries are back on the schedule and staff are returning under new circumstances and different expec- tations. As you begin to perform procedures amid the uncertainty the coronavirus pan- demic has created, here are a few con- crete steps you can take to make sure staff members are protected from exposure and treat- ed fairly in the eyes of the law. • Safety violations. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hasn't implemented COVID-19-specific guide- lines, but you still must follow OSHA mandates to keep employees safe from recognized hazards that could cause serious harm or even death. Start with the simple things that might sound obvious, but, put together, add up to a great starting point to maintaining safe work- Avoiding Lawsuits in the COVID-19 Era Take steps to limit your legal liability during this unprecedented time. Legal Update Casey Duhart, BS, M.Ed, JD EVERYWHERE A SIGN Post clear messages to staff and patients about taking every precaution to limit risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

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