D.O.T. - Regulated Medical Waste Management Training
Presented by: Cathy Montgomery, RN - President, Excellentia Advisory Group
PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR now available VIEW-UPON-DEMAND
Cost: $139.00 This price also includes multiple handouts pertinent to this webinar found upon the VUD page.
If you have regulated medical waste at your facility (sharps containers!), there is a training requirement for your staff you may be missing. The Department of Transportation, DOT, requires any person who performs pre-transportation functions for the shipment of medical waste, such as packaging, marking, completion of shipping papers and/or supervision of the previously mentioned activities to have specific training within 90 days of hire and then every 3 years.
This includes employees at hospitals, medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, or other facilities with sharp collection or other types of medical waste that is transported off site. Fines can accumulate quickly as they will be levied per employee with absent training and multiplied daily. While the DOT doesn’t audit for this training, an incident that results in discovery could be very costly. This training course will quickly bring you into compliance. While it is possible your facility covered this training during an OSHA presentation, it is unlikely. The DOT has some very specific requirements under their regulations. The DOT reports more than one-third of the Department’s enforcement actions pertaining to violations of hazardous materials transportation regulations involve the failure of employers to provide training or maintain test records.
This presentation will provide you the rules, the actual training and the required certificate of completion of the training. You as the employer will need to test your employee, keep records and maintain training schedules for all employees. While we cannot do that part for you, this session will outline exactly what you need and give you some tools to help comply.
This presentation is worth 1 Contact Hour of continuing Education1
Handouts will include
- Note-taking version of the PowerPoint presentation
- Copy of federal regulation 49 CFR 172.700 (training rules)
- Example of written test
- Medical Waste Poster Examples
- Link to state rules
1ABOUT CE CONTACT HOURS:
Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481.
Issue Date: 4/6/2010; for 1.0 Contact Hour.