In order to ensure the safety of your practice and patients, certain laws come into play. As a healthcare practice, whether you are a dental office or medical practice, HIPAA and OSHA compliance are the two main regulations that affect your business. Both regulations enforce and establish set safety standards, ranging from building a healthy workplace to securing important sensitive data.

OSHA compliance focuses on your employees. It creates and encourages businesses to practice certain health and safety protocols. OSHA compliance ensures your business operates smoothly, functions ethically, and keeps all parties involved healthy and safe. HIPAA enforces and establishes standards related to a patient's protected health information (PHI). It covers patient privacy and security, as well protocols for handling consent over information, sharing data, electronic portability, and sensitive information security.

OSHA and HIPAA compliance plays an important part in ensuring your service is ethical, successful, and optimized. As part of the compliance process, HIPAA and OSHA require training, which comes with its own set of mandates to meet. Here is a breakdown of OSHA and HIPAA training requirements for healthcare workers.

Who Is Required To Train?

Both regulations may require all employees within your practice to train. Whether an employee works the front desk or is the lead doctor, all employees must endure compliance training for OSHA. Similarly, all employees interacting with patients' PHI or working in a space that handles PHI are mandated to train for HIPAA compliance.