Here are some tips on creating a smooth-running physician bloodborne pathogen training program:
Before the physician training dilemma rears its head again, work on creating a positive pecking order.
• Remind physicians about maintaining a culture of safety and being a safety role model for nonphysical staff.
• Work toward creating a training program that provides knowledge-based content, uses an engaging method of delivery, and allows for one-on-one reinforcement.
• Take time to explain the nuances of being a physician practice owner while at the same time being regarded as an employee subject to OSHA compliance.
• Caution that noncompliance as owner and/or employee on initial and annual training could have financial consequences to the practice in the form of OSHA fines.
Having accomplished that, now focus on getting physician signatures on the training sheet.