Q: What content should a compliance manual contain?
A: Written plans are mandatory by law, must be current and enforced, failing to do so will result in fines and increased liability. During an inspection, inspectors (government & insurance companies) will review your Compliance Manual, what they are looking for is sound policies & procedures that are complete and current. In addition, they are looking for records showing staff members have read the manual, received ongoing training, and management enforces the policies & procedures.
1. Compliance Manual components have been updated as of 6/1/09.
2. Compliance Manual components are “site-specific” written for your office and staff.
3. Compliance Manual contains policies & procedures based upon City regulations.
4. Compliance Manual contains policies & procedures based upon County regulations.
5. Compliance Manual contains policies & procedures based upon State regulations.
6. Compliance Manual covers the following topics (or similar),
- New Employee Orientation
- Prevention Program
- Hazard Assessment
- Hazard Communication
- Hazard Correction
- Infection Management
- Exposure Management
- Waste Management
- Emergency Protocols
- Safety Protocols
- Accident Investigation
- Exposure Investigation
- Recordkeeping Policy
- Staff Training Policy