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Workplace Safety

The health and safety of your employees and clients is important. You also have legal obligations in this area.

Avoiding Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

The OSHA regulations known as “Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens” were implemented to help protect workers from the health hazards associated with exposure to pathogenic organisms present in blood and other body fluids.

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Mercury Collection Program

To reduce harmful exposure to mercury, DEQ and local household hazardous waste programs collect mercury and mercury-containing devices from Oregon residents free of charge. The program is available to homeowners and conditionally exempt generators, including veterinary medical offices and clinics.

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OSHA Compliance: An Ounce of Prevention

To help the veterinary profession better understand its role and responsibilities with respect to Oregon's OSHA requirements, the OVMA developed a comprehensive, user-friendly manual and video called An Ounce of Prevention as an educational tool for practices. These tools are free to our members.

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Preventing Back Injuries

Ergonomic injuries are generally more expensive and debilitating than bites and scratches, especially if they involve the back, because they often involve damage to the body’s soft tissue.

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