Many procedures performed in the medical office require the use of medical equipment. It is important to perform regular inspections and maintenance of equipment. Failure to develop written policies and procedures for medical office equipment regarding its use and maintenance can lead to equipment failure or malfunction.

Electrical standards address requirements that safeguard employees from injury:

  1. All staff must be properly trained in the use of all equipment.
  2. Equipment must only be used by staff for the purpose of performing their job.
  3. All equipment must be tagged with the inspection date, the due date of the next inspection and the inspector’s initials.
  4. In the event of failure or malfunction, immediately tag “OUT OF SERVICE.”

Information courtesy of Verywell.com / OSHA.gov


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