Law & Ethics- Chapter 9

  1. Programs that use goals and quotas to provide preferential treatment for minority persons determined to have been underutilized in the past.
    Affirmative Action
  2. The Standard for Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, which clarifies the handling of hazardous chemicals in medical laboratories.
    Chemical Hygiene Plan
  3. Also called Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. Federal statutes passed in 1988 that established minimum quality standards for all laboratory testing.
    Clinical Labratory Improvement Act (CLIA)
  4. Prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment.
  5. A concept of employment whereby either the employer or the employee can end the employment at any time, for any reason.
  6. A section of the Hazard Communication Standard which states that any equipment that may pose a health risk must be specified as a hazard.
    General Duty Clause
  7. An OSHA standard intended to increase health care practitioners' awareness of risks, to improve work practices and appropriate use of personal protective equipment, and to reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace
    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  8. An employer's legal reason for firing an employee.
    Just Cause
  9. The federal law that authorizes OSHA to inspect hazardous medical wastes and to cite offices for unsafe or unhealthy practices regarding these wastes.
    Medical Waste Tracking Act
  10. An OSHA regulation designed to protect health care workers from the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
    Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  11. Established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the organization that is charged with writing and enforcing compulsory standards for health and safety in the workplace
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  12. The common law concept of wrongful discharge when an employee has acted for the "common good."
    Public Policy
  13. State laws that allow employees access to information about toxic or hazardous substances, employer duties, employee rights, and other workplace health and safety issues.
    Right- to -know laws
  14. A type of insurance that allows employers, if covered, to collect up to the specified amount of the bond if an employee embezzles or otherwise absconds with business funds.
    Surety Bond
  15. A form of insurance established by federal and state statutes that provides reimbursement for workers who are injured on the job.
    Worker's Compensation
  16. A concept established by precedent that says an employer risks litigation if he or she does not have just cause for firing an employee.
    Wrongful discharge
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