Social Media is the latest fad to sweep the world and has ignited debate about issues of privacy that are similar to the concerns that resulted in the passage of HIPAA. Some feel that privacy is irrelevant and that the benefits (whatever they may be) of free access to everything about… Continue Reading Considering Social Media, Mindful of HIPAA

The report, which is produced by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) and the Western Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (Western MassCOSH), stressed that workplace fatalities are preventable. “Of the 47 families who suffered the pain of losing a loved one at… Continue Reading MassCOSH: 47 Massachusetts Workers Died on the Job in 2010; Improved Safety Oversight Needed

OSHA has issued Aluminum Finishing LLC in Adel, Ga., 18 safety citations for a variety of hazards, including a lack of fall protection and dangers from the corroded components of the facility’s structural integrity. Proposed penalties total $125,818. OSHA opened an inspection in October 2010 as a follow-up to an… Continue Reading Repeat, Fall Hazards Add Up to $125,818 Fine for Aluminum Finishing Firm

Too many healthcare organizations have overlooked their obligation to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, says security expert Tom Walsh. Compliance with PCI DSS, designed to help prevent credit card fraud and theft, can help healthcare organizations comply with the HIPAA security rule as well, Walsh stresses. That’s because PCI DSS offers far… Continue Reading Tips on PCI DSS Compliance

If you’re a Covered Entity under HIPAA Compliance, you may be torn between moving your data into the cloud or maintaining it the old-fashioned way – in your own data center. Either way, you must be sure you’re complying with HIPAA requirements. Logicalis has developed a 10-point checklist addressing privacy and… Continue Reading Is your cloud provider HIPAA compliant?

Apple’s iPad has been a pathbreaker of sorts in the technological field. They were many naysayers during its launch regarding its utility, but I suppose the tremendous success of the product have shut up their mouths. The craze and euphoria has not died yet, and with the launch of iPad… Continue Reading Apple’s iPad: Is it a perfect e-learning tool?

If OSHA Compliance came to your door, what’s one of the first things the inspector might ask to see? The answer is . . . your Hazard Communication Plan. Is your written plan up for that kind of scrutiny? How about your other safety and health plans? Are you sure you have… Continue Reading Which OSHA Regulations Require Written Plans?

OSHA has recognized the management and employees of Schneider Electric USA Inc. by naming the company’s facility in Lincoln, Neb. a star site in the Voluntary Protection Programs. Schneider Electric USA manufactures miniature circuit breakers, earned it after a comprehensive on-site evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.… Continue Reading Schneider Electric Site Named VPP Star in Lincoln, Nebraska

Far too many security awareness training programs start with a series of horror stories about hackers and identity theft, lost money and damaged reputations, privacy breaches and deleted computer files. Before long, the average student starts to tune out – after all, if it’s that bad out there, there’s not… Continue Reading Security Awareness and Climate Change – Scaring People is Not the Right Approach

Hackers don’t always try to break into computer systems through the Internet, or by using malicious software (malware) in email attachments. If they can gain physical access to computers, there’s often a simpler way. Several public libraries in the UK have reported finding keyloggers attached to the back of PCs.… Continue Reading Sometimes Hackers Use Hardware