Can OSHA enforce the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in a Dental Healthcare Setting? YES, under the provisions established in the “Occupational Safety and Health Act” OSHA has the power to do so!
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Sharps Container Vs. Pharmaceutical Container Sharps Container - is for sharps. A sharp is defined as an item that is contaminated with a bloodborne pathogen and in its current can inflict a wound like cut or puncture. Placing items in a sharps container that are not sharps is considered improper
Most air compressors used in a commercial environment needs to be officially inspected by a Pressure Vessel Inspector from the Department of Industrial Relations, Pressure Vessel Unit. This requirement has been around for many years, but some dental folks haven’t heard of it or are totally
Q: My dental supply representative offers OSHA training at no charge. He tells me that he attended an 8 hours OSHA certification course which allows him to train my staff. Would his training meet OSHA requirements? A: NO - unless your sales representative also has several years of education
Q: What does OSHA look for regarding employee training? A: OSHA looks for documentation that all employees receive yearly training, this includes new hires, full and part-time , front office and back office, licensed or not. The three topics OSHA favors are, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard