Q: My employer has placed me in charge of OSHA compliance for the office, however I do not feel I have the knowledge or expertise and the time to spend on compliance duties in addition to my other duties. I talked with my employer about this but he doesn’t seem to understand my frustration, is there
Q: What do you think about compliance service companies who say they guarantee to pay OSHA fines for their clients? A: I think if Dentists learn to read contracts and not react to worthless guarantees, gimmicks, or salesperson’s BS, they will be making smarter decisions about the compliance
Q: My OSHA Consultant says if an OSHA Inspector comes to my office that the Inspector cannot inspect the office without making an appointment with my consultant and that my consultant must be present during the inspection. What is your opinion? A: My opinion - your OSHA Consultant is an idiot.
Q: We have a member of the staff who is designated as our “OSHA Coordinator”, however I am not sure if she is keeping up-to-date with all of the regulations. What can I do to keep her current? A: About 99% of the dental offices that fail inspections has someone on the staff who is appointed as
Q: My office received a phone call from a company wanting to schedule a date and time for a mandatory OSHA inspection. Is OSHA using this company to inspect Dental Offices? A: No - it is a private company trying to sell you products and services, they are NOT affiliated with OSHA in anyway. I
Q: Does a monthly OSHA newsletter service satisfy staff training requirements? A: Does a toothpick prevent cavities? NO, not even close. Newsletters are nothing more than an information resource that doesn’t provide interaction with an instructor (Questions & Answers) or hands-on guidance,