Q: Do I need to provide training for my staff every two years?
A: You must provide staff training when a need occurs, like using new chemicals, equipment, etc. or as new staff is added. In addition you should conduct update training when regulations are released or revised, like the Table of Permitted Duties which changes twice a year and the Dental Board Infection Control Regulations which is revised yearly. In OSHA’s case, the minimum staff training is yearly, the key topics are: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Injury & Illness Prevention, and Hazard Communications.