We designed this course for busy dental professionals that are looking for training on the OSHA standards for dental practices. This engaging course covers the required basic standards for dental practices as outlined by OSHA.
Each lesson in this course takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
You have 30 days to complete this course before it expires.
Successful completion of this course will generate a certificate of completion that is good for one year from the date of completion.
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
(29 CFR 1910.1030)
This is the most frequently requested and referenced OSHA standard affecting medical and dental offices. Some basic requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard include:
- A written exposure control plan, to be updated annually
- Use of universal precautions
- Consideration, implementation, and use of safer, engineered needles and sharps
- Use of engineering and work practice controls and appropriate personal protective equipment (gloves, face and eye protection, gowns)
- Hepatitis B vaccine provided to exposed employees at no cost
- Medical follow-up in the event of an “exposure incident”
- Use of labels or color-coding for items such as sharps disposal boxes and containers for regulated waste, contaminated laundry, and certain specimens.
- Employee training.
- Proper containment of all regulated waste
(29 CFR 1910.1200)
The hazard communication standard is sometimes called the “employee right-to-know” standard. It requires employee access to hazard information. The basic requirements include:
- A written hazard communication program
- A list of hazardous chemicals (such as alcohol, disinfectants, anesthetic agents, sterliants, mercury) used or stored in the office
- A copy of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each chemical (obtained from the manufacturer) used or stored in the office
- Employee training