The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exempts dentistry, as a low-risk industry, from…
Do you know OSHA requires dental offices to have written OSHA safety plans in place that specify how various hazards in the office will be controlled to protect employees? Employers, including dental offices, must have these customized written plans onsite and available to employees covering the following OSHA topics: bloodborne pathogens (BBP) exposure control, hazard communication, injury and illness prevention, fire prevention (if greater than ten employees), and if in California, an ergonomic plan (triggered by two or more of the same overuse injury in the same job-type).
For our OSHA Review Subscribers: These written plan templates can be found in your OSHA Review binder, or can be downloaded from OSHA Review’s website in the restricted section under Documents. Other written plans available include medical waste, HIPAA, infection control protocol, x-ray safety.
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