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California Senate Bill 501, signed by the Governor in 2018 and scheduled to become…
With the measles outbreak in California and the flu outbreaks nationwide, dental staff need to make sure they are screening patients for these diseases prior to treating patients. In California, Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard requires healthcare providers to follow certain precautions to prevent exposure to ATD’s.
Because dentists do not treat patients for symptoms caused by ATDs and do not perform any procedures that are considered “cough-inducing” by the CDC, dentists are conditionally-exempt from Cal/OSHA’s requirements, if all of the following conditions are met:
While only California dentists must comply with these requirements, these are prudent practices for all dentists.
For our OSHA Review subscribers… The July/August 2013 issue of OSHA Review in Section X of your binder covers ATD requirements in California.
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