“Sterilization equipment and its adequacy shall be tested and verified on a regular basis.”
But what does a “regular basis” mean?
In absence of s specific time frame licensees should follow the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health- Care Settings. In reference to sterilizer monitoring, the CDC guidelines state:
“Monitor sterilizers at least weekly by using a biological indicator”
The OSHA Review Spore Check System provides a convenient, cost-effective service to monitor your sterilizers. Test results can be accessed in multiple ways, including 24-hour online access and as an added value if you forget to test your sterilizer we will send you a reminder. With these features you can feel confident that your office is meeting CDC recommendations.