The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exempts dentistry, as a low-risk industry, from…
With the end of the year drawing near, it is a good time to conduct a safety walk-through of your dental clinic to examine your written operating instructions, training programs, records, and daily practices to ensure a safe workplace for your staff, as well as continued compliance with Cal/OSHA requirements.
Creating and maintaining a safe dental workplace requires diligence and constant oversight. Office safety walk-throughs at periodic intervals, at least annually, provide an opportunity to identify unsafe practices and conditions. An end-of-the-year self- inspection will help to guarantee a good start to the new year!
For our OSHA Review subscribers… Please refer to Section I of your OSHA Review binder for your template Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Plan. Additionally, a Dental Office Safety Checklist for use during the safety walk-through can be downloaded from our website – oshareview.com, in the members-only section under Document List.
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