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Medical Clearance And Fit-test Procedures For N95 Masks – COVID-19

Medical Clearance and Fit-test Procedures for N95 Masks – COVID-19

When surgical N95 respirators are necessary to protect employees, employers must implement a formal, comprehensive respiratory protection program in accordance with Cal/OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (5144) and Cal/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard (5199). Refer to the COVID-19 Control and…

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COVID-19 Control And Prevention Plan

COVID-19 Control and Prevention Plan

With the U.S. Occupational Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new Guidance Document for dental employers to protect dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) from exposure to COVID-19 during the pandemic, we have created a new COVID-19 Control and Prevention Plan template form for our subscribers. For our OSHA Review…

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OSHA Poster On How To Don/Doff Mask – Infection Control

OSHA Poster on How to Don/Doff Mask – Infection Control

OSHA releases a new video and poster that demonstrates how to don and doff a respirator correctly at work. The guidance includes seal check procedures to ensure that there is no leakage. The seven steps with depictions include: Wash your…

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New EPA Search Tool For Disinfectants On List N – Infection Control

New EPA Search Tool for Disinfectants on List N – Infection Control

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new List N Tool, which is a web-based application (app), that enables consumers to quickly and easily search for disinfectant products with EPA approval against SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.…

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CDPH Releases Return-to-Work Guidance For Dentistry In California

CDPH Releases Return-to-Work Guidance for Dentistry in California

On May 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a guidance document entitled Guidance for Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care, which provides information for California dentists on resuming dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines were…

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Resources For Optimizing Procurement Of N95 Masks Or Equivalent – Infection Control

Resources for Optimizing Procurement of N95 Masks or Equivalent – Infection Control

PPE shortages are currently posing a tremendous challenge to our healthcare system because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have received numerous calls from clients seeking advice and information on how to supply the N95 masks that OSHA currently requires during…

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OSHA Guidance For COVID-19 Control And Prevention For DHCP – Federal

OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Control and Prevention for DHCP – Federal

At the end of April, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a Guidance Document for dental employers to protect dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) from exposure to COVID-19 during the pandemic. This differs from other guidance documents from…

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OSHA Requirements For Occupational Use Of N95 Respirators In Healthcare

OSHA Requirements for Occupational Use of N95 Respirators in Healthcare

Healthcare employers must comply with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) requirements to prevent occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). When surgical N95 respirators are necessary to protect employees, employers must implement…

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