Standard Precautions Versus Universal Precautions to Control BBPs

OSHA requires, at a minimum, dental offices to follow the concept of universal precautions to control occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs), while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the adherence to standard precautions. The term universal…

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California Dental Practice Act Training Mailing this Week

April 16, 2014 - Check Your Mail The May/June 2014 issue of OSHA Review, which is the mandatory California Dental Practice Act course, has been mail to our subscribers. Enclosed with this issue is a copy of the new Notice…

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Dental CE Requirements – California

California Dental Continuing Education (CCR 1015-1017) – Each dental practitioner must obtain, from a DBC-approved registered CE provider, a specific number of CE units during each renewal period, every 2 years. Dentists need 50 units per renewal cycle, while RDAs,…

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OSHA Compliance – Hepatitis B Vaccination Requirements

Under OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), the hepatitis B virus (HBV) three-shot vaccination series must be made available at no cost to all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, within ten working days…

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