CDC Updated COVID-19 Guidelines For Dentistry – Infection Control

CDC Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Dentistry – Infection Control

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated the Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response. The updated guidelines provide practical information on resuming regular, non-emergency dental care. Summary of Recent…

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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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