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New Mandatory Update To Cal/OSHA-Required IIPP

New Mandatory Update to Cal/OSHA-Required IIPP

Cal/OSHA requires every California employer to establish, implement and maintain a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program, and to maintain a copy at each workplace. The requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an effective written injury and illness prevention program…

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OSHA Issues Proposed Rule To Update Hazcom Standard

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Update Hazcom Standard

In February 2021, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced proposed updates to the Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Standard to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The amendments…

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Free Cal/OSHA Webinars On New COVID-19 Prevention Regulation

Free Cal/OSHA Webinars on New COVID-19 Prevention Regulation

Cal/OSHA Consultation Services is holding multiple webinars in March for employers and supervisors on the new Emergency Temporary Standard – Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 3205 - COVID-19 Prevention, which became effective on November 30, 2020. This webinar…

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NIOSH Needlestick Prevention Reminder

NIOSH Needlestick Prevention Reminder

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an online article entitled “Needlesticks are Preventable” to remind healthcare personnel about the importance of sharps safety in…

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Cleaning Is Essential First Step When Reprocessing Dental Instruments

Cleaning is Essential First Step When Reprocessing Dental Instruments

In late 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) issued the Technical Report Guidance on Method Development and Validation of Cleaning Processes for Dental Instruments to help guide manufacturers of reusable dental instruments on developing and validating reprocessing instructions that follow…

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COVID-19 Update: CA Dentists Permitted To Administer Vaccine

COVID-19 Update: CA Dentists Permitted to Administer Vaccine

On January 4, the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued a waiver to permit dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to patients. According to the waiver, dentists in California with required training may independently initiate and…

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The Needlestick Safety And Prevention Act Turns 20

The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Turns 20

November 2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, which mandated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to add safety provisions to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. These included: New requirements for the evaluation and…

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