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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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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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Hand Hygiene: A Critical Part of Dental Infection Control and Prevention – Dental Infection Control

With the flu season well upon us, and quite severe this year, we want to remind you about proper hand hygiene. Proper hand hygiene is considered to be the single most important measure for preventing pathogen transmission in healthcare settings.…

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Did You Know… – OSHA Dental Compliance

During an inspection, some of the first things Cal/OSHA will request are required current written plans –Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Control, Hazard Communication? Are you up-to-date? Since 1992, OSHA Review, Inc. has provided dental…

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Some California dentists must post Proposition 65 warning signs – OSHA Compliance

California dentists with ten or more employees (on payroll) must post notice sign(s) for visitors to their dental office, notifying them of listed chemicals in the office. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement…

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OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires June 13, 2014

For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive…

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EPA’s Labeling Requirements for Surface Disinfectants – Dental Disinfectants

In the United States, under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sole responsibility to establish the rules for efficacy claims and safety of surface disinfectants. Under FIFRA, any substance…

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