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CDC Updates Dental COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance, Removes Recommendation To Wait 15 Minutes Between Patients

CDC Updates Dental COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance, Removes Recommendation to Wait 15 Minutes Between Patients

As COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpass 119,000 with infection cases on the rise, last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19…

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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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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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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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EPA Reminder:  Use Disinfectants Properly For Safety And Efficacy – COVID-19

EPA Reminder: Use Disinfectants Properly for Safety and Efficacy – COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a consumer rush on toilet paper, meat products, cleaning supplies, both surface cleaners/disinfectants and hand sanitizers, etc. Specifically regarding cleaning supplies, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compiled a list…

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