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OSHA Provides FAQs On Employee Use Of Cloth Face Coverings  – Infection Control

OSHA Provides FAQs on Employee Use of Cloth Face Coverings – Infection Control

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about employee use of cloth face coverings. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as businesses begin to resume operations, public health guidelines are calling…

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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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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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Reminder: Dental Offices Must Report Formaldehyde Use in Chemiclaves

Cal/OSHA Standard Section 5203 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) mandates that all employers who use a regulated carcinogen must report that use in writing, by mail or email, to Cal/OSHA’s Asbestos and Carcinogen Unit. Cal/OSHA regulates ~30 regulated carcinogens under Title 8 CCR Sections…

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