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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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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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OSHA Guidelines For Reporting Occupational Cases Of COVID-19

OSHA Guidelines for Reporting Occupational Cases of COVID-19

In May, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an interim memorandum on the requirements for recording occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19. The memorandum is expected to remain in effect until the current COVID-19 public health crisis…

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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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