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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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CDPH Releases Return-to-Work Guidance For Dentistry In California

CDPH Releases Return-to-Work Guidance for Dentistry in California

On May 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a guidance document entitled Guidance for Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care, which provides information for California dentists on resuming dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines were…

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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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CDC Updates IC Guidance For Dental Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Updates IC Guidance for Dental Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic

Health departments and dental associations around the country currently recommend that dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) provide services limited to treat dental emergencies in order to both reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and preserve the nation’s limited personal protective equipment…

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How COVID-19 Pandemic Might Affect Cal/OSHA Requirements For Dentistry? – Opinion

How COVID-19 Pandemic Might Affect Cal/OSHA Requirements for Dentistry? – Opinion

We have been getting inquiries from our dental clients in California, asking about possible Cal/OSHA regulatory changes that might come about after the proverbial COVID-19 dust settles and it’s back to business as usual. Hopefully, that is sooner rather than…

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