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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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The DUWL Outbreak in Orange County

Back in 2016, more than 60 children were diagnosed with confirmed or probable mycobacterial infections in Anaheim, California, after becoming infected with serious oral cellulitis, following dental pulpotomies performed at the same dental clinic. The microorganism in question was Mycobacterium abscessus, which…

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Dental Offices Must Have BBP Exposure Control Plans

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), over a quarter of private dental practices who participated in the survey did not have…

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Managing Extracted Teeth

Under universal/standard precautions, OSHA deems that all teeth must be assumed to be potentially infectious. As such, they must be handled safely, to prevent the potential for occupational transmission of disease to employees who come into contact with them. However,…

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