For decades, healthcare professionals have been required to follow various OSHA regulations—most notably the Bloodborne Pathogens and the Hazard Communication Standards.
Yet not many clinicians, safety coordinators, or practice owners have taken the time to thoroughly review all the OSHA regulations that apply specifically to dentistry.
In addition to the Bloodborne Pathogens and the Hazard Communication Standards, OSHA regulations pertaining to dentistry include Ionizing Radiation, Exit Route Standards, Electrical Standards and Laser Safety to name a few.
The Dental Compliance Institute’s 7-hour dental OSHA course leads you through the key OSHA regulations that impact your practice and helps you to understand what the compliance expectations are for each applicable regulation.
Upon completion of the Core OSHA course modules, you will be able to confidently:
- Define the requirements of each regulation
- Identify federal regulatory obligations and which states have an OSHA-approved safety program
- Compare regulatory requirements against your own current OSHA compliance program
- Understand OSHA requirements and apply them to your practice
There is no prerequisite knowledge needed for either course. Both the Basic and Advanced OSHA Courses contain the same main content, which is divided into two main sections. They are:
Core OSHA Modules
- Module I: Introduction and Background of OSHA
- Module II: Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)
- Module III: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
- Module IV: Miscellaneous Standards
- Personal Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.1320)
- Medical Services and First Aid (29 CFR 1910.151)
- Recordkeeping Regulations (29 CFR 1904)
- Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records (29 CFR 1910.1020)
- Exit Routes, Fire Prevention Plans and Emergency Action Plans (29 CFR 1910; Subpart E)
Supplemental OSHA Modules
- Module I: Types of Radiation
- Laser Safety
- Ionizing Radiation (29 CFR 1910.1096)
- Module II: Toxic and Hazardous Substances (29 CFR 1910.1000)
- Module III: Electrical Standards and Workplace Violence
- Electrical Standards (29 CFR 1910; Subpart S)
- Workplace Violence