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OSHA training for the dental office | Cutting Edge Practice

OSHA Skills Updated

During the 2017 ADA convention in Atlanta, Sharon Kantor Bogetz attended a 3 hour OSHA update.  Lots of new information, but some things stayed the same.

In review, the dental office should use Standard Precautions:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • PPE
  • Respiratory hygiene / cough etiquette – NEW
  • Sharps safety
  • Safe injections – NEW
  • Instrument, device sterilization
  • Environmental aespsis cleaning, disinfection, barriers

Written protocal shall be developed, maintained and periodically updated for proper instrument processing, operatory cleanliness and management of injuries.

If you don’t think OSHA is a concern for you, please read this announcement from OSHA:  “OSHA investigation finds two Lakemoor Dental locations failed to protect employees from risks of bloodborne pathogens.”  These 2 dental practices in Illinois were fined $53,000 for OSHA violations.  Read the entire OSHA Report…

Cutting Edge Practice urges you to schedule yearly OSHA training and to review your OSHA Manual and Safety Data Sheets yearly.   If you need OSHA training for your dental office, contact Sharon Kantor Bogetz for your training session.  There is still time to schedule training before December 31st.    Contact us at 847-370-9131 or email your request to Cutting Edge Practice to schedule your OSHA training session.

 

 

Reporting from the ADA meeting in Denver, CO

img_2182Wendy and I have been at the Colorado Convention Center for the American Dental Association Meeting for the past few days.  We’re coming back with great information on pertinent dental topics important to your practice including:

  • OSHA updates
  • Treatment planning skills
  • Insurance reimbursement
  • Lease negotiations
  • SolutionReach and Lighthouse360 products
  • Identity theft restoration

We’re excited to bring this cutting edge knowledge back to your practices.  Call Sharon at (847) 370-9131 or Wendy at (773) 502-6000 or send us an email through our website to set up a conference call or dental office visit.

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