OSHA Compliance for the Dental Professional

OSHA compliance is a long-standing cornerstone of your compliance program. Yet not many clinicians, office safety coordinators or practice owners have taken the time to thoroughly review the OSHA regulations that apply specifically to dentistry. This 7-hour course identifies and organizes OSHA requirements for dental practices.

You will be led through the key OSHA regulations that impact your practice and learn the compliance expectations for each regulation. Upon completion of the core modules, you will be able to:

  1. Define the requirements of each regulation
  2. Identify federal regulatory obligations and which states have an OSHA-approved safety program
  3. Compare regulatory requirements against your own current OSHA compliance program
  4. Understand OSHA requirements and apply them to your practice

There is no prerequisite knowledge needed for these courses.

Section 1: 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 1910.1200)

Module IV:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.1320)
  • Medical Services and First Aid (29 CFR 1910.151)
  • OSHA’s Recordkeeping Regulations (29 CFR 1904)
  • Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records (29 CFR 1910.1020)

Module V: Overview of Supplemental OSHA Modules

Section 2: Supplemental OSHA Modules
(Please note these modules require separate registration)S-Module VI: Types of Radiation

  • Laser Safety
  • Ionizing Radiation (29 CFR 1910.1096)

S-Module VII: Toxic and Hazardous Substances (29 CFR 1910.1000)

  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde

S-Module VIII:

  • Exit Routes, Fire Prevention Plans and Emergency Action Plans(29 CFR 1910; Subpart E)

S-Module IX: Additional OSHA Standards for Dental Practices

  • Electrical Standards (29 CFR 1910; Subpart S)
  • Workplace Violence

Which credential is right for you?

All three levels contain the same core modules with distinctions between the amount of class participation, extra-curricular course work and/or credentials exam.

Level I: OSH101
This level is for professionals who prefer to simply obtain the information for their own knowledge, which can be applied as needed in their practice. If you are already a Compliance Coordinator or Privacy Officer, this level serves as an in-depth refresher. If you are new to compliance, this level is just right for you. No additional class work or exam required.
Level II: OSH201
This level is for those who prefer to receive a formal Certificate in OSHA Compliance for the Dental Professional. Level II serves as a springboard if you are ready to advance your compliance expertise by completing additional class participation and extra-curricular course work.
Level III: OSH301
This level is for professionals who want to receive credentials and become a Certified Dental Specialist in OSHA (CDSO™). This level validates your professional achievement and commitment to compliance. It requires completion of the Level II criteria along with successful completion of the third-party-administered exam.

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