Dentistry

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Jul 10, 2017
Use of Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plans in Private Dental Practices: Results and Clinical Implications of a National Survey

https://www.dentalaegis.com/cced/2017/06/use-of-bloodborne-pathogens-exposure-control-plans-in-private-dental-practices-results-and-clinical-implications-of-a-national-survey

Findings from this survey indicate DHWs would benefit from increased education regarding methods to prevent occupational exposures to BBPs.

Source: Compendium

Jan 26, 2017
Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure in Dentistry: an update

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/REU/bloodborne/REU_BBPdent1.html

Reducing bloodborne pathogen exposures helps provide a safe and healthful workplace for dental employers and employees. In addition, reducing exposures can help reduce costs and increase productivity and employee morale.

Source: CA DOSH

Jan 26, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Dentistry

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/dentistry/

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Dentistry

Source: NIOSH

Jan 26, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Dentistry

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/dentistry/

Dental professionals may be at risk for exposure to numerous workplace hazards. These hazards include, but are not limited to, the spectrum of bloodborne pathogens, pharmaceuticals and other chemical agents, human factors, ergonomic hazards, noise, vibration, and workplace violence.

Source: OSHA

Nov 01, 2006
The Environmentally Responsible Dental Office - A Guide to Best Management Practices of Dental Wastes

http://www.p2pays.org/ref/04/03294.pdf

The Oregon Dental Association has developed this guide to assist dentists in how best to manage the disposal of dental office wastes.

Source: ODA

Jan 01, 2003
Control of Nitrious Oxide in Dental Operations, NIOSH Hazard Controls

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/hazardcontrol/hc3.html

Dental workers are exposed to Nitrous Oxide (N2O) during administration of this anesthetic gas to patients. Exposures should be minimized to prevent short-term behavioral and long-term reproductive health effects that can be produced by N2O.

Source: NIOSH