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On-site OSHA Workshops


     On-site Training:  The workshop provides the office staff with basic and new OSHA compliance expectations. The  training program and all Turbyne & Associates OSHA programs are approved by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Maine Board of Dental Examiners for Category I continuing education units, and by the Dental Assisting National Certifying Board for CDAs.  This workshop will be customized to educate and assist the staff to implement any recommendations that may appear in the audit.


The OSHA on-site training program covers:  (3.5 Category I CEUs awarded)



A.  Effectively Respond/Manage an Unannounced OSHA Inspection:

     How To:

       1.  Identify annual OSHA Inspection Strategic Plan Priorities and methods of contact.

2.    Understand and apply the Maine OSHA "Voluntary Compliance" requirement.

3.    Update on Maine Safety Rules and Regulations, Legislation (DEP, EPA, Radiation Safety, Maine Harassment Laws, Violence in the workplace)

4.   Prepare for and Manage an Evidence based reporting system in response to an unannounced OSHA Inspection

5.    Accident/Injury Recordkeeping

       6.  Self-Inspection Checklists and Records.


B.  The Hazardous Chemical Communication Standard Training Program

      (HCCP):  Overview if staff is current on all information in this Standard.

      How to:

      1.  Design and/or implement the written policy/program

      2.  Determine how dental chemicals can cause physical harm or illness and

           updates on BPA in the dental workplace.

      3.  Update the complete a Chemical Inventor    

      4.  Gather, categorize and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets.

      5.  Label and store all on-site Hazardous Chemicals         

      6.  What kind and How to use personal protective equipment

      7.  How to Clean-up a Chemical Spill  

      8.  Eyewash station requirements/Record keeping

      9.  Maine Waste DEP Management of lead, silver, mercury and silica,

           amalgam separators.


C.  The Bloodborne Pathogen/COVID-19 Program:

      How To:

      1.  Develop/Monitor a written policy/program

      2.  Determine the causes, symptoms and modes of  transmission of Hepatitis                       

           B, C, HIV, and COVID-19. Trends/populations affected. Updates on new commended                  

           treatment protocols for HIV, (cocktail therapy) and other current diseases

           MRSA, Swine Flu, C-Diff , HPV and TB.

      3.  Identify activities that can result in exposure

      4.  Perform an Exposure Determination:

            -Classification of Employees

            -Job Descriptions

            -Task Lists

      5.  Review established Risk Management Procedures: CDC/OSHA-2009


            -Universal Precautions, Hand Washing/Rubbing

            -Engineering Controls( Latest info. on glove integrity, skin maintenance)

            -Work practice Controls what is acceptable, what isn't.

            -HBV Vaccination Program

            -Housekeeping/Laundry Management

            -Sharps Management/Sterilization Procedures/Needlestick Safety Act

            -Biohazard Labeling/Tags

            -Develop and/or review Standard Operating Procedures  

      6.  Know What to do if an Exposure Occurs:

            -Wound Treatment, Decontamination

            -Accident Injury Reporting and template

            -Testing of the Employee and the Source

            -Required Reporting and Record keeping

      7.  Management of Infectious Waste Disposal 

      8.  Perform Self-Inspection/Management Strategies

      9.  Management of Contractors, New Hires and Temporary



D.  Facility Safety Program Review of Applicable OSHA Safety

     Standards for:  (Can be discussed for your new facility)

      1.   All required Posted Information

      2.   Record keeping (All Standards)

      3.   Medical Services/CPR/First Aid/Employee Protection/Plan for

            a medical emergency in the workplace   

      4.   Ergonomic Prevention

      5.   General Work Environment (ventilation, temperature, lighting)

      6.   Exits/Egress/Access

      7.   Exit Doors/Alarms/Fire Extinguishers

      8.   Walkways/Floors/Stairways

      9.   Machine Guarding, Portable Power Tools

     10.  Compressed Gas Cylinders

     11.  Respiratory Protection

     12.  Environmental Controls
     13.  Flammable, Combustible Materials

     14.  Electrical Wires, Fixtures, Controls

     15.  Noise 


Other Compliance Areas Reviewed:

1.    Latex Allergies

2.    Tuberculosis

3.    Violence in the Workplace

4.    Bio-terrorism Plans and On-site Weapons


     The fee for this on-site OSHA Workshop will vary depending upon the number of staff.

     Call for a quote which includes all  handouts.  Per mile travel is charged separately.


For further information and to schedule a workshop, please contact Cathy Turbyne, Ed.D., directly at turbyne@roadrunner.com or call 207-577-3149.