On-site Training:The workshop provides the office staff with basic and new OSHA compliance expectations. Thetraining 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:
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
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.
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,
C.The Bloodborne Pathogen/COVID-19 Program:
1.Develop/Monitor a written policy/program
2.Determine the causes, symptoms and modes oftransmission 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
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.