OSHA Training for Dental Facilities

The OSHA Training for Dental Facilities course covers OSHA bloodborne pathogens and hazard communication standards for dental facilities, as well as general facility safety best practices. This course meets mandatory requirements for initial and yearly retraining for oral surgeons, dentists, assistants, and hygienists. The course covers topics, including OSHA standards, universal precautions, and work area restrictions, as well as specific dental topics such as common dental chemicals with permissible exposure limits.

You will learn how to:

  • Discuss OSHA’s role in promoting worker safety.
  • Respond to smoke or fire in your work area.
  • Prevent exposures to bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV, HBC, and HBV.
  • Respond if you are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material.
  • Evacuate or respond to an emergency situation.
  • Define biohazardous waste and list items that go in biohazard containers.
  • Ensure that engineering controls, safe work practice controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) are in place.
  • Read and interpret a Material Safety Data Sheet/Safety Data Sheet.
  • Identify which chemicals are hazardous and how you can be exposed to them at work.
  • Demonstrate how to protect yourself from hazardous chemicals at work.