Safety Training Resource: A Guide to Compliance With OSHA Standards for Medical and Dental Offices

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Medical and dental offices must ensure their occupational safety training programs meet the requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Employee training is required by OSHA's Occupational Safety and Health Standards. It is best to have training provided by an employee, manager or medical and dental safety consultant experienced and informed in regulations.

It is worthwhile to supplement training with other resources. OSHA provides many free resources, including a brochure titled "Medical and Dental Offices: A Guide to Compliance With OSHA Standards" (pdf).

The brochure provides a glimpse of the most frequently found hazards in medical and dental offices, and outlines a number of requirements that normally apply to medical and dental offices, regardless of size. These include:
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Ionizing Radiation Standard
  • Exit Routes Standards
Consider downloading, printing and providing the brochure to your staff to supplement and improve your existing training program.