Presented by Dr. Howard Shayne, DDS
The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard requires that employers who have employees with occupational exposure to blood and other potential infectious material provide training for those employees annually. This training must take place within 12 months of the previous training on the standard. This program will fulfill as much of the annual training requirements as possible. The standard contains fifteen elements that must be addressed in the training, and the program will cover fourteen of them. The major exception is that the standard does not require an annual review of the employer’s exposure control plan. This portion of the requirement will need to occur in the participants’ individual office setting. However, a discussion of the elements required in all plans will be included.
- Understand the principles of infection control
- Be aware of safety issues involved in dental care
- Be able to apply modern infection control principles
- Be knowledgeable about requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards
- Be able to critically analyze different methods for instrument decontamination
The Greater Springfield Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by Missouri Dental Association.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
GSDS designates this activity for the 3 continuing education credits.