OSHA and Infection Control Made Easy for Dentistry

Tuition Cost: AIDA members: $69.00 per person
General Admission: $99.00 per person

CE: 3 Lecture CE Credits
CE Code: 149
Prerequisites: None

Course Description:

OSHA requires an annual retraining session for all employees.  This course will help fulfill these requirements and will update participants on the latest from OSHA, including the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication and the Bloodborne Disease Pathogens Standard. In addition, the course will cover the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry and will review best practices for infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Other topics covered include Subparts of the OSH Act that apply to dentistry including:

  • Means of egress
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety and first aid
  • Hazardous materials
  • Ventilation
  • Recordkeeping

Course Objectives:

    • Understand safety regulations in the dental office
    • Know the OSHA regulations that affect a dental facility
    • Be familiar with all infection control regulations and guidelines for dentistry
    • Know the most current CDC guidelines for infection control
    • Understand how to practice safely in the COVID-19 environment
    • Being prepared for an OSHA inspection in your dental facility
    • Know your rights under OSHA law and how to respond to a citation

*Information will also be provided on how to react to an OSHA inspection of your office and how to assign tasks to key staff members so that they can assist you in achieving compliance.

Q and A: An interactive question and answer session will be held at the end of training

Meet the Instructors: Karson Carpenter, DDS

Karson L. Carpenter serves as President of Compliance Training Partners. He is an OSHA approved trainer who has for over 25 years designed educational programs to bring dental facilities into compliance with the governmental regulations that affect them in the areas of OSHA, HIPAA and infection control. His experience includes guiding numerous clients across the United States through OSHA and HIPAA inspections as well as the critical post-inspection process.



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