Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • Reminder: OSHA Recordkeeping Rules Change on Jan 1, 2015

    OSHA’s updated recordkeeping rules, which expand the definition of severe injuries that must be reported to OSHA, take effect on January 1, 2015. The amendments require employers to report the following to OSHA: All work-related fatalities within 8 hours of finding out about them All …

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  • RHB Revises X-Ray Machine Registration Form in California – Dental Compliance

    The California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) recently revised the radiation machine registration form, RH2261, which must be completed and submitted to RHB. Three forms are now available for registration: 1) RH2261N for new registrations, 2) RH2261C for a change to a …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires December 31, 2014

    For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive up-to-date, accurate regulatory information delivered …

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  • Supreme Court Hearing Teeth Whitening Case – Dental Regulations

    According to MSN News, the Supreme Court is considering a case that could have far-reaching consequences to state licensing boards. The case involves the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board), and whether or not it has the authority to limit the practice of …

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  • CDC Ebola Guidance for Dental Healthcare Workers – Infection Control

    With the deadly Ebola virus claiming its first victim on American soil this past week, healthcare providers, including dental professionals, need to be aware of how to screen and manage patients for the disease. Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states …

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  • Paid Sick Leave Required in CA – California Regulations

    On September 10, 2014, California Governor Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (AB 1522) into law. Starting July 1, 2015, all private and public employers, regardless of size, will be required to provide paid sick leave (PSL), with the following stipulations: An employee …

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  • EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Mandate Amalgam Separators

    On September 23, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to control dental amalgam effluent that will be published in the Federal Register. The rule would require most dentists to install best available control technology, amalgam separators, and adhere to best …

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  • Fake Fingernails – Not a Good Idea in the Dental Office – Infection Control

    While not prohibited, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that dental personnel with direct contact with patients refrain from wearing artificial nails, keeping natural nail tips to no longer than ¼ inch in length. Artificial nails have been implicated in multiple outbreaks …

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  • Safe Needle Handling During Dental Treatment – Infection Control

    In order to prevent needle sticks, OSHA prohibits dental practitioners from performing unsafe work practices during needle handling. During patient care, it is important to always handle contaminated needles safely: Do not pass or accept exposed contaminated needles to/from another person. Do not bend, break, …

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  • Mail-Back Systems for Medical Waste Disposal – Infection Control

    Dentists have options when disposing of medical waste, consisting of red-bag waste and contaminated sharps, generated in their offices. Many states allow medical waste generators to use approved mail-back systems for medical waste disposal, which provide a simple, economical alternative to using a medical waste …

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