Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • CDC MMWR: Risk of Occupational-Acquired HIV is Low, Thanks to Infection Control

    “Documented occupational acquisition to HIV infection in healthcare workers has become rare in the United States,” states the January 9th edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been notified of only a single confirmed …

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  • OSHA Employee Training Requirements

    Employee safety is the sole focus of regulations mandated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Hence, the intent of OSHA’s training requirements is to ensure that all employees are trained on the hazards associated with the job, as well as on ways …

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  • 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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