The CDC has updated their guidelines for infection control and sterilization. In Wisconsin, the DEB has adapted these guidelines as requirements for all licensed dentists. The CDC guidelines can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/guidelines/index.htm Visit the ADA for more information: http://www.ada.org/productguide/p/1136/Practice-Management/The-ADA-Practical-Guide-to-Effective-Infection-Control
In December 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created changes to the Hazard Communication Standard which will help align the United States with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals to improve safety. The newly modified standard provides a single set of criteria used for classifying chemicals according to their health… Continue Reading I hear OSHA made some changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, what are they?
The CDC has a specific set of guidelines for proper sterilization of dental office instruments and equipment. It is important that each dental office take seriously its responsibility to follow appropriate CDC sterilization guidelines. Click here for more information.