June 20, 2017
by Safety + Health
Twenty-eight percent of private dental practices have not fulfilled OSHA’s requirement for a written, site-specific bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by NIOSH and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, an oral health care advocacy group.
OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard is intended to protect health care workers from diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, which can be transmitted from patient to dental health care providers or from patient to patient through contact with blood or other body fluids.
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