August 11, 2016
by David Quezada, Dentistry IQ
No one wants to get hurt on the job, or have to face a workers’ compensation claim. How can you keep your dental office safe for everyone?
Chances are you became a dentist or dental professional to help others maintain and improve their oral health, not because you wanted to run a business. But dental offices are small businesses, and knowing how to foster a safe work environment is an important part of running a successful practice.
While dental practice employees may be exposed to some of the most common safety risks, such as potential slips, trips, and falls, they also face unique workplace hazards that could result in on-the-job injuries. For example, the use of dental tools such as explorers, probes, and drills exposes dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants to possible injury and disease through puncture wounds or hand-to-mouth contact. This is why creating a culture of safety in the workplace, combined with the appropriate workers’ compensation insurance, is critical to protecting the well-being of employees and your business.
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