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Entries in OSHA/WISHA/DOSH (2)


WSDA Helps Member Dentists Prepare for L&I Inspections

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is continuing to conduct health and safety inspections of dental offices in Washington state. Between April 2010 and April 2011, L&I issued more than 260 citations to dental offices statewide. The most commonly cited infractions were those involving blood-borne pathogens and hazard communication. Many citations can be avoided simply by educating dental staff on workplace safety and implementing written safety plans in case of emergencies.

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WSDA Introduces Accident Prevention Plan Template

WSDA has partnered with the Department of Labor and Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) to create an Accident Prevention Program (APP) template tailored to the dental office.  Every dental office must have a written APP designed to help prevent accidents, illnesses and injuries within the workplace.

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