As a companion to the Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit, ADA has developed the COVID-19 Hazard Assessment Guide and Checklist.
Both the WSDA and ADA continue to urge OSHA and DOSH to update their directives based on the CDC’s new Guidance for Dental Settings
. We will continue to share updates as they become available.
ADA Releases Hazard Assessment Guide and Checklist
As a companion to the Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
, ADA has developed the COVID-19 Hazard Assessment Guide and Checklist (login required)
, designed to help you evaluate COVID-19 related hazards to which dental employees may be exposed.
COVID-19 Hazard Assessment (Login Required)
Exclusively available to ADA members, the guide is modeled after OSHA’s Hazard Identification and Assessment, but created specifically with COVID-19 and the dental practice in mind.
Dentists will be able to gain information on risk factors such as local disease transmission rates, patient- and treatment-specific issues, and facility considerations. A supplemental checklist to the guide will help you evaluate hazard levels in your practice during a specific point in time.
Be sure to download these new materials, then review and discuss them with your staff.
Dr. Dennis Bradshaw