Topic Tag: contamination

C. Methods for Dealing with Surface Contamination

There are two methods that may be used to deal with surface contamination: Surface Barriers Precleaning Surface Barriers Fluid resistant materials that prevent a surface from becoming contaminated. Surfaces that may be protected with barriers include: Dental Chair Headrest & control buttons Light handles & […]

A. Touch & Transfer

Touch: Surfaces that DHCP directly touch during procedures, and therefore potentially contaminated. These surfaces include: dental unit controls, x-ray switches, chair switches, chair side computers, computer mouse, light handles, cabinet handles, pens, etc. Transfer: Instrument trays and handpieces that are touched by contaminated instruments or […]

E. Contaminated Laundry

Laundry (reusable gowns and towels) that has been soiled with blood or other potentially infectious materials, or may contain sharps must be handled according to Cal/OSHA BBP standards: The employer shall ensure that employees who have contact with contaminated laundry wear heavy duty nitrile gloves […]

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