Laundering requirements for contaminated laundry (reusable gowns and towels) that have 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 […]
An exposure control plan must include a detailed schedule of implementation as follows: 1. Hepatitis B Vaccination records for all Category I (high risk) & Category II (medium risk) employees (see previous section) 2. Post-exposure procedures a. The employee must stop what s/he is doing […]
Any Category I or Category II employee is susceptible to exposure to blood, saliva, OPIM and pokes from contaminated sharps. Should an exposure incident occur, both employer and employee must follow post-exposure and follow-up procedures.
Non-compliance with the DBC’s Minimum Standards for Infection Control, OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, and Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication, or CAL/OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard could lead to cross-contamination, infections, and illness to the dental patient and/or the DHCP. Employees could contaminate their vehicles, […]