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E. Contaminated Laundry

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 […]

B. Exposure Control Plan

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 […]

Determination of Exposure

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.

Consequences of non-compliance

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, […]

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