OSHA Compliance Checklist for Dental Offices

OSHA Compliance Checklist for Dental Offices

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency charged with ensuring safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.

OSHA’s enforcement authority extends to nearly every industry, including dental practices. One issue that complicates OSHA compliance for many organizations is the fact that OSHA’s safety standards for employees are the same for every industry. Obviously, there are different hazards and factors between a construction site and a dental office, so we’ve prepared guidance for developing an OSHA compliance checklist for dental offices to assist in your efforts to achieve compliance.

Sources for Building an OSHA Compliance Checklist for Dental Offices

An OSHA dental compliance checklist should be developed from healthcare-specific OSHA safety standards

These OSHA dental safety checklist standards include:

  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Ionizing Radiation Standard
  • Exit Routes Standard
  • Electrical Standards
  • Emergency Action Plan Standard
  • Fire Safety Standard
  • Medical and First Aid Standard

OSHA and HIPAA Combined

Your practice can meet OSHA & HIPAA standards using our automated software.