The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the US Department of Labor. Congress established the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. The mission of OSHA is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women, by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Medical and dental offices require specific standards and regulations, because of the nature of some of the instruments used, and because bloodborne pathogens that are daily handled in medical and dental offices by many employees.
Below is a list of common current OSHA requirements for medical and dental offices:
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Hazard Communication requires employee access to hazard information
Ionizing Radiation communicates requirements for facilities that have an x-ray machine
Exit Routes: requires facilities to communicate safe and accessible building exits in case of fire or other emergency
Every workplace must display an approved OSHA poster which explains work rights, among other important worker safety tips.
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