California dental practices are required to regularly evaluate the appropriateness of using safety sharps. A dental practice must either use safety sharps or document in its Cal/OSHA-required exposure control plan the reasons why safety sharps are not used. This must be done for each type of sharp. Use the form Dental Sharps to document the evaluations.
This list of safety needles was updated May 2023.
Safety scalpels and safety catheters are available from most major suppliers.
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