Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations

Cal/OSHA regulations focus on workplace safety. The regulations address injury and illness prevention, hazard communication, permissible exposure levels, and much more.

Dentists must screen patients for measles, other ATDs, before providing treatment

As cases of the highly contagious but preventable measles viral infection increase across the U.S. due to delayed childhood vaccinations,…

March 20, 2024 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, News Articles, Patient Care

Minimize risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure through education and planning

To be compliant with Cal/OSHA standards, California dental practices are required to train any team member who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. CDA has resources available to support your practice in achieving compliance.

July 7, 2022 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, Infection Control, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC

CDA offers a simplified approach to bloodborne pathogen safety compliance

CDA members benefit from a new online training program designed to help California dental practices achieve full compliance with Cal/OSHA’s requirements for bloodborne pathogen safety training and exposure control.

May 25, 2022 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, News Articles, Online Learning, Regulatory Compliance

New safety sharps product available to dentists

A new safety sharps product, the Verena Solutions SimpleCAP, is available to dentists and can be purchased from most major suppliers. Dental practices are required by the Cal/OSHA bloodborne pathogens regulation to regularly evaluate the appropriateness of using safety sharps with the goal of reducing needlesticks and other “sharps” injuries that can cause exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

August 15, 2019 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, Infection Control, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

FDA bans active ingredients from nonprescription antiseptic products

In a final rule issued by the Food and Drug Administration, 24 active ingredients used in nonprescription antiseptic products are “not generally recognized as safe and effective” (GRAS/GRAE) for use by health care professionals in health care settings or situations “due to insufficient data.” The ban applies to use of these ingredients in over-the-counter antiseptics and takes effect Dec. 20, 2018.

January 23, 2018 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

Emergency kit basics for dental practices

What must a dental office emergency kit contain? The answer varies depending on individual state dental board requirements. There are basic necessities dentists are required to include in emergency kits, according to the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.

November 25, 2013 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance