A checklist of actions a dental practice must take after an employee is exposed to blood or OPIM. Updated Sept 2015, last reviewed Aug 2021
Dental practices must have a copy of this regulation to provide to employees upon request. Updated Jan 2018, last reviewed Aug 2021.
Compliance requirements for preventing transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) at health care facilities.
This sample addendum to the injury and illness prevention plan has been updated for consistency with the Cal/OSHA nonemergency COVID-19 prevention regulation effective in 2023
On Jan. 9, 2024, CDPH updated its COVID-19 guidance documents on isolation and on testing. Cal/OSHA, on the same date, revised its FAQs which explain how CDPH changes impact the nonemergency COVID-19 Prevention regulation. CDPH changed the definition of “isolation period,” thus creating the possibility of a shorter isolation period for infected individuals. Cal/OSHA reinforced testing requirements for employees who are symptomatic at work or have close contact exposures at the workplace. Masks must be worn at the workplace by employees who return to work 10 or fewer days after they first experienced symptoms or had a positive test.
Copy of California Code of Regulations Title 16 Section 1005, which require written protocols for instrument processing, operatory cleanliness, and injury management. Updated Sept 2011.
Follow these step-by-step instructions for cleaning, disinfecting the operatory.
Use this form to document an employee’s informed refusal of a medical evaluation following exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This form is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated Sept 2015.
Customize sample plan to describe how your practice limits employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This resource is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated Sept 2015.
Overview of requirement and related CDC recommendations. Cal/OSHA requires employers to offer certain employees the hepatitis B vaccination series and post-vaccination testing.
Customize form to comply with Cal/OSHA and a Dental Board requirement to have a written protocol for operatory cleanliness. The form is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Reviewed Sept 2015.
Staff must assess annually the effectiveness of the practice's safety procedures and devices and consider safety sharps. This form is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated Sept 2015.
FAQ on infection control, other Cal/OSHA regulations, training, personal protective equipment and inspections. This resource is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated Dec 2018.
This is a list of external websites with information pertinent to infection control at dental practices.
Document employee’s refusal of employer's offer of the Hepatitis B vaccination on this form which has mandated language. This form is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated Sept 2015.
Use this sample form to describe the practice’s sterilization protocol, as required by the Dental Board. This resource is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated May 2014.
Display this poster in the operatory for quick reference on effective operatory disinfection.
Screening patients and other visitors is an essential part of COVID-19 infection prevention. Dental practices must also perform screening in compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations.
Customize this sample plan which is required when an employer requires an employee to wear a respirator, such as an N95. This is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual.
Dental practices must regularly evaluate the appropriateness of safety sharps. A dental practice must either use the sharps or document the reason why safety sharps are not used.
Use form to record the schedule and methods of implementation of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard in the practice. This form is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated Sept 2015.
Use form to record required information associated with an employee’s injury with a contaminated sharp. This form is part of the Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated September 2015.
Weekly verification of proper functioning of all sterilization devices through use of a biological indicator (such as a spore test) is required.