Annual OSHA Update &
Hot Topics in Infection Control –
Are You Safe Enough?

Managing all aspects of your office safety can be confusing. This class focuses your efforts on what you need for your written OSHA program, including general safety issues such as radiation and chemical risks, hazard communication and waste. Leave with a “Hit List” of the most important infection control challenges and compare your options for safety! Apply professional standards and strategies, including CDC Guidelines and State regulations for Infection Control to everyday and extraordinary risks. Updates include safety challenges such as aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD’s) and evolving/ resistant pathogens.

Create a culture of safety in your office, without creating a "culture of slow!" When time and cost impact your infection control decisions, personal safety for clinicians and patients should not be compromised. Attendees will identify the “weak links” in their safety practices and explore time and cost-efficient options. Handouts and references are provided.


Attendees will review required training topics and identify the need to update or change their OSHA injury and illness prevention program.

  • Update knowledge of important disease risks and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).
  • Analyze Standard Precautions and their limitations.
  • Prepare to implement Respiratory Hygiene / Cough Etiquette.
  • Discuss challenges of sharps and waste management.
  • Improve effectiveness of environmental asepsis.
  • Maximize Instrument reprocessing efforts.
Topic areas required by OSHA:
  • OSHA written program.
  • Disease transmission understanding.
  • Standard Precautions:
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Respiratory Hygiene / Cough Etiquette.
    • Sharps and Safe Injection Practices.
    • Environmental asepsis.
    • Instrument sterilization.
    • Waste Management.
    • Safe practices.
    • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).

Guest Speaker:

Laguna Beach, California

NANCY DEWHIRST, RDH, BS presents interactive hands-on workshops, as well as seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide. Topics include OSHA, Infection Control, Ergonomics, Oral Pathology, Emerging Diseases and Biofilms, Instrument Sharpening workshops and Disaster Preparedness. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars yearly, is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California.

Ms. Dewhirst is Adjunct Faculty at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters. Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice along with 28 years as an educator.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (earn 7 credit hours)
at The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$195 for Dentists • $155 for Auxiliaries/Residents
Code: 20D0206

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