OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mandates that all dental offices have an infection control training manual available for training new employees as well as for implementing and maintaining OSHA standards. This manual must be updated on an annual basis. OSHA also requires that all dental offices offer an annual “infection control training and updating session” for all employees reviewing and updating them on current OSHA standards and regulations.
Dental Assistant Services offers a variety of options for meeting the OSHA requirements. We offer an infection control training manual for purchase along with two options to complete your required annual training session. In other words, we offer both a training manual and training sessions to meet the OSHA requirements. You have the option of purchasing either separately or both the manual and the training session together.
Please note: The options described on this page do not replace the Infection Control program course designed to help a person work towards obtaining their CDAcertificate.
OSHA Regulations – Annual Training and Updating Session Options
1.) OSHA Regulations – Training Held at Your Location
In this option Dental Assistant Services will come out to your location in order to provide and present training and updating session for you that meets OSHA standards and regulations. This training session will list and review each of the requirements necessary to make sure that your office is OSHA compliant. As this training is specific to your office, it can be tailored (simplified or expanded upon in different areas) to suit the needs of your particular office. Each person in attendance will receive a summary of all the necessary OSHA regulations and updates.
This option will provide a list of requirements and updates that need to be made to your office’s infection control training manual. It does not however provide those updates. Our updated and pre-designed infection control training manual may be purchased separately. Additionally, the program will cover the current CDC guidelines as required by the NJ State Board of Dentistry. Students will also receive copies of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and the Hazardous Communications Standard.
Upon completion of the training all attendees will receive four continuing dental education credits. As this option is personalized to the specific needs of your office, it must be scheduled in advance. Prices will vary depending upon the number of people in attendance. Please call or email DAS(Contact us) for more information about and/or to schedule your training and updating session.
2.) OSHA Regulations – Home Study Option
This home study course lists and reviews all the requirements necessary to help make your office OSHA complaint. A list and description of requirements and updates that need to be made to your office’s infection control training manual will be provided. It does not however provide the specific OSHA requirements and updates. Our updated and pre-designed infection control training manual may be purchased separately. Additionally, the program will cover the current CDC guidelines as required by the NJ State Board of Dentistry. Students will also receive copies of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and the Hazardous Communications Standard.
This home study option is an opportunity for an individual or group of individuals:
- To meet the annual training and updating session requirement set by OSHA and may be ideal for anyone who was out sick or otherwise unavailable when your office held its annual training.
- To provide an office with a check list of items you need to compose to be OSHA compliant.
- Upon completion of the training you will receive four continuing dental education credits.
- To avoid any undue confusion, please note that this option is the same as the home study course described on our continuing dental education courses page.
Dental Assistant Services
Dental Assistant Services provides a variety of courses designed to help you obtain and maintain your dental assisting credentials.