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OSHA | GHS Training

OSHA - Audio Overview from KLAS Solutions' OSHA | GHS Trainer

Lisa Cairns

We understand OSHA, can become an overwhelming task, leaving you confused on where to begin. We also understand that it’s something that nobody looks forward to doing.  Therefore, if we can change that even a bit by sharing real life stories to keep our audience engaged and simplifying this process, then we all win.  We have used our experiences and our exposures to our advantage by educating safety of all of those just embarking into Dental or those who may not have taken OSHA as seriously as maybe we should have. We believe in making it as enjoyable as possible with motivational games and interactive demonstrations that can make participants pay close attention to instructions while a positive approach can turn these meetings into enjoyable times filled with proactive learning and many laughs. When we leave a training and hear, “That was not as painful as I thought. In fact, it was fun!” we all win!


All dental employers are mandated to provide a safe workplace to their employees.  OSHA compliance for a dental facility covers these principal aspects:

  • Blood-borne pathogen standard, dental infection control guidelines, medical waste storage/disposal protocol, and revised hazard communication standard under the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS).  You’ll gain an understanding of the basics of OSHA record-keeping and learn how to avoid the top 10 most common OSHA violations.
  • Compliance will vary for each company, but the one consistent factor is training on the Global Harmonization Standards. The goal of GHS is to better protect workers from hazardous chemicals. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its’ Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations’ global chemical labeling system. Effective by December 1, 2013.
  • OSHA’s implementation of the Global Harmonization Standard (GHS) is not something to ignore. The Hazard Communication Standard was created in 1983 and has gone relatively unchanged until recently. Becoming compliant is not an option. It’s the law!


OSHA requires companies to train on any hazards they may encounter. Buying a safety program off the internet or completing a basic training is not enough. Your company needs to develop, implement, and maintain an OSHA compliant program.

Our experienced Safety & Health Consultants will come onsite to update your company’s written programs and provide any necessary maintenance. If there have been any OSHA changes that apply to your company, our Safety & Health Consultant will take care of updating the programs to stay in compliance.


  •  Introduction to OSHA
  •  Blood-borne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)
  •  Epidemiology
  •  Exposure Control Plan
  •  Housekeeping Procedures
  •  Standard Precautions
  •  Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2001
  •  CDC’s Sterilization Procedures
  •  Chemical Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  •  Explanation of the Revised Hazard Communication Standard under the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) including timeline
  •  Tuberculosis (Epidemiology and Exposure Control)
  •  Ionizing Radiation (29 CFR 1910.1096)
  •  Means of Egress (29 CFR 1910.36)
  •  Violence in the Workplace
  •  Emergency Action Plan (29 CFR 1910.38)
  •  Latex Allergy
  •  Ergonomics Exposure and Control in Dentistry
  •  Electrical Safety Standard (29 CFR 1910 Subpart S)
  •  Walking-Working Standard (29 CFR 1910 Subpart D)
  •  Fire Safety Standard (29 CRF 1910 Subpart L)
  •  Record Keeping Requirements (29 CFR 1910.1904)
  •  First Aid (29 CFR 1910.151)
  •  Sanitation Standard (29 CFR 1910.141)
  •  Flow Charts, Color Pictures, Key Information Insets, and much more…

Some of the mandatory requirements are included in this checklist below:

  • Federal OSHA posters (display state posters also if available)
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Hazard Communication Plan
  • New-hire Training and Mandatory Annual Training
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations for employees
  • Medical disposal and retention of disposal documents
  • Inventory of Chemicals
  • Hazard Chemicals Labeling System
  • Fire Prevention Plan
  • Use of fire extinguishers
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Effective Workplace Violence Prevention Program


Employee Safety & Health

  • Safety Rules / Infection Control
  • Patient Handling
  • Material Handling
  • Fire & Safety & Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • First Aid instructions
  • Accident Reporting Procedure

GHS Hazard Communication Program

  • List of Hazardous Chemicals
  • Silver & Other Chemicals
  • Safety Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS)
  • Labeling
  • Training
  • GHS Standard

Exposure Control Plan

  • Personal Safety Training
  • Employee Work Hazard Plan
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Labeling Procedures
  • X-Ray & Radiation Precautions
  • Handling Sharps
  • Sterilization Spore Testing
  • Aid, Hepatitis B, TB guidelines

Needlestick & Exposure Plan Incident Protocol

  • Incident Checklist (Before/After)
  • Incident Documentation Forms
  • Collection of Blood: Employee and Source Individual
  • Consent Forms

Biomedical & Waste Plan

  • Bio-Medical Waste at Facility
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Storage
  • Labeling
  • Decontamination Protocol
  • Transport of BMW
  • Treatment of BMW
  • Patient Education

Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan

  • Based on the exact excerpts from the osha.gov website

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Our experienced team of coaches and consultants are ready to listen to you, help identify your pain points and take your practice to the next level. Start today. You will not regret it.