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Title: OSHA AND INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES Author: morrison Last modified by: staff Created Date: 4/8/2009 2:52:53 AM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: OSHA


1
OSHA INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES2012
  • Keeping You and Your Team
  • Safe at Work

2
Who is the OSHA Coordinator in your office??
  • Responsible for all record keeping
  • Holds other team members responsible to upholding
    the standards
  • Gives guidance and support to employees with an
    exposure documentation!

3
What is OSHA??
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
  • Designed to PROTECT employees from possible
    injury or exposure to hazards

4
Why Do We Need Protection?
  • Because we are
  • at risk
  • for exposure to bloodborne pathogens

5
What are Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)?
  • Blood
  • Saliva
  • Hepatitis B C
  • HIV

6
Who is at risk???
  • Do you handle biohazard waste products?
  • Do you perform dental or surgical procedures, or
    assist with them?
  • Do you administer injections?
  • If so, then you are at risk!

7
Hep B Vaccination
  • Free to all employees at risk for exposure
  • 3 shots over 6 months
  • Titer to be taken 1-2 months after the 3rd shot

8
How can you keep yourself and your teammates
safe?
  • Take Universal Precautions!!!

9
Treat all blood and other potentially infectious
materials as if known to be infectious for a
blood-borne pathogenno patient is an exception!
10
Hand washing
No gloves are 100 protective!
  • Hand Sanitizers

11
Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Face Shields
  • Goggles Mask

Gloves
Gowns/Lab Coats
12
What PPE is missing?
13
How do we dispose ofbiohazard waste?
Use the designated container
Blood Soaked Gloves
Any Item Saturated and Caked with Blood
Laundry that contains blood-borne pathogens
Needles or Sharps
14
All biohazard waste containers must be labeled
15
What do I do if I am stuck with a needle or sharp
object?
4. Go to the nearest hospital/health facility
for follow up testing (unless you sign a waiver
declining treatment)
1. Take all post exposure precautions
2. Notify OSHA Coordinator and Team Leader
5. Team Leader sends completed paperwork to
Regional Director
3. Fill out the appropriate paperwork
6. Incident is logged in the Sharps Injury Log
for the company
16
What are our cleaning procedures?
Must disinfect work surfaces anytime they have
become contaminated
Must remove debris, then add disinfectant (spray,
wipe, spray OR wipe, wipe)
Must use an EPA registered disinfectant
Sterilization autoclave or cold sterile
17
Disinfecting and Controlling Infection
Treatment room disinfected with proper barriers
placed
No employees to leave treatment room with gloves
on, unless transporting instruments or carrying
lab cases
Light handles
Suction
Curing lights
X-ray heads and exposure buttons
Air/water tips sterilized or use disposable tips
Air/Water syringe tips and buttons
No masks are to be worn outside of the treatment
room or lab
Pens/pencils
18
Infection Control Standards
Instruments to be transferred into the
sterilization area on a tray with a cover or a
closed container
Exposed x-rays transferred in a cup or container,
clean gloves worn to transfer to processor
Utility gloves to be worn when cleaning or
bagging instruments
19
Infection Control Standards
Covered trash cans in operatories marked with a
biohazard label
Items contaminated with bodily fluids, blood
soaked gauze placed in red biohazard bags
Sharps containers- easy access, readily available
20
Infection Control Standards
Autoclave log current
Weekly spore testing put into binder for easy
reference
21
OSHA Safety Standards
  • OSHA manual filled out completely and correctly
  • Annual updates kept in the OSHA manual, and copy
    given to Corporate
  • Hazardous chemicals list in the OSHA manual
    complete

22
OSHA Safety Standards
  • MSDS sheets placed in alphabetical order in a
    binder
  • Secondary containers labeled accordingly
  • All team members familiar with where the
    emergency medical kit is kept, and all contents
    are up to date, defibrillator, ambubag

23
OSHA Safety Standards
  • Adult and Pedo resuscitation equipment and oxygen
    accessible
  • Fire extinguishers readily accessible and checked
    annually

24
OSHA Safety Standards
  • Nothing awkardly stored on top of cabinets or in
    walkways
  • Salt and shovel walkways in winter months
  • Fire escape plans posted in front and back of
    office

25
OSHA Inspectors Visit
The inspector can be asked to reschedule for a
better time, to have the doctor or corporate
member be present.
Once the inspectors card or credentials have
been received, the inspection has begun.
Employees may refuse an interview with OSHA
inspector regarding supposed violations.
Direct the inspector to the doctors office or
designated area, do not give a tour of the
office. Always be polite!
26
OSHA Guidelines and Fines
All new employees must read the OSHA manual
within 10 days of employment
OSHA training must be updated annually.
OSHA fines imposed are multiplied by the number
of employees in each office
27
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