Back to Work Part II

May 18, 2020 / OSHA

TMC Back to Work Webinar goes over OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces going back to work for COVID-19. Karen Gregory goes over PPE, masks, NIOSH approved respirators and discusses respirators developed in China. Respiratory protection is an important part of going back to work in the dental and medical field. Karen goes over some examples of mask use for dental practices are patient exams, Op cleaning, impressions, lab work (trim/polish), orthodontics, limited oral surgery, endodontics, Prophy, restorative, and sealants.

Proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) removal is very important and Karen will go over that process along with contamination risk. One concern of a lot of medical and dental practices is PPE supply. This webinar covers optimizing your PPE supply and what reuse looks like.

CDC PPE Guidance

  • Identify and gather the proper PPE to don.
  • Perform hand hygiene.
  • Put on a gown.
  • Put on NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher – use a facemask if a respirator is not available.
  • Put on face shield or goggles.
  • Perform hand hygiene before putting on gloves.
  • Enter patient room.

PPE for Healthcare Personnel

Written Respiratory Protection Program

For practices whose workers will be utilizing respirators as part of personal protection equipment, TMC has created a written plan that will meet the requirements of federal OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard. This written plan is complimentary for our current TMC clients through June 30, 2020, and is also available for purchase to others who may be interested. The package includes the plan in a PDF fillable version for customization AND a live and on-demand webinar to assist with the completion and implementation of the plan. You can learn more about this plan by visiting our Respiratory Protection page.

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