FREE Continuing Education RE: PPE
Increasing healthcare worker safety is essential in our new unknowns regarding COVID-19. Dental workers (including dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and other office staff) are at risk of infectious disease through patient contact and contact with the patient care environment. Employers are required to train workers about the necessity of PPE, including how to use it, put it on, remove it, and safely dispose of it. For a free, OSHA funded online training that focuses on the safety of the worker and addresses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended donning and doffing procedures for PPE, please see https://ppetraining.org/. Proper techniques are crucial to prevent the spread of infectious disease to workers on the front-lines of patient care. The training includes strategies and techniques so that workers can protect themselves against these serious workplace safety hazards.
- updated May 12, 2020