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    5 surefire ways to get an OSHA inspection

    OSHA violations can be detrimental to your reputation and your practice’s bottom line. Here’s how to avoid an on-site inspection.

     

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    5. Not maintaining emergency equipment

    An often overlooked aspect of the dental practice is having proper emergency equipment on hand. Policies vary from state to state, but Borg-Bartlett says she sees many citations issued to dental practices regarding this type of equipment.

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    “Fire extinguishers must be inspected monthly by the employer and not just annually by an outside company. This is an easy-to-find violation for an OSHA inspector,” she says.

    First aid materials must also be available and inspected frequently to ensure that any medications included in the kit haven’t expired, she adds.

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    Kristen Mott
    Kristen Mott is the associate editor for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.

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