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The Dental Advisor Editors Choice for Dental OSHA & HIPAA Compliance

October 25th, 2014 by
The Dental Advisor Editor’s Choice for Dental OSHA & HIPAA Compliance

  Getting OSHA & HIPAA compliant and keeping up with the vast and varied changes is never easy. In fact is it a very daunting task. While it is more like a nightmare to manage than a child’s fable, choosing a compliance company to help you can also be likened to the story of The… Read More


Pennsylvania Dentist Suspended for Infection Control Negligence. Patients Encouraged to get Viral Testing

July 22nd, 2014 by
Inspectors found several violations at a Dentists Office in Pennsylvania...

  SHAMOKIN– Dr. Vincent Paczkoskie , a dentist in Shamonkin, PA practicing for over 40 years, has had his license suspended after Pennsylvania State Health Officials found he did not follow appropriate protocols to sterilize and disinfect instruments.  Inspectors found several violations including:  No evidence of instruments being sterilized during several weeks in June  2014, not… Read More


Dental office OSHA and HIPAA – WHAT’S REQUIRED?

July 16th, 2014 by
Dental office OSHA and HIPAA - WHAT'S REQUIRED?

If you don’t know the answer to this question, you are in for a surprise! You are not the only one in the dark regarding compliance deadlines when it comes to OSHA and HIPAA. Let us enlighten you. Let’s begin at the beginning! Annual OSHA Employee Training is required for Federal OSHA compliance, this you… Read More


Top 10 things you do not want to say to an OSHA inspector

June 18th, 2014 by
Top 10 things you do not want to say to an OSHA inspector

Not sure if you are aware but many States are hiring additional OSHA Inspectors for more penetration into the workplace.   Dental Offices are especially being profiled. In recent months several dental offices have been made examples of for gross negligence in infection control processes.  New Hampshire Orthodontist and Oklahoma Oral Surgeon.  Now let’s focus on… Read More


Dental office: HIPAA- what paperwork is required?

June 4th, 2014 by
Dental office: HIPAA- what paperwork is required?

  So you are in charge of HIPAA Compliance for your dental office, now what? If you are wondering where to even start, you are not alone. Knowing what paperwork is required is imperative (and it is extensive!) As of September 23, 2013, federal HIPAA Law was updated to the new Omnibus Rule Standard. 580… Read More


Dental office: OSHA- what paperwork is required?

May 20th, 2014 by
Dental office- OSHA - what paperwork is required-

  Are you the lucky one that is in charge of OSHA compliance for your office? If you are, then where to begin with the required paperwork can leave your head spinning! Keep in mind, there is a lot of paperwork required beyond the proof-of-annual-training certificate that your employees need to sign. Let’s take a… Read More


Dental Office: Where’s Your OSHA Tooth Fairy?

May 13th, 2014 by
Dental Office: Where's Your OSHA Tooth Fairy?

  It’s no joke, having to face OSHA Compliance (especially if you are the one in charge of it!) is a pain!  No worries, sit back click your heels together and we are about to make the pain subside.  Keep in mind these (3) factors and you will be flying high with OSHA compliance:  … Read More


GHS- Why?… And What’s It All About

April 30th, 2014 by
GHS- Why?… And What’s It All About

  There is an old adage:  “You don’t know, what you don’t know”…And you may not know:  Federal OSHA law mandates that you have an additional training module added to your list of OSHA requirements that deal with “international chemical safety in the workplace”.   The fancy name for this is Global Harmonization System (GHS)… Read More


The Top (10) items to have ready for a HIPAA Auditor

April 25th, 2014 by
The Top (10) items to have ready for a HIPAA Auditor

  With the sweeping changes that came forth as a result of HIPAA Omnibus Rule (due in place in all healthcare facilities by September 23, 2013), there are some definite items you will want to have ready for any impromptu HIPAA audit. As of January 2014, a federal HIPAA taskforce has been out and about… Read More


Top 10 items to have ready for any OSHA inspection

April 24th, 2014 by
Top 10 items to have ready for any OSHA inspection

 Make sure you are prepared for Mr. OSHA inspector. These are the top 10 things that most OSHA inspectors will look for:        1.   Your annual OSHA employee proof-of-training certificate        2.   Other OSHA required paperwork and records        3.    Proof of GHS Training Certificate        4.   Biohazard receipts (for the past 3 years)… Read More