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Below is important information on Healthcare Office COVID-19 Transmission Prevention & Known-Case Reporting Requirements, that your dental office will need to implement.  Keep in mind, that the COVID-19 information is very time sensitive, but the links listed below are a great way to get and keep your office on pace for success with prevention and known-case reporting.  We will be providing ongoing updates on this weblink as this situation unfolds.  DENTAL OFFICE UPDATE:

Below are links & excerpts from the most recent OSHA  of the CDCs lift of face coverings in public.

Please read these resources carefully and be prudent to keep Best Practices in place within your office.

We will continue to study these evolving mandates and keep you posted.  The overall goal is to keep you, your employees and your patients healthy and safe.

It is important to note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDChas issued new guidance relating to recommended precautions for people who are fully vaccinated, which is applicable to activities outside of healthcare and a few other environments. OSHA is reviewing the recent CDC guidance and will update our materials on this website accordingly. Until those updates are complete, please refer to the CDC guidance for information on measures appropriate to protect fully vaccinated workers.

 Please keep in mind that OSHA is presently evaluating the newest CDC standards.  We will provide more updates as they evolve.

Study the links below and please implement Best Practices that involve the least amount of risk to your daily practice of infection control & safety.

Dental practices ‘largely exempt’ from OSHA rule

JUNE 14, 2021

Read full article:  https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2021-archive/june/dental-practices-largely-exempt-from-osha-rule

KEY TAKE AWAY POINTS:

Dentistry is largely exempt from the ETS, however, dental practices must continue to follow key provisions:

Those with suspected or confirmed COVID are not permitted to enter.

Dentistry Workers and Employers

https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/control-prevention/dentistry

ADA UPDATE for DENTAL OFFICES:  CDC updates guidance for fully vaccinated individuals   MAY  2021

https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2021-archive/may/cdc-updates-guidance-for-fully-vaccinated-individuals

 Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework

Practice Owners Responsibilities:

Employers should implement COVID-19 Prevention Programs in the workplace. The most effective programs engage workers and their union or other representatives in the program’s development and include the following key elements: conducting a hazard assessmentidentifying a combination of measures that limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplaceadopting measures to ensure that workers who are infected or potentially infected are separated and sent home from the workplace, and implementing protections from retaliation for workers who raise COVID-19 related concerns.

What Workers Need To Know about COVID-19 Protections in the Workplace

 #15. Distinguishing between workers who are vaccinated and those who are not: Workers who are vaccinated must continue to follow protective measures, such as wearing a face covering and remaining physically distant, because at this time, there is not evidence that COVID-19 vaccines prevent transmission of the virus from person-to-person. The CDC explains that experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations on steps everyone should take to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
 

Suppressing the Spread of the Hazard Using Face Coverings

Require any other individuals at the workplace (e.g., visitors, customers, non-employees) to wear a face-covering unless they are under the age of 2 or are actively consuming food or beverages on site.

USA State Plans to rollout COVID Vaccine

https://www.kff.org/report-section/states-are-getting-ready-to-distribute-covid-19-vaccines-what-do-their-plans-tell-us-so-far-state-plans/

CDC Guidance on COVID Vaccination & Healthcare Workers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/hcp.html

EUA Fact Sheets:  Copies to reference, read & print

Pfizer-BioNTECH VaccineEUA Fact Sheet

Moderna COVID Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet

General COVID Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet

How to answer when patients or employees ask:   “Have your Employees received the COVID Vaccination?:

Employees can share their vaccination status with other employees or patients.

Employers & Management –cannot share this health information.

Below is a sample response that Management may wish to use when Patients or Employees make an inquiry about your team’s COVID vaccination status:

“Under Labor Board guidelines–Employee health information is retained & secured– confidentially by our Management.”
(If your office follows current COVID Management Protocols add):
“Rest assured, that our office follows the most current COVID Protocols to protect our Employees & Patients.”

ADA:  Vaccines in the Dental Workplace: FAQs for Employee Dentists

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj04t–oqTvAhWsxVkKHWO2AdgQFjANegQIHRAD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fsuccess.ada.org%2F~%2Fmedia%2FCPS%2FFiles%2FCOVID%2FCOVID-19_Vaccine_FAQs_for_Employee_Dentists.pdf&usg=AOvVaw0_cxzIfl3houPu87u_ELeb

Federal law prohibits employers and others from requiring vaccination with a Covid-19 vaccine distributed under an EUA.

https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/23/federal-law-prohibits-employers-and-others-from-requiring-vaccination-with-a-covid-19-vaccine-distributed-under-an-eua/

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/covid-19-vaccines-seven-questions-for-9084949/

As the topic of COVID Vaccinations evolves, more uniform & reliable information will immerge to provide us with a more solid answer for interested individuals.

For now, it definitely brings conflicting and controversial interpretations.  

Sample: COVID Vaccination Card (Use your State issued card to document-in-file your employee COVID initial vaccination & 3-week booster)

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccination-card.pdf

COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace – OSHA 4103

Download the pdf: OSHA 4103

Respiratory Protection vs. Source Control – What’s the difference?SEPT 8, 2020

https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2020/09/08/source-control/

Guidance for Dental Settings:  AUG 28 2020 – Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/dental-settings.html

Summary of ADA Guidance During the COVID-19 Crisis – DATED 6 24 2020

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/COVID-19_Int_Guidance_Summary.pdf

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/dental-settings.html

ADA- COVID-19 Dental Regulations by State –Interactive Map
https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/april/find-covid-19-dental-regulations-by-state-with-ada-interactive-map

ADA HIPAA:  Contact Tracing by Public Health Agencies & HIPAA Disclosure

https://dentalenhancements.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Contact_Tracing_by_Public_Health_Agencies_and_HIPAA_Disclosures.pdf

ADA HIPAA: Providing Names of C-19 (+) Patients to Authorities

https://dentalenhancements.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ADA_Providing_Names_of_COVID-19_Positive_Patients_to_Authorities_MARCH_2020.pdf

 ADA TOOL KIT – Return-to-Work Interim Guidance  

CLICK HERE TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD

 PROPER STEPS TO TAKE WHEN TREATING EMERGENCY PATIENTS:

TRIAGE TO DETERMINE IF PT IS TURE EMERGENCY -FLOW CHART 

SCREENING THE DENTAL PATIENT FOR EMERGENCY CARE DURING COVID-19 -FLOW CHART

MINIMISING RISK OF C-19 TRANSMISSION DURING TRX- FLOW CHART 

ADA: Steps to take if an Employee Tests COVID Positive

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/A_Positive_COVID-19_Test_Result_On_Your_Staff.pdf

ADA: Protocols to Follow if Employee or Family Member is COVID (+)

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/pdf/ada-protocols-covid-19-positive.pdf

ADA- UNDERSTANDING MASK TYPES:

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_COVID19_UnderstandingMasks.pdf

ADA- Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines:

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_Interim_Mask_and_Face_Shield_Guidelines.pdf

FDA- Personal Protective Equipment EUAs:

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-euas#appendixa

OSHA 3990 (COVID-19 MARCH 2020)

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

OSHA COVID-REQUIREMENTS: Dentistry Workers and Employers

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/dentistry.html

OSHA COVID-19 Standards

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html

HIPAA-COVID-19 WAIVER

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/hipaa-and-covid-19-limited-hipaa-waiver-bulletin-508.pdf

HIPAA- TELEHEALTH REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS WAIVER DURING COVID-19

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

What to Do if Someone on Your Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19:

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/A_Positive_COVID-19_Test_Result_On_Your_Staff.pdf?utm_source=adaorg&utm_medium=covid-resources-lp&utm_content=cv-pm-positive-test-result-on-staff&utm_campaign=covid-19

Obligation to Record & Report:

We understand that Employers are facing unexpected challenges in relation to COVID-19.   While the “common cold/flu” are not expected to be recorded by Employers, OSHA expects that employers identify  COVID-19 infection among employees.  Employees must self-monitor by monitoring their signs and symptoms:  Dry cough, elevating fever, and shortness of breath.  Employers can take employee’s temperatures at this juncture.  Employers should report any positive cases, hospitalizations or deaths, to OSHA and an Applicable State Agency within a reasonable time frame.

COVID-19 Smart Guidelines  for Dental Teams…

“DO”s:

 “DON’Ts”:

 

FREE COVID-19 PATIENT POSTERS
Download & Print these COVID-19 Posters to use in your Reception Area Entryway.
These are a great way to pre-screen and encourage safe, social distancing. >>Click Here to Download<< 

PPE Proper Donning & Doffing Poster

Click on the image to download

 

 

Please contact us should you have the need to update your current OSHA / HIPAA Standards.

We are happy to provide insight & clarification on current requirements. 

Be Blessed—Be safe—Be Well!…

The Compliance Coaches

Dental Enhancements, Inc.

Office: 941-587-2864

More Resources (click on the images below to download and print)

DENTAL OFFICE BACK-to-WORK—COVID-19 MANAGEMENT PREP LIST
(Download this comprehensive 5 page PDF document for your Dental Office by clicking the light blue image )

 

Relevant online blogs:

OSHA REQUIREMENT TO RECORD & REPORT EMPLOYEE INCIDENCE OF COVID-19(+) CASES:

Is COVID-19 Recordable or Reportable to OSHA?

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