It’s important to understand that OSHA Compliance is federally mandated. But State Protocols may apply and these trump the Federal laws. Pay attention, if you live in these States, you will have to seek out and apply the specific protocols within your State:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
You may also want to take into consideration that where OSHA leaves off local Health Department Protocols & State Dental Practice Acts Rules may hold you more accountable as well.
How do you keep track of all the many requirements that you may be subject to? It’s hard to “know what you don’t know”. Finding out the comprehensive facts can be next to impossible for the average dental practice.
Don’t sweat it. Make sure when you are choosing an OSHA Compliance Solutions Company that you ask the right questions. A good company will “hold-your-hand” over into “State Protocol and Dental Practice Act land”. A unique feature that is value-added whenever you purchase any OSHA Training Package from Dental Enhancements is that you receive access to their private State Protocol Webpage for both OSHA & HIPAA specifications. This takes the guesswork out of what you need and how to get it. Ahhh— a huge blessing.
So now you know: All OSHA is not created equal! Align with an OSHA Training Solutions Company that will extend a hand and take you the full distance with your OSHA & HIPAA compliance obligations.
Written by Jill Obrochta & Heather Whitt of Dental Enhancements.