SafeLink: Safely Managing Silica Exposure for Dentistry

Course Description

Silica is present in many products used in dentistry and now there’s strong evidence the former exposure limits do not adequately protect worker health. In response, for the first time in 40 years, OSHA has issued new silica standards. This course will provide a clear understanding of the new OSHA silica standards, discuss the health effects of over-exposure to silica, determine the routes of exposure in the dental environment and how to control exposure, plus give guidance on the development of the required written Silica Exposure Control Plan. The deadline for employer compliance with the new 1910.1053 Respirable Silica Standard is June 2018.

This is a pre-recorded webinar. Please disregard any reference to NBC course approval numbers made in this webinar.

Requirements for Course Completion

Participants will view the half-hour video and complete a short quiz. Participants must correctly answer at least 80% of the quiz questions to receive credit. If a grade of at least 80% is not achieved, the quiz may be repeated two times.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive 0.5 hours of documented Regulatory Standards through the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC). Credit will automatically be submitted to NBC on your behalf.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
37383 0.5 Regulatory Standards from October 03, 2018