According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 500 recordable illnesses in the dentistry industry. The healthcare practitioner industry, which includes doctors’ offices, experienced approximately 200 recordable illnesses. Although it is unknown how many of these illnesses are from blood borne illnesses, just the patient’s cost of medication for treating such illnesses can range from $8,000/year for Hep-B to $25,000/year for HIV. The average OSHA penalty in a dentist or physician office inspection is consistent at approximately $4,000.
This webinar by healthcare experts Gabe Sierra and David Ippolito, will provide awareness on what triggers an OSHA inspection; how to manage an inspection; and how to understand and comply with the OSHA requirements. They will also share OSHA data for dentists in the physician office industry.
Additional OSHA information will be presented to help you comply with your safety and health obligations in the office. It will also include other common standards enforced during an office inspection including Hazard Communications, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Recordkeeping, and several others.
Who Should Attend
Dave Ippolito is a Senior OSHA Consultant with more than 30 years of professional experience at the regulatory Agency (OSHA). Mr. Ippolito provides a breadth and depth of expertise in workplace safety and health compliance and management issues. He graduated cum laude with a BS from Cook College, Rutgers University and is a certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) in 1986, 1992, and 2012.