| FAQ - Training & Personnel - 2014
How long are training records supposed to be kept on file, also if employee no longer works in the practice do you still need to keep their training records? We are currently purging files and we're not sure what to keep. Thank you.
Since there are various training requirements, Ask OSAP cannot make a generalized statement as to how long to keep training records. Ask OSAP recommends that you conduct a workplace assessment and compile a list of your training requirements and then carefully examine the requirements for each component (i.e., Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, etc.). Further information about OSHA requirements (note: there may be additional requirements other than OSHA) and dentistry can be accessed at these links:
OSHA offers a publication for medical and dental offices that serves as a guide for workplace assessment and compliance
OSHA also has a safety and health topic page for dentistry
Please note that there may be varying requirements in those states with State OSHA Programs. It is recommended that you contact OSHA in your state to find out if there are any different requirements. Further information about State OSHA Programs can be accessed at:
1) US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Medical & Dental Offices – A Guide to Compliance with OSHA Standards. http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3187/osha3187.html Accessed on November 11, 2014.
2) US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Safety & Health Topic – Dentistry. http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/dentistry/index.html Accessed on November 11, 2014.
3) US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Frequently Asked Questions about State Occupational Safety and Health Plans. http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/faq.html Accessed on November 12, 2014.