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OSHA/CDC Interact Training System School Program
OSHA & CDC Guidelines: Interact Training System for Educators



Educators Version

Educators in today's dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental laboratory schools face decreasing budgets, increased responsibilities and a constant flow of new information to incorporate into the curriculum.

OSAP has taken its OSHA Regulations and CDC Guidelines Interact Training System and developed an instructor syllabus that includes a student component. This self-instructional course has been designed to assist the student in acquiring the knowledge and skills of infection control and related health and safety, commonly known as exposure control. The goal for the student is to clinically apply the knowledge and skills of exposure control in a variety of oral healthcare settings for a variety of oral healthcare procedures.

Each student should complete the required assignments, read the required readings, complete the OSAP Interact Workbook and view the accompanying DVD.

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Instructors Resources

The OSAP Instructor Syllabus includes:

  1. Instructor Component: course description with required learning activities, evaluation and introductory lecture outline and resources (NOTE: Site specific policies and procedures of each institution can be incorporated into the learning activities, evaluations, outlines and resources);
  2. Student Component: instructions for Exposure Control Course, weeks 1-10 instructions (sample exposure control post-test), vocabulary/key terms, home study aids

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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the protective aspects of health and safety education and training.
  2. Compare and contrast 5 primary types of control or protection methods to reduce occupational exposure.
  3. Identify which CDC recommended immunization(s) is/are regulated by OSHA.
  4. Differentiate standard precautions from universal precautions.
  5. Differentiate professional standards, guidelines and regulations in infection control.
  6. Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of 5 personal protective equipment (PPE) barriers.
  7. Describe the standard precautions for routine dental procedures for both handwashing and PPE.
  8. Explain the process of operatory turnaround.
  9. List 10 steps in instrument processing.
  10. Explain the difference between engineering controls and work practices.
  11. Identify 6 methods of sterilization.
  12. Compare and contrast three methods of sterilization monitoring.
  13. Explain selection criteria for environmental surface disinfectants in dental healthcare settings.
  14. Explain what should be included in an Emergency Plan for a dental practice's Clinical Procedures/Operations Manual (CPM).
  15. Explain the hazard abatement procedures for handling, storage and disposal of chemicals.
  16. Describe the major changes in OSHA's 2012 Hazard Communication Standard.
  17. Identify the meaning of each pictogram used with the hazard communication warning system.
  18. Define each section of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
  19. Compare and contrast the various classifications of waste in the oral healthcare setting.
  20. Differentiate infection control and exposure control in the oral healthcare environment.
  21. Compare and contrast the health and safety components of an infection/exposure control program in terms of how each provides protection for practitioners, non-clinical staff, and/or patients/clients.

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Order a Copy

To order a copy of the Interact Training System for Educators, please click HERE.

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