| FAQ - Practice Safety/Patient Safety - Archived Through 2012
Is a nitrous oxide monitor required in the dental operatory?
The requirement for nitrous oxide monitoring depends upon the governing OSHA agency. While federal OSHA does not specifically require monitoring, at least one state OSHA agency (Cal/OSHA) requires monitoring. If you are regulated by a state OSHA agency, contact your state OSHA directly to determine specific requirements.(1)
(1) OSHA. State Occupational Safety and Health Plans. Available at http://www.osha.gov/fso/osp/index.html