Presented at the Three Rivers Dental Conference at Nemacolin Woodlands
Thursday, November 7, 2024
8:00 am – 10:00 am

An Overview of Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control, HazCom, and HIPAA in the Dental Office

2 Credit Hours

Can you use a little refresher on compliance in the dental office? This course provides an overview of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and infection control in the dental office, focusing on compliance with OSHA standards and CDC guidelines. Participants will gain an understanding of the risks associated with bloodborne diseases, modes of transmission, preventive measures, and response protocols in case of exposure incidents. Additionally, the course covers hazard communication requirements, including the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), to ensure safety in handling chemicals in the workplace.  Finally, along with these OSHA related topics, this course also covers the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the requirements that dental offices have under that Act

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize tasks and activities that may involve exposure to blood and OPIMs.
  • Explain the OSHA General Duty Clause and its implications for workplace safety.
  • Detail methods to prevent or reduce exposure, including engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Describe requirements for decontamination, sterilization, and spore testing.
  • Identify GHS pictograms and their meanings along with GHS labeling requirements.
  • Explain the responsibilities of Covered Entities under HIPAA including the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule.

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Ms. Autumn Bupp

Autumn Bupp is the Manager of the Western Pennsylvania branch of Clym Environmental Services, where she oversees the areas of compliance, medical waste management, and confidential document destruction.  These services are primarily provided to dental and medical professionals.  Autumn plays an integral role in the area of compliance as she provides compliance trainings, safety audits, and compliance consultation services to offices throughout Western PA.  She strives to relieve dentists and doctors from the burden of compliance management so that they are freed up to spend more time focusing on their patients.  Autumn is a graduate of Grove City College and the former director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Pittsburgh.  When she is not busy with compliance, she enjoys hiking, reading, and, most of all, spending time with her husband and four children.

Ms. Autumn Bupp has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Dental Society of Western PA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by Pennsylvania Dental Association.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Dental Society of Western PA designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits.