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NCJ Number: 128490 Find in a Library
Title: Alaska Department of Corrections OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Standards Guidelines
Corporate Author: Alaska Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska Dept of Corrections
Juneau, AK 99801
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This health and safety manual for Alaska's corrections medical and dental personnel covers hazard communication, infection control, general dental and medical services, and a training program for dental personnel.
Abstract: The section on hazard communication provides information on chemical-agent and physical-agent hazards and the control of hazards via a comprehensive Hazard Communications Program that includes container labeling, material safety data sheets, physical agent data sheets, and training. The section on infection control provides basic information on how to deal with the increasing threat of infectious-disease transmission in the medical and dental office. General infection control procedures and universal precautions are outlined. A section on general safety and health guidelines for dental personnel addresses disease control, laboratory precautions for dental procedures, environmental considerations for HIV transmission, sterilization and disinfection, cleaning and decontaminating spills of blood or other body fluids, and the handling of laundry. A training program for infection control in the dental environment contains units on the principles and fundamentals of infection control, clinical procedures, and sterilization and disinfection. A continuing education test is included. A section for medical personnel covers general disease control measures, universal precautions, disease-specific precautions, viral hepatitis, HIV, pediculosis infestation, and scabies infestation.
Main Term(s): Occupational safety and health
Index Term(s): Alaska; Correctional Personnel Training; Medical and dental services
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