Oral Health Topics
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the U.S. governmental agency within the Department of Labor that has the mission to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
The ADA and OSHA negotiated in 2003, an OSHA Alliance. The ADA/OSHA Alliance Agreement provides an opportunity for the ADA to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.
An Implementation Team made up of representatives of both organizations meets to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants.
Learn more about the OSHA and the OSHA Alliance at the links below:
- OSHA: http://www.osha.gov
- OSHA Alliance: http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/index.html
- OSHA News Release regarding ADA /OSHA Alliance Agreement
- OSHA/U.S. Department of Labor/ADA Alliance Agreement Renewal
- ADA/OSHA Alliance Agreement (PDF)
- Neck pain: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neck-pain/DS00542
- ADA CE Online Offers Free OSHA Course
- A Guide to Compliance with OSHA Standards
- Safety and Health Topics: Dentistry
- Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-Up Requirements Under OSHA's Standard for Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens