Workplace Health and Safety
Dentists have a vested interest in maintaining safe and healthful office environment for themselves, their employees, and their patients. This includes preventing exposure to infectious agents, waste anesthetic gas, allergens, damaging noise, and x-ray hazards, among others.
The ADA provides scientific evidence, information, and commentary to ensure workplace health and safety regulations are rooted in sound science and practical for small dental practices to administer. The Association also provides resources to help dentists identify workplace hazards and understand how to prevent them.
The Association's priorities are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
Letters and Testimony
- October 28, 2015—Comments (PDF) on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule to clarify an employer’s obligation to record and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
- October 16, 2015—Comments (PDF) on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed rule to lower occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds.
- September 1, 2015—Comments (PDF) on a Department of Labor (DOL) proposed rule to revise one of several tests—the salary level test—used to determine whether an employee is exempt (or not exempt) from federal overtime pay rules.
Letters and Testimony reflect the Association's position(s) on specific bills, regulations, and other policy issues, and are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
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