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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all dentists and their staff who are exposed to bloodborne pathogens attend annual trainings.

The Chicago Medical Society is offering a two-hour training course, "Bloodborne Pathogens & Beyond," for CDS members and their staff at the discounted rate of $99 per person. This course will satisfy most of your yearly OSHA requirement.

After attending this course, you will be able to

  • Implement a training program for healthcare employees who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. 
  • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Develop an emergency response plan
  • Create a written exposure control plan for healthcare workers assigned as first-aid providers
  • Develop a strategy to prevent the spread of pandemic flu within a practice
The remaining workshops for the year are:
  • Friday, October 1: St. Francis Hospital (Evanston) at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20: Oak Lawn Hilton at 9-11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 22, Doubletree Hotel-Oak Brook at 9-11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 5: Hilton Garden Inn-Chicago Downtown at 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 15: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital at 2-4 p.m.
  • Friday, December 10: Oak Lawn Hilton Hotel at 9-11:00 a.m.
To register, visit the Chicago Medical Society's website or call their education department at (312) 670-2550, ext. 338.


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