The Academy of OSHA Safety is an online training resource for the entire orthodontic practice. No more lectures, classrooms, or seminars. Your team can access current and relative OSHA training information from any computer with internet access. Offered by Trapezio and in conjunction with Leslie Canham, a leading authority in OSHA safety, the online program, updated for 2016, provides a simplified way to receive mandated training on critical safety topics related to the workplace. Trapezio can help your entire team get serious about safety.

Easy online access makes annual OSHA requirements a breeze! Not only will your team be able to conveniently review the comprehensive Safety and OSHA training material, but you will feel confident that they are receiving the best training possible. Comprehensive and broad coverage of the leading categories of OSHA compliance are included. The course is an absolute must for new employees. It also satisfies federally mandated requirements for initial and annual OSHA training.



Program Objectives Course Outline Reviews About the Author


Program Objectives
After completing the Academy of OSHA Safety, you should:

    1. Be able to identify OSHA regulations and standards that apply to dentistry.
    2. Be able to successfully describe an exposure control plan.
    3. Understand the Hazard Communication Standard as it applies to an orthodontic practice.
    4. Be able to identify and manage record keeping requirements.
    5. Be able to successfully conduct an office OSHA inspection.


Course Outline
The topics listed below are covered in the Academy of OSHA Safety program. Completion of these three online lessons and tests meets the federal requirements for initial and annual OSHA Safety Training.

Lesson One
1. What is OSHA?
– Hazard Communication Standard
– Bloodorne Pathogen Standard
– Federal vs. state plans
– Topics for dentistry

2. Training Requirements
– 14 Elements of Bloodborne Pathogen Training

3. Citations for Dentistry

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Lesson Two
1. Exposure Control Plan
– Hazard Communication Standard
– Bloodorne Pathogen Standard
– Federal vs. state plans
– Topics for dentistry

2. Personal Protective Equipment
– Gloves
– Facemask
– Eyewear
– Clothing

3. Immunizations
– Hepatitis B vaccination
– Other immunizations
– Work restrictions

4. Engineering Controls vs. Work Practice Controls
– Sharps container
– What counts as a “sharp”?
– On-going training

5. Managing an Exposure Incident
– First-aid
– Infection risks
– Referral, documentation, & confidentiality
Lesson Three
1. Hazard Communication Standard

2. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

3. General Duty Clause

4.Fire and Emergency
– Eyewash station
– Fire and emergency plan
– Fire prevention
– Compressed gas cylinders
– First aid
– Electrical safety

5. General Office Safety

6. Waste Management
– General vs. Hazardous vs. Medical

7. Ergonomics
– Risk factors
– Resources

8. Documentation
– Manuals
– Forms
– Injury logs

9. Preparing for an Inspection
– Mock inspection checklist
– Written plans
– Employee training

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Maegan – Clinical Assistant / OSHA Coordinator
“As the OSHA Coordinator for a busy orthodontic practice, I found the program to be very helpful in getting the entire team trained thoroughly and quickly. The system was very easy to use and the course material was informative. This program is a great way to keep us compliant with the federal guidelines and to get our new team members up to speed quickly.”


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About the Author

Leslie_shadow Leslie Canham is a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field for more than 40 years. She is authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry Standards. She speaks nationally and internationally to dental associations, societies, study clubs and organizations. Leslie has authored numerous articles and continuing education courses for dental publications.

Leslie is currently a moderator on’s Infection Control forum. Leslie’s involvement on committees include: DANB infection control examination construction committee, OSAP Symposium planning committee, and the American Dental Association Dental Team Member Advisory Panel. She has served as President, Treasurer and Employment Chairperson of the San Fernando Valley Dental Assistants Association; Benevolence Chairperson of the Southern California Dental Assistants Association and State Director of the San Fernando Valley Dental Assistants Association serving the California Dental Assistants Association.

Leslie is the founder of Leslie Canham and Associates where she provides in-office training, mock-inspections, home-study courses, teleconferences, and webinars. Leslie can be contacted at 888-853-7543 or

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Release Date: March 1, 2011 | Review Date: December 26, 2015 | Expiration Date: December 26, 2018