Clean Teeth. But at what cost?

Jarrod-dean Horne

On Sept. 16, 2020, something extraordinary happened. Something, something in Georgetown happened! Turns out there is a Georgetown dentist’s office. The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) cited Georgetown Dental for six serious violations and one not-so-serious violation. They violated respiratory protection and other standards they have to follow. This resulted in a $9,500 fine. They have since paid this fine.

 

“OSHA cited the dental practice for failing to provide medical evaluations and fit testing for employees required to wear N-95 respirators as protection against coronavirus; lack of written programs related to respiratory protection, bloodborne pathogen exposure control and chemical hazard communication; insufficient bloodborne pathogen training and controls; and inadequate eyewash stations.” (osha.gov)

 

Georgetown Dental refused to comment on this issue, saying that things have been worked out and fixed. There shouldn’t be any more issues like this.