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Hazardous (and Universal) Waste Management

COURSE NUMBER: 499

Ronald L Occhionero, DDS; Shelly Feiwell, CDA, EFDA

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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Participants in this course will be introduced to the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Standard, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 260-273. The course is advisory in nature and informational in content. It focuses on those parts of the regul...

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Overview

Participants in this course will be introduced to the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Standard, 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 260-273. The course is advisory in nature and informational in content. It focuses on those parts of the regulations that apply to oral healthcare facilities and is intended to assist in developing and implementing an effective hazardous waste management program.


Syllabus: Infection Prevention, Hazardous Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance

The information in this 13-module syllabus is intended (1) to meet initial educational/training requirements for Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, and Dental Assistant Students as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, (2) to provide a framework for an in-service training program in oral healthcare settings to meet annual educational/training requirements as mandated by OSHA and other federal, state, local and professional organizations, and (3) to serve as a resource for oral healthcare personnel wishing to review evidence-based information on specific topics related to infection prevention, hazardous waste management, and hazard communication compliance.

Infection Prevention, Hazard Waste Management, and Hazard Communication Compliance

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Aug 1, 2016

  • Last Revision Date:

    Sep 24, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Sep 23, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Understand the purpose and general requirements of EPA’s Hazardous Waste Standard.
  • Understand key terms associated with hazardous waste.
  • Understand the process of hazardous waste determination.
  • Discuss the principles related to listed hazardous waste.
  • Discuss the principles related to characteristic hazardous waste.
  • Discuss key elements of hazardous (and universal) waste management.
  • Identify hazardous waste generated in the oral healthcare setting.
  • Implement best management practices related to hazardous waste generated in oral healthcare settings.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.

  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.


Note:  Registration is required to take test.


Please Note:


  • This course may not satisfy individual state requirements on CDC/Infection Control. Please check with your State Board to verify.

  • Iowa dental professionals: This course complies with the Iowa Dental Board for recertification in the area of infection control standards, as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Ronald L. Occhionero, DDS

Ronald L Occhionero

DDS

Dr. Ronald L. Occhionero is a Professor and Associate Dean for Administration at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Occhionero received a BS degree from John Carroll University and his DDS from Case Wester...

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Shelly Feiwell, CDA, EFDA;

Shelly Feiwell

CDA, EFDA

Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.


CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.

Recognition

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ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Concerns or complaints about a dental CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at:


https://www.ada.org/en/ccepr/ada-cerp-recognition/complaints

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Approved PACE Program Provider

THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY


Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.