Region 5 News Release: V-118
Feb. 13, 2002
Contact: Nancy Quick
Phone: (630) 896-8700
Forum For Medical And Dental Offices Safety And Health
Training In Sugar Grove, Ill., March 12
AURORA, Ill. -- Safety and health training on occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, potentially infectious materials, and other hazards in medical and dental offices will be held at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Ill., on Tuesday, March 12.
The forum is co-sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area office in North Aurora, Waubonsee Community College, and Illinois Onsite Consultation, Industrial Service Division, Department of Commerce & Community Affairs.
OSHA representatives will provide training on the bloodborne pathogen safety standard, hazard communication requirements, frequently found safety hazards, and available resources. Other topics include exposure control plan evaluations, safety requirements for hazardous drugs, and evacuation plans.
"This training will help employers in the healthcare industry comply with the bloodborne pathogens standard. Under the new standard, employers and workers are involved in choosing safer needle devices to prevent job injuries and illnesses," said Michael G. Connors, OSHA regional administrator in Chicago.
The program will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Waubonsee Community College, Route 47, in Sugar Grove. The fee for the forum is $32, which includes lunch and refreshments. Advance registration is required. To register, contact Wynne Swedberg at (630) 906-4120 or visit www.wcc.cc.il.us
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