Are you at risk of an OSHA violation and possible fine? Well, if you don’t have your Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Preparedness Plan in your practice’s OSHA manual, then you may be. Now, what is the Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Preparedness Plan and how do you create one? 

In this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, infection prevention consultant Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, is here to explain what the preparedness plan is, why you need it, and why putting it together is not as daunting as it sounds. (HINT: You’re already done much of the work since you reopened after closure.) Jackie will walk you through the specifics of writing your preparedness plan, going step-by-step through the eight components. 


OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (aka “The 3990)

OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work

ADA Hazard Assessment Guide