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Q&A: OSHA requirements for laundering dental scrubs

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 29, 2009

Q: Does OSHA require dental practices to have laundering facilities on site for cleaning scrubs?

A: No, OSHA does not require healthcare facilities to provide laundering facilities on site.

Be sure not to confuse the employer’s responsibility to launder and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) with scrubs, which not considered PPE.

Click here for more on OSHA regulations concerning this matter.

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