Q&A: OSHA potpourri - TB skin tests, psotexpsoure evaluation, and HBV titers

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 6, 2010

Q: I was told at a recent OSHA seminar that dental offices must test employees yearly for TB, an employee cannot refuse evaluation by a health care provider after a needlestick, and titers are not required after a hepatitis B vaccination. Can you clarify these topics?

A: I think you may have received some incorrect advice, at least if the instructor purported it to be OSHA-specific. Click here for an explanation on the three areas in question.

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