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when one is working with dental materials the most common work related health and safety hazards are? (4)
exposure to mercury
exposure to particulate matter
exposure to biological contaminants
exposure to toxic effects of chemicals
the proper PPE to be worn during handling of dental materials that can generate particulate matter consists of?
safety glasses, lab coat or clinic gown and surgical or special dust mask
during the use of acrylic monomer in the lab hazards include?
inhalation of vapors
ways in which chemicals can enter the body include?
cuts in skin
when leftover amalgam scrap is stored?
it is kept under water in a tightly closed container
eye wash stations are best used when??
best used in an emergency only if the employee has had training in their use (if not then you are SOL)
what are the best ways to minimize exposure to chemical hazards in the dental office?
read the label and store according to the manufacturers directions