when one is working with dental materials, the most common work-related health and safety hazards are what?
exposure to mercury, exposure to particulate matter, exposure to biological contaminants, and exposure to toxic effects of chemicals
the proper PPE to be worn during handling of dental materials that can generate particulate matter consists of what?
safetly glasses, lab coat or clinic gown, and surgical or special dust mask
during the use of acrylyc monomer in the lab, hazards include what?
- skin contact
- inhalation of vapors
ways in which chemicals can enter the body include
swallowing, inhaling, and through cuts in the skin
when leftover scrap amalgam is stored, it should be kept where?
under water in a tightly stored container
eyewash stations are best used when?
in an emergency only if the employee has had training in their use
what are the best ways to minimize exposure to chemical hazards in the dental office?
read the label, and store according to the manufacturer's directions