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Federal agency that is nonregulatory and that issues recommendations in health and safety

Center for disease control

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Federal regulatory agency that regulates food, drugs, medical devices, animal food and drugs, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting products (cell phones, lasers, microwaves)

Food and drug administration

3

The professional organization for dentists

American dental association

4

The professional organization for dental assistants in the United States

American Dental Assistants Association

5

Repeated exposure, generally to lower levels, over a long time

Chronic exposure

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Recently revised occupational safety and health administration (osha) standard regarding employees "right to know" about hazardous chemicals in the workplace

Hazardous communication standards

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Items such as gloves and patient napkins that may contain potentially infectious body fluids of patients

Contaminated waste

8

High levels of exposure over a short period

Acute exposure

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Waste that can have a poisonous effect

Toxic waste

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Federal regulatory agency whose responsibility it is to protect and restore the environment and public health through environmental laws

Environmental protection agency

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Waste that is capable of transmitting an infectious disease

Infectious waste

12

The premier infection control educational organization in dentistry

OSAP

13

Comprehensive list of every product used in the office that contains chemicals

Chemical inventory

14

Waste that poses a danger or risk to humans or to the environment

Hazardous waste

15

Infectious waste that requires special handling, neutralization, and disposing

Regulated waste

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Federal agency that is non-regulatory and provides national and worldwide leadership to prevent work related illnesses and injuries

NIOSH