By now those of you who are still required to maintain OSHA’s form 300 have had the Form 300A posted since Feb. 1 and it will remain posted until April 30. This form is a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year. Remember to post the form 300A, not the OSHA 30 log. The form must be displayed in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted.
Dr. Rebecca Schmorr wants more feedback from her dental laboratory about how she is doing her job. She suggests technicians answer the following questions about the information and materials provided by the dentist. Technicans should give their clients the report card to improve laboratory/dentist communication.
Henry Ford is considered a genius by anyone’s standards. He didn’t invent the automobile, but he perfected a way to manufacture the car, so that it became affordable for most Americans. Ford had to work within certain quality standards; after all, the safety of the American public was at stake. Ford’s system, the assembly line, has become the standard in the world of manufacturing. Ford himself might not recognize today’s versions of the assembly line, but he would certainly recognize a concept of interdependenc
You have to pass several tough tests to qualify for the home office deduction.
1. You Must Use Your Home Office Both Regularly and Exclusively.
You must use a certain area of your home both regularly and exclusively for business. In most circumstances, the area should be a separate room in your home. However, a common area in your home that is not in a separate room can also qualify as long as you use it exclusively for business.
NADL members have access to discounted tests from Industrial Psychology International that are geared toward finding employees who have the potential to be great dental technicians. Call NADL at (800) 950-1150 to find out how you can get the test. The test measures:
The majority of domestic laboratories do not have to register with the FDA. Only those who fabricate appliances meant to treat sleep apnea and snoring, considered anesthesia devices, must complete a medical listing form with the FDA. Laboratories that are initial importers for foreign laboratories must register as well. Here is background information and many of the forms you will need to keep in compliance with FDA regulations as a medical device manufacturer or importer.
Recently someone who had been assigned the task of developing a safety program for her employer attended one of my workshops. Her questions made me realize that there are still individuals who don’t know which employers OSHA covers and what OSHA expects of an employer. A dental laboratory and a dental practice with an in-house laboratory definitely must have a safety program.
A quick fix, bottom line mentality doesn’t work in the long run and is destructive to the individual and society, says George Leonard in his book Mastery. Instead, the best-selling author says that real success is found in a long-term, essentially goal-less process of mastery.