Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure in Dentistry:
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Examples of Engineering Controls

Remember it is important to monitor the availability of new engineering controls in the market place. As they become available, new products should be systematically screened, evaluated, tested and selected using the procedures in your exposure control plan. Information on devices with sharps safety feature may be obtained from many sources. A website which may provide you more information is:

For additional help see the Resources section on page 4

Some examples of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved devices with sharps safety features are shown below. These examples may not represent all approved safety devices for dentistry. Inclusion of products in these examples does not constitute an endorsement by Cal/OSHA.

Computer Injection - Safety Syringe

Computer Injection - Safety Syringe    Computer Injection - Safety Syringe

Two Types of Safety Syringes with Sliding Sheaths

A One-handed Safety Syringe    A one-handed safety syringe


Safety Syringe with sliding sheath    Safety Syringe with sliding sheath

Sharps Disposal Container

Sharps Disposal Container