Internal Code: MAS6286
Health Care Assignment:
Dental assistants are a pivotal team member in a dental practice. They support the dental practitioner to provide patients with safe and effective dental care. Although the dental assistant provides direct assistance during oral health care procedures, they also must ensure that the dental practice is safe and clean for patients to attend.
1) Identify your state/territory workplace health and safety authority, and briefly explain how the WHS legislation protects staff and patients whilst at OC Dental Centre?
2) As a dental assistant, you are required to cooperate with your employer to carry out safety measures at OC Dental Centre. Name the WHS legislation that applies in your state/territory, and lists your responsibilities in regards to workplace health and safety.
3) Explain why it is important to dispose of the waste generated from your cleaning task effectively and immediately.