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NIOSHTIC-2 logo is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

NIOSH Publications

Control of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Operatories
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-129 (1994)
Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), conducted four in-depth field evaluations, and one laboratory study to evaluate three commercial dental operatory waste anesthetic gas scavenging systems for their effectiveness in reducing Nitrous Oxide.

Hazard Control 3 - Control of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Operatories
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-107 (1998)
this document in PDF PDF 366 KB (4 pages)
NIOSH Hazard Control 3. Contains suggestions on controlling exposure to nitrous oxide.

NIOSH Warns: Nitrous Oxide Continues to Threaten Health Care Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-118 (1994)
NIOSH Update containing steps for preventing exposure to Nitrous Oxide.

NIOSH Alert: Controlling Exposures to Nitrous Oxide During Anesthetic Administration
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-100 (1994)
This Alert presents control measures for preventing or greatly reducing exposure to N2O during the administration of anesthetic gas.

Other Resources and Links

Take a Break: Learn how Dental Care Providers Can Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, April 2001
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OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Dentistry
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What Dental Technicians Need To Know About Silicosis
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Pamphlet from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services provides information and guidance about reducing the risk of Silicosis in Dental Labs.

Related NIOSH Topics

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