Code 3 Safety & Training is the preferred choice for BLS training and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens certification among dental care providers in the Portland, Oregon region or throughout the Northwest. We are a company that specializes in the highest quality BLS training using experienced EMS instructors in an on-site training environment. Our staff includes working and retired paramedics and EMTs’ who have performed CPR in the community hundreds of times. We know what it is like to respond to a cardiac arrest and perform CPR. We will relate that experience to you, maximizing the benefit to your staff and patients’.

Our BLS training & certification class not only provides your dental care staff with competency in providing CPR but enhances your staff’s knowledge and readiness by providing content applicable to your office and procedures. Code 3 Safety & Training will create a comprehensive “crash cart” that includes supplies to maximize the effectiveness of a CPR response and streamline the transfer of patient care between your office and 911 responders. We will help ensure the best possible outcome.

In addition to unparalleled BLS training, Code 3 Safety & Training will partner with you to create a centralized OSHA BLS training program for dental care providers with multiple locations throughout the Northwest. We have the infrastructure and the experience to create a solution that works for you. Call us today for your next on-site BLS class in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington!

Please select from one of the two-course types below (Traditional or Blended) and reserve your next BLS and OSHA Bloodborne training with Code 3 Safety & Training!

Federal and State Regulatory information:

WAC 246-817-720

Basic life support requirements.

Dental staff providing direct patient care in an in-office or out-patient setting must hold a current and valid health care provider basic life support (BLS) certification. Dental staff providing direct patient care include: Licensed dentists, licensed dental hygienists, licensed expanded function dental auxiliaries, certified dental anesthesia assistants, and registered dental assistants.

Newly hired office staff providing direct patient care are required to obtain the required certification within forty-five days from the date hired.

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
(29 CFR 1910.1030)

This is the most frequently requested and referenced OSHA standard affecting medical and dental offices. Some basic requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard include:

  • A written exposure control plan, to be updated annually
  • Use of universal precautions
  • Consideration, implementation, and use of safer, engineered needles and sharps
  • Use of engineering and work practice controls and appropriate personal protective equipment (gloves, face and eye protection, gowns)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine provided to exposed employees at no cost
  • Medical follow-up in the event of an “exposure incident”
  • Use of labels or color-coding for items such as sharps disposal boxes and containers for regulated waste, contaminated laundry, and certain specimens.
  • Employee training.
  • Proper containment of all regulated waste

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