Annual Training

HIPAA/OSHA Requirements

HSDM requires annual mandatory training for health and safety compliance for our entire workforce — for all staff, students, and faculty.

As a training school and health care facility, it is important that we all understand our obligation to our patient population and basic infection control and occupational safety and health standards. The following courses will be accessible online, allowing each person to learn at his/her own speed:

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Training

  • HIPAA Overview
  • Information Security

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Training

  • OSHA: Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • OSHA: Hazardous Waste Training
  • OSHA: Emergency Protocols 

These modules are located at

Of special note — OSHA training is required for all researchers, Harvard Dental Center (HDC) staff, faculty, and students, but is not required for administrative staff who have no interaction with our clinical facilities. If you are a Harvard Dental Center (HDC) clinical provider, you must take both OSHA and HIPAA training on an annual basis in order to maintain your HDC clinical privileges.