Human resources questions: hepatitis B vaccinations for employees

Feb. 3, 2011
Tim Twigg and Rebecca Crane of Bent Ericksen & Associates explain what is required in regard to offering hepatitis B vaccinations to dental office employees.

Question: Do I have to pay for my employees to be vaccinated against hepatitis B?

Answer: OSHA requires that you offer the three-injection vaccination series free to all employees who are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials as part of their job duties. Employees who decline vaccination must complete a declination form.

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Author bio
Tim Twigg is the president of Bent Ericksen & Associates, and Rebecca Crane is a human resource compliance consultant with Bent Ericksen & Associates. For 30 years, the company has been a leading authority in human resource and personnel issues, helping dentists deal successfully with the ever-changing and complex labor laws. To receive a complimentary copy of the company’s quarterly newsletter or to learn more about its services, call (800) 679-2760 or visit