Karen K. Daw, MBA

Course Information and Bio

Comply with Me: Take Your OSHA and Infection Control Training to New Heights


Dental professionals know that they must sit through OSHA and Infection Control training annually. However, it’s common to dread these courses because they tend to be a snooze fest.

Wouldn’t it be great if your regulatory compliance training could be fun, funny AND informative?

In her high energy presentations, Karen Daw, MBA, CECM infuses hands-on activities, exercises, fun stories and dental specific examples from her 20+ years’ experience as a speaker, consultant, and authorized OSHA trainer. Karen Daw, “The OSHA LADY,” provides infection control and safety training designed to help you understand federal laws and guidelines as they pertain specifically to dentistry. (Please note: In order to fulfill OSHA’s Annual Training requirement on this day, the entire dental office must attend a session.) Included in the presentation:

  • How to ensure compliance with newsworthy topics like Dental Unit Waterline Safety and proper Sterilization and Disinfection 
  • Global Harmonized System training, mandatory of all dental offices 
  • OSHA “Top Ten”– it’s not what you think!


Fierce Conversations: A Tool for Tackling That Tough Talk 


If anyone knows a thing or two about having difficult conversations, it's this gal! (Try telling someone they can no longer eat or drink at their desk, for example!) Practice the Fierce Conversations technique created by Susan Scott, and have more efficient communication with patients and team members.  In her high energy presentations, Karen Daw, MBA, CECM infuses hands-on activities, exercises, fun stories and dental specific examples from her 20+ years’ experience as a speaker, consultant, and authorized OSHA trainer.  Included in the presentation:

  •   Avoiding common missteps in   challenging chats 
  • The Super Hero pose
  • Walk through the steps for a Fierce Conversation and tackle that tough talk you’ve been putting off

Speaker Bio:


Karen K. Daw, MBA received her Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and continued her education by earning an MBA with a focus on Management and Healthcare Administration. Karen’s career spans from the Emergency Department to the OSU College of Dentistry as Clinic Health and Safety Director. She has authored dental articles and continuing education courses, and contributed to the CDC’s latest dental infection control app. Karen is a proud member and former co-chair of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and is a member in good standing with Dental Speakers Bureau and Dental Speaker Institute. 


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