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VTHT 1217 Ch21 Terms

Safety in the Veterinary Practice

biohazard a needle, glass or sharp object that is contaminated with vaccinations, pathogens, or human blood and must be disposed of in a leak proof container. the container must be incinerated by an approved company
carcinogen a chemical or substance that is known to cause cancer
first notice of accident the initial reporting of an accident to the owner or practice manager as required by OSHA.
hospital safety manual a manual required by OSHA listing hazards associated with the job training topics and procedures in case of an emergency
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration; developed in 1970 to protect the safety of employees. Every employee has the right to know all of the hazards associated with their employment.
OSHA Form 300 a form required by OSHA to be filled out and maintained that states the facts of an injury that has occurred. The form must be kept for several years.
OSHA Form 300A A form required by OSHA to be posted each year from Feb 1st to April 30th, summarizing all injures that occurred while on the job premises.
Permissible exposure limits the maximum exposure amount listed as being safe, before harmful side effects may occur.
PPE Personal Protective Equipment ;equipment provided by the practice that individuals must wear to provide protection from direct or indrect contact with hazardous substances.Examples include eyewash station, lead gowns and thyroid collars and safety goggles
SDS safety data sheets
Scavenger System a system designed to scavenge excess anesthetic gases to increase the safety for the team members. Active, passive and adsorbent scavengers are examples.
The Right to Know OSHA's standard that every employee has the right to know the hazards associated with their job.
WAG Waste anesthetic gases; anesthetic gases that are eliminated from a patient that should be expelled into an anesthetic machine for scavenging.
Zoonotic Disease diseases that can be spread from animal to human.
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