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DHO Chapter 13

Promotion of Safety

TermDefinition
Base of Support Standing with feet 8-10 inches apart to provide better balance.
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Contains mandate to protect health care providers from diseases caused by exposure to body fluids.
Body Mechanics Refers to the way in which the body moves and maintains balance while making the most efficient use of all its parts.
Ergonomics Is an applied science used to promote the safety and well-being of a person by adaption the environment and using techniques to prevent injuries.
Fire Extinguishers A device that can be used to put out fires.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Information sheets that must be provided by the manufacturer for all hazardous products.
Occupation Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals Standard Requires that all employers inform employees of all chemicals and hazards in the workplace.
Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A division of the Department of Labor, establishes and enforces safety standards for the workplace.
Safety Standards Set of rules designed to protect both the patient and the health care worker.
Created by: mrsdancona