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MT I Safety

Body mechanics Refers to the way in which the body moves and maintains balance while making the most efficient use of all its parts.
Base of support Keeping feet 8 to 10 inches apart, placing one foot slightly foward, balancing weight on both feet, and pointing the toes in the direction of movement
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A division of the department of labor that establishes and enforces safety standards for the workplace
Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals standard Requires that employers inform employees of all chemicals and hazards in the workplace
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) Provides information on any hazardous chemical that is sold
Bloodborne pathogen standard Has mandates to protect health care providers from diseases caused by exposure to body fluids
Ergonomics An applied science used to promote the safety and well-being of a person by adapting the environment and using techniques to prevent injury
Handwashing The number one way that a health care worker can prevent the spread of diease
Fire extinguishers Are classified according to the kind of fire they extinguish
Class A extinguisher This extinguisher contains pressurized water and is used on fires such as paper, cloth, and wood.
Class B extinguisher This extinguisher contains carbon dioxide andis used on gasoline, oil, paint, liquid, and cooking fat fires.
Class C extinguisher This extinguisher is a dry chemical type that is used on electrical fires.
Class ABC extinguisher This extinguisher contains a graphite-type chemical and is a multipurpose extinguisher that can be used on all fires.
Safety standards Rules that help to keep employees safe on the job.
Safety Freedon from danger, risks, and injury.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Plays a role in accident and injury prevention.
National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Conducts research and makes recommendations for the prevention of work related disease and injury.
Physical environment Your immediate surroundings.
Fire triangle The elements necessary fpr a fire risk to occur are fuel, heat, and oxygen.
PASS Acronym that means pull pin, aim at the base of the fire, squeeze the handle, and sweep the nozzle from side to side.
RACE An acronym that means rescue, alarm, contain, and evacuate.
Body alignment The correct relationship or position of the head, back and limbs.
Created by: sandra.whiteside