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Safety in Workplace

Stack #72761

Body Mechanics way in which body moves and maintains balance while making the most efficient use of all its parts
4 main reasons for proper use of good body mechanics -muscles work best when used correctly -Correct use of muscles makes lifting,etc. easier -Prevents unnecessary fatigue and strain,saves energy -Prevent injury to self and others
Rules of good body mechanics maintain broad base of support-8-10" apart with 1 foot slightly forward -Bend from hips and knees -get close to an object -Use weight of body to help push or pull object -Use strongest muscles to do the work -Avoid twisting body -Get help if object heavy
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration- enforce safety in the work place
Two main standards that affect health care Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals -Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals Standard Require employees of all chemicals and hazards in workplace
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet- all manufacturers must provide this with any hazardous product they sell
Ergonomics applied science to promote the safety and well being of people by adapting the environment and using techniques to prevent injuries
Label Reading at least three times
Patient Safety -Not perform procedures on paients unless instructed and properly authorized -provide privacy -alway knock -explain procedure before begin -observe patient closely during any procedures -check all areas for safety hazards -observe all safety checkpoints
Safety checkpoints -put in confortable position -side rails elevated -bed at lowest level -wheels locked -call signal within reach -open privacy curtains -area neat and clean -no hazards present
Safety HCT must: be aware of personal and patient safety; follow all safety policies; have a legal responsibility to protect patient from harm and injury
Created by: SATSamIAm