Reflective Journal entry Unit 4 In today’s society, one of the primary objectives is to ensure that staffs working in the various department of the health sector have maximum protection, inclusive of the environment in which they live dwell and play. Therefore, adequate measures must be implemented to extenuated environmental and occupational hazards. The occupational and environmental health takes a multidisciplinary approach as it relates to the correct identification of diseases from exposure hazardous agents in the community of in the workplace.
[A HEAD] Health and safety legislation 1 [DF] The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is known as an “umbrella act”. [PIC REF ATP.13] Whatever sort of business you are, there is always the possibility of an accident or damage to someone's health. All work exposes people to hazards, be they: loads which have to be manually handled; dangerous machinery; toxic substances; electricity; working with display screen equipment or even psychological hazards such as stress. Attention to health and safety is not just about being socially responsible.
A work environment requires more consideration for those around you and how your actions impact their health and wellbeing. It is astonishing to realise how quickly germs can spread through basic hygiene neglect. Poor hygiene can contribute towards many health-related problems. We have already explored how infection control can reduce these risks but it is always worth reminding yourself of these.
What is your experience with this matter and what new ways can you contribute to infection control? 8. Practices Safety Management • Reports safety and environmental hazards • Responds per hospital and departmental policy to fire drills, codes, etc. • Reports all patient/visitor/employee occurrences according to policy • Ensures that work area is clean and free of safety hazards • Utilizes equipment in an appropriate and safe manne Have you had fire drills at your previous work place? Have you encountered safety and environmental hazards at a work place?
Many different processes produce air contaminants. Dust and fiber are two types of solid particles that may be of concern depending on their nature. Chemical hazards can have several methods of exposure either through skin contact, ingestion, absorption by the skin, and/or by breathing them in. Due to their hazardousness, chemical substances are identified by Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and are required in the workplace for reference. Biological hazards are living organisms and enter the worker which can cause infection and disease.
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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 These Act inform practices that all staff the responsibility to keep themselves and other around them safe through their actions at work and they must to report any health and safety problems. Also, all staff must to follow policies and procedure when hand handing equipment and they should to work in way that puts other around them in danger. Control of substances and Hazardous to Health Regulations 1992 These regulations inform practices that cleaning materials must to be kept in a locked cupboard. Also, these regulation state that disposable gloves and aprons must to be provided for cleaning and handing chemicals.
Such laws includes the Health And Safety At Work Act 1974, The Management Of Health And Safety At Work Regulations 1999 and The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. These acts require risk assessments to be carried out, emergency procedures to be put in place, staff to be aware of how to lift heavy equipment correctly and prevent the spread of infection through the use of protective clothing. Implementing health and safety means looking after practitioners as well as the children present; The Workplace Regulations 1992 ensures that staff are aware of the number of breaks they are entitled to, the level of lighting required, toilet arrangements and the provision of water. The Health And Safety Regulations 1981, Regulatory Reform Order 2005, COSHH and RIDDOR explain how all incidents involving health and safety must be recorded, that a first aid box must be provided with trained staff available, hazardous products must be managed in ways that keep children safe and that early years practitioners should be assigned to carry out certain risk assessments of specific sections of health and safety regulations. The Food Handling Regulations 2006 and The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 expresses how the setting should care for the kitchen and ways to prevent contamination as well as clarifying that food preparation areas must be kept clean, food must be
The blood sample was sent to National Medical Service Labs in Willow Grove Pennsylvania for blood analysis. NMS Labs generated a toxicology report indicating the positive findings and levels of the following: 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 4.3ng/mL, Delta-9 Carboxy THC 54ng/mL, and Delta-9 THC
These factors are known as the Social Determinants of health. “The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system” (WHO). Dalgren & Whitehead (1991) image of the social determinants of health aims to show the relationship between the person, their environment and their health. The modifiable factors, people’s age, gender and race lie in the centre surrounded by non modifiable factors like profession, housing, education and public policy. There is a direct relationship between people’s environment and their health, e.g. people who live in damp housing have a higher incidence of respiratory health problems (Farell et al.
But the staff understood and Dr. Westwood got an ambulance and reached to ED. He presented with diaphoresis, motor dysfunction, paresthesia, nausea, and ascending paralysis from his leg to the upper body, arms, face and head. He became cyanotic and hyperventilating and it turned to be bradycardiac with a BP 90/50mmHg. After five hour long clinical treatment procedures were followed for tetrodotoxin poisoning, his vital signs were