Warning labels will be affixed to containers containing blood or other potentially hazardous materials. All used sharp objects will be considered infectious and handled with proper care. Skin and hand washing can be critical in preventing the spread of diseases. Hands will be washed immediately after any potential contact with a contaminated person or surface. Should an employee believe he/she has been exposed to an infectious disease, that employee must take all precautionary methods to prevent further exposure and notify the on-duty watch commander.
To avert future incidents, the firefighting crew and workers within hazardous material facilities should enroll for the hazardous material (HAZMAT) awareness course. This would be vital to perfecting their recognition, awareness, and response to varied types of explosions as well as the ability to employ the appropriate notification protocols in the event of an explosion. 4.2 Preventive
Water samples that are highly concentrated with unknown microbial communities must be handled with care. Proper steps must be taken when collecting the samples to get accurate result and to ensure there are no external microbes are introduced to the samples because microbes are easily contaminated (Heshka, n.d.). Aseptic technique is essential to avoid contaminating the sample containers and water samples. Using aseptic technique can minimize or even eliminate the risk of contamination. During the collection of the water samples, there are many steps to be noted as a precaution.
They must be prepared to carry out the following general isolation precautions: • Organize all necessary supplies before entering any patient/isolations areas before performing sonographic examinations. Working under strenuous times and conditions can be frustrating, and is also important to not leave behind supplies. • Use paper towels to turn on and off faucets. • If removing dressings is needed to perform examinations, properly bag dressing for disposal by using supplies provided within the unit. • Discard all used gloves during examinations in appropriate containers before leaving the isolation
Inadequate security control would lead to unauthorized access, which then leads to loss, damage, theft of inventory. The physical verification of assets such as inventory counts would solve the inventory shrinkage problem. Also, they should verify each driver who walks through the facility and put surveillance cameras, locked doors and more security guards. The inspections of shipments should be done on a regular basis. The supervisor should verify and check all the products before shipment.
Other industries or sectors such as those involving food processing, natural gas liquids, farm product warehousing, electric gas, sanitary service and wholesale trade are also affected. Investigations have to be initiated no later than 48 hours after the accident. It needs to be carried out within the 48 hours period to ensure evidences and other related information which can be derived out of the accident area is preserved. This is to ensure effective investigation and accurateness of the event unfolding. Upon completion of the investigation, Process Hazard Analysis (“PHA”) has to be prepared which will include the gathering and completion of Process Safety Information (“PSI”).
Categories of chemicals may include flammables, corrosive, reactive, toxic, irritant and environmental hazard. Chemicals primarily enter the body through inhalation and dermal contact such as injections, hence proper PPE must be used. Compatibility of chemicals should be known to prevent explosion or fire incidences. All chemicals in the laboratory should be labelled and stored appropriately. Laboratories need to have specific material safety data sheets to help personnel understand hazards and cautions associated with handling
Besides, the lifting appliances and loose gear must be recognized by international or national standard and to be tested, thoroughly examined, marked and inspected in accordance with section 4.2. Occupational safety is affected not only by the design of lifting appliances but also by that of their accessories and other loose gear used with them. The proper design and maintenance of all of them are very important. This is because the breakage of any of them may cause thoughtful accidents. Deterioration may be visible, as when it starts from the surface, or concealed internally, the mechanical strength of the material is reduced.
Safety is the first and most vital priority to be considered in a clinical laboratory.Fatal accidents and infections are bound to happen if safety is not practised effectively .Therefore in the lab ,it is mostly the duty of the lab manager and the staff to cooperate and make sure the safety measures are implemented every time in the lab .Below are suggestions as to how safety can be maintained in the laboratory. The clinical lab manager should have frequent discussions with the staff on safety measures to make sure they understand and accept these safety regulations and hence practise them such that safety is maintained in the lab . Laboratory managers must take into consideration the displaying of appropriate safety symbols and notices ,this reminds the
Equipping the building with fire safety equipments: Fire safety arms basically refer to the safety equipments that are used for the purpose of protection against fire; the very equipments include a fire extinguisher, a fire alarm, fire stops, fire hoses etc. Ensuring that these equipments are placed in highly accessible area is of utmost importance in case of a fire. And moreover it should also be ensued that the people in the office building know how to make use of these equipments. Once it is ensured that people know how to make use of the equipments, half the job is done. In case of fire people can grab these fire safety equipments and can make their way out of the building thus ensuring that minimum damage to life and property is caused.