Safety in the Workplace Safety in the Workplace by wanghonghx

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									Safety in the
 Workplace
        Safety Introduction
 definition: freedom from danger, risks, and injury
 health care workers are responsible for their own
  and their patients’ safety

 need to report any unsafe practices and know how
  to respond if an emergency occurs

 health care professionals are taught methods to
  avoid accidents
      Preventing Accidents
 training and education must be offered to all
  workers

 each accident needs to be documented and
  reviewed to help prevent others

 Accidents can be divided into three categories:
   Accidents related to the physical environment and
    equipment
   Accidents related to hazardous chemicals
   Accidents related to client care
           Group Activity
 In your groups, think about five rules or guidelines
  to prevent accidents and place them into the
  appropriate category:
   Physical environment and equipment
   Hazardous chemicals
   Client care
        Governing Agencies
 Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
  (CCOHC) – Federal
   promotes a safe and healthy working environment by
    providing information and advice about occupational health
    and safety

 Ministry of Labour – Occupational Health and Safety
  (OHS) – Provincial
   responsible for setting, communicating and enforcing OHS
    laws that are designed to reduce or eliminate workplace
    injury or illness

 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) –
  Provincial
   oversees Ontario's workplace safety education and
    training system, provides disability benefits, monitors the
    quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return
    to work
   Occupational Health and
     Safety Legislation
 Occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation
  in Canada outlines the general rights and
  responsibilities of the employer, the supervisor
  and the worker
 Each of the ten provinces, three territories and the
  federal government has its own OH&S legislation.
 There is special "right-to-know" legislation that
  applies to hazardous products
  it comprises several pieces of legislation collectively
    called WHMIS - the Workplace Hazardous Materials
    Information System
                     WHMIS
 WHMIS applies in all Canadian workplaces which are
    covered by OH&S legislation and where WHMIS-
    controlled products are used.
   Health Canada serves as the national coordinator for
    WHMIS and is responsible for the governance and
    administration of this program in Canada.
   WHMIS uses classifications to group chemicals with
    similar properties or hazards
   the Controlled Products Regulations specifies the
    criteria used to place materials within each
    classification
   there are 6 classes although several classes have
    divisions or subdivisions
   Each class has a specific symbol to help people
    identify the hazard quickly (see handout)
Material Safety Data Sheets
          (MSDS)
 in Canada, every material that is controlled by
  WHMIS must have an accompanying MSDS

 an MSDS is a document that contains information
  on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity
  and environmental) and how to work safely with
  the chemical product

 activity in pairs: MSDS awareness assignment

								
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