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  • 1. Primary Care IIPP TrainingGeneral Office & Clinic SafetyShawn HolleSafety AnalystDPH: Occupational Safety & Health Section
  • 2. What We Do On the Job Filing & Report Writing Computer Work Answering Multiple Telephone Lines Bending & Lifting Hanging Pictures & Calendars Sweeping, Mopping, Cleaning Routine Maintenance Facility Repairs IM Injection & Phlebotomy Minor Surgical & Dental Procedures First Aid CPR
  • 3. Staying Safe On the JobEveryday. Everyone. Self Evaluate Plan Ahead Think Things Through Get Help When Needed Good Communication Don’t Climb on Chairs!!!! Don’t Do Things You Are Not Trained To Do Arrange Work Areas to Increase Efficiency Reduce Repetitive Motions Use Universal Precautions 3/22/2012 DPH/OSH 3
  • 4. Awkward PosturesWatch How You Move! Reaching Over The Head Bending To Get Something Down Low Straining To Reach Something High Up
  • 5. Awkward PosturesPrevention Strategies Stop It Keep Things Close Use a Headset Lift Less at One Time
  • 6. Repetitive TasksWatch How You Move! Heavy Typing Note Taking Report Writing Filing Constantly Answering The Phone Mopping, Dusting, Sweeping Routine Maintenance
  • 7. Repetitive TasksPrevention Strategies Keep Work Areas Organized Use Keyboard Short Cuts Use Proper Body Mechanics Minimize Unnecessary Movements
  • 8. Bending & Lifting Watch How You Move!Prevention Strategies Use Proper Body Mechanics When Handling Files Lift Less At One Time!
  • 9. Slips Trips FallsWatch Where You Step! Watch For Crazy Cords Heavy Clutter Blocked Pathways Damaged Flooring Puddles & Spills Broken Furniture
  • 10. Slips Trips Falls Prevention StrategiesIdentify Workplace Hazards & Tell Someone!Check Out the Checklist at the End of ThisPresentation
  • 11. StressWho Needs It? Increases Susceptibility to Illness & Injury Find Healthy Ways To Manage It
  • 12. StressPrevention Strategies Eat Right Consider Exercise Consider Meditation Explore Relaxation Techniques
  • 13. Protecting Ourselves in the Clinic?Universal PrecautionsAssume All Human Blood & Body Fluids Are Infectious
  • 14. Exposure Risks on the Job? Lab Work, Phlebotomy Minor Surgery Dental Procedures Sample Processing Patient Care Site Visits Outreach Work First Aid CPR
  • 15. Exposure Sources Needlesticks or Cuts Contact With Non-intact Skin Splashes to Mucous Membranes
  • 16. Prevention StrategiesHand Washing! Handwashing is Most Effective Way to Prevent Disease Transmission
  • 17. Prevention StrategiesUsing Engineering ControlsIsolate or Remove Hazard From Workplace
  • 18. Prevention StrategiesPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)Clothing or Equipment Worn That Keeps Blood FromClothing, Skin, Eyes, Mouth, or Mucous Membranes
  • 19. Prevention StrategiesAdministrative Controls & Warning Labels Cover Your Cough Signs in Waiting & Exam Rooms Post Needlestick Hotline (415) 469-4411 Simple Procedural How To Checklists Label Biohazard & Sharps Containers Refrigerators & Freezers Containing Samples Containers to Store, Transport, Ship Biohazard Waste
  • 20. Basic Safety Consideration Checklist Common Problems Stairs Without Handrails□□ Supplies Stacked on the Floor□ Boxes & Carts Left In Walkways (Cluttered or Narrow Walkways)□ Damaged Floor Tiles□ Employees Carrying Heavy Loads to Avoid Extra Trips□ Poor Lighting Along Walkways and Work Areas□ Damaged or Wet Carpet□ Extension Cords Across Walkways□ Slippery Sidewalks / Parking Areas□ Spills□ Uneven Walking Surfaces□ Wet Stairs (From Leaks and Weather)□ Wobbly Step Stools / Ladders
  • 21. Basic Safety Consideration Checklist Common Solutions Work areas: Provide enough work space to avoid collisions. Redesign the layout□ to eliminate blind corners and areas of clutter.□ Materials storage: Provide proper storage so walkways and work areas are kept free of clutter.□ Tripping hazards: Keep electrical cords out of walkways. Maintain carpets in good condition. Replace Broken Floor Tiles.□ Slipping hazards: Install non-slip surfaces and handrails on stairs, and place non- slip floor mats at entrances and in wet areas.□ Work practices: Train workers not to move too quickly, not to carry items too tall to see over, and to warn other workers when they pass behind them.□ Understand Flood Control Procedures for Your Facility!□ Spills: Clean up spills immediately. Use signs to warn Employees of slippery floors.□ Reaching and climbing: Store frequently used items in accessible locations. Provide ladders and footstools, and keep them in good condition.□ Lighting: Keep work areas well lit□ Submit Timely Work Orders for Major Repairs□ Communicate All Housekeeping Issues to Custodial Services
  • 22. Basic Safety Consideration Checklist Common Problems□ Full Sharps Containers□ Shortage of Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment□ Needle Stick Hotline # Not Posted□ No Cover Your Cough Signs in Waiting & Exam Rooms□ Inadequate Handwashing Facilities□ Improperly Labeled Biohazard Containers□ Unsecured Sharps Containers□ Fill In the Blanks With Any Problems At Your Facility□□□□□
  • 23. Basic Safety Consideration Checklist Common Solutions□ Full Sharps Containers: Swap Out ¾ Full Sharps Containers□ PPE Shortage: Order Appropriate PPE in Appropriate Quantities□ Needle Stick Hotline # Not Posted: Needlestick Hotline (415) 469-4411□ No Cover Your Cough Signs in Waiting & Exam Rooms: Put Some Up□ Inadequate Handwashing Facilities: Consider Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer□ Improperly Labeled Biohazard Containers: Label Them□ Unsecured Sharps Containers: Have Facilities Secure Them.□ Fill In the Blanks With Any Solutions At Your Facility□□□□□