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Annual ed general safety2 2010

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    • 1. GENERAL SAFETY
    • 2. Purpose of the Plan
      • Provide a safe environment .
      • Provide an environment free of hazards.
      • Reduce the risk of injuries to patients, employees, visitors, volunteers and physicians.
      • Operational responsibility of the program Plan is Assigned to the Environmenta l Safety Officer and the Environment of Care/Safety Committee.
    • 3. What is your responsibility in keeping a safe environment at the Hospital?
      • Stay alert to unsafe practices and obstacles.
      • Report unsafe conditions.
      • Use handrails in stairwells.
      • Work area- keep drawers closed, cords out of the way, no objects in hallways.
      • Be aware of potential hazards such as wet floors.
      • Wear proper non-slip soles.
      Avoid slips, trips, and falls.
    • 4. ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      • Use a 3-prong electric cord to ground equipment.
      • Never connect a 3-prong electrical cord to a two-prong extension cord defeating the safety component.
      • No extension cords may be used.
      • Never unplug by pulling on the cord.
      Correct way to unplug any electric cord.
    • 5. Electrical Safety Dangers associated with electricity Fire Electrocution Burns Death
    • 6. Safety Surveillance The Environment of Care Committee and Environment of Care Coordinators may conduct random safety checks. Example of survey items:
      • Hallways free of obstacles.
      • Equipment, outlets, cords and furniture in good repair.
      • Staff’s detailed knowledge of how to respond to emergencies.
      • Medical gas cylinders secured.
      • Employee’s knowledge of who the Environmental Safety Officer is.

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