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Occupational safety and health n union

  1. 1. Occupational Safety and Health Facilities Management & Safety Program Strategic Model Public Hospitals Authority Princess Margaret Hospital Presenter Name: Mary. E. Lightbourne-Walker
  2. 3. Safety & Leadership <ul><li>Awareness 91%; Exposure 9%: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When both are combined, accidents can be drastically reduced. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety is a state of awareness which allows one to identify hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>The reporting of Incidents & Accidents. </li></ul><ul><li>Being prepared for emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone becomes a leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals are accomplished & good working habits inculcated. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Program Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Management Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Overview and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Incident Reporting and Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Program Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation,Training & Annual Review </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 5. Introduction <ul><li>Goal is to provide a safe environment for P,S & V. </li></ul><ul><li>All individuals are responsible in org. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: - </li></ul><ul><li>~Doing job duties in a safe manner </li></ul><ul><li>~Following safe patient care practices </li></ul><ul><li>~Reporting any unsafe conditions or practices observed </li></ul><ul><li>~Maintaining safety related knowledge & skills </li></ul>
  5. 6. Continued - Scope <ul><li>Provide a physical environment free of biological, physical, chemical and ergonomic hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing risk of injuries to P,S & V. </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing plans to create & manage the org’s environment to facilitate sustainable development, esp space, equipment mgmt and needed resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Educating staff about safety in the work environment. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Continued – Safety Management Process <ul><li>Identify safety problems promptly </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate the problem/issue and analyze </li></ul><ul><li>Develop corrective actions and communicate to those effecting elimination of risk </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring corrective action for effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate for desired outcome </li></ul>
  7. 8. Safety Management Relationships <ul><li>Employee Health </li></ul><ul><li>Infection Control </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Improvement Program </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities Management </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Management </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Management </li></ul>
  8. 9. Overview & Responsibility <ul><li>Directed by the FMSC. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitored by the ESU. </li></ul><ul><li>FMSC is responsible to EMC for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design,training,education,implementation and assessment of performance & improvement. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participative Representation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Unit, Security, Risk Mgmt, Equipment Mgmt, Utilities Mgmt, Hazardous Waste Mgmt, Administration, Engineering, Infection Control, Training & Quality and Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review all incident reports, property, Infrastructural damage, occupational illness,& P,S & V injury. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Continued – Reporting Elements of the Safety Committee <ul><li>Reporting Elements include: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Inspection Survey (hazard surveillance). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security & Surveillance Mgmt Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazard Com/Waste Mgmt Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Safety & Disaster Preparedness Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment Mgmt Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities Mgmt Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk Management Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infection Control Committee </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Organizational Structure <ul><li>1.ESU – full time working body with assistance from designated persons from each department. </li></ul><ul><li>Standing members of the committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Designated OH,ESU & IC Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Provide program direction, technical assistance & coordinate the safety and health effort. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Continued - Activities <ul><li>Collect Information </li></ul><ul><li>Review summaries of deficiencies, failures,user errors, Haz/ Mat & Waste, Life Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Med Equipment, Utility Systems & Disaster Preparedness. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement FMSC Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in all hazard surveillance, emergency drills, incident reporting, & development of safety procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate as members of IC,QI,RM,EP. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with development & implementation of safety & health training. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Incident Reporting & Investigation <ul><li>Procedure: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report used to document the occurrence of any event that is inconsistent with the hospital ordinary routine, whether or not injury occurs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee incidents, encompass events related to injuries and occupational illness & exposure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on Infrastructural matters requiring immediate corrective action to Engineering by telephone followed by requisition (mainframe) requisition. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data & info obtained is processed by the relevant departments and members of ESU/FMSC. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Hazard Surveillance <ul><li>Hazard surveillance or inspections are referred to as The Safety Inspection. </li></ul><ul><li>All areas are inspected for the following: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Manual Regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adherence to Safety processes and procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Safety Knowledge concerning safety issues. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Written reports are forwarded to the appropriate department manager for corrective action within a specified time frame. </li></ul><ul><li>All findings by ESU are submitted to FMSC noting trends of concern. </li></ul><ul><li>All deficiencies which pose an immediate threat to health and safety or pose a serious threat or damage to the facility or equipment must be corrected immediately. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Program Evaluation <ul><li>Done on an annual basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted by the FMSC. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluated for the following: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attainment of objectives / TOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope of activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results reported to the Governing Board by the Committee Chairperson. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual elements are also evaluated using the same criteria, these are: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Management Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infection Control Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk Management Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities Management Program etc </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Safety Management Performance Standards <ul><li>All new employees must participate in the orientation program. </li></ul><ul><li>All response and resolution time for Hazard Surveillance rounds will be less than one month. </li></ul><ul><li>All staff must know who the Safety Officers are to facilitate the reporting of safety hazards. </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard Surveillance major inspections will be conducted throughout the hospital; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Areas, Semi-annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Clinical Areas, annually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total employee reported back injuries will be 5% or less. </li></ul><ul><li>Total Biohazard Exposures will be 5% or less </li></ul><ul><li>The injury to hours worked variance ratio for each month will be lower than the same month during the previous year. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Safety Orientation And Annual Review
  17. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Safety is a manifestation of a personal state of awareness, standardized practices & a sound system of beliefs by all persons . </li></ul><ul><li>This process provides a means for continuous improvement & methods to sustain physical development while adhering to hospital policy & international & national regulatory agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>This program will satisfy, train, sensitize and empower all clients to the importance of reducing risks and injuries in the workplace and ultimately assist in the provision of quality and cost effective health care services. </li></ul>
  19. 21. REMINDER <ul><li>SAFETY IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul>