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Office safety- Material safety data sheet

1. Form prepared by the manufacturer that describes a substance's physical and chemical properties, health hazards, precautions, and first aid measures.
2. An MSDS must be kept for each accessible to employees.


Office safety- Bloodborne pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens:
- Disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in blood or body fluid.
- Bloodborne pathogens are transmitted when blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) come in contact with mucous membranes, nonintact skin, or by touching or handling contaminated items or surfaces.


Office safety- Prevention

Prevention: There are four strategies for prevention.
1. Engineering control
2. Work practice control
3. Personal protective equipment
4. Standard precautions


Office safety- engineering controls

Engineering control:
- Structural or mechanical device that are designed to minimize exposure to Bloodborne pathogens.
- Common engineering control includes:
1. Hand washing facilities
2. Eye wash station
3. Sharps containers
4. Biohazard labels


Office safety- Work practice controls

Work practice controls:
- Protocols that promote behaviors necessary to properly use engineering controls and personal protective equipment.


Office safety- Personal protective equipment (PPE)

- Equipment that minimizes exposure beyond the limits of engineering and work practice controls.
A. Laboratory coats
B. Face shields
C. Gloves


Office safety- Standard precautions

Standard precautions: Application of the concept that all blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions, and moist body substances are to be treated as if contaminated by medically important pathogens regardless of their actual pathogenicity.
- Intravascular: Blood and baby fluids containing blood
- Extravascular fluids: Semen, cerebrospinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, unidentifiable fluid
- Secretions: Saliva, nasal secretions, tears, vaginal secretions
- Excretion: Feces, sweat, urine
- Vomitus


Office safety- Ergonomics

- Fitting the workplace to the workers by modifying or redesigning the job, workstation, tools, or environment.