Flashcards in hazard/safety terms Deck (22):
Something that presents a danger or risk of injury
A substance that has the potential to cause harm
A biological substance, such as blood or another bodily fluid, that has the potential to transmit disease
A substance known to cause cancer
Other potentially infective materials (OPIMs)
A category of possible biohazards other than blood, including tissues and bodily fluids, such as semen, vaginal secretions and spinal fluid, that have been defined by OHSA
Any unplanned occurrence that has potentially negative consequences
An illness caused by an infectious particle that can be transmitted from person to person
An infection that a patient acquires while being treated at a healthcare facility for a different ailment
An unintended, often problematic outcome for a treatment
An unintended harmful effect of a medical treatment
The analysis of samples, such as bodily fluids, tissues or chemicals, for diagnostic or research purposes
A substance used to treat a symptom (complaint) or to treat/prevent a disease
Medical equipment, such as needles or scalpels, that can puncture or cut healthcare workers; used sharps may transmit biohazards.
A rigid, well-labeled plastic container designed to safely hold sharp objects for disposal.
A computed tomography scan; a scan that uses X-rays to create 2-D and 3-D images of parts of the body.
A form of energy characterized by the passage of particles or waves through a medium (e.g. light, heat, radio waves and X-rays)
A form of electromagnetic radiation that can be used for medical imaging and therapeutic purposes.
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA)
A division of the US Department of Labor whose mission is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions.
Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
A document that provides information on the hazards, handling procedures and safe disposal of a chemical.
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
A category of clothing that protects the wearer from coming into contact with infectious material.
A series of steps put into place to prevent accidents