Flashcards in Health and Safety Deck (11)
What is PPE?
Equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work- gloves, eye protection
What is occupational health?
Promotion and maintenance of the physical, mental and social well-being of workers, preventing departures from health and controlling risk within the workplace
What is bio-safety?
Measures taken to reduce or eliminate exposure of individuals and the environment to potentially hazardous biological agents
Measures taken to prevent the introduction or spread of infectious disease, can be at ward, premises or national level
What is hazardous waste?
Waste harmful to people, the environment or animals, either immediately or over an extended period of time, including cytotoxic chemicals, contaminated sharps and infectious waste
What is the difference between offensive waste and pharmaceutical waste?
Veterinary waste other then sharps that is not hazardous but which is unpleasant and may cause offence to the senses
Pharmaceutical- contains drugs
What waste is put in purple bin bags?
Cytotoxic- hazardous- incineration
Sharp contaminates with cytotoxic medicines- incineration
What waste is put in Yellow bind bags?
Highly infectious- incinerated
Sharpes not contaminated- incinerated
What is put in orange bags?
Infectious waste- treated (autoclaved)
Sharps with blood- treated (autoclaved)
What is put in a yellow/black bin bad and how is it disposed of?
Yellow/black- offensive waste- landfill
Black- domestic- recycling, normal
What legislation applies to health and safety and disposal of rubbish?
Health and safety act 1974
Control of substances hazardous to health 2002
Reporting of injuries, disease and dangerous occurrence regulations 2013