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1

What does OSHA stand for?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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What act started OSHA

The OSH act, signed by Pres. Nixon

3

What is OSHA's mission

save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of American workers

4

What did the creation of OSHA do for workers?

provided them the right to a safe and healthy workplace

5

Every employer must have what in writting located in the workplace?

A complete hazardous communication program

Including

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Container Labeling

Worker Training

6

How long do you have to file a complaint through OSHA?

30 days

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What are the employers responsibilities under OSHA?

Provide a workplace free of recognized hazards

Provide training

Keep records of injuries and OSHA citiations

Provide medical exams

Not discriminate against workers who exercise their rights

 

8

What are the employees responsibilities

learn and follow safety rules

comply with all safety and health standards

follow specific rules made by leadership

9

What tells you what to do when a situation in the hospital happens?

Hospital Safety Manual

10

Where should heavy materials be stored?

ex. dog food, 5gal buckets

on a bottom shelf

11

Where should chemicals be stored?

at eye level

12

What should you do in a fire situation?

Alert staff by alarm, intercom or yelling fire.

evacuate building

13

Should you attempt to put out a fire?

if you know how to operate a fire extinguisher and the fire is small enough to put out.  If not then leave it for fire fighters.

14

What is the #1 reported injury in animal clinics?

animal related accidents

15

What is EtO

Ethylene Oxide

gas sterilization

thought to be a human carcinogen

16

What is formalin used for?

tissue preservation, diagnostic tests and sterilization

also a suspected human carcinogen

17

What is Glutaraldehyde used for?

potent chemical used for hand instrument sterilization

18

What should you do if you get a chemical in your eye/s?

Yell for help to get assistance to the eyewash station.

Do not attempt to do it alone

19

What can you do to protect yourself while bathing, dipping or spraying an animal?

where gloves and a protective apron.

Keep the chemicals stored at eye level.

20

What is a Zoonotic disease?

passed from animal to humans

21

What can Rabies infect?

any warm blooded animal

22

How can bacterial infection be transfered?

by direct contact with animal exudates

 

mostly with exotics

23

How is lyme disease transfered?

when an infected deer tick bites a host to feed

24

Is Ringworm a parasite?

How is it transmitted?

No, its a fungus

between animals and humans

25

How are internal parasites transmitted?

roundworm eggs in defecate and ingested by another animal

26

What internal parasite burrows in the skin leaving a red line where it has burrowed?

Hookworms

also known as Cutaneous larval migrans

27

Who can Toxoplasmosis affect?

Fetus development

pregnant women should avoid cleaning cat litter

28

What protozoal infections can be transmitted by drinking dirty water?

Giardia

&

Coccidia

29

What are the best ways to prevent becoming infected?

Hygiene

identifying cuts or soars and covering them

30

Can you carry diseases on your clothes home to your pets?

yes

31

What is the most common pathogen in the mouths of animals?

Pasteurella Multocida

 

an organism linked to cardiac and pulmonary problems

32

What are WAGs

wast anesthetic gases

33

what is the most effective way of reducin wags

scavaging systems

 

active, passive and absorption