What does OSHA stand for?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
What act started OSHA
The OSH act, signed by Pres. Nixon
What is OSHA's mission
save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of American workers
What did the creation of OSHA do for workers?
provided them the right to a safe and healthy workplace
Every employer must have what in writting located in the workplace?
A complete hazardous communication program
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
How long do you have to file a complaint through OSHA?
What are the employers responsibilities under OSHA?
Provide a workplace free of recognized hazards
Keep records of injuries and OSHA citiations
Provide medical exams
Not discriminate against workers who exercise their rights
What are the employees responsibilities
learn and follow safety rules
comply with all safety and health standards
follow specific rules made by leadership
What tells you what to do when a situation in the hospital happens?
Hospital Safety Manual
Where should heavy materials be stored?
ex. dog food, 5gal buckets
on a bottom shelf
Where should chemicals be stored?
at eye level
What should you do in a fire situation?
Alert staff by alarm, intercom or yelling fire.
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.
What is the #1 reported injury in animal clinics?
animal related accidents
What is EtO
thought to be a human carcinogen
What is formalin used for?
tissue preservation, diagnostic tests and sterilization
also a suspected human carcinogen
What is Glutaraldehyde used for?
potent chemical used for hand instrument sterilization
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
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.
What is a Zoonotic disease?
passed from animal to humans
What can Rabies infect?
any warm blooded animal
How can bacterial infection be transfered?
by direct contact with animal exudates
mostly with exotics
How is lyme disease transfered?
when an infected deer tick bites a host to feed
Is Ringworm a parasite?
How is it transmitted?
No, its a fungus
between animals and humans
How are internal parasites transmitted?
roundworm eggs in defecate and ingested by another animal
What internal parasite burrows in the skin leaving a red line where it has burrowed?
also known as Cutaneous larval migrans
Who can Toxoplasmosis affect?
pregnant women should avoid cleaning cat litter
What protozoal infections can be transmitted by drinking dirty water?
What are the best ways to prevent becoming infected?
identifying cuts or soars and covering them
Can you carry diseases on your clothes home to your pets?
What is the most common pathogen in the mouths of animals?
an organism linked to cardiac and pulmonary problems
What are WAGs
wast anesthetic gases
what is the most effective way of reducin wags
active, passive and absorption