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Flashcards in Safety Deck (9):
1

body mechanics

the way in which the body moves and maintains balance while making the most efficient use of all its parts.

2

base of support

keep the feet 8-10 inches apart, placing one foot slightly forward, balancing weight on both feet and pointing the toes in the direction of movement.

3

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

division of the Department of Labor, establishes and enforces safety standards for the workplace.

4

safety standards

set of rules designed to protect both the patient and the Health Care worker.

5

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals Standard

requires employers to inform employees of all chemicals and hazards in the workplace.

6

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

information sheets that must be provided by the manufacturers for all hazards in the workplace.

7

Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

mandates to protect health care providers fromdiseases caused by exposure to body fluids.

8

ergonomics

applies science used to promote the safety and well-being of a person by adapting the environment by using techniques to prevent injuries.

9

fire extinguishers

classified and labeled according to the kind of fire they extinguish.