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What is safety?

the condition of being protected from or likely to cause danger, risk, or injury.

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What is health/Well-being?

important force in our daily lives, and is influenced by life circumstances, beliefs, actions, culture, and social, economic and physical environments.

Health is a vehicle that enables and facilitates meaningful
living.

absence of illness

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Physical Hazards?

Violence
Psychological
Sexual

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Bloodborn Pathogens?

Hepatitis B (HBV) virulence: ability to spread and able to live outside its host (Hep. B can live outside its host for 10 days)
Hepatitis C (HCV) mostly contracted by sharing of needles
HIV/AIDS can live outside host for nano seconds

contracted through orifice

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Body Fluid Exposure?

Sharp Object needles
Splash urine, blood, sputum, vomit
Combination

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OIIQ?

ordres des infirmieres at des infirmiers du quebec

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CSST?

commission de la sante et de la securite du travail du quebec

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CNA?

canadian nurses association

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CDC?

centers for disease & control

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NIOSH?

National institute for occupational safety & health

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EAP

employee assistance program (counselling)

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RNAO
BPG

registered nurses association of ontario
best practice guidelines

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CCOSH

canadian center for occupational health & safety

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OH&S

occupational health & safety

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WHO

world health organization

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Who passed the Occupational Health Act, considered the first legislation of its kind in North America?

Saskatchewan

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What are the three acts passes by saskatchewan?

The right to know about hazards and dangers in the workplace

The right to participate in health and safety issues through a workplace committee

The right to refuse unsafe work

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one positive and now negative scp?

P: vaccines
N: lack of sleep

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Workplace hazards/risks?

Physical
Chemical
Psychosocial
Ergonomic/Environmental
Biological

there is overlapping

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What is a physical hazard?

Violence:
act of domination and constraint. a person tries to impose his/her will on another person, whether by physical force, verbal threats, humiliation, etc”.

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Forms of Violence?

Physical

Psychological Harassment/Mobbing
Example: group of people bullying one person

Sexual Harassment

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Psychological Risk?

Burnout:
physical and psychological exhaustion and the development of negative behaviours and feelings towards oneself and others.

results from chronic stress produced by occupational activity.

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Chemical hazard?

sharps container
cleaning chemicals

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Burnout – Risk Factors?

Excessive Workload
Lack of participation in decisions
Absence of Autonomy
Heavy burden of responsibility
Stress

Related to absence of orientation in a service
Lack of training
Exposure to violence
Conflictual relations

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Preventive Measures?

Pay attention to and respect your body’s different signals (e.g., mood changes, loss of physical fitness).

Ask a specialist for help

Use the services of the Employee Assisstance Program (EAP), if it is offered.

Preserve the balance between work and important activities, such as leisure time and family activities.

Maintain your social network.

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Ergonomic factors?

(anatomical position for the job you are doing)


1. comfortable chairs at school

2. moving neck to see teacher (bad for neck)

3. frequent use of a computer mouse (wrist damage)

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Environmental factors?


1. temperature (cold)

2. tight nit classroom

3. ventilation