Safety Dilemmas: Occupational Safety And Safety In The Workplace

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At Daisy’s Campground, safety is of the highest priority. The lack of knowledge and experience could not only injure an employee but possibly a customer as well. The top three major safety concerns is the restroom facilities, the storage and handling of chemicals, and the use of power tools. These three topics have been identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as areas of concern for employers and small businesses.
Restroom Policy
Campground restrooms are more enhanced in comparison to average office bathrooms. Daisy’s Campground restrooms consists of the average office bathroom but includes showers and lockers. The increased accommodations create more safety hazards and potential risks to injuries.
Hazard Communication
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The implementation of signs such as handwashing, slippery floors, and proper disposal guidelines will alert customers and employees to potential mishaps. OSHA recommends that em-ployees are provided adequate restroom facilities and easy access (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2016). This is easily achievable by the large communal restrooms provided for both employees and customers.
Blood-Borne Pathogens
In restrooms, blood-borne pathogens can be easily transmittable and provide an unsafe area for everybody. To avoid a possible contamination, cleanliness is a priority. A trained employee will be responsible in the upkeep of all restrooms on an hourly basis. The proper disposal of sharp ob-jects and medical waste will be treated in accordance with local state and federal regulation. The website www.safeneedledisposal.org provides locations of areas that accept medical waste exam-ples include doctor offices, landfills, and recycling centers.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
During hourly cleanings, employees will be required to wear a minimum amount of PPE to ensure safety. Rubber gloves, non-slip shoes, and eye protection will be required during cleaning. This will reduce bacteria transmission and slippage on wet
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Storage will be essential in ensuring only those authorized has access to the chemicals to prevent misuse or wrongful dis-posal. Authorized employees will be responsible in reviewing the policies and specific handling instructions for each chemical.
Hazard Communication
OSHA provides a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for all chemicals that lists hazards, prevention methods, first aid, and other viable information that is beneficial to users (Witt, 2015, pp. 104-105). This will be stored with the chemicals to provide easy access. A requirement en-forced by OSHA is to ensure that all chemicals are clearly label (Witt, 2015, p. 104). The OSHA website provides a seven step process to transition to a safer chemical workplace which identifies an accurate inventory as a key step (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2016).
Blood-Borne Pathogens
Improper chemical use does not pose a threat as blood-borne pathogens. Chemicals can cause physical harm to an individual but is not related to the transmission of disease or virus.
Personal Protective Equipment

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