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    contact with blood on a daily basis. Although blood flows through every human body, harmful bacteria can lace itself into the blood stream and spread from person to person. Controlling these pathogens from spreading could save a life. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines bloodborne pathogens as “infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans.” Diseases included are hepatitis B, hepatitis…

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    assaultive patient. This is why OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has legal obligation to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees. OSHA also made some guidelines on preventing violence in the workplace. They would be management commitment, work analysis, hazard prevention, education and training, record keeping, and…

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    The Construction Industry

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    The construction industry is one of the high risk industry with more number of injuries and fatalities reported compared to other industries. The construction industry has also been performing poorly on health and safety of its employees. In New Zealand, the construction sector is the sixth largest sector which employs 180,000 people. The Construction Sector Action Plan of 2011 suggests that the construction industry in New Zealand had the highest rate of fatal injury making it almost thrice the…

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    Union Stewart Negotiation

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    want the injury rates lowered and the calls to stop and think that the approach they will use will be to use the integrative bargaining tactics. The negotiations fit within this model of bargaining, given that it used when negotiating both health and safety issues and rest breaks. While there are some issues with the rehiring of laid off employees, much of the issues is surrounding items related to work injury and…

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    assignment explores several online sources that contain materials on the impact of Legionaries’ Disease to public health and its association with the role of a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer. Legionaries’ Disease is caused by roughly 35 Legionella bacteria species, with symptoms of severe pneumonia and psychological changes. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 2015) With an increase of the elderly population in North America and the use of statistical data,…

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    Santiago Michel Rodríguez #28 University of Nevada Las Vegas HMD 402 Prof. Cotham Medical Marijuana in the Hospitality Workplace “The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA Act was passed to assure safe and healthful working conditions for workers. The OSHA Act implements and enforces standards to reduce and prevent occupational safety and work hazards at places of employment. This law requires employers to provide their employees with safe working conditions that are free from…

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    We adhere to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 which states, “We shall furnish to each employee safe and healthful working conditions which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees” (Dessler, 2013, p. 274). Coco’s also abides by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards including the maintenance of records of and report of occupational injuries and occupational illnesses. Coco’s…

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    Question #1 The Hazards Communication Standard (HCS) compliance checklist states that you must: Know the regulations; identify responsible staff; identify and list all chemicals; write the plan maintain good labeling on containers; provide quick access to MSDSs for all employees on all shifts; train all employees on all possible chemical exposures; frequently review and revise the program. (Haight, 2012, pg. 154). Of the eight HCS compliance checklist standards listed above “identify…

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    Essay On Handling Injuries

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    for Handling Injuries/Illnesses Medical Emergencies When an employee is sick or injured to the extent that emergency assistance is obviously required, follow the steps listed below. 1) Notify the plant dispensary at extension #11255. 2) Notify the Safety Engineer at extension #11227. 3) Call security by radio or by dialing “0” on the phone and inform them that an ambulance is needed. If there is someone trained in first aid at the scene, that person may begin to administer first aid to the…

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    Danger Of Signal Words

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    injury” (Haight, 2012, p. 114). Example: MIL-PRF-680, Type II Warning “A warning indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD result in death or serious injury” (Haight, 2012, p. 114). Example: Clorox Original Bleach Caution (with the safety alert symbol) “Caution indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate” (Haight, 2012, p. 115).…

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