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Occupational Safety And Health In Hospitals

by on January 6, 2015
Posted in Safety

Course Objectives: This course aims at acquainting participants with principles and advanced techniques of occupational health and safety in hospitals. Ultimately, this course aims at acquainting participants with principles and advanced techniques that will help them recognizing and analyzing hazards in hospitals in order to improve health and safety of hospital employees and reduce occupational risk.

 

Who should attend: Department heads, nurses, engineers, technicians, ward clerks and other hospital employees. All attendees should have a technical background and/or technical experience and a fair to good command of English.

 

COURSE CONTENTS:

MODULE 1: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Risk Management Systems
  • Systematic Approaches to OHS
  • Risk Management (hazard identification, assessment and control
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Controls
  • Reporting
  • Incident Investigation Procedures

MODULE 2 SPECIFIC HAZARD MANAGEMENT

  • Electrical Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Manual Handling
  • Noise
  • Screen based equipment
  • Shift work
  • Slip, trips and falls
  • Stress and fatigue

MODULE 3: OHS Issues for Specific Service Areas

  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen, Food Preparation and Service Areas
  • Reception/Office Work

 MODULE 4: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

  • Emergencies
  • Types of Emergencies in the Workplace
  • Security in an emergency

 

MODULE 5: SAFETY CULTURE

  • Who’s Responsible?
  • The Need for Behavioural Changes
  • Safety Culture

 


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