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03 Maintenance Personal Safety (29 docs)

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Free Guide From Diamond Products, detailing how to cut concrete. A Guide for Concrete Cutters
A great 14 point anti-violence plan with policies and procedures for employees. Included are helpful links to related subjects.

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Work place violence can and does occur. It can be random and very unexpected. In our line of business, easy access to the facility is not uncommon. Residents or employees have visitors; the community contributes by class visits from the local schools or salons donating time and effort with haircuts or manicures. This type of easy access is difficult to monitor and control without a plan in place.

For example: in a 99-bed facility on payday, the staff was robbed or.... Anti Violence Plan - Employees Edition
Important information on first, second, and third degree burns. Burns
A helpful plan for supervisors, covers the basics of preventive actions to minimize threats and protect residents and employees who work at your care facility business.  

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Work place violence can and does occur. It can be random and very unexpected. In our business, easy access to the facility is not uncommon. OSHA's Fact Sheet describes workplace violence as Care Facility Anti Violence Plan - Supervisors Edition
This form is used with all new employee's, and is completed by checking off all areas that the employee has been trained in regarding safety. Care Facility Staff Safety Training Check Off List Form
Cover sheet Cover Maintenance Personal Safety
Form used by an employee to assess their ability to lift. 

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In order for the facility to better assign lifting tasks to individuals who are able to perform the job, we require each employee to complete this form.
Employee's Name:	
Date:
Facility Name:
To Whom it May Concern,
I understand one lifting standard does not fit all persons, due to size, weight, height, and physical strength that it is my responsibility to ensure for my self-safety.  I know I can safely lift: Ergonomics Self Verification Form
This document deals with basic procedures care staff can follow in case of injury to the eye.

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If chemicals get in the eye(s) check the MSDS information (Material Safety Data Sheet) and follow the safety instructions.  If the eyes get burned, flush out the open eye(s) immediately with water, for at least 10 minutes.  If chemicals are on other parts of the body, it may be necessary for the person to take an immediate shower.  ... Eye Emergencies
Free OSHA Guidelines on Handling Human Waste for Employee Protection - caregivers and people who work in nursing homes, residential care facilities and assisted living communities, basically any workers who handle human waste or sewage are at increased risk of becoming ill (i.e., from water-washed, waterborne and water-carried diseases). To reduce this risk and protect against illness, including cholera, the following guidance should be followed by workers and employers. Free OSHA Guidelines on Handling Human Waste for Employee Protection
Free OSHA Tree Removal Information Free OSHA Tree Removal Information
Important safety tips for the use of a generator in home and community based service facilities, homes for the developmentally disabled, homes for the mentally ill and assisted living facilities. Generator Tips and Safety
This document deals with procedures to follow when communicating about any hazards or potential hazards that may be found in or around a care facility.  This document addresses making plans to assess the situation.

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To comply with OSHA standards all of the following procedures must be followed:

1. Immediately Report all potential hazards.  See Hazard Report Form

2. MSDS
All Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information is kept in a binder in the kitchen for easy access. See Hazard Communication and Assessment Plan
This form is used to report and document any hazardous situation. Hazard Report Form
This form is used to train the staff regarding hazardous chemicals that may be found in the workplace. Hazardous Chemical Training
Article from the Agency for Toxic Substances detailing the color codes for hazardous materials and the warning labels for them.

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Health (Blue) 

Health hazards in firefighting generally result from a single exposure, which may vary from a few seconds up to an hour. Only hazards arising out of an inherent property of the material are considered. It should be noted, however, that the physical exertion demanded in firefighting or other emergency conditions tends to intensify the effects of any exposure. Hazardous Material Classification System
Master list of maintenance services. IIPP Master List Maintenance Services
According to the American Ladder Institute, approximately 171,000 ladder accidents occur in the United States each year.  Most of these accidents could have been avoided, if the following ladder safety measures were used. Ladder Safety
These maintenance saety rules are important to follow.  Following safety rules can reduce accidents and injuries from happening.  These rules of safety have been enhanced and were adapted from OSHA's maintenance safety rules. Maintenance Safety Rules
Free information regarding OSHA required data sheet on hazardous chemicals supplied by the manufacturers. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
This form is used to inventory and audit chemicals used and located at the facility and to make sure there is a Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on file for each chemical kept in a binder for easy reference in case of emergency. MSDS Inventory Safety Log
This free document covers the OSHA requirements and possible solutions for work related ergonomic stressors, there are many useful links here. 

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Possible Solutions
~ OSHA recommends that employers identify and address ergonomic stressors in their facility's safety and health plan. General safety and health plan information can be found in the.... OSHA - Ergonomics
OSHA Training Requirements for Generators OSHA Training Requirements for Generators
This document deals with the procedures to follow if poisoning is suspected. 

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Poisoning causes Acute Gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Poisoning can be fatal among the elderly, call 911 and the Poison Control Center for all poison related emergencies.  Find out what was taken and how much if possible.  Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the Poison Control Center.  Toxins or bacteria can cause a person to become poisoned. Poisoning
This document covers the correct procedures for heavy lifting in resident care areas and general lifting to help avoid back injuries.

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~Most back injuries in care facilities occur when providing direct resident care.  Use extra caution.

~Never rush the resident.

~Do not lift a combative resident.

~Always check the resident's care and service plan before attempting any lifting or assisting in transferring.  Find out how the doctor wants the resident assisted. Protecting Your Back
Important procedures to observe. Quality Assurance Maintenance
A great form to determine potential risk to health and or body. Risk Identification Checklist
This document covers how to establish a communication system that is designed to facilitate a continuous flow of safety, health and security information between management and employees without fear of retaliation.  

www.ProvidersWeb.com supplies management tools for Administrators, Caregivers, Facility Managers and all types of care home staff. Safety Communication
Sick Building Syndrome is a term used to describe situations in which building occupants experience ill-health symptoms.  The sickness comes from environmental factors such as indoor air quality, people residing in the home and mold growth. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
Overview of facility policy on smoking, prohibited areas and using designated smoking areas.

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Smoking and using tobacco products at this facility is restricted for medical, legal and ethical reasons.  Current research clearly demonstrates that second hand smoke can be very hazardous to others. We have strict smoking guidelines.  The goal of this policy is to protect the air quality and ensure the safety of all persons who come in contact with this facility. Smoking Policy
Sample of a House Policy for a community care facility to use regarding smoking at the facility.  Sample policy for nursing homes, residential care facilities and assisted living facilities.

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Note:  This is an important rule since residents are known to cause fires in living quarters.  A few states have already passed laws that... Smoking Sample House Policy
 
   
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