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02 Personal Safety Handbook (54 docs)

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Overview of facility policy when accident or injuries occur and reporting procedures. 

Anytime an accident, incident, or an injury occurs, no matter how slight, it must be reported to the person on duty, in charge.  An Accident/Incident/Injury Report form must be completed AND it must be documented on the current Care Services - Shift Report    In addition, a copy must be given to the Administrator or placed: Accident and Injuries
A form used in community based care homes and various types of assisted living facilities to report accidents, incidents, and/or injury to an employee. Accident Incident Injury Report Form - Employee
A great 14 point anti-violence plan with policies and procedures for employees. Included are helpful links to related subjects.

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
A great document on driving safety when transporting residents, staff and/or conducting business with a pre driving check list.  

The Administrator shall periodically check to make sure drivers are following the rules. 

Driving Responsibility
~All drivers must have a valid drivers license and be insured. A DMV printout will be maintained in their employee file, and updated once a year. 
~You must obey all speed limits and traffic laws.... Auto Safety Procedures
Care Facility policy on fingerprinting requirements for prospective staff.  

All employees sign a Criminal Record Statement as provided.  If an employee or volunteer has been convicted of a felony, he or she cannot be employed without special permission from state licensing. All employees shall be... Care Facility Business Applicant Fingerprints and Criminal Record Statement
This form is used to report exposure to any pathogens, such as blood. Care Facility Exposure Report Form
This document provides an overview of the responsibilities of the employees, residents and care facility regarding fire safety and prevention. This contains basic fire safety prevention standards applicable to all types of community care facilities as well as nursing homes.

Information, training, and knowledge are the best fire prevention plan for any facility. Fire safety systems vary slightly among facilities, so each employee has to learn their facility's system. Joint trainings with local fire department and EMS personnel ensure that everybody is working in a cooperative effort.  Facilities are required to have fire drills on a quarterly basis. Preplanning does make a difference. Care Facility Fire Prevention Safety Plan
Care Facility Sample Hepatitis B Vaccination Policy.  Good form for assisted living facilities and residential care homes. Care Facility Sample Hepatitis B Vaccination Policy form
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
A great overview of sample care facility staff work safety policy on observing safety requirements in the workplace with a list of safety tips. Care Facility Staff Work Safety
Free article on Care Service Workers Face Workplace Violence. 

Believe it or not your employees can get seriously hurt or even murdered by your residents.  Unfortunately, I have had do to some expert witness cases over the years where an employee was stabbed, or seriously injured by a resident.  Facilities not protecting their staff from violent assaults are usually sued and OSHA can come down hard on the facility for not protecting the staff. Care Service Workers Face Workplace Violence
This form is used when filing a discrimination or harassment claim. Designed for various types of community based care businesses. Complaint of Discrimination/Harassment Form
Sample form - Employee Job Exposure Training Check Off List for Care Facility Staff Training.  Good tool to help ensure employees in all departments' staff get the basic exposure training required by OSHA. Employee Job Exposure Training Form Check Off List for Care Facility Staff Training
Communication and suggestion form used by employee's regarding unsafe conditions and/or occupational health concerns. Employee Safety Communication and Suggestion Form
This is a great document is an overview of safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities to be followed by an employee. This is great to be posted to notify employees of upcoming safety meetings. Included are links to communication forms. 

~ALWAYS BE SAFE. Before doing any job, make sure you are taught the safest way of performing a task or procedure.  You need to always follow specific safety procedures for that task.  If you have a problem with... Employee Safety Duties and Responsibilities
This document covers the facility responsibility to promote an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination or workplace violence.  

All employees are encouraged to report such incidents and shall have no fear of retaliation from any staff member, regardless of the position they hold.

What happens when an employee reports an incident of unacceptable behavior?

~When an employee believes they have experienced a form of unacceptable behavior they should immediately report this to their supervisor or a management level person that they feel comfortable reporting to.

~The report must be.... Facility's Reporting Policies
Free Staff Training Information on CDC's Eye Safety and Protection great resource for training care facility staff - free inservice training information for all types of care facilities. Free Care Staff Training Information on CDC's Eye Safety and Protection
Free CDC Sharps Safety Poster # 1 Free CDC Sharps Safety Poster # 1
Free CDC Sharps Safety Poster 3 Free CDC Sharps Safety Poster 3
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
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.

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

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

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
A quiz for the staff to take dealing with hazardous chemicals to make sure they are properly trained. Hazardous Chemical Staff Quiz
Free information: Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care - For Doctors & Nurses Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care - For Doctors & Nurses
This form is used to document an employees training on safety policies and procedures. IIPP Employee Training Record
This information is offered to help you respond to mercury spills. Most spills associated with fever thermometers or other small spills can be cleaned up by following the guidance provided here. While the amount of mercury involved with broken thermometers is usually very small, it can be enough to in some cases, to produce unhealthy exposure to mercury vapor. Quick response to any mercury spill is very important. Mercury - Cleaning Up Spills
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. 

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 Personal Protective Equipment Employee Enforcement Guidelines

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued this Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry in February.  

This is a directive that provides employees with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. This is a free document that all care homes should review. OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Employee Enforcement Guidelines
OSHA's Major Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard free information. OSHA's Major Changes to the Hazard Communication Standard 2012
Cover for section 12-B of the Staff Management Manual. Personal Safety Handbook Cover
Sample procedure for residential care facilities.  Sample Policy: Below are our Company?s procedures for both administrative personnel and employee(s) to follow in the event of an employee's potential exposure to HBV, HIV, or another infectious condition. These post-exposure follow-up procedures must be followed to assure the necessary evaluation and treatment is received by the employee and to help reduce the exposure to other employees. Post Accidental Exposure Procedures
Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Respirators and Protective Clothing for Protection Against Biological Agents
NIOSH Publication No. 2009-132 (April 2009)

Protective clothing may be needed to prevent skin exposures and/or contamination of other clothing during exposure to biological agents. The type of protective clothing needed will depend upon the type of agent, concentration, and route of exposure. PPE Exposure Against Biological Agents
This document covers the correct procedures for heavy lifting in resident care areas and general lifting to help avoid back injuries.

~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
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
If a staff member or volunteer feels there is a safety issue they may turn down an assignment and report the issue to his/her supervisor.

Safety is a first priority issue.  Occasionally a situation can arise where the employee or volunteer is asked to do something he or she feels is unsafe.   Every person has the right to Safety Issue - Turn Downs
General procedures regarding Fire Prevention, First Aid, MSDS, Work Safety, Health of Employees, and Plan of Action in various types of community based care facilities.

Be sure you document every person, place and thing that relates to the event, on the Safety Personnel Policies and Procedures for Community Care Facilities
This great document covers required signs and labels, legally required labeling, sharps container requirements, and helpful links to postings for care facilities and care businesses. Safety Signs and Labels
This is a partial list of common chemicals, their toxic effect and treatment for exposure (1 of 4). Safety, Cleaners, Disinfectants & Deodorizers - Common Chemicals 1
This is a partial list of common chemicals, their toxic effect and treatment for exposure (2 of 4). Safety, Cleaners, Disinfectants & Deodorizers - Common Chemicals 2
This is a partial list of common chemicals, their toxic effect and treatment for exposure (3 of 4). Safety, Cleaners, Disinfectants & Deodorizers - Common Chemicals 3
This is a partial list of common chemicals, their toxic effect and treatment for exposure (4 of 4). Safety, Cleaners, Disinfectants & Deodorizers - Common Chemicals 4
Sample Employee Exposure Prevention Training Form for Care Businesses Sample Employee Exposure Prevention Training Form for Care Businesses
Overview of facility policy on smoking, prohibited areas and using designated smoking areas.

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
Handling accidents and worker's compensation cases right in your nursing home, residential care, or assisted living facility is important.  This helpful Staff Management Forms Ebook on Accidents and Worker's Compensation takes you through the essential steps of accident and claim management. Staff Management Forms Ebook on Accidents and Worker's Compensation
Links to USA OSHA's Common Employee Safety and Health Topics USA OSHA's Common Employee Safety and Health Topics
Checklist used to verify that employees used proper safety procedures when loading a resident in a wheelchair.

~Did the employee introduce self and explain to the resident each step of the way, giving them reassurance?
~Did he/she position the wheelchair at the rear of the van, allowing enough room for the doors to open and for the lift to be lowered? Wheelchair Loading Safety Review
Checklist for instructor to use when training an employee in proper safety techniques when loading wheelchair bound residents. 

When the lift is down and flat on the ground show the employee how to unbuckle the safety strap on the front of the lift, roll the wheelchair on to the lift and set both wheelchair brakes. Wheelchair Loading Safety Training
Free Information on WHEELCHAIR SAFETY from Arizona DES WHEELCHAIR SAFETY Arizona DES
This document provides information for the employees about workers compensation and useful links for filing claims.  

Workers compensation benefits are effective on the first day of actual employment.  It is your responsibility to notify the management immediately of any on the job injury or illness.  It is also your job to try to prevent accidents from occurring.  Please use the.... Workers Compensation - Attention All Employees
This document covers workers comp benefits for employees and provides answers to many frequently asked questions. 

What is a Workers Compensation Injury?
In order for an injury to be covered under Workers Compensation, the injury must be work related.  Rights covered under Workers Compensation cannot be waived.

Can I lose my job for filing a claim? Worker's Compensation Benefits - Sample Guide for Employees
This document covers the employer's right to request a drug test on any employee that files a workers comp claim.  

False Workers Compensation Workers Compensation Facts
Policies and procedures put in place to provide a safe working environment for employees.  

Workplace violence happens in this industry.  The number of offenders and victims are rising. Improving and planning for better workplace security is becoming a way of life for our industry. 

OSHA has classified violent incidents in the workplace into four types. OSHA considers this industry a Type.... Workplace Security and Workplace Violence - Employee's Edition
Overview of a basic care facility policy on workplace violence and employee responsibility. Workplace Violence
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