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Unformatted text preview: no matter how busy you are to document illnesses and injuries. While each
health care facility must now keep a sharps injury log, they also must maintain the OSHA
300 Log, which tracks all occupational injuries like back injuries and illnesses, like latex
allergy. So, document all injuries and illnesses, not just sharps injuries.
It is now strongly encouraged that a mechanism be established to collect and analyze
information about “near misses.” Data about products that fail, or injuries that are
averted but could have caused an injury, can be rich learning opportunities about devices
and training needs.
Workplace Walk-Through. A walk-through, which is a workplace inspection, is a
crucial way to identify workplace hazards. Walk-throughs should be regularly planned
and conducted by the needlestick prevention committee, and in the absence of a
needlestick committee, the safety committee. Frontline workers should participate in
these walkthroughs. Every facility is required to have a standing safety committee. The
walkthroughs should be conducted during work hours, during different shifts, and
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course ENGLISH 101 at Montgomery College.
- Summer '11