HazMat & Emergency Codes. EPNEC Community-Wide Orientation. JCAHO Standards 2006 Environment of Care (EOC). EC 1.10 – Safety Management EC 2.10 - Security Management EC 3.10 - Hazardous Materials and Waste Management. EOC PLANS ….JCAHO (2). EC 4.10 – Emergency Management
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HazMat & Emergency Codes
EPNEC Community-Wide Orientation
CODE BLUE- CARDIAC ARREST
CODE RED - Fire
EXCEPT FOR Thomason:
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & WASTE
Knowledge of the proper procedures in the special handling, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes and materials.
Hazardous Materials and Waste
TYPES OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS -
Health-care workers may use or be
exposed to each day
Some infectious substances (such as some viruses) can be transmitted by blood and other body fluids,equipment, containers, paper goods, glassware, linens and by people.
These require special handling techniques to prevent exposure to personnel and visitors.
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS AND GASES
For example, chemicals, such as ether or alcohol, can burn or explode.
A person may be exposed over a long period of time before effects are noticed.
Inhalation- you breath it (most common)
Ingestion- you eat it
Absorption- soaks through skin
Injection- puncture wound
YOUR ATTITUDE -- AND ACTIONS – …….COUNT!
You must want to do your job safely and you must understand and use safe practices and methods. That’s what being part of an effective safety team is all about!
KNOW THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS
IN CASE OF SMALL SPILLS
(e.g. unknown substance , large amt. or dangerous substance)
Be sure to wash hands:
Prevent Injuries from Sharps
Other Important Tips