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Hazards and Risks

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Kristian Arvin Moon

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Transcript of Hazards and Risks

- anything that may cause harm to an individual.
To Care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors."
- Tia Walker
- Fire
- Decreased Efficiency
- Annoyance
- Falls
P 20.00
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Types of
Hazards

Hazard
2. Biological Hazards
4. Chemical Hazards
3. Ergonomic Hazards
5. Psychological Hazards
Some effects of Physical Hazard
- come from working with animals, people or infectious animals.
- one of the most common hazards that a caregiver faces.
- present when a worker is exposed to any chemical preparation in the workplace in any form.
- occurs when a caregiver's nature of work, body position, and working conditions put pressure on his/ her body.
- takes place when a caregiver's work environment
becomes stressful or demanding.
Hazards and Risks
Grade 8, Section 4
- a situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or environment.
1. Physical Hazards
Electrical Hazards
- a dangerous condition where a worker can or does make electrical contact with energized equipment or a conductor.
The caregiver may experience:
-an injury from shock
-arc flash (electrical explosion) burn
-thermal burn
-blast injury
Endless Loud Noise
-are the most normal occurrences in workplace.
-are conditions or situations that can cause the body physical harm or intense stress.
-can be both natural and human made elements.
Caregiving:
Risk
- the possibility that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards and the indication of how serious the harm can be.
- arises when it’s possible that a hazard will actually cause harm.
- is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life.
Spills on Floors/ Tripping Hazards
- an unfortunate occurrence
where someone falls by loosing
balance.
- can lead to injuries and can
even lead to breaking of legs
and arms
The caregiver may be exposed to:
- blood or other
body fluids
- fungi
- bacteria and
viruses
- contaminated
wastes
Effects of the Biological Hazards
- infections
- skin irritations
- allergy
- tuberculosis
- AIDS
The caregiver may be
exposed to:
- performing tasks that
require lifting heavy loads
- too much bending and
reaching
- standing for long periods
of time
- holding body parts for long
period of time
- awkward movements
- repetitive movements
Effects of Ergonomic
Hazards
- pain in the shoulders
- back injury
- too much impact on
wrist and hands
- numbness
- muscle cramps
A caregiver may be exposed to:
- liquids like cleaning products
- disinfecting solutions
Some of the effects of Chemical Hazards
- lung diseases
- difficulty in breathing
- allergy
A Caregiver should...

A caregiver may be exposed to:
- fatigue
- unreasonable expectations
from patients, clients, supervisors,
and management
- verbal abuse from dissatisfied
clients
Effects of Psychological Hazards
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Loss of Confidence
- Loss of Concentration at work
- Deteriorization of performance
at work
Recognizing
Hazards and Risks
in the Workplace
observe the workplace.
examine complaints from co-workers.
check accident records.
examine chart on results of inspection done by employers or private organizations.
use checklist and inspect the workplace.
study reports or any other vital information about nursing home.
Prepared by: Kristian Arvin E. Moon
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