The Risk Management Tool Box Blog

Control Poisons in the Home

Graham Marshall - Saturday, March 23, 2013

A poison is any substance that can cause harmful effects to the human body.

Millions of people are unintentionally poisoned each year.  Children are at greatest risk around the home.

So to ensure your family is safe from poisons, implement these simple tips:

+   Keep all potential poisons (e.g., chemicals, medicines) in their original containers and with their original label(s);

+   Place poisons out of sight and out of reach of children (and in a locked cabinet if at all possible);

+   Never leave children alone with household products or medicines (e.g., don't answer the telephone if giving medication to a child);

+   Know which household and garden plants are toxic and keep them away from your home;

+   Take time to teach children some "rules" for poisons; and

+   Keep the number of your local poison control center on or near your telephone.



Preventing Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Sector

Graham Marshall - Saturday, February 16, 2013

The UK Health and Safety Executive (UK HSE) has published a consultation document on proposed regulations to implement Council Directive 2010/32/EU on preventing sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector.

The consultation document establishes the UK HSE’s proposals for new regulations that are titled "The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations" (2013).

The new regulations are required under European Union legislation.

The new regulations will require employers in the healthcare sector to introduce arrangements for the safe use and disposal of medical sharps, to provide information and training to employees, and to record, investigate and take action following a sharps injury.

The regulations will also introduce a duty on healthcare workers to promptly report any sharps injury to their employer.

The consultation seeks views on:

1. Whether the proposed regulations enable healthcare businesses and workers to identify what they need to do?

2. The initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed changes; and

3. How the regulations should be supported by guidance and who is best placed to provide that guidance?

 A consultation questionnaire is available from Martin Dilworth at the UK Health and Safety Executive:

5S2 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L20 7HS
Tel No: 0151 951 4335      
Fax: 0151 951 4575


Recent Posts


Tags

Woodside Health Drilling Farm safety Coal Seam Gas Hazard Awareness Procedures Australian OSH Codes of Practice Safety Moment Chevron Walking UK HSE Isolation Control Safety Culture Survey Kellogg Joint Venture Driving Safety Safety Information Posters Hess Risk Tool Box Safe at Home Office Safety Total ALARP Energy Model of Hazards Crane lifts Slips, trips and falls BP Safety Video one per center Construction Safety Contract Risk Management HSE Leadership Manufacturing Thank God it's Friday Unconventional Hydrocarbons WMC Resources CSB APPEA Best bars in the oil patch Hazard Spotting Shale Gas Catostrophic Disaster WorkSafe WA WA Resources Safety Hazardous Substances Safety Management Program Nanotechnology US OSHA Water Corporation Unconventional Oil Hot work Raspberry Ketones Scam TK Shipping Hierarchy of Safety Control Safety "one per-center's" Manual handling Psycho-social Hazards PPE Procedure Training Course Fatigue Management Shell Working at height Call Centers Newfield Management of Change Working with explosives Hospital Safety Toolbox talk Natural Hazard Save our Seafarers Campaign Hydraulic Fracturing ("fracking") Customer Testimonial Aviation Safety Risk Assessment Pollution prevention OSHA Railway Safety OHS Law Safety PowerPoint Presentation NORM Santos Behaviour-based Safety (BBS) Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) Radiation Sources Supervision Situational Awareness Bio-hazards NOPSEMA Rail Safety Social Responsibility MSDS NOPSA Work in Confined Spaces Incident Investigation LOTO Road Transport Risk Management Unconventional Gas Oil Spill Response ENI Australia Rosedale Abbey Excavations Safety Alert Salute to Our Hero's IFAP Workplace bullying Global Harmonized System BHP Billiton SPE HSE Innovation Award Kinetic Energy Occupational Overuse Syndrome Marine Safety Ladder Safety Nautronix Mining Safety Conference Emergency Response Sakhalin Energy Process Hazard Management Job Safety Analysis Electrical hazards Safety Awards Fire Prevention

Archive

Blog / Terms of Use / Site Map / Disclaimer / Risk Management Tool Box 2009. All rights reserved. Web design by Luminosity. E-Commerce by JStores.