Essential Safety and Health at Work in Healthcare

by Roisin Quinn

This book interprets the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 for the healthcare sector in Ireland. It details the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employees in providing a safe and healthy work environment.

Introduces the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 as the principal legislation providing for the health and safety of people in the workplace to include employers, employees, contract workers, clients and their family members.

Defines the role and responsibilities of the Health & Safety Authority (HSA).

Positions the safety statement and continuous risk assessment as the cornerstones of providing a safe and healthy work environment

Details workplace hazards and occupational health risks within the health sector

Promotes the importance of fire prevention and the knowledge of safe evacuation procedures

Explains the principles of infection prevention and control, how it protects against healthcare related infections (HCAIs) and contagious infections e.g. COVID-19

Illustrates how effective use of PPE can protect the user against health and safety hazards

Locates effective communication and training as central to the promotion and awareness of health and safety strategies and policies within the healthcare setting

Describes how a safety culture at work can promote a healthy balanced lifestyle

ISBN: 9781916019966

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Date of Publication: 06/11/2020

  
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