| The COSHH regulation has influence health and social care settings because they now ensure that risk assessments are carried out so that hazardous substances are noticed quicker to minimise the risk of people becoming wounded. Another influence that COSHH has had on health and social care environments is to have a better quality of staff training. Furthermore health surveillance has been influence in health and social care settings to ensure people’s health is protected. Lastly plans have been put into place so that if accidents do occur then they can be dealt with quickly and effectively. | The COSSH regulation promotes the safety of individuals with in a health and social care setting through abiding to the regulations.
Health and Safety Key legislation relating to health and safety * The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * First Aid – Health and Safety * Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 * Food safety Act 2009 * Environment Protecting Act * RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995 How policies and procedures protect Service users * By providing clear guidance on expectations of delivery of care * By providing information Employees * By providing guidance and safe procedures to use and follow during our work * Safe ways of working to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations Main health and safety responsibilities of: Employee It is their legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques that have been taught during training. The principle of safe moving and handling is to protect myself, my colleagues and the service users. It is important that I record each accident that happens to me or that I witness. This complies with RIDDOR legislation. The accident books are reviewed by my management team, and will help to prevent future accidents occurring.
This also applies to a contract farming in dairy industry between milk processors and dairy farmers. Contract farming in dairy industry can be seen as business cooperation to achieve profit, increase milk production and efficiency, as well as farmers’ income. Poor management of contract farming can cause potential conflicts and failure. The milk processing industry must be able to coordinate all the dairy production partnership activities which involve planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. The company needs to carry out all activities in a transparent and participatory fashion so that the contracted party fully understand their rights and obligations and those of management.
How do the steps involved in a risk assessment keep the public safe? Step 1 - Hazard Identification examines whether a substance has the potential to cause harm to humans and/or ecological systems, and if so, under what circumstances. human health risk assessments, many toxicity studies are conducted on animals by pesticide companies in independent laboratories and evaluated for acceptability by EPA scientists. EPA evaluates pesticides for a wide range of adverse effects, from eye and skin irritation to cancer and birth defects in laboratory animals. EPA may also consult the public literature or other sources of supporting information on any aspect of the chemical.
Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible. So, it is very important for us to follow health and safety policies and procedures to eradicate risks from workplace and maintain safe working environment. how health and safety policies and procedures protect people who work in social care ?
Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer. 2.1. There are a few different legal regulations and standards relating to infection prevention and control. The majority of legal regulations fall under the health and safety at work act 1974, which is about making sure the workplace, is safe for all employees, employers and members of the public by minimising accidents and also preventing infection occurring and spreading. The management of health and safety at work act
Bacteria have been traced in E. coli that contain the antibiotic resistant gene. There are three farms that have been investigated by the FDA and have had contaminated meats. These farms are Speedy’s Beef Farm, Calli’s Cows and Bulls, and Green Acres Cattle. The research questions are: Is the bacterial contamination at these farms due to the same strain of bacteria or different strains? What is the frequency of tetracycline resistant bacteria in the cattle farm cultures?
Other key pieces of legislation that sit alongside and support the Health and Safety at Work Act are; • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (known as COSHH) requires employers to control and provide data on all substances that can cause harm or illness to health. • The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (known as RIDDOR) sets out what occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous situations need to be reported. • The Personal Protective Equipment regulations 1992 requires employers to provide the correct protective equipment for employees such as gloves, aprons, goggles etc... • The Health and safety First Aid regulations 1981 requires employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel (first aider) to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. • The Employers Liability Regulations 1969 requires employers to obtain the correct and adequate
It includes criteria for CQC to take into account when assessing compliance with the registration requirement on cleanliness and infection control. Legislation, regulations and guidance that govern infection prevention and control. • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Act • The Public Health (Control of Diseases) • Food Safety Act • COSHH • RIDDOR • The Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulation • The Food Safety Regulations • The Environmental Protection
SECOND- assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided. THIRD- reduce the risk of injury so far as is reasonably practicable. * Codes of practice * National occupational standards.- NOS are statements of the standards of performance of individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with the specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding. * Care quality commission standards * Management of health and safety at work regulations 1999 * Safety (general food hygiene) regulations * Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) * Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1.2 Reflecting on work activities is an importance way to develop own knowledge and skills because this will show how well you are doing in these activities/ job role, where