2.6 The level of risk determines the type of agent that may be used to decontaminate as there are agents for different risks, low risk is water and detergent" medium risk is disinfectants and high risk is sterilizing agents. For example, cleaning a soup spillage on a surface would be low risk and only requires hot water and detergent like washing-up liquid (fairy,
The Oklahoma Sanitarian: from a public health environmental sanitarian perspective The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Public Health Fall 2008 It is appropriate to begin a look into Oklahoma Sanitarian practices with a history of why sanitarians are needed to protect the health of the public. I will also describe various regulations that sanitarians utilize to achieve this phenomenal task on a daily basis. There are numerous agencies within the United States that are all dedicated to the task of protecting people in various different ways. These various organizations can help us understand the thoughts Americans had of diseases and their causes. The history of the United States Food and Drug Administration,
The aim of this report is to assess the turnaround times of Urea and Electrolytes (containing serum urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate) analysis in the Biochemistry Department and how it is effected by the different levels of workload that are received throughout the day. In addition it will be determined whether or not the results are still available within the hour turnaround time that the trust guarantees, for the urgent departments such as the accident and emergency department (A/E). This report shows the workload of the Biochemistry department over the past 2 years, the workload for the entire blood science department, the number of Urea and electrolytes (U/E) requests seen over a busy day and quiet day and the turnaround times for the U/E requests received in both quiet and busy periods of the week. I hypothesise that although the workload has increased, even at peak times the turnaround time for an urgent U/E result will be within the trusts guaranteed one hour. The turnaround time will be much lower in quieter periods.
Regulations explain how hazardous materials should be used, how they should be stored and labelled, how to deal with a spillage. -- ( RIDDOR 1995 ) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 provide Employers with a legal requirement to record and report all accidents which occur in the workplace. Records must be kept for 3 years and be available if required by the HSE. For example needle stick injuries would be reported under these regulations The reporting, recording and treatment of diseases such as – Cholera, Dysentery, Diphtheria and Food poisoning is dealt with by the Public Health Control of Diseases Act 1984 and the Public Health Infectious Diseases Regs; 1988. 2.2 Local and organisational policies relevant to the prevention and control of infection Every health or social care
Urges the WHO to set up free health clinics and emergency hospitals in third would countries for victims of radioactive related disease; 6. Suggests that regular international conferences be held to: a. seek solutions about radioactive waste in United Kingdom and the world; b. provide a contract for final safety
As part of the multi-barrier system that protects our drinking water, the Safe Drinking Water Act requires that immediate action be taken to address an adverse water quality accident, which can consist of the local Officer of Health issuing a Boil Water Advisory or a Drinking Water Advisory. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has the responsibility for developing the protocols for Boil Water Advisories and Drinking Water Advisories A Boil Water Advisory is issued when there is an unacceptable microbiological quality in the treated water. A Drinking Water Advisory is issued when there is reason to believe that a drinking water supply has an existing condition that may result in a risk to consumers that cannot be corrected by boiling the water or by disinfection. This condition may arise when a chemical standard is exceeded, a radiological standard is exceeded, or another condition occurs that is judged to be hazardous that cannot be rectified by boiling
Common Ground Alliance has become a national model for what the best practices are for one call centers in the United States, according to Everett, and he believes that is what is desperately needed so that “everybody’s not off on different tangents.” The Common Ground Alliance’s Best Practices Committee developed a Best Practices Guide based on the work of the “Common Ground Task Force.” The guide includes a restatement of the best practices listed in the Common Ground Study, practice statements with supporting description and all new practices published at least three months prior. In order for North Carolina to successfully work to improve their damage prevention laws, Everett said everyone has to work together. Laws have to define accountability in order to see a dramatic change in damage prevention, he said. Everett believes there has to be a commonality of purpose between all stakeholders in order for damage prevention laws to be strengthened in North
The conditions under which programed decision making occurred with the use of the dam’s operations manual which advises both staff and management on decision making processes. The conditions where non-programed decision making occurred when the dam engineers received warnings about upcoming severe weather events but instead of draining the dam’s flood compartment they decided to let flood waters rise, this delay resulted in an emergency release later a day later. 3. Evaluate the decisions made in the case in relation to the classical, behavioural and judgemental heuristics approaches to decision-making that are outlined in the chapter. Which model do you believe best describes the situation and subsequent decision-making process in this case?
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT The Clean Water Act is the major national law in the US that governs water pollution. The act was enacted in 1972 and established goals of reducing releases of high quantities of toxic substances into rivers, eradicating further water pollution by 1985, and making sure that surface waters would meet standards that are basic for human recreation and sports by 1983.The major performing body of law is based on the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972- a major extension of the Federal Water Pollution regulation Act of 1948. Key amendments were passed in the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Water Quality Act of 1987.Although water pollution act addresses various issues regarding water, Clean Water Act do not address directly pollution of groundwater. Groundwater protection laws are included in the Superfund act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. History of the Water pollution control Act The first major law in United States to address issues of water pollution was the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 (Pub.
Exploitation of the environment has exposed us to a wide variety of diseases caused by chemical, physical, biological, and psychological agents; and there is increasing evidence that global climate changes are already affecting human health. Thus, we must clarify the role nursing should play in a new era of environmental health activity. In this paper I will look at both Deontology and Utilitarianism, look at some similarities as well as differences and then I will discuss which one appeals to me and why. Deontology This form of ethics looks at morality by examining the