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Document ID (ISN)77757
CIS number 01-1734
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2082-4
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSG 220
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health and safety in care homes
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. iv, 60p. Illus. 66 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
Abstract This booklet is aimed at owners, managers and employees of care institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, specialized institutions for handicapped persons or persons undergoing rehabilitation programmes and residential care homes owned by local authorities. Its purpose is to help them understand and meet their duties under current safety and health legislation. Contents: legal framework; managing health and safety; reporting of incidents; first aid; hazardous substances; control of infection; patient handling; aggression and violence to staff; work-related stress; legionellosis; utilities (gas and electricity); asbestos; general working environment; health and safety in the kitchen, the laundry and outdoors.
Descriptors (primary) long-term care facilities; United Kingdom; plant safety and health organization; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; safety guides; lifting of loads; notification of occupational accidents; laundries; legal aspects; report; asbestos; legionellosis; cooking; conditions of work; infection control; first aid; stress factors; violence; responsibilities of employers
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
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