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Document ID (ISN)110598
CIS number 10-0164
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Topping J.
Title A dose of surgical spirit
Bibliographic information Aug. 2010, Vol.28, No.8, p.50-53. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract This article describes how the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom, which is the service responsible for operating all public hospitals, is responding to the need to provide safety and health training to its employees. Such training is particularly important because the hospitals operate 24h per day during which employees may be exposed to poisons, radiation, sharps, a variety of pathogens and contaminated waste. Topics addressed: induction training; on-the-job training; job-specific training; refresher training; training of senior management; role of safety and health managers; record-keeping.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safety and health training; safe working methods; hospitals; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) radioactive substances; toxic substances; needle-stick injuries; induction training; refresher training; safety and health personnel; role of management; health service records; biological hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Health care services
Biological hazards