|Document ID (ISN)||77757|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Health and safety in care homes
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. iv, 60p. Illus. 66 ref. Price: GBP 8.50.
||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.
||long-term care facilities; United Kingdom; plant safety and health organization; health care personnel; hospitals
||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
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services
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