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Proper Lifting Procedures Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Grasp the item with both hands. Bend at the knees; don’t bend at the waist. Keep your back straight. Use your leg muscles, keeping the item close to your body. Get help if an item is too heavy or is an awkward shape.
Proper Moving/Carrying Procedure Hold the item close to your body. Point your toes in the direction you are headed and turn your entire body in that direction. Step carefully. Watch where you are going.
What is OSHA? OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is a federal agency that helps keep employees safe by regulating sanitation, safety, and first aid in the workplace. OSHA regulations cover a variety of areas that concern lodging employees.
Three Types of OSHA Signs Danger signs (red, black, and white) Caution signs (yellow and black) Safety instruction signs (green and white or black and white)
HAZCOM Chemicals Chlorine in pool area Ammonia-based cleaners Chlorine-based cleaners Abrasives Acids, such as vinegar, which are used to clean glass and stainless steel Pesticides Disinfectants
Protect yourself from Bloodborne Pathogens Cover cuts, scrapes, hangnails, rashes, and other open wounds with a bandage. Handle sharp objects carefully. Eat, drink, smoke, handle contact lenses, and apply cosmetics and lip balms only in areas where bloodborne pathogens are not likely to be present.
Protect yourself from Bloodborne Pathogens, continued Wash hands and skin immediately after contact with body fluids or objects that might be contaminated. Report any contaminated area or contact to security or the manger on duty.
Glove Procedures Never reuse disposable latex or nylon gloves. Only reuse utility, vinyl, and leather gloves after they have been properly disinfected. Always examine gloves for tears, cracks, and holes before and after use. DO not use damaged gloves. Remove gloves properly and wash your hands.
Section 4.1 Quiz 1.True/False: To lift items safely, you should always bend your knees, not your waist. 2.True/False: Disposable latex or nylon gloves can be reused if the have been properly disinfected.
Section 4.1 Quiz 3. Suppose that during your shift, you accidentally spill a caustic cleaning liquid. What should you do? a.Post a safety instruction sign instructing guests and employees to report any fumes that may result from the spill. b.Post a caution sign to warn guests and employees of the wet floor, and remove the sign when the cleaning liquid has dried. c.Post a danger sign to warn guests and employees of the presence of the dangerous chemical, and take steps to make sure the cleaning liquid is cleaned as soon as possible.
Section 4.1 Quiz 4. Why is it important for employees who must handle items that may contain bloodborne pathogens to take safety precautions? a.You property will be fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) if you are accidentally exposed to a bloodborne pathogen. b.Bloodborne pathogens can cause the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and other infections. c.You will be denied health insurance coverage if you contract an infection that is transmitted through contact with contaminated items.
Section 4.1 Quiz 5. A document that lists a product’s hazardous components, health hazard date, spill or leak procedures, and special precautions or protective gear required when using the product is called a: a.Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom). b.Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). c.Product label.