EOC: Did Your Safety Committee Meet Its 2013 Goals and Objectives?

Randy Benson
Executive Director
Rural Healthcare Quality Network
 Goals
and Objectives:
• What Do You Mean We Need EOC Safety
Committee Goals and Objectives?
 Document Value
 Document Problems
 Document Accomplishments
 Remain In Compliance With Laws
 You
Should Have Safety Committee Goals and
Objectives For:
• Safety Management
• Emergency Preparedness
• Life Safety Management
• Hazardous Waste/Chemical Management
• Security Management
• Equipment Management
• Utilities Management
 Safety
Management Goals
• Completion of Mandatory Safety Education
• Proper Hand Hygiene
• Compliance With Alerts and Recalls
• Safety Surveys Completed With Deficiencies Corrected
• Response To On-The-Job Injuries
• Response To Blood Exposure or Needle Stick
• Safety Committee Meetings
• Construction Safety Issues Addressed
 Emergency
Preparedness Management
• Completion of Mandatory Safety Education
• Employee Review of Disaster/Emergency Preparedness
• Exercising of Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Plan
• Comprehensive Risk Assessment for Disaster/Emergency
Preparedness Conducted Annually
• Participate in City/County Disaster/Emergency
Preparedness Training
 Life
Safety Management
• Completion of Mandatory Safety Education (Facility and
Department Specific Fire Safety Training)
Fire Evacuation Corridors Free of Obstructions
Fire Doors Close and Latch Properly
Compliance With 18-24” Rules
Doors and Exits Not Wedged Open
Storage Areas Uncluttered, Lit and Clean
Exit Signs Visible and Lit
Fire Extinguishers Accessible, Operational and Inspected
Engineers Respond To All Fire Drills and Alarms
 Hazardous Waste/Chemical
• Completion of Mandatory Safety Education
• Location of All Hazardous Materials/Waste
• All Secondary Hazardous Chemical Containers are
Properly Labeled
Sharps Containers Contain Sharps Only
Employees Can Find MSDS Forms on Short Notice
Proper Documentation In Place for Disposal of All
Hazardous Waste
Employees Know How To Use Chemical Spill Kits
 Security
• Completion of Mandatory Safety Education
• Report and Reduce Thefts of Hospital Property
• Employees Knowledgeable of Workplace Violence
Reporting and Response Process
• All Employees Wear Name Tags While at Work
• Increase Unauthorized Person Contacts
 Equipment
• Completion of Mandatory Safety Education
• Preventive Maintenance Quality Improvement
• Blood Bank Alarm Operational and Routinely Tested
• Staff Knowledge of Inoperable Equipment Response
• All Panic Alarms Operational and Routinely Tested
 Utilities
• Elevator Operation (Number of Maintenance Calls, etc.)
• Generator Tests (Documentation, Problems, etc.)
• Electrical System Maintenance
• Utility Management PMs
• Construction Issues
Randy Benson
Rural Healthcare Quality Network
206 577-1821
[email protected]

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