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OHS Quest 3 part 6

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This final website covers infection control in general. From hygiene to sharps disposal. It's perfect for any nurses and covers both the hand hygiene and the potential of being pricked that Rebecca brought up.

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OHS Quest 3 part 4

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This website covers the protocol for hand hygiene. It is again perfect for Rebecca when it comes to the five moments of hand hygiene.

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OHS Quest 3 part 2

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This document covers strategies that the governing body is implementing to lessen the chances of nurses being both physically and verbally abused by their patients. This is perfect for Rebecca's second OHS issue.

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OHS Interview 5, Christopher Dipman

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And so we reach the final interview and the man of the hour is Christopher Dipman. Chris is a personal trainer and a self-professed gym junky. This interview will be revolving around his role as a personal trainer.

Even though most people think of the gym when they are looking at getting a personal trainer, a lot of it is actually performed outside. Because of this you need to be able to provide a suitable area in which they can be trained both efficiently and safely. It’s also important that the client is well aware of sun protection and the ever present risk of over exerting themselves. Fresh water is a must when training and is even more important when the training is taking place outside.

The clients have to provide some form of referral or medical background check from their G.P ( General practitioner) so that Chris can get a feel for what sort of training will suit the client and to also get an idea of their boundaries or how far they can be pushed. This also provides vital information on any prior injuries that could possibly be enflamed or re-injured during the training session.

There is also a hygiene aspect to being a personal trainer. Cleaning your equipment after every session makes sure that they are always ready for the next client and it also prevents possible transfer of disease and other nasty things that can be transferred through bodily fluids.

When taking the training session inside, the procedure is almost identical with a few changes that might seem like minor things, but could turn out to be a major issue if they aren’t covered.

A proper site induction is always necessary so that the client knows exactly what to do in case of an emergency. This covers first aid, emergency exits and the panic phone, which is used to contact management in case of said emergency.

Given that there is the gym equipment, hygiene comes into play again when inside and it is always asked that if you are using the gym equipment, lay down a towel before using it and make sure that it is clean after you finish.

So as you can see there is a great deal that goes into being a personal trainer and also for all the other areas we have covered as well. Even though they are all unique in their own ways they also share quite a few similarities as well.

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OHS Interview 3, Wade Smith

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Ok so my third interview was with Wade Smith. Wade has been teaching height safety for many years within the S.E.S (State Emergency Services) and has taken his knowledge in the field and began teaching people about ab sailing, which is going to be the topic of this interview. Wade emphasized the importance of risk management for himself, his team and his clients. When performing a risk assessment you really need to take into account the weather, the area of operations and the age of your clients. Before you even step outside you should be checking the weather reports to find out whether it’s going to be safe or not to take your clients outside and down the side of a cliff. Rain and high winds are the main factors with this but there is also heat as well. The last thing you want is for a client to pass out half way down a cliff due to heat stroke. Of course if the weather is going to be a factor then you can always teach them inside on the artificial rock wall. Area of operations is mostly about accessibility. Not only do you and the clients need to be able to get to the site easily, but also emergency services in case of a bad accident. And of course there is age. This is more about the younger ones. Children have a tendency of not listening or trying to be cool. These tendencies can lead to them getting themselves into some very unpleasant situations.

The next topic that he emphasized was the need for a S.O.P. (Standard Operating Procedure) A lot of blood, sweat and tears goes into developing an S.O.P along with a lot of experience as well. The S.O.P is there to make sure that the trainers themselves are at the right standard to be able to instruct novices safely and it is also there to make sure that there is a safety standard followed with every operation they perform. A major part of the S.O.P that we covered was the contingency plan. This is basically in place for when something goes wrong. You need to make sure that your trainers are at least level 2 vertical rescue certified. They also need to hold a current first aid qualification and make sure that when you are on an operation, that there is always an adequate line of communication with emergency services.

Again just a brief touch upon the world of ab sailing and I do hope that it gives anyone reading this something to think about.

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OHS Interview 1

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Ok so this is the first of 5 brief interviews I have done to get a bit of insight within 5 very different work places. The first person is Rebecca Stammers who is currently studying at CQ University but has also worked as a nurse down in Sydney. WE only covered a small portion of the actual OHS issues that she would have to deal with on a daily basis due to the fact that if we were to cover it all this would be closer to a 15 000 word thesis then an interview.  For anyone that actually wishes to dive deeper into the world of nursing practises, you can find all of what we are about to cover and more in the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Counsel) which is provided by the Australian government.

So the first thing we covered was the interactions with the patients themselves. Rebecca had to interact with them extensively. Ranging from readings and complaints to having to lift or mobilize them when the need arises. This interaction lead to actual physical and verbal abuse with some patients and could be extremely trying at times.

The next topic of discussion ties in with patient interaction and is medication. Trying to administer medication can be extremely dangerous to both patients and the nurses. Given that syringes are usually involved with the administration there is always the chance that a nurse could accidently prick him or herself in the process. This can be potentially life threatening in some circumstances depending on the medical history of the patient. These sorts of incidences occur more often than not when you have a non-compliant patient. Most times it is just easier to leave it be but in some instances the medication could very well need to be administered for the patient’s well-being and health. Insulin for a diabetic would be one of many examples of this. Another factor with medication is making sure that you have the right medication for the right patient. By administering the wrong medication, you could potentially put the patient’s life at risk and end your carrier. A perfect example would be administering penicillin to a patient that was allergic to it. There is a golden rule with nurses when it comes to medication. If you don’t know what it does then don’t give it.

The final topic we touched on was infection control. Again this is a topic that meshes well with the last 2 topics and is by far one of the most important tasks performed by any nurse on a regular basis. This is an area where P.P.E (personal protect equipment) plays a major role. Face masks, gloves and the uniforms are all designed to limit contact with and spread of infectious substances.  Couple this with proper disposal of hazardous waste and hygiene and the spread of diseases can be almost eliminated from the work place.  Things like the 5 moments of hand washing, which are before and after touching a patient, after touching a patients surroundings and before and after an operating procedure, help minimize the spread of infection.

So this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to nursing procedures and again or anyone looking to go further into the practices of nursing can find them in the NHMRC. 

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Investigation Into Bodies Left at Funeral Home

Police are investigating after finding eight bodies unattended after a mortuary service was told to move out of its building in Fort Worth, Texas. (July 16) Subscribe for more Breaking News:...
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This is disgusting and hopefully justice can be served.

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More children at risk from lead dust

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MORE than half of all children living in the industrial centres of Mount Isa, Port Pirie and Broken Hill will be considered at risk under new national guidelines for lead in blood levels.
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They better get their act together before any of these kids get hurt

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Three women seriously injured in two Surrey pedestrian accidents (with photos and video)

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A pedestrian was struck by a car on Monday night in South Surrey, killing her dog and sending her to hospital with critical injuries.
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She is lucky to be alive if you ask me.

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Near Miss CCTV - July 2014 - YouTube

This is making it's way around the web today! This near miss at Barcelona Airport was captured on Video by Miguel the morning of July 5, 2014, who writes: Th...
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A lot of lucky people. No one these days seems to care for safety.

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Six Flags Roller Coaster accident Six Flags Magic Mountain Ninja roller coaster derailed 4 Hurt - YouTube

'Roller Coaster accident' Six Flags Magic Mountain Ninja roller coaster derailed 4 Hurt A tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car a...
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possibly a failure in safety systems if you ask me. Will be interesting to see what the investigators discover.

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OHS Quest 3 part 5

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This website goes into the safe disposal and handling of sharps. (syringes, scalpels, etc.) It comes back to the fear of being accidentally  pricked by a sharp while administering to a patient and covers another of Rebecca's OHS concerns.

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OHS Quest 3 part 3

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This website covers everything from the use of blood products to prescription medication. It's extremely in-depth and covers the legislation as well. It is perfect for Rebecca's next two issues, covering both safety when administering and the protocols for doing so.

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OHS Quest 3 Nursing part 1

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This first document deals with falls prevention. Maintaining a safe environment for both nurses and patients. Definitely Goes well with the first of Rebecca's OHS issues.

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OHS Interview 4, Steven Wright

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So we reach number 4, which will be Steven Wright. He is a part own in a family business and also the unofficial OHS officer at AMS Computers.

The most common hazard that Steven sees around the workshop is clutter. Boxes, computers, tools and cables just to name a few of the things he mentioned. All of which are very real trip hazards. A lot of this clutter cannot be dealt with straight away as generally it is actually being used so a lot of the controls within the work shop is more aimed at awareness of the hazards. Making sure that people realise there is a trip hazard.

There are also hazards with work on the computers. Many moving parts and an electrical current that can seriously injure someone if they don’t know what they are doing. Again it’s all about making sure that the employees are aware of the dangers and proper use of your P.P.E (Personal Protective Equipment) within the work place.

There is also an assortment of power tools that are used within the workshop, ranging from a hand held dremmal and up to the air compressors they use to clean out the computers. A proper safety briefing and some onsite training with the equipment is generally enough to avoid any serious issues occurring. Couple that with your P.P.E and issues should be basically none existent.

Basically within the workshop at AMS, safety is all about communication, making sure that the others around you know when you are doing something that could cause some damage if they accidentally got in the way.

And that is AMS computers. A small family business with its own OHS story.

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OHS Interview 2, Graham Cooper

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So the second person I managed to interview is Graham Cooper. Game is a small business owner and is also a substitute teacher, which is what I have picked his brain about. We started off with duty of care and it surprised me just how much of a challenge this could be for a teacher. There is the obvious duty of care towards the children that he teaches both inside the classroom and out. But there is also the duty of care towards his fellow teachers, the parents of the students and anyone that is for whatever reason visit the school or working within the school grounds. This can range from a guest speaker at parade to builders updating parts of the schools infrastructure.

Another factor that Graham brought up was time.  “Time is always a factor.” A very straight forwards and accurate statement for all careers and from what Graham told me, it’s definitely a major factor within a teaching career. As a teacher, you have to complete an extreme amount of work load revolving around the current curriculum and considering that the government recently changed the curriculum Australia wide, the work load is even bigger than usual. Then there is a great amount of paperwork that is completed both inside and out of school hours. A prime example is having to change or modify the learning plan for a gifted student so that the work will challenge them.

So add both of these factors together and you have an extreme amount of potential stress and pressure. There is a lot of expectations of a teacher, such as to protect the children, to educate them properly and to be a role model for them. These expectations can be over whelming some times and as mentioned above can cause extreme amounts of stress and pressure. These expectations come from almost every angle for a teacher. Ranging from the parents or guardians of the students he teaches, and up to the Australian government and education departments.

So this is just a quick look into the world of teaching and hopefully anyone reading this can take a new insight away from this.

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Man killed in wall collapse at a Melbourne construction site - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Man killed in wall collapse at a Melbourne construction site - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Accident Forensics | Scoop.it
A 30-year old-construction worker has died after strong winds caused a brick wall to collapse on him in Melbourne's south-east.
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Another person gone due to working in unsafe circumstances. Will be interesting to see what the investigators uncover.

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Student safety video winners for 2014 - Speaking of Safety

Student safety video winners for 2014 - Speaking of Safety | Accident Forensics | Scoop.it
RT @CSSE: Student safety video winner looks at dangers of fatigue on the job: http://t.co/EEHGOIFE5V #OHS #makesafetyahabit
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This gives me hope of a safer tomorrow. Maybe they can get this going in schools Australia wide.

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At least 16 killed in South Egypt road accident - Daily News Egypt

At least 16 killed in South Egypt road accident - Daily News Egypt | Accident Forensics | Scoop.it
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At least 16 killed in South Egypt road accident
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The bus, which was heading to Qena from Safaga when the accident occurred, was carrying around 35 passengers.
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Looks like some changes need to be made in Egypt to save lives...

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L-plater 'speeding, drink-driving with children in car'

L-plater 'speeding, drink-driving with children in car' | Accident Forensics | Scoop.it
A Victorian learner driver is caught speeding and drink-driving with four children in his car, police say.
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How this didn't end badly is beyond me.

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Barcelona El Prat Airport ~ Almost Airplane Accident - YouTube

Boeing 767-300 airplane from Moscow wants to land and a Argentina airplane taxiet at runway for take off. Barcelona El Prat Airport in Spain
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Props to the pilot. If not for his quick thinking this could have been disastrous.

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