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base of support

keeping the feet 8-10" apart, placing one foot slightly forward, balancing wt on both ft and pointing the toes in the direction of movement

bloodborne pathogen standard

OSHA regulation. Protects against exposure to AIDS, HIV, hepatitis B which is spread to others by blood and other potentially infectious materials

body mechanics

the way the body moves and maintains balance while making the most efficient use of all its parts


The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and prevent injury

fire extinguisher

A a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires

Material Safety Data Sheet

A product identification sheet, provided by a chemical manufacturer or supplier, that describes the specific hazards posed by a chemical.

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals Standards

Standards requiring that employers inform employees of all chemicals and hazards in the workplace


a government agency in the Department of Labor; establishes and enforces safety standards to maintain a safe and healthy work environment


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; the agency responsible for inspecting facilities in timed intervals in order for the facility to maintain "accreditation"

Patient Safety Goals

focus on patient safety within health care; designed to stimulate organizational improvement activities for patient safety issues

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