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SAFETY AS RELATED TO HEALTH PRACTICES
SAFETY AS RELATED TO
HEALTH PRACTICES
SAFETY AS RELATED TO HEALTH PRACTICES KEVIN KRISTOFFER PEIG JOLO TOLENTINO

KEVIN KRISTOFFER PEIG JOLO TOLENTINO

WHAT DO SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTICES MEAN?
WHAT DO SAFETY AND HEALTH
PRACTICES MEAN?

Safety is the state of being "safe", the condition of being protected

other

non-desirable outcomes. It can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk.

from

harm

or

Health Practices are actions and decisions used to protect and improve health for all people in all places which is commonly practiced upon professionals, agencies, partners, and individuals work

WHAT ARE THE COMMON HEALTH HAZARDS ?
WHAT ARE THE COMMON HEALTH
HAZARDS ?
COMMON HEALTH HAZARDS 1. 2. 3. 4.
COMMON HEALTH HAZARDS
1.
2.
3.
4.

5.

FIRE RELATED HAZARDS FALL RELATED HAZARDS MECHANICAL RELATED HAZARDS CHEMICAL RELATED HAZARDS VEHICULAR RELATED HAZARDS

5. FIRE RELATED HAZARDS FALL RELATED HAZARDS MECHANICAL RELATED HAZARDS CHEMICAL RELATED HAZARDS VEHICULAR RELATED HAZARDS
FIRE RELATED HAZARDS FALL RELATED HAZARDS MECHANICAL RELATED HAZARDS CHEMICAL RELATED HAZARDS VEHICULAR RELATED HAZARDS
FIRE RELATED HAZARDS FALL RELATED HAZARDS MECHANICAL RELATED HAZARDS CHEMICAL RELATED HAZARDS VEHICULAR RELATED HAZARDS
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH PRACTICE ?
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF
HEALTH PRACTICE ?

HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKERS

1.

SAFETY ENGINEERS

2.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERS

3.

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS

4.

DOCTORS / PHYSICIANS

5.

NURSES

6.

LAW ENFORCERS

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE EMPLOYER IN RELATION TO SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTICE?
WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE
EMPLOYER IN RELATION TO SAFETY
AND HEALTH PRACTICE?
Chapter I, Title I, Book 4, Labor Code of the Philippines
Chapter I, Title I, Book 4, Labor Code of the Philippines

Art. 156. First-aid treatment. Every employer shall keep in his establishment such first-aid medicines and equipment as the nature and conditions of work may require, in accordance with such regulations as the Department of Labor and Employment shall prescribe. The employer shall take steps for the training of a sufficient number of employees in first-aid treatment.

Art. 160. Qualifications of health personnel. The physicians, dentists and nurses employed by employers pursuant to this Chapter shall have the necessary training in industrial medicine and occupational safety and health. The Secretary of Labor and Employment, in consultation with industrial, medical, and occupational safety and health associations, shall establish the qualifications, criteria and conditions of employment of such health personnel.

ART. 157 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES Where the undertaking is non-hazardous in In
ART. 157 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES
Where the undertaking is
non-hazardous
in
In
cases
of
hazardous
workplaces,
no

employer shall engage the services of a physician or a dentist who cannot stay in the premises of the establishment for at least two (2) hours, in the case of those engaged on part-time basis, and not less than eight (8) hours, in the case of those employed on full-time basis.

nature, the physician and dentist may be engaged on retainer basis, subject to such regulations as the Secretary of Labor and Employment may prescribe to insure immediate availability of medical and dental treatment and attendance in case of emergency. (As amended by Presidential Decree NO. 570-A, Section 26)

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF HEALTH PRACTICES?
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES
OF HEALTH PRACTICES?
SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTICES IN DIFFERENT WORKPLACES
SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTICES IN
DIFFERENT WORKPLACES

CONSTRUCTION SITES

CONSTRUCTION SITES Hard Hat Area Authorized Personnel Only Gas Mask Area
CONSTRUCTION SITES Hard Hat Area Authorized Personnel Only Gas Mask Area
Hard Hat Area Authorized Personnel Only Gas Mask Area

Hard Hat Area

Authorized Personnel Only

Gas Mask Area

CONSTRUCTION SITES Hard Hat Area Authorized Personnel Only Gas Mask Area

Protection from Falling Debris Hazards

In construction sites, falling debris is inevitable especially in high rise buildings. To avoid unfavorable accidents, personnel with proper equipment are only allowed to enter the premises.

Ex.

buildings. To avoid unfavorable accidents, personnel with proper equipment are only allowed to enter the premises.
buildings. To avoid unfavorable accidents, personnel with proper equipment are only allowed to enter the premises.
buildings. To avoid unfavorable accidents, personnel with proper equipment are only allowed to enter the premises.

Hard Hat Area

Personnel Only area

Steel Toe Area

Gaseous Area Health Safety

Hazardous gas areas in construction sites require the use of gas mask to avoid suffocation and contraction of disease

Ex.

areas in construction sites require the use of gas mask to avoid suffocation and contraction of

Gas Mask Area

HOSPITALS Bolstering of walls Location of the radiology department Ever-present emergency buttons Patient ID Ubiquitous

HOSPITALS

HOSPITALS Bolstering of walls Location of the radiology department Ever-present emergency buttons Patient ID Ubiquitous

Bolstering of walls

Location of the radiology department

Bolstering of walls Location of the radiology department Ever-present emergency buttons Patient ID Ubiquitous sink
Bolstering of walls Location of the radiology department Ever-present emergency buttons Patient ID Ubiquitous sink

Ever-present emergency buttons

Patient ID

of walls Location of the radiology department Ever-present emergency buttons Patient ID Ubiquitous sink and soap
of walls Location of the radiology department Ever-present emergency buttons Patient ID Ubiquitous sink and soap

Ubiquitous sink and soap dispenser

Radiation Protection

UV rays can mutate the genetic code of humans therefore caution must be practiced to avoid the development of cancer

Ex.

caution must be practiced to avoid the development of cancer Ex. Location of the radiology department

Location of the radiology department

caution must be practiced to avoid the development of cancer Ex. Location of the radiology department

Bolstering of walls

Fall mitigation

Patients are advised to ask for help whenever they try to transverse through their quarters to avoid any sort of accident

Ex.

whenever they try to transverse through their quarters to avoid any sort of accident Ex. Ever-present

Ever-present emergency buttons

Wrong Dosage protection

To avoid administering wrong dosage onto patients, nurses ask repetitive questions in order to confirm the medication of the patient.

Ex.

dosage onto patients, nurses ask repetitive questions in order to confirm the medication of the patient.

Patient ID

Bacteria spread retardation

Before and after patient interaction, hospital personnel are required to soap and rinse their hands to avoid the spread of disease

Ex.

personnel are required to soap and rinse their hands to avoid the spread of disease Ex.

Ubiquitous sink and soap dispenser

Stretching Avoid people who are sick OFFICES Eye strain Eat and drink healthy meals
Stretching Avoid people who are sick OFFICES Eye strain Eat and drink healthy meals

Stretching

Avoid people who are sick
Avoid people who are sick

OFFICES

Stretching Avoid people who are sick OFFICES Eye strain Eat and drink healthy meals

Eye strain

Stretching Avoid people who are sick OFFICES Eye strain Eat and drink healthy meals

Eat and drink healthy meals

Back Pains

Standing up, walking, and stretching are things you can do to avoid sore muscles from sitting on your office chair all day long.

and stretching are things you can do to avoid sore muscles from sitting on your office

Stretching

Eye strains

Get some rest by having quick naps during breaks, turning the computer’s brightness down, or even as simple as looking outside the window, in order to avoid experiencing eye strains.

brightness down, or even as simple as looking outside the window, in order to avoid experiencing

Eye strain

Avoid sick people

Keep your workplace clean at all times and try to avoid close interactions with your sick office mates especially when they have colds. Wash your hands regularly and always keep an alcohol near you. Lastly, it’s better that the management is aware if someone is coming in sick, because it would be good if they stay home and get

some rest.

if someone is coming in sick, because it would be good if they stay home and

Avoid people who are sick

Healthy meals

Make sure to drink lots of water and eat healthy meals during breaks in order to maintain your energy and to reduce stress as well.

eat healthy meals during breaks in order to maintain your energy and to reduce stress as

Eat and drink healthy meals

Laws Implemented by the Philippine Government

Laws Implemented by the Philippine Government

Different Laws to protect the health and safety of workers

Different Laws to protect the health and safety of workers
Different Laws to protect the health and safety of workers
Different Laws to protect the health and safety of workers

Republic Act 11058

The republic act 11058

Ensures that basic provision of safety is observed in the workplace

1. General Provisions - ensures that appropriate standards of occupational safety

2. Regular site inspections - to monitor different health safety standards

3. Granting of health programs to improve health and safety of the workplace

monitor different health safety standards 3. Granting of health programs to improve health and safety of

Administrative Order NO.2012 - 0012

Hospitals are required to undergo service testing

1. To classify what type of health institution they are

2. To educate the patients

3. To generate a baseline for health institutions to follow.

4. Annual calibration of equipment.

5. Guidelines on hospital equipment procurement

for health institutions to follow. 4. Annual calibration of equipment. 5. Guidelines on hospital equipment procurement
NEWS / CASE STUDY Eddie Garcia, a known Filipino actor, film director, and producer, died

NEWS / CASE STUDY

NEWS / CASE STUDY Eddie Garcia, a known Filipino actor, film director, and producer, died at

Eddie Garcia, a known Filipino actor, film director, and producer, died at the age of 90 during a set of a Kapuso series. He tripped on a cable wire while shooting a fighting scene and went on a coma after fracturing his neck. This could have been avoided if a safety officer, who is tasked to ensure the safety of everyone while filming, was present during the set.

NEWS / CASE STUDY Because of Eddie Garcia’s death, the DOLE made sure to strengthen

NEWS / CASE STUDY

Because of Eddie Garcia’s death, the DOLE made sure to strengthen occupational safety and health standards in order to avoid these types of accidents to happen in the future.

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