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Many steps can be taken to address safety issues; Below you can learn how to incorporate safe practices into the workplace.

Risk Assessments
With so many hazards to worry about in a place where people go to improve their wellbeing, medical facilities have a duty of care to ensure that the location is as safe as possible.
That's why risk assessments must be regularly carried out - and effective methods for managing those risks should be put in place.
Regular Training
Training is one key element in a robust occupational health and safety plan, as it will help to ensure a team understands the risks they face on a daily basis and how to minimise the chance of injury.
It is essential that all medical personnel understand the potential risks and are fully trained in how to prevent the incidents and what to do in case something happens.
Safety Devices
Providing staff with the safest devices and equipment possible can also help reduce work-based infection or injury. This is particularly true when it comes to sharps safety and preventing needlesticks.
Adequate sharps disposal containers and other infection control procedures should be in place and medical facilities are advised to procure sharps products that have been developed to reduce the chance of injury.
Infection Control
Minimising the spread of infection is a constant battle in any medical environment and precautions like regularly washing hands, wearing face masks and gloves as appropriate and disinfecting surfaces can all help to reduce disease contamination.
In addition, doctors and nurses who handle sharp objects need to be especially careful to avoid the transfer of disease via sharps like needles, IV catheters and scalpel blades.
General Care and Attention
Whilst medical environments certainly have more health and safety hazards than a regular office environment; normal health and safety precautions should be applied.
Slips, trips and falls are common accidents and can be avoided through general care, while disease spread can be controlled through proper cleaning and sterilization.