Managing health and safety in the dental practice : a practical guide /

"PRIMARY GDPs Dental Practice Managers SECONDARY Members of the Dental Team Dental students Vocational trainees Jane is a founder member and past Chairperson of the BADN Health and Safety Advisory Committee and has written a range of advice sheets, she is also co-author of 'A Handbook for...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bonehill, Jane A.
Format: eBook
Published: Chichester, West Sussex : Blackwell Pub., 2010.
Series:Wiley online library.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Front Matter
  • Accidents and First Aid
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking
  • Communication and Training
  • Conflict Management
  • Disability Access
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety and Emergencies
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Infection Control
  • Lone Working
  • Managing Health and Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Occupational Health and Well-Being
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Policy
  • Radiation Protection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stress Management
  • Visitors, Locums and Contractors
  • Work Equipment
  • Working Environment
  • Working Hours
  • Index
  • Sources of Advice and Information
  • Machine generated contents note: IntroductionPurpose of the publication How to use the publication Getting startedChapter 1
  • Health and Safety Management Factors affecting health and safety Legislation and Law enforcement Key steps in the management process Policy Organisation Standards, Systems and procedure Monitoring performance Review and audit. Chapter 2
  • The Health and Safety Policy Purpose of the policy Legislation Content Communication, Circulation & distribution Monitoring, Review & revision. Chapter 3
  • Risk Assessment, Principles of risk assessment Legislation The risk assessment process Planning Generic and specific assessments Vulnerable groups Hazard identification Evaluating risks Control measures Recording Reviewing and revising. Chapter 4
  • The working environment and welfare facilitiesPrinciples of the 'safe place' Legislation Design, layout and space Building structure Services Welfare facilities Working at height Asbestos Maintenance Inspections .Chapter 5
  • Infection controlPrinciples of infection control Legislation Personal hygiene Personal protective equipment/clothing (PPE/C) Clinical procedures Surgery design Environmental hygiene Decontamination of equipment & surfaces Decontamination of instruments Waste disposal Health screening & surveillance Laboratory procedures Training. Chapter 6
  • Personal protection Purpose of personal protective equipment/clothing Legislation Types of Personal protection Employers & employees responsibilities. Chapter 7
  • Accidents and first aid Types of accidents Legislation Reporting & recording Investigating, Analysing & Preventing Requirements to report to enforcing authority
  • RIDDOR General purpose of First aid o Legislation Reviewing and revising o First aid provision. Chapter 8
  • Fire Safety & Emergency proceduresTypes of emergencies Emergency preparedness
  • Planning Fire prevention
  • Risk assessment Legislation Hazard identification Persons at risk Risk control
  • Detection, Warning, Evacuation Fire fighting equipment.
  • Chapter 9
  • Hazardous substancesCategories and types Legislation Hazardous substance assessments Hazard identification & sources of information Persons exposed Risk evaluation Risk control Recording & reviewing Health surveillance Information, instruction & training. Chapter 10
  • Electrical safetyPrinciples of electrical safety Legislation Fixed electrical supply Portable electrical appliances Safe use of electrical appliances Maintenance
  • inspecting and testing. Chapter 11
  • Work equipmentLegislation
  • Specific and GeneralTypes of work equipmentPressure systems
  • Autoclaves & compressorsGas cylindersLasersX-ray machinesDental units & water linesHand instrumentsSharpsSingle use itemsAmalgamatorsHeating appliancesNon clinical itemsSafe use of equipment
  • risk assessment. Chapter 12
  • Ionising RadiationLegislationSafety of ionising radiation equipmentQuality Assurance & risk control. Chapter 13
  • Manual handling, Types of Manual handling activities Legislation Types of injuries Risk Assessments, prevention and control Safe lifting and handling techniques Training .Chapter 14
  • Safe use of Display Screen Equipment Defining DSE Legislation Health effects Risk Assessments & safe working practices Workstations Work breaks Eyesight tests Information and training. Chapter 15
  • Visitors, temporary staff and contractors Principles of safe working practices Legislation Roles & responsibilities Providing information for visitors Inducting temporary staff Selecting & managing contractors on site Dealing with unsafe working practices. Chapter 16
  • Access for disabled peoplePrinciples and definitions Legislation Assessing the workplace Physical aspects Signage, Information & Communication Making reasonable adjustments. Chapter 17
  • Conflict Management Defining conflict and types of incidents Legislation Assessing and reducing risks Avoiding and defusing conflict Post-incident support.
  • Chapter 18
  • Stress Management Defining work related stress & its effects Causes Legislation Managing stress in the workplace through risk assessment Monitoring colleagues and providing support. Chapter 19
  • Lone Working Defining lone workingLegislation Risk assessment Potential hazards Factors to consider Risk control & safety measures. Chapter 20
  • Occupational health and well-being Defining occupational health and well-being Legislation Managing change Roles and responsibilities Practical ways to manage the health & well-being of employees Support mechanisms. Chapter 21
  • Alcohol, drugs and smoking Principles of working safelyLegislationEffects of alcohol & drugsSmoke free workplace. Chapter 22
  • Communicating Health and Safety. Information, Instruction, Training & Supervision Legislation Behaviour of individuals & benefits of training Methods of communicating Identifying training needs Devising a training programme Training provision Evaluation of training. Chapter 23
  • Working hours Introduction Legislation Working times Individual circumstances Vulnerable groups. Chapter 24
  • Sources of advice and information Comprehensive list of occupational health and safety advice and information services to include general and dental specific.