Issues relating to health and safety are becoming of increasing importance to the health professional. Concerns relating to cross infection and the spread of MRSA, greater regulation of health and safety standards, the establishment of the National I Patient Safety Agency and many other initiatives are all having a great impact upon the role of the health professional, manager, and all those involved in lecturing to healthcare workers. This book is designed to provide a clear introduction to the laws relating to health and safety: case law and statute law, so that the health professional has a sound understanding of the law covering all aspects of health and safety. Topics covered include: statutory duties and their enforcement; the role of safety representatives and committees; contractual and common law duties of employer and employees; remedies for injured employees; criminal injuries compensation; Occupiers Liability Act 1957 and 1984; control of substances hazardous to health; medical devices; Consumer Protection National Patient Safety Agency; reporting of injuries and disease and dangerous occurrences regulations; infection control and notifiable diseases, AIDS and HIV; risk management; clinical governance; manual handling and repetitive strain injury; stress and bullying; violence; smoking and whistle-blowing. The book should be a valuable resource for a health professionals, students, lecturers, managers, safety representatives and all those working within the health services.
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