PERSONAL HYGIENE TO PROTECT OURSELVES










PERSONAL HYGIENE TO PROTECT OURSELVES

We need to maintain our personal hygiene to protect ourselves from poor health. Maintaining personal hygiene prevents the spreading of disease- causing organisms. It is important to ALWAYS:
a)       wash your hands often
b)      wash yourself and shower
c)       brush and floss your teeth
It will make you feel good about yourself and keep illnesses away.
Proper hand washing removes microbes, as well as dirt and soil. Fight germs by washing your hands!
1. Wet your hands
2. Apply soap
3. Lather and scrub- 20 sec
4. Rinse - 10 sec
6. Turn off tap water
5. Dry your hands
Remember to wash between your fingers, under your nails and at the top of your hands. Frequent showers to prevent body odor. Usually necessary more than once a day (the same for gentlemen shaving).

Body areas where harmful Bacteria can be most commonly found:
1.       Hair: Do not touch or comb your hair while working.
2.       Ears: Do not place your fingers inside your ears.
3.       Nose: Do not blow your nose around food.
4.       Mouth and Throat: Do not smoke nor chew gum.
5.       Hands: Wash hands frequently.
6.       Groin Area: Don't scratch your groin area.
7.       Cuts, Boils and Spots: Always cover cuts with a waterproof bandage.
8.       Feet: Keep your feet clean and fresh.


Bacteria on a hands reality check.
1.       After handling Raw Meat.
2.       After using the Toilet
3.       (before washing hands).
4.       After touching a Dish Cloth.
5.       10 instances where you should wash your hands. After...
6.       Using the restroom.
7.       Handling raw foods.
8.       Touching hair or body.
9.       Sneezing, coughing, using a handkerchief.
10.   Smoking, eating, drinking, chewing gum.
11.   Using chemicals.
12.   Handling garbage.
13.   Clearing tables or using dirty dishes.
14.   Touching aprons or clothing.
15.   Touching other un-sanitized surfaces.
An accident is an unintended event that results in injury, loss or damage. It may or may not be a result of unsafe practices.


Accident in work in any part of the place

2 possible causes of accidents are:

Human Hazard
Accidents caused by human error can be prevented by recognizing, correcting, and avoiding hazardous conditions.
1.       Picking up broken glass with bare hands.
2.       Neglecting to use devices safely.
3.       Leaving liquid spills on the floor.
4.       Lifting loads that are too heavy.
5.       Blocking passages with equipment.
6.       Bumping into people.
7.       Stacking boxes too high or climbing on boxes and tables.
8.       Dropping heavy items onto feet.
9.       Closing doors and drawers on fingers.
10.   Failing to clean greasy vent filters.
11.   Knives left lying around on counters and in sinks.
12.   Pots and pans left on stoves with handles sticking out.


Environmental Hazards
Environmental hazards are conditions that are unsafe in themselves or that encourage unsafe actions by Employees.
1.       Steep and narrow stairways.
2.       Rooms located on different levels.
3.       Tiles becoming slippery with small amounts of soiling or water.
4.       Floor tiles chosen only for appearance
5.       Unguarded meat slicer blades.
6.       Insufficient traffic passages / bad arrangement of furniture or equipment.


You can keep your workplace safe by:
Memorizing the location of extinguishers, hydrants, manual fire alarms and primary/ secondary escape routes from your work station.
1.       Knowing what to do if you see fire or smoke.
2.       Making sure materials are never stacked above the storage height limits (indicated by red lines on the wall).
3.       Leaving always clear the space around sprinklers and hi fog heads
4.       Keeping escape routes clear from obstructions to fire screen doors.
5.       guidelines need to be followed by all.

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