Clipboard Health’s Safety-First Guidelines

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Health care professionals face numerous safety & health hazards once they enter a facility’s doors. In an effort to prevent accidents and hazardous events, we have created the following safety guidelines to adhere to while working at our partner facilities. With these guidelines, we hope to halt these unfortunate events before they ever occur.  

  1. If you are involved in an accident of any kind that results in personal injury or property damage, the accident must be reported as soon as possible to the facility you are working at and Clipboard Health. 
  2. If there is suspicion of child or elderly abuse or neglect, this also must be reported immediately to both the facility and Clipboard Health. 
  3. Equipment that is not in safe condition should NEVER be operated.
  4. All health care professionals must obey Clipboard Health Policies, Facility Policies, Federal, State, and Local governmental regulations, signs, markings, and instructions at all times.
  5. When lifting, Healthcare professionals should use conservative lifting techniques, i.e., bend knees, grasp the load firmly, and raise the load by keeping their back as straight as possible. Health care professionals should always seek assistance for heavy loads, using ergonomic gait belts and 2-person assistance when required by an assigned Facility. 
  6. Health care professionals should follow all OSHA guidelines and the facility’s policies and procedures when using any equipment. This includes, but is not limited to: lifts, pumps, gowns, gloves, shoe covers, masks, respirators, and safety glasses. With respirators, familiarize yourself with the make & model of respirator that is used at the facility and assure you have undergone proper fit testing procedures and education.
  7. Health care professionals should always use the right tools and equipment for the job. Tools and equipment should be used safely and only when authorized.
  8. Each person is responsible for maintaining a clean and orderly work area as applicable at an assigned facility.
  9. Health care professionals should be familiar with the facility’s environment and know where all the exits are located. Escape routes should be planned in case of an emergency while following all assigned facility policies. Please speak with the Clinical Supervisor on duty if you are unaware of the location of the exits and escape routes. 
  10. The use of drugs or intoxicating beverages is strictly prohibited
  11. Hazardous work hours should be avoided as excessive work hours can lead to an increased risk of errors, injuries, and/or accidents to themselves or patients. Clipboard Health does not let our health care professionals work more than 20 hours consecutively (with a suggested amount of only 16) or over 70 hours a week (with a suggestion to stay under 60).  Clipboard Health also requires 8 hours of respite after working anything greater than a 12-hour shift. 
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