The paper 'The Hazards Manifest in RHP Hospital" is a good example of a management case study. This paper assesses the hazards manifest in RHP hospital. The methods used in the evaluation are survey questions and secondary sources such as books, journals, and articles. However, some limitations that affect the methods are that surveys may be limited by errors that may well arise due to poor measurements and omissions and secondary sources may contain outdated information. RPH was the first hospital to be set up in Western Australia. The hospital has with time invested heavily in far-reaching research laboratory conveniences and infrastructure.
The hospital handles a lot of activities related to surgery. If not well managed, these surgical activities contain fire or explosion hazards. Surgical fires typically emerge a lot form ignitable tools such as gowns, adhesive tape, or gauze, just the once they are lie unprotected in an oxygen-rich area. Other hazardous causes are surgery tools such as lasers and electrosurgical, poor waste anesthetic gas disposal structures, antibacterial, sterilising and disinfection materials in the operating theatre. A combination of these things makes available a source of energy for ignition, fuel, and oxidizer offering a breeding ground for fire eruption and transmission. To deal with the hazards, it is recommended that there should be proper management of the surgical room suite, supplies, systems and tools, identification of critical safety tasks/jobs and set standards and competencies, and conducting sufficient HazOp analysis.
The key legislation relating to fire and explosion hazards in Australia is the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) regulation 2011 and the Australian Standard (AS) 4083 - 2010 Planning for emergencies – Health care facilities. Methodology Various approaches may be taken to hazard identification and different methods may be used.
Ideally, a variety of methods should be used for hazard identification. As Holmes, Triggs, Gifford, and Dawkins (1997) emphasize, different people and different methods are likely to identify different problems. A more comprehensive picture is therefore gained by using a range of methods.
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