Responsibility for safety
Employer and the employee both share the responsibility for safety in a clinical medical laboratory. It is the right of the employer to provide a safe working place for it employee. Also the employee should be aware of his responsibility of his own safety and the safety of his coworkers. In clinical laboratory there should be a safety programme which clearly define the responsibility of the employer and the employees.
Responsibilities of the management
Below are the responsibility that the management must be aware at all time;
1 it is the responsibility of the management to develop a safe working environment and to establish laboratory working method and safety policy.
2 it is the responsibility of the management to establish safe working place which include the provisions of proper safety equipment and personal protective equipment when needed
3 it is the responsibility of the management to establish appropriate on the job training for the employees so that they are aware of proper safety practice and provision of supervision and guidance to laboratory workers whenever is required.
4 it is the responsibility of the management to develop and implement an effective infection control programme.
Below are the following responsibilities which the employee should be aware of;
1 It is the responsibility of the employee to acknowledge and comply with the established laboratories working practice.
2 it is the responsibility of the employee to conduct a safe working practice and make use of it personal protective equipment.
3 it is the responsibility of the employee to take proper notification of unsafe conditions to the immediate supervisor.
4 Also, it is the responsibility of the employee to conduct a positive attitude towards training, facilities, coworkers and supervisor.
All of these programs and responsibilities are developed for the benefit of the employers and the employee and the community at large.