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Managers' checklist for protecting correctional staff from MRSA; stop MRSA in jails and prisons
  • Published Date:
    January 2013
Filetype[PDF - 3.16 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2013-121
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  • Description:
    "Safety Culture: Demonstrate to your staff that you support MRSA prevention. Personal Hygiene: Encourage frequent hand washing, and provide soap, water, and individual-use towels; Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer for employees' use when hand washing is not feasible; Keep hand sanitizer in secure locations away from inmates. Environmental Sanitation: Ensure routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces; Use sanitizers on surfaces as needed to reduce germs; Use disinfectants on surfaces contaminated with MRSA; Ensure use of gloves and eye protection as directed by product labels; Ensure gloves are worn when handling soiled or wet laundry. Training: Frequently educate staff and inmates about staph/MRSA and how to avoid infections. Prompt and Appropriate Medical Care: Consider waiving inmate sick call fees for skin sores; Promptly refer inmates with skin sores to medical services; Ensure that facility healthcare providers follow recommended treatment protocols; Refer employees with skin symptoms to their personal physician or the department's physician. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Provide and encourage the proper use of PPE, especially gloves. No Sharing of Personal Items: Instruct staff not to share items such as uniforms, clothing, towels, or water bottles; Instruct inmates not to share towels, washcloths, clothing, bars of soap, or razors." - NIOSHTIC-2

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