h. All measures necessary for the maintenance of aseptic technique are carried
out while an OR is being prepared for an operation and during surgery.
3-18. ACCIDENTS TO OPERATING ROOM PERSONNEL
Serious injury to OR personnel may be prevented if each individual observes the
a. Keep the floors free from spilled solutions to prevent falls.
b. Use padding when handling objects that are very hot in order to prevent
c. Use the necessary precautions when handling electrical equipment to prevent
d. Keep your body in proper alignment when moving patients and equipment to
avoid back strain and muscle strain.
e. Use adequate support when it is necessary to reach high places. Do not
stand upon chairs, fragile boxes, or other items that are not safe for such use.