Unit 7. Lab 1. New Building – Safety Plan
Making safety a priority may be as simple as sending a letter to all employees outlining your plans to make safety as important as quality. Your employees should believe just as strongly as you do in safety.
Hire the safest employees, starting in the interview process. Get a sense of how prospective employees feel about a total commitment to safely. Have they worked in other organizations where safety is a top priority? Always make the prospect aware of the physical demands the job entails.
Review your workers compensation losses and ask your insurance carrier for a list of all of your workers compensation claims for the past 6 years. Look for ...view middle of the document...
Who would have thought that operating a computer could cause an injury? The advent of computers saw a new major type of injury in an office, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Identifying and documenting hazards also uncovers the need for employee training in some areas. Using experienced employees to identify hazards and suggest controls can be valuable in establishing a team concept in your business.
Various methods can be used to establish a regular inspection program. Using checklists and flowcharts are just two ways to get started.
Specify the top 10 regulations
1. Blood borne Pathogens – 1910.1030 Blood borne Pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
2. Hazard Communication – 1910.1200 the purpose of this section is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. The requirements of this section are intended to be consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. The transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and employee training.
3. Respiratory Protection – 1910.134 the control of those occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors, the primary objective shall be to prevent atmospheric contamination. This shall be accomplished as far as feasible by accepted engineering control measures (for example, enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation, and substitution of less toxic materials). When effective engineering controls are not feasible, or while they are being instituted, appropriate respirators shall be used pursuant to this section.
4. Occupational Noise Exposure – 1910.95 When employees are subjected to sound exceeding those listed in Table G-16, feasible administrative or engineering controls shall be utilized. If such controls fail to reduce sound levels within the levels of Table G-16, personal protective equipment shall be provided and used to reduce sound levels within the levels of the table.
5. Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178 All new powered industrial trucks acquired and used by an employer shall meet the design and construction requirements for powered industrial trucks established in the "American National Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks, Part II, ANSI B56.1-1969", which is incorporated by reference as specified in § 1910.6, except for vehicles intended primarily for earth moving or over-the-road hauling.
6. Permit-required Confined Spaces – 1910.146Scope and...