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2 OHT1 BUILDING &OFFICE & SAFETY Trig Trigiano UAA Environmental Health & Safety And Risk Management Support

3 OHT2 OBJECTIVES n Familiarization and Awareness of Common Safety Concerns at UAA n Provide Resources and Reference Material for Building and Safety Coordinators

4 OHT3 What Can Happen In An Unsafe Work Area? n Injuries & Illnesses n physical n psychological n diseases n Which Can Lead To: n absences n conflicts n decreased morale n decreased productivity n crabbiness

5 OHT4 Policies & Procedures and Lots of Other Safety Resources

6 OHT5 Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks? n Slips, Trips & Falls n Manual Handling & Ergonomics n Chemical & Biological Hazards n Physical Hazards n Psychological Hazards n Aggression & Violence

7 OHT6 Slips, Trips & Falls n Icy Conditions (sand & Spikies) n Not Paying Attention n General Housekeeping n Cords, Cables & Wires n Cupboards, Cabinets, Drawers & Carpets n Personal Belongings n Furniture (44 clearance) n Fluid Spills & Floor Surfaces n Chewing Gum and Walking At the Same Time n Chewing Gum and Walking At the Same Time

8 OHT7 Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks? n Slips, Trips & Falls n Manual Handling & Ergonomics n Chemical & Biological Hazards n Physical Hazards n Psychological Hazards n Aggression & Violence

9 OHT8 Manual Handling Techniques To Do or Not To Do Twisting & Bending Twisting & Bending Pushing vs. Pulling Pushing vs. Pulling Center of Gravity Center of Gravity Frequency Frequency Walking Walking Teamwork Lifting & Moving Teamwork Lifting & Moving Mechanical Aids Mechanical Aids

10 OHT9 Ergonomics: Evolution or Devolution?

11 OHT10 What is Ergonomics? According to Webster: Ergonomics is the study of equipment design in order to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort. According to Trig: Making the equipment work for the worker rather than the worker working for the equipment.

12 OHT11 Office Ergonomics Office Equipment & Placement: Office Equipment & Placement: workstations, chairs, keyboards Worker Posture: Worker Posture: height & distance of equipment periods of sitting & standing Breaks & Exercises: Breaks & Exercises: 5 – 10 minutes per hour suggested Web Ergonomic Self Evaluation Web Ergonomic Self Evaluation training button at the EHS/RMS Website if problems are detected, call EHS at UAA EHS/RMS Ergonomics Policy 24 UAA EHS/RMS Ergonomics Policy 24

13 OHT12 Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks? n Slips, Trips & Falls n Manual Handling & Ergonomics n Chemical & Biological Hazards n Physical Hazards n Psychological Hazards n Aggression & Violence

14 OHT13 Office Hazardous Material Toners, Developers & Inks Toners, Developers & Inks Cleaning Agents Cleaning Agents Solvents Solvents Paints Paints Air Air

15 OHT14 Material Safety Data Sheets n MSDSs are required for all hazmats n Should be available near or at the worksite during or before the shift when the associated material is to be used n Provide detailed chemical, health, and safety information n Often need an interpretation by a chemical professional n Grain of Salt

16 OHT15 Contaminated Air or Indoor Air Quality n Stale air (lack of fresh air) n Carbon dioxide (CO2) vs. Carbon Monoxide (CO) n Temperature n Humidity n Cigarette Smoke n Micro-organisms (molds, mildews, bacteria, viruses) n Ozone n Miscellaneous odors and episodic contaminates n Neighbors n Measurements

17 OHT16 Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks? n Slips, Trips & Falls n Manual Handling & Ergonomics n Chemical & Biological Hazards n Physical Hazards n Psychological Hazards n Aggression & Violence

18 OHT17 Office Machinery n Electricity n cords, cables & electrical hazards n faulty or arcing switches n Photocopiers n toner, developer/toner, noise, ozone, light n Printers n noise, inks, ozone (laser) n Computers - VDUs n Eyestrain and ergonomics n computer games n Typewriters n repetitive motion strain

19 OHT18 Electrical Safety Problems Lock-out or Secure the Problem Area Lock-out or Secure the Problem Area Notify Your Co-workers and Supervisor Notify Your Co-workers and Supervisor Call Maintenance at Call Maintenance at

20 OHT19 Noise - In Here - Pardon? n What is noise? n Legal limits: 85dB (Action Level) n How its measured n Control strategies n Elimination & Hearing Protection n Engineering n separating n enclosing n absorbing and diffusing n Administration n staff rotation, shift duration timings

21 OHT20 Lighting & Glare n How do you Know? n headache? n fatigue? n eyestrain? n nausea? n can usually see it n Benefits of Eliminating Glare n reduced absenteeism n reduced illnesses

22 OHT21 Fire Safety in the Office n Call these numbers for all fire and medical emergencies: UPD & EMS 911 n Know two ways to get out! n Know how to trigger the building alarm n Appropriate Equipment? n alarms, extinguishers, hoses, detectors n Training? Evacuations, Fire Extinguishers n Visitors, Clients, Public? n Should I put the fire out?

23 OHT22 Housekeeping n What is Housekeeping? n cleanliness, tidiness, maintenance n taking care of your work area n good housekeeping calls for constant care n Good Housekeeping Benefits n safer, easier, better, more fun n less tiring, more work and play space, less aggravating, more business-like n Part of YOUR Job

24 OHT23 Corridors or Exit Systems n What is a Corridor? n Means to get out of a building n Suite corridors vs. main or public n Doors in corridors n Common Deficiencies n Excessive storage (includes furniture, surplus material, free standing displays, etc.) n Obstructions to smooth traffic flow n Open and blocked doors n Requires constant vigilance

25 OHT24 Excessive Storage n Fire loading n 18 Sprinkler head rule n Flammable storage restrictions n Requires constant vigilance

26 OHT25 Room Capacity n 50 or more people requires two widely separated exits n Fixed seating rooms are limited to the number of fixed chairs and few additional. n Labs are limited to the number of workstations plus a few additional n Standing room only is used some on buses n We arent the airlines and cannot overbook rooms with the expectation that enrollment will drop after a few weeks. n Requires constant vigilance

27 OHT26 Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks? n Slips, Trips & Falls n Manual Handling & Ergonomics n Chemical & Biological Hazards n Physical Hazards n Psychological Hazards n Aggression & Violence

28 OHT27 Stress n Statistically i n c r e a s i n g n Costs n Causes n Effects n Personal n Social n Organizational

29 OHT28 Stress – Things You Can Do n Talk with a co-worker, friend, your S.O., or your supervisor in private n Analyze the situation & consider constructive approaches to address the problem n Talk with an HRS consultant n Use your EAP benefits n Pick your battles

30 OHT29 Go Fishing … A Great Stress Reliever

31 OHT30 Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks? n Slips, Trips & Falls n Manual Handling & Ergonomics n Chemical & Biological Hazards n Physical Hazards n Psychological Hazards n Aggression & Violence

32 OHT31 What is Workplace Violence? Any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. The workplace may be any location either permanent or temporary where an employee performs any work-related duty.

33 OHT32 Occupational Aggression & Violence n Laws & Policies n Types of Violence n Physical & psychological n Control Measures n Procedures n Reporting system n Infrastructure & training n Call UPD at n When less severe, call HRS, Diversity & Compliance or Dean of Students depending on the nature of the event

34 OHT33 Resource: EHS/RMS n Most environmental and occupational health and safety issues to include: n EHS training and education n hazardous materials and waste management n ergonomic evaluations (temporarily discontinued) n fire code compliance n accident investigation and prevention n safety audits n indoor air quality (with FMS ) n specific safety code consultations n safety program development assistance n risk analysis n whole bunch of other stuff

35 OHT34 Resource: University Police Department n Commissioned police officers (real cops) n Most public safety and security matters n Campus violence situations n Criminal and traffic law enforcement n Criminal investigations n Non-employee accident reporting n Crime statistics and reporting n Safety and security training, evaluations, and consultations n After hours safety escorts and unlocks n Emergency campus phone system n n

36 OHT35 Resource: Facilities Maintenance Services n Most grounds and building maintenance issues n Along with EHS, indoor air quality investigation and amelioration n Electrical, mechanical, carpentry, and plumbing concerns n ations/index.cfm ations/index.cfm ations/index.cfm n

37 OHT36 Reporting n UPD : crimes, personal and auto accidents, thefts, personal injuries, overly aggressive behavior, misconduct, suspicious persons or activities, moose, free donuts and free food n EHS/RMS : unsafe conditions, hazmats and hazwastes, regulatory contacts, IAQ problems, ergonomics, food safety, permits, fire safety, insurance claims, a whole bunch of other stuff n Parking : parking lot problems n Maintenance : plumbing, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, locks, grounds, IAQ problems (with EHS/RMS) n Custodial : janitorial concerns and general sanitation n SORS : Workers Compensation, liability and major loss claims

38 OHT37 FEED TRIG PIZZA AND NOBODY GETS HURT


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