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2 SAFETY FIRST

3 NEP Safety It is the intention of NEP Broadcasting for all of its ’ divisions to initiate and maintain complete accident prevention and safety training programs and ensure a safe work environment for staff, clients, vendors, etc. Each and every employee working for NEP are responsible for the safety and health of those persons in their charge, coworkers, and others that may be on-site or in any NEP facility. By accepting mutual responsibility to participate in all safety practices, we will all contribute to the well being of our co-workers, clients, guests and the public.

4 Section 1 Office Ergonomics Proper Lifting Techniques Fire Safety Blood borne Pathogens

5 Section 2 Shop Safety House Keeping and Materials Handling/Storage Compressed Gas Cylinders Heat Stress Prevention Pest Awareness

6 Section 3 Eye Wash Station Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hearing Conservation Tool Safety Fall Protection Ladders Fall Protection/Ladders

7 Section 4 Hazard Identification and Communication Forklift Safety and Requirements Emergency Preparedness Plans

8 Ergonomics Ergonomics at NEP The purpose of ergonomics is to fit the workplace to the worker and help reduce injuries associated with repetitive motion, unnatural positions, and excessive forces.. Ergonomically correct equipment is available to all employees. Contact your supervisor or Human Resources if you have a specific requirement.

9 Office Ergonomics Office Ergonomics include such items as: Your Chair Your Keyboard Monitor, Document & Telephone

10 Office Ergonomics Cont ’ d Correct Incorrect

11 Office Ergonomics Cont ’ d Pauses & Breaks Once you have correctly set up your computer workstation, use good work habits. No matter how perfect the environment, prolonged, static postures will inhibit blood circulation and cause aches and pains. Take short 1-2 minute stretch breaks every 30 minutes. After each hour of work, take a break or change tasks for at least 5 minutes. Always try to get away from your computer during lunch breaks. Avoid eye fatigue by resting and refocusing your eyes periodically. Look away from the monitor and focus on something in the distance. Rest your eyes by covering them with your palms for seconds. Use correct posture when working. Keep moving as much as possible.

12 Office Ergonomics and Telephones Placing the telephone too far away can cause you to repeatedly reach, resulting in strain on the shoulder, arm, and neck. Potential Hazard: Prolonged conversations with the phone pinched between your shoulder and head (Figure 1) may cause stress and neck pain. Possible Solution: Use of the speaker that is located on the telephone for hands free use. Hold telephone with a hand; do not pinch between shoulder and head. Figure 1. Awkward posture during telephone use

13 Ergonomics Cont’d Lifting & Carrying “Work Smarter Not Harder”  Keep the load close  Proper Lifting Techniques  Plan ahead  Get help when you need it  Avoid pushing or pulling when possible Always use proper technique to help avoid strains and injuries due to lifting and carrying:

14 Proper Lifting Techniques Move items close to your body and use your legs when lifting an item from a low location. Store and place materials that need to be manually lifted and transported at "power zone" height, about mid-thigh to mid-chest. Minimize bending and reaching by placing heavy objects on shelves, tables, or racks. Avoid twisting, especially when bending forward while lifting. Turn by moving the feet rather than twisting the torso. Keep your elbows close to your body and keep the load as close to your body as possible. Break down loads into smaller units and carry one in each hand to equalize loads. Use buckets with handles, or similar devices, to carry loose items. Optimize employee access to heavy items through good housekeeping and preplanning.

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16 Fire Safety Fire prevention is an important aspect of NEP’s safety philosophy.  To reduce the risk of fire at the facility you should use products with a high flashpoint, and eliminate non-essential flammable and combustible materials in the workplace. Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d Fire extinguishers  Improper use of fire extinguishers can lead to serious injury or death.  Fire extinguishers are located throughout the facility, but at no time is any employee required or obligated to use a fire extinguisher.  If you choose to not use the fire extinguisher close doors behind you in order to restrict oxygen to fire.

17 How to Use a Fire Extinguisher P = Pull the pin at the top of the cylinder. A = Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire (do not hold the cone of a CO2 extinguisher). S = Squeeze the handle. S = Sweep the contents from side to side at the base of the fire until it goes out. *If you use an extinguisher, give the extinguisher to the Facilities Manager. Do not hang it back up. All fire extinguishers located at NEP are operated in the same manner. The acronym P.A.S.S. can help you remember the correct way to use a fire extinguisher. Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d

18 Pull the pin. This will allow you to discharge the extinguisher. Aim at the base of the fire. If you aim at the flames (which is frequently the temptation), the extinguishing agent will fly right through and do no good. You want to hit the fuel. Squeeze the top handle or lever. This depresses a button that releases the pressurized extinguishing agent in the extinguisher. Sweep from side to side until the fire is completely out. Start using the extinguisher from a safe distance away, then move forward. Once the fire is out, keep an eye on the area in case it re-ignites.

19 Bloodborne Pathogens Bloodborne Pathogens means 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). Universal precautions shall be observed to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials. Under circumstances in which differentiation between body fluid types is difficult or impossible, all body fluids shall be considered potentially infectious materials. If employee is injured, call emergency services immediately if necessary. Stay away from contact with blood or bodily fluids. Use proper PPE if touching any contaminated materials. Properly dispose of contaminated materials. Disinfect all areas contaminated.

20 Section 2 Shop Safety House Keeping and Materials Handling/Storage Compressed Gas Cylinders Heat Stress Prevention Pest Awareness

21 Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Shop Safety Due to the large number of employees, visitors, and contractors traveling through the shop area, safety is a high priority  A clean workspace is essential for a safe working environment.  Wires, boxes, and other pieces of equipment should not be left on the floor.  If items must be on the floor, move the items so that the fire escape routes are kept clear.

22 Housekeeping Active work areas shall be kept free of equipment, such as lashing gear, and materials not in use, and clear of debris, projecting nails, strapping and other objects not necessary to the work in progress. NEP shall eliminate conditions causing slippery walking and working surfaces in immediate areas used by employees. Items shall not be placed at any location where it interferes with the free movement of drafts. Poor housekeeping limits proper access to objects being lifted, and forces awkward postures.

23 Materials Handling and Storage Where mechanical handling equipment is used, sufficient safe clearances shall be allowed for aisles, at loading docks, through doorways and wherever turns or passage must be made. Aisles and passageways shall be kept clear and in good repair, with no obstruction across or in aisles that could create a hazard. Permanent aisles and passageways shall be appropriately marked. Storage areas shall be kept free from accumulation of materials that constitute hazards from tripping, fire, explosion, or pest harborage. Covers and/or guard- rails shall be provided to protect personnel from the hazards of open pits, tanks, vats, ditches, etc.

24 Compressed Gases (Cylinders) Hazards Flammable or Combustible Explosive Corrosive Poisonous or a combination of hazards

25 Compressed Gases Cont ’ d Storage Store separately (Full, Empty, In-Service) and in a well ventilated area Must be properly secured at all times Oxygen cylinders and cylinders containing flammable gas shall be stored separately 20 feet Fire Wall Marked clearly with appropriate warning signs Designate as a “ No Smoking Area ” Fitted with cap valve Keep away from sources of heat

26 Compressed Gases Cont ’ d When Moving Always use a hand cart Get help moving if necessary When Transporting use cap valve Do not drag or roll cylinder

27 Fire Emergencies (Compressed Gases) Contact immediate supervisor If you have any concerns evacuate to mustering point Move gas cylinders out of potential fire areas Reduce temperature of cylinder with water hose Shut-off gas supply to ignited flammable gas leaks Gas cylinder involved in fire must be taken out of service and returned to supplier for inspection before being used again

28 Preparing for the Heat  Perform heavy workloads in the morning or evening to prevent overheating  Provide water/Gatorade, work rest cycles, job rotation  Opening windows in hot work areas  Using fans  Using other methods of creating airflow such as exhaust ventilation or air blowers. A variety of administrative and engineering controls can be introduced to minimize exposure to heat. In general, the simplest and least expensive methods of reducing heat and humidity can be accomplished by: Heat Stress Prevention

29 Pest Awareness Insects (Prevention) Cover majority of skin Use insect repellent Limit work from dusk till dawn Eliminate stagnant water Spiders (Prevention) Avoid working around secluded areas indoors and outdoors with out proper protection i.e. long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves Eliminate cluttered areas in shop i.e. old boxes, lumber, old work cloths Be aware of boxes/cases or any other shipped items from other destinations

30 Section 3 Eye Wash Station Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hearing Conservation Tool Safety Fall Protection Ladders Fall Protection/Ladders

31 How to Use the Emergency Eye Wash Station To operate the eye wash unit:  Pull down the tray (black). This action should automatically activate the water spray.  Hold eyelids open with thumbs and forefingers and rotate eyes back and forth.  Bathe both eyes simultaneously for 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention immediately after use. An emergency eye wash station is located in the wash area and is attached to the sink near the Restroom Entrance. Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees-Cont’d

32 Personal Protective Equipment Personal Protective Equipment at NEP Engineering controls will be the primary method used to eliminate or minimize hazards in the workplace. When such controls are not practical or applicable, personal protective equipment will be used.  Gloves  Always use the proper gloves when handling materials  Eye Protection  Table Saw, Chop Saw, Grinders, during set-up and when anyone is working above you or there is a potential hazard to your eye.  Respiratory Protection  Any sprays or chemicals (Dust, sanding, glues)

33 Hearing Conservation Hearing protection: Hearing protection should be used while operating power tools. Use hearing protection whenever noise levels become irritating or painful. Use disposable foam earplugs that are available. Possible areas of hazardous noise exposure are: Carpentry/Fabrication areas Air Pressure Equipment Vehicle Maintenance Areas Audio Equipment Areas Near Internal Combustion Engines (Trucks, Forklifts)

34 Tool Safety Tool Safety at NEP Cluttered, poorly lit, and unclean work areas can increase the risk of an incident in the workplace. Do not operate power tools in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools can ignite dust and fumes. Keep bystanders and visitors away while operating a power tool.  Electric Tools  Powered Abrasive Wheel Tools  Pneumatic Tools  Hydraulic Power Tools

35 Fall Protection Fall Protection at NEP The NEP’s Fall Protection Program will apply to all employees who are exposed to unprotected sides or edges of surfaces that present a falling hazard of six feet or more to a lower level.  Aerial Lifts  Fall Hazards

36 Fall Protection Cont’d Aerial Lifts  Articulating boom platforms Fall Protection required.  Extensible or telescoping boom platforms Fall Protection required.  Vehicle-mounted bucket lifts Fall Protection required.  Scissor lifts- Fall Protection required unless all railings are in place with toe boards, mid rail and a top rail of 42 inches.  Personal man lifts or Forklift cages are lightweight and designed for one person to use indoors with the use of Fall Protection. Aerial lifts include the following types of vehicle-mounted aerial devices used to elevate personnel to job sites above ground: You must be a certified to operate the following equipment:

37 Fall Protection Cont’d Open Area’s with Fall Hazards Safety Harness’s must be worn when working in an area with a fall hazard of 4 feet or greater. Report to your supervisor for the appropriate use of fall protection equipment. Safety Harness Railing Protection

38 Fall Protection (Ladders) Checklist Always inspect any ladder for damage or defect prior to use Inspect for: Broken or missing rungs or steps Broken or split side rails Defective or missing safety feet Corrosion Securely fitting components between steps and side rails Rungs that are free of grease and oil No splinters or sharp points that may snag clothing. Check that moving parts operate freely without binding Wheels or pulleys are properly lubricated

39 Ladders Do not use any ladder that is missing a step or damaged in a way. Never use top rung of ladder to work from. Single ladders longer than 30 feet shall not be supplied. Safety feet and other auxiliary equipment shall be kept in good condition to insure proper performance. Metal bearings of locks, wheels, pulleys, etc., shall be frequently lubricated. Safety feet and other auxiliary equipment shall be kept in good condition to insure proper performance. This is improperly using the top rung of this step ladder to work from.

40 Section 4 Hazard Identification and Communication Forklift Safety and Requirements Emergency Preparedness Plans

41 Hazard Identification Hazard Identification Form Reason for Hazard Identification Form:  Provides the Safety Coordinator with your safety concerns Benefits:  Allows NEP to provide you with a safe and healthy work environment  Employees will not be retaliated against for offering safety suggestions Location:  with any safety

42 Hazard Communication

43 Hazard Communication Cont’d Purpose A Hazard Communication Program (HCP) has been developed for NEP to ensure that effective procedures and practices are in place so that you have access to appropriate information on the chemicals and other substances that you may work with.  29 CFR states that as an employee you have the right-to-know what hazardous substances are used at your workplace.

44 Hazard Communication Cont’d How to Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)? 1.Determine the name of the product. 2.Search for the product name in the MSDS INDEX.  The INDEX is in alphabetical order and uses the first letter of the product name.  The product name is highlighted yellow or blue on each MSDS sheet. 3.If unable to find the product on the MSDS INDEX check the index by the first letter of the product manufacturer’s name. 4.Find the proper tab that corresponds with the materials location in the MSDS INDEX. 5.Use the Terms and Abbreviations sheet to answer any questions on the MSDS sheets.  The abbreviation sheet is located after the MSDS INDEX.

45 Forklift Requirements

46 Forklift Safety Cont’d Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are used in numerous work settings, primarily to move materials. Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. General Forklift Information

47 Forklift Safety Cont’d General Forklift Information NEP SVP and AHD employees, freelancers, and other temporary workers who have not been trained and certified by NEP to operate forklifts will NOT be permitted to operate the equipment. NEP SVP and AHD employees, freelancers, and other temporary workers under 18 years of age will NOT be permitted to operate forklifts.

48 Emergency Preparedness Plan At Screenworks/Live Power

49 Purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Plan The Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) is used to address emergencies that Screenworks and LivePower may reasonably expect. The plan is designed to assist employees and management at NEP in making good decisions during times of crisis.

50 Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Evacuation and Staff Accountability NEP takes alarms seriously. All Staff should evacuate the facility when an alarm is activated.  Employees should quickly and calmly evacuate the facility upon alarm activation.  Alert others in the vicinity on your way out

51 Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Meeting Point Location EMPLOYEE MEETING POINTS  All Employees………………………….. Front of the building  Kevin Kelly will take roll call and if she is not available Cheri Navarro will take her place

52 Natural Disasters Earthquake Evacuate the building immediately and proceed to mustering point Stay away from all storage racks while evacuating Take shelter under a sturdy table or desk until objects quit falling if unable to make it to mustering point If there is no shelter in the area cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building Earthquakes usually come in intervals of 2-3 so take caution before proceeding to meeting point

53 Chemical Releases Incidental Releases  Incidental releases are small chemical spills that have not caused injuries and do not require evacuation.  Before attempting to clean-up a spill, there is a spill clean up kit in the fabrication area with directions of use.  Proper clean-up and disposal procedures should be followed.

54 Emergency releases are any chemical releases that can cause injury or death and requires immediate evacuation of the facility. Employees should not attempt to contain or clean up emergency chemical releases. Contact your nearest HAZMAT teams will contain and decontaminated any hazardous chemical release at Screenworks/Livepower. Emergency Releases

55 Bomb Threats Procedures for employees receiving a bomb threat  Immediately dial  Contact your supervisor or send someone else to contact him/her.  Do not touch any suspicious objects. DO NOT USE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO NOTIFY OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE PROBLEM.

56 Power Outages Employee procedures  Remain at your workstation unless directed differently by your supervisor.  Assist one another until electricity is turned back on.  Emergency lights located throughout the facility will last approximately 90 min. before shutting off.  Use all available light sources except candles and open flames.

57 In Case of an Accident/Incident Scan the area for safety If needed call 911 or seek medical treatment Get assistance Use the first aid kits as needed Please report to Safety Coordinator with appropriate Incident Report Form

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