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The Safety Side of Risk Management Carol A. Keyes, CSP Complete Health Environmental & Safety Services, Inc. (CHESS)
FM Responsibilities – Employees – Tenants – Contractors Should you worry?
Employees Arc flash/NFPA 70E – Applies for anyone working on electricity >50 volts – Primarily energized equipment over 240V – Includes circuit testing and trouble shooting – Requires employee training and proper PPE
Employees If you can’t keep them on the ground… Falls are a major concern – From height – Roofs – Mezzanines
Scaffolding Set it up correctly – Look at planking – Safety devices in place – Need competent person
Lifting devices—scissors lift, aerial lift Considered on the ground if worker stays on the platform Climbing out? Need fall protection
Roofs Keep employees at least 10’ away from the edge, unless you have fall protection Railings would be fall arrest and are okay Look at where your HVAC equipment is located
Emergencies Identify potential types Reduce the hazards Plan your response Prepare Respond Recover
Contractors: What kind of work are they doing? Are they making hazardous conditions for your employees? Window washing – Fairly new MN standard – If they are going over the roof, where will they tie off – Building owners’ responsibility to inspect anchor points
Contractors Screening Task/ItemCompleted Workers’ Comp mod rate. Safety Training. Safety policy enforcement. Can they use your equipment?. Lock out/Tag out. Pre-work Planning.
Tenants Emergency preparedness Workplace violence – Look at landscaping and lighting – How do people get into the building – Do you offer security or a receptionist to get past – How is the building laid out
Really, I didn’t know that What’s new with OSHA – Not much – Fall protection – Window washing – Small companies are not exempt
National Emphasis Programs Amputations Combustible Dust Lead Process Safety Management (PSM) Silica Trenching hazards