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1 The Safety Side of Risk Management Carol A. Keyes, CSP Complete Health Environmental & Safety Services, Inc. (CHESS)

2 FM Responsibilities – Employees – Tenants – Contractors Should you worry?

3 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

4 Employees If you can’t keep them on the ground… Falls are a major concern – From height – Roofs – Mezzanines

5 Scaffolding Set it up correctly – Look at planking – Safety devices in place – Need competent person

6 Lifting devices—scissors lift, aerial lift Considered on the ground if worker stays on the platform Climbing out? Need fall protection

7 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

8 Employees Slips and Trips – Icy lots – Housekeeping – Lighting (aging workforce) – Floor openings

9 Sidewalks Parking lots Smoking areas Exits Sprinkler main draining Where could you have icy surfaces?

10 Employees Lockout/tagout Electrical wiring Machine guarding Ergonomics Preventive maintenance Emergency preparedness

11 Emergencies Identify potential types Reduce the hazards Plan your response Prepare Respond Recover

12 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

13 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.

14 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

15 Really, I didn’t know that What’s new with OSHA – Not much – Fall protection – Window washing – Small companies are not exempt

16 National Emphasis Programs Amputations Combustible Dust Lead Process Safety Management (PSM) Silica Trenching hazards

17 MN OSHA Emphasis Programs Foundries Grain facilities Healthcare Hexavalent Chromium Meat packing Noise & Respiratory hazards Window washing

18 Pilot Emphasis Program Temporary employees and employment agencies

19 How do I ever keep up? Resources – OSHA newsletter: QuickTakes https://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/ – MN OSHA Safety Lines – MNOSHA Strategic Management Plan 18.pdf

20 How do I ever keep up? Resources – FM Global Resource Center https://www.fmglobal.com/page.aspx?id= – NFPA Codes, standards, resources, newsletter – CHESS newsletter & blog

21 How do I ever keep up? Resources – Grainger

22 There’s no budget… Low cost and free resources – OSHA Consultation – Loss Control reps (your insurance) – OSHA safety grant program – Trade associations

23 Questions? Carol A Keyes, CSP, CRC CHESS, Inc John Ramonas Hays Companies


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