2NEP SafetyIt is the intention of NEP Broadcasting 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.
3Safety CommitteeNEP Broadcasting is dedicated to protecting the safety and health of its employees. We have established a safety and health program to prevent injuries and illnesses due to hazards. Employee involvement at all levels of the company is critical for us to be successful in this effort. To accomplish this task, a joint worker/management safety committee has been established to bring workers and management together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. This safety committee will provide information and recommendations to management about occupational safety and health conditions and practices, and to provide a forum for information exchange.
5Ergonomics 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.
6Office ErgonomicsOffice Ergonomics include such items as:Your ChairYour KeyboardMonitor, Document & Telephone
8Office Ergonomics Cont’d Pauses & BreaksOnce 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.
9Office 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
10Lifting & Carrying “Work Smarter Not Harder” Ergonomics Cont’dLifting & Carrying “Work Smarter Not Harder”Always use proper technique to help avoid strains and injuries due to lifting and carrying:Keep the load closeProper Lifting TechniquesPlan aheadGet help when you need itAvoid pushing or pulling when possible
11Proper 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.
13Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d Fire SafetyFire 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 highflashpoint, and eliminate non-essential flammable and combustible materials in theworkplace.Fire extinguishersImproper use of fire extinguishers can lead to serious injury or death.Fire extinguishers are located throughout the facility, but at no time is anyemployee required or obligated to use a fire extinguisher.If you choose to not use the fire extinguisher close doors behind you inorder to restrict oxygen to fire.
14How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’dHow to Use a Fire ExtinguisherAll 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.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 FacilitiesManager. Do not hang it back up.
15 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.
16Bloodborne PathogensBloodborne 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.
17Shop Safety House Keeping and Materials Handling/Storage Section 2Shop Safety House Keeping and Materials Handling/StorageCompressed Gas CylindersHeat Stress Illness and PreventionSpider Awareness
18Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Shop SafetyDue to the large number of employees, visitors, and contractors traveling through the shop area, safety is a high priorityA 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 arekept clear.
19HousekeepingActive 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.The employer shall eliminate conditions causing slippery walking and working surfaces in immediate areas used by employees.Dunnage 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.
20Materials 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.
21Compressed Gases (Cylinders) HazardsFlammable or CombustibleExplosiveCorrosivePoisonousor a combination of hazards
22Compressed Gases Cont’d StorageStore separately (Full, Empty, In-Service) and in a well ventilated areaMust be properly secured at all timesOxygen cylinders and cylinders containing flammable gas shall be stored separately20 feetFire WallMarked clearly with appropriate warning signsDesignate as a “No Smoking Area”Fitted with cap valveKeep away from sources of heat
23Health Problems Due to Heat Heat Stress IllnessesHealth Problems Due to HeatExcessive exposure to a hot work environment can bring about a variety of heat-induced disorders.Heat StrokeBody Temperature Regulatory System Shutdown (105˚F or Higher)Symptoms: Mentally Confused, Delirious, Convulsions, UnconsciousnessSkin: Hot, Dry, RedCall 911 ImmediatelyFirst Aid: Move victim to cool area, Soak clothing with water, and fan victim until ambulance arrives. Do not give victim water!!
24Heat Stress Illnesses Cont’d Heat ExhaustionEarly Symptoms of Heat StrokeExcessive Salt LossSymptoms: Extreme Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, HeadacheSkin: Clammy Moist Skin, Complexion is Pale or FlushedFirst Aid: Have Victim rest in a cool place, Drink water
25Insect & Spider Awareness Insects (Prevention)Cover majority of skinUse insect repellent (DEED)Limit work from dusk till dawnEliminate stagnant waterSpiders (Prevention)Avoid working around secluded areas indoors and outdoors with out proper protectioni.e. long sleeve shirt, pants, glovesEliminate cluttered areas in shopi.e. old boxes, lumber, old work cloths
27Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d How to Use the Emergency Eye Wash StationAn emergency eye wash station is located at the back of Bay C and 7To 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.
28Personal 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.GlovesAlways use when handling materialsEye ProtectionTable Saw, Chop Saw, Grinders, during set-up and when anyone is working above you or there is a potential hazard to your eye.Respiratory ProtectionAny sprays or chemicals
29Hearing 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 AreasPneumatic EquipmentVehicle Maintenance AreasSound/Music AmplifiersAreas Near Internal Combustion Engines
30Tool 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 ToolsPowered Abrasive Wheel ToolsPneumatic ToolsHydraulic Power Tools
31Fall Protection Fall Protection at NEP Aerial Lifts Fall Hazards 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 LiftsFall HazardsMezzanine
32Fall Protection Cont’d Aerial LiftsAerial 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: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.
33Open Area’s with Fall Hazards Fall Protection Cont’dOpen Area’s with Fall HazardsSafety Harness’s must be worn when working in an area with a fall hazard of 6 feet or greater. Report to your supervisor for the appropriate use of fall protection equipment.Safety HarnessMid Rail Protection and hold railing in place
34Fall Protection Cont’d MezzanineWhen working on the mezzanine loading docks:Guardrail, Mid-rail, and Toe boardNotify workers in the bays and warehouse to stay clear of the area below the loading dock in use.Remove the toe-board first, mid-rail second, and the guardrail last.Replace guards as soon as work is complete.Do not leave an unguarded loading dock unattended.
35Fall Protection Cont’d MezzanineWhen working on the mezzanine loading docks:Swinging GateNotify workers in the bays and warehouse to stay clear of the area below the loading dock in useUnlatch gate and carefully swing the gate openLatch the gate open if necessaryClose the gate as soon as work is completeDo not leave an unguarded loading dock unattended
36Mezzanine Housekeeping Fall Protection Cont’dMezzanine HousekeepingWhen stacking items on the mezzanine:Do not stack items in the aisles.Items next the edge shall not be stacked above the guardrail.Do not overload a section of the mezzanine; distribute weight properly.
37Fall Protection (Ladders) ChecklistAlways inspect any ladder for damage or defect prior to useInspect for:Broken or missing rungs or stepsBroken or split side railsDefective or missing safety feetCorrosionSecurely fitting components between steps and side railsRungs that are free of grease and oilNo splinters or sharp points that may snag clothing.Check that moving parts operate freely without bindingWheels or pulleys are properly lubricated
38LaddersDo 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.This is improperly using the top rungof this step ladder to work from.
39Portable StairsPortable Stairs must be in place at all times when doors are unlocked.All stairs must have safety railings in place when entering and exiting all trailers.Stairs must be positioned at all door openings even if the other doors are not being used.Both railings must be in place unless the stairs are against the trailer as show in the picture.
40Hazard Identification and Communication Compressed Gas Forklift Safety Section 4Hazard Identification and CommunicationCompressed GasForklift SafetyGolf Cart Safety
41Hazard Identification Form Reason for Hazard Identification Form:Provides the Safety Coordinator with your safety concernsBenefits:Allows NEP to provide you with a safe and healthy work environmentEmployees will not be retaliated against for offering safety suggestionsLocation:End of Bay 1 across from the OSHA information station.with any safety concerns.
43Hazard Communication Cont’d PurposeA 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 whathazardous substances are used at your workplace.
44How to Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)? Hazard Communication Cont’dHow to Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?Determine the name of the product.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.If unable to find the product on the MSDS INDEX check the index by the first letter of the product manufacturer’s name.Find the proper tab that corresponds with the materials location in the MSDS INDEX.Use the Terms and Abbreviations sheet to answer any questions on the MSDS sheets.The abbreviation sheet is located after the MSDS INDEX.
46General Forklift Information Forklift Safety Cont’dGeneral Forklift InformationForklifts, 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.
47Forklift Safety Cont’d Safety TipsNever operate a forklift unless NEP has certified you.Never walk under the forks of a PIT, loaded or unloaded.Never ride on a forklift.If forklift tips over do not attempt to jump out.hold on firmly and lean away from the force of the impact.Be aware of forklifts operating in your area.Use caution while walking near forklifts.The driver may not be able to react to sudden movements
48General Forklift Information Forklift Safety Cont’dGeneral Forklift InformationNEP Supershooters 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 Supershooters employees, freelancers, and other temporary workers under 18 years of age will NOT be permitted to operate forklifts.
51Emergency Preparedness Plan ContainsPurpose of the Emergency Action PlanOrganization and Staff ResponsibilitiesEmergency ProceduresNatural Disaster ResponseChemical ReleasesPower Outages
52Purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Plan The Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) is used to address emergencies that NEP may reasonably expect. The plan is designed to assist employees and management at NEP in making good decisions during times of crisis.
53Emergency Numbers ORGANIZATION EMERGENCY OFFICE NUMBER NUMBER AV Department (724)Harmar Police Department non-emergency (724)Lower Valley Ambulance Service (724)Hazardous Material Response Team (412) (412)West Penn Hospital (412) (412)St. Margaret’s Hospital (412) (412)Allegheny Kiski Medical Center (724) (724)Poison Control (412) (412)Life Flight (412) (412)Comcast CableWest Penn PowerPenn TelecomOakmont Water Authority (412) (412)Equitable Gas (412)
54Emergency Coordinator Organization and Staff ResponsibilitiesEmergency CoordinatorDuring an emergency situation, the Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that proper actions are taken to protect the safety of visitors and employees. The Emergency Coordinator has the additional responsibility to conduct emergency drills.Emergency CoordinatorNicole LetourneauOffice ……..……………………………… (412)Cell ……………………………………… (412)
55Assistant Emergency Coordinator Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’dAssistant Emergency CoordinatorThe Assistant Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for knowing all the procedures of the Emergency Coordinator. During an emergency, this person will assist the Emergency Coordinator.Assistant Emergency CoordinatorTim LetourneauOffice ……..……………………………… (412)Cell ……………………………………… (724)
56Mustering (Meeting) Point Coordinator Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’dMustering (Meeting) Point CoordinatorThe Meeting Point Coordinator will be responsible for taking roll call during an emergency. In the event of an emergency, this person will exit the building with a copy of the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), roll call sheet, and visitor log.Meeting Point CoordinatorAshley Lawrence ………………………………… (412)Nicole Letourneau .……………………………….(412)
57Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Emergency Alerting ProceduresIt is essential that proper alerting procedures be used in emergency situations. The following table shows the recognized methods of communication to use during an emergency.EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONAlarmsPhoneCell PhoneAlarmsPhonePA System
58Evacuation and Staff Accountability Organization and Staff ResponsibilitiesEvacuation and Staff AccountabilityNEP 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 outAfter evacuating the facility, employees and visitors will gather at the designated meetingpoint so that the Meeting Point Coordinator can take roll call.The Meeting Point Coordinator will bring the EPP, the employee log sheet, and the visitor logsheet to the meeting point so that all employees and visitors can be accounted for.
59Meeting Point Location Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’dMeeting Point LocationEMPLOYEE MEETING POINTSAll Employees………………………….. North Side of front parking lot
61Natural Disaster Employee Procedures TornadoMinimize all outdoor activitiesListen to radio or television for further detailsIf sighted take shelter in reinforced room or hallwayStay away from windowsFloodsMinimize all outdoor activitiesListen to radio or television for further detailsIf sighted move to second floor
62Natural Disasters Earthquake Mudslides Take shelter under a sturdy table or desk until objects quit fallingIf there is no shelter in the area cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the buildingEarthquakes usually come in intervals of 2-3 so you caution before proceeding to meeting pointMudslidesIf you are located in a mudslide prone area leave if it is safe to do so, if it is not relocate to the second floor.Listen to the radio or television for further detail.Contact proper emergency services if needed.
63Chemical Releases Incidental Releases Incidental releases are small chemical spills that have not caused injuries and do notrequire evacuation.Before attempting to clean-up a spill, check the applicable MSDS sheet for spill anddisposal procedures.Proper clean-up and disposal procedures should be followed.
64Emergency ReleasesEmergency 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 SupervisorThey will contact the fire department or one of Allegheny County’s HAZMAT teams will contain and decontaminated any hazardous chemical release at NEP.
65Power 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. beforeshutting off.Use all available light sources except candles and open flames.
66EMPLOYEE SAFETY TRAINING & HEALTH & SAFETY MANUAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have received and reviewed NEP’S Health and Safety Training. I understand the safety requirements of my job and agree to fully cooperate with the safety efforts of the company and to follow all safety rules and use good judgment concerning safe work behavior.Click Here