Presentation on theme: "SAFETY FIRST NEP Safety It is the intention of NEP Broadcasting to initiate and maintain complete accident prevention and safety training programs and."— Presentation transcript:
NEP Safety It 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.
Safety Committee o NEP 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.
Section 1 Mobile Unit/Office Ergonomics Proper Lifting Techniques Fire Safety Blood borne Pathogens
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.
Office Ergonomics Office Ergonomics include such items as: Your Chair Your Keyboard Monitor, Document & Telephone
Office Ergonomics Cont’d Correct Incorrect
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.
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:
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.
Fire Safety Fire prevention is an important aspect of NEP’s safety philosophy. To reduce the risk of fire on site you should use products with a high flashpoint, and eliminate non-essential flammable and combustible materials in the area. Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d Fire extinguishers Improper use of fire extinguishers can lead to serious injury or death. 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.
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. All fire extinguishers provided 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
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.
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 protective gloves, masks and gloves if touching any contaminated materials. Properly dispose of contaminated materials. Disinfect all areas contaminated.
Section 2 Site Safety House Keeping and Materials Handling/Storage Compressed Gas Cylinders Heat Stress Illness and Prevention Spider Awareness
Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees On-site Safety Due to the large number of employees, visitors, and contractors traveling through the 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Compressed Gases (Cylinders) Hazards Flammable or Combustible Explosive Corrosive Poisonous or a combination of hazards
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
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
Fire Emergencies (Compressed Gases) Contact immediate supervisor If you have any doubts get out 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
Heat Stress Illnesses Health Problems Due to Heat Excessive exposure to a hot work environment can bring about a variety of heat-induced disorders. Heat Stroke Body Temperature Regulatory System Shutdown (105˚F or Higher) Symptoms: Mentally Confused, Delirious, Convulsions, Unconsciousness Skin: Hot, Dry, Red Call 911 Immediately First Aid: Move victim to cool area, Soak clothing with water, and fan victim until ambulance arrives. Do not give victim water!!
Heat Stress Illnesses Cont’d Heat Exhaustion Early Symptoms of Heat Stroke Excessive Salt Loss Symptoms: Extreme Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache Skin: Clammy Moist Skin, Complexion is Pale or Flushed First Aid: Have Victim rest in a cool place, Drink water
Heat Stress Illnesses Cont’d Heat Cramps (Secondary Event) Due to excessive salt loss Drink sports drink along with water Fainting (Secondary Event) Unaccustomed to Hot Environment Pulls blood away from the body core and the brain does not receive enough oxygen First Aid: Let Victim lie down in cool area Heat Rash Hot Humid Environment
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
Heat Index Chart
Insect & Spider Awareness Insects (Prevention) Cover majority of skin Use insect repellent (DEED) 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 i.e. old boxes, lumber, old work cloths
Section 3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hearing Conservation Tool Safety Fall Protection Ladders Portable Stairs Expando Guards
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 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
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 Areas Pneumatic Equipment Vehicle Maintenance Areas Sound/Music Amplifiers Areas Near Internal Combustion Engines
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
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. Ledges and areas with potential fall hazards Scaffolding Aerial Lifts
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 6 feet or greater. Report to your supervisor for the appropriate use of fall protection equipment. Self Retracting Lanyard Safety Harness
Fall Protection Cont’d Scaffolding A Safety Harness must be worn when working in an area with a fall hazard of 6 feet or greater unless the scaffolding has the appropriate top railing, middle railing and toe board. The attached picture is of scaffolding that needs fall protection or a top railing of inches. Top Rail is missing. A harness and lanyard that will need to be tied off to an anchor point with the strength of 5000lbs is needed per employee attached
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 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:
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
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.
Portable Stairs Portable 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. On-Site stairs also MUST be in place before entering the Mobile Units.
Expando Guards When expandos are being used on the Mobile Unit’s all pool noodle safety guards must be in place. If your Mobile Unit is not equipped with safety guards please contact:
Section 4 Hazard Identification and Communication Compressed Gas Forklift Safety Golf Cart Safety
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: Located on the Public Drive under Safety Committee. with any safety
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.
Hazard Communication Cont’d Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) 1.MSDS’s are located at all divisions for reference. Contact or Tom Dausch (412) for questions or concerns while 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.
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
Forklift Safety Cont’d Safety Tips Never operate a forklift unless you are a certified operator. 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
Forklift Safety Cont’d General Forklift Information NEP 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.
Utility Cart Safety
Daily Inspection Check tires for proper inflation, cuts or punctures Check that steering is normal Check brakes for proper operation Check that forward and reverse gears are operational Check for battery fluid leaks Start utility cart and listen for unusual noises
Golf Cart Rules and Regulations Valid drivers license Golf carts will not be driven on city streets All original safety feature equipment must be kept in good working order Report any incident involving golf cart immediately to supervisor Do not exceed 15 mph. Use extra care in congested areas or when backing up Never exceed the number of available seats for the number of passengers Reduce speed when turning or passing through door ways Do not park and block emergency equipment, pedestrian aisles, and door ways Seat belts Keep hands, arms and legs in the golf cart at all times when in motion When golf cart is not in use, place in the “neutral” position and remove the key Never shift gears while the vehicle is in motion
Workplace Violence Risk Factors Contact with public Delivery of valuable property Working on a mobile unit Working alone or in small numbers Signs or symptoms Reduced productivity Excessive tardiness or absences Change in work habits Threatening, intimidating or harassing behavior
Workplace Violence Prevention Methods Staff skilled in de-escalating potentially hazardous information In-depth screening of potential hazards Take all threats seriously Report strangers and disgruntled workers to supervisor Be aware of the site’s evacuation routes Know how to contact local authorities
Drug Free Work Zone PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING: When an offer of permanent full-time or permanent part time employment (not temporary seasonal employment as this hiring is conducted on an event basis) is made and accepted a perspective employee will be required to take and successfully pass a drug test along with a background check. RANDOM TESTING: Employees may be selected at random for drug testing at any interval determined by the Company. FOR CAUSE TESTING: The Company may ask an employee to submit to a drug test at any time it feels that the employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including, but not limited to, the following circumstances: evidence of drugs or alcohol on or about the employee's person or in the employee's vicinity, unusual conduct on the employee's part that suggests impairment or influence of drugs or alcohol, negative performance patterns, or excessive and unexplained absenteeism or tardiness.
Drug Free Work Zone Cont’d POST-ACCIDENT TESTING: Any employee involved in an on-the-job accident or injury under circumstances that suggest possible use or influence of drugs or alcohol in the accident or injury event may be asked to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test. "Involved in an on-the-job accident or injury" means not only the one who was injured, but also any employee who potentially contributed to the accident or injury event in any way. TESTING PROCEDURES: The company reserves the right to use whatever testing methods that are available at its vendor drug testing facilities up to an including, blood tests, urinalysis and hair sample testing. Quick Fact: Substance abusers are not only five times more likely than other workers to cause injuries, they are also responsible for 40 percent of all industrial fatalities.
Drug Free Work Zone Cont’d If an employee tests positive for marijuana, alcohol or any other controlled substances, the company can choose to do one or all of the following: 1)suspend the individual without pay for a period of time; 2) a. Sign a Last Chance Agreement with NEP which outlines the steps to be taken by the employee regarding treatment, how they may possible return to work with certain steps to be taken along with follow up activities; b. Require the employee to attend treatment at the employer’s or the employee’s own expense and c. Provide a certified professional’s note indicating they have been treated for alcohol and/or drugs and have been cleared to return to work by the professional. If the employee is allowed to returned to work, they individual will submit to random test when they return to work as outlined in the last chance agreement and, if at any time, they test positive, their employment will be terminated or: 3) Terminate employment effective immediately.
Natural Disaster Employee Procedures Tornado Minimize all outdoor activities Listen to radio or television for further details If sighted take shelter in reinforced room or hallway Stay inside Mobile Unit or report to closest facility Floods Minimize all outdoor activities Listen to radio or television for further details If sighted move to facility with upper levels
Natural Disasters Earthquake Take shelter under a sturdy table or desk until objects quit falling 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 you caution before proceeding to meeting point Mudslides If you are located in a mudslide prone area leave if it is safe to do so, if it is not relocate to a safe location. Listen to the radio or television for further detail. Contact proper emergency services if needed.
Emergency Preparedness Plan All remote staff employee’s will follow the on site emergency preparedness plans at the facility they are located during their work day. This includes: All NEP locations All event site locations It is the responsibility of all remote site employee to become familiar with their facilities Emergency Preparedness Plan. All training will be located online and on the Network under the public folder: Safety Training
Additional Training Recommendation NEP is a member group and sponsor of the Sport Video Group and is also a proactive member of their safety initiative -- the Sports Production Safety Group (SPSG). The intent of the safety group is to train all business vendors, temporary seasonal employees and others who work in our industry specific hazards and to keep all on site including the public protected. I am sure you already take safety precautions with your day to day on site activities, but this training will help to bring safety to the forefront and you may possibly learn something you were not aware of on-site. This training does not take very long and if you could please take the time to register and view the Safety Orientation and Fall Protection we are sure you will find it worth your while. These beneficial training programs are recommended by a group of safety professionals that are here to eliminate as many hazards in your day to day work environment to make sure everyone is safe and protected while on- site. Simply click on the link below, create an account and try out the Safety Orientation, Fall Protection and Aerial Platform Training! Thank you and if you have any questions please contact NEP’s Safety Coordinator Tom Dausch at
EMPLOYEE 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