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1 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Employee Safety Orientation

2 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Why is Safety Critical? It’s the MORAL thing to do It’s the LEGAL thing to do It’s the ECONOMICAL thing to do

3 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Safety Policy Concepts Accidents can be prevented through safety. Safety and health controls are priorities with each job. Accident prevention is good business. Management is responsible for providing a safe workplace. Employees are responsible for following safe work practices. Management must monitor safety performance Safety Program requires the participation of all employees -- to improve safety awareness, and to prevent accidents and injuries.

4 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved The 5 Commandments There is NO JOB recognized by the company that cannot be performed safely NO EMPLOYEE IS EVER REQUIRED to perform work that is unsafe. As a CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, obey rules and established safety and health policies. If you have ANY QUESTION about how to do a task safely, DO NOT begin until you discuss the situation with a supervisor. Report any accident, injury or “near miss” IMMEDIATELY. for EVERY Employee

5 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved General Safety Rules Report to your job rested, alert and ready to work. Alcohol and illegal or non-prescribed drugs are PROHIBITED. Firearms, ammunition, weapons and explosives are PROHIBITED. ALWAYS tell your supervisor prior to starting the work period if you are taking medication that could cause dizziness, drowsiness or other side affects that might impair your ability to safely perform your work assignments or be dangerous at work. DO NOT operate any type of equipment or machinery at work unless you have been properly trained and authorized by the company.

6 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved General Safety Rules cont. If Personal Protective Equipment is required, USE IT every time! All safety equipment and guarding must be in place on equipment. Make sure the area is clear before you turn on a machine. Report any mechanical problem with equipment, machines, tools or vehicles to your supervisor. DO NOT try to use a machine, tool or vehicle that is not working properly. Also, DO NOT try to fix the problem yourself. Horseplay or reckless behavior are dangerous, unprofessional, and STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

7 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Electrical Safety An accident with electricity can be one of the most serious. A single mistake with electricity can kill you. Be alert for electrical hazards. If equipment smokes, sparks or “tingles” to the touch, DO NOT use it! Check extension and power cords before each use. Make sure they are “continuous” -- without splices, cuts, tape, or exposed insulation. DO NOT use a defective extension cord. If the grounding prong is missing, DO NOT use it! ALWAYS use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) with powered tools, extension cords, and other electrical equipment.

8 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Lockout & Tagout Lockout and tagout SHALL be performed to isolate all sources of hazardous energy PRIOR to work. Employees must receive special safety training to become Authorized Persons for placing and removing lockouts and tagouts. Make sure that your unit has sufficient equipment for performing lockouts and tagouts.

9 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Personal Protective Equipment Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes: Heavy-duty gloves for hand protection Latex medical gloves for protection against bloodborne pathogens Eye protection (safety glasses, splash goggles) as required Steel-toed safety footwear Hardhats when exposed to overhead hazards Hearing protection in high-noise work situations

10 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Preventing Back Injuries "TEST" the load. If it is too heavy, GET HELP. When you can, use a mechanical lifting device. Make sure your footing is firm. Check the pathway. Lift with your strong leg muscles, NOT weaker back muscles. Keep your back as vertical as possible. DO NOT lean over to lift. Turn by moving your feet, NOT by twisting your body. Tighten your stomach muscles when lifting. Bend at your knees, NOT your waist. "Hug" the load close to your body. Set it down using the same rules.

11 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Preventing Back Injuries cont. DON’T TWIST! Keep your toes, body and head pointing in the same direction. You may choose to use a protective back belt when lifting. But remember -- the back belt is a protection only. Using a back belt does NOT mean you can lift more than your physical limits without the belt. Make sure the belt fits properly. Read manufacturer’s instructions. Tighten the belt to lift. Loosen it for comfort after you have completed the task.

12 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Using Powered Machines Before you work with a powered machine for the first time, read the operations manual. Use personal protective equipment specified by instructions. Read all labels and warning signs on the machine. Know the operation of pneumatics, hydraulics and other controls. Never open a protecting cover until the machine comes to a complete stop. DO NOT operate a powered machine unless guards are in place.

13 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Rule for Using Hand Tools Inspect hand tools before using them. DO NOT use a broken tool. Use the right tool for the job. Store tools properly and keep them in good condition. Store tools in your truck according to the layout plan. When working at a location, DO NOT let tools become a trip hazard -- for you, other personnel or children!

14 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Fire Safety Priorities NO SMOKING in buildings, shops or near flammables. Make sure fire extinguishers have current tags. Keep fire extinguisher in the designated location. If an extinguisher has been used, is missing the pin or pin retainer, or the gauge is not “in the green,” take it out of service immediately and get a replacement extinguisher. DO NOT cover or obstruct access to extinguishers. KNOW and understand the Company’s fire evacuation plan and designated gathering area for an evacuation.

15 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Using a Fire Extinguisher Work locations have fire extinguishers that can be used to extinguish the three most common classes of fires you may be likely to encounter (Class A, B and C). Class A -- Ordinary combustibles or fibrous material such as paper, wood, cloth, rubber and some plastics. Class B -- Flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, paint, paint thinners, propane and chemicals. Class C -- Energized electrical equipment such as tools, appliances or machines; or circuits including wiring, plugs, fixtures, junctions and panel or distribution boxes.

16 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Using a Fire Extinguisher P -- Break the seal and PULL the pin. A -- Stand about 8-10 feet or more from the fire and AIM the nozzle at the base of the fire. If you stand too close, pressure of the spray can spread the fire or blow it back on you. S -- SQUEEZE the trigger while holding the extinguisher upright. Stand away and move in on fire. S -- SWEEP the extinguisher from side to side, covering the area of the fire with the extinguishing agent. Use the extinguisher only if it is safe. Don't take chances!

17 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Chemical Product Safety You have a RIGHT TO KNOW about chemicals used at work.  The company has a written Hazard Communication Program, a chemical inventory list and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for each hazardous chemical authorized for use in the workplace.  MSDS are in the Right-To-Know Station.  Material Safety Data Sheets are available for you to read and use at any time while you are at work.  Each MSDS supplies important information about a chemical or product. You should read the MSDS for each chemical or product BEFORE you work with.

18 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved MSDS: Vital Information Chemical and trade name Any hazardous ingredients Physical hazard data Fire and explosion data Health hazard data First aid procedures Reactivity data Spill and leak procedures Personal protective equipment required Labeling information Manufacturer's name, address and phone number Other special precautions Each Material Safety Data Sheet will tell you:

19 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Common Sense Safety ALWAYS read the label or MSDS before using a chemical product. Follow instructions. DO NOT mix cleaners or other chemicals together unless label instructions tell you to do so. As a rule, if you get a chemical on your body, wash it off immediately. Seek first aid if necessary. If you have questions about a chemical, ask your supervisor.

20 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Bloodborne Pathogens Sometimes, situations at work may present direct contact with blood and disease-producing pathogens (i.e. someone on your crew gets hurt). Contact includes potential exposure to bloodborne diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus – which causes AIDS) Safety awareness and use of barrier protection methods are essential in preventing infection from these serious, potentially fatal diseases.

21 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Protection from Pathogens Wear medical-type gloves during the work Use medical gloves in combination with other hand PPE Keep on your safety glasses when eyes are exposed Wash hands frequently during and after the job Use company-approved disinfectant soap / spray Keeping splashes, wipes, contamination out of the mouth, eyes, mucus membranes, recent wounds during healing Personal protection from bloodborne and other pathogens includes:

22 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved In Case of Injury Know where to find the first aid kit Report any injury that requires first aid immediately Report any fall, even if you don’t think you are hurt You are NOT required as part of your job to give first aid or CPR to another person You CAN choose to help someone as a Good Samaritan First aid kit includes medical gloves and one-way CPR mask should you choose to provide first aid or CPR

23 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Pre-Work Equipment Checks Check your tools and equipment BEFORE you start work. Confirm that you have the needed equipment and supplies Check extension and power cords to confirm that plug, grounding prong, outer insulation layers are intact Make sure that you have a GFCI to use with extension or power cords Check the work area for trip hazards, blocked exits and walkways Confirm that you have all required PPE

24 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls Watch where you’re walking! Eyes on task! Keep obstructions, cords, trash out of walkways. Clean up or “guard” spills and slippery areas. DO NOT jump off of elevations! Use an approved ladder or step stool. NEVER stand on the top two steps of a ladder (check the label posted on your ladder for safety instructions). ALWAYS keep your belt buckle positioned inside the rails of the ladder to maintain a safe center of gravity.

25 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Employee Safety Responsibilities NO EMPLOYEE IS EVER REQUIRED to perform work that is unsafe Know and follow safety rules and safe work procedures Use the proper safety equipment provided If you have a question about how a task should be done safely, ASK the supervisor BEFORE attempting the task Report any hazard, unsafe practice or defective equipment Report any injury, all injuries/incidents to Supervisory/Management personnel no matter how minor.

26 Copyright 2005, Safety Advantage LLC. All rights reserved Final Point: WHY YOU? Because you may be the ONLY person at a particular time who is in the position to prevent an accident and save someone’s life!


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