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1 Why Should You Be Aware Of Your Surroundings Presented by Eric Tofte of Evergreen Safety Council 401 Pontius Ave N Seattle, WA

2 Why Worry? Why do you need to be concerned about safety and be aware of your surroundings? Hur t $$$ $ Lost time Pain! Death

3 Why Worry: Common Reasons 1. Getting hurt isn’t fun!!! Not All Pain is Gain Nobody likes getting hurt Healthy employees are more productive employees

4 Why Worry: Common Reasons 1. Getting hurt isn’t fun!!! 2. Cost of Accidents

5 Cost of Accidents Direct Costs –Medical Costs (including worker’s comp) –Indemnity Payments Indirect Costs –Time Lost (by worker and supervisor) –Schedule delays –Training new employees –Cleanup time / equipment repairs –Legal fees

6 Familiarity breeds Contempt We get too comfortable with what we do We begin to believe that we cannot get hurt We become Complacent

7 Complacency A feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like.

8 So how do you protect yourself? BY BEING AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND STAYING OUT OF THE “DANGER AREA” FOR EQUIPMENT THE NO ZONE

9 The NO-ZONE The shaded area surrounding each vehicle represents the danger zone or “No-Zone” in which the vehicle operator’s view of pedestrian traffic is greatly reduced or obscured altogether.

10 Eye level 10 ft - 0 in above ground level 34’ 0” 95’ 0” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Manlift 36’ 4” 68’ 0” The shaded area surrounding each vehicle represents the danger zone or “No-Zone” in which the vehicle operator’s view of pedestrian traffic is greatly reduced or obscured altogether.

11 Eye level 7 ft - 0 in above ground level 27’ 2” 17’ 8” 16’ 4” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Mobile Hydraulic Crane 10’ 0” 15’ 9” 3’ 0” 25’ 5” Area of fully obstructed view

12 Eye level 7 ft - 7 in above ground level Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Rubber Tire Backhoe 9’ 1” 7’ 7” 18’ 5” 29’ 1”8’ 4”

13 Eye level 6 ft - 3 in above ground level Vehicle: Bulldozer 12’ 1” 18’ 7” 8’ 2” 12’ 5” 8’ 2” 16’ 0” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground 3’ 10”

14 Eye level 10 ft - 0 in above ground level Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Front End Loader 14’ 10” 21’ 11” 14’ 3” 16’ 2” 14’ 8” 28’11”

15 Eye level 5 ft - 5 in above ground level 6’ 1” 11’ 7” 6’ 3” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Bobcat/Skid Steer 3’ 1” 4’ 10” 11’ 5” 21’ 8”

16 Eye level 7 ft - 3 in above ground level 39’ 0” 21’ 2” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: High Reach RT Fork Lift 10’ 9” 7’ 9” 3’ 0” 85’ 0” 14’ 10” 18’ 2”

17 Eye level 6 ft above ground level 5’ 7” 3’ 1” 8’ 6” 3’ 8” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: 3 ton Forklift

18 Eye level 8 ft - 8 in above ground level 9’ 2” 13’ 7” 13’ 0” 12’ 2” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: 10 ton Forklift 10’ 7” 7’ 0” 6’ 4”

19 Eye level 8 ft - 9 in above ground level 13’ 6” 26’ 8” 14’ 1” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: 17 ton Forklift 8’ 8” 4’ 5” 4’ 8” 15’ 5”

20 Eye level 6 ft - 10 in above ground level 40’ 6” 36’ 8” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Semi-Truck and Trailer 27’ 1” 42’ 8” 6’ 5” Area of fully obstructed view

21 Eye level 8 ft - 0 in above ground level 8’ 10” 13’ 2” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Refuse Truck 13’ 3” 3’ 4” 8’ 0” Area of fully obstructed view

22 Vehicle: HiVac Truck Eye level 8 ft - 0 in above ground level 8’ 7” 31’ 0” 29’ 0” 24’ 6” 37’ 4” 41’ 0” 24’ 0” Area of fully obstructed view (more than 300 ft) Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Area of fully obstructed view from Eductor Hose (more than 100 ft)

23 Eye level 7 ft - 1 in above ground level 24’ 2” 25’ 0” 22’ 2” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: 5 ton Dump Truck 6’ 0” 22’ 0” Area of fully obstructed view

24 Eye level 7 ft - 0 in above ground level 22’ 8” 49’ 9” 22’ 2” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: School Bus 31’ 6” 28’ 9” This area is fully obstructed when the vehicle is full 22’ 8” 21’ 3”

25 Eye level 5 ft - 11 in above ground level 9’ 6” 17’ 2” 4’ 9” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: Street Sweeper 15’ 2” 14’ 5” 6’ 0” 17’ 0”

26 Eye level 14 ft - 8 in above ground level 29’ 6” Vehicle: Straddle Lift Truck 9’ 1” 16’ 10” 29’ 6” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground 9’ 1” 10’ 7”

27 Eye level 5 ft - 1 in above ground level 10’ 9” 28’ 7” 33’ 0” 7’ 10” Operator sight distances from eye level to ground 3’ 4” 12’ 6” 19’ 2” Vehicle: Cushman

28 Eye level 9 ft - 3 in above ground level Operator sight distances from eye level to ground Vehicle: EL-PAR 9’ 1” 30’ 11” 18’ 7” Area of fully obstructed view Area of fully obstructed view 30’ 11” 29’ 1” 10’ 11”

29 So how do you protect yourself? ????????

30 Remember The Basics Always be aware of your surroundings NEVER go into the “NO ZONE” Approach only when operator signals you over

31 THANK YOU Questions????????


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