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1 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Custodial Risk Prevention By: Chaizong Lor, Safety Coordinator

2 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Training Objectives: Safe Material Handling And Snow Removal Slips, Trips, & Falls Safe Chemical Handling

3 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls –Slip: Occurs when there is too little friction or traction between the footwear and the walking surface. Victim usually falls backward. –Trip: Occurs when a person's foot contacts an object or drops to a lower level unexpectedly and they are thrown off balance. Victim usually falls forward. Foot hits obstruction and stops unexpectedly.

4 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Cont. –Fall: Occurs when a person does not notice a hazard or does not respond quickly enough after a hazard is noticed. Foot support fails and there is no opportunity or insufficient time to transfer support to another contact point (foot support or hand support). Wet walking/Slippery floor surfaces. –Oily, icy, snow, wet or dusty. –Smooth, shiny tiles in a wet area.

5 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Hazards Cont. –Poor housekeeping: Spills not cleaned up immediately. Liquid and waste from machinery leaking onto floors. Debris, materials, tools, etc. left in aisles & other walking areas. Electrical or extension cords or objects that are in the way of walking. –Wearing shoes that are not appropriate to the job activity, environment, or season.

6 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Hazards Cont. –Individual not aware of potential hazards in the workplace: View obstructed due to carrying of objects. Inadequate storage areas. Passage or walkways being used for storage. Drawers not being closed. Unanchored rugs or mats. Frayed, wrinkled, or torn carpeting.

7 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Hazards Cont. –Condition of the floor surface represents potential hazards: Uneven or damaged walking surfaces Holes in the ground. Poor lighting Poorly maintained floor: –Cracked concrete or tiles. Loading docks and mezzanine storage areas with no fall protection. Poor access to storage racking.

8 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention –Take time and pay attention to the surface you are walking on. Watch for loose boards or openings. –Wear the correct shoes for the job activity. –Clean up spills as soon as possible. –Mark spills before and during clean up.

9 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Cont. –Walk with the feet pointed slightly outward for balance. –Make wide turns at corners. –Keep access routes clear. –Provide good lighting. –Clean and draw attention to all spills immediately. –Mop or sweep debris from floors.

10 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention Cont. –Recognize uneven floors, holes or slopes. –Be more cautions when using stairs with no handrails. –Watch where you are going. –Always walk, do not run, in the workplace. –Ensure the things you are carrying and pushing do not block your view. –Keep clear of obstructions.

11 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Squat Down 2 Get close to the load 1 Grip the Load 3 Hug the Load 4 Slowly Lift 5

12 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Cont. –Get as close to the load as possible with your feet wide apart about shoulder width, with one foot slightly in front of the other for balance. Test the object’s weight before lifting it. Ask for assistance from a co-worker when appropriate. Have the object close to the body to reduce force on the low back. Avoid rapid, jerky movements. Get close to the load 1

13 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Cont. –Keep yourself in an upright position while squatting to pick up. –Squat by bending the knees and hips. –Keep the three Curves of the Back properly aligned: Ears, Shoulders, and Hips are in a straight line. Squat Down 2

14 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Cont. –Tightening the stomach helps support the spine. –Do not hold your breath while tightening the muscles. –Get a firm grasp of the object before beginning the lift. Use both hands. Use whole hand, not just fingers. Use gloves as needed to prevent “pinched” grips or to protect the hands during lift. Grip the Load 3

15 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Cont. –Legs are the strongest muscles in the body – so use them. –Avoid back flexion. –Hold objects close to body. –Slide the object from the knee on the ground to mid-thigh. –Keep the head forward. –Hug the object to your stomach & chest. Hug the Load 4

16 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Cont. –Lift with the legs to allow the body’s powerful leg muscles to do the work. –Flex the knees and hips, not the back. –Avoid bending & twisting at the waist. –Try to keep the back “straight” during the lift. –Do not look down at the object during lift. –Look up to help “straighten” the position of the back for a safer lift. –Never Bend, Lift, and Twist at the same time. Slowly Lift 5

17 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Material Handling Tips: –Push rather than pull. –Keep a good grip. –Maintain clear vision between the object and your destination. –When lowering an object, try and keep the natural curve of your back. –Place the load on the surface and push it back.

18 Snow Removal Shoveling – make sure you have a good grip the shovel with your hands about 12 inches or more apart for greater stability and leverage. Pace yourself during snow removal –Start out slowly and take breaks often –DO NOT rush to clear all of the snow at once. –Try pushing and lifting during large snowfalls in small layers (i.e. shovel an inch or two, rest, and repeat as necessary). Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire

19 Snow Removal Watch your footing –Stand with your feet shoulder – width apart for balance & keep the shovel close to your body. –Avoid throwing snow too far when it is slippery. Push & use proper lifting techniques –Push snow with a wide blade shovel. –When you have to lift, half fill the shovel, bend with knees, keep back straight and lift with legs. –Walk to where you want to place the snow. Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire

20 Snow Removal Avoid awkward throwing postures –DO NOT throw snow over your shoulder or to the side. –If you need to move the snow to one side, reposition your feet to face the direction the snow will be moved. –Do not reach back to push snow (i.e. walking backwards while pushing or lifting snow). –Do not tossing, or throwing the load. Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire

21 Snow Removal Watch for ice –Look out for ice patches and uneven surfaces under the snow or on the ground that can cause you to slip and fall (black ice). –Take smaller steps in icy conditions. –Wear boots that have slip-resistant soles. Anti-slipping cleats or footwear could be used by those who are prone to falling. Ask for help –Ask someone to help you if shoveling snow is a huge job. Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire

22 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Chemical Handling –Manufacturers must properly label Hazardous Materials (HM) & provide Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each chemical produced. –Know and prepare for hazards in advance. –Review Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS): Physical and Health Hazards Exposure signs and symptoms Protective measures Emergency procedures

23 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Chemical Handling Cont. –Read the label on the product carefully before using it. –Pay particular attention to the "CAUTION" "WARNING" or "DANGER" messages. –Contact immediate supervisor if MSDS is missing. –Custodians should ALWAYS wear gloves and goggles when diluting or pouring chemicals. Recommend adherence to FP&M PPE Policy.

24 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Chemical Handling Cont. –Handle incompatible materials in separate compartments to prevent mixing. –Never mix incompatible materials in the same collection containers. –Avoid breathing vapors or dust from HM. –Avoid contact with eyes and skin. –Do not smoke, eat, or drink where HM is used.

25 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Chemicals Handling Cont. –Keep containers closed unless you are working with container. Do not store waste containers open with funnels in opening. Do not evaporate solvents as a means of disposal. –Ensure all containers are labeled. No abbreviations or formulas.

26 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Chemicals Handling Cont. –Container must have a label giving: Identity of the hazardous chemical. Appropriate hazard warning(s) to include target organ. –A label is not required for portable container used to transfer hazardous chemicals for immediate use.

27 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Safe Chemical Handling Cont. –Employees should evaluate products: Dilute the product correctly. Make sure concentration is not too strong. Apply or use the product correctly as recommended by the MSDS. Make sure gloves are in good condition for use. Practice good hand washing and hygiene.

28 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Prevent Chemical Spills: –Practice good housekeeping. Clutter increases spills and accidents. –Keep work areas neat and clean. –Put all tools, equipment and materials away when not in use. –Work carefully to avoid accidents. –Do not put containers of liquids where they might be knocked over.

29 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Prevent Chemical Spills Cont. –Cover drains in work area to stop spills from entering. –Use drip pans underneath work areas to catch spills. –Use drip pans every time spills are possible. –Drain wet parts on drip pans or racks.

30 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Prevent Chemicals Spill Cont. –To clean up a simple spill: Notify your fellow workers and supervisor. Control Access to the area, prevent contact or spread of spill. Call The Office of Loss Prevention and Safety at (715) for advice and to report as soon as possible.

31 Facilities Planning & Management UW-Eau Claire Risk Prevention Summary: –Always use common sense. –If something looks dangerous, it probably is. –Ask for help when you are uncertain about a chemical. –Evacuate the area if the chemical spill poses a health risk. –Ask for help with a lift if it is too heavy for one person.

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