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1 New Employee Safety Orientation

2 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Session Objectives Understand your role in safety and security Get safety information Identify, fix, and/or report safety hazards Prevent and respond to fires and other emergencies Respond to accidents and give first aid Evacuate the facility safely

3 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Session Objectives (cont.) Apply ergonomics to job tasks Lift and transport items safely Use protective equipment Understand machine safety Understand basic electrical hazards Recognize chemical hazards

4 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Safety Statistics More than 5,500 workers die from injuries each year Annually, 1.3 million workers miss workdays from injuries Employees with fewer than 6 years on the job sustain 37% of illnesses and injuries

5 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Your Role in Safety Company goal is an accident-free workplace Your role: Participate in safety training Report hazards, incidents, and near misses Maintain a safety attitude Ask for help Company uses incentives and discipline to promote safety Company goal is an accident-free workplace Your role: Participate in safety training Report hazards, incidents, and near misses Maintain a safety attitude Ask for help Company uses incentives and discipline to promote safety

6 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 OBEY all warning signs FOLLOW all safety procedures DO NOT take shortcuts DO NOT engage in horseplay USE common sense General Safety Rules OBEY all warning signs FOLLOW all safety procedures DO NOT take shortcuts DO NOT engage in horseplay USE common sense

7 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Your Role in Security Workplace goal is safety Follow procedures— keep doors locked, don’t lend your I.D., respond to alarms Report security concerns— unlocked doors, strangers, suspicious mail Cooperate with investigations

8 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Report the incident Alert co-workers Remain calm Show respect Focus on problem Workplace Violence: Know What to do

9 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Where to Get Safety Information Bulletin Boards Safety Supervisors Safety Committee Hazardous Materials or Material Safety Data Sheet

10 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Keep your eyes open for safety hazards Fix what you can Report what you can’t fix Suggest ideas for safety improvement Keep your eyes open for safety hazards Fix what you can Report what you can’t fix Suggest ideas for safety improvement Identify Safety Hazards

11 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards Power cords, ropes, hoses across the floors and walkways Open-sided floors and platforms Clutter in walkways Floors, wall holes, and openings Open pits, tanks, vats, and ditches Wet floors

12 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Good Housekeeping Keep clear access to evacuation routes, emergency exits, fire- fighting equipment and first-aid stations, and electrical panels Keep walkways and stairwells clear Close drawers and doors Dispose of trash promptly and properly

13 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Matching Exercise Match the items on the left with appropriate actions on the right Maintain Security Stay Informed Good Housekeeping Identify Hazards Prevent Violence Report suspicious mail Contact a safety committee member with safety ideas Show respect to people even if they are upset Keep alert for safety hazards Keep walkways and stairwells clear

14 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Your Role in Safety— Any Questions? Any questions about: Your role in safety? Your role in security? Where to get safety information? How to identify hazards? How to practice good housekeeping?

15 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Office equipment and supplies Electrical wires and equipment Materials Common Fire Hazards Office equipment and supplies Electrical wires and equipment Materials

16 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Fire Response K now location of fire extinguishers U se the right extinguisher for the job K now how to use extinguisher: Pull the pin Aim hose at fire base Squeeze trigger Sweep hose back and forth

17 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Accident Response Call for professional help (or inform supervisor) Call in-house emergency contact Give emergency first aid Report incident Maintain proper records Cooperate with investigation

18 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Contact trained first-aid providers if injured Use eyewash stations for chemical exposure to eyes First-aid boxes are located near your work area Consult material safety data sheet if exposed to spills or releases Protect against BBPs Contact trained first-aid providers if injured Use eyewash stations for chemical exposure to eyes First-aid boxes are located near your work area Consult material safety data sheet if exposed to spills or releases Protect against BBPs First Aid

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20 Any Questions? Fire prevention Fire response Accident response First-aid procedures Evacuation procedures

21 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 DO Adjust your workspace Use a neutral position Take breaks Do exercises Keep fit Ergonomics

22 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Slouch or slump Use awkward positions Use wrong tools for tasks Reach and stretch for items DON’T Ergonomics (cont.)

23 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Assess load and route Lift safely: Bend at knees Pull load close to body Face your load— don’t twist your body Let legs do lifting by standing with back straight Don’t overextend when reaching Use a footrest if standing for long periods Back Safety Assess load and route Lift safely: Bend at knees Pull load close to body Face your load— don’t twist your body Let legs do lifting by standing with back straight Don’t overextend when reaching Use a footrest if standing for long periods

24 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Back Safety (cont.) Always bend at your waist and knees Never twist your body Extend your arms while carrying the load Keep your back straight Let your legs do the lifting Which statements are true about lifting?

25 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Material Handling Assess load and route Choose the right equipment Hand truck Powered vehicles Conveyors Hoists and derricks Load equipment safely Push—don’t pull Wear appropriate PPE

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27 DON’TDO Use plugs that fit the outlet Check wire and cord insulation Make sure electrical connections are tight Keep flammables away from outlets Keep clear access to electrical boxes Electrical Hazards Overload outlets Fasten cords with staples, nails Run cords through water or touch cords with wet hands Use damaged cords Use ungrounded cords or remove grounding prong from a three-pronged plug

28 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Right to know Hazardous materials list Labels Material safety data sheets Hazardous Materials Right to know Hazardous materials list Labels Material safety data sheets

29 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Hazardous Materials (cont.) Ask safety supervisor Report all spills Follow spill or waste disposal requirements

30 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Safe Driving at Work and Home Inspect and maintain your vehicle Know driving hazards and conditions Back into parking spots Wear your seat belt Follow safe driving practices Keep your lights on and use turn signals Know how to respond to emergencies

31 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Any Questions? Ergonomics Safe lifting and transporting PPE Electrical safety Hazardous material safety Safe driving

32 © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 0804 Play your role in safety and security Look for and report hazards Use common sense Respond safely to emergencies Follow workplace safety procedures Key Points to Remember


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