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OSHA vs. Weatherization. Occupational Safety and Health Administration The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency.

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1 OSHA vs. Weatherization

2 Occupational Safety and Health Administration The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It was created by Congress under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, signed by President Richard M. Nixon, on December 29, 1970.

3 OSHA’s mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths by issuing and enforcing rules (called standards) for workplace safety and health. MISSION

4 AUTHORITY Extends to most nongovernmental workplaces where there are employees. State and local government workers are excluded from Federal coverage, however, states operating their own workplace safety and health programs under plans approved by the US Department of Labor are required to extend their coverage to state and local government employees.

5 Web Sites for OSHA Information ~Publications ~Resources ~Sample Written Program Bloodborne Pathogens Guidelines Exposure Control plan Respiratory Protection Medical Evaluation for Respirator Protection Respirator Model Program Hazard Communication Standard (Right To Know)

6 The (OSHA information Georgia Tech Education) web site is most helpful. This web site contains sample written programs. These written programs are examples and fill in the blank documents to help develop Respirator Model Programs, Hazard Communication Standards (Right To Know), etc.www.oshainfo.gatech.edu/

7 I Am An OSHA Survivor The following slides includes the Citation and Notification of Penalty’s that my program received. Sharing information brings to reality the severity and the importance of complying with the OSHA regulations. “ I never thought it would happen to me” “Not in a hundred years” This Citation was issued October, As of December, 2007 We feel that our Agency is in total OSHA compliance

8 Citation 1 Item 1a Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR (c)(1) In any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or whenever respirators are required by the employer, the employer did not establish and implement a written respirator protection program with worksite-specific procedures. The program shall be updated as necessary to reflect those changes in workplace conditions that affect respirator use. The employer shall include the program the following provisions of this section as applicable Weatherization Agency – Employees spraying Touch’n Seal A Component and B Component insulation in the attic were required to wear a 3M full face, negative pressure respirator for protection against vapors. A written respiratory protection program had not been developed. Proposed Penalty $ I am a OSHA Survivor Citation and Notification of Penalty’s

9 Citation 1 Item 1b Type of Violation: Serious 29CFR (e)(1) The employer did not provide a medical evaluation to determine the employee’s ability to use a respirator before the employee is fit tested or required to wear the respirator. Citation 1 Item 1c Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR (f)(2) The employer did not ensure that an employee using a tight- fitting facepiece respirator was fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator

10 Citation 1 Item 1d Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR (k)(1)(v) The employer did not ensure that each employee demonstrated knowledge of the procedures for the maintenance and storage of the respirator; Citation 1 Item 2a Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR (e)(1) The employer did not develop, implement and/or maintain at the workplace a written hazard communication program which describes how the criteria specified in 29 CFR (f), (g) and (h) Proposed Penalty: $700.00

11 Citation 1 Item 2b Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR (h)(3)(i) Employees were handling hazardous materials such as two part Touch’n Seal containing MDI, Glazing Sealant containing ethyl and methyltriacetoxysilane, Minwax Wood Finish and Dap Gutter and Lap Sealant containing mineral spirits. The methods to detect the presence of hazardous chemicals were not explained. Citation 1 Item 2c Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR (h)(3)(ii) Employees were handling hazardous materials such as two part Touch’n Seal containing MDI, Glazing Sealant containing ethyl and methyltriacetoxysilane, Minwax Wood Finish and Dap Gutter and Lap Sealant containing mineral spirits. The physical and health hazards of the chemical were not explained.

12 Bottom Line Invoice/Debt Collection Notice Citation 1 – Serious$1, Appeal $ Note: This $ debt could not be paid from Federal monies.

13 No gloves. Goggles are on the top of her head. ‹Full Face Respirator pulled down HELP

14 Looking Good****

15 Should not be on top two steps of the ladder. Three points on a ladder at all times ??????? One of the feet on this extension ladder is not firmly on he ground. OOPS!!!!!

16 Why China Makes Things Cheaper Than the US. Construction Hard Hat Dust and Particle Free Breathing Apparatus

17 Scaffolding “New” lightweight Welders Mask

18 This information complied by: Mary N. Gooch Director of Energy/Housing Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. P.O. Drawer L Gainesville, GA ext 27


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