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1 “The health and safety of our people has always been of paramount importance to us. Our goal of zero incidents required teamwork like OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program, combined with relentlessly pursuing the elimination of unsafe actions and conditions.” – Walter Berry, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.

2 Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace, and to protect employees against potential health and safety risks. Video Clip: Employer Responsibility …

3 Employers must … Take every reasonable precaution to protect a worker’s health and safety: Ensure equipment, materials and protective devices required by law are provided. Used as prescribed. Maintained in good condition. Inform workers or their supervisors of any hazards and how to handle them. Ensure that procedures and measures are followed in the workplace.

4 Worker Rights and Responsibilities Workers have the right to … Know about hazards in the workplace and their job Participate in keeping the workplace healthy and safe Refuse unsafe work Workers are responsible to … Always practice safe work procedures Report unsafe conditions to their employer or supervisor as quickly as possible Properly wear any protective equipment the job requires Work safely and not do anything on the job that would endanger themselves or othersVideos:

5 Safety Benefits The business benefits from a pro-active approach to occupational health and safety which improves productivity and a provides a great business image for the employer. Will save the costs associated with a work- related injury or illness.

6 OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA: Sets and enforces standards. Provides training, outreach, and education. Establishes partnerships with businesses. Encourages continual process improvement in workplace that promotes safety. OSHA Video (4:10-6:50): cnn.html OSHA Website: https://www.osha.gov/index.html

7 Various Hazards Chemical containers without labels. Chemicals (labeled or unlabeled) near food prep stations. Boiling water, grease fryers, open ovens. Improper food storage. Floor spills. Any object blocking walking areas (electrical chords, trash cans, book bags, etc..) Sharp objects (tools or cooking utensils). Cluttered workspace or open cabinets. Not wearing necessary protective gear or equipment. Blocked safety exits.

8 Occurs is when muscles are kept tense for very long periods of time, due to poor posture and/or repetitive motions. Examples: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist, hand or arm nerve damage) & Back Injuries By focusing on the physical setup of your workstation and the tools you use, you can reduce your chances of injuries. It also is important to evaluate the work process, including job organization, worker rotation, task variety, and demands for speed and quality. Ergonomic Injuries

9 Solutions for the workplace that help prevent ergonomic injuries: o Material Handling and Back Injuries: Back belts, lifting methods, pushing and pulling methods, and material handling aids. o Office: Ergonomic furniture, office layout and design, wrist guards and other ergonomic hand tools and techniques for doing computer work. Ergonomic Solutions

10 Look at the following pictures. State what is the hazard in each.

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