Presentation on theme: "SAFETY BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE"— Presentation transcript:
1SAFETY BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE (Back Safety, Fire Safety & Texas HazardCommunication Act).Developed by Bill Lynn /2014
2WATCH YOUR BACK!! OSHA- BACK INJURIES #1 WORKPLACE SAFETY PROBLEM EXPENSIVE TO DIAGNOSE & TREATVERY PAINFULLONG TERM OR LIFETIME DISABILITY
3WORKPLACE REASONS FOR BACK INJURIES IMPACT TRAUMAREPETITIVE TRAUMAINCORRECT LIFTING
4IMPACT TRAUMA VEHICLE ACCIDENT (WHIPLASH, BACK PAIN) FALLS SLIPS OR TRIPS
5REPETATIVE TRAUMA REPEATED AWKWARD POSITION LIFTING INCORRECTLY IF THESE ARE DONE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME THEY CAN CAUSE WHAT ARE KNOWN AS CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS (CTDs)
6SAFETY IN LIFTING EASIER AND SAFER TO PUSH THAN TO PULL!! STAY CLOSE TO LOADTRY NOT TO BEND OVERKEEP BACK STRAIGHT OR SLIGHTLY ARCHED
7GET HELP!!!! IF YOU’RE STRAINING (GET HELP!) WEAR A BELT OR BACK SUPPORTCAUTION: WEARING A BELT OR BACK SUPPORT DOES NOT PREVENT A BACK INJURY!!!
8Assess Each SituationPLAN AHEAD: Knowing what you're doing and where you're going will prevent you from making awkward movements while holding something heavy.How far will you have to carry the load?Is the way clear of clutter, cords, slippery areas, overhangs, stairs, curbs, or uneven surfaces?Will there be doors that are closed? Ask someone to hold a door open or place a wedge under the door to hold it open.Once you get the load up, will you be able to see over the load, or will the load block your view?
10FACTORS LEADING TO INJURY UNCOORDINATED LIFTSLIFTING WHEN FATIGUEDLIFTING W/STAFF WHO ARE DIFFERENT IN HEIGHT & WEIGHTSLIPS, TRIPS, FALLSLIFTING W/ STAFF JUST RECOVERING FROM BACK INJURYFAILURE TO USE AVAILABLE MECHANICAL DEVICESUNDER OR NON-TRAINED STAFF
11Physical Condition Your overall physical condition can affect your back.If your back musclesare weak then your back must work harder. Making your back work harder can lead to back pain.
12REMEMBER!! NEVER BEND YOUR BACK TO PICK SOMETHING UP HOLD OBJECT CLOSE TO YOUR BODYDON’T TWIST OR BENDKEEP LOAD BELOW EYE LEVELALWAYS USE LEGS, NOT BACK MUSCLESTEST WEIGHT OF THE OBJECT
13FIRE SAFETY & PREVENTION 5,000 US CITIZENS DIE IN FIRE EACH YEAR80% OF FIRES OCCUR AT HOMEMOST FIRES OCCUR BETWEEN 8PM & 8AMMANY TIMES DEATH & INJURY IS DUE TO SMOKE, NOT THE FIRE
16EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE R RESCUEA ALARMC CONTAIN/CONFINE/CONTROLE EVACUATE/EXTINGUISH
17EXTINGUISH A FIRE CONDITIONS ARE MET!!! AFTER ALL PEOPLE ARE EVACUATED AFTER 911 HAS BEEN CALLEDIF THE FIRE IS SMALL ENOUGH TO BE CONTAINEDIF THE CORRECT EXTINGUISHER IS AVAILABLEIF THE ESCAPE ROUTE IS NEARBY AND SECUREONLY EXSTINGUISH IF ALL 5CONDITIONS ARE MET!!!
18DIFFERENT EXSTINGUISHERS FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF FIRES A- WATER BASED(ORDINARY COMBUSTABLES)B- CARBON DIOXIDE(FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS)C- CARBON DIOXIDE(ELECTRICAL)DRY CHEMICALS(ALL TYPES OF FIRES)
19CORRECT FIRE EXTINGUISHER OPERATION P PULL PINA AIM AT THE BASE OF THE FIRES SQUEEZE HANDLES SWEEP SIDE TO SIDE
20ALTERNATIVE FIRE EXTINGUISHING METHODS GREASE, OIL BURNING IN PANBURNING SMALL APPLIANCEFIRE ON ANOTHER PERSONFIRE ON YOURSELFSMOTHER FIRE W/ LIDTURN ELECTRICITY OFF, BAKING SODAROLL PERSON ON GROUNDSTOP, DROP AND ROLL
21TEXAS HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS ACT Also called THE RIGHT TO KNOWACTPURPOSE: To provide access to important health information for both employer and employee. It requires manufacturers to provide MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) for every substance or chemical which is hazardous.
22Hazardous Chemicals Substances The manufacturer of the chemical or product is responsible for assessing two kinds of hazards associated with chemicals. They are:◊ Physical hazards: those that explode, react to other chemicals, or are flammable.◊ Health Hazards: have an irritation affect on eyes, skin, lungs, nose, throat, or body organs.
23PHYSICAL HAZARDSPhysical hazards are those substances which threaten your physical safety. The most common types of physical hazards are:Fire ExplosionChemical Reactivity
24FIRE SYMBOLWhenever you work with a material that uses the fire symbol, be sure to read the warning label and the MSDS for safe handling procedures. With flammables and combustibles, do not expose these materials to sparks, flames or other heat sources. You must also not smoke or light a match or flame near them.
25FLAMABLE LIQUIDGasoline is to be used only for fueling internal combustion engines. Any other use is strictly prohibited.Gasoline is to be transported only in approved safety cans. Safety cans containing flammable liquids may not be transported in the passenger compartment, trunk, or closedcargo compartmentof any vehicle.
26HEALTH HAZARDSHealth Hazards are those that cause irritation effects on eyes, skin, lungs, nose, throat, or body organs.
27InhalationInhalation is the most common route of exposure for most health hazards. This includes breathing in dust, fumes, oil mist, and vapors from solvents and various gases.
28Skin ContactSome chemicals are absorbed into the body through skin contact. If a chemical is readily absorbed into the skin, then the notation "skin" will appear along with the occupational exposure limits on the MSDS.Corrosive chemicals can cause burns and tissue destruction. Extra care must be taken to prevent skin and eye contact with these chemicals.This is why wearing aprons, gloves, eye protection, and other protective clothing is important when working with some chemicals.
29Ingestion It is possible to accidentally eat chemicals that are health hazards.To insure that you do not accidentally eat any of the chemicalsyou work with:1. Never eat foods in areas where chemicals are used.2.Never smoke in areas were chemicals are used.3.Wash your hands and face with soap and water after working with chemicals before you eat, drink, or smoke.
30Cleaning Supplies Must be kept in the original container Are to be kept locked and separate from food itemsMust Never be mixed with one another
31Spills & First Aid Clean all spills properly and promptly Apply first aid for poisoning if ingested or on skin
32SAFETY FIRST !! BE SAFE!! Be aware of your surroundings (avoid slips, trips and falls)Follow the procedures for fire safetyLift all objects and people appropriatelyNever mix cleaning suppliesKeep hazardous chemicals locked upKeep consumers and yourself safeSAFETY FIRST !!