4 Preventive Measures - PPE PPE and chemical resistant clothing to avoid exposure to corrosive and/or polluted solids and liquids. Safety goggles where eyes may be exposed to dust, flying particles, or splashes of harmful liquids. What about outside environments?
5 Preventive Measures - PPE Personal Protective Equipment – 1910.132 Hazard Assessment –Completed and certified Employees must be trained –What PPE is required –How to take care of it –How to use it –Training must be certified
6 Preventative Measures - Chemicals Required to have a Hazard Communication Program (1910.1200) –Written Program –MSDS –Labels –Training
7 Preventive Measures – Emergencies Emergency Action Plan (1910.38) –How do you handle emergencies? Eyewash and showers (1910.151) –Where are they located? –Do they work (are they inspected)?
8 Preventive Measures - Electrical Electrical standards are listed in Subpart S Check all equipment before use Is the insulation “good” Are the tools grounded? Are you using GFCIs?
9 Basic Safety Program Programs to address hazards in the workplace –Chemical exposures; respirators; confined space; PPE, etc. Inspections of the workplace –Frequency –Corrective Action! Enforcement of the rules
10 Basic Recording Regulations Must keep the OSHA 300 log to record injuries and illnesses that occur to employees that are work-related. Must post summary – OSHA 300A from February - April
11 Basic Recording Regulations What is recordable? Death Days away from work Restricted work or job transfer Medical treatment Loss of consciousness Significant diagnosis
12 What If I Still Have Questions? OSHA website: www.osha.govwww.osha.gov State of Illinois Onsite Safety and Health Consultation Service: –www.illinoisosha.comwww.illinoisosha.com
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