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Presentation on theme: "O.S.H.A. RIGHT TO KNOW HAZCOM FRANK MARTIN, CUSTODIAL TRAINING SPECIALIST (301) 562-1737"— Presentation transcript:


2 Reasons to be Careful at Work We have a responsibility to ourselves not to get injured. We have a responsibility to our family; when we are injured we can not provide. There is the responsibility to our co- workers. Our actions must not endanger them. We have a responsibility to our company. Employee injury has a negative impact on productivity.

3 POLICY MANUAL EMC INTRANET Volume III, Maintenance, Section F, Safety

4 HazCom File The HazCom File must be readily available for review. The HazCom File consists of the pages F-9 to F-17 of the Policy Manual, Volume III, Section F. All staff should be trained on the HazCom File and know where it is located. Document the training to your Safety File

5 Chemical Information List The Chemical Information List is a complete list of all hazardous chemicals used or stored on the property. This List is the responsibility of the property to complete and update as necessary, and should be included in the MSDS Binder.

6 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Every Chemical on your property MUST have a MSDS. The MSDS are to be kept in a Binder, in the Maintenance/Custodial Shop and in the Management Office.

7 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

8 The Binder is to be divided into two (2) Sections, Active & Inactive; All currently used chemicals are to have a MSDS in the Active Section. You should alphabetize & index your MSDS Binder.

9 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) A MSDS for any chemical that has been used on the property in the past, but is no longer used, MUST be in the Inactive Section; you MUST keep ALL MSDS for thirty (30) years!

10 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) A copy of the MSDS for any chemical that a contractor uses on your property MUST be in your MSDS Binder. The contractor is also to have their MSDS Binder whenever they are on your property. The MSDS Binder must be in a location that is always accessible by your staff.

11 Labels EVERY chemical container MUST be labeled! This includes primary containers, i.e., 1½ gallon jugs, AND secondary containers, i.e., spray bottles.

12 Labels

13 The label must contain the following information: The name of the chemical The name, address & emergency phone number of the chemical manufacturer. A hazard warning.

14 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Eyes: ALL safety glasses, face shields & goggles MUST have ANSIZ87 on the eye wear or on the packaging (save the packaging for proof of compliance.

15 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Nose: Under NO circumstances should you have on your site, or use, a half-mask or full mask respirator. If the work requires the use of a half-mask or full- mask respirator, this is to be done by a contractor.

16 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Nose: Under NO circumstances should you have on your site, or use, a N-95/N-100 disposable respirator. If the work requires the use of a N- 95/N-100 disposable respirator, this is to be done by a contractor. Nose: The use of a disposable dust mask during cleaning operations is strictly voluntary.

17 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Ears: When operating back pack blowers, billy goats, shop equipment, you MUST USE at a minimum, disposable ear plugs. The full cushioned cup ear protection is highly recommended.

18 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hands: When using chemicals, you MUST use gloves. The following are recommended (available from Daycon Products): 444 rubber gloves used for routine daily cleaning activities rubber gloves with long cuffs for heavy duty cleaning, i.e., stoves, graffiti.

19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hands: Leather palm gloves are recommended for general hand protection during surface trash removal, maintenance activities, moving compactor/dumpster cans, etc.

20 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Body: The use of a rubber apron is recommended for cleaning activities, i.e., stoves, graffiti, etc. Feet: The use of stripping boots is recommended when stripping vinyl composition tile floors.

21 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Back: The back brace is to be USED IN CONJUCTION with SAFE LIFTING procedures. The back brace is to be tightened ONLY when proceeding with a particular lifting operation. The back brace is to be released when the lifting operation is completed. DO NOT walk around with the back brace tightened when no lifting operation is being done.

22 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Back: If the load is too much for one (1) person to lift safely, i.e., furniture, etc., GET HELP! DO NOT try and be a hero; Team Lifting is a work and life saver! When moving appliances, use the appliance cart and two (2) staff members. When moving the compactor cans, always have two (2) staff members; one on each end wearing leather palm gloves.

23 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

24 Emergency Eye Wash Station Do you know where The Emergency Eye Wash Station is located on your property? Eye damage from a caustic or corrosive chemical is done in less that fifteen (15) seconds!

25 Emergency Eye Wash Station The Emergency Eye Wash must provide a continuous fifteen (15) minute flow of water to the eyes. The recommended Emergency Eye Was Stations are the portable 498X or the water mounted Bradley.

26 Emergency Eye Wash Station

27 The 513 solution (available from Daycon Products) for the 498X Station must be changed every six (6) months. Empty the 186 ounce contents of the 513 container into the Station; fill the container ten (10) times, emptying it into the Station. This will ensure the correct dilution for the Station.

28 Emergency Eye Wash Station

29 The water mounted Bradley is always ready for service and all you need to do is turn it on. Hopefully, you will never need an Emergency Eye Wash Station because you always wear your splash goggles when using chemicals.

30 Ladders All ladders must have the O.S.H.A/A.N.S.I. Label clearly visible. DO NOT exceed the recommended weight capacity noted on the Label. All ladders must be well maintained; repair any deficiency immediately. Extension ladders should be ¼ the distance from the building as it is high, i.e., 20 up, 5 out, and 2 to 3 above roof line. Secure bottom and top of ladder.

31 Ladders

32 LOCKOUT/TAGOUT The Lockout/Tagout Program is on the EMC Intranet (, in the Policy Manual, Volume III, Maintenance, Section F, Safety, pages F-20 to Purchase the Lockout/Tagout kit (CWIP30200) from Central Wholesalers; cost is $

33 LOCKOUT/TAGOUT The written program includes: Procedures to control potentially dangerous energy. Providing locks, tags & related equipment that meet OSHA standards. Inspecting energy control procedures at least annually & correct any problems.

34 LOCKOUT/TAGOUT The written program includes: Training employees to understand & follow the energy control procedures. The Community Manager is the Lockout/Tagout Program Monitor. Document ALL TRAINING.

35 Bloodborne Pathogen Clean-Up Procedure This procedure for handling blood & OPIM (urine,,feces, etc.) spills is for general housekeeping areas of our managed properties. Blood & OPIM spills should be dealt with immediately. The individual staff person dealing with the spill must be aware that the material could contain HIV-1 (Aids), HBV (Hepatitis b) or other bloodborne pathogens.

36 Bloodborne Pathogen Clean-Up Procedure The clean-up station must contain the following items (available from Daycon Products): Box of single use latex gloves Spill Magic Polyliner bags Nylon broom Plastic dustpan Bucket & wringer Mop & mop handle Disinfectant cleaner (FullCount used 6 ounces per gallon of water or MDRO/MRSA used in the Spectra System)

37 Bloodborne Pathogen Clean-Up Procedure Gather your supplies from the list above. Put on the single use latex gloves. Pour Spill Magic on one side of spill. Using nylon broom, push into & absorb spill. Sweep into plastic dustpan & dump into polyliner bag for disposal. Mop disinfectant solution onto area so area is wet enough to allow approximately 5 minutes dwell time to dry. Be sure to place Wet Floor signs in area. Wash nylon broom & plastic dustpan in disinfectant solution & rinse well with clear water. Let both items air dry.

38 Bloodborne Pathogen Clean-Up Procedure Peel off gloves by inserting finger into wrist area & peel down so gloves are inside out & place in polyliner bag. Tie the top of the bag & put in nearest dumpster. Wash hands with soap & warm water. Rinse hands in clear warm water & dry completely. Restock clean-up station to replenish materials used. Report incident to your Supervisor immediately upon completion of the procedure. Document the review and training of this procedure to the Safety File.

39 Fire Extinguishers Ensure all common area fire extinguishers are mounted on a wall or other secure surface. Make sure the fire extinguishers can be accessed quickly. Train all staff on the safe and proper use of the fire extinguishers. Use your service provider (with your Regional Property Managers approval) and document the training to your Safety File.

40 Fire Extinguishers Check all common area fire extinguishers MONTHLY. They must be properly charged (arrow in the green) ABC fire extinguishers are to be turned upside down, shaken and returned to the mounting bracket or cabinet; water extinguishers should be shaken. Initial and date the attached card & ensure that the expiration date has not expired.


42 QUESTIONS? It is better to be prepared and not have an opportunity, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.


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