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New Employee Safety Orientation

Safety Statistics : 

Fourteen thousand Americans die from on-the-job accidents every year A worker is injured every 19 seconds Most accidents occur within an employee’s first six months on a new job Safety Statistics

Safety Orientation Goals : 

Safety Program Emergency Information Safety Awareness Issues Quiz Safety Orientation Goals

Safety Policy : 

Safety Policy Safety Policy Safety and production go hand in hand Employees are expected to promote safety, report unsafe conditions, and ask a supervisor if unfamiliar witha chemical, tool, or machine Management provides a safe work environment and continually works to prevent injuries

Company Responsibility : 

Company Responsibility Establish and supervise: A safe and healthful working environment An accident prevention program Safety and health training programs Equipment that meets safety and health standards Maintain records of occupational injuries/illnesses

Safety Training : 

Safety Training On-the-job training Departmental safety meetings Emergency action and fire prevention Other training as deemed appropriate for your specific job duties

Safety Communication : 

Safety Communication Safety bulletin boards Safety newsletters Safety suggestions

Local Safety Committee : 

Local Safety Committee Conducts safety inspections Investigates accidents Reviews safety policies and procedures Reviews work conditions for accident prevention Reviews and responds to safety suggestions and questions

Safety Rules : 

Safety Rules General safety rules Observe all safety warning signs Maintain housekeeping Keep emergency equipment accessible No horseplay Wear required PPE Disciplinary actions

Suggested Safe Clothing : 

Suggested Safe Clothing Don’t wear loose clothing Don’t wear jewelry Wear protective shoes such as hard leather with slip-resistant soles (steel toes are a plus) Safety glasses Tie back long hair

Personal Protective Equipment : 

Personal Protective Equipment PPE Requirement in facility PPE Requirements of specific departments Recommended PPE Issuance of PPE

Accidents and Injuries : 

Accidents and Injuries Promptly report each injury or occupational illness Near-miss reporting Accident investigation Return-to-work program

First Aid : 

First Aid Personnel are trained and certified in first aid and CPR First-aid kit locations Safety shower and eyewash stations Bloodborne pathogens

Reasons for Evacuation : 

Reasons for Evacuation Natural disasters Fire Chemical release

Fire Prevention : 

Fire Prevention Emergency action and fire prevention training Potential fire hazards Fire prevention Fire response

Hazardous Chemicals : 

Hazardous Chemicals Hazardous communication training Locations and uses of hazardous chemicals Labels Material safety data sheets Ask your supervisor Detecting a chemical release Chemical disposal

Evacuation Procedures : 

Evacuation Procedures Recognize the evacuation signal & listen for instructions Shut down equipment using the emergency stop Go directly to the nearest safe exit Proceed to the assembly area

Poor Safety Habits : 

Poor Safety Habits Safety Don’ts: Fool around/show off Ignore a safety hazard Shut off or circumvent a machine safeguard Become overconfident in your job Assume safety is someone else’s job The Result Lost work time Painful injuries/death Productivity losses

Housekeeping : 

Housekeeping Slip and trip hazards Access to exits, fire fighting equipment, and electrical panels. Keep aisles and stairwells clear Reduce accumulation of combustibles

Back Injury Statistics : 

Back Injury Statistics 80% of Americans suffer back injuries requiring medical attention 30% of all workplace injuries involve the back In addition to missed work, there may be a lifetime of pain

Back Safety Tips : 

Back Safety Tips Don’t lift more than 50 pounds by yourself When reaching up, don’t overextend If standing in one place, put a foot on a footrest Push—don’t pull Squat—don’t bend Turn—don’t twist To reduce back pain—see your doctor

Forklift Traffic : 

Forklift Traffic Walk along side of aisles (let forklifts have center of aisles) Listen and look for horn sounds, warning lights, and backup alarms Don’t approach a forklift until the operator indicates that it is safe to do so Forklift’s steer from the rear Never ride on a forklift, be lifted by a forklift, or fool around near a forklift

Facility Walk-through : 

Facility Walk-through Fire extinguisher locations Safety showers and eyewash stations First-aid centers No smoking locations Areas where special PPE is required Evacuation exits MSDS locations

Quiz : 

Quiz What causes the typical back injury?____________________________ What is hazardous about wearing loose clothing to work? _____________________________________ 3. Horseplay is OK at work as long as you are off the clock. True or False 4. When is it safe to shut off or circumvent a machine safeguard? ___________________________________ 5. What kind of PPE is required or recommended in your department? __________________________________

Quiz (cont.) : 

Quiz (cont.) 6. Where can the minutes of the Safety Committee meeting be found?__________________________ 7. Housekeeping is needed only to keep the facility looking nice. True or False 8. Describe the evacuation assembly area of your department:_______________________________ 9. It is not important to report a near miss or close call because no one was hurt. True or False 10. In addition to a fire, what else could trigger an evacuation of the facility? __________________

Quiz Answers : 

Quiz Answers 1. Back injuries are typically the result of years of abuse. 2. Loose clothing can get caught in machinery. 3. False. Horseplay is never acceptable while on company property. 4. It is never safe to shut off or circumvent a machine safeguard. 5. The PPE required or recommended for each department will be different.

Quiz Answers (cont.) : 

Quiz Answers (cont.) 6. Safety Committee Minutes are posted on the safety bulletin boards. 7. False. Housekeeping maintains access to emergency equipment and prevents the accumulation of combustible materials. 8. This may be different for each department. 9. False. Reporting a near miss will prevent an injury from happening to someone else. 10. Chemical release or natural disaster.

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