Workplace Hazards

 Add a note hereOverview
Add a note hereAn overview of OSHA topics, including lockout/tagout for controlling hazardous energy sources; safety when working near electrical hazards; how to keep employees who work in temperature extremes safe and healthy; air contaminants and acceptable exposure limits; safe asbestos handling; job hazard analysis; controlling occupational noise exposures; and combustible dust.
Add a note hereThis manual deals with OSHA's efforts to establish and protect employee health and safety in the workplace, and the compliance required of you, the employer, in the areas of labeling, training, personal protective equipment, etc. However, there are other topics and dangerous conditions in the workplace that deserve special mention. That is what you will find in this chapter, as well as a systematic method to analyze jobs for those hazards.
Add a note hereControl of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
Add a note hereThe control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) is vital to safe work practices when machines and equipment are being serviced or cleaned. Following specific procedures to lock out or block out the energy source prior to machine or equipment maintenance is required for the safey of all workers involved in the process.
Add a note hereElectrical hazards
Add a note hereUnsafe work practices appear to be a factor in about three-fourths of electrocutions in the workplace. You will find information on the hazards of electrical work as well as preventive measures to implement.
Add a note hereTemperature extremes
Add a note hereWhat you can do to keep your employees safe and healthy when they are exposed to hot and cold temperature extremes is covered in this section.
Add a note hereAir contaminants
Add a note hereAn explanation about air contaminants and how to control them in the workplace.

Add a note hereThe long-term mishandling of asbestos has left a grim legacy of disabling and fatal diseases. This part of the chapter describes the steps an employer must take to reduce occupational exposure to asbestos.

Add a note hereJob hazard analysis
Add a note hereJob hazard analysis provides a systematic procedure of breaking down a job into specific tasks, identifying the hazards associated with those tasks, and implementing controls to reduce or eliminate those hazards.

Add a note hereOccupational noise exposure
Add a note hereNoise, or unwanted sound, is a common hazard in the work environment. When employees are exposed to excessive noise, the employer must establish a hearing conservation program to ensure that employees' hearing is protected. This section of Workplace Hazards will help you understand noise exposures to better protect your employees and comply with OSHA's requirements.

Add a note hereCombustible dust
Add a note hereCombustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air in certain conditions. A dust explosion can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. In many combustible dust accidents, employers and employees were unaware that a hazard even existed. It is important to determine if your company has this hazard, and, if so, ensure appropriate action be taken to prevent tragic consequences.


john said...

One of the reasons why I think courses like 30 hour osha training course is important is because it will always contribute to a company's success and productivity by increasing the workplace's safety. It may not be required to a lot of places but I have known a lot of organization getting success because of certified employees.

Jenna said...

I completely agree! In fact, our company has implemented advanced software to keep track of medical records, absenteeism, etc. It's kept us organized and the health and safety of our employees at bay.

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