Elite HR Logistics IIPP Manual
ELITE HR LOGISTICS
INJURY & ILLNESS
PREVENTION PLAN MANUAL
Updated March 28, 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY PROGRAM MANUAL
It is the belief of Elite HR Logistics that our people are our most important asset and the preservation of employee Safety and Health must remain a constant consideration in every phase of our business. We will provide the resources necessary to manage, control, or eliminate safety and health hazards.
All employees are responsible for working safely and productively, as well as recognition and awareness of hazards in their work areas. Employees are also responsible for following safe work practices, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where necessary.
It is our belief that any Safety Program must have total employee involvement. Therefore, this plan has management’s highest priority, support, and participation.
PRODUCTION IS NOT SO URGENT THAT WE CANNOT TAKE TIME TO DO OUR WORK SAFELY.
Safety begins at the top and goes downward throughout the company. The primary goal of Elite HR Logistics is to continue operating a profitable business while protecting employees from injuries, illness or harm. This can be achieved in part by delegating responsibility and accountability to all involved in this company's operation.
Benefits of achieving our goals are:
The management of Elite HR Logistics is committed to the company's safety policy, and to provide direction and motivation by:
ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
Elite HR Logistics has designated Sandra Wetzel as our Safety Coordinator. The cell phone and office phone numbers are:
Office: (916) 484-4300
Cell: (916) 477-6634
It is the duty of the Safety Coordinator to assist the Manager and all other levels of Management in the initiation, education, and execution of an effective safety program including the following:
It is the responsibility of the Manager to establish a work environment that ensures that safety and health is managed in the same manner and with the same degree of emphasis as production, cost, and quality control, by:
It is the duty of each and every employee to know the safety rules, and conduct their work in compliance with these rules. Disregard of the safety and health rules shall be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination. It is also the duty of each employee to make full use of the safeguards provided for their protection. Every employee will receive an orientation when hired and receive a copy of the work and safety rules that apply to their work duties.
Employee responsibilities include the following:
DISCIPLINE AND ENFORCEMENT
Elite HR Logistics seeks to establish and maintain standards of employee conduct and supervisory practices which will support and promote safe and effective business operations. These supervisory practices include administering corrective action when employee unsafe performance or risky behavior jeopardizes this goal. This policy sets forth general guidelines for a corrective action process aimed to document and correct unsafe employee behavior. Major elements of this policy include:
Depending on the facts and circumstances involved with each situation, the company may choose any corrective action including immediate termination. However, in most circumstances the following steps will be followed:
CONTROL OF HAZARDS
Where feasible, workplace hazards are prevented by effective design of the job. Where it is not feasible to eliminate such hazards, they must be controlled to prevent an unsafe or unhealthy exposure. Once a potential hazard is recognized, the elimination or control of the hazard must be done in a timely manner. These procedures include measures such as the following:
Fire prevention is an important part of protecting employees and company assets. Fire hazards must be controlled to prevent unsafe conditions. Once a potential hazard is recognized, it must be eliminated or controlled in a timely manner. The following fire prevention requirements must be met for each site:
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Training is an essential component of an effective safety and health program addressing the responsibilities of both management and employees in the workplace. Training is most effective when incorporated into other education on performance requirements and job practices.
Training programs are provided as follows:
Besides the standard training, employees should also be trained in the recognition of hazards – to be able to look at an operation and identify unsafe acts and conditions.
A list of typical hazards employees should be able to recognize may include:
Employees of Elite HR Logistics shall attend and participate in periodic safety meetings. The safety meeting shall be conducted by the Safety Coordinator. Safety problems that have arisen or that are anticipated shall be discussed along with any other work site or operations topics. The meeting shall be kept a valuable educational experience by:
The Safety Coordinator must document the meetings using the appropriate form.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
Elite HR Logistics will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as needed for each work assignment.
RECORDKEEPING AND CAL-OSHA LOG REVIEW
In the event of a fatality (death on the job) or catastrophe (accident resulting in hospitalization of three or more workers) or serious injury (loss of any body part or hospitalization for 24 hours for anything other than observation) contact the Safety Coordinator, Sandra Wetzel. The office and cell-phone numbers are:
Office: (916) 484-4300 Cell: (916) 477-6634
The Safety Coordinator will in turn report it to the nearest Cal-OSHA Regional District Office, within 8 hours after the occurrence.
If an injury or accident should occur, employees are to report the injury to their Manager as soon as possible. A log entry and summary report shall be maintained for every recordable injury and illness. The entry should be done within 7 days after the injury or illness has occurred. The CAL-OSHA 300 or equivalent shall be used for the recording.
An CAL-OSHA recordable injury or illness is defined as an injury resulting in loss of consciousness, days away from work, days of restricted work, or medical treatment beyond first aid.
First Aid includes:
An annual summary of recordable injuries and illnesses must be posted at a conspicuous location in the workplace and contain the following information: Calendar year, company name-establishment name, establishment address, certifying signature, title, and date. If no injury or illness occurred in the year, zeroes must be entered on the total line at the bottom of the form.
The CAL-OSHA logs will be evaluated by management to determine trends or patterns in injuries in order to appropriately address hazards and implement prevention strategies.
Safety Coordinator Responsibilities
GENERAL CODE OF SAFE PRACTICES
Ladders and Step Ladders
WAREHOUSE CODE OF SAFE PRACTICES
Packaging and Crates
Manual Steel Drum Handling
Do not use forklift if any of the following conditions exist:
Starting the Forklift
Picking Up a Load
Putting a Load Down
Stacking One Load on Top of Another
Forklift Safety Rules
Electrical Powered Tools
HEARING PROTECTION PLAN
SCOPE AND APPLICATION
The objective of this Hearing Conservation Program is to eliminate noise induced occupational hearing loss. This program applies to all persons working in areas or with equipment that noise exposure exceeds an 8-hr Time Weighted Average (TWA) of 85 DBA, slow response, or higher. All departments affected will maintain a copy of this program.
Sound surveys will be conducted to determine occupational noise levels that employees are exposed to. This may be accomplished by the use of sound level meters and personal dosimeters. In addition, a sound level survey will be conducted whenever new equipment is installed, a change in equipment or process or controls affects the noise levels, or whenever there are any significant changes in the work place that affect the noise levels.
Results of the surveys and monitoring will be communicated to the effected employee. Records of all noise monitoring will be maintained permanently.
All areas with noise levels exceeding 85dBA will have caution signs posted to inform employees of the high noise level in the area and that hearing protection is required.
EMPLOYEE AUDIOMETRIC TESTING
All employees whose exposures equal or exceed an 8-hr time weighted average of 85dBA and are required to work in posted high noise areas are required to take a baseline audiogram at the time of employment. Licensed or certified audiologist, otolaryngologist or other physician who is certified by the Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation will perform this test. This will be at no cost to the employee.
New employees should be tested within 1 month of employment. The hiring Manager will arrange testing in coordination with the program coordinator. The results of the hearing test are used solely to determine a baseline.
All employees working in posted high noise areas are required to take an annual hearing test. Scheduling will allow employees to be tested during normal working hours. Managers should make the necessary schedule and/or staffing arrangements to allow employees the opportunity to be tested.
In order to obtain a valid test, managers shall ensure that employees being tested have not been exposed to occupational noise in excess of 85dBA for 14 hours prior to testing. This can be accomplished by strictly enforcing the use of hearing protection in high noise areas.
A letter will be sent to all employees notifying them of the results of their hearing test. The technician at the medical office will monitor employee audiograms and results. The technician will then communicate any changes to the employee and program coordinator.
Employees with a Standard Threshold Shift (STS) shall be notified of the threshold shift within 21 days from the date the program coordinator is made aware of the STS. Each employee with a STS will receive individual counseling from the program coordinator within this time frame.
Counseling will consist of the specific requirements of 1910.95 (g) and employees are required to sign a form acknowledging that these requirements are met.
PERSONAL HEARING PROTECTION
The use of hearing protection is mandatory in all posted high noise areas. Each department is responsible for providing hearing protection for their employees. Several types of hearing protection will be approved for use and employees will be given the opportunity to choose the type of hearing protection they wish to use.
Disposable earplugs should be readily available for use by any visitors to high noise areas. Department managers should ensure that visitors entering their area are informed of the hazards present and the required use of hearing protection.
OSHA requires that all employees exposed to 85dBA or above must receive training on an annual basis. The training will include the following: the effects of noise on hearing, the disadvantages and advantages of hearing protectors, the types, selection, use, and care of those protectors, and the purpose of audiometric testing and procedures involved.
Employee audiograms and sound surveys will be analyzed by outside consultants who will provide testing and survey results and recommendations to the program manager. The program coordinator will maintain sound survey results and recommendations.
Employee audiograms, medical referrals, and threshold counseling forms will be kept in the employee's medical surveillance file in the human resources department. Information in the medical surveillance files is not to be released without the employee's permission.
APPENDIX A – SPECIFIC ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITIES
The following are specific assigned responsibilities under this Hearing Conservation Program. The purpose of these assigned responsibilities is to increase ownership in the program at all levels as well as ensuring implementation and compliance with the elements of the program.
Associates identified in each tier group are responsible
for performing those specific assignments.
APPENDIX B - TRAINING ATTENDANCE SHEET
HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM
29 CFR 1910.95
TRAINING A/V MATERIALS:
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PLAN
Elite HR Logistics is responsible for updating and administering all aspects of this plan. In addition, Elite HR Logistics shall carry out an annual review, with training, of the effectiveness of the plan.
Cleaning and Disinfection
All respirators must be cleaned after each use (shift).
Cleaning Procedures: Cleaning must be done away from the area requiring respiratory protection.
Respirators shall be routinely inspected before and after each use, and during the cleaning process. Emergency equipment, not used routinely shall be inspected after each use, and monthly.
Rubber face piece
Inhalation and exhalation valves
Supplied air respirators
If there is a tight-fitting face piece, use the procedures for air-purifying respirators, except those pertaining to the air-purifying elements. If the device has a hood, helmet, blouse, or full suit:
Self-Contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
SCBA shall be inspected monthly and after each use. In addition to the above:
On open circuit SCBA, recharge the cylinder if less than 80% of the useful service time remains.
A record shall be kept of inspection dates and findings for respirators maintained for emergency use.
Maintenance and Repair
Provisions for Supplied Air Respirators
Additional Provisions for Air Line Respirators
The compressor for supplying air shall be equipped with necessary safety and standby devices. A breathing air type compressor shall be used. Compressors shall be constructed and situated so as to avoid entry of contaminated air into the system and suitable in-line air purifying sorbent beds and filters installed to further assure breathing air quality. A receiver of sufficient capacity to enable the respirator wearer to escape from a contaminated atmosphere in event of compressor failure, and alarms to indicate compressor failure and overheating shall be installed in the system. If an oil lubricated compressor is used, it shall have a high temperature or carbon monoxide alarm, or both. If only a high-temperature is used, the air from the compressor shall be frequently tested for carbon monoxide to insure that it meets specifications.
Airline couplings shall be incompatible with outlets for other gas systems to prevent inadvertent servicing of airline respirators with non-respirable gases or oxygen.
Breathing gas containers shall be marked in accordance with American -50- National Standard Method of Marking Portable Compressed Gas Containers to Identify the Material contained, Z48.1 - 1954; Federal Specification BB-A-1034a, June 21, 1968, Air, Compressed for Breathing Purposes; or Interim Federal Specification GG-B-00675b, April 27, 1965, Breathing Apparatus, Self-Contained.
All employees who use respirators shall be instructed in:
Employees responsible for cleaning and inspection shall be instructed in how to conduct these operations.
Training shall be conducted initially when it is determined that an employee can and shall wear a respirator, and whenever a non-user becomes a user.
Refresher training shall be conducted annually.
FORKLIFT SAFETY POLICY
Only trained and certified operators may operate forklift equipment at Elite HR Logistics. Operators will receive training by a qualified instructor at a certified vendor. Formal instruction will include lectures, discussion, interactive computer learning, videos, and written materials. Practical training involves instructor demonstrations and trainee exercises including operating instructions, controls, capacity/stability, refueling, load stability, etc. Operator evaluation by testing is required.
Mandatory refresher training shall be provided when unsafe operations are observed, after an accident, if operation a different vehicle type, changes in conditions, etc. All operators will be evaluated every three years.
Daily Pre-Use Safety Inspection
FALL PROTECTION PLAN
Elite HR Logistics complies with the Federal Regulations which applies to employees who are exposed to a hazard of falling from a location 6 feet or more in height, an appropriate fall protection program is in place to ensure that fall arrest or restraint systems are used to safeguard the exposed persons from serious injury or death.
A written Fall Protection Work Plan is required for all construction, demolition, maintenance, and repair work. This includes lifts and booms which elevate personnel.
Written protection plans are not required, but are recommended for other settings where fall protection is warranted. Written plans are not required where permanent guardrail systems are in place and are the only fall protection required.
It is the responsibility of Sandra Wetzel to ensure that fall protection plans are available for areas under their purview. They shall also ensure that appropriate fall arrest and/or restraint equipment is available, that staff are trained, and that compliance with fall protection procedures is enforced.
All employees shall comply with the written fall protection procedures. Sandra Wetzel shall be responsible for providing and updating company-wide procedures and assisting with implementation of the program. Contact Sandra Wetzel for assistance in training or equipment evaluation.
The fall protection work plan described in this document shall consist of the following items, in accordance with Federal regulations. The fall protection plan shall be available on the work site for inspection.
Prior to allowing employees to work in areas where fall hazards exist, they shall be trained and instructed in the fall protection plan. Training shall be documented and available. Re-training shall be provided when the following are noted:
As described above, it is available from Sandra Wetzel.
All fall protection equipment will meet the requirements of applicable ANSI, ASTM, or OSHA requirements. Prior to use, the fall protection devices and systems are to be inspected to ensure they meet requirements and are functioning properly. A competent person of identifying hazards and having the authority to take prompt, corrective action shall inspect.
Each fall protection system is to be planned before it is put into use. Site specific fall protection plans shall be developed by a qualified person. Suitable anchorage points must be evaluated, if included. If anchorage points must be installed immediately prior to use, a registered professional engineer with experience in designing fall protection systems, or another qualified person with appropriate education and experience should design them. If anchor points are devised from existing structures, a qualified person must evaluate such anchor points.
Incident/Accident investigations shall be conducted to evaluate the fall protection plan for potential updates to practices, procedures or training in order to prevent reoccurrence
A copy of each fall protection plan is filed in our office. A copy is kept on-site during all work performed.
FALL PROTECTION WORK PLAN
Provide written documentation as indicated below.
Inspect equipment prior to use.
Train all employees as required. Inform contractors.
Keep plan on-site during work duration.
Specific Work Area: _____________________________________
Work Description: _______________________________________
Work order Number: ____________________________
Prepared by: ____________________________________________
Date Prepared: ___________________
Duration of Work: ____________ to _______________
Reviewed by: __________________________________
Date reviewed: _________________________________
Identify Fall Hazards
Guardrails, Safety belts or harness attached to rigged restraint lines,
Warning line system for a low pitch (4 in 12 or less) roof -
Barrier and safety monitor near edge. Prohibited on steep roofs.
Full body harness (Class III), horizontal/vertical lines, lanyards
Catch platform installed within 10 vertical ft. of the work area
Monitor Name: __________________
Training in Monitoring: ______________________
Describe The Correct Procedures For Assembly And Disassembly Of The Fall Protection System:
Describe The Correct Procedures For Maintenance Of The Fall Protection System:
Describe The Correct Procedures For Inspection Of The Fall Protection System:
Describe The Correct Procedures For Handling, Storing, And Securing Tools And Materials:
Describe The Method Of Providing Overhead Protection For Persons Who May Be In Or Pass Through The Work Area:
Emergency Response/Injured Person Removal and Assistance:
Describe Specific Emergency Response Procedures (Optional)
FALL PROTECTION WORK PLAN ATTACHMENT
Document each date the fall protection plan is used.
Review the plan and ensure it is correct.
Inspect equipment prior to use and check box
Inform contractors if required and check box or indicate Not Applicable (NA)
Train all employees as required before plan is used and list names.
Keep plan on-site during work duration and check appropriate boxes
Print the name of the supervisor reviewing this plan and initial that the plan is implemented correctly.
Reference the fall protection work plan for:
Plan Reviewed by (print name):_____________________________________
Check the following items:
__ Equipment Inspected
__ Contractor(s) Informed
__ Fall Protection Plan on-site
Employees who will be working under the fall protection plan:
Name of person preparing attachment (print): __________________
Initials of above person: _________
Inspection of Scaffolding Equipment Prior to Erection
Inspections of scaffolding must be performed by a Competent Person. Unsafe equipment or conditions must be tagged out by Competent Person, and must be complied with. The three main areas of inspection are for corrosion, straightness of members and welds. This applies to all components of a scaffolding system.
and free from bends, kinks or dents.
Safe Bearing Loads for Soils
Considering that the allowable load bearing on various soils and rock range from less than 1,000 psf to more than 50,000 psf., care should be exercised in determining the capacity of the soil for every scaffolding job, realizing that weather conditions can turn an otherwise suitable ground condition into a hazardous situation. As an example, dry clay with an allowable bearing capacity of 8,000 psf. could become very plastic after a rainfall and drop to less than 2,000 psf.
Care should also be taken not to excessively disturb the soil. If fill is required in areas where scaffolding is used, a qualified engineer should be consulted as to materials and compaction.
The purpose of a good foundation or mud sill is to distribute the scaffolding load over a suitable ground area. The size of the footing or sill is determined by the total load carried over a particular ground area, and by the nature of the soil supporting these sills. The total load should be computed and the sills designed accordingly. When scaffolding from earth or fill, the areas should be leveled and the sills spaced in a pattern assuring adequate stability for all scaffolding legs.
Erection of Frames
The work of erecting the scaffolding should be under the supervision of a person with proper experience and aptitude for securing a safe installation and who is familiar with all Local, State and Federal Regulations concerning scaffolding.
It shall be the responsibility of the person supervising the erection of the scaffold to see that all components and locking devices are in working order, and no damaged or deteriorated equipment is used in the setup. Should any scaffolding become damaged after the equipment has been erected, workmen shall not be allowed on same until the damaged items have been repaired or replaced.
Advanced planning will help the erection of scaffolding to progress smoothly. The equipment should be unloaded as close to the area of use as possible and should be arranged in the order it is to be used. Adjustment screws should be set to their approximate final adjustment before setting up the scaffolding. At this time, a person should check to see that all panels which require coupling pins have them.
After erecting the first tier of scaffold frames, plumb and level (using instruments) all frames so that no matter how high the final scaffolding setup, the additional frames will also be in correct alignment.
As erection proceeds, securely tie all scaffolding to the structure at the ends and at least every 30' horizontally, and at height intervals not to exceed* 4 times the minimum base dimension. Free standing scaffold towers must be restrained from tipping by guying or other means. Scaffold frames must be fastened together at coupling pins where there is a possibility of uplift.
When scaffolds are to be partially or fully enclosed, specific precautions must be taken to assure frequency adequacy of ties attaching the scaffolding to the building due to increased load conditions resulting from effects of wind and weather. The scaffolding components to which the ties are attached must also be checked for additional loads. When erecting additional lifts, always work from planking placed within the scaffold structure. Move planking as erection progresses.
Planking and Accessories
Use only lumber that is properly inspected and graded for use as scaffold plank. Planking shall have at least 12" of overlap and extend 6" beyond center of support or be cleated at both ends to prevent sliding off support. Do not allow unsupported ends of plank to extend beyond supports. Secure plank to scaffolding when necessary.
All scaffold accessories shall be used and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended procedures. Accessories shall not be altered in the field. When installing hanger or clamp supported putlogs (trusses), care should be taken to see that they extend at least 6" beyond the point of support. Also, make sure that the proper bracing is placed between putlogs (trusses). When the span between supporting members is more than 12' additional bracing between the putlogs (trusses) and the supporting member may be required. Do not cantilever or extend putlogs (trusses) as side brackets without thorough consideration for loads to be applied or transmitted to the scaffold.
When clamping putlogs, clamp capacity may control rather than putlog capacity. Consult scaffold manufacturer. All brackets should be seated correctly with side brackets parallel to the frames and the end brackets at 90 degrees to the frame. Brackets shall not be bent or twisted from normal position. Equip all planked or staged areas with proper guard rails and add toe boards when required.
Final and Daily Inspection of Erected Scaffolding
The following is a list of check points to be covered when making a final and daily inspection of scaffolding prior to use. All points should be carefully checked to insure a safe and accident-free job and be periodically rechecked.
Dismantling of Scaffolding
The work of dismantling scaffolding should be under the supervision of an individual with proper experience and aptitude. The following should be observed while dismantling.
Erection of Rolling Towers
When erecting rolling scaffolding towers, the following additional items apply. These items are in addition to the application portions of the preceding section.
Final Inspection of Rolling Towers
The following additional points should be checked when making a final inspection of rolling scaffold towers prior to their use. These points are in addition to the applicable items covered under the preceding section entitled, "Final Inspection
of Erected Scaffolding."
CONFINED SPACE / PERMIT CONFINED SPACE
Elite HR Logistics is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment for our entire staff. Therefore, the following written program is in place to identify any Permit-Required Confined Spaces (PRCS) and to eliminate or control hazards associated with PRCS operations. Our company does not work in confined spaces where immediate danger to life & health (IDLH) conditions are present. Our company does not allow for a single attendant to monitor several confined spaces during an emergency. Each active confined space will be monitored by a single attendant.
Our Confined Space Coordinator (CSC), Sandra Wetzel, is responsible for the overall implementation and maintenance of any written program or any certification concerning the requirements of the Permit-Required Confined Space Standard on our job sites.
Permit-Required Confined Space Evaluation. All spaces are evaluated by a Competent Person to determine if any permit spaces are present and the type of program required. Each space is evaluated to determine if full permit program is required, if the permit space can be reclassified as a non-permit space, or if alternative procedures can be used.
Training. All affected personnel are properly trained and refresher training is given as needed. Personnel who may be included are any authorized entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, on-site rescue team members and employees who may potentially enter the space.
Initial Contacting For Rescue Services. Rescue and emergency services have been informed of any permit-required confined spaces on our job sites and have been given access to the spaces for drills, training, etc.
Equipment. All equipment needed for safe entry into any permit spaces and non-permit spaces is available and in proper working order.
EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION & ACCESS TO INFORMATION
All employees have some responsibility for their own safety. To that end, employees and their designated representatives are consulted on the development and implementation of all aspects of our program. Employees or their designated representatives are encouraged to observe testing or monitoring of spaces. All testing or monitoring data, determinations & supporting data, permits, certifications are readily available to any employee who enters a permit space, or to that employee’s authorized representative. Any permit space will be retested in the presence of an authorized entrant, or that employee’s authorized representative, if requested because they have reason to believe the evaluation was not adequate.
PERMIT SPACE IDENTIFICATION
The workplace has been evaluated and determined:
The location(s) and hazard(s) posed by these permit spaces are listed below:
A confined space is a space which:
A permit space is a confined space which has one or more of the following characteristics:
If no permit spaces are identified, no further action is required.
PREVENTION OF UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY
For permit spaces that are identified on our job site, all potentially exposed employees will be informed of their existence and hazards. The method(s) that will be used will be:
It has been determined that the permit spaces identified on our job site:
PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE (PRCS)
A written PRCS Program addresses the following elements for each permit space entered:
The OSHA regulations allow permit spaces which have, as their only hazard, an actual or potential hazardous atmosphere to use alternative procedures for entry. These alternative procedures do not require the implementation of a full PRCS program.
RECLASSIFYING PERMIT SPACE TO NON-PERMIT SPACE
The OSHA regulations also allow permit spaces to be reclassified as non-permit spaces by the total elimination of all the hazards. A permit space can be reclassified as a non-permit space if there are no actual or potential atmospheric hazards and if all the other hazards within the space are eliminated without entry into the space.
PERSONNEL, DUTIES AND TRAINING FOR FULL PRCS ENTRY OPERATIONS
Entry into any space where a full PRCS program is mandated requires a specially trained and equipped team. Each team consists of an authorized entrant; attendant; entry supervisor and rescue personnel.
Each member of the team receives training prior to initial assignment and annual refresher training. Training will also be provided prior to a change in assigned duties, if a new hazard has been created or special deviations have occurred. The training is specific for the duties of each team member and includes the procedures and practices necessary to protect them from the dangers of the permit space. Training required for using full Permit-Required Confined Space Procedures includes:
In addition, the training program for authorized entrants includes:
In addition, the training program for attendants includes:
In addition, the training program for entry supervisors includes:
In addition, the training program for rescue personnel includes:
The following is a list of employees who have been equipped and trained to serve as authorized entrants, attendants, entry supervisors or rescue personnel on our job sites:
Authorized Entrants Trainer Date of Training
Attendant Trainer Date of Training
Entry Supervisor Trainer Date of Training
Rescue Team Trainer Date of Training
TRAINING FOR RECLASSIFICATION OR ALTERNATE PROCEDURES
Training is given to each employee who has access or potential access to a permit space. The amount of training needed will depend on the individual's duty assignment. The overall intent of this training is to give employees the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of their assigned duties in relation to the permit spaces of concern.
Four basic categories have been set up to train employees based on duties and potential exposure.
10.1 Awareness Training. Awareness training for employees potentially exposed to permit spaces can be satisfied by providing them with the specific information contained in subsection 3 and 4.
10.2 Training Required for Using Alternative Procedures. If the space qualifies for alternative procedures, training on the following topics is warranted:
10.3 Training Required for Using the Reclassifying Permit Space Procedures. If the permit space can be reclassified as a non-permit space, the following items must be discussed:
RESCUE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
The precautions and procedures outlined in our written PRCS program are designed to ensure that our employees are safe while working in permit spaces. Under no circumstances do we expect our employees to enter a permit space where hazards have not been eliminated or effectively controlled. Additionally, we recognize that unexpected situations might arise that prevent entrants from self-rescue. In response, the following rescue and emergency action plan has been developed and will be strictly enforced.
To facilitate non-entry rescue, retrieval systems or methods are used whenever an authorized entrant enters a permit space, unless the retrieval equipment would increase the overall risk of entry or would not contribute to the rescue of the entrant. Retrieval systems meet the following requirements.
In the event that non-entry rescue or retrieval fails to retrieve the worker(s), we have decided to utilize local First Responders as a rescue team. First Responders will be contacted by calling 911 on a cell phone, or on the house phone, for Emergency Services.
PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE PROGRAM REVIEW
Within one year of any entry operation, we will conduct a review of the program using the canceled entry permits to identify any deficiencies in our program. A review will be conducted sooner if there is reason to believe that the program does not adequately protect employees. Any corrective measures will be documented by a revision of the program. Employees will be trained on any changes. Additionally, employees who note any inadequacies with the program can contact Sandra Wetzel.
POWER TOOL SAFETY
Power tools present greater injury potential than hand tools. The most frequent injuries involving power tools are cuts, punctures, electric shock, burns and eye damage. Follow these general safety rules for power tools:
1) Know your power tool - Learn the applications and the limitations of the tool as well as the potential hazards specific to the tool.
2) Ground all tools - If a tool has a three prong plug, it should be plugged only into a three prong receptacle. If an adapter must be used to accommodate a two prong receptacle, the adapter wire must be attached to a known ground. Never remove the third prong.
3) Keep guards in place and in working order.
4) Avoid dangerous environments - Do not use power tools in damp or wet locations without proper grounding protection. Keep work areas well lit.
5) Do not force tools - Do not force a small tool or attachment to do the job of a heavy duty tool.
6) Wear proper clothing - Loose clothing or jewelry can get caught in moving parts. Proper gloves and footwear are recommended.
7) Wear safety glasses when working with power tools - Wear appropriate eye, face and respiratory protection if cutting operations produce dust.
8) Do not abuse cords - Never carry a tool by its cord or yank the cord to disconnect the tool from the receptacle. Keep the cord away from heat and sharp edges.
9) Secure the work - Use clamps or a vise to hold the work. It is safer than using your hands and it frees both hands to operate the tool.
10) Avoid accidental starting - Do not carry a plugged in tool with your finger on the switch.
FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND REDUCE THE CHANCES
OF AN ACCIDENT WITH POWER TOOLS
EMPLOYEE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
FIRE & OTHER EMERGENCIES
The following emergency action plan is to be followed. Employees should be familiar with this plan.
Elite HR Logistics establishes that any employee shouting “Fire” or activating a fire alarm is the signal to immediately evacuate the building for fire and other emergencies.
Before implementing the emergency action plan, a sufficient number of persons to assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees will be designated and trained.
The plan will be reviewed with each employee covered by the plan at the following times:
The plan will be kept at the worksite and made available for employee review.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION PLAN
Elite HR Logistics has developed, implemented, and maintains a hazard communication program that ensures effective communication about associated hazards of some of the substances in our workplace, and the control of these hazards through a comprehensive hazard communication program that includes the elements listed below.
The hazard communication manager, Sandra Wetzel has full authority and responsibility for implementing and maintaining this program.
LIST OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
Sandra Wetzel will prepare and keep current an inventory list of all known hazardous substances present in our workplace. Specific information on each noted hazardous substance can be obtained by reviewing the SDSs (see Attachment, “Hazardous Substance Inventory List”).
PROPOSITION 65 LIST OF CHEMICALS
Sandra Wetzel is responsible for obtaining updates of Proposition 65 listed chemicals and providing new information to affected employees. In the case of newly added chemicals to the Proposition 65 list, the necessary warning will take effect 12 months from the date of listing.
SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDSs)
Sandra Wetzel is responsible for obtaining the SDSs, reviewing them for completeness, and maintaining the data sheet system for our company. In the review of incoming data sheets, if new and significant health/safety information becomes available, this new information is passed on immediately to the affected employees by additional training sessions, posting of memos, and other means of communication.
Legible SDS copies for all hazardous substances to which employees of this company may be exposed are kept in (List all locations).
SDSs are readily available for review to all employees in their work area and during each work shift. If SDSs are missing or new hazardous substance(s) in use do not have SDSs, or if an SDS is obviously incomplete, please contact Sandra Wetzel immediately, and a new SDS will be requested from the manufacturer. If we are unable to obtain the SDS from the vendor within 25 calendar days of the request, we will either call our local Cal/OSHA compliance office or write to:
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
Deputy Chief of Health and Engineering Services
San Francisco, CA 94142-0603
If anyone has a specific question or needs additional information on an SDS, please call Sandra Wetzel
Electronic SDS: (Delete this paragraph if not applicable)
If we use alternatives to paper SDSs—computer or microfiche machines with printers or telefax machines—we will make sure that employees have ready access to and know how to operate these devices for retrieval and printing of legible hard copies. Our backup system in the event of failure of the primary SDS retrieval system will be (Insert your system for ensuring that the SDS will continue to be readily available for emergency use)
LABELS AND OTHER FORMS OF WARNING
Before hazardous substance containers are released to the work area, it is the policy of our company that Sandra Wetzel will verify that all primary and secondary containers. Note: Supervisors will be the ones relied upon to ensure that the secondary containers are properly labeled are labeled as follows:
Identity of the hazardous substance(s)
Applicable hazard warnings
Name and address of the manufacturer
Note: A secondary container is typically one that is not initially labeled and used to hold material that has been transferred from the original, labeled container that was provided by the supplier.
To address exposures to Proposition 65 chemicals, Sandra Wetzel will provide clear and reasonable warnings to individuals prior to exposure by means of posting signs conspicuously, labeling consumer products, and training employees.
If necessary, Sandra Wetzel will arrange for labels, signs, and other warnings to be printed in other languages.
EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING
Employees are to attend a health and safety training session set up by Sandra Wetzel prior to starting work. This training session will provide information on the following:
Employees will receive additional training when a new hazard is introduced into the workplace or whenever employees might be exposed to hazards at another employer’s work site.
HAZARDOUS NON-ROUTINE TASKS
Periodically, our employees are required to perform hazardous non-routine tasks. Prior to starting work on such projects, affected employees will be given information by their supervisor on hazards to which they may be exposed during such an activity.
This information will cover:
Non-routine tasks performed/hazardous chemicals used by employees of this company are given below. You need to create your own list to fit your tasks.
LABELED/UNLABELED PIPES (Delete if not applicable)
Above-ground pipes transporting hazardous substances (gases, vapors, liquids, semi-liquids, or plastics) shall be identified in accordance with T8 CCR, Section 3321, and “Identification of Piping”. Other above-ground pipes that do not contain hazardous substances, but may have associated hazards if disturbed or cut (e.g., steam lines, oxygen lines) shall be addressed as follows:
Before employees enter the area and initiate work, Sandra Wetzel will inform them of:
To ensure that outside contractors work safely in our facility and to protect our employees from chemicals used by outside contractors, Sandra Wetzel is responsible for giving and receiving the following information from contractors:
If anyone has questions about this plan, please contact Sandra Wetzel. Our plan will be maintained by Sandra Wetzel to ensure that the policies are carried out and the plan is effective.
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The inventory of the hazardous substances used by employees is given below:
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE INVENTORY LIST
A copy of this program will be made available, upon request, to workers, their designated representatives, and Cal-OSHA.
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