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New Employee Orientation

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Transcript of New Employee Orientation

Hand Tools
Right tool for the job
Use common sense
Inspect tools (cracked handle, mushroomed, etc.)
Store tools in clean and dry area
Compressed air must be at 30 psi or below to be used for cleaning purposes.

Power Tools
Personal Protective Equipment
Last line of defense
Hand Protection
Always wear properly reflective clothing when working around traffic or motorized equipment.
Hearing
Protection
Remember to always inspect PPE before it is used.

Replace PPE when cracked, torn, scratched, dry rotted, etc.

Keep PPE clean. Use mild soap and water when cleaning PPE.
Hazard Communication
Employees have the right to know
!
Chemical exposure may cause serious health effects
Heart ailments
Kidney and lung damage
Sterility
Cancer
Burns
Rashes
Hazard Communication Program

List of hazardous chemicals
Material Safety Data Sheets
Labeling systems
Material Safety Data Sheets

Chemical identity
Physical and chemical characteristics
Physical and health hazards
Primary routes of entry
Exposure limits
Whether it is a carcinogen
Safe handling/use
Engineering controls
Emergency first aid procedures
Date prepared
Name, address, phone number of manufacturer, importer or responsible party
Signs and symptoms of exposure
Required PPE
Labeling requirements
Spill and leak cleanup
Labels
All containers must be labeled.

Act as an immediate warning
Not intended to be sole source of information
Must contain Identity of hazardous chemical
Appropriate hazard warnings
Name, address of manufacturer, importer or responsible party.
Electrical Safety
Inspect equipment for loose connections
Check for missing ground prongs
Use isolated, non conductive tools
Stay 10 feet away from power lines
Never touch anything electrical with wet hands
Do not fasten cords with staples or nails
Extension Cords
Extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis.
Make sure extension cords are properly rated for their intended use, indoor or outdoor, and meet or exceed the power needs of the appliance or device being used.
Inspect cords for damage before use. Check for cracked or frayed sockets, loose or bare wires, and loose connections.
Never use a cord that feels hot or is damaged in any way.
Do not run extension cords through walls or ceilings. This may cause the cord to overheat, creating a serious fire hazard.
Do not nail or staple electrical cords to walls or baseboards.
Make sure that cords are not pinched in doors, windows, or under heavy furniture, which could damage the cord’s insulation.
Keep extension cords out of high-traffic areas like doorways or walkways where they pose a tripping hazard.
Insert plugs fully so that no part of the prongs is exposed when the extension cord is in use.
Ensure that all extension cords are certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as UL, CSA, or ETL, and read the manufacturer’s instructions.
Bloodborne Pathogens
Pathogenic micro-organisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV) – Estimated 1.1 million people in U.S. affected.
Hepatitis B – Estimated 800,000-1.4 million people in U.S. affected.
Hepatitis C – Estimated 2.7-3.9 million in U.S. affected.
Universal Precautions

Work under the assumption that blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) is known to be infected with a bloodborne pathogen.
Hepatitis B and C

May Cause:
Chronic liver disease
Liver failure
Cirrhosis (Scarring) of the liver
Cancer
Death

There is no cure for Hep B or C
Hep B vaccinations are available
Hepatitis B

A person can have hep B and never show symptoms
Hep B can survive in dried blood for up to seven days
Hep B symptoms can take 4-28 weeks to show
Hepatitis B Symptoms

Fatigue
Stomach pains
Achy joints
Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
Hepatitis B Declination Form

If you are offered the hepatitis B vaccination but are not interested, you must sign the declination form.

You can change your mind at any point and receive the vaccination.

The Town covers the cost of the vaccination.
Hepatitis C

May be serious for some but not others
Most carry hep C for the rest of their lives
A person may have liver damage, but never feel sick
No cure for hep C
Hepatitis C Symptoms

Jaundice
Fatigue
Dark urine
Abdominal pain
Loss of appetite
Nausea
80% of people with hep C show no signs or symptoms
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
There is no cure or vaccination
Often fatal
Less likely to be acquired than hep B and C in the workplace
Spreads by direct contact with blood or OPIM through sharing of needles, sexual contact or infected mother to unborn child
Does not live for long outside the body
HIV Symptoms
Fever
Sweats
Feeling tired
Loss of appetite
Muscle pain
Sore throat
Nausea
Diarrhea
Possible Sources of BBP
Blood to blood contact
Semen and vaginal secretions
Vomit
Saliva containing blood
Mucous membrane secretions
Contaminated tissue or body parts
Handling Contaminated Material
Make sure you always wear latex gloves when your hand may come in contact with:
Blood
OPIM
Mucous membranes
Non-intact skin
Touching or handling contaminated surfaces or items
How to Safely Remove Contaminated Gloves
Cleanup of Blood or OPIM
Wear proper PPE
Restrict access
Cover blood
Pour 10% bleach solution over covering and let sit for 30 minutes
Use a mechanical device (broom, tongs, etc.) when it is necessary to clean up items such as broken glass that has been contaminated.
If Contact Does Occur
Scrub hands immediately
Flush mucous membranes for 15 minutes
Report the exposure incident immediately
Exposure to infected blood DOES NOT mean you will contact the disease
Blood and Body Exposure Protocol with Duke Medical Center

1. Call Duke Emergency Hot Line: 919-684-8115 (24-hour service) and report blood and body exposure or needle stick. Operator will need injured person's name and phone number.
Blood and Body Exposure Protocol with Duke Medical Center
2. Duke Emergency Hot Line Operator will page the on-call staff from Duke Employee Occupational Health and Wellness (EOHW).
3. Duke EOHW will call injured employee.
4. Duke EOHW will review the type and source of exposure, employee status, make a decision on risk, and counsel the exposed employee, offering the appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis.
Documentation and Records
The Town will document the exposure
Duke Medical Center will keep records
Employee will have access to records by going through Duke.
Fire Prevention - Classes of Fires

Class A - Ordinary combustibles
Class B - Flammable liquids, gases, greases
Class C - Electrical
Class D - Combustible metals
Town of Morrisville uses ABC fire extinguishers. Will extinguish all but combustible metal fires.
Fire Prevention
Keep work areas clean and clutter-free
Know how to handle and store chemicals
Know where fire extinguishers are located
Inspect electrical cords and do no overload circuits
Fire Extinguishers - When to use them
Alarm has been sounded
Building has been evacuated
Fire is small and confined
Fire Extinguishers -Appropriate use
You can fight the fire with your back toward an escape route
The extinguisher matches the fire type
The extinguisher works effectively
Fire Extinguishers - Inappropriate use
The fire is large and has grown beyond its original confined space
Your escape path is threatened
You are not sure if you have the correct type of fire extinguisher
Using Fire Extinguishers - PASS

Hold the extinguisher upright

(P)ull the pin
(A)im at the base of the fire
(S)queeze the handle
(S)weep the base of the fire
Fire Prevention-Housekeeping
Minimize storage of combustible material
Dispose of combustible waste in covered, airtight, metal containers
Use and store flammable materials in well-ventilated areas away from ignition sources
Use nonflammable cleaning products
Keep incompatible substances away from each other
Keep equipment in good working order
Ensure heating units are safeguarded
Report gas leaks immediately
Repair and clean up flammable liquid leaks immediately
Keep work areas free of dust, link, sawdust, scraps and similar material
Do not rely on extension cords if wireing improvements are needed
Turn off electrical equipment when not in use
What causes most slips, trips and falls?
Hurried and careless work habits.
What are common conditions that often lead to slips, trips and falls?
Damaged or slippery surfaces.
Obstructions in walkways.
Openings in the floor.
Improper use of ladders.
Slips, Trips and Falls - Ladders

Choose right ladder for the job
Inspect ladders before use (feet, rungs, rails, etc.)
Remember 4:1 rule
Extend ladders at least 3 feet above landing
Face ladders when climbing and descending
Keep 3 points of contact when climbing
Keep weight centered
Don't stand on top 2 steps or top four ladder rungs
Don't allow two people on the same ladder
Use tool belt/pockets or hoist items up to you
Slips, Trips and Falls - Stairs and walkways
Use railing for balance
Do no black your view when carrying something
Use an elevator when possible while carrying something
Be mindful of wet or slippery steps
Do not block walkways with obstructions
Tape down temporary cords
Clean up spills
Do not leave drawers open
Safe Lifting
Safe Lifting
Ask for help when needed
Plan lift and walk path to destination to look for obstacles
Use dolly or cart when available
If possible, push instead of pulling
Store heavier objects at "safe lifting zone" height
Workers' Compensation
This policy provides medical benefits and disability compensation after a compensable on-the-job injury or illness that occurs during an employee's scope of duties.
Employee Responsibilities

Report injury within 24 hours.
Must receive treatment from Town physician unless hospital care required.
Follow treatment protocols.
Report back to work on light duty if released to do so.
Cannot return to full duty until doctor releases you to do so in writing.
Compensation

No compensation for the first 7 days of work missed (Employee must use sick, vacation or comp time) unless more than 21 days are missed.
Compensation is 66% of previous year's weekly gross wages.
Follow-up visits will be paid for if they are necessary.
Benefits

Premium health and dental will be paid for the employee, not dependents. Payments can be made to the Town for dependents.
No retirement credits while on leave.
No bonus, COL, merit, etc. until employee returns.
No holiday pay.
No leave credits.
Light Duty (Restricted Duty)

Employee must accept suitable light duty or risk forfeiting workers' Compensation benefits.
Industrial Commission will decide if refusal is justified.
Drug and Alcohol Policy

The Town of Morrisville is a drug-free workplace

Testing
Pre-employment, random (safety-sensitive), post-accident and reasonable suspicion.
Failed test.
Refusal to test
What if a test is positive?
Prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs
Last chance.
Motor Vehicle Policy
Annual MVR Checks
Employee will not be permitted to drive with the following violations: DUI/DWI, reckless driving, suspended license, speeding 25 or more, drug offense, hit and run, 2 or more at fault accidents, 3 or more moving violations over 3 years or less than 3 years of driving experience.
Authorized use of Town vehicles.
Use of personal vehicles for Town business.
Passengers.
Alcohol, Drugs, tobacco and fire arms prohibited.
Cell phones and handheld devices.
Seat belts must be worn at all times.
Vehicle accidents.
Must drive in a safe and lawful manor.
Fit for Duty Policy
Requested restricted duty from of the job injury.
Town Fit for Duty Form must be completed by doctor.
Light duty work can be in injured employees department or another department.
Will not be released to full-duty until doctor clears you to do so.
Emergency Action Plans

Reporting emergencies
When to evacuate
Evacuation maps
Gathering locations
Re-entry
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