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GenPak - OHS Presentation
Transcript of GenPak - OHS Presentation
Do YOU want to look as cool and as protected as Jeff?
I feel safe!
Examining Hazards and Best Practices at
Manufacturer of premium quality, single use food packaging products
OHS inspection for the plant in Mississauga
Information can be applied to other plants
Focus on achieving high OHS standards, and working as a team to achieve a safe and healthy working environment
Objective: Learn about the important processes of manufacturing, and the controls Genpak has in place to protect workers.
Good OHS protects the employees and the bottom line
- High noise levels from production equipment
Physical Hazards - Noise
Chemical Hazards - Styrene
Bacteria, fungi, virus build up within machinery
Inhalation is the primary source of biological hazard
Indoor Air Quality Hazards
Example of Workplace Violence at Genpak
"In one of our small town locations we had an incident where one employee had the impression that personal differences could be "settled outside" in spite of Bill 168 training being given in the workplace. Police were called and suspensions were handed out which was a surprise to the employee."
How can you stress the importance of workplace violence training to eliminate these issues?
Safety Hazards – Moving Parts of a Machine
Improper lifting of heavy boxes can lead to both repetitive strain and acute injuries
Let's review how to properly lift a box
Do I need to be here?
Proper storage of PPE at all times
Foam Fire Extinguisher
for A and B type fires
What are type A and B fires?
Proper PPE is
COOL PPE!! :)
Am I in the way?
Most health and safety requirements met
Good health and safety protects employees AND the bottom line
Managers can do a better job of
plant floors are left clean
PPE is properly stored
training is given/received by employees
Outside OHS help
machines inspected regularly by certified engineers
keep replacement/repair costs down
reduces risks of lockouts
Colourless, toxic, flammable liquid
Vaporizes into a sweet smelling gas
Can be absorbed, ingested or inhaled
Both acute and chronic effects
What to Look For- Styrene
- Gastrointestinal tract failure
- Kidney illness
- Respiratory system problems
- May be a carcinogen (debated)
- Memory deficits
Inhalation of biological and chemical contaminants
Marked Paths for Forklifts and Traffic
Located outside the building
Machine lock outs lead to lost production hours and mistrust by employees regarding the organization's commitment to their safety