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Workplace Safety Orientation 2

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Danielle Green

on 29 November 2013

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Transcript of Workplace Safety Orientation 2

Workplace Safety Orientation
Who's Responsibility is it?
Everyone has a responsibility to ensure that their workplace is safe for themselves and others.
Safety Awareness
Anything in the workplace that could hurt you or the people you work with

Common Workplace Hazards:
Lifting, carrying, and standing
Repetitive Motion
Trash disposal
Using machinery (ladders)
Enforcement of OHS legislation
Workplace inspections
Circulating information
Promotion of training, education, and research
Resolution of OHS disputes
Ensure that all employees are using the proper protective equipment and following safety procedures
Must advise employees of hazards potential or actual
Must take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of workers
Safety Awareness Continued
How to Properly Lift
Why We Are Here Today?
Roles & Responsibilities:
Become aware of your responsibilities and other’s responsibilities in the workplace and the responsibility to report any potential hazards to a manager.

Safety Awareness:
Build the skills to become more aware of the workplace surroundings and be able to watch for accidents before they happen

Correctly identify chemicals are handling and how to find the information on how to safely use and clean up any spilled chemicals.

Any Questions Before We Begin?
Learning Outcomes:
To learn how to be safe at work! :)
Create and maintain a Joint Health and Safety committee or have workers select at least one health and safety representative
Take every reasonable precaution to ensure safety
Provide PPE and train employees
Appoint a competent supervisor who sets the standards for performance, and who ensures safe working conditions are always observed
Immediately report all critical injuries to the government department responsible for OH&S
Joint Health and Safety Committee
Act as an advisory body
Identify hazards and obtain information about them
Recommend corrective actions
Assist in resolving work refusal cases
Participate in accident investigations and inspections
Make recommendations to the management regarding actions required to resolve health and safety concerns

Responsibility to work in compliance with OHS regulations
Responsibility to use all personal protective equipment that is provided by the employer and use it properly
Must report workplace hazards and dangers
Right to refuse unsafe work
Right to participate in the workplace health and safety activities through Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) or as a worker health and safety representative
Right to know, or the right to be informed about, actual and potential dangers in the workplace
Workplace Safety Commercial
Rules are in your handout!



Source: Work Safe BC
Anything can be a workplace hazard
Hazardous Materials
Are controlled products that exposure to can result in health problems such as irritation of the eyes, sensitization of the skin or lungs, heart ailments, kidney and lung damage and cancer. Hazardous materials can cause fires, explosions or other accidents when improperly stored or handled.
Three Basic elements of WHMIS
1. Labels
2. Material Safety Data Sheets
3. Education and Training

Classification of Hazardous Materials
There are 6 classes of hazardous materials and 3 subclasses of Toxic materials; each of the classes and subclasses has a distinctive symbol to help quickly and accurately identify the hazards associated with each product.
Supplier Labels
7 things that must appear on a typical supplier label:
1. Product name
2. Hazard Symbols
3. Risk Phrases
4. Precautionary Measures
5. First aid measures
6. Supplier identifier
7. Reference to the MSDS

Workplace Label
Three things that must be on a workplace label:
1. Product name
2. Safe handling procedures
3. References to MSDS

Material Safety Data Sheet
• Provides detailed info of the hazards of a controlled product
• Hazards (fire, explosions, reactivity)
• Health effects of exposure (acute or chronic)
• Hazard evaluation related to storage and handling
• Measures to protect workers
• Emergency procedures

9 recommended sections:

1. Product information
2. Hazardous ingredients
3. Physical data
4. Fire and explosive data
5. Reactivity data
6. Toxicological data
7. Preventive measures
8. First aid measures
9. Preparation data

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Hazard Prevention
Safe Work Procedures
Identify Hazards in Your Workplace
Go over all areas of your work place looking for hazards and think about what could go wrong
Assess the Risks That
Each Hazard Presents
Determine the risks that each hazard presents and prioritize which should be dealt with first
Control the Risks by Eliminating
or Minimizing Them
Eliminate the risk completely, if that is unrealistic, minimize it .
Manual Lifting
Prepare for manual lifting; test the weight and wear gloves if there is a risk of injury to your hands

With feet shoulder width apart, tuck chin, center weight, grip object at opposite ends and load weight close to chest

Keep both arms straight in front of you and walk smoothly

Wear gloves if there is a risk of injury to your hands

Report concerns or incidents to your supervisors
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Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5:
Purpose: to help to increase the safety of all workers in terms of knowing how to properly handle, clean up and dispose of hazardous materials.
Seeing a Hazard & Preventing It

Trash Disposal:



tuck away all electric cords
place trash bins out of walking ways and sweep broken glass into paper bags
mopping up wets areas
having two employees on the floor at all times and changing exiting patterns to avoid potential violence, shoplifting, and robbery
Use office supplies correctly and without excessive force
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