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Safety Posters

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Dress safely and with style! Remember to wear protective clothing!

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Watch Your Step
Watch Your Step

Look down! There could be cords and sharp objects on the ground!

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Take A Break
Take A Break

Take a break!

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Dress safely and with style! Remember to wear protective clothing!

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Standard Procedure

While every effort is made to avoid incidents, it is important to know what to do if one should occur. Acting quickly and getting the injured employee the treatment they need as soon as possible can help to prevent further injury.

  • Report all incidents, no matter how minor, immediately to management 

  • Prompt reporting ensures the employee receives proper treatment if it is required, and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken to avoid future injuries  

  • Perform first-aid and CPR, only if you are trained 

  • Follow established Bloodborne Pathogens procedures

  • Arranging transportation and accompany the injured employee to the medical facility should be done by the supervisor

  • Facilitating paperwork and answering questions of both the treating physician and injured employee should be done by the supervisor

  • Incident Report forms must be completed by the supervisor and injured employee as soon as possible; route as directed on the form

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Foot and Hand Protection

Footwear must be suitable for the type of work you perform and the environment in which you work. It is recommended that all team members follow the footwear guidelines listed under the slip trip and fall prevention section of this safety manual. However, for employees in certain work areas, these practices may be required.  

Hand protection should be selected based on the risk associated with the tasks assigned.  However, in operations where hand protection may cause or contribute to an injury, other methods of hand protection should be used. Consult your officer regarding the proper hand protection and use.

Outwear Protection

The clothing worn to work should not only be appropriate for the type of work you perform but safe for the environment in which you work. Shorts and tank top shirts should not be worn. Clothing should be cotton or other natural fiber, and if clothing or gear becomes contaminated, it should be replaced immediately.

Safety Accessories

  • Safety goggles are perhaps the most important of all the safety tools and have to be on whenever you are close to a machine being worked or working a machine yourself. 

  • Gloves should be used for any machines that have blades or where you have the potential of cutting your hand (ie. Cut-Off saw, Jigsaw, bandsaw). Also use when handling chemicals

  • Earmuffs should be used whenever cutting metal as doing so is VERY loud

  • Use a mouth guard if there a lot of fumes or dust in a contained area (you don’t want that stuff in your system)

First Aid

Cuts

Shallow Cuts

  • Sanitize wound and bandage tightly

Deep Cuts

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • Apply pressure with a clean cloth 

  • Tightly bandage the wound to prevent more bleeding

  • If object is lodged in the wound. DO NOT REMOVE!

  • Call 911 immediately

Burns

1st or 2nd Degree

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • Wash skin with cold water 

3rd or 4th degree

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • Clean around the wound

  • Lightly bind wound

  • Call 911

Chemical Burns

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • Wash treated the area with water

  • Remove all contaminated clothing and items

  • Call poison control (800) 222-1222 and 911 immediately

  • Give victim pain-numbing agent Ex. Humor, Pain Killers, School

Broken Bone/Fracture

Fracture

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • Ice area

  • Call ER

Broken Bone

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • DO NOT try to realign the bone

  • Gently add pressure around the injury to stop bleeding

  • Call 911 and ER

Near Toxic Fumes

  • Notify the closest officer, mentor, etc.

  • Leave the area and enter fresh air 

  • Reclaim contaminated area by opening all doors and windows from that location

  • Stay away from the toxic area to heal properly

Mental Health

Dealing With Stress

  • Aim to avoid or reduce your intake of refined sugars

  • Indulge in Physical Activity

  • Try Relaxation Techniques

  • Talk to Someone

  • Manage Your Time

  • Learn to Say ‘No’

Depression and Suicide Prevention

  • 1-800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)

  • 1-800-273-TALK (Depression Hotline)

Spotting Depression

  • Talking about killing or harming one’s self

  • Expressing strong feelings of hopelessness or being trapped

  • An unusual preoccupation with death or dying

  • Acting recklessly, as if they have a death wish (e.g. speeding through red lights)

  • Calling or visiting people to say goodbye

  • Getting affairs in order (giving away prized possessions, tying up loose ends)

  • A sudden switch from being extremely depressed to acting calm and happy

To Cope With Depression

To Help Someone With Depression

  • Being a compassionate listener is much more important than giving advice

  • Be gentle, yet persistent 

  • Possible questions:

    • “I have been feeling concerned about you lately.”

    • “I wanted to check in with you because you have seemed pretty down lately.”

    • “How can I best support you right now?”

    • “You are not alone in this. I’m here for you.”

    • “You are important to me. Your life is important to me.”

  • Reach out to other people

  • Get moving

  • Find ways to engage again with the world

Record-keeping

Documentation is a critical component for maintaining a safe working environment. The following records are retained in personnel files:

  • Employee training records

  • Certifications

  • Incident reports

  • Hazard identification and corrective actions

  • Signed acknowledgments

  • Equipment inspection/certifications

Emergency
Action
Plans

Fire Evacuation

  • Turn off nearby equipment and walk to the nearest exit, when the fire alarm sounds and if it is safe to do so

  • Assemble away from the building at the designated assembly area

  • Remain outside until the all-clear is given by responding fire personnel

  • The supervisor or their designee will account for all individuals  

Severe Weather

  • Stay inside the building

  • Proceed to the appropriate designated shelter when directed

Bomb Threat

  • Bomb threats must always be taken seriously 

  • Document as much information as possible

  • Report the incident immediately to the supervisor

  • The supervisor or the authorities will determine if the situation warrants evacuation; if called for, follow the procedures used for a fire evacuation

Earthquake

If You are Indoors

  • “DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON.” If you are not near a strong table or desk, drop to the floor against an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms.

  • Avoid windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large appliances and cabinets filled with heavy objects.

  • Do not try to run out of the structure during strong shaking.

  • Stay away from buildings. Glass from tall buildings does not always fall straight down; it can catch a wind current and travel great distances

If You are Outdoors

  • Move to a clear area if you can safely walk

When Shaking Stops

  • Check the people around you for injuries; provide first aid. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger.

  • Check around you for dangerous conditions, such as fires, downed power lines and structure damage.

  • If you have fire extinguishers and are trained to use them, put out small fires immediately.

  • Turn off the gas only if you smell gas.

  • Check your phones to be sure they have not shaken off the hook and are tying up a line.