Craftsman's Cribsheet: Five More Must-Do Safety Contacts to Start The New Year

Here are five mandatory safety contacts to assure getting your team’s safety training off to a good start in 2019.


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Continuing from last month’s cribsheet, here are five more mandatory safety contacts to assure getting your team’s safety training off to a good start in 2019.

Specifications for Accident Prevention Signs and Tags



All employees shall be instructed that danger signs indicate
immediate danger and that special precautions are necessary.
All employees shall be instructed that caution signs indicate a
possible hazard against which proper precaution should be taken.



Permit-Required Confined Spaces



The employer shall evaluate the workplace to determine if any spaces are permit-required confined spaces. If the workplace contains permit spaces, the employer shall inform exposed employees, by posting danger signs or by any other equally effective means, of the existence and location of and the danger posed by the permit spaces.



The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)



Energy control program. The employer shall establish a program consisting of energy control procedures, employee training and periodic inspections to ensure that before any employee performs any servicing or maintenance on a machine or equipment where the unexpected energizing, startup or release of stored energy could occur and cause injury, the machine or equipment shall be isolated from the energy source and rendered inoperative.



Flammable Liquids



Industrial use incidental to principal business, handling, storage,
ventilation, drainage, quantity on site and water supply,
extinguishers, precautions, maintenance and electrical
grounding specified.



Medical Services and First Aid                               


The employer shall ensure the ready availability of medical personnel for advice and consultation on matters of plant health. In the absence of an infirmary, clinic or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available. Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.





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