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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. WHAT IS EMPLOYEE SAFETY?. Freedom from danger, risk, or injury in the workplace. WHY BE CONCERNED?. To help manage the risk of the business Less injuries = more profits To protect yourself Missed workdays and lost wages Decreased productivity

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what is employee safety
WHAT IS EMPLOYEE SAFETY?
  • Freedom from danger, risk, or injury in the workplace.
why be concerned
WHY BE CONCERNED?
  • To help manage the risk of the business
    • Less injuries = more profits
  • To protect yourself
    • Missed workdays and lost wages
    • Decreased productivity
    • Increased insurance payments
safety hazards
SAFETY HAZARDS...
  • Any situation that has potential to cause bodily harm to employees
types of work hazards
TYPES OF WORK HAZARDS
  • Depends on two things:
    • Where you work
    • Type of work performed
unsafe conditions
UNSAFE CONDITIONS
  • Physical or Environmental hazards which are present in the workplace.
common unsafe conditions
Common Unsafe Conditions..
  • Poor Housekeeping
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Fire Hazards
  • Unsafe Equipment
  • Unsafe Work Areas
unsafe acts
UNSAFE ACTS
  • Employee behavior or actions that may risk safety in the workplace.
examples of unsafe acts
Examples of Unsafe Acts...
  • Wearing Inappropriate Clothing
  • Lifting Improperly
  • Using Tools Improperly
more unsafe acts
MoreUnsafe Acts
  • Lacking Knowledge
  • Having Poor Personal Habits
  • Driving Carelessly
  • Horsing Around
why should you follow safety procedures
Why Should You follow Safety Procedures?

You will form good safety habits that will help protect you from accidents and injuries

safety procedures
SAFETY PROCEDURES
  • Think about Safety
  • Follow Company Guidelines
  • Report or Correct Safety Hazards
  • Ask Questions
  • DON’T TAKE SHORTCUTS
what is osha
What is OSHA?

Federal Government Agency

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

occupational safety health administration
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • Writes & Enforces Safety Standards
  • Prevents Employee Injuries & Death
  • Insists that businesses maintain safe, hazard-free workplaces
employees responsibilities for safety
Employees’ Responsibilitiesfor Safety
  • Follow OSHA rules and standards
  • Comply with businesses safety rules
employees responsibilities for safety cont
Employees’ Responsibilitiesfor Safety Cont....
  • Report dangerous work habits or unsafe conditions to supervisors
  • Report job-related injuries or illnesses to the appropriate supervisor, and seek medical attention as needed.
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Operator Zone

An operator zone is a safe area around a piece of machinery in which only the operator may enter.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Ear plugs

Respirator

Welding helmet

Work gloves

Safety glasses

Hard hat