Food Manufacturing SEP. NAICS 311. Objectives. In this course, we will discuss: Why “Food Manufacturing” was added to the N.C. Special Emphasis Program (SEP) and part of the Strategic Plan. Implications for North Carolina employers. N.C. Department of Labor’s focus during an inspection.
Food Manufacturing SEP NAICS 311
Objectives • In this course, we will discuss: • Why “Food Manufacturing” was added to the N.C. Special Emphasis Program (SEP) and part of the Strategic Plan. • Implications for North Carolina employers. • N.C. Department of Labor’s focus during an inspection.
History/Bureau of Labor Statistics • Food manufacturing has one of the highest incidences of injury and illness among all industries. • Production workers account for 54 percent of all jobs. • Unlike many other industries, food manufacturing is not highly sensitive to economic conditions.
Work Environment • The nature of the work is in close proximity of rapidly moving and operating equipment and systems.
Application OPN 140 • Limited expanded scope inspection Comprehensive Inspection Operation Procedure Notice (OPN) 140 Complaint
Machine Guarding 1910 Subpart O • Conveyor
Machine Guarding 1910 Subpart O • Auger
Electrical & Lockout/Tagout 1910 Subpart S • Aggravated by processes • H2O • Kill room • Gases • Stun equipment • Multiple uses of mechanical equipment
Hazard Communication 1910.1200 • Information provided on hazardous chemicals • Hazard communication program • Labels and other forms of warning • Safety data sheets • Training SDS
Confined Space 1910.146 • Many manufacturing sites contain permit-required confined spaces
Combustible Dust CPL 03-00-008 • Food manufacturing sites may contain organic dusts • Flour • Sugar • Grains • Animal feeds
Process Safety Management 1910.119 • Most common • Ammonia – 10,000 lbs • Chlorine – 1,500 lbs • Management of change • Can be utilized for other processes
Ergonomics NCGS 95-129(1) • Definition • Ergonomics is defined as the science related to man and his work, embodying the anatomic, physiologic, and mechanical principles affecting the efficient use of human energy. • Injury examples • Carpal tunnel syndrome; tendinitis; rotator cuff injuries (a shoulder problem); epicondylitis (an elbow problem); trigger finger; muscle strains and lower back injuries
Of Notable Mention 1910 • Noise • 1910.95 • Conservation program based on noise level reading • Emergency Action Plan • 1910.38 • Essential due to chemicals used in food manufacturing • PPE • 1910.132 • Hazard assessment and training EAP Noise PPE
Summary • Food Manufacturing added to N.C. Special Emphasis Program and Strategic Plan • Implications for N.C. employers • Compliance focus during an inspection
Thank You For Attending! Final Questions?
Handouts Place all handouts at the end of this presentation.