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NEP Safety
  • It is the intention of NEP Broadcasting for all
    of its divisions to initiate and maintain
    complete accident prevention and safety training
    programs and ensure a safe work environment for
    staff, clients, vendors, etc. Each and every
    employee working for NEP are responsible for the
    safety and health of those persons in their
    charge, coworkers, and others that may be on-site
    or in any NEP facility. By accepting mutual
    responsibility to participate in all safety
    practices, we will all contribute to the well
    being of our co-workers, clients, guests and the

Section 1
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Fire Safety
  • Blood borne Pathogens

Section 2
  • Shop Safety House Keeping and Materials
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Heat Stress Prevention
  • Pest Awareness

Section 3
  • Eye Wash Station
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Tool Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Ladders
  • Fall Protection/Ladders

Section 4
  • Hazard Identification and Communication
  • Forklift Safety and Requirements
  • Emergency Preparedness Plans

Ergonomics at NEP
The purpose of ergonomics is to fit the workplace
to the worker and help reduce injuries associated
with repetitive motion, unnatural positions, and
excessive forces.. Ergonomically correct
equipment is available to all employees. Contact
your supervisor or Human Resources if you have a
specific requirement.
Office Ergonomics
  • Office Ergonomics include such items as
  • Your Chair
  • Your Keyboard
  • Monitor, Document Telephone

Office Ergonomics Contd
  • Correct Incorrect

Office Ergonomics Contd
  • Pauses Breaks
  • Once you have correctly set up your computer
    workstation, use good work habits. No matter how
    perfect the environment, prolonged, static
    postures will inhibit blood circulation and cause
    aches and pains.
  • Take short 1-2 minute stretch breaks every 30
    minutes. After each hour of work, take a break
    or change tasks for at least 5 minutes. Always
    try to get away from your computer during lunch
  • Avoid eye fatigue by resting and refocusing your
    eyes periodically. Look away from the monitor
    and focus on something in the distance.
  • Rest your eyes by covering them with your palms
    for 10-15 seconds.
  • Use correct posture when working. Keep moving as
    much as possible.

Office Ergonomics and Telephones
  • Placing the telephone too far away can cause you
    to repeatedly reach, resulting in strain on the
    shoulder, arm, and neck.
  • Potential Hazard
  • Prolonged conversations with the phone pinched
    between your shoulder and head (Figure 1) may
    cause stress and neck pain.
  • Possible Solution
  • Use of the speaker that is located on the
    telephone for hands free use.
  • Hold telephone with a hand do not pinch between
    shoulder and head.

                  Figure 1.Awkward posture
during telephone use
Ergonomics Contd
Lifting Carrying
Work Smarter Not Harder
Always use proper technique to help avoid
strains and injuries due to lifting and carrying
  • Keep the load close
  • Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Plan ahead
  • Get help when you need it
  • Avoid pushing or pulling when possible

Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Move items close to your body and use your legs
    when lifting an item from a low location.
  • Store and place materials that need to be
    manually lifted and transported at "power zone"
    height, about mid-thigh to mid-chest.
  • Minimize bending and reaching by placing heavy
    objects on shelves, tables, or racks.
  • Avoid twisting, especially when bending forward
    while lifting. Turn by moving the feet rather
    than twisting the torso.
  • Keep your elbows close to your body and keep the
    load as close to your body as possible.
  • Break down loads into smaller units and carry one
    in each hand to equalize loads. Use buckets with
    handles, or similar devices, to carry loose
  • Optimize employee access to heavy items through
    good housekeeping and preplanning.

Correct Incorrect
Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Contd
Fire Safety
  • Fire prevention is an important aspect of NEPs
    safety philosophy.
  • To reduce the risk of fire at the facility you
    should use products with a high
  • flashpoint, and eliminate non-essential
    flammable and combustible materials in the
  • workplace.
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Improper use of fire extinguishers can lead to
    serious injury or death.
  • Fire extinguishers are located throughout the
    facility, but at no time is any
  • employee required or obligated to use a fire
  • If you choose to not use the fire extinguisher
    close doors behind you in
  • order to restrict oxygen to fire.

Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Contd
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
All fire extinguishers located at NEP are
operated in the same manner. The acronym
P.A.S.S. can help you remember the correct way to
use a fire extinguisher.
P Pull the pin at the top of the cylinder. A
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire (do not
hold the cone of a CO2 extinguisher). S Squeeze
the handle. S Sweep the contents from side to
side at the base of the fire until it goes out.
If you use an extinguisher, give the
extinguisher to the Facilities Manager. Do not
hang it back up.
Pull the pin. This will allow you to discharge
the extinguisher.
Aim at the base of the fire. If you aim at the
flames (which is frequently the temptation), the
extinguishing agent will fly right through and do
no good. You want to hit the fuel.
Squeeze the top handle or lever. This depresses a
button that releases the pressurized
extinguishing agent in the extinguisher.
Sweep from side to side until the fire is
completely out. Start using the extinguisher from
a safe distance away, then move forward. Once the
fire is out, keep an eye on the area in case it
Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Bloodborne Pathogens means pathogenic
    microorganisms that are present in human blood
    and can cause disease in humans. These pathogens
    include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B
    virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus
  • Universal precautions shall be observed to
    prevent contact with blood or other potentially
    infectious materials. Under circumstances in
    which differentiation between body fluid types is
    difficult or impossible, all body fluids shall be
    considered potentially infectious materials.
  • If employee is injured, call emergency services
    immediately if necessary.
  • Stay away from contact with blood or bodily
  • Use proper PPE if touching any contaminated
  • Properly dispose of contaminated materials.
  • Disinfect all areas contaminated.

Section 2
  • Shop Safety House Keeping and Materials
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Heat Stress Prevention
  • Pest Awareness

Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees
Shop Safety
Due to the large number of employees, visitors,
and contractors traveling through the shop area,
safety is a high priority
  • A clean workspace is essential for a safe
    working environment.
  • Wires, boxes, and other pieces of equipment
    should not be left on the floor.
  • If items must be on the floor, move the items
    so that the fire escape routes are
  • kept clear.

  • Active work areas shall be kept free of
    equipment, such as lashing gear, and materials
    not in use, and clear of debris, projecting
    nails, strapping and other objects not necessary
    to the work in progress.
  • NEP shall eliminate conditions causing slippery
    walking and working surfaces in immediate areas
    used by employees.
  • Items shall not be placed at any location where
    it interferes with the free movement of drafts.
  • Poor housekeeping limits proper access to objects
    being lifted, and forces awkward postures.

Materials Handling and Storage
  • Where mechanical handling equipment is used,
    sufficient safe clearances shall be allowed for
    aisles, at loading docks, through doorways and
    wherever turns or passage must be made.
  • Aisles and passageways shall be kept clear and in
    good repair, with no obstruction across or in
    aisles that could create a hazard.
  • Permanent aisles and passageways shall be
    appropriately marked.
  • Storage areas shall be kept free from
    accumulation of materials that constitute hazards
    from tripping, fire, explosion, or pest
  • Covers and/or guard- rails shall be provided to
    protect personnel from the hazards of open pits,
    tanks, vats, ditches, etc.

Compressed Gases (Cylinders)
  • Hazards
  • Flammable or Combustible
  • Explosive
  • Corrosive
  • Poisonous
  • or a combination of hazards

Compressed Gases Contd
  • Storage
  • Store separately (Full, Empty, In-Service) and in
    a well ventilated area
  • Must be properly secured at all times
  • Oxygen cylinders and cylinders containing
    flammable gas shall be stored separately
  • 20 feet
  • Fire Wall
  • Marked clearly with appropriate warning signs
  • Designate as a No Smoking Area
  • Fitted with cap valve
  • Keep away from sources of heat

Compressed Gases Contd
  • When Moving
  • Always use a hand cart
  • Get help moving if necessary
  • When Transporting use cap valve
  • Do not drag or roll cylinder

Fire Emergencies (Compressed Gases)
  • Contact immediate supervisor
  • If you have any concerns evacuate to mustering
  • Move gas cylinders out of potential fire areas
  • Reduce temperature of cylinder with water hose
  • Shut-off gas supply to ignited flammable gas
  • Gas cylinder involved in fire must be taken out
    of service and returned to supplier for
    inspection before being used again

Heat Stress Prevention
Preparing for the Heat
A variety of administrative and engineering
controls can be introduced to minimize exposure
to heat. In general, the simplest and least
expensive methods of reducing heat and humidity
can be accomplished by
  • Perform heavy workloads in the morning or evening
    to prevent overheating
  • Provide water/Gatorade, work rest cycles, job
  • Opening windows in hot work areas
  • Using fans
  • Using other methods of creating airflow such as
    exhaust ventilation or air blowers.

Pest Awareness
  • Insects (Prevention)
  • Cover majority of skin
  • Use insect repellent
  • Limit work from dusk till dawn
  • Eliminate stagnant water
  • Spiders (Prevention)
  • Avoid working around secluded areas indoors and
    outdoors with out proper protection
  • i.e. long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves
  • Eliminate cluttered areas in shop
  • i.e. old boxes, lumber, old work cloths
  • Be aware of boxes/cases or any other shipped
    items from other destinations

Section 3
  • Eye Wash Station
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Tool Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Ladders
  • Fall Protection/Ladders

Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees-Contd
How to Use the Emergency Eye Wash Station
An emergency eye wash station is located in the
wash area and is attached to the sink near the
Restroom Entrance.
  • To operate the eye wash unit
  • Pull down the tray (black). This action should
    automatically activate the water spray.
  • Hold eyelids open with thumbs and forefingers
    and rotate eyes back and forth.
  • Bathe both eyes simultaneously for 15 minutes.
  • Seek medical attention immediately after use.

Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment at NEP
Engineering controls will be the primary method
used to eliminate or minimize hazards in the
workplace. When such controls are not practical
or applicable, personal protective equipment will
be used.
  • Gloves
  • Always use the proper gloves when handling
  • Eye Protection
  • Table Saw, Chop Saw, Grinders, during set-up and
    when anyone is working above you or there is a
    potential hazard to your eye.
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Any sprays or chemicals (Dust, sanding, glues)

Hearing Conservation
  • Hearing protection
  • Hearing protection should be used while operating
    power tools.
  • Use hearing protection whenever noise levels
    become irritating or painful.
  • Use disposable foam earplugs that are available.
  • Possible areas of hazardous noise exposure are
  • Carpentry/Fabrication areas
  • Air Pressure Equipment
  • Vehicle Maintenance Areas
  • Audio Equipment
  • Areas Near Internal Combustion Engines (Trucks,

Tool Safety
Tool Safety at NEP
Cluttered, poorly lit, and unclean work areas can
increase the risk of an incident in the
workplace. Do not operate power tools in the
presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust.
Power tools can ignite dust and fumes. Keep
bystanders and visitors away while operating a
power tool.
  • Electric Tools
  • Powered Abrasive Wheel Tools
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Hydraulic Power Tools

Fall Protection
Fall Protection at NEP
The NEPs Fall Protection Program will apply to
all employees who are exposed to unprotected
sides or edges of surfaces that present a falling
hazard of six feet or more to a lower level.
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Fall Hazards

Fall Protection Contd
Aerial Lifts
Aerial lifts include the following types of
vehicle-mounted aerial devices used to elevate
personnel to job sites above ground You must be
a certified to operate the following equipment
  • Articulating boom platforms Fall Protection
  • Extensible or telescoping boom platforms Fall
    Protection required.
  • Vehicle-mounted bucket lifts Fall Protection
  • Scissor lifts- Fall Protection required unless
    all railings are in place with toe boards, mid
    rail and a top rail of 42 inches.
  • Personal man lifts or Forklift cages are
    lightweight and designed for one person to use
    indoors with the use of Fall Protection.

Fall Protection Contd
Open Areas with Fall Hazards
Safety Harnesss must be worn when working in an
area with a fall hazard of 4 feet or greater.
Report to your supervisor for the appropriate use
of fall protection equipment.
Safety Harness
Railing Protection
Fall Protection (Ladders)
  • Checklist
  • Always inspect any ladder for damage or defect
    prior to use
  • Inspect for
  • Broken or missing rungs or steps
  • Broken or split side rails
  • Defective or missing safety feet
  • Corrosion
  • Securely fitting components between steps and
    side rails
  • Rungs that are free of grease and oil
  • No splinters or sharp points that may snag
  • Check that moving parts operate freely without
  • Wheels or pulleys are properly lubricated

  • Do not use any ladder that is missing a step or
    damaged in a way.
  • Never use top rung of ladder to work from.
  • Single ladders longer than 30 feet shall not be
  • Safety feet and other auxiliary equipment shall
    be kept in good condition to insure proper
  • Metal bearings of locks, wheels, pulleys, etc.,
    shall be frequently lubricated.
  • Safety feet and other auxiliary equipment shall
    be kept in good condition to insure proper
  • This is improperly using
    the top rung
  • of this step ladder to
    work from.

Section 4
  • Hazard Identification and Communication
  • Forklift Safety and Requirements
  • Emergency Preparedness Plans

Hazard Identification
Hazard Identification Form
  • Reason for Hazard Identification Form
  • Provides the Safety Coordinator with your
    safety concerns
  • Benefits
  • Allows NEP to provide you with a safe and
    healthy work environment
  • Employees will not be retaliated against for
    offering safety suggestions
  • Location
  • E-mail with any safety

Hazard Communication
Hazard Communication Contd
A Hazard Communication Program (HCP) has been
developed for NEP to ensure that effective
procedures and practices are in place so that you
have access to appropriate information on the
chemicals and other substances that you may work
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200 states that as an employee you
    have the right-to-know what
  • hazardous substances are used at your

Hazard Communication Contd
How to Use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?
  • Determine the name of the product.
  • Search for the product name in the MSDS INDEX.
  • The INDEX is in alphabetical order and uses the
    first letter of the product name.
  • The product name is highlighted yellow or blue on
    each MSDS sheet.
  • If unable to find the product on the MSDS INDEX
    check the index by the first letter of the
    product manufacturers name.
  • Find the proper tab that corresponds with the
    materials location in the MSDS INDEX.
  • Use the Terms and Abbreviations sheet to answer
    any questions on the MSDS sheets.
  • The abbreviation sheet is located after the MSDS

Forklift Requirements
Forklift Safety Contd
General Forklift Information
Forklifts, also known as powered industrial
trucks, are used in numerous work settings,
primarily to move materials. Each year in the
United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and
another 20,000 are seriously injured in
forklift-related incidents.
Forklift Safety Contd
General Forklift Information
NEP employees, freelancers, and other temporary
workers who have not been trained and certified
by NEP to operate forklifts will NOT be permitted
to operate the equipment.
NEP employees, freelancers, and other temporary
workers under 18 years of age will NOT be
permitted to operate forklifts.
Emergency Preparedness Plan
At Screenworks/Live Power
Purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Plan
The Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) is used to
address emergencies that Screenworks and
LivePower may reasonably expect. The plan is
designed to assist employees and management at
NEP in making good decisions during times of
Organization and Staff Responsibilities Contd
Evacuation and Staff Accountability
NEP takes alarms seriously. All Staff should
evacuate the facility when an alarm is activated.
  • Employees should quickly and calmly evacuate
    the facility upon alarm activation.
  • Alert others in the vicinity on your way out

Organization and Staff Responsibilities Contd
Meeting Point Location
  • All Employees.. Front of the
  • Screenworks and Live Power will determine who
    will take roll call.

Natural Disasters
  • Earthquake
  • Evacuate the building immediately and proceed to
    mustering point
  • Stay away from all storage racks while evacuating
  • Take shelter under a sturdy table or desk until
    objects quit falling if unable to make it to
    mustering point
  • If there is no shelter in the area cover your
    face and head with your arms and crouch in an
    inside corner of the building
  • Earthquakes usually come in intervals of 2-3 so
    take caution before proceeding to meeting point

Chemical Releases
Incidental Releases
  • Incidental releases are small chemical spills
    that have not caused injuries and do not
  • require evacuation.
  • Before attempting to clean-up a spill, there is
    a spill clean up kit in the fabrication area with
    directions of use.
  • Proper clean-up and disposal procedures should
    be followed.


Emergency Releases
  • Emergency releases are any chemical releases that
    can cause injury or death and requires immediate
    evacuation of the facility.
  • Employees should not attempt to contain or clean
    up emergency chemical releases.
  • Contact your nearest HAZMAT teams will contain
    and decontaminated any hazardous chemical release
    at Screenworks/Livepower.

Bomb Threats
Procedures for employees receiving a bomb threat
  • Immediately dial 9-911
  • Contact your supervisor or send someone else
    to contact him/her.
  • Do not touch any suspicious objects.

Power Outages
Employee procedures
  • Remain at your workstation unless directed
    differently by your supervisor.
  • Assist one another until electricity is turned
    back on.
  • Emergency lights located throughout the
    facility will last approximately 90 min. before
  • shutting off.
  • Use all available light sources except candles
    and open flames.

In Case of an Accident/Incident
  • Scan the area for safety
  • If needed call 911 or seek medical treatment
  • Get assistance
  • Use the first aid kits as needed
  • Please report to Safety Coordinator with
    appropriate Incident Report Form

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