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Title: Workplace Safety


1
Workplace Safety
  • Alexander Archie
  • Compliance Enforcement Supervisor
  • 5500 Snyder Avenue
  • Office (775) 887-3255
  • Cell (775) 722-8703

2
Workplace Safety
Keith Jaquillard Compliance Enforcement
Officer 3955 West Russell Road Office (702)
486-9943 Cell (702) 308-0902
3
Workplace Safety
  • Training Objectives
  • Understand Regulatory Hierarchy
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Common Unsafe Practices or Conditions
  • Safety Committees
  • Safety Rules

4
Workplace Safety
  • Federal OSHA became law 12/1970
  • OSHA incorporates other standards (e.g., NFPA,
    ANSI, ASME, NIOSH, etc.)
  • In 5/2010 Federal OSHA established Las Vegas,
    NV office
  • Federal OSHA has no authority to inspect State
    facilities
  • Nevada adopted federal OSHA via NRS chapter 618
    (application 1984)

5
Workplace Safety
  • OSHA Act of 1970, Sec. 5. Duties
  • Each employer
  • shall furnish to each of his employees employment
    and a place of employment which are free from
    recognized hazards that are causing or are likely
    to cause death or serious physical harm to his
    employees
  • shall comply with occupational safety and health
    standards promulgated under this Act.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational
    safety and health standards and all rules,
    regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this
    Act which are applicable to his own actions and
    conduct.

6
Workplace Safety
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Provide a written safety program (AR 319)
  • Furnish a place of employment which is free from
    recognized hazards
  • Address and ask that each employee comply with
    occupational safety and health standards and all
    rules

7
Workplace Safety
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Report any potential hazards through your Chain
    of Command
  • Conduct informal inspections of your work area
  • Report your safety concerns thru your chain of
    command first

8
Workplace Safety
  • Employee responsibilities (cont.)
  • Attend safety training programs or briefings
  • Abide by all safety rules and regulations
  • Report all work related illnesses or injuries
  • Maintain a safety attitude

9
Workplace Safety
  • Where do I get safety information
  • Supervisor
  • Safety Committee
  • Employee bulletin Boards
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Administrative Regulations
  • Compliance Enforcement Unit

10
Workplace Safety
  • Some of the most common safety hazards
  • Slips, trips, falls
  • Struck by objects
  • Striking against objects
  • Burns
  • Skin irritation
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Confine space
  • Welding/grinding

11
Workplace Safety
  • Unsafe practices
  • Horseplay
  • Failure to warn or secure
  • Making safety devices inoperable
  • Operating at improper speed
  • Using equipment improperly
  • Not using provided equipment
  • Failure to use personal protective equipment
  • Improper lifting
  • Servicing equipment when in motion
  • Operating without authority

12
Workplace Safety
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Inadequate guards or protection
  • Defective tools or equipment
  • Inadequate warning system
  • Fire/explosion hazards
  • Poor housekeeping
  • Gasses, dust, fumes, vapors
  • Excessive noise
  • Inadequate lighting or ventilation
  • Improper job station set up or design

13
Workplace Safety
  • Safety committees
  • Nevada State OSHA
  • NRS 618.383 (2)(b)
  • NAC 618.540 (2)
  • NDOC has
  • Central Administration Safety Committee (Carson
    City)
  • Institutional/Facility Safety Committee

14
Workplace Safety
  • Central administration safety committee
  • Chairperson appointed by Compliance Enforcement
    Supervisor
  • Representative from each of the functional areas,
    food service, custody, maintenance, Etc., shall
    be selected by area head
  • Compliance Enforcement Supervisor
  • Employee representative, elected by employees
    (two year term)
  • Meets at least quarterly

15
Workplace Safety
  • Institutional/facility safety committee
  • Associate Warden, Chairperson
  • Representatives from each of the functional
    areas, food service, custody, maintenance, Etc.,
    shall be selected by area head
  • Elected representative, elected by employees (two
    year term)
  • Meets at least quarterly
  • Each facility that falls under an institution
    shall have one representative at the meeting.

16
Workplace Safety
  • Safety rules
  • All employees are expected to follow safe work
    practices and cooperate with the safety program
    to assure personal protection for everyone.
  • Take no unnecessary chances
  • Use all safety guards and Personal Protective
    Equipment and
  • Make safety a routine part of the job.
  • Injuries and illnesses are to be reported as
    outlined in AR-329.

17
Workplace Safety
  • Safety rules (cont.)
  • Safety hazards are to be reported immediately,
    through the chain of command.
  • All employees will comply with the safety
    program. Staff will be subject to disciplinary
    action for failing to adhere to safe work
    practices.
  • Supervisors are expected to enforce safety rules
    and monitor employees.

18
Workplace Safety
  • Safety rules (cont.)
  • Supervisors are required to forward a copy of all
    C-1 and C-3 reports to the Lost Control
    Coordinator.
  • Supervisors are expected to maintain a safe and
    healthy work environment by identifying and
    controlling unsafe work conditions, practices and
    procedures.

19
Workplace Safety
  • Safety rules (cont.)
  • The department shall furnish proper, safe tools,
    and equipment to include any personal protective
    equipment necessary.
  • Supervisors shall immediately investigate all
    reported accidents and injuries in accordance
    with AR-329.

20
Workplace Safety
  • Safety rules (cont.)
  • Employees are encouraged to submit
    suggestions/comments regarding the Workplace
    Safety Program through any safety committee
    member.
  • Employees can also submit safety concerns using
    the Safety Concern Report form
  • Stewart Shared Drive
  • Forms
  • DOC 018 form

21
Workplace Safety
  • Summary
  • Discussed Regulatory Hierarchy
  • Discussed Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Discussed Common Unsafe Practices Gained an
    Understanding of Both Unsafe Practices and Unsafe
    Conditions

22
Workplace Safety
  • Summary (cont.)
  • Discussed Roles of Safety Committees
  • Discussed Safety Rules

23
Workplace Safety
  • Employees should report a safety concern thru
    their chain of command first
  • The most common safety hazard is struck by
    objects
  • Safety Committees are chaired by the Compliance
    Enforcement Supervisor
  • A safety concern can be reported using form DOC
    018

24
Workplace Safety
  • An elected safety committee member can serve a
    two year term
  • The elected employee is nominated and elected
    by employees
  • Representatives from each of the facility
    functional areas shall be represented at the
    safety committee
  • Staff are not encouraged to perform informal
    inspections of their work area

25
Workplace Safety
  • Safety committees meet monthly
  • Camps hold their own safety committees
  • Safety Committees are chaired by the Associate
    Warden
  • Supervisors are expected to enforce safety
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