Once a fire has started it can spread by four different methods: Direct burning, Convection, Conduction, and Radiation. In a real fire situation, all four methods may apply. Direct Burning The simplest method of fire spread, where a flame front moves along or through the burning material. For example, if the corner of a piece of paper catches fire, the flame front will spread across the paper. Convection The principle that hot air rises and cold air sinks. Hot gases generated by the fire rise straight up from the fire: Inside a building these hot gases will hit the ceiling and [...]
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A safety talk is a hands-on way to remind workers that health and safety are important on the job. Safety talks deal with specific problems on site. They do not replace formal training. Through safety talks you can tell workers about health and safety requirements for the tools, equipment, materials, and procedures they use every day or for particular jobs. Each safety talk in this book will take about five minutes to present. What makes a Safety Talk work? Choose a talk suited to site and work conditions. Don’t give a talk on quick-cut saws when none are being used on [...]
To really know how often you should be conducting safety training, it’s best to ask your local department of labor to find out what type of OSHA safety training your company or facility needs to implement. There are four levels of safety training: Initial training is required before any worker begins their job Annual safety training is required for certain occupations, including both medical and environmental occupations Special incremental training that occurs every other year or every three years Potential hazard training that takes place whenever a company identifies new workplace hazards All workers must be fully trained on safety procedures [...]
Nobody expects an emergency or disaster -- especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. Yet the simple truth is that emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your company when you least expect it. This booklet is designed to help you, the employer, plan for that possibility. The best way to protect yourself, your workers, and your business is to expect the unexpected and develop a well-thoughtout emergency action plan to guide you when immediate action is necessary. What is a workplace emergency? A workplace emergency [...]
Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment Checklist Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is any danger of flying particles or corrosive materials? Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries such as punctures, abrasions, contusions or burns? Are employees who need corrective lenses (glasses or contacts lenses) in working environments with harmful exposures, required to wear only approved safety glasses, protective goggles, or use other medically approved precautionary procedures? Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided against cuts, corrosive liquids, and chemicals? [...]