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  • 1. August 9, 2013 11:00am EST
  • 2. * Roll call * Review of July’s requirements * Fire Extinguishers – All * Hot Work Permits – Authorized * Hearing Conservation - Affected * August Training Topics * Carbon Monoxide * Cranes and Slings * August Inspection Requirements * Cranes / Hoists / Slings * Next Meeting * Q/A
  • 3. = Present
  • 4. Safety Training •Hearing Conservation - Affected •Fire Extinguishers - All •Hot Work Permits - Authorized Previous copies of the Safety Champion Meetings and quizzes can be found at: Intranet > Compliance > OSHA/Safety > Safety Champ
  • 5. • Hoists / Slings - All • Carbon Monoxide Safety - All
  • 6. CRANE SAFETY- section 3-222 Def- “A crane is a machine for lifting and lowering a load and moving it horizontally, with the hoisting mechanism as an integral part of the machine.” ref. OSHA 1910.179. Our cranes are actually classified as “Material Lifts”. Below are the following training requirements for these machines that would fall under the “General Duty “ clause for OSHA.
  • 7. Material Lifts Responsibilities: *Ensure operator is trained and able to operate equipment safely. *Operator performs daily safety inspection on equipment before operating *Ensure that manufacturer’s guidelines concerning capacity, rating, scope, and maintenance are followed. *Report any unsafe conditions immediately to your supervisor.
  • 8. General Guidelines: *Traveling loads over people is strictly prohibited *Load will be checked to make sure it clears any obstacles prior to full lift *The loads will secured to the load block (hook or trolley) or by sling (sling bag) *Ensure load does not exceed the load rating of the lift
  • 9. Types: Mass Lift- ie. Speedcheck Conveyor type * Lift is rated at 1000 lbs. or less * Is fixed to floor and only travels up and down (not side to side) * Unit is controlled by an up/down switch attached to the machine. * Follow manufactures specifications: * Switches should be located and controlled in a manner that doesn’t allow operator the opportunity to walk underneath load while it is cycling.
  • 10. Beam Lift- ie. Speedcheck * Lift is rated at 1000 lbs or less and is part of a rail system (not floor mounted). Typically it will use trolleys as a mean of lifting materials. * Unit is controlled by a simple up/down control mechanism attached to the machine.   * General safeguard rules apply: * Switches should be located and controlled in a manner that doesn’t allow operator the opportunity to walk underneath load while it is cycling.
  • 11. No formal training/documentation is required *A qualified/knowledgeable operator should familiarize the operator with the system. * Lead/Supervisor *Associate will wear proper Personal Protective Equipment * Bump Cap * Steel/Plastic Toed Safety shoes
  • 12. *Visible, properly placarded, maximum weight capacity posted on lifting machine *Area around lift should be clearly marked with warning signs in either direction *Hazardous Energy Control Procedures-HECP’s should be posted on shut-off control box: Sec 3-114 in IF Safety and Health Manual *Preventative Maintenance Schedule followed w/documentation *Daily visual operator inspection- report any issue immediately to direct supervisor
  • 13. Slings *Types- Rope, mesh, steel, aluminum, and man-made *Ensure sling manufacture rated weights are not exceeded. *Inspection- Inspect the slings daily prior to operation to ensure there are no frayed fibers that could cause the sling to break under the max load. *Replace bad slings; do not repair!!!
  • 14. What is Carbon Monoxide?: *Def.-a poisonous, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can cause severe adverse symptoms to associates- possibly even death!
  • 15. Where does Carbon Monoxide come from: *Blast Furnaces *Boilers *Gas Hot Water Heaters *Gas Heaters in work place *Any operation of internal combustion engines (i.e.. trucks, propane/gas forklifts, work platforms, etc…)
  • 16. How do I know if there is Carbon Monoxide present in the work place if it is invisible and undetectable by associates? *Install a Carbon Monoxide detector *Make sure combustible engines are properly piped to the outside *Make sure vents are not blocked and are free of debris *Idling trucks should be turned off *Look for signs of exposure * Drowsiness-wanting to lay down a take a nap * Dizziness * Headache * Flushed red face * Collapse
  • 17. Look for signs of exposure *Drowsiness- Assoc. wanting to lay down a take a nap *Dizziness *Headache *Flushed red face *Collapse *Confusion *Weakness *Nausea
  • 18. What do I do if I suspect CO Poisoning in the workplace or home? *Move victim to a well ventilated area with fresh air *Call 911 for assistance *Provide oxygen if available *Administer CPR if they have stopped breathing
  • 19. *August 30, 2013 11:00am EST *Topics for discussion *Safe Forklift Operations Refresher/Evaluation *Electrical Safety - All