View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!Introducing SlideShare for AndroidExplore all your favorite topics in the SlideShare appGet the SlideShare app to Save for Later — even offline
View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new Android app!View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!
It is the intention of NEP Broadcasting 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 public.
NEP Broadcasting is dedicated to protecting the safety and health of its employees. We have established a safety and health program to prevent injuries and illnesses due to hazards. Employee involvement at all levels of the company is critical for us to be successful in this effort. To accomplish this task, a joint worker/management safety committee has been established to bring workers and management together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. This safety committee will provide information and recommendations to management about occupational safety and health conditions and practices, and to provide a forum for information exchange.
Ergonomics 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.
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 breaks.
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.
Ergonomics Cont’d Lifting & Carrying “Work Smarter Not Harder”
Keep the load close
Proper Lifting Techniques
Get help when you need it
Avoid pushing or pulling when possible
Always use proper technique to help avoid strains and injuries due to lifting and carrying:
Fire prevention is an important aspect of NEP’s 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
Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d
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 extinguisher.
If you choose to not use the fire extinguisher close doors behind you in
order to restrict oxygen to fire .
How 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. 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. Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d
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 re-ignites.
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 (HIV).
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 fluids.
Use proper PPE if touching any contaminated materials.
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.
The employer shall eliminate conditions causing slippery walking and working surfaces in immediate areas used by employees.
Dunnage 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.
Perform heavy workloads in the morning or evening to prevent overheating
Provide water/Gatorade, work rest cycles, job rotation
Opening windows in hot work areas
Using other methods of creating airflow such as exhaust ventilation or air blowers.
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: Heat Stress Prevention
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.
An emergency eye wash station is located at the back of Bay 3 Safety Guidelines for NEP Employees Cont’d
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.
Always use when handling materials
Table Saw, Chop Saw, Grinders, during set-up and when anyone is working above you or there is a potential hazard to your eye.
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:
Vehicle Maintenance Areas
Areas Near Internal Combustion Engines
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.
Powered Abrasive Wheel Tools
Hydraulic Power Tools
Fall Protection Fall Protection at NEP The NEP’s 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.
Articulating boom platforms Fall Protection required.
Extensible or telescoping boom platforms Fall Protection required.
Vehicle-mounted bucket lifts Fall Protection required.
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.
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:
Fall Protection Cont’d Open Area’s with Fall Hazards Safety Harness’s must be worn when working in an area with a fall hazard of 6 feet or greater. Report to your supervisor for the appropriate use of fall protection equipment. Safety Harness Mid Rail Protection and hold railing in place
Fall Protection Cont’d Mezzanine When working on the mezzanine loading docks:
Guardrail, Mid-rail, and Toe board
Notify workers in the bays and warehouse to stay clear of the area below the loading dock in use.
Remove the toe-board first, mid-rail second, and the guardrail last.
Replace guards as soon as work is complete.
Do not leave an unguarded loading dock unattended.
Fall Protection Cont’d Mezzanine When working on the mezzanine loading docks:
Notify workers in the bays and warehouse to stay clear of the area below the loading dock in use
Unlatch gate and carefully swing the gate open
Latch the gate open if necessary
Close the gate as soon as work is complete
Do not leave an unguarded loading dock unattended
Fall Protection Cont’d Mezzanine Housekeeping When stacking items on the mezzanine:
Do not stack items in the aisles.
Items next the edge shall not be stacked above the guardrail.
Do not overload a section of the mezzanine; distribute weight properly.
Hazard Communication Cont’d Purpose 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 with.
29 CFR 1910.1200 states that as an employee you have the right-to-know what
hazardous substances are used at your workplace.
Hazard Communication Cont’d 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 manufacturer’s 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 INDEX.
Forklift Safety Cont’d 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. General Forklift Information
Never operate a forklift unless NEP has certified you.
Never walk under the forks of a PIT, loaded or unloaded.
Never ride on a forklift.
If forklift tips over do not attempt to jump out.
hold on firmly and lean away from the force of the impact.
Be aware of forklifts operating in your area.
Use caution while walking near forklifts.
The driver may not be able to react to sudden movements
Forklift Safety Cont’d General Forklift Information NEP Supershooters 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 Supershooters employees, freelancers , and other temporary workers under 18 years of age will NOT be permitted to operate forklifts.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING: When an offer of permanent full-time or permanent part time employment (not temporary seasonal employment as this hiring is conducted on an event basis) is made and accepted a perspective employee will be required to take and successfully pass a drug test along with a background check.
RANDOM TESTING: Employees may be selected at random for drug testing at any interval determined by the Company.
FOR CAUSE TESTING: The Company may ask an employee to submit to a drug test at any time it feels that the employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including, but not limited to, the following circumstances: evidence of drugs or alcohol on or about the employee's person or in the employee's vicinity, unusual conduct on the employee's part that suggests impairment or influence of drugs or alcohol, negative performance patterns, or excessive and unexplained absenteeism or tardiness .
POST-ACCIDENT TESTING: Any employee involved in an on-the-job accident or injury under circumstances that suggest possible use or influence of drugs or alcohol in the accident or injury event may be asked to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test. "Involved in an on-the-job accident or injury" means not only the one who was injured, but also any employee who potentially contributed to the accident or injury event in any way.
TESTING PROCEDURES: The company reserves the right to use whatever testing methods that are available at its vendor drug testing facilities up to an including, blood tests, urinalysis and hair sample testing.
Substance abusers are not only five times more likely than other workers to cause injuries, they are also responsible for 40 percent of all industrial fatalities.
If an employee tests positive for marijuana, alcohol or any other controlled substances, the company can choose to do one or all of the following:
1)suspend the individual without pay for a period of time;
2) a. Sign a Last Chance Agreement with NEP which outlines the steps to be taken by the employee regarding treatment, how they may possible return to work with certain steps to be taken along with follow up activities; b. Require the employee to attend treatment at the employer’s or the employee’s own expense and c. Provide a certified professional’s note indicating they have been treated for alcohol and/or drugs and have been cleared to return to work by the professional. If the employee is allowed to returned to work, they individual will submit to random test when they return to work as outlined in the last chance agreement and, if at any time, they test positive, their employment will be terminated or:
Purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Plan The Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) is used to address emergencies that NEP may reasonably expect. The plan is designed to assist employees and management at NEP in making good decisions during times of crisis.
Hazardous Material Response Team (412) 473-3000 (412) 473-3000
West Penn Hospital (412) 578-5000 (412) 578-5000
St. Margaret’s Hospital (412) 784-4000 (412) 784-4000
Allegheny Valley Hospital (724) 224-5100 (724) 224-5100
Poison Control (412) 681-6669 (412) 681-6669
Life Flight (412) 359-3333 (412) 359-3333
Comcast Cable 1-800-266-2278 1-800-266-2278
Allegheny Power 1-800-255-3443 1-800-255-3443
Penn Telecom 1-877-449-3311 1-877-449-3311
Oakmont Water Authority (724) 828-7220 (724) 828-7220
Equitable Gas 1-800-253-3928 (412) 395-2517
Organization and Staff Responsibilities During an emergency situation, the Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that proper actions are taken to protect the safety of visitors and employees. The Emergency Coordinator has the additional responsibility to conduct emergency drills. Emergency Coordinator Tom Dausch Office ……..……………………………… (412) 820- 6007 Cell ……………………………………… (724) 344- 4912 Emergency Coordinator
Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Assistant Emergency Coordinator The Assistant Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for knowing all the procedures of the Emergency Coordinator. During an emergency, this person will assist the Emergency Coordinator. Assistant Emergency Coordinator Mathew Schultz Office ……..……………………………… (412) 820- 6020 Cell ……………………………………… (412) 334-7587
Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Mustering (Meeting) Point Coordinator The Meeting Point Coordinator will be responsible for taking roll call during an emergency. In the event of an emergency, this person will exit the building with a copy of the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), roll call sheet, and visitor log. Meeting Point Coordinator Ashley Lawrence ………………………………… (412) 820-6055 Nicole Letourneau .……………………………….(412) 423-1327
Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Liaison The Liaisons will be the ONLY two people communicating with the media. Liaison Terence Brady Office ……………………………………….. (412) 820-6030 Cell Phone……………………………………. (412) 860-3112 Meredith Knight Office ……….………………………………. (412) 423- 1339
Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Emergency Alerting Procedures It is essential that proper alerting procedures be used in emergency situations. The following table shows the recognized methods of communication to use during an emergency. EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION INTERNAL COMMUNICATION
Organization and Staff Responsibilities Cont’d Evacuation and Staff Accountability NEP takes alarms seriously. All Staff should evacuate the facility when an alarm is activated.
Evacuation routes are posted in high traffic areas of the facility to notify employees of the closest
exit, fire extinguisher, fire alarm, and meeting point.
Employees should quickly and calmly evacuate the facility upon alarm activation.
Alert others in the vicinity on your way out
After evacuating the facility, employees and visitors will gather at the designated meeting
point so that the Meeting Point Coordinator can take roll call.
The Meeting Point Coordinator will bring the EPP, the employee log sheet, and the visitor log
sheet to the meeting point so that all employees and visitors can be accounted for.
Take shelter under a sturdy table or desk until objects quit falling and proceed to meeting point.
Move away from area quickly. Wash body parts that may have come into contact with biological agent and proceed to meeting point.
Seek shelter in an internal room. Close windows and duct tape plastic sheeting to the crack of the door
Take shelter in an underground area or in the middle of a large building
Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD)
“ Dirty Nuke” or “Dirty Bomb”
Take shelter in an underground area or in an internal room. Close windows and duct tape plastic sheeting to the crack of the door
Bomb Threats Procedures for employees receiving a bomb threat If you receive a bomb threat immediately transfer the call to a supervisor. If a call transfer is not possible ask the following questions:
When will it go off?
Where is it located?
What kind of a bomb?
How do you know so much about the bomb?
Certain hour/time remaining?
Which area of the building it is located?
What kind of a package?
What is your name and address?
Bomb Threats Cont’d 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.
DO NOT USE PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO NOTIFY OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE PROBLEM.
Date of Training: ___/___/_____ Position:____________________________
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have received and reviewed NEP’S Health and Safety Training. I understand the safety requirements of my job and agree to fully cooperate with the safety efforts of the company and to follow all safety rules and use good judgment concerning safe work behavior.