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The workplace and explosives - OSHAcampus.com

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OSHAcampus.com shares information about using explosives at the workplace and how to safely perform duties at workplace.

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The workplace and explosives - OSHAcampus.com

  1. 1. The Workplace and Explosives By OSHAcampus.com
  2. 2. O Explosives as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are any chemical compound, mixture, or device, whereby the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion. O They are used in many industrial operations, like construction and mining. Proper use by experienced personnel can be advantageous to a workplace. However, fire and unwanted explosions and injuries can arise from unsuitable handling. O It is every employee’s right to be safe in the workplace. OSHA campus 30-hour construction training online can help your employees keep safe by identifying and managing risks with explosives.
  3. 3. Here are a few guidelines on working with explosives from OSHA: O Only authorized and qualified persons will be permitted to handle and use explosives. O Fires, flame or heat producing devices are not allowed near explosive magazines. O Person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to handle explosives. O All explosives shall be accounted for at all times. O No explosives or blasting agents shall be abandoned. O No fire shall be fought where the fire is in imminent danger of contact with explosives. O All employees shall be removed to a safe area and the fire area guarded against intruders.
  4. 4. O When blasting is done in congested areas, the blaster shall take special precautions in the loading, delaying, initiation, and confinement of each blast. O Employees authorized to prepare explosive charges or conduct blasting operations shall use every reasonable precaution. This can includes visual and audible warning signals, flags, or barricades, to ensure employee safety. O As much as possible, blasting operations above ground shall be conducted between sunup and sundown. O Used packing materials of explosives shall not be used again. O Explosives, blasting agents, and blasting supplies that are obviously deteriorated or damaged shall not be used.
  5. 5. O Delivery and issue of explosives shall only be made by and to authorized persons and into authorized magazines or approved temporary storage or handling areas. O Blasting operations in the proximity of overhead power lines, communication lines, utility services, or other services and structures shall not be carried on until the operators and/or owners have been notified and measures for safe control have been taken. O The use of black powder shall be prohibited. O All loading and firing shall be directed and supervised by competent persons thoroughly experienced in this field.
  6. 6. Scouce O https://www.osha.gov/doc/outreachtraining /htmlfiles/blasting.html O Thank You

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