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Muttart Hazard Assessment

  1. 1. Community Services Recreation Facility Services Branch HAZARD ASSESSMENT and CONTROL Description of Work Area: Completed by: Donna Hamel, James McIvor Date Created: Sept. 25th 2009 Pyramids, Muttart Reviewed by: All Muttart Staff Greenhouse, Conservatory Previous Review: 2007 Classrooms, Administration Approved by: Judith Rohovie, Chris Johnson Events Action Target Hazard S P E Rate1 Existing Controls S P E Rate2 Further Controls By Date 1. On site emergency / 3 3 1 7 a) Emergency Procedures and 2 3 1 6 PA system upgrade Judi R. 2011 threat of emergency High staff trained in their use. Moderate to include pyramids b) Emergency Equipment – Vests, and offices when  A fire, robbery, explosion quick procedures, fire funding is available (or bomb threat), medical extinguishers, first aid supplies, emergency (heart attack), etc. available for use. chemical spill, etc. c) For chemical spills appropriate PPE – suit, gloves, respirators d) Building fire alarms and sprinklers e) Orientation to building for new employees - Exits, Fire extinguishers, First Aide equipment, emergency procedures, http://ecity/AppForms/HRForm s/Orientation/Checklistemploye e.pdf f) Good signage on emergency exits g) Staff on site trained in First Aid, CPR and AED available to help h) Fire / emergency drills conducted annually, real emergency drills, and 1 without controls in place 2 with existing controls in place Page 1 of 8
  2. 2. debriefings. i) Cash handling procedures 2. Workplace Violence – 3 3 2 8 a) Restricted access onto building, 2 3 1 6 against and between - High - card access Moderate Add Joe Craven 2010 colleagues, patrons and b) Perimeter Checks: Checking more public. Resulting in inside and outside the facility secur physical, emotional or looking for suspicious persons ity physiological trauma and or things came injuries. c) Panic button, door sensors. ras James d) Usually other staff available for - in pavilions and McIvor  Dealing with unauthorized support. greenhouse areas 2009- entry into the facility and e) Non-violence crisis intervention 2010 grounds by the public. training and certification.  Diffusing tense situations f) Corporate Administrative Implement Security James  Armed Robbery and thefts Directive and Procedures audit McIvor 2010 A1438 address the issue. recommendations g) Emergency procedures h) First aid trained staff on site Staff to receive Muttart available to provide help. Non-violence crisis Safety i) Corporate Identification Cards. intervention Committee Policy A1434 training. 2009 / j) Radios - to improve 2010 communication Prepare opening k) Security cameras check in and l) Cash handling procedures closing procedure. m) Radio check in procedure n) Locking doors / gates & arming building at night o) Security audit (2008) 3. Ergonomics 2 3 2 7 a) Ergonomically designed 1 1 3 5 High furniture (desks & chairs) Moderate  Musculoskeletal injury b) Ergonomic reviews of Review and Muttart 2009 / and/or reduced equipment / furniture implement Safety 2010 productivity due to poor positioning by City of ergonomic review Committee and incorrect workstation Edmonton Ergonomic recommendations set up or design. Consultant  c) Staff awareness of proper sitting / working positioning Corporate Ergonomist injury prevention tips d) Public Works’ accommodation Page 2 of 8
  3. 3. staff approving all work space design moves, etc. e) Corporate purchasing standards in place to address acquisition of new office furniture. f) Staff medical concerns related to office equipment use / design reported to their supervisors, for action. g) Staff exercise & stretching Stretch Better, Feel Better Video Program 4. Motor Vehicle Accidents 3 2 3 8 a) Valid driver’s license 2 1 3 5 Ensure defensive James March (off & on work site) High b) Business insurance coverage for Moderate driver training McIvor 2010 (bobcat, personal personnel vehicle. vehicles, City vehicles) c) Traveling on official city business City policy regarding Training for Bobcat  Injuries while driving car rental A1415F. operation (to/from work, and during d) Safe driving and vehicle Defensive Driving James Feb. business hours). operating practices Courses McIvor 2010  Injuries while in a motor e) Defensive Driving Courses for vehicle while conducting those who are driving daily some work related activity f) Competent to operate on facility grounds and off g) Equipment & site inspections site. before work begins  Injuries while operating h) Staff reporting unsafe heavy equipment - to equipment or conditions operators and bystanders. i) Equipment operator manuals j) Staff training on use of each City owned piece of equipment, bobcat, trucks k) Wearing the proper PPE - ear plugs or ear muffs, hard hat, safety glasses, masks, etc. - for the equipment being used. l) Fleet safety requirements and training m) Mentorship program 5. Working alone – (after 3 3 3 9 a) Phones, radios and cell phones 2 2 3 7 security camera Joe Craven 2010 regular hours, special High (a couple) are available for staff High project - Increase # events and during and staff are required to carry of security cameras Page 3 of 8
  4. 4. normal working hours) them when working alone. to include Pyramids b) Trades sign-in sheets sign and Greenhouse  As a result of working in/out log system. Areas alone, staff have additional c) Restricted access into building - exposure to emergencies, card and key access - Corporate violence, etc. where no- Identification Cards. Policy one else is available A1434 nearby for immediate aid. d) Building sensor / security  Weekend Growers, Host, system (exit guards) hostess staff e) Police drive by inspections  Where one staff member is f) Security cameras required to work - during, g) Usually - Other staff available before and after special for support (staff escorts). events and performing h) Violence in the Workplace various maintenance work training. Violence in the Workplace Q/A i) Emergency procedures. j) Radio check in procedure 6. Unsafe Equipment or 2 1 2 5 a) Monthly safety inspections 1 1 1 3 chemical exposure Moderat b) Staff reporting unsafe Low e equipment or conditions  Office equipment not c) Safety committee discussions to properly maintained or address any unsafe conditions. having appropriate safety d) MSDS sheets devises (laminator, paper e) First aid kits and staff trained in cutter, air compressor for first aid. filling balls, etc). f) Staff trained on equipment use  Chemicals used in office and correct storage (cleaning, photocopier, g) Proper PPE - gloves, goggles etc.) 7. Trips, Slips & Falls 2 2 3 7 High a) Wearing appropriate footwear 2 1 3 6 Develop a list of Donna Dec. for the conditions. Moderate confined spaces and Hamel / 2009  Outdoors, walking on ice, b) Personal awareness of various fall hazard work Christine tripping on uneven trip & slip hazards were ever activities to ensure Deputat surfaces, etc. you are. that staff are  Falling from ladders or c) Report conditions that are appropriately high places unsafe and require maintaining protected. Identify  Indoors - tripping on plant (i.e. excessive Ice, loose cords, any engineered material, edging, uneven etc.). controls needed surfaces, boxes, cords, d) Safety inspections and random (both inside and stairs, mats, carpet, etc. inspections. Actions taken to outside of building)  Inside slipping on tiled correct and report potential trip Page 4 of 8
  5. 5. floor hazards immediately.  Slipping on wet surfaces e) Proper work practices are  tripping on uneven followed, lifting, moving heavy surfaces, edging, rocks, objects, storage of supplies, logs. etc. housekeeping / cleaning.  Climbing ladders f) First aid kits and staff trained in first aid. g) Proper PPE - shoes, role secures h) OH&S Safety Alerts & videos http://ecity/employeeinformatio n/safety_wellness/safety-period- videos.aspx http://ecity/employeeinformatio n/safety_wellness/safety- bulletins-and-incident- alerts.aspx i) Understand confined space and fall protection legislation http:// ecity/employeeinformation/safet y_wellness/explanation- guides.aspx including signage j) Guard rails 8. Bodily fluids 2 3 3 8 a) First aid kits and staff trained in 1 2 2 5 High first aid. Moderate  Exposure to infections and b) Staff trained on proper handling diseases from bodily fluids - wash hands, use sanitizer (blood, vomit, etc.) - c) Safety inspections cleaning, applying first d) Proper PPE - gloves, easily aid, lost in found accessible e) Provincial OH&S Biohazard information s/rde/xchg/hre/hs.xsl/136.html# bacteria Page 5 of 8
  6. 6. 9. Use, set-up and storage 2 2 3 7 High a) Training on proper lifting 2 1 2 5 of rental/programme techniques. Moderate Review storage and James 2010 tables, chairs and b) Provincial publications on handling of rental McIvor equipment correct lifting - equipment  Improper lifting of heavy objects (weights) s/rde/xchg/hre/hs.xsl/136.html Review moving the Dawn  Equipment not stored c) Staff training on use of each tables, chairs etc. Linman properly causing trip piece of equipment to prevent patron Dec. hazards. d) Daily equipment inspections distractions and 2009  Equipment itself may e) Equipment operator manuals injuries. cause injures - falling, f) Signage, stickers & instructions tripping, pinched fingers, for proper use (Tricep pulldown Secure equipment James hitting heads, poking eyes, extension) - putting away used operator manuals McIvor tripping on mats, etc. equipment for staff use if  Set up of decorations in g) Supervision of equipment usage needed Dec. atrium 2009 10. High sound volumes - 2 2 3 7 High a) Staff training for proper volume 1 1 2 4 Low Monitor decibel Dawn Dec. settings levels of live bands LINMAN 2009  Noise distractions impact b) Staff orientation to equipment and steario proper supervision and c) Signage on or near stereo, AV equipment. dealing with incidents systems  Long term high volumes may adversely impact hearing 11. Heavy safe door and 2 1 3 6 a) Staff orientations and training 1 1 3 5 Post Signage Greg Witt Dec. sharp cupboard door Moderat on closing doors, and use of Moderate 2009 edges e safe b) Daily visual furniture  This furniture combined inspections with limited space c) Signage, stickers & instructions provides an environment for proper use (safe) for staff injuries from d) Regular staff awareness / crushing & pinching messages fingers, hitting toes & feet, scraping and hitting heads, etc. 12. Unsanitary garbage and 3 2 3 8 High a) Use tongs to handle needles, 1 1 3 5 Signage and sharp objects (needles) in b) Wear protective gloves, safety Moderate training facility glasses, Page 6 of 8
  7. 7. Being injured while c) Store needles in a Hazardous cleaning facility Material (Sharp’s) Container/-  Bio Hazard disposal and Follow SOP clean-up - removal and d) First aid training, kits and safe storage of hypodermic responders needles, blood, etc. e) Regular safety talks (seasonal) Dirty & unsanitary objects - passing diseases 13. Using unsafe equipment 2 2 2 6 a) Staff reporting unsafe 2 1 2 5 Review James Dec. or the improper use of Moderat equipment or conditions Moderate completeness of McIvor 2009 equipment e b) Equipment operator manuals / staff training instructions program for  Equipment not properly c) Staff training on use of each chainsaw operation maintained or not having piece of equipment appropriate safety devices, d) Wearing the proper PPE - for work involving - sharp chaps, work gloves, full face hand tools (shrub cutters), shield, Ear plugs, hard hat, chainsaw, which results in safety glasses, masks, and steel bodily injuries, cuts, debris toed boots - for the equipment in eyes, etc. being used. e) Equipment & site inspections For work around facility, before work begins pressure washing, power f) First aid training, kits and saws, snow removal, etc. responders 14. Lifting or Moving Heavy 2 2 3 7 a) Obtain help of other facility 2 1 3 6 objects High staff for heavy work (some Moderate tasks require 2 or more staff)  Back injuries, pinched b) Ability to contract out heavy fingers, work c) Equipment available to assist From lifting heavy objects, with heavy lifting rocks, bales of soil and d) OH&S information on Heavy peat moss, large pots, lifting Utilize proper lifting hanging baskets, props, techniques. logs etc. e) PPE - gloves, etc. f) Regular safety talks Lifting watering cans to high locations 15. Building Features a. Scheduled building Review Glass Donna maintenance Upgrade above Hamel Page 7 of 8
  8. 8. Glass Ceilings - possible 8 b. Safety inspections 6 Atrium falling glass 3 2 3 High c. Trades repair requests 3 1 2 Moderate Lots of Water pipes - d. Employee orientation to possible floodings building -use care -n green houses Sharp edges, lots of exposed e. Emergency procedures pipes, edges on flower beds f. Netting under glass in some areas 16. Hazardous Chemicals on 2 1 2 5 a) Safety inspections 1 1 2 4 site (Fertilizer, pesticides, Moderat b) Wearing the proper PPE - work Low fungicides, cleaners, paint e gloves, full face shield, safety  Burns, chemical releases glasses, masks, coveralls, Spray into the environment, suits, gloves, respirators. etc. being poisoned, etc. - c) Staff reporting unsafe while working with paint, equipment or conditions fertilizer, pesticides, d) MSDS sheets cleaning, etc. e) First aid kits and staff trained in  Combustible materials first aid. may explode or ignite f) Spill kits causing significant g) Emergency procedures (enviso damage or fires reporting) h) Hazardous chemicals and flammable liquids must be stored as per legislative requirements - with proper signage. Comments: Assigned Value 1 2 3 Severity First Aid Lost Time Injury Fatal Probability Unlikely Probable Likely Exposure Rarely (<1/month) Often (3 times/week) Every Day Rating Serious 7, 8, 9 Moderate 5, 6 Low 3, 4 Page 8 of 8