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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 4.3


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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 4.3

  1. 1. Keeping Yourself Healthy and Safe Section 4.3: On the Job Safety Taking Charge: Chapter 4 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Safety <ul><li>6,000 Americans die from workplace injuries every year </li></ul><ul><li>50,000 die from illness cause by work each year </li></ul><ul><li>6 million workers suffer on-site fatal workplace injuries each year </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. The Birth of OSHA <ul><li>Occupational Safety and Health Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established a federal standard of workplace safety in the U.S. </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Watch Out for #1: You! <ul><li>Your employer will have certain workplace safety guidelines and controls in place </li></ul><ul><li>You might be required to attend extra hours of training for education on hazards and injuries </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Don’t Forget! <ul><li>Partner with the safety director in implementing and following all safety guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Shortcuts can lead to serious injury or worse </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. What is PPE? <ul><li>Personal Protective Equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardhats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eyewear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ear protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gloves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Footwear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respiratory protection </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. What if My Boss Doesn’t Follow the Rules? <ul><li>A few rights employees have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>File anonymous complaints with OSHA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be advised of OSHA actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek inspection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request information for emergency procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask to investigate hazardous conditions </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Safety is No Accident <ul><li>Being aware of safety standards and regulations make the difference between a long, successful career and a disability </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Further Reflection <ul><li>What is a possible job safety hazard in your career? What can you do to prevent it from happening? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to take safety precautions seriously? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>U.S. Department of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>DSI Work Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>http :// </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing