Injury and Illness Program (Including Ergonomics)

Report
Employee Training
February 12, 2014
Training Agenda
• Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
• Ergonomics
Injury and Illness
Prevention Program (IIPP)
Injury and Illness
Prevention Program (IIPP) is a Legal
Requirement Mandated by OSHA!
Who, or What is OSHA?
OSHA is a Government Agency, as
in EPA, DOT, NASA & CIA
But OSHA Specializes in
Safety for Employees: Occupational
Safety & Health Administration
There are two OSHA’s:
Federal and State
Direction of Flow
Fed
OSHA
Cal OSHA
Employee
Regulations
Requirements
Fed
OSHA
Cal OSHA
Employee
Rules
Program Responsibilities
Management
Human
Human
Resources
Resources
Supervisors //
Supervisors
Managers
Managers
Employees
Complete all EHS
training
Active
leadership in
EHS issues
Provide
adequate
resources
Provide info on
Provide info on
Worker’s
Worker’s
Compensation
Compensation
Manage
Manage
Worker’s Comp
Worker’s Comp
claims, filing,
claims, filing,
forms &
forms &
questions
questions
Educate / train Emp.
Educate / train Emp.
on hazards & safe
on hazards & safe
work practices
work practices
Ensure unsafe
Ensure unsafe
equip is out of
equip is out of
service
service
Address safety
Address safety
issues to safety
issues to safety
committee
committee
Report & investigate
Report & investigate
accidents within
accidents within
24 hours
24 hours
Follow safe work
procedures
Correct and/or
report safety
violations &
unsafe
conditions
Know location &
operation of
safety &
emergency
equipment
Maintain good
housekeeping in
work spaces
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Identification of Workplace Hazards
• New Equipment & Process Reviews
– Ensure new equipment and processes meet EHS guidelines
• Safe Work Practices
– Operating guidelines which include environment, health and
safety rules, and personal protective equipment (PPE)
requirements
• Safety Inspections
– Conducting safety walkthroughs
• Incident Investigations
– Corrective actions
• Employee suggestions
Correction of Unsafe Practices/Conditions
• Substitute/Elimination of Hazard
• Engineering Controls
Most Effective
– Equipment Design
– Ventilation
• Administrative Controls
– Standard Operating Procedures
– Personal Hygiene
• Personal Protective Equipment
– Safety Glasses
– Gloves
– Lab coats
Least Effective
Employee Responsibilities if Injured
1
Tell someone immediately
Keep people clear if necessary
2
Get first aid, seek medical
attention, or dial 9-911
3
Notify a supervisor
Post Accident/Incident Process
Employees
Report all incidents, accidents immediately to Supervisors
Get first aid / medical attention (as needed)
Supervisors & Managers
Work with HR to provide Employees’ Claim form for Workers Compensation to
Employee within 24 hours (as needed)
Complete and submit the Accident Incident Report Form (located on shared drive)
to the Safety Director within 24 hours
Commit resources to and implement the corrective action plan
Management
Notify appropriate agencies, e.g., Cal-OSHA, in a timely manner (as needed)
Record injury or illness in Cal-OSHA 300 log (recordable cases only)
Assist with accident/incident investigation
Document corrective actions
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Recordkeeping/Documentation
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•
•
•
Safety Inspections and Audits
Employee Training Records
Medical Records
Accident Statistics – CalOSHA Log 300
– Posted Feb. 1 to April 30 of following year
• Accident Incident Investigations
• Employee Concerns
• Corrective Actions
Ergonomics
What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions
and job demands to the capabilities of the working
population.
Ergonomics is not Just for
Desk Jockeys*!
Ergonomics includes the use of hand tools, power tools, as
well as computers and desk items
* a person whose job involves working at a desk (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Common Signs and Symptoms
Muscle fatigue
Pain / discomfort
Inflammation / swelling
Numbness / tingling
Decrease range of motion
Loss of function
Chronic injury cycle
 Take Action Early and before the
injury becomes serious!!
Desk Ergonomic Solutions
• Proper set up and use of equipment is key
• When making changes, start with
the chair, then work up to the
keyboard, desk height, mouse,
and monitor
• Try changes for at least a week
• Vary your tasks and positions
throughout the day
• Take periodic breaks to stretch
• Report symptoms to Manager
Best Practices
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Position chair to allow 90 degree
angles for the arms and legs
Position monitor 18-24” away
(about an arm’s length)
Position monitor at or just below
eye level (Top 1/3 of screen)
Keep items used most close to
the body or within arms reach
Evaluate frequency, force, and
duration of each task
Notify Manager when symptoms
start
Exercise
Injury & Illness Prevention
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Ergonomic Evaluation Requests
For ergonomic requests, please contact Ann Kelly in the
Human Resources Department at extension 4212 or
[email protected]
You will be scheduled for an ergonomist to perform an
evaluation
For additional information, contact EH&S
Thank You

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