Responding to Workplace Emergencies: Are Your Employees Protected and Prepared?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 5,250 U.S. workers died from a work-related injury in 2018, up 2% from the 2017 total of 5,147. Is your facility doing everything it can to ensure your workers go home safely at the end of the work day? Are your employees trained, equipped and prepared to respond safety and efficiently should an incident occur? This presentation will address how to identify the hazards and potential hazards present in the workplace and will suggest procedures and actions to eliminate, to control or to protect employees from those hazards. The importance of proper training and re-training of in-house rescue teams will be emphasized, as will the criteria employers should use when choosing and evaluating an outside (standby) team. Robson will break down the regulations that industries are required to follow in a way that is easy to understand and adapt for their facilities, based on the types of hazards present in their workplace. These hazards and their corresponding regulations include confined spaces (OSHA 1910.146 paragraph K, Appendix F), working at height (ANSI Z 359), and trenches (OSHA 1926.650-652).