The week of December 22, 2013 we reported no new injuries. Great work everyone...stay safe and have a Happy New Year!
SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE IN THE WORKPLACE...
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced by all internal combustion engines, including diesel and propane-powered engines. It is also produced by burning wood, paper, or plastic products and from welding when carbon dioxide shielding gas is used.
Workers can be exposed to carbon monoxide in warehouses and where propane-powered forklifts are operated. Exposure can also occur when operating equipment with small gasoline engines, such as pressure washers, concrete cutters, water pumps, air compressors, and generators at construction sites. CO is also produced from kerosene space heaters (salamanders), natural gas cooking units, and floor polishers. Outdoor use of any of this equipment is not usually hazardous but in buildings or enclosed spaces, carbon mononxide can quickly build up to dangerous and even deadly amounts.
At lower levels, people sometimes mistake the symptoms of CO for the flu, or do not associate their severe headache and nausea with carbon monoxide exposure.
People with heart or lung conditions or other health problems can be more sensitive to the effects of carbon monoxide.
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a. Notices, Posters (5-in1, OSHA Notice, Payroll)
b. Emergency Contacts
c. OSHA 300 Log
a. In use: Safety glasses, Hard hats, Work boots, Gloves
b. Face shields or goggles used for overhead work
c. Respirators available
d. Welding screens
a. Available in gang box and job site trailer
b. Stocked adequately with gloves, bandages, and antiseptics
c. CPR and First Aid trained personnel
d. Medical facility location and contact information communicated
a. Competent person certified
b. Scaffold grade planking
c. Fall protection
d. Clear of debris / trash
a. Free from defects with safety feet, blocked, cleated, or otherwise secured.
b. Straight ladders at 1:4 pitch
a. Capped, stored in an upright position
b. Oxygen / Acetylene properly separated
c. Empty gas cylinders marked
a. Inspected to ensure safe operating condition
b. Hand tools free from defects
c. Unsafe / Unusable tools / equipment tagged "Do Not Use"
d. Tools / Equipment properly guarded
b. Aisles and exit ways clear with 24" clearance
c. Work areas uncluttered and debris removed
a. Electrical equipment grounded
b. Tools double insulated
c. Cords in good condition
d. Electrical panels covered if energized
a. Guard rails, mid rails, toe boards
b. Fall restraint systems
c. Open sides floors or platforms equipped with standard railing
d. Openings (interior / perimeter) properly barricaded or covered
a. Flammable and explosive materials stored safely
b. Adequate number of fire extinguishers available with tags and clips
c. Vehicles and mobile equipment provided with extinguishers
a. Over 4 ft shored, benched, or sloped as required
b. Steps or ladders at 25 ft intervals
c. Competent person on site
a. MSDS and Labels available
b. Employees briefed on HAZCOM
c. HAZCOM information poster posted
d. Employees familiar with MSDS books and their location
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