- Identify the various classifications of scaffolds.
- Understand the basic OSHA safety requirements.
- Learn the measures that can be taken to ensure safe working conditions on a scaffold.
PROGRAM OUTLINESafety Committees- Half of safety engineers say that safety committees are valuable, the other half say it's a waste of time and money.- When a safety committee is properly formed, supported and budgeted, they can be a success.- Employees are not the cause of safety committee failure.- Members bring problems to the committees that are turned over to the maintenance departments.- The maintenance department is overwhelmed and the committee becomes discouraged.- This is referred to as 'lip service to safety.' - The safety committee inspection team inspects the facility for safety hazards.- The supervisor might feel the safety committee is taken over the supervisor's responsibility.- Not allowing safety committee members time away from their job is a cause for committee failure.- A major problem is assigning a committee member to police the actions of their co-workers.Improving Safety Committees- Management must be supportive in the committee's efforts and provide a budget.- Develop policies and operating procedures for the committee.- Goals of the committee should be:o solving safety problemso increase safety communication among all employeeso improve employee participation in safetyo education and training- The committee should assign members to review safety problems.- Management should review options and make a decision on recommendations.- Feedback to the committee tells them management is committed to safety.- No response to a recommendation from management is a negative for the committee.- Inspection teams can be a good idea if member can improve inspection checklists, train employees and volunteer to help managers inspect their departments.- Safety responsibility remains with the manager, not the committee.- Safety committees should keep their safety policies and procedures updated.- Safety committees can make recommendations for improving training programs.- Safety committees can assist in OSHA compliance.- There must be a viable safety program before considering safety incentives.- Incentive programs are simply recognition programs for good safety performance.- Some incentives may work - some may not.- Safety committees need management direction and leadership.- Local fire departments, insurance loss control engineers and equipment manufacturers can be used for assistance in your safety program.- Safety committee members should know CPR and first aid training.- A safety committee can improve safety awareness, communications and training.
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Michael Millsap - Mike has over 20 years experience in Environmental Health and Safety and is currently a certified Outreach Training Instructor with 360training.com.
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