From: Gary Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 22:36:36
FYI - From Occupational Safety eNews at http://www.ohsonline.com
Checklist: Safety Training for New Workers
To assist in your machine guarding training endeavors, the following checklist can be used as guidance. These items are not all-inclusive, of course, but are generally responsive to training needs and associated items. Use this as part of your comprehensive program.
During the interview process prior to hire, is safety discussed with each person?
Is each interview candidate given a chance to express his/her attitudes on safety in the workplace?
Are prior accidents/injuries or property damage in the workplace discussed with each candidate?
As part of the reference review/interview, are the potential employee?s attitude and ability to work safely discussed with his or her references? Are the reviews favorable?
Are machinery safety and work practices reviewed with each affected employee during new employee orientation?
Is regular job site safety and health reviewed with new employees, including the following:
o Job site warnings when working with equipment o Safe work practices o Standard operating procedures for each machine to be used
o Maintenance activities
o Who their regular supervisor is and how to report damage, unusual circumstances and/or malfunctions
o Fire reporting procedures and the locations of exits and fire alarm boxes o Specifics of the product being manufactured, materials and usage hazards
o Unique hazards of materials being used
o Machine guarding specifics for each machine or process being used
o Requirement to leave guarding in place when machine is in use
o Training on lockout/tagout, and specifics of application and removal for each energy type for every machine or process to be used
o Training on Hazard Communication, and review of all chemicals employees will be required to use in relation to machinery in use
o Specific training on various items of personal protective equipment such as gloves, eye/face protection and associated items
Are employees briefed on appropriate housekeeping requirements for the work being done, including disposal, product storage and material handling methods?
Are workers trained in first aid procedures as well as location of first aid supplies?
Are emergency notification numbers clearly posted and up to date for all employee areas?
Is each employee briefed on the approved lifting policy where required, and the consistent approved use of lifting aids or other material handling equipment?
Is each employee briefed on reporting accidents/injuries and the required paperwork to be completed in a timely manner?
Are employees advised of the consequences of not following safety training and approved guidelines, and the steps involved toward termination? Ensure your protection and the company's by maintaining a signature sheet in each personnel folder.
Is annual training given as needed in those areas requiring it, or as new hazards are introduced into the workplace?
Do you also give employees a chance to request specialty training?
This checklist was compiled by Linda F. Johnson, a former technical editor of Occupational Health & Safety. It is not intended to substitute for a comprehensive safety program.