Accident Prevention: Job Safety and Uncontrolled Hazards

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1. Define life safety as related to fire safety programs. Organizations provide comprehensive fire safety programs to mitigate hazards involving fire in the workplace. As a safety and health manager for your organization, how would you build and train a cross-functional fire and safety committee to train employees to respond to fire dangers? What components would you include in your program? How would you ensure commitment to employee safety through your training? The response should be at least 500 words in length and include an introduction, a body, and a
conclusion.

2. A job safety hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. More people than ever are now using fall protection equipment on the job. However, the numbers of injuries and deaths from falls continues to rise. What steps would you take in performing a job safety analysis involving fall protection equipment? How would you identify uncontrolled hazards? Discuss how impact and acceleration are important in analyzing the potential hazards involving fall protection equipment. The response should be at least 500 words in length and include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

3. List the factors that determine the severity of a chemical burn. Explain the hazards of chemical burns besides tissue damage. What should you, as a supervisor, do if an employee splashes caustic chemicals on himself or herself? The response should be at least 200 words in length.

4. List and describe five strategies for establishing an effective electrical safety program. Why is it important for safety personnel to help employees and supervisors conducting self-assessments with regards to their own safety practices? The response should be at least 200 words in length.

Reference:
Goetsch, D. L. (2011). Occupational safety and health for technologists, engineers, and managers (7th ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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