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To ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
The overview into safety in the workplace specifically for the live entertainment industry. Today we will have a brief overview. We will explore local venues and events. We will learn what safety processes are explored when preparing for a live production Today we are going to talk about the systems that are put into place by management to make workplace safety a priority.
We will discuss:
- assessment of the venues and shops
- training systems and record keeping
- Employer responsibility
- We will define hazardous communications
- How OSHA influences out everyday work lives
Assessment and Orientation
Good employers put processes in place to make your work environment safe:
- Hazard Assessment of tools and work locations
- Training and daily work Procedures
- Site Orientation
- Worker training
- Equipment maintenance, care and usage
Process Safety Management
The major objective of process safety management (PSM) is to define all hazards before you begin a project to avoid exposing employees and others to serious hazards. An effective process safety management program requires a systematic approach to evaluating the whole process.
Keep records of safety documents and training
Evaluate all chemicals
If you are not sure what the correct process for the material handling do your research. Learn about the hazardous chemicals Starting with the SDS Evaluate the proper employee to be doing the task. Are their any certifications required for tools for the materials handling. As manager you may be responsible for maintaining shop safety and discipline at your venue. As a Supervisor if there is an accident you will need to fill out accident documents and follow up with any changes necessary after accident occurs. As a manager Training your team will be key to your success. In live entertainment we tend to work long hours. People can get sloppy and make poor choices such as working alone or operating equipment the are not qualified to use.
Hazard communication is defined as
The communication between the employer and employee that trains the employee to understand and respect the classification and status of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Employees should learn that they are required to read The information on labels and safety data sheets and follow the instructions on safe handling and storage of the materials. The employer should provide the training on the required ppe needed to handle or be in proximity to the hazardous material.
Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers; •All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.
You will need to teach your employees that what they do outside of work can effect their scheduled time at work. You will need to create work environment where employees can understand that external influences can lead to danger at work. Chemical usage legal or illegal can impair anyone personnel consumption outside work hours can effect anyone’s ability to function during their scheduled work time. Even Lack of sleep can contribute to accidents in the workplace.
New Worker Orientation
Make safety a daily ritual at work. Include safety in the workplace as part of new hire orientation. Specifically train your workers that anytime they are required to handle or be in proximity to a hazardous material or use new tool they should be trained in the safe care, use maintenance and storage of each item As a supervisor you will need to keep records of all the training and time your workers spend handling hazardous materials in the workplace.
One important resource for managers is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They are the governing agency the defines the relationship between employers and employees. Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Setting and enforcing standards. We will be studying their resources through out the semester.
good record keeping at the beginning of a project will save you time and put your workplace in alignment with good safety practices.
Today I gave an overview into safety in the workplace. The assessment necessary to a working safety program. The employer responsibilities and training programs. We defined the importance of hazardous communication in the workplace. And presented OSHA’s role in the health and safety process. Remember when supervising others engage you team let them know as a supervisor you are identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing potential hazards and risks in the workplace.
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