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Safety Practices and Procedures

MIT 118

Safety Practices and Procedures

MIT 118

Course Description

General Industry safety fundamentals including; introduction to OSHA, managing health and safety, walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, fire protection, electrical, personal protective equipment, material handling, hazard communication, hazardous material, permit required confined spaces, lockout / tagout, machine guarding, welding, cutting and brazing, introduction to industrial hygiene, bloodborne pathogens, ergonomics, safety and health program, fall protection and powered industrial vehicles. Credit may be earned in IS 118 or MIT 118 but not both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the OSH Act and its impact on the current workforce.

Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of the OSH Act.
  • Explain how OSHA provides a safe and healthful workplace to workers covered by OSHA .
  • Explain the role management plays in creating a healthy and safe work environment through safety and health programs.

Demonstrate the ability to identify workplace hazards.

Objectives:

  • Identify Worksite hazards and the level of control used to eliminate or limit the exposure to hazards.
  • Identify proper Personal Protective Equipment based on worksite hazard analysis.
  • Identify electrical safe work practices.
  • Define safe walking and working surfaces, including fall protection. Identify ways to prevent falls in general industry
  • Recognize material handling hazards.
  • Identify permit required confined spaces. Define the criteria of confined spaces and permit required confined spaces. Identify duties and responsibilities of confined space workers.
  • Identify machine hazards and how to eliminate or control machine hazards using safeguarding practices.
  • Recognize welding, cutting and brazing hazards. Define safe practices for safe welding, cutting and brazing.
  • Define industrial hygiene and identify the core elements of industrial hygiene.
  • Identify the impact ergonomics plays in workforce safety.
  • Define fall protection and the elements associated with fall protection. Recognize hazards in falls and how to select, inspect and maintain fall protection.
  • Recognize safe operating practices for powered industrial trucks. Define hazards associated with powered industrial trucks.

Demonstrate knowledge of safety and health program and associated training

Objectives:

  • Define a Hazard Communication program and identify the components.
  • Identify emergency exit routes, analyze emergency action plans and fire prevention and protection plans.
  • Identify hazardous materials and identify plans to lessen hazards associated with those materials.
  • Identify lockout / tagout needs and protocol.
  • Recognize bloodborne pathogens and train against the hazards associated with bloodborne pathogens.
  • Define a safety and health program and identify key elements.