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Running head: Silver Stream Safety Policies 1 Silver Stream Safety Policies Laura Doerr Columbia Southern University
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Silver Stream Safety Policies 2 Silver Stream Safety Policies According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to protect employees from hazards at work that can cause injuries (OSHA, 2004). Silver Stream believes in this mission and tries to reduce hazards by removing the source of the hazard. We always try to “engineer out” the problem first. If we cannot do that, then we try to change the work process to keep employees out of harm’s way. If neither of those is an option, then the use of personal protective equipment is necessary. “For example, building a barrier between the hazard and the employees is an engineering control; changing the way in which employees perform their work is a work practice control” (OSHA, 2004). The following are policies regarding our top three safety and health concerns at Silver Stream. Moving Machinery Because Silver Stream is a manufacturing company, we use a variety of machinery in our daily work. Wherever possible, the company has installed safeguards to keep employees body parts out of the way of moving parts. However, it is not always possible to engineer out the hazard. As a result, we use personal protective equipment (PPE) for certain tasks. The following is the general policy regarding employee safety around machinery: The company shall designate a Safety Manager (SM). The SM shall oversee all aspects of the safety program at Silver Stream. The SM shall perform an audit of the program at least once per calendar year and report the findings to the officers of the company. For each distinct type of equipment, the SM shall create a safety profile and recommended guidelines for operating that equipment. The guidelines shall include: o The types of hazards associated with the machine
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  • Spring '12
  • ProfHenry
  • Occupational safety and health, Repetitive strain injury, Silver Stream, stream safety policies, silver stream safety

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