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Accident Prevention: Job Safety and Uncontrolled Hazards

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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Introduction
In current business environment, to retain skilled employees for long period of time, it becomes essential for firms to provide comprehensive fire safety programs to mitigate hazards involving fire at the workplace (Coniglio, 2010). XYZ firm provides different safety programs related to fire safety programs to its employees, which ensure fear free working environment. This paper discusses programs and training sessions that are used by the firm to build and train a cross-functional fire and safety committee to train employees to respond to fire dangers.

Fire Safety Programs
In the organization, several fire hazards can be faced by employees at the workplace such as electric fire, portable electric heaters hazard, etc. In order to mitigate hazards at the workplace, the firm will build a cross-functional fire and safety committee, which will be responsible to execute relevant programs and policies. In order to prevent fire hazard, codes and standards as life safety code under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will be followed (Goetsch, 2011). As a part of the program, replacement of worn wires, use of rated fuses, avoidance of extension cords as substitutes for wiring improvements, use of approved extension cord, avoidance of overloading circuits with office equipment and support to the turn off nonessential electrical equipment at the end of each workday will be sustained at the workplace. It is because these programs will reduce the chances of fire hazards (Goetsch, 2012).

Formation of Committee
In order to train employees to respond to fire dangers, emergency training will be provided to employees covered by thorough knowledge, prevention and protection for emergencies. For this, committee named "Life Safety and Protection" will be formed, which will work under the framework defined by several protection agencies. The committee will identify and construct the organizational policy related to the workplace's physical environment in terms of identifying the areas, which need to be addressed for fire and life safety (Goetsch, 2012). It will include egress, protection, operating features, special provisions and many other physical equipment and accessories. After this, it will set up and design the employee training in needed areas. Updated information by safety agencies will be collected, which may affect trainings. Furthermore, this collected information will be charged with formation of an attentiveness plan and conducting emergency ...

Solution Summary

This response discusses about various safety related hazard at jobs like fire safety programs. Also, technique of job safety hazard analysis and factors that determine the severity of a chemical burn are discussed. Guidelines are also provided for strategies for establishing an effective electrical safety program.

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