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					                                                                         FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST
                                                                         RICHFIELD RANGER DISTRICT
                                                                        RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHEET
1. Organization and Location
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                                  Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District
    3.   Operation / Task                                                                    4. Beginning Date:           5. Ending Date:                6. Date Prepared
         Power and Hand Tools use                                                               April 9, 2012                April 9, 2013                  April 9, 2012

7. Prepared by(Name / Duty Position)
Glen S. Chappell        Richfield Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer
8. Identified Hazards: / Duty Position)
7a. Prepared by (Name                         9. Assess the         10. Control Measures Developed for               11. Assess the         12. How to Implement       13. Supervision and Evaluation
Glen S. Chappell                              Hazards Initial       Identified Hazards: (Specific measures taken     Hazard’s Residual’s    the Controls: (Include     Method: (Continuous Leader
Fishlake N.F. Beaver R.D. AFMO                                      to reduce the probability of a hazard.)          Risk                   SOP’s, references, etc.)   Checks, Buddy System, etc.)

               (Be Specific)                   L    M     H     E                    (Be Specific)                    L    M     H    E           (Be Specific)                   (Be Specific)
                                                                    -Training in proper use of hand tools or          X                     -Have only properly        -Supervisor will ensure that all
         Injuries to body including                 X              power tools.                                                            trained personnel use      proper PPE is provided and used
          lacerations, burns, eye injuries,                         -Review owner’s manuals for proper tool                                 and operate the use of     properly. Also the supervisor
          broken bones, severed limbs,                              use and safety precautions.                                             tools.                     will ensure that personnel have
          etc.                                                      -Wear the proper personal safety equipment                              -Agency will provide       completed the required training
                                                                    required of each different tool. This could                             non-prescription           for the tools.
                                                                    include a hard hat, gloves, long sleeve shirt,                          protective eyewear
                                                                    eye and hearing protection, chaps, and                                  meeting ANSI Z-87
                                                                    anything else recommended to reduce the                                 standards. PPE:
                                                                    risk of injury                                                          protective eyewear
                                                                                                                                            goggles or face shield.




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8. Identified Hazards:                       9. Assess the         10. Control Measures Developed for             11. Assess the        12. How to Implement       13. Supervision and Evaluation
                                             Hazards Initial       Identified Hazards: (Specific measures taken   Hazard’s Residual’s   the Controls: (Include     Method: (Continuous Leader
                                                                   to reduce the probability of a hazard.)        Risk                  SOP’s, references, etc.)   Checks, Buddy System, etc.)


               (Be Specific)                  L    M     H     E                   (Be Specific)                   L    M     H    E          (Be Specific)                 (Be Specific)
      Eye injuries from flying wood,              X               -Personnel will always wear eye protection      X                    -Agency will provide -Supervisor will ensure that
     debris, and liquids (i.e. oil, paint)                         when operating any type power or hand                                non-prescription       proper use of PPE is provided
                                                                   tool.                                                                protective eyewear     and used properly
                                                                   -Safety glasses, Goggles, and Face shields                           meeting ANSI Z-87
                                                                   must meet ANSI Z-87 standards.                                       standards. PPE:
                                                                                                                                        protective eyewear
                                                                                                                                        goggles or face shield




                                                                   -Personnel will always wear ear muff type                            -Agency will provide -Supervisor will ensure that
      Hearing loss or damage.                     X               hearing protection or insertable earplugs       X
                                                                                                                                        hearing protection     proper use of PPE is provided
                                                                   with a noise reduction factor of >20 db                              meeting ANSI S3. 19- and used properly.
                                                                   when operating power tools.                                          1974 Standards. PPE:
                                                                                                                                        Ear muffs or earplugs
                                                                                                                                        with a noise reduction
                                                                                                                                        factors of >20db


      Hand injuries: Contact with sharp           X               -Wear heavy duty work gloves made from         X                     -Agency will provide       -Supervisor will ensure that
       edges, blisters from gripping                               leather or cut resistant fiber..                                     heavy duty work            proper use of PPE is provided
       tools.                                                                                                                           gloves. PPE: Heavy         and used properly.
                                                                                                                                        duty work gloves.




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8. Identified Hazards:                   9. Assess the         10. Control Measures Developed for             11. Assess the        12. How to Implement       13. Supervision and Evaluation
                                         Hazards Initial       Identified Hazards: (Specific measures taken   Hazard’s Residual’s   the Controls: (Include     Method: (Continuous Leader
                                                               to reduce the probability of a hazard.)        Risk                  SOP’s, references, etc.)   Checks, Buddy System, etc.)


               (Be Specific)              L    M     H     E                   (Be Specific)                   L    M     H    E          (Be Specific)                  (Be Specific)
                                               X               -Check tools to ensure that the handles are     X                    -Agency will provide       -Supervisor will ensure that
     Splinters to hand and body.                              tightly attached and free from splinters and                         heavy duty work            proper use of PPE is provided
                                                               that the handles are free from splitting.                            gloves. PPE: Heavy         and used properly.
                                                                -Wear heavy duty work gloves to protect                             duty work gloves
                                                               hands.




                                                               -Sheath edged tools when not in use.                                 -Personal duty and       -Continuous Supervisor, and
     Cuts and impact injuries                 X                                                               X                    discipline.              Buddy System checks.
                                                               -Store tools in the appropriate place.
                                                               -Ensure that if tools are equipped with                              -Daily crew briefings -Follow agency first aid SOP’s
                                                               guards they are in place and properly                                -Ensure proper First
                                                               adjusted.                                                            aid training is current.
                                                               -Keep First Aid Kit handy for minor
                                                               injuries.




     Slips, trips and falls.                  X               -Take extra precautions when working            X                    - Personal duty and        -Supervisor will ensure that a
                                                               around or with power tool and hand tools.                            discipline.                safe a worksite.
                                                               -Watch out for extension cords, sharp                                -Maintain a clean and      - Continuous Supervisor, and
                                                               cutting edges, loose debris, wet areas, and                          clear work site.           Buddy System checks.
                                                               uneven footing.
                                                                                                                                    -Avoid unnecessary
                                                                                                                                    personnel in work site
                                                                                                                                    or area.



14. Remaining Risk Level After Control
Measures Are Implemented: (CIRCLE
HIGHEST REMAINING RISK LEVEL)                                                                                                                                                        PAGE:      3
           LOW
(FMO/District Ranger) MEDIUM
14. Remaining Risk Level After Control Measures Are                                                  LOW                      MEDIUM                              HIGH                        EXTREMELY HIGH
Implemented: (CIRCLE HIGHEST REMAINING RISK LEVEL)                                            (FMO/District Ranger) (FMO/District Ranger) (FMO/District Ranger)                                  (Forest Supervisor)
15. RISK DECISION AUTHORITY: (Approval/Authority Signature Block) (If Initial Risk Level is Medium, High or Extremely High, Brief Risk Decision Authority at that level on Controls and Control
Measures used to reduce risks. NOTE: if the person preparing the form signs this block, the signature indicates only that the appropriate risk decision authority was notified of the initial risk level, control measures taken and
appropriate resources requested; and that the risk was accepted by the decision authority.)



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                             (Signature)

           This Power and Hand Tool use Risk Assessment was reviewed with the following employees prior to the 2012 Field Season


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