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					Section E


    Personal Health and Safety
Personal Health And Safety Concerns

   Agency safety policy
   LSW practices
   Vermiculite
   OSHA
       Personal responsibility
       PPE
       GFI
       Power tools
       Ladders
       HAZCOM
    Agency Safety Policies Include:

   Personal responsibilities
    and consequence
       Follow all agency policies
   Competent Person on each
    job site
   Medical Exam Screening
       Respirator
       Blood Lead Levels
   Regular Safety Meetings
       15 min tool box talks
Agency Safety Policies Continued:
                     Driving
                         You represent the agency on
                          the highway
                         Safe driving practices in all
                          types of NY weather
                     On-the-Job Safety
                         Follow all safety policies
                         Participate in jobsite
                          evaluations
                     Tool and Equipment
                      Inspections
                         Daily inspections before use
                         Regular documented
                          inspections
LSW Practices - PPM

   US DOE requires that all work performed on
    homes built before 1978 be completed using
    Lead Safe Work Practices (LSW) unless the
    building surfaces have been certified as lead
    free.
   US DOE requires that all
    subgrantee/subcontractor personnel who will
    come in contact with lead paint attend a US
    DOE approved One Day lead Safe Work
    Practices training session.
                                     * 06/07 PPM page 125
LSW Practices - Overview

   Cordon off work area
   Plasticize work area
   Score painted surfaces
   Reduce dust produced
       Work wet
       Dust shrouds on tools connected to
        HEPA vacuum
   Wear appropriate personal
    protective equipment
   Clean up work area
NID – Negative Initial Determination

   Documentation from air monitoring for lead
    on 12 common Weatherization tasks
       New York Weatherization initiated
       Updated annually
   Field sampling of air samples proving that if
    LSW practices are followed, minimal
    exposure to lead dust will occur
   Satisfies OSHA for minimal exposure levels
   Reduces need for use of PPE
No NID
NY LSW Practices Covered Under NID

 1.  Removing/Installing Siding
 2. Drilling Holes - Painted Surfaces
 3. Cutting Painted Surfaces
 4. Replacing Windows/Doors from the Inside
 5. Replacing Windows/Doors from the Outside
 6. Repairing Window/Doors Sashes
 7. Installing Storm Windows
 8. Installing Weather-Stripping
 9. Replacing Furnace Filters
 10. Replacing Furnaces
 11. Replacing Furnace Ductwork
 12. Replacement of HEPA Filter
 13. Replacement of Hardwire Light Fixtures
NYSWDA Source For NID
Other Lead Paint Disturbing
WAP Tasks

                        EPA Certified Lead
                         Supervisor
                            On staff lead expert
                            Competent person
                        Appropriate PPE
Vermiculite

   NY DOL policy is not to disturb
       Potential asbestos contamination
   NY DHCR Policy
       Do Not Drill sidewalls containing vermiculite
       Do Not blow cellulose over the top
       Do Not Disturb
OSHA
   Occupational Safety and Health
    Administration
   Reduction of worker injury and death on the
    job
   Worker protection laws passed by Congress
    in 1970, and updated periodically
   Created worker and employer rights and
    responsibilities related to safe work practices
   OSHA law creates minimum standards
Relevant OSHA Requirements For WAP
Crews

   Personal Responsibility
   PPE
   GFI
   Power Tools
   Ladder Safety
   HAZCOM
Personal Responsibility

   You are ultimately responsible for your
    personal safety on-the-job
   It is your responsibility to follow your
    employer and OSHA safety guidelines
   Inspection of the jobsite and equipment
    should be performed daily before you begin
    work
Toxic Conditions?
What PPE should be used?
PPE
   Safety glasses / goggles
   Hard hat
   Respirator
       Half face
       Nuisance dust (N95)
   Gloves
   Protective clothing
       Coveralls
       Gloves
       Booties
       Head covering
   Safety shoes
PPE

   Personal protective equipment is the last line
    of defense when working in a hazardous
    environment
       Create a less hazardous environment first through
        the change of work practices, safer alternative
        materials
   Must be taught proper usage, maintenance
    and replacement
   Employee obligation to use protective gear
    when necessary
GFI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

   OSHA Construction Standards
   GFI protection must be used for
    all portable power tools of 120
    Volts, up to 20 Amp circuits
       Blower doors
       Power tools
       Insulation blowing machines
Power Tools
   Wear appropriate safety equipment
   Understand proper tool use
   Use sharp tools
   Water and electricity don’t mix
   Inspect tools each time they are used
       Take damaged tools out of service until repaired
        or replaced
       Never use a power tool with the ground prong
        removed
   Always use GFI protection with portable
    power tools
Ladders
             13% of all workplace injuries
              are related to ladder usage /
              misusage
             Ladder guidelines
                 Do not exceed weight limits
                 Extension ladder
                     Ladder must extend 3’ minimum
                      above landing
                     Secure ladder if there is a
                      potential of slipping
                 Stepladder
                     Lock rails of step ladders
                     Never climb back of step ladders
                      unless design for such use
Extension Ladder Safety Guidelines


   Belt buckle between rails
   Three points of contact with ladder
   4 to 1 set-up ratio
   Prevent ladder slippage
                Rubber Bumpers




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        Stab Feet
Alternative to working off ladders
Available Accessories
Improper setup
Material Safety Data Sheets

   Must be accessible to all employees
       Truck
       Office
   Provides information on:
       Potential hazards from the material
       Appropriate PPE
       First aid
       Manufacturer contact information for further
        information
Source for State Procurement Material MSDS

				
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