Oregon Safety At Work For Young Workers 2413 (22001) by oeb18124


									Confined Spaces
• Most confined spaces are tanks, pits, or
  tightly enclosed crawlspaces, but there
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                                             nearest you. (All phone numbers are voice and TTY.)

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  are many other types.
• Hazardous gases can become trapped in
  these spaces. Also, by working in these
  spaces, you can use up all the oxygen
                                             1750 NW Naito Parkway, Ste. 112
                                             Portland, OR 97209-2533
                                             (503) 229-5910 • Consultation: (503) 229-6193
                                                                                                   at Work
  in them.
• Do not enter any confined spaces.
                                             DAS Bldg. 1st Floor
                                             1225 Ferry St. SE
                                                                                                   for Young   Your Rights and Responsibilities
                                                                                                                      Your employer should inform you

                                             Salem, OR 97310-1330                                              about any hazards in your workplace. If you
Remember Safety at School                    (503) 378-3274 • Consultation: (503) 373-7819                     notice unsafe conditions/hazards in your
• Equipment and tools in shop should                                                                           workplace, report them to your employer.
  not be used without proper personal        Eugene                                                            Discuss what can be done to correct the
  protective equipment.                      1140 Willagillespie, Ste. 42                                      situation. Oregon’s Occupational Safety
                                             Eugene, OR 97401-2101
• Know what guards should be in place                                                                          and Health Division (OR-OSHA) has no-
                                             (541) 686-7562 • Consultation: (541) 686-7913
  and use them.                                                                                                cost help available for your employer.
                                             Bend                                                                     If you have an accident while work-
• Wear your protective gear (goggles,        Red Oaks Square                                                   ing, you are probably covered by workers’
  aprons, gloves, etc.) in lab classes.      1230 NE, Third St., Ste. A-115                                    compensation insurance. All your medical
                                             Bend, OR 97701-4374                                               bills should be covered by workers’ com-
• If lab chemicals are spilled use
                                             (541) 388-6066 • Consultation: (541) 388-6068
  appropriate clean-up procedures.                                                                             pensation insurance.
                                             Medford                                                                  Remember, you are responsible for
                                             1840 Barnett Rd., Ste. D                                          following all safety and health rules and
                                             Medford, OR 97504-8250                                            regulations that your employer gives you.
                                             (541) 776-6030 • Consultation: (541) 776-6016                            If unsafe conditions persist in your
                                                                                                               work environment, you have the right to
                                                                                                               report the condition to OR-OSHA.
                                             721 SE Third St., Ste. 306
                                              Pendleton, OR 97801-3056                                                        OR-OSHA
                                             (541) 276-9175 • Consultation: (541) 276-2353
                                                                                                                             Central Office
                                                                                                                     350 Winter St. NE, Rm. 430
                                                                                                                        Salem, OR 97301-3882
                                                                                                                         Phone: (503) 378-3272
                                                                                                                       Toll free: (800) 922-2689
                                                                                                                          Fax: (503) 947-7461
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            Safety at Work: Things You Should Know
First Aid/Emergencies                         Clothing                                       Slips, Trips, and Falls                          Manual Lifting
• First-aid kit should be available in        • Clothing should be appropriate to the job    • Floors should be kept clean and free of        Use proper lifting techniques:
  work area.                                    and work environment.                          spills, oils, and debris.                      • Let your abdomen, legs, and buttocks
• You should not respond to accidents         • Wear enclosed shoes.                         • Electrical cords and other objects should        do the work.
  unless you are trained in first aid.          Protect your feet from                         not be allowed to extend across a walkway.     • Get closer to the load. Grab the load
                                                falling objects, lawn
• Know who is the designated emergency                                                       • While mopping, make sure signs warn              safely, with your hands placed under
                                                mower blades, hot
  responder in your work area.                                                                 others of the danger of wet surfaces.            the object.
                                                grease, chemical spills,
• Be sure to report any injury, at the time     etc.                                         • If you have to use a ladder, make sure it is   • Bend your knees, with feet slightly
  it happens.                                                                                  secure. Never step on the top platform of        spread for balance and stability.
                                              • Don’t wear loose clothing or dangling          any ladder, including a stepladder.
• Know the emergency exits.                     jewelry that can be caught in moving or                                                       • Keep your head, shoulders, and hips
                                                rotating parts. Keep long hair restrained.   Electrical Shock Hazards                           in a straight line as you lift. Do not
Lacerations                                                                                                                                     twist. Turn your entire body, including
                                                                                             • Never use electrical equipment when              your feet.
• If you’re handling a knife, always cut
                                                                                               standing in water.
  away from the body.                         Chemicals                                                                                       • Get help lifting.
• If you do receive a cut, get first aid.     • Don’t use any chemicals without knowing      Machine Operations
  Then make sure all surfaces where             what you need to wear to protect yourself.   • Equipment or tools should not be used
                                                                                                                                              Violence in the Workplace
  blood may have spilled are properly                                                          without proper guards.                         • If you’re working late, keep doors
                                              • Make sure you have been trained about
  cleaned to protect you and others from                                                                                                        locked and avoid working alone.
                                                chemicals that you are using and their       • Never reach inside moving machinery.
  bloodborne diseases.
                                                potential hazards.                                                                            • If there is a robbery attempt, don’t be a
                                                                                             • Do not wear gloves while using machines          hero! Do not argue or struggle with the
Eye and Ear Protection                                                                         with high-speed moving parts, like drill         perpetrators.
• Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes                                                     presses.
  against liquid splashes or flying debris.                                                                                                   • Ask for an escort to your car if it’s late.
• Wear hearing protection when exposed                                                                                                        Unsafe Conditions
  to loud noises.                                                                                                                             • Report any unsafe conditions or
                                                                                                                                                equipment to your supervisor.

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