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									  SATELLITE BEACH
  FIRE DEPARTMENT




RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN
Overview
Risk management incorporates a full range of control measures that may be used to limit,
reduce, or eliminate the probability that an undesirable outcome will occur. Risk management
also includes control measures that can be used to limit, reduce, or eliminate anticipated
hazards, even if the event does not occur. Risk management measures may address the
probability of the occurrence, the probable magnitude of the outcome, or both.

Fire departments provide emergency services, which involve operations that could result in an
undesirable outcome, including death or injury to members. Other undesirable outcomes include
loss or damage to the organization’s apparatus, equipment, or facilities.

Managing organizational risk is not unique to fire departments. All organizations must manage
some type of risk. The nature of the activities conducted by a fire department makes risk
management a highly important and challenging process. The mission of the fire department is
to reduce the probability of harm to the community that could result from different harmful
situations and circumstances. The fire department must manage its internal (organizational)
risk while it performs its mission of managing external (community) risk. This plan addresses
managing risk within the Satellite Beach Fire Department (internal).

Risk management consists of many elements such as liability, insurance, safety, health, security,
financial impact, and several other elements. For the purpose of this plan, internal
(organizational) risk will be addressed. The primary focus will be fire fighter safety and
health.

There is no single method or solution for effectively managing risk. Determining how to manage
risk is a decision each fire department must make based on the risk management model. The
process must be reviewed annually and when necessary, revised. Most importantly, once a risk
management process is implemented, the plan must be properly managed, continuously
evaluated, and updated annually.




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PURPOSE:

The intent of the Satellite Beach Fire Department's Risk Management Plan is:

          To effectively serve our customers both internally and externally.
          To reduce the severity of occupational risks encountered by our members that could
           have a harmful effect and impact during service delivery.
          To provide the safest and healthiest work environment for the members of the fire
           department, recognizing the inherent risks of the fire service.
          Establishes a standard level of safety for all members of the Department


SCOPE:
This risk management plan was developed and implemented to comply with the requirements of
the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500, Standard for a Fire Department
Occupational Safety and Health Program. In order for this process to be effective, the following
elements must be maintained:

          An annual review of fire department operations and the impact of any significant or
           catastrophic incidents;
          Compliance of the Health and Safety Officer with NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire
           Department Safety Officer;
          Review and update of the Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Policy and
           Program;
          Evaluation of current Standard Operating Procedures
          Implementation of a Quality Assurance Program for all operations
          An NFPA 1500 Audit by an external evaluator

RISK MANAGEMENT MODEL
In order for the risk management plan to be effective, the following components must be
included:

(A).       Risk Identification:         Actual or potential hazards

(B).       Risk Evaluation:             The potential of occurrence of a given hazard and the
                                        severity of its consequences.

(C).       Prioritizing Risk:           The degree of a hazard based upon the frequency and
                                        severity of occurrence.

(D).       Risk Control:                Solutions for elimination or reduction of real or potential
                                        hazards by implementing an effective control measure.

(E).       Risk Monitoring:             Evaluation of effectiveness of risk control measures.


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METHODOLOGY:
This Plan employs a variety of strategies in order to meet the objectives. The specific strategies
are identified as follows:

      Annual records and reports on the frequency and severity of accidents, injuries, and
       occupational illnesses;
      Any reports received from the City's insurance carriers and Workers' Compensation;
      Any significant or catastrophic incidents that occurred during the Fiscal Year 2001\2002;
      National trends and reports that are applicable to the Department;
      Knowledge of the inherent risks that are encountered by fire departments and specific
       situations that are identified in Satellite Beach;
      Specific issues identified through the Post Incident Analysis (critique) process;
      Additional areas identified by Department members.

PLAN ORGANIZATION:
The plan organization utilizes the following tactics to strive toward compliance with the risk
management plan:
    The risk management plan shall at least identify the risks associated with the following:
    Administration
           o Facilities
           o Training
           o Vehicle operations, emergency and non-emergency
           o Protective clothing and equipment
           o Operations at emergency incidents
           o Operations at non-emergency incidents
           o Other related activities
    Identification of the risks that members encounter or may be expected to confront;
    Evaluate the identified risks based upon the frequency and severity of these risks
       occurring;
    An action plan for addressing each of the risks, in order of priority;
    Selecting means for controlling these risks;
    Provisions for monitoring the effectiveness of the controls implemented;
    A periodic review (annually) with required modifications to the plan.




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RESPONSIBILITIES:
This plan establishes a standard of safety for the daily operations of the Department. The
standard of safety establishes the parameters in which we conduct activities during emergency
and non-emergency operations. The intent is for all members to operate within this standard of
safety and not deviate from this process. We utilize a variety of control measures to ensure for
the safety and health of our members. These control measures include but are not limited to
training, protective clothing and equipment, incident command system, personnel accountability,
and standard operating procedures.

The fire chief has responsibility for the implementation and operation of the Department's risk
management plan. The Department's health and safety officer has the responsibility for
managing and annually revising the risk management plan.

All members of the Department have responsibility for ensuring their health and safety based
upon the requirements of the risk management plan and the Department's occupational safety
and health program.

The key to achieving success with this process is SROVT.
    Solid
    Realistic
    Ongoing
    Verifiable
    Training.

The importance is that the Department provides on going and verifiable training for all members.
Ongoing means at least once a week and verifiable means making sure that members know
Departmental policies, SOPs, codes and standards, and techniques prior to involvement in low
frequency/high severity incidents.



        IF IT IS PREDICTABLE, IT IS PREVENTABLE!




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Risk Management Frequency and Severity
The entire risk management decision making process can be summarized as follows:

              Identify or recognize
              Evaluate
              Act and control
              Monitor and reevaluate

Discussions about frequency and severity arise in the Evaluation Phase. What are the real or
potential risks in terms of frequency and severity to fire department members? How will the
Satellite Beach Fire Department develop effective control measures to ensure for a safe work
environment for members.

Since no two fire departments are alike, there is no standard scale to measure and evaluate
frequency and severity of risk. Some fire departments will have a greater or lesser degree of
tolerance for risk than others. The intent of the risk management process is for a fire
department to develop a standard level of safety. This standard level of safety defines the
parameters of the acceptable degree of risk for which members perform their job functions.

By definition, frequency is how often something does, or might, happen. Severity is a measure
of the consequences if an undesirable event occurs. There are many factors that enter into the
severity discussion, including cost, time lost from work, loss of use of resources, inability to
deliver services, and fewer services available. Each risk will have its own set of factors that will
dictate how the fire department will try to determine how severe the consequences might be.

This scale is used to establish the degree of priority. Priority of the risk is in direct relation to
inherent risks that have had a harmful effect on the Department and its members. The scale of
high, medium, and low is used to establish the degree of risk when using frequency and severity.
The Satellite Beach Fire Department has a low tolerance for risk and typically rates frequency
and severity higher. This approach is much more effective than accepting a high tolerance for
risk which means to accept more risk, and consequently rate frequency and severity lower. The
primary focus of the risk management plan is to concentrate efforts on incidents and activities,
which are low frequency and high risk or severity.




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MONITORING RISKS
PROVISIONS FOR MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTROLS
IMPLEMENTED:


     The Risk Management Program will be monitored on an annual basis.

     Recommendations and revisions will be made based on the following criteria:

         o   Annual accident and injury data for the preceding year; Significant incidents that
             have occurred during the past year;
         o   Information and suggestions from the Division of Risk Management;
         o   Information and suggestions from Department staff and personnel.

     Recommendations will be sent to the Fire Chief, the Health and Safety Officer, and the
      Occupational Safety and Health Committee.




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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
For the Fiscal Year 2004\2005, the following goals and objectives are established for the
Department’s Risk Management Plan. These goals and objectives will guide the Department
towards ensuring the control measures are implemented.

   Implementation of a Quality Improvement Program for Occupational Safety and Health
    Program
       The Department shall institute a quality improvement program that routinely reviews and
       provides and annual report on the effectiveness and efficiency of fire department safety
       operations relating to structural fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous
       materials mitigation, and special operations incidents.
              Status:          Action Required – Establish peer safety review team in
              accordance to FS 633.810 and FAC 69A. Goal Date April 1, 2005

   Conduct an audit of the Departments Occupational Safety and Health Program
       As required by NFPA 1500, Chapter 4, the fire department shall evaluate the
       effectiveness of the occupational safety and health program at least once every three
       years. This Audit report of the findings shall be submitted to the fire chief and to the
       members of the Department.
               Status:        Action Required- Audit will be completed by the peer safety
               review team. Goal Date July 1, 2005

   Validate the Departments Staffing and Deployment Study for Structural Fire Fighting
        This study addresses the safety of fire fighters by providing adequate staffing on all
        engine companies and ladder companies. Also, this study addresses adequate
        response times, deployment of equipment and resources, and adequate staffing at
        structural fires based upon the community risk.
                Status:         Complete – Written Report submitted Levels of Service May 2004.
                Staffing increase approved with anticipated full implementation by April 1,2005

   Implement an Accident and Injury Data Analysis Program
       Developed a reporting program that provides and annual evaluation of accidents,
       occupational injuries and illnesses, and health exposures. This information will enable
       the Department to track trends, evaluate the effectiveness of the Departments
       occupational safety and health program, and provide forecasting the Departments risk
       management plan.
              Status:         On Going - Health and Safety Database Developed. Injury data or
                              CY 2004 will be inputted. Past Injury Data will be collected from
                              City Finance Department and Workman’s Compensation carrier.




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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES (Continued)

   Implement Health and Wellness Program for members
          The Department will implement a Health and Wellness Program to assist the
          member. The intent of this program is to ensure compliance with NFPA 1582,
          Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters and Information for Fire
          Department Physicians, NFPA 1583, Standard on Health Related Fitness Programs
          for Fire Fighters, and the IAFF\IAFC Health and Wellness Initiative.
              Status:         On Going. - Health and Wellness evaluation complete on
                              November 9, 2004. Physical fitness initiative that will include
                              mandatory cardiovascular exercise and Flexibility and Strength
                              conditioning will begin January 1,2005.




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SATELLITE BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT RISK CONTROL

IDENTIFICATION                      FREQUENCY/ SEVERITY          PRIORITY     SUMMARY OF CONTROL MEASURES
                                                                              ONGOING OR ACTION REQUIRED
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Interior Structural Fire Fighting Low/High                 High         1. A  Revise and implement Department Incident Command
                                                                              System.
                                                                        2. O  Evaluate effectiveness of the Department's personal
                                                                              accountability system and make needed adjustments.
                                                                        3. O  Enforcement of Department procedures on mandatory use
                                                                              of PPE.
                                                                        4. A  Development and Implementation of High Rise Incident
                                                                              procedures.
                                                                        5. A  Better utilization of the Post Incident Analysis process,
                                                                              which includes a written report for all personnel of significant
                                                                              incidents.

Vehicle Operations                  Medium/High                   High          1. O   Enforcement state motor vehicle laws and Department
                                                                                       procedures relating to Emergency and Non-Emergency
                                                                                       Response.
                                                                                2. O   Monitor non-emergency vehicle operations.
                                                                                3. O   Monitor individual member's driving record.
                                                                                4. O   Provide training program(s) and certifications relating to
                                                                                       driver/operators as needed
                                                                                5. A   Implementation of investigative procedures by the City
                                                                                       Finance Department for vehicle accidents.


Compliance with FFOSHA              Low/High                     High           1. O   Compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
Program Mandates                                                                       .
                                                                                2. A   Develop a Department compliance program for all
                                                                                       mandatory VOSH programs.




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Health Maintenance/Wellness       Low/High        High     1. O   Implement the Health and Wellness Strategic Plan to
                                                                  improve the health, fitness, and wellness.
                                                           2. O   Continue to monitor participation and success with a
                                                                  physical fitness program.
                                                           3. A   Develop a compliance program for IAFF\IAFC Health and
                                                                  Wellness Initiative


Facility Safety                   Medium/High     High     1. O   Conduct a safety, and health inspection of the fire
                                                                  department facility.
                                                           2.O    Monitor the infection control compliance within the fire
                                                                  department facility.

Occupational Injuries/Illnesses   High/Medium     Medium   1. A   Based upon 2000-2004 emergency incidents, monitor
                                                                  frequency and severity of occupational injuries,
                                                                   illnesses, and health exposures
                                                           2. O   Require all supervisors to review use of protective clothing
                                                                  and equipment during emergency and non-emergency
                                                                  operations.
                                                           3. O   Provide annual retraining on infection control procedures.
                                                           4. O   Update the City's Exposure Control Plan annually.
                                                           5. O   Implement city and Department policy and procedures for
                                                                  an occupational exposure to Tuberculosis.
                                                           6. A   Implementation of investigative procedures by the Finance
                                                                  Departments for incidents involving personal injury, illness,
                                                                  or exposure.

Safety and Security               Low//Medium     Medium   1. A   Awareness training for all members.
                                                           2. A   Inspection and evaluation of all facilities by Police
                                                                  Department.
                                                           3. A   Develop written procedures as necessary.




Hazardous Materials\ WMD          Low/High        Medium   1. O   Department compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120

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                                                            2. O   Continue mandatory training and education programs for
                                                                   Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
                                                                   (HAZWOPER).
                                                            4. A   Development of procedures relating to incidents involving
                                                                   Weapons of Mass Destruction

Use of Protective Clothing        High/High        Medium   1. O   Enforcement of Department's procedures for use of
                                                                   Personal Protective Equipment.
                                                            2. A   Revise Department policy and procedures on mandatory
                                                                   usage.
                                                            3. O   Retraining and education of personnel of chronic effects of
                                                                   inhalation of by-products of combustion.
                                                            4. O   Provide monitoring process of carbon monoxide (CO) levels
                                                                   at fire scenes, especially during overhaul.
                                                            5. O   Monitor effectiveness of fire department decontamination
                                                                   and cleaning facilities for structural fire fighting protective
                                                                   clothing and equipment

Rehabilitation during Incidents   High/Low         Medium   1. O   Developed Department policy relating to "Emergency
                                                                   Incident Rehabilitation."
                                                            2. O   Evaluate and implement procedures for "weather extremes”




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                 Appendices


City of Satellite Beach Workplace Safety Policy




   Workplace
                      12
Safety and
Health
Manual

CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH



February 2003




                INTRODUCTION




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             State and federal law, as well as city policy, make the safety and health of our employee’s top priority.
              Safety and health considerations must be a part of every operation, and every employee's
             responsibility at all levels. It is the intent of the City of Satellite Beach to comply with all laws
             concerning the operation of city functions and the health and safety of our employees and the public.

             It is the objective of the City of Satellite Beach to promote and operate a safety and health program
             that will reduce the number of injuries and illnesses to an absolute minimum, not merely in keeping
             with, but surpassing the best experience of similar operations by others. Our goal is zero accidents and
             injuries.




                                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... i
Table of Contents...........................................................................................................................................................ii


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Section I - Management Commitment and Involvement
Policy Statement ......................................................................................................................................................... I.1

Section II - Responsibilities
Department Head ....................................................................................................................................................... II.1
Foreman or First Line Supervisor .............................................................................................................................. II.1
Employees ................................................................................................................................................................. II.1

Section III - Safety Committee
Safety Committee Organization ................................................................................................................................ III.1
Responsibilities ......................................................................................................................................................... III.1
Meetings ................................................................................................................................................................... III.1
         Meeting Minutes......................................................................................................................................... III.2
Communications ....................................................................................................................................................... III.3

Section IV - Safety and Health Training
Safety and Health Orientation ...................................................................................................................................IV.1
Job-Specific Training................................................................................................................................................IV.1
Periodic Retraining ...................................................................................................................................................IV.1

Section V - First Aid Procedures
Emergency Phone Numbers ....................................................................................................................................... V.1
Minor First Aid Treatment ......................................................................................................................................... V.1
Non-Emergency Medical Treatment .......................................................................................................................... V.1
Emergency Medical Treatment .................................................................................................................................. V.1
First Aid and CPR Training ....................................................................................................................................... V.2
         First Aid Instructions ................................................................................................................................... V.3

Section VI - Accident Investigation
Accident Investigation Procedures ...........................................................................................................................VI.1
        Investigation Report Form ..........................................................................................................................VI.2
        Instructions for Report Form ......................................................................................................................VI.3

Section VII – Record keeping
Record keeping Procedures .................................................................................................................................... VII.1
        Notice of Injury DWC-1 ........................................................................................................................... VII.2
        LES SAF 200 Form .................................................................................................................................. VII.3

Section VIII - Reserved For Future Use ............................................................................................................ VIII.1

Section IX - Reserved For Future Use ................................................................................................................IX.1

Section X          - Reserved For Future Use .................................................................................................................. X.1

Section XI - Reserved For Future Use ................................................................................................................XI.1

Section XII - Safety Policies and Procedures
Table of Contents.................................................................................................................................................... XII.0
Safety Policies and Procedures ............................................................................................................................... XII.1
                                                                          Section I

                                        MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT AND INVOLVEMENT
                                                  POLICY STATEMENT


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The management of this organization is committed to providing employees with a safe and healthful workplace. It is the
policy of this organization that employees report unsafe conditions and do not perform work tasks if the work is
considered unsafe. Employees must report all accidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions to their supervisors. No such
report will result in retaliation, penalty, or other disincentive.

Employee recommendations to improve safety and health conditions will be given thorough consideration by our
management team. Management will give top priority to and provide the financial resources for the correction of unsafe
conditions. Similarly, management will take disciplinary action against any employee who willfully or repeatedly
violates workplace safety rules. This action may include verbal or written reprimands and may ultimately result in
termination of employment.

The primary responsibility for the coordination, implementation, and maintenance of our workplace safety program has
been assigned to:


Name:    Brenda Raver, Finance Director

Title: Finance Director/Safety Program Coordinator       Telephone:    773-4407


Senior management will be actively involved with employees in establishing and maintaining an effective safety program.
 Our safety program coordinator, myself, or other members of our management team will participate with you or your
department's employee representative in ongoing safety and health program activities, which include:

         •        Promoting safety committee participation;
         •        Providing safety and health education and training; and
         •        Reviewing and updating workplace safety policies and procedures.

This policy statement serves to express management's commitment to and involvement in providing our employees a safe
and healthful workplace. This workplace safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this
organization. Compliance with the safety rules will be required of all employees as a condition of employment.



   Signature of City Manager                 Date
                                                          I.1                                            Rev. 02/10/03




                                                      Section II

                                               RESPONSIBILITIES



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Department Head

The department head shall be primarily responsible for the safe operation of his or her department. The Department
Head has regular contact with both first line supervisors and employees in general. The Department Head must ensure
the safety of each employee and the efficient operation of the departmental functions. They are also responsible for
attending safety meetings at least monthly, and more often if deemed necessary.


First Line Supervisor

The first line supervisor has the primary responsibility for the implementation of definite safety policies established by
the City Management, Department Heads, and the Safety Committee. They are also responsible for attending safety
meetings at least monthly, and more often if deemed necessary.


Employees

Employees are expected to follow all safety procedures. This cooperation is needed to ensure protection of employees,
City equipment, City buildings, and the general public. Employees are encouraged to detect and report to supervisors or
safety committee representatives, any hazardous conditions, practices, and behaviors, and to make suggestions for their
correction.




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                                                       Section III

                                               SAFETY COMMITTEE



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Safety Committee Organization

A safety committee has been established to recommend improvements to our workplace safety program and to identify
corrective measures needed to eliminate or control recognized safety and health hazards. The safety committee consists
of at least one representative from each department and the safety program coordinator.

Responsibilities

The safety committee shall determine the schedule for evaluating the effectiveness of control measures used to protect
employees from safety and health hazards in the workplace.

The safety committee will be responsible for assisting management in reviewing and updating workplace safety policies
and procedures based on accident investigation findings, any inspection findings, and employee reports of unsafe
conditions or work practices; and accepting and addressing anonymous complaints and suggestions from employees.

The safety committee will be responsible for assisting management in updating the workplace safety program by
evaluating employee injury and accident records, identifying trends and patterns, and formulating corrective measures to
prevent recurrence.

The safety committee will be responsible for assisting management in evaluating employee accident and illness
prevention programs, and promoting safety and health awareness and coworker participation through continuous
improvements to the workplace safety program.

Safety committee representatives will participate in safety training and be responsible for assisting management in
monitoring workplace safety education and training to ensure that it is in place, that it is effective, and that it is
documented.

Meetings

Safety committee meetings are held monthly. The safety program coordinator will distribute the minutes of each meeting
within one week after each meeting. Minutes are distributed to all members of senior management, all department
supervisors, all committee representatives, and posted on each department bulletin board.




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Communication

The safety program coordinator will act as a liaison between the safety committee and management while the safety
committee representatives act as the liaison between the safety committee and their respective departments. Within five


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working days after each safety committee meeting, the safety program coordinator shall communicate to management,
either verbally or in writing, those issues determined by the safety committee. Within ten working days after each safety
committee meeting, each committee representative will hold a department safety meeting to report on the actions of the
committee.




                                                  III.3
                                        SAFETY COMMITTEE MINUTES


Date of Committee Meeting: ______________________                Time: __________________________


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Minutes Prepared By: ____________________________      Location: ______________________


Members in Attendance:
Name                          Name                            Name

______________________        ______________________          __________________________
______________________        ______________________          __________________________
______________________        ______________________          __________________________
______________________        ______________________          __________________________


Previous Action Items:____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Review of Accidents Since Previous Meeting:__________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

Recommendations for Prevention:__________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

Suggestions From Employees:_____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

Recommended Updates To Safety Program:____________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

Recommendations from Accident Investigation Reports:__________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

Safety Training Recommendations:____________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________

Comments:
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________


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                                            Section IV

                                SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING



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Safety and Health Orientation

Workplace safety and health orientation begins on the first day of initial employment or job transfer. Upon initial
employment or job transfer, employees are required to read and verify by signature that they have read and understand
identified parts of the safety manual. Each employee has access to a copy of this safety manual, through his or her
supervisor, for review and future reference, and will be given a personal copy of the safety policies and procedures
pertaining to his or her job, if requested. Supervisors will ask questions of employees and answer employees' questions
to ensure knowledge and understanding of safety policies, and job-specific procedures described in our workplace safety
program manual. Their supervisors will instruct all employees that compliance with the safety policies and procedures
described in the workplace safety manual is required.


Job-Specific Training

   ·     Supervisors will initially train employees on how to perform assigned job tasks safely.

   ·     Supervisors will carefully review with each employee the specific safety policies and procedures that are
         applicable and that are described in the workplace safety manual.

   ·     Supervisors will give employees verbal instructions and specific directions on how to do the work safely.

   ·     Supervisors will observe employees performing the work. If necessary, the supervisor will provide a
         demonstration using safe work practices, or remedial instruction to correct training deficiencies before an
         employee is permitted to do the work without supervision.

   ·     All employees will receive safe operating instructions on seldom-used or new equipment before using the
         equipment.

   ·     Supervisors will review safe work practices with employees before permitting the performance of new, non-
         routine, or specialized procedures.


Periodic Retraining of Employees

All employees will be retrained periodically on safety policies and procedures, and when changes are made to the
workplace safety manual. Individual employees will be retrained after the occurrence of a work-related injury caused by
an unsafe act or work practice, and when a supervisor observes employees displaying unsafe acts, practices, or behaviors.


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                                                       Section V

                                            FIRST AID PROCEDURES



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                                 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

Safety Coordinator       773-4407                        Poison Control 1-800-282-3171
Ambulance                911                             Care Management Sys. 1-800-574-0019
Police                   773-4400                        First Aid Address S.B. Fire Department
Fire Department 773-4404                        1390 S. Patrick Dr. Satellite Beach, FL


Minor First Aid Treatment

First aid kits are kept in every City facility building (see your supervisor for specific locations) and in every City vehicle.
If you sustain an injury or are involved in an accident requiring minor first aid treatment:

    ·    Inform your supervisor.
    ·    Administer first aid treatment to the injury or wound.
    ·    If a first aid kit is used, indicate usage on the accident report.
    ·    Access to a first aid kit is not intended to be a substitute for medical attention.
    ·    Provide details for the completion of the accident report.

Non-Emergency Medical Treatment

For non-emergency work-related injuries requiring professional medical assistance, management must first authorize
treatment. If you sustain an injury requiring treatment other than first aid:

    ·    Inform your supervisor.
    ·    Proceed to the posted medical facility. Your supervisor will assist with transportation, if necessary.
    ·    Provide details for the completion of the accident report.

Emergency Medical Treatment

If you sustain a severe injury requiring emergency treatment:

    ·    Call for help and seek assistance from a co-worker.
    ·    Use the emergency telephone numbers and instructions posted next to the telephone in your work area to request
         assistance and transportation to the local hospital emergency room.
    ·    Provide details for the completion of the accident report.

First Aid and CPR Training

Each employee will receive training and instructions from his or her supervisor on first aid procedures. In addition, the
City will provide formal First Aid and CPR training on a periodic basis.




         FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS

In all cases requiring emergency medical treatment, immediately call, or have a co-worker call, to request emergency
medical assistance.


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WOUNDS:
     Minor - cuts, lacerations, abrasions, or punctures
         · Wash the wound using soap and water; rinse it well.
         · Cover the wound using clean dressing.
     Major - large, deep and bleeding
         · Stop the bleeding by pressing directly on the wound, using a bandage or cloth.
         · Keep pressure on the wound until medical help arrives.

BROKEN BONES:
         · Do not move the victim unless it is absolutely necessary.
             · If the victim must be moved, "splint" the injured area.                      Use a board,
        cardboard, or rolled newspaper as a splint.
BURNS:
      Thermal (Heat)
           · Rinse the burned area without scrubbing it, and immerse it in cold water;
      do not use ice water.
           · Blot dry the area and cover it using sterile gauze or a clean cloth.
      Chemical
           · Flush the exposed area with cool water immediately for 15 to 20 minutes.

EYE INJURY:
       Small particles
            · Do not rub eyes.
              · Use the corner of a soft clean cloth to draw particles out, or hold eyelids open
        and flush the eyes continuously with water using an eye wash station.
        Large or stuck particles
              · If a particle is stuck in the eye, do not attempt to remove it.
              · Cover both eyes with bandage.
        Chemical
              · Immediately irrigate the eyes and under the eyelids, with water, for 30
                 minutes.

NECK AND SPINE INJURY:
              ·      If the victim appears to have injured his or her neck or spine, or is
        unable to move his or her arm or leg, do not attempt to move the victim unless it is
        absolutely necessary.
HEAT EXHAUSTION:
          · Loosen the victim's tight clothing.
          · Give the victim "sips" of cool water.
          · Make the victim lie down in a cooler place with the feet raised.


                                                       V.3




                                                    Section VI

                                        ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

Accident Investigation Procedures
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An accident investigation will be performed by the supervisor at the location where the accident occurred. The safety
coordinator is responsible for seeing that the accident investigation reports (see page VI.2) are being filled out
completely, and that the recommendations are being addressed. Supervisors will investigate all accidents, injuries, and
occupational diseases using the following investigation procedures:

   ·     Implement temporary control measures to prevent any further injuries to employees.

   ·     Review the equipment, operations, and processes to gain an understanding of the accident situation.

   ·     Identify and interview each witness and any other person who might provide clues to the accident's causes.

   ·     Investigate causal conditions and unsafe acts; make conclusions based on existing facts.

   ·     Complete the accident investigation report.

   ·     Provide recommendations for corrective actions.

   ·     Indicate the need for additional or remedial safety training.

Accident investigation reports must be submitted to the safety coordinator within 24 hours of the accident.




                                                 VI.1
                                     CITY OF SATELLITE BEACH
                                  ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORT

                                                       REPORT # ____________



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1. Name of injured:                                          Emp. #: _________________________                  2. Sex: [ ] M [ ] F
Age:              Date of accident: _________________________________                           3. Time of accident:          a.m.
 p.m. Day of accident: __________________________________                                     4.         Employees job title:
____________________________________________________________________                        5. Length of experience on job:
   (years)              (months)
6. Address of location where accident occurred: _______________________________________________
  _____________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Nature of injury,
Injury      type,    and      Part     of    the     body       affected:           ______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________                           8. Describe the
accident and how it occurred:
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
9. Cause of accident:
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________________________________________
10. Was personal protective equipment required? [ ] yes [ ] no Was it provided? [ ] yes [ ] no
    Was it being used? [ ] yes [ ] no                      If "no", explain._________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
11. Witness(es):                                                                        _________________
12. Safety training provided to the injured? [ ] yes [ ] no                      If "no", explain._________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
13.     Interim    corrective     actions   taken     to     prevent      recurrence:_____________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
14.    Permanent      corrective    action   recommended        to    prevent      recurrence:______________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
  ________________________________________________________________________________________

15. Date of report                              20                Employee Signature:_____________________________________


  Supervisor (Signature):                              Date:______________________________
16. Status and follow-up action taken by safety committee:
 ________________________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________________________


  Safety Coordinator (Signature):                             Date: ____________________________
                                                                  VI.2




INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
REPORT
An accident investigation is not designed to find fault or place blame but is an analysis of the accident to determine causes that can
be controlled or eliminated.



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(Items 1-6)      Identification:                       This section is self-explanatory.

(Item 7)         Nature of Injury:            Describe the injury, e.g., strain, sprain, cut, burn, fracture.

                 Injury Type:                          First aid - injury resulting in minor injury/treated on premises;
                                                       Medical - injury treated off premises by physician;
                                                       No Injury - no injury, near-miss type of accident.

                 Part of Body:                         Be specific and be sure to indicate right or left side, if necessary.

(Item 8) Describe the accident:               Describe the accident, including exactly what happened, and where and how it
                                                      happened. Describe the equipment or materials involved.

(Item 9) Cause of the accident:               Describe all conditions or acts which contributed to the accident, i.e.,

                                                       a. unsafe conditions - spills, grease on the floor, poor housekeeping or
                                                       other physical conditions.

                                                       b. unsafe acts - unsafe work practices such as failure to warn, failure to use
                                                       required personal protective equipment.


(Item 10)        Personal protective equipment:        Self-explanatory

(Item 11)        Witness(es):                          List name(s), address(es), and phone number(s).

(Item 12)        Safety training provided:             Was any safety training provided to the injured related to the work activity
                                                       being performed?

(Item 13)        Interim corrective action:            Measures taken by supervisor to prevent recurrence of incident, i.e.
                                                       barricading accident area, posting warning signs, shutting down
                                                       operations.

(Item 14)        Self-explanatory

(Item 15)        Self-explanatory

(Item 16)        Follow-up:                            Once the investigation is complete, the safety coordinator shall review and
                                                       follow-up the investigation to ensure that corrective actions recommended
                                                       by the safety committee and approved by the employer are taken, and
                                                       control measures have been implemented.




                                                                VI.3

                                                           Section VII

                                             RECORDKEEPING PROCEDURES



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Record keeping Procedures

The safety coordinator will control and maintain all employee accident/injury records and safety committee records. Records are
maintained for a minimum of three (3) years and include:


   ·     Accident Investigation Reports, see page VI-2;

   ·     Workers' Compensation Notice of Injury Reports DWC 1, see page VII.2;

   ·     Log & Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses LES SAF 200, see page VII.3;

   ·     Safety committee agendas, minutes, and correspondence.




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                                                          Section VIII




                                                 Reserved For Future Use


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        VIII.1
      Section IX




Reserved For Future Use




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         IX.1
       Section X




Reserved For Future Use




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       X.1
       Section XI




Reserved For Future Use




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