In keeping with OSHA's policy of using plain language, we have attempted to describe the Hazardous Situations and Possible Solutions in words that will be recognized readily by both employers and employees in this industry. OSHA officials and other safety and health professionals may use different terms.
"Blood on employee" could be referred to as "exposure to contaminants"
"Standing for a long time" could be referred to as "ergonomic fatigue"
"Hands/fingers getting caught by rollers" could be referred to as "unguarded machines"
"Reaching across high and/or wide work surfaces," "repetitive pinch grips," "wrist deflection," and "bending at the waist" could all be referred to as "repetitive ergonomic hazards."
Carrying out these suggestions for follow-up will give you a head start on implementing employee involvement, worksite analysis, and hazard control; these are all elements of an effective occupational injury and illness prevention program.
(NOTE: Not all of the Possible Solutions suggested are requirements of OSHA regulations. Some solutions are good practices which have been recognized over time to reduce hazards. To determine which actions are required by OSHA standards, consult the Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Parts 1900 through 1928.)
To learn more about establishing an effective occupational injury and illness prevention program, see the Safety and Health Management Systems eTool.
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