Take 5 for Safety

Who knew they had this much stuff?

Texas has a great resource on safety – a series of short safety topics that are called, “Take 5.” These are a wide range of subjects – I don’t think I have them all, but below are the best.

You know what to do:

CalOSHA – Ergonomics Guides

Again, I had a request for CalOSHA materials – so here is what they have on ergonomics:

Click links below for documents:

Ergonomics for Carpenters and Framers – English

Ergonomics for Carpenters and Framers – Spanish

Ergonomics for Concrete Masons – English

Ergonomics for Concrete Masons – Spanish

Ergonomics for Electricians – English

Ergonomics for Electricians – Spanish

Ergonomics Guide – Comprehensive

Ergonomics Guide – Manual Material Handling – English

Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – English

Ergonomics Guide – Non-Powered Tools – Spanish

CalOSHA – Ergonomics Survivial Guides

Construction ergonomics is a rare subject, but CalOSHA has a set of guides that can be very helpful.  Your friendly safety guy has downloaded them and posted them in a single place.  You know what to do:

Click links below for documents:

Ergonomic Survival Guide for Carpenters and Framers

Ergonomic Survival Guide for Cement Masons

Ergonomic Survival Guide for Electricians

Ergonomic Survival Guide for Laborers

Ergonomic Survival Guide for Sheet Metal Workers

Construction Ergonomics – Free Programs, Toolbox Talks

Move away from the same old safety programs and toolbox talks and get into what causes the majority of claims on the job.  The ‘Simple Solutions’ guide is excellent.

Click links below for documents:

Construction Ergonomics – Back

Construction Ergonomics – Knees

Construction Ergonomics – Shoulders and Neck

Ergonomics for Concrete Hoses – Skidplates

Ergonomics Survival Guide – Carpenters and Framers

Ergonomics Survival Guide – Framers

Ergonomics Survival Guide – Laborers

Ergonomics – Keep Reach Close

Ergonomics – Manual Tools

Ergonomics – Move Materials with Assist

Ergonomics – Positioning

Ergonomics – Power Tools

Ergonomics in Construction

Simple Solutions – Construction Ergonomics Guide

All Safety Programs About Everything – Free Downloads

No really – this is from North Carolina OSHA.  A huge amount of safety programs covering nearly everything.  This time I don’t expect you to download everything – just as much as you really need.  Have fun.

Click links below for documents:

A Guide to Asbestos for Industry

A Guide to Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

A Guide to Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout Tagout

A Guide to Crane and Derricks

A Guide to Developing nad Maintaining an Effective Hearing Conservation Program

A Guide to Electrical Safety

A Guide to Emergency Action Planning

A Guide to Ergonomics

A Guide to Eye Wash and Safety Shower Facilities

A Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry

A Guide to Forklift Operator Training

A Guide to Form Safety and Health

A Guide to Formaldehyde

A Guide to Hexavalent Chromium

A Guide to Lead Exposure in the Construction Industry

A Guide to Machine SafeGuarding

A Guide to Manual Materials Handling and Back Safety

A Guide to Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates

A Guide to Office Safety and Health

A guide to Personal Protective Equipment

A Guide to Preventing Heat Stress and Cold Stress

A Guide to Public Safety Driving

A Guide to Respiratory Protection

A Guide to Safe Scaffolding

A Guide to Safety In Confined Spaces

A Guide to the OSHA Excavations Standard

A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances

A Guide to Working with Electricity

Construction Industry Safety and Health Management Program – Word

Construction Jobsite Safety and Health Guide

Fire Rescue EMS Safety and Health Management Program – Word

General Industry Safety and Health Management Program ig1

Long Term Care Industry Safety and Health Management Program

OSHA General Industry Standards Requiring Programs Inspections Records or Training

Workplace Violence Prevention Guidelines and Program for Healthcare Long Term Care and Social Services Workers

Office Ergonomics – OSHA, HSE, WorkSafeBC, Others

Checklists, PowerPoints, guides, even some longer booklets (primarily from HSE but others as well).

I had a request for this stuff…

Click links below for documents:

Office Ergonomics – Computer Workstation

Office Ergonomics 2005

SONH Ergonomics

Computer Workstation – WorkSafeBC

Ergo Guide – This one is good

Ergonomics – Computer Workstations

Ergonomics Checklist

Ergonomics Commentary – PC Mouse

HSE Office Ergonomics Book

Office Ergonomics Checklist – OSHA


Workstation Guide – HSE

Ergonomics Guides – General, Construction, Service Industry – WorkSafeBC – FREE

I raided the vaults of the Canadians this time.  Great stuff.  Ergonomics materials for general and specific items, including the service industry, food service, hotels, etc.  Very interesting stuff.

Click links below for documents:

Back Talk – An Owners Manual for Backs

Does Your Back Hurt – A Guide to Preventing Low Back Pain

Ergonomics – Computer Workstations

Ergonomics – Dishwashers

Ergonomics – Handling Luggage

Ergonomics – Kitchen Staff

Ergonomics – Servers

Ergonomics Commentary – Back Belts

Ergonomics Commentary – PC Mouse

Ergonomics Commentary – Wrist Supports

Ergonomics for Custodial Staff – A Clean Sweep – French

Ergonomics for Custodial Staff – A Clean Sweep

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries – A guide for employers and joint committees

Pushing Pulling Carrying – Evaluation Sheet

Understanding the risks of musculoskeletal injuries – An educational guide for workers

Full Programs from the HSE (UK Safety)

Thanks to Dan L for flagging me as to where I could find these.  A wide range of detailed programs – some broad subjects, some very specific.

Click links below for documents:

Assessment of Repetitive Tasks of the Upper Limbs – The ART Tool

Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions

Electricity at Work

Hand-Arm Vibration – a Guide for Employees

Health and Safety in Roof Work

Health and Safety made Simple

Is your Mask Protecting You

Preventing Falls from Vehicles

Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders

Safety in Gas Welding Cutting

The High 5 Five Ways to Reduce Risk On Site

The Safe Use of Vehicles on Construction Sites

Using Tractors Safely

Warehousing and Storage Safety

Working Safely with Acetylene

Workplace Transport Safety

Free Ergonomics App!

From Oregon OSHA – about as easy as can be used.  Takes into account starting position, repetition, amount of time per day, twisting.  Laughably easy, anyone can use this one.

Download now!

Click link below for directions to app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/safe-lifting-calculator/id794013425 – From your computer.

https://appsto.re/us/X76uV.i – From your iDevice

Ergonomics – Caution/Hazard Zone from Washington OSHA

An innovative method of performing an ergonomic analysis.  Each task has a small photo so the person who is doing the analysis understands what the issue is.  Also accounts for repetition, posture, time, etc.  The forms are divided between ‘Caution Zone’ and ‘Hazard Zone.’  Even the novice can use these effectively.  Great program.

Both Word format, and PDF.  Download now.  Do it.

Click links below for documents:

Caution Zone Checklist

Caution Zones Checklist – Word

Hazard Zone Checklist – Word

Hazard Zone Checklist