Machine Guarding & PPE
Cost: $95 per participant / Contract Pricing Available
Length: 4 hours
Personal Protective Equipment / Hand and Power Tool Safety Awareness pertains to the individual employees’ training requirements to receive information about the potentially hazardous conditions they may encounter in the workplace and the protective equipment that is available to help prevent accidents and injuries.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality references two professional organization’s publications in their rules. The first one is the "Safety Practices for Water Utilities" - American Water Works Association Manual M3 as follows:
30 TAC 290.44(a) "Design and standards. All potable water distribution systems including pump stations, mains, and both ground and elevated storage tanks, shall be designed, installed, and constructed in accordance with current American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards with reference to materials to be used and the operator can only do these things according to the current standards if they are trained on the standards.
The second professional organization referenced is the Water Environment Federation in 30 TAC 217.321 - 217.333 (Subchapter M: Safety). This rule references the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants which has Chapter 6 Occupational Safety and Health. An operator cannot prove compliance when inspected by TCEQ unless they are knowledgeable of the requirements.
A variety of laws, standards, and regulations are implemented in the safe use and working with electrical equipment. As applied to the workplace, electrical safety pertains to the individual employees’ right to receive information about the potential hazards of working in and around electricity.
29 (CFR) Code of Federal Regulations 1910; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Subpart I; Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132(f) Training Requirements
29 (CFR) Code of Federal Regulations 1910; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Subpart P; Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand Held Equipment 1910.241
29 (CFR) Code of Federal Regulations 1910; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Subpart O; Machinery and Machine Guarding 1910.212
29 (CFR) Code of Federal Regulations 1926; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Subpart E; Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132(f) Training Requirements
29 (CFR) Code of Federal Regulations 1926; Occupational Safety & Health Administration; Subpart I; Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand Held Equipment 1926.300
Overall Course Goals and/or Objective Statements
Upon successful completion of this workshop, the student will be able to:
- Identify and list potential hazards in their workplaces,
- Conduct PPE Hazard Analysis to determine and select Protective equipment
- Identify and select preventative “engineering” controls if applicable,
- Know how to obtain and use available hazard information,
- Understand protective measures such as engineering controls, work practices to mitigate hazards, and how to select personal protective equipment,
- Be able to conduct inspections for hazards found or used in their workplace,
- Communicate hazard information to their fellow employees.