The informative health and safety guide for plastic fabricators emphasizes management's responsibility and is intended to assist in providing a safe and healthful workplace by describing safety practices and by pointing out the more frequently encountered violations. Topics include the health and safety program, safety training, machine guarding, good housekeeping to prevent fires, safety rules for operating power tools and automatic sprinkler systems. Frequently violated regulations deal with walking surfaces and working surfaces (fixed and portable ladders, fixed industrial stairs, railings and toeboards), exits and exit markings, occupational health and environmental control, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, general environmental controls, medical and first aid, fire protection, compressed air equipment, materials handling and storage, machinery and machine guarding, and and portable powered tools, and the national electrical code. Recordkeeping requirements, checklists and two posters on fire fighting and lifting are included. The topic of occupational health and environmental control includes solvents, epoxy resins, isocyanates (toluene-2,4-diisocyanate and methylene bisphenyl isocyanate), styrene, acrylics, vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride and occupational noise exposure.
Safety-measures; Industrial-health; Safety-attitude; Control-measures; Protective-measures; Plastics-industry; Plastics-manufacturing; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Safety-programs; Safety-regulations; Safety-devices; Fire-prevention; Toxic-substances; Safety-equipment; Compressed-gases; Safety-signs; Organic-solvents; Environment; Electricity; PM9002862