CHAPTER 2

GENERAL SAFETY

8.0 MATERIAL HANDLING

 

8.1  Material Handling

8.2  Work Environment


8.1       Material Handling

Avoid handling material that is

         Heavy

         Unwieldy

         Rough

         Sharp

         Hot

         Corrosive

 

If sharp or rough objects must be handled, wear appropriate gloves (i.e., leather)

 

Watch out for unsteady

         Carts

         Conveyors

         Hoists

         Containers

 

 

8.2       Work Environment

Always avoid

         Poor housekeeping

         Inadequate or glaring illumination

         Excessive noise

         Inadequate ventilation

         Temperature extremes

         Cramped quarters

         Hazards from nearby operations

         Exposure to dust, fumes, gases

         Footing that is uneven, slippery, obstructed, unstable

         Insecure overhead material

         Insecure piling or storage

         Excessive loading