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Division of Business and Financial Affairs

Environmental Health and Safety


Exhibit 5: Hazard Evaluation — Total Facility

Hazard Evaluation for General Work Areas and Special Job Safety Classes

General Areas or Specific Job Safety Class: Total Facility — All Employees (Life Safety)
Job or Task Potential Occupational Safety/Health Hazard Preventive Safe Work Conditions, Safe Work Practices or PPE
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Potential hazards associated with fires and attempts to control them If a fire occurs, employees shall follow the instructions in the Emergency Preparedness Manual.

Employees should not attempt to extinguish a fire if it is unsafe to do so.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Fire extinguishers blocked or inaccessible Extinguishers and access to extinguishers must be unimpeded.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Used fire extinguishers returned to their station after discharge Extinguishers must not be re-hung after use, but should be replaced or recharged. Portable extinguishers shall be visually inspected monthly and annually re-certified.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Egress blocked, improper lighting, doors locked All routes of egress, especially emergency exits, and corridors shall be kept clear of storage and equipment. Facility inspections to assure proper lighting and access.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Storage of combustible materials that are fire hazards Do not store combustible materials in work areas or near areas of radiant heat.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Extension cords Extension cords shall not be placed on the floor or across aisle-ways where they may present a tripping hazard. Cords should not be used to replace permanent electrical outlets.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Electrical control panels, break panels obstructed All electrical panels must have a clear area of at least 36" around and in front of them.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES High storage A minimum of 18" must be maintained between stored materials and sprinkler heads. Seismically restrain all shelves. Heavy items should be placed on lower shelves.
GENERAL FOR ALL EMPLOYEES Slips, trips and falls, housekeeping Work areas, passageways, storerooms, service rooms, etc., must be maintained in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition.

Floors must be kept clean and dry, free from slipping hazards. All spills should be immediately wiped up.

Carpets and walkways should be in good repair and kept free of obstacles and tripping hazards.

Trash and waste material containers should be emptied daily.
Lifting and Carrying Sprains and strains of back and extremities Use proper lifting, carrying and reaching techniques.

Use handcarts for heavy loads.

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