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Worker Protection Standard

    Description/purpose:

    This course provides employees with general information and University requirements on the worker protection standard.  Affected NMSU employee should attend the NMSU EH&S Employee and HazCom safety before attending this class. 

    Contents:

    Under the provisions of the Worker Protection Standard, the following topics are covered

    • displaying specific information about pesticide safety, and emergency procedures;
    • pesticide safety training for agricultural workers and pesticide handlers;
    • information on getting medical treatment in case of work-related pesticide emergencies;

    In addition,

    • restricted-entry intervals for certain applications. These are the times immediately after pesticide applications when workers may not enter treated areas;
    • notification (oral and/or posted warnings), for areas where pesticide applications are taking place and where restricted-entry intervals are in effect
    • providing worker PPE and use of pesticide application equipment
    • decontamination methods and procedures to remove pesticides residues.

    Who should attend:

    The Worker Protection Standard must be addressed whenever pesticide products are used on agricultural establishments for the commercial or research production of agricultural plants. Pesticide applicators fall into the category of pesticide handlers in this regulation.  This includes all effected University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study.

    Training frequency

    Initial training with additional information provided when new equipment, chemical or other hazard is introduced into the work area.  Supervisors are responsible to ensure employees receive and understand required training and information for site-specific hazards.    

    Length of course:

    One to one and half hours with some variation for audience size and questions  

    This class can be provided as needed  (Schedule) (To Register)

Supervisor Training/Job Hazard Analysis

  1. Description/purpose:
  2. Job hazard analysis is a technique for supervisors that evaluates job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Supervisors use job hazard analysis to eliminate and prevent hazards in the workplaces. JHA is important in reducing injury and potential fatalities. A hazard often is associated with a condition or activity that, if left uncontrolled, can result in an injury or illness.
  3. Contents: The class covers task analyisis and hazard control.
        Analysis

        JHA include an analysis of task, hazard and conseqence for each job.  Priority is given to job types:

        • * with the highest injury or illness rates;
        • * with the potential to cause severe or disabling injuries or illness,
        • * in which one simple human error could lead to a severe accident or injury;
        • * that are new to your operation or have undergone changes in processes and procedures; and
        • * complex enough to require written instructions.

        After identifying uncontrolled hazards, eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level. Not all hazard controls are equal. Some are more effective than others at reducing the risk. Hazard control includes the following in priority: Engineering controls, Administrative controls, Personal protective equipment.

        Engineering controls:

        • Elimination/minimization - to remove or substituting processes, equipment, materials, or other factors to lessen the hazard;
        • Enclosure of the hazard using cabs, enclosures for noisy equipment, or other means;
        • Isolation with interlocks, machine guards, blast shields, welding curtains, etc; and
        • Removal or redirection of hazard e.g. via local and exhaust ventilation.

        Administrative controls :

        • Written operating procedures, work permits, and safe work practices;
        • Exposure time limitations (commonly to control temperature extremes and ergonomic hazards);
        • Monitoring the use of highly hazardous materials;
        • Alarms, signs, and warnings; Buddy system; and Training.

        Personal Protective Equipment: respirators, hearing protection, protective clothing, safety glasses, and hard hats are acceptable in the following circumstances:

        • When engineering controls are not feasible or eliminate the hazard;
        • When safe work practices do not provide sufficient additional protection; and
        • During emergencies when engineering controls may not be feasible.
      Who should attend:

        Supervisors 

    • Training frequency
    •     As needed
    • Length of course:

        One to one and half hours with some variation for audience size and questions  

        This class can be provided as needed 

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Personal Protection Equipment

      Description/purpose:

    • This course provides employees with general information and University requirements on the PPE policy.  Affected NMSU employee should attend the NMSU EH&S Employee and HazCom safety before attending this class. This class typcially covers use of protection for eyes, hands, body protection but may be include hearing protection, hard hats, or specific protective equipment.
    • Contents:

          Training includes :

      • a. When PPE is necessary.
      • b. What PPE is necessary.
      • c. How to properly don, doff, adjust, & wear PPE.
      • d. The limitations of the PPE.
      • e. The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of the PPE.
      • f. Information on physical and health hazards, e.g. review of chemical safety

      Who should attend:

      • This includes all effected University employees, including full-time, part-time, and work study.

      Training frequency

      • Employees shall be retrained whenever:
        • a. There is reason to believe the employee has an inadequate understanding or skill to properly use the PPE.
        • b. There are changes in the workplace which render previous training obsolete.
        •  c. There are changes in types of PPE utilized render previous training obsolete.
        • d. Any time the employee's retention of the training is inadequate.

      Length of course:

      1. Half  to one and half hours with some variation for situation, audience size and questions  
      2. This class can be provided as needed


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