Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Breakout 5 on Workplace Safety – General Industry Certification (Day 2)

Sponsored by the Safety & Health Institute

8:00 – 11:15 am    
OSHA 10 Hour Certification Course on General Industry (Day 2)

Grand Ballrooms 9 & 10 
Convention Level
    
Moderator:
Keila Ashman    
Assistant Director
USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Wesley Chapel, FL

Upon successful completion of the 10 hours of classes, the student will receive an OSHA General Industry safety and health 10 hour course completion card through an approved outreach trainer. Participants must pre-enroll and register at each session. Class size is limited. Other conference participants may attend individual presentations if space permits. Refer to the “General Information” section of the program for additional details and registration.
    
8:00 – 9:00 am    
Walking and Working Surfaces    

Speaker:
Artie Bayandrian
Senior Instructor
University of South Florida OSHA Education Center
Tampa, FL

Attendees will be introduced to the OSHA rules that cover walking and working surfaces in the workplace and discuss the workplace hazards that could result if the rules are not followed. Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicle accidents as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.
    
9:00 – 10:00 am     
Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection 
   
    
Speaker:
Artie Bayandrian
Senior Instructor
University of South Florida OSHA Education Center
Tampa, FL

This presentation emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, and control to protect workers on-the-job. Emphasis is placed on escaping from fires; however, additional hazards discussed include explosion, earthquake, bomb threat, toxic vapors, and storms (tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.). Compounding factors that frequently cause more injuries than the hazard itself include panic and confusion, poor visibility, lack of information, and misinformation. These factors will also be discussed.
    
10:00 – 10:15 am    
Break    
    
10:15 – 11:15 am     
Hazardous Materials - Flammables

    
Speaker:
Artie Bayandrian
Senior Instructor
University of South Florida OSHA Education Center
Tampa, FL 

This one-hour session will address the two main hazards associated with flammables and combustible liquids: explosions and fires. This session also covers safe handling and storage practices required by OSHA. Attendees will gain a better understanding of flashpoints, classes of flammables, and sources of ignition. Grounding, bonding, and risk mitigation will be discussed throughout this session.