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Burgess & Berry Insulation Safety Efforts

Below you will find the B&B Annual Employee Traning Package. Burgess & Berry takes great pride on always being
up-to-date with safety standards and practices. Below you will find the details that cover the Burgess and
Berry Annual Employee Training Package. For more information, please visit the official
Tennessee Valley Training Website at TVTC.org


• Program is recommended for employees with an exposure to noise at or above 85 dbA TWA, and covers OSHA requirements for noise control, audiometric testing, effects of noise on hearing, importance of hearing protection as well as how to properly select, use and care for hearing protection equipment.


• Program is recommended for employees working near energized equipment, and covers safe work practices, causes of electrical accidents, LOTO procedures, de-energized vs. energized, qualified vs unqualified, effects of electricity on the body and proper biohazard lebling.


• Program is recommended for employees who could potentially be exposed to blood, and covers what bloodborne pathogens are and how they could possibly be transmited, proper methods to prevent workplace exposure, universal precautions and
proper biohazard labeling.


• Program is recommended for all workers, and covers work related musculoskeletal disorders, risk factors, proper work station design, proper lifting and proper management of ergonomic discomfort.


• Program is recommended for employees working near elevated heights, and gives basic knowledge of fall hazards when using ladders, stairways and scaffolds, how to properly use fall arrest systems, safe work practices, types of scaffolds and importance of housekeeping. For employees who will be working from elevated heights more training is needed.


• Program is recommended for all employees required to wear a respirator, and covers respiratory hazards, importance of medical clearance and fit testing, how to properly inspect, put on, remove, use and check the seals of a respirator, maintenance and storage of respirators, different types of respirators, limitations and capabilities of respirators and importance of proper fit. For employees who will be wearing respirators medical clearance and fit testing is necessary before the respirator can be worn.


• Program is recommended for all employees, and covers the BP plant emergency action plan consisting of emergency phone number, plant and unit alarms, assembly areas and evacuation procedures.


• Program is recommended for all employees working near hazard chemicals or materials, and covers what constitutes a hazardous substance, how to properly use MSDS, information about NFPA and HMIS labeling systems, and information of safe storage, use of handling of chemicals.


• Programs is recommended for all employees working with or near asbestos, and covers general information about asbestos including where asbestos can be found, health effects of exposure and proper PPE usage. For employees who will be participating in asbestos removal, more training is needed.


• Program is recommended for all employees working with or near benzene and covers examples of hazards, proper PPE selection, use and care, effects of exposure, how to properly handle and detect hazards associated with benzene.


• Program is recommended for all employees working with or near butadiene, and covers examples of hazards, proper PPE selection, use and care, emergency procedures, symptoms of exposure, target organs and proper storage and spill procedures.


• Program is recommended for all employees, and covers group risk assessment, job safety analysis, and pre-task assignments, explains why each should be done before beginning work, routine vs. non-routine jobs, and importance of completing job safety analysis of each job.


• Program is recommended working with or near lead, and gives basic knowledge of the OSHA standard dealing with lead exposure, where lead can be found, how exposure can occur, symptoms of health effects of exposure, PPE use and information about medical surveillance programs.


• Program is recommended for employees working with or near crystalline silica, and covers where crystalline silica can be found on-site, types and symptoms of silicosis, barricading and labeling requirements, dust supression methods, exposure limits and proper PPE usage.


• Program is recommended for employees involved in spark-producing or open flame work, and covers the hazards involved wit hot work in chemical and non-chemical areas, prevention of hazards, required permitting procedures and safety equipment necessary to perform hot work tasks.


• Program is recommended for employees working near energized parts, and gives basic knowledge of the OSHA standard dealing with control of hazardous energy sources including roles and responsibilities of the affected and authorized employees, different types of energy that may be encountered and lists the steps of lockout/tagout. For employees who will be participating in lockout/tagout procedures more training is needed.


• Program is recommended for all employees required to wear PPE, and covers the different types of PPE, what types are used for specific jobs, how PPE is used to control hazards, proper assesment, selection and fitting guidlines and proper cleaning and maintenance of PPE.


• Program is recommended for all employees, and covers recognition, handling and disposal of certain hazardous and non-hazardous wastes which may be generated at the work site.


• Program is recommended for employees working near confined spaces, and gives basic knowledge of the OSHA standard dealing with confined spaces including characteristics of confined spaces, possible hazards, training requirements of entrants, attendants and supervisors of crew leaders and rescue and emergency procedures. For employees who will be working in confined spaces more training is needed.


• Program is recommended for employees working near scaffolds, and gives basic knowledge of the OSHA standard dealing with scaffolds including types of scaffolds, maximum intended load requirements, proper scaffold support, proper scaffold height, proper access, platform requirements, potential hazards, and proper use of fall arrest systems. For employees who will be working on scaffolds more training is needed.


• Program is recommendedfor all personnel performing hot work, working near hot work or expected to know how to properly use a fire extinguisher, and cover classes of fires and fire extinguishers, how to properly select an extinguisher to fit the class of the fire, PASS the proper method for putting out a fire, proper procedure for reporting a fire, how to determine if a fire is too large to put out with a portable fire extinguiser and proper usage of LEL monitors. Hands-on allows employee to properly use a fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire.


• Program is recommended of all employees, and covers types of substance abuse, who substance abuse affects, health effects of commonly abused substances, how substance abuse can cause injuries at work, and types of programs for substance abusers to receive help.


• Program is recommended for all employees, and covers different types of ladders, how to properly inspect, select, set up and store ladders, working safely from ladders, how to properly build and use stairways and possible fall hazards from ladders and stairways.


• Program is recommended for employees with potential hexavalent chromium exposure, and covers the OSH standard relating to hexavalent chromium, where hexavalent chromium can be found, symptoms, routes and health effects of exposures and proper protection.


• Program is recommended for employees working near aerial lifts or powered industrial trucks, and covers pre-operation and work site inspection, safe operation by authorized employees, hazards of working near aerial-lifts or powered industrial trucks, and required training needed before becoming authorized. For employees who will be using aerial lifts or powered trucks proper training, qualification and authorization is needed.


• Program is recommended for employees with potential acrylonitrile exposure, and covers the OSHA standard relating to Acrylonitrile, possible routes of exposure, monitoring practices, physical and health hazards and exposure controls.