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>Introduction >Purpose of this presentation >A brief educational session of respiratory infections >The Corporate Health,Safety and Enviroment policy >Question taking session >Conclusion

• The “white-collar employees”.  Among these two.plasterers. • In the construction industry.there exist two categories of employees.such as engineers or architects.in terms of frequency and duration of exposure.Introduction  Respiratory infections are among the most common occupational diseases.carpenters.and Labourers. .this document is going to cover the latter.painters.This is mainly because the latter are more exposed to respiratory causative condtions than the “white-collar employees”.such as plumbers.bricklayers.varnishes and unskilled workers.

Safety and Environment Policy on Respiratory Infections..Safety and Enviroment Policy on Respiratory Infections for our construction company..with myself and group members acting as an appointed committee of a construction company. .. • Or?.PURPOSE OF THIS PRESENTATION • The aim of this presentation is provide a Corporate Health.The aim of this presentation is provide a Corporate Health.

A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL SESSION OF RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS • According to national mortality statictics. .pulmonary diseases rank third as a cause of death after cardiovascular and malignant diseases Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease(COPD) accounts for more than 50% of these pulmonary diseases.

but exposure to harmful dust. Fume and gases at work can also contribute to the development of the disease. sputum production and shortness of breath. COPD often develops slowly and becomes symptomatic in midlifeThe main cause of COPD is cigarette smoking. • Symptoms include a chronic cough. due to the exposure to dust from the site . Construction workers have higher levels of this disease than the general population.Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is characterized by airflow obstruction that is not fully reversible. The condition is usually progressive and is associated with inflammatory response of the lungs to hazardous substance.A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL SESSION OF RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS • 1.

A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL SESSION OF RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS-COPD .

heat insulation and fire resistance. and paper used around furnaces and wood-burning stoves door gaskets in furnaces. millboard. This disease is progressive.boilers. and coal stoves sprayed soundproofing pr decorative material on walls and ceilings Patching and joint compounds for walls and ceilings cement roofing. shingles and siding . wood stoves. resulting in scarring of the lungs with fibrous tissue Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was added in the past to certain products for strengthening. Examples of products that may have previously contained asbestos include: Insulation blankets or tape around steam pipes.and furncance ducts resent floor tiles Vinyl sheet flooring backing adhesives used to install floor tiles insulation made of cement sheet.A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL SESSION OF RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS-COPD • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2.ASBESTOSIS Asbestosis is caused by the inhalation of microscopic fibres of asbestos.

eg wood dust.Occupational asthma • Occupational asthma is an allergic reaction that occurs in some people when they are exposed to substances in the workplace. .A BRIEF EDUCATIONAL SESSION OF RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS-COPD • 3. • These substances are called ‘respiratory sensitisers'. or asthmagens.

Namely • 1.The Corporate Health.The Manager • 2. The Supervisors • 3.Employee Participation . • Preventive strategies • Responsilbilies of the following individuals in the implemenation of the requirements of the policy.Safety and Enviroment policy • Take a look at causes of the above stated respiratory infections among others.

• • • • >Hazard Recognition >Infection Prevention and Control >Emergecy Planning >Safety and Health Training and Education .

Management will do its part by devoting the resources necessary to form a Healthy.A. Insure that each employee you supervise has received an initial orientation before beginning work. Set a good example for employees by following safety rules and attending required training . • B.The Manager.RESPONSIBILITIES OF PERSONAL IN THE IMPLEMENTAION OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POLICY • 1. • B.safety and enviroment committee composed of management and elected employees.The Supervisor-A. Insure that a plant wide safety committee is formed and is carrying out its responsibilities as described in this • 2. .

Are to report unsafe conditions or actions to your supervisor or safety committee representative promptly.Employee Responsibities-Employees are to form a comitterto help employees and management work together to identify health and safety problems • A. safety committee representative or management about changes you • believe will improve employee safety. .• 3. • B. • 4. Make suggestions to your supervisor.

Minor injuries such as cuts and scrapes can be entered on the minor injury log posted The supervisor will: • Investigate a serious respiratory infection or illness using procedures in the "Incident Investigation" section below.• 5. • Complete an "Incident Investigation Report" form. • • Give the “Employee’s Report” and the “Incident Investigation Report” to .Hazard RECOGNITION • Employees are required to report any respiratory infection or work related illness to their immediate supervisor regardless of how serious.

or when three or more employees are admitted to a • hospital as a result of a work-related respiratory infections incident. (Customize by adding the name or title of person responsible for • reporting ) will contact the Labor Office within 7 hours after becoming aware of the • incident. The number of the Labour office is: T 030 266 4511 (Accra) .• 6.Incident investigation • Incident Investigation Procedure • If an employee dies while working or is not expected to survive.

• Smoking is only permitted outside the building away from any entry or ventilation intake. • Do not remove or disable any Health. • Use your personal protective equipment whenever it is required.safety device! Keep guards in place at all times on operating machinery. Replace all tools and supplies after use.and other • Do not work if You are diagnosed with illness.especially if tagged as contagious. We will find a safer way to do that job. • Avoid use of materials which can be easily inhaled and cause respiraroty infections • Bring Asthma inhalers. • Working under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs or using them at work is prohibited. If a job is unsafe.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • INfECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL Basic Safety Rules The following basic Health.safety and enviroment rules have been established to help make our company a safe and efficient place to work. These rules are in addition to safety rules that must be followed when doing particular jobs or operating certain equipment. • Obey all health. Do not allow scraps to accumulate where . Those rules are listed elsewhere in this program. • Clean up spills immediately.safety and enviroment warning signs. Failure to comply with these rules will result in disciplinary action. • Never do anything that is unsafe or unhealthy in order to get the job done. • Never operate a piece of equipment or open a potentialy harmful package unless you have been trained and are authorized. report it to your supervisor or safety committee representative.

for example: the Machine shop or Paint shop • Required PPE: • Respirator Safety Masks.• Job Related Safety Rules • We have established safety rules and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements based upon a hazard assessment for each task listed below: • Work in or pass through any production area. Check prior to use for broken or missing components. • Work Rules: .

• How should you control respiratory hazards? • Respiratory hazards can include airborne contaminants such as biological contaminants. and gases. After elimination and substitution. fumes.• When should a respirator be used? • Workers should use respirators for protection from contaminants in the air only if other hazard control methods are not practical or possible under the circumstances. dusts. well designed and maintained engineering controls are the preferred methods of controlling worker exposure to hazardous contaminants in the air. Respirators should not be the first choice for respiratory protection in workplaces. . or oxygendeficient atmospheres. mists. Note that more than one respiratory hazard can be present at the same time.

including serious injury or death in a matter of minutes. These include: • A known contaminant at a concentration known to be IDLH • A known contaminant at an unknown concentration with the potential to be IDLH . • There are particular conditions that are considered "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)".• Some types of atmospheres contain concentrations of hazardous substances that places the worker in immediate danger because these concentrations would impair the ability to leave the work area (self rescue) or potentially cause irreversible health effects.

• Are there some things that you should know before you choose a respirator? • Employers should have a written respirator program that describes the proper procedures for selecting and operating respiratory protective equipment. Parts of the respirator program deal with finding out what hazards are present and how much protection that the workers will need. The correct use of a respirator is just as important as selecting the proper respirator. Other parts should describe how to wear and look after the respirator. .

We have established a disciplinary policy to provide appropriate consequences for failure to follow safety rules.verbal warning.safety and enviroment violation places the employee or co-workers at risk of permanent disability or death. written reprimand. The following consequences apply to the violation of the same/similar rule or the same/similar unacceptable behavior: First Instance -. and instruction on proper actions Third Instance – 1-5 day suspension. notation in employee file.Termination of employment.• • • • • • • • • • • • Disciplinary Policy Employees are expected to use good judgment when doing their work and to follow established Health.written reprimand. .safety and enviroment rules. and instruction on proper actions Second Instance -. An employee may be subject to immediate termination when a Health. and instruction on proper actions Fourth Instance -. This policy is designed not so much to punish as to bring unacceptable behavior to the employee's attention in a way that the employee will be motivated to make corrections.

• All employees will receive training on how to use of fire extinguishers as part of their initial orientation. A copy of the map is attached to this program. It • shows the location of exits. A fire • evacuation drill will be conducted once a year during the first week of ________. first aid kits. and where to assemble outside (Add • meeting location for your location).• In case of fire • An evacuation map for the building is posted (Add location. fire extinguishers. . if this applies to your company).

(Customize by inserting the name or title of the person responsible for training in your company. . To insure that all employees are trained before they start a task that requires training.• Safety Training • Training is an essential part of our plan to provide a Healthy and safe work place at (Add your company name here). we have a training • coordinator whose name is posted on the safety bulletin board. has received any training needed to do the job safely and that • the employee file documents the training.)That person is responsible to verify that each employee has • received an initial orientation by his or her supervisor.

• • • • RESPIRATOR MASK TRAINING PROGRAM Required Materials: Video tape on respirator mask techniques. Respirator mask rules handout .