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All employers covered by OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards 1910.1053 and 1926.1153 must develop and implement a written exposure control plan. This plan describes tasks where employees may be exposed to silica on campus and the ways to reduce exposures through controls, work practices and housekeeping methods. This plan is a supplement to the campus policy and standard on crystalline silica.
Those employees who perform their job duties over or near water including but not limited to inspectors, wildlife personnel, and research personnel shall follow the minimum operation requirements designed to prevent injury or fatality from falling into the water (as required by OSHA 1926.106).
The purpose of the crystalline silica standard is to provide a means by which employees can be protected from the hazards associated with silica dust and develop procedures by which employees must follow when there is a potential for silica dust exposure.
The purpose of these requirements is to provide for the safe use of stairways and ladders by employees and visitors and to provide guidelines which reference the design and construction of fixed general industrial stairways (interior and exterior), portable extension ladders, stepladders, permanent/fixed ladders, and ladders used for construction.
Scaffolds shall be furnished and erected in accordance with the OSHA 1910.28 standard for employees who are engaged in work that cannot be done safely from the ground or from solid construction. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that all safe work practices are followed when erecting, altering, working on, and dismantling scaffolds. It is the intent of the University to provide maximum protection to all employees by the issuance of these requirements.
In accordance to the provisions of the NC OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard UNC-CH is required to provide employees specific types of training in operating a powered industrial truck. Formal training is provided though means of instructor led in class training or online training.
The purpose of the crystalline silica policy is to provide a means by which employees can be protected from the hazards associated with silica dust and develop procedures by which employees shall follow when there is a potential for silica dust exposure.
The University is committed to protecting employees and the environment by instituting a responsible pesticide program. The purpose of this program is to ensure that employees are adequately informed about the potential physical and health hazards of working with pesticides and the adverse affect pesticides can have on the environment if used improperly.
This policy applies to Industrial, Maintenance, and Construction, and Support Services operations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines for research laboratories are contained in chapter 5 of the Laboratory Safety Manual. Personal Protective Equipment for Clinic operations are governed by the Exposure Control Plan.
The purpose of the Material Handling - Hoist Standard is to establish requirements for the safety of UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) employees while using various types of hoist to lift and/or lower heavy loads at various locations around campus, and to establish a set of guidelines and requirements that UNC-CH directors/department chairs, supervisors, employees, and the UNC-CH Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), must uphold.
The purpose of this procedure is to prevent injuries resulting from failure to use practices and procedures necessary for the control of hazardous energy. This procedure establishes the minimum requirements for the lockout/tagout of energy sources in accordance with The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) OSHA Standard, 29 CFR 1910.147. It will ensure that machines and equipment are isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources and are locked out or tagged out before work...
The purpose of the material handling hoist policy is to provide a means by which employees can be protected from the hazards associated with lifting and/or lowering heavy loads and develop procedures by which employees shall follow when using a hoist for material handling.
The following requirements are designed to eliminate or reduce injuries involving the handling and storage of materials, whether performed manually or through automation. These requirements shall apply to all UNC work areas where materials are handled or stored in the workplace. Nothing in these requirements shall relieve the University from the compliance requirements of other regulatory agencies whether federal, state, or local.
This policy is to establish requirements for the safety of UNC employees while working in close proximity to machinery with hazardous moving parts. The purpose of machine guarding is to protect the machine operator and other employees in the work area from hazards created by ingoing nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks. There are as many hazards created by moving parts as there are types of machines. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from needless injuries.
The goal of the Lockout Tagout Policy is to prevent injuries resulting from failure to use practices and procedures necessary for the control of hazardous energy. It will ensure that machines and equipment are isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources and are locked out or tagged out before individuals perform any servicing or maintenance work. The Lockout Tagout Policy is administered by the Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS).