Occupational Safety Program for a Snackline Food Manufacturing

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Occupational Safety Program For A Snackline Food Manufacturing located at 20 Maysan Road, corner M. Antonio Street. Valenzuela City, Metro Manila.
Workers and staff may encounter numerous potential hazards when in proximity to or working with stationary machines (e.g., lathes, saws, drills) and hand tools which include but are not limited to: * Mechanical hazards: points of operation, pinch points, shear points, power transmission points. * Operational hazards: heat, metal chips, noise * Chemical hazards: coolants, cleaning solvents, lubricants * Electrical hazards: exposed wiring, malfunctioning equipment
To minimize potential hazards, students, and staff must adhere to the following safety practices:
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If your equipment runs erratically of if you feel an electrical “tingle” when you touch it, stop using the tool, tag it, and have it repaired. Whenever the risk of electrocution is high, wear the right protective clothing-insulated gloves, eye protection, boots, and head gear. If you are not sure what to wear, ask your supervisor or contact EH&S for assistance.
General electrical safety is currently addressed in the General Safety Training (EHS 103). Specific electrical hazards and safe practices are to be covered locally by supervisors via safety training on standard operating procedures.
Below are basic electrical safety rules, taken from Philippine Manufacturing Association’s Code of Safe Practices:
1. Immediately report damaged/ malfunctioning items to supervisor and take out of service until repaired by a qualified electrician
2. Equipment and handheld tools should have 3-prong plugs and/ or double insulation
3. Portable electric tools shall not be lifted or lowered by means of the power cord. Ropes shall be used
4. Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)-type outlets or portable GFCIs when possible (esp. outdoors, or other potentially wet areas)
5. For any tool/ equipment that generates heat, unplug when not in use
6. Avoid using extension cords as permanent wiring (>90 days)
7. Do not “daisy chain” extension cords and/ or power strips
8. Prevent

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