OSHA Required Training
When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyWhen there is a change.
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When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyRetraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.
Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyRetraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.
Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):
Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)
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Slaughterhouse Worker Safety Tips
In a fast-paced environment like a slaughterhouse, it is easy to sustain long-term damage from repetitive stress. Make sure to take advantage of your breaks, stretch your legs and neck, and stop working if you feel pain in your muscles or joints.
At the center of the food industry, there is meat processing. Slaughterhouses turn the livestock of the nation into the packaged food that we buy in supermarkets everyday. The works in these slaughterhouses put themselves at great personal risk throughout their workday to make sure that meat gets all the way to the table. The heavy uses of knives, hammers, and the exposure to raw animal products are all considerable hazards to safety and good health. In combination with the fast pace of these slaughterhouses in order to keep up with demand, it can be a grueling job that is both dangerous and exhausting. Slaughterhouse workers need to keep their wits about them at all times, and one of the ways they can accomplish this is by refreshing their knowledge of basic safety tips while on the job. Review this short list of good practices to make your work n the slaughterhouse as safe and secure as possible.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
- Know the standard emergency procedures for your slaughterhouse.
- Know where fire extinguishers are located and how to use them.
- Know where a first aid kit is located and use it to clean any small wounds immediately.
- Communicate with your coworkers. When using meat hooks, knives, or other sharp objects make sure everyone around you is aware of what’s happening.
- Keep your area, utensils, and any other tools organized. Leaving out tools, or debris in walkways creates a hazard in the event of an emergency. Keep your items as organized as possible.
- Always clean up after yourself if you spill something on the floor. Having a slick floor can easily lead to falls.
Wear the Proper Gear at All Times
- Avoid loose clothing. Especially any articles that have dangling objects like zippers of string.
- Wear an apron to protect you skin and clothes from raw animal products.
- Always wear a hair net to prevent any hair from falling into the meat.
- Wear the right gloves for the right job, especially while butchering or moving products.
- Never wear open toed shoes or shorts in a slaughterhouse.
- Keep you knives sharp at all times. A dull knife requires much more force and so can lead to more accidents.
- Know how to properly dispose of any waste, especially animal products.
- Keep you work area clean and disinfected to prevent the spread of germs. Serious problems like e-coli and salmonella can easily breed from a slaughterhouse if it is not kept sanitary.
- Don’t come to work if you are sick, you risk infecting both food products and your coworkers.
- Exercise and eat healthy when at home. This will help you to keep up a strong immune system.
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