World Class Winery / Micro-brewery Safety Management Training
Competent persons must carry out training in these types of facilities. These are the primary types of health and safety training that must be carried out:
- Occupational Health and Safety policy awareness
- New employee orientation training
- General safety awareness training
- Other health and safety training on specific subjects (i.e., confined space, fall protection, hot work, forklift, emergency evacuation, etc.)
- Training records will be maintained by each site safety coordinator and refresher classes will be offered on a periodic basis depending on regulatory requirements and site needs.
- OHS Policies/Responsibilities/Procedures shall be reviewed and revised annually by the site safety coordinator.
Many people are exposed to heat on some jobs, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heat-related illness. Workplaces with these conditions may include iron and steel foundries, nonferrous foundries, brick-firing and ceramic plants, glass products facilities, rubber products factories, electrical utilities (particularly boiler rooms), bakeries, confectioneries, commercial kitchens, laundries, food canneries, chemical plants, mining sites, smelters, and steam tunnels.
Outdoor operations conducted in hot weather and under direct sun, such as farm work, construction, oil and gas well operations, asbestos removal, landscaping, emergency response operations, vineyard work and even hazardous waste site activities, also increase the risk of heat-related illness in exposed workers.
Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable!
• Why is heat a hazard to workers?
• Who could be affected by heat?
• How do I know if it’s too hot?
• How can heat-related illness be prevented?
• How do I find out about employer responsibilities and worker rights?
How can heat-related illness be prevented?
Heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Important ways to reduce heat exposure and the risk of heat-related illness include engineering controls, such as air conditioning and ventilation, that make the work environment cooler, and work practices such as work/rest cycles, drinking water often, and providing an opportunity for workers to build up a level of tolerance to working in the heat. Employers should include these prevention steps in worksite training and plans. Also, it’s important to know and look out for the symptoms of heat-related illness in yourself and others during hot weather. Plan for an emergency and know what to do —acting quickly can save lives!