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Construction Fall Protection The Construction Fall Protection Manual addresses safety requirements when working from an elevated area. UBC members need to become aware of the fall hazards around them and know how to make the entire worksite safer for everyone. The course covers types of fall hazards, types of fall protection, hazards on both commercial and residential sites, and fall hazards from stairs, ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, and steel erection. It also includes how to make the worksite safe, and how to use, inspect, and maintain Personal Protective Equipment. Replaces old Fall Protection, 93002M.
Ergonomics This Manual addresses ergonomics, which is the study of the workplace, tools and equipment, and the effects of these factors on a person’s body. UBC members must educate themselves on how to work safely and protect their bodies from short- and long-term injuries. This Manual teaches the UBC member to work smart. The Manual presents simple changes in work procedures that can increase productivity and help the UBC member to avoid injury in the process. Replaces old Ergonomics, 92502M.
Confined Space This Manual describes the characteristics of confined spaces and the requirements for a permit-required confined space program. The types of atmospheric hazards are described along with the ways confined spaces can be ventilated, the time requirements for proper ventilation, and the procedures for monitoring air quality. Safety precautions, practices, and protective equipment are all described as are the procedures for using them. Advantages and disadvantages are presented of various types of Personal Protective Equipment. The importance of effective communications equipment is emphasized. Applying the knowledge contained in this workshop will help UBC members to safely work in confined spaces.
Awareness: Hazardous Material, Lead, Asbestos, Silica, and Mold This Manual deals with the definitions, locations, specific hazards, legal protections, and preventive measures involved in dealing with hazardous materials. Separate chapters discuss the hazards and precautions involved in working with or around lead, asbestos, silica and silica dust, and mold. Participants who complete this workshop should be able to identify hazardous materials, know how to use the MSDS to locate hazardous materials on the job site, recognize the potential effects on health of hazardous materials, and demonstrate the proper selection and use of Personal Protective Equipment in environments where hazardous materials are present. Replaces various Hazmat safety and health topics.
Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety This manual is a revision of the UBC manual, Material Safety Data Sheets. The focus in this revision is broader: chemical hazards and safety precautions are thoroughly discussed along with hazard recognition and chemical hazard protection. The importance of communicating information about hazards and making information available to all workers is emphasized throughout. Reading labels and understanding OSHA’s revision of the MSDS, now known as the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), are also thoroughly explained. This manual replaces GS0009M, MSDS, which is being phased out