Board Converting News, May 31, 2021

Safety Risks Still Relevant In Face of New Challenges BY MARY DRAIN Early this year, the Occupational Safe- ty and Health Administration (OSHA) released the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2020. The standards that were cited did not change from 2019, but their relative positions did.


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Focus on workplace safety was raised even higher, this and last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now, vaccine availability. This top 10 list is a good reminder that we need to continue to address safety risks, in many areas, even as we face new challenges. See the top 10 list below: 1. Fall Protection, construction (§1926.501 Duty to have fall protection) 2. Hazard Communication Standard, general industry ( Subpart Z—Toxic and Hazardous Substances, §1910.1200) 3. Respiratory Protection, general industry (Subpart I— Personal Protective Equipment, §1910.134) 4. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (Sub- part L—Scaffolds, §1926.451) 5. Ladders, construction (Subpart X—Stairways and Lad- ders, §1926.1053) 6. Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout), gen- eral industry (Subpart J—General Environmental Controls, §1910.147) 7. Powered Industrial Trucks, general industry (Subpart N—Materials Handling and Storage, §1910.178) 8. Fall Protection–Training Requirements (Subpart M— Fall Protection, §1926.503) 9. Eye and Face Protection (Subpart E—Personal Protec- tive and Life Saving Equipment, §1926.102) 10. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general require- ments (§1910.212 General requirements for all machines) Fibre Box Association (FBA), through the Safety and Health Committee, provides useful resources on many of the above topics. We also use this Tech Box column as an opportunity to share updates and changes that could affect you and your workers. Currently, the committee has two reminders to bring to your attention: • OSHA includes combustible dust as a hazardous chem- ical in their Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). This means that combustible dust must be included as part of your Hazard Communication training. FBA’s sample Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is still a good resource. • The October Tech Box discussed the 2021 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. The NFPA CONTINUED ON PAGE 44 Mary Drain


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