Element 2: Hazard Identification & Information: Hazard Identification is accomplished by:

(1)
Reports (written or verbal), WMSD symptoms, and hazards or control recommendations from Employee(s) and supervisors.
(2)
Review of existing safety & health records for WMSDs and WMSD hazards.
(3)
Routine facility safety & health inspections by Management and supervisors

Employee Information:

For those current and new Employee(s) in manufacturing operations, manual handling operations, and other jobs with WMSDs, the following information will be provided:

(1)
How to recognize the signs and symptoms of WMSDs, and the importance of early reporting of signs and symptoms
(2)
Hazards that is reasonably likely to be causing or contributing to WMSDs
(3)
How to report signs and symptoms of WMSDs and WMSD hazards, and make recommendations

Information Methods include, but are not limited to, information sheets, videotapes, or classes. Information will be provided in a way that Employee(s) are able to understand. Employee(s) will be given an opportunity to ask questions, receive answers, and be provided information in the languages Employee(s) use and at levels they comprehend.

Element 3: Job Hazard Analysis & Control: Job Hazard Analysis:

The purpose of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is to identify WMSD hazard elements to provide information for effective control measure. When WMSD hazards are identified, a full will be conducted and control measures implemented to eliminate or control the hazards to the extent feasible. NOTE: The purpose of job hazard analysis is to pinpoint the cause of the problem. If the cause is obvious, the Company may move directly to controlling the WMSD hazards without conducting all of the steps of job hazard analysis.

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