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SAFETY ADVISOR

Volume 6, Issue 9

Special points of interest:

National Fire Prevention Week 09-15 October 2011

 Fire Prevention Week  Home Heating Tips

Are you prepared for a fire in your office or building?

 Mishap Prevention

Inside this issue: - VPP - Office Safety - Common Violations

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- Home Heating Tips - Deficiency Corner

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- HAZMAT - Mishap Prevention - Who’s Job Is It?

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- Traffic—AAA Driver Improvement Course - Explosive Safety

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- Traffic Safety—MC Safety: BRC/ERC/MSRC - SMARTrainer - Rider Responsibilities

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- Traffic Safety—MC Safety: PPE/Enrollment

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- Safety Office Directory

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"Just in case you find any mistakes, please remember they were put there for a purpose. We try to offer something for everyone. Some people are always looking for mistakes and we didn't want to disappoint you!"

October 2011

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Who is your Fire Warden? Where do you muster if you leave the building? Is everyone accounted for? What should you do as you leave the office?

All of these questions should be part of your commands Emergency Action or Fire Plan. If you discover a fire in your building do the following:

Sound the alarm—Pull the nearest fire alarm. If you don’t have an alarm system pass the word through the offices and building. Call the Fire Department—462-4444. Evacuate the building. Close doors and windows as you leave; if time permits Have everyone meet at your muster point to insure everyone is accounted for. Report missing personnel to the Fire Department. Once you are out of the building, STAY OUT!!! Fire Prevention isn’t limited to your work place. Make sure you and your family have a Fire Escape Plan and practice it. Install and check smoke detectors monthly. Remember to change the batteries twice a year when the clocks “Spring Forward” & “Fall Back”. "Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. ©2011 NFPA."

October Distracted Driving Tip… LOL no im nt bsy im only driving...


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VPP—Safety & Health Training Safety and Health Training is one of the four elements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

supervisory employees (including contractors):

 Are aware of existing hazards Can identify hazardous conditions

All employees must understand the hazards to which they may be exposed and how to prevent harm to themselves and others from such exposure. Training for safety and health helps employees understand and follow established procedures. Training for safety and health must ensure that:

Managers and supervisors understand their safety and health leadership responsibilities

Managers, supervi-

 Can identify signs and symptoms

Maintenance Use A method for assessing employee comprehension and training effectiveness is available

of workplace related illness

All training that individual employ-

 Understand safe work practices

ees receive should be documented

 Understand emergency proce-

Frequency of training must meet

dures and their responsibilities for each type of emergency

 Understand personal protective

OSHA standards

Non-OSHA required training must be provided at sufficient intervals.

equipment (PPE):

Requirements Limitations

sors, and non-

Office Safety What should you do or not do to have a safe office workplace? Follow these tips and make them habit. What should I do: - Maintain clean and orderly offices, rest rooms and storage areas. - Evenly distribute material in file cabinets to prevent them from becoming top heavy.

- Only open one drawer at a time.

- Run electrical cords under mats or under carpeting.

- Use ladders instead of chairs, desks, boxes or other makeshift supports. Ladders are much more stable.

- Run electrical cords through doors, windows or wall openings.

- Clean up any spills immediately.

The following requirements are:

All exits shall be readily accessible at all times.  Exits shall be identified by placement of "EXIT" lights or signs.

- Use extension cords in place of permanent wiring.

What shouldn’t I do:

Common Safety Violations During recent Annual Safety Inspections, discrepancies were reported on egress routes.

- Run cords across aisles. They can create tripping hazards.

 Any door that might be confused as an exit shall have a sign reading "NOT AN EXIT."

Hallways, aisles, walkways and ramps leading to emergency exits shall be kept clear at all times.

Doors leading to stairways and stair towers shall be kept closed at all times.


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Home Heating Safety Tips areas, outside of the house. The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of  NEVER fill the heater while it is operating or hot. When refuelhome heating. ing an oil or kerosene unit, avoid overfilling. DO NOT use The use of wood burning stoves is cold fuel for it may expand in growing, and space heaters are sellthe tank as it warms up. ing rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fireplaces are burning wood and manmade logs. All these methods of heating may be acceptable. They are, however, a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented. The following fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire safe home this winter.

Kerosene Heaters

Be sure your heater is in good working condition. Inspect exhaust parts for carbon buildup. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater is tipped over.

Never use fuel burning appliances without proper room venting. Burning fuel (coal, kerosene, or propane, for example) can produce deadly fumes.

Use ONLY the fuel recommended by the heater manufacturer. NEVER introduce a fuel into a unit not designed for that type fuel.

should be evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used for some time.

Refueling should be done outside of the home (outdoors). Keep young children away from space heaters-especially when they are wearing night gowns or other loose clothing that can be easily ignited.

When using a fuel burning appliance in the bedroom, be sure there is proper ventilation to prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide.

Wood Stoves and Fireplaces Wood stoves and fireplaces are becoming a very common heat source in homes. Careful attention to safety can minimize their fire hazard.

Be sure the fireplace or stove is installed properly. Wood stoves should have adequate clearance (36”) from combustible surfaces and proper floor support and protection.

Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire.

Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out.

The stove should be burned hot twice a day for 15-30 minutes to reduce the amount of creosote buildup.

Don’t use excessive amounts of paper to build roaring fires in fireplaces. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.

Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.

Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantel. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite theses materials. (Cont’d on page 5)

 Keep kerosene, or other flamma- Wood stoves should be ble liquids stored in approved metal containers, in well ventilated storage

of good quality, solid construction and design, and

Is this a problem in your work space?

Problem: Storage under sprinkler head is too high.

Violation: 29CFR1910.159 (c)(10) - Mini-

Let’s do something about it…

The Deficiency Corner

mum vertical clearance between sprinkler heads and material below shall be 18 inches.

Solution: Remove or lower storage under sprinkler heads.


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HAZMAT

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Avoid breathing vapors or dust

Never store excess HM in work

from HM.

areas, return to storage area.

General Requirements:

Ensure personnel trained on haz-

Handle incompatible materials in separate compartments to prevent mixing.

ards associated with HM.

 Ensure supply & exhaust ventila-

Never mix incompatible materials

tion is maintained where HM used, and in good operating condition.

in the same collection containers.

Avoid contact with eyes and skin Prohibit smoking, eating, & drinking where HM used.

Ensure PPE is readily available and in good operating condition.

Eye protection for irritants & corrosives

Word Search—Mishap Prevention W P S Q E Z R M G E G R V V T K Y

A U E V X E U E O D S F O H K F V

H D O R A N D N E G E I W F E E Q

N L M K A U Y L L O D C V L N Q S

G I O I C T W J E G I O Q R U I A

U D A A N O E K N G U V H O E T A

O D T R N I X K N L G E I F Q P Y

H E H K T X S B O E D R N E U X U

F O L L O W N T S S U R O S Y E D

N I A T N I A M R G P M I I R M Y

D O R X P F G G E A P S E V M A U

C Z I H G P A Q P V T E D N E A G

O A R H V N S N E T S I L S Y M B

H O U S E K E E P I N G O M V B D

X M P Q M O O K O I F X S N O W T

W A Z Q L P H N B I T D G U A R D

P T U V D P S F I G S G C K O O L

Words can be found vertically, horizontally or diagonally...always in a straight line. Circle the words and cross them off the list as you find them.

ADMINISTRATION BREAK COVER DRIVE EDUCATE FOLLOW GLOVES GOGGLES GUARD GUIDES HOUSEKEEPING INFORM

KNOWLEDGE LISTEN LOOK MAINTAIN MSDS NOISE OPERATE PERSONNEL SHOES TRAIN

Source: Discovery Education www.puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com

Who’s Job is it? SAFETY FIRST LET US ALL BE SAFETY INSPECTORS, REPORT UNSAFE PLACES TO YOUR SUPERVISOR OR THE SAFETY OFFICE

Safety Funnies…

O F S D M S A B Q P M E D D B P W

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Traffic Safety Training—AAA Driver Improvement Per OPNAVINST5100.12 series, Traffic Safety Instruction requires AAA Driver Improvement Training for all Navy military/DON civilian personnel who operate a government vehicle as their primary duty, or more than 8 hours per week as part of their incidental duties. (Includes leased/ rented vehicles.) Military/Civilian personnel convicted of a serious moving traffic violation while operating a GMV (i.e., reckless driving, driving while impaired, speeding, following too close, failure to yield) or have been determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while on/off a DoD installation. Also applies to Military/Civilian personnel driving a PMV on a DOD installation.

Heating Safety

Military/Civilian personnel convicted of a serious moving violation while driving a PMV or determined to be at fault in a traffic mishap while driving off-base shall attend required driver training/court mandated training at their own expense. 

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Min. 6 personnel in attendance or class will be cancelled. Max. class size is 30 personnel. Classes meets 0730-1600. You must be present for the full course to receive a certificate.

repairs yourself.

hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house. If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. NEVER break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. Furnace Heating

It is important to have your furnace inspected to ensure it is in good working condition.

Be sure all furnace controls and emergency shutoffs are in proper working condition.

Inspect the walls and ceiling near the furnace and along the chimney line. If the wall is hot or discolored, additional pipe insulation or clearance may be required.

a metal container outside and well away from the house.

Never use a range or an oven as a supplemental heating device. Not only is it a safety hazard, it can be a source of potentially toxic fumes.

Check the flue pipe and pipe seams. Are they well supported and free of holes and cracks?

Is the chimney solid, with cracks or loose bricks? All unused flue openings should be sealed with solid masonry.

Keep trash and other combustibles away from the heating system.

OTHER FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Leave furnace repairs to qualified specialists. Do not attempt

For point reduction or information about off-base AAA courses, contact the local AAA Offices.

Violation of provisions of this instruction (OPNAV 5100.12 series) by military personnel may be punishable under the  Register via ESAMS or the webUniform Code of Military Justice. Violasite: tions of the provisions of this instrucwww.navymotorcyclerider.com tion by civilian personnel may subject them to disciplinary action or adminis Info or questions please call trative action under applicable civilian (757) 462-2199 or 444-3140. personnel instruction.

(Cont’d from pg. 3)

NEVER close your damper with

AAA Driver Improvement Courses taught on-base DO NOT qualify for VA DMV Points Reduction on your driving record. Personnel attending at the request of a civilian court should contact the court offices to ensure they will accept courses taught on base.

Never discard hot ashes inside or near the home. Place them in

If you use an electric heater, be sure not to overload the circuit. Only use extension cords which have the necessary rating to carry an amp load.

 Avoid using electrical space heaters in bathrooms or other areas where they may come in contact with water. Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm, and be sure to check and clean it on a monthly basis. Plan and practice a home escape plan with your family.


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Traffic Safety Training—Motorcycle Safety BRC / ERC / MSRC / SMARTrainer Class Info / Rider Responsibilities Basic Rider Course (BRC): Is a

Riders enrolling in the MSRC must two-day course required for all Active have completed the MSF Basic Rider Course and provide proof of compleDuty Military who ride a MC on or off tion. base; and all DoD You DO NOT have to turn in your Civilian Personnel, Special Request Chit or BRC Card Riders taking the riding a MC on MSRC must have a prior to the date of your class. base. MC permit or Operator’s License. Successful complePlease take all documents to class tion of the BRC is with you. Personnel are to required prior to use their own MC’s enrolling in the ERC for the MSRC. or MSRC. Please retain your BRC card, it does NOT expire and you will The MSRC will satisfy the three year need it for future class enrollments. recertification requirement, however Area safety offices have a limited number of training motorcycles available for use. When you enroll through the website you will be asked if you need a “training aid”. A “yes” answer will allow enrollment to will continue. If no trainer bikes are available you will be returned to the main menu to select another class/date. There are also a limited number of helmets available. Riders may supply their own DOT helmets. You are responsible for providing the remaining personal protective equipment for the course.

Experienced Rider Course (ERC): Is a one day course to rein-

force riding skills, or gain experience with a new bike. Highly recommended if you have been deployed or off the bike for awhile. Riders will use their own MC’s for this class. The ERC is required every three years following the BRC or your last ERC. To enroll in the ERC, you must provide a copy of your BRC card to show your completion of the MSF Basic Rider Course.

Military Sport-Bike Rider Course (MSRC) : Is a one-day

course required for all military personnel riding Sport Bikes on or off base and all DoD civilian personnel riding Sport Bikes on base.

Sport Bike riders are encouraged to complete the course as soon as possible after the completing the BRC.

vided all the necessary information when registering for classes. This includes, you name, command info, phone numbers (work & personnel cell phone numbers are recommended). Include your work email and if you have a personnel e-mail address which you check daily include it in the remarks/notes section. Include your supervisor in the remarks/notes section. All of this information is needed to make sure you DO NOT lose your seat in the class you have requested. When the e-mails are sent or phone calls are made to confirm the class, IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND you will be removed from your confirmed seat to a stand-by seat in the class. If there is a chance you will be deployed, detailed to another area, or on-leave during the few weeks prior to the class PLEASE contact the numbers provided to you when you registered to let them know you will be attending the class.

S.M.A.R.Trainer: (Safe Motorcyclist Awareness and Recognition Trainer) is a computerized traffic simulator that It is your responsibility to make sure allows beginning riders the opportuyou have all the required documents nity to operate a motorcycle in real when you report to class: life situations without the real world consequences. - Drivers License

Due to unforeseen circumstances S.M.A.R.Trainer classes are cancelled until further notice.

Rider Responsibilities when signing up for Motorcycle Safety Training Classes.

- MC Operators Permit/License - MC Registration - MC Insurance (Proof of) - ID Card - Special Request Chit or note from your immediate supervisor.

When signing up for Motorcycle Safety - Proper personal protective equipTraining classes, your responsibilities ment for motorcycle riding. do not end after you have signed up for the class. Riders need to ensure they have pro-


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Traffic Safety Training—Motorcycle Safety PPE Requirements, Enrollment, & Course Requirements Required Personal Protective Equipment (Per OPNAV 5100.12 series)

MC Safety Course registraViolation of provisions of this instruction tion. All classes are posted on (OPNAV 5100.12 series) by military perESAMS. Personnel may enroll sonnel may be punishable under the Unithrough ESAMS or on-line at: form Code of Military Justice. Violations Helmets: A MC helmet meeting DOT, www.navymotorcyclerider.com. of the provisions of this instruction by ciSHOIE, or Snell Memorial Foundation The website will allow personnel vilian personnel may subject them to discertification or host nation certification without an ESAMS account to enciplinary action or administrative action shall be worn and properly fastened roll as a “non-ESAMS User”. under applicable civilian personnel inunder the chin. Fake or novelty helstruction. Licensing Requirements: Permets are prohibited. sonnel riding their motorcycles on Eye Protection: Protective eye decity/state/base roadways are reing the ERC, MSRC, or other COMvices designed for moquired to have a MC NAVSAFCEN approved course torcycle operators operator’s license or (impact or shatter resispermit. Personnel oper- Courses Completed Off-Base: The tant safety glasses, gogating a MC with a moMotorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) gles, wrap around torcycle driving permit Basic Rider Course (BRC) classes glasses sealing the eye, are required to comply taught at TCC, TNCC, and Harley or face shield properly with issuing state regu- Davidson Rider’s Edge are all acceptattached to the helmet) shall be prop- lations. (i.e., VA Motorcycle Learner’s able to meet the Basic MC Safety erly worn. A windshield or standard Permit requires the rider have a MC Training requirements. If you comsunglasses or standard eye wear licensed operator with them at all plete the class at one of these locaalone are not proper eye protection. times on another MC. Rider’s may tions you do not have to take the BRC only operate their motorcycle between again on base, (as long as you still Foot Protection: Sturdy over the 0400 and midnight.) have your MSF Card). ankle footwear providing protection for the feet & ankles shall be worn. Personnel who do not have a MC liSpecial Note for Military personcense or permit are required to nel holding a VA MC Operator’s Protective Clothing: Riders & pastrailer/truck their bikes to the class. Permit: sengers shall wear a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants, and Riders must bring their MC Per- The VA DMV WILL NOT issue a full fingered gloves/mittens mit/License, BRC Card, Proof of license waiver for personnel completdesigned for use on a MC. MC Insurance and MC Registraing a MC Safety Course “on-base”. tion card with them to the class. MC jackets constructed of - You are still required to hold your abrasion resistant materials Personnel using training motorpermit for the full 30-day period. You (leather, Kevlar, and/or cycles must have a motor vehimust also complete the MC written & codura) and containing imcle operator’s license. MC perrider skills test before a VA Motorcycle pact-absorbent padding are mits are preferred. Operator’s license will be issued. highly recommended. Enrolling in the ERC or Questions??? Call (757) 462-2199 or To enhance the ability of other vehicle MSRC: Personnel enrolling 444-3140 for more info. operators to see and avoid MC riders, must have completed the BRC outer garments constructed of brightly prior to enrolling in these colored & reflective materials are classes. Personnel will be rehighly recommended during daylight quired to provide proof of BRC hours. completion. Reflective outer garments or vest shall be worn during nighttime hours. (One 1/2 hour before sunset to one 1/2 hour after sunrise.)

Continuing Rider Education: OPNAVINST5100.12 series (Traffic Safety Inst.) requires all riders (military/civilian) to recertify their MC skills every three years by tak-


Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek—Fort Story Safety Office

JEBLCFS—Safety Office Directory Safety Manager/Explosives Safety Officer—462-2193 Deputy Safety Manager—462-2501

2600 Tarawa Court, STE-112-D Bldg 1602—N35 Virginia Beach, VA 23459-3297 757.462.7761—Fax 757.462.2566 DSN Prefix—253

Asbestos—462-2197/2198

Safety Advisor Editor Kymm Beaver Phone—757.462.2199 Fax—757.462.2566 Email: kimberley.beaver@navy.mil

ESAMS—462-2513/2199

Bloodborne Pathogens—462-2199 Confined Space Entry—462-2197/2198 Ergonomics/Fall Protection—462-2198 Explosives Safety Program—462-2195 Fall Protection—462-2198 Hazard Abatement—462-2501 Hazardous Materials—462-2196

Safety is everybody’s job!!!

Hearing/Sight—462-2196 Indoor Air Quality—462-2196 Laser Safety—462-2195 Lead—462-2197

Find us on the Web... https://cnic.navy.mil/cnrma/programs/safety/index.htm (Regional Safety Website)

Traffic Safety Sign-ups (MC/AAA) https://www.navymotorcyclerider.com

Lockout/Tagout—462-2198 Mishaps—462-2513 Occupational Health/IH Surveys—462-7761 Personal Protective Equipment—462-2198 Projects/Plans/Purchases Program—462-2196 Radiation Safety—462-2195 Recreation & Off-Duty Safety / Traffic—462-2199 Reproductive Hazards Program—462-2196 Respirator/CBRNE—462-2513/2199 Safety Website Coordinator—462-2199 Unsafe/Unhealthful Working Conditions—462-2513 VPP—462-2196 Weight/Material Handling—462-2197

On the Horizon...

ESAMS Orientation 18 Oct 11 @ 0900 Bldg. 3016, Rm. 227

Traffic Safety Committee Thursday—17 Nov 2011 (Tentative) 0930—1030 Bldg. 1602, Rm. 112-E

WHE Audit 04—06 Oct 2011 Safety Orientation Training 20 October 11 @ 0730 Bldg. 1602—Rm. 112-E Sign up on ESAMS! Space for rent!!!

VPP Meeting 27 Sept 2011—1300 Bldg. 1602, Rm. 112-E

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