www.kleinsteel.com Second Quarter 2013 • Vol. 5, Issue 2 Safety: How to Define Success There are a few different ways to look at safety and gauge success. The interesting thing about safety is that you can go through a day at work with no incidents or accidents and that’s no guarantee that you will have the same outcome tomorrow. To successfully end each work day in a safe and healthy manner requires constant attention and discipline. As soon as we slack off, we put ourselves and our teammates at risk. We are constantly striving to improve our safety program through training, Five Step Risk Assessments, process reviews, continuous improvement and more. We don’t make this stuff up! We track safety-related data in order to adjust our programs to get the greatest impact. For example, by tracking incident data, we learned that team members with less than one year of experience are involved in about 50% of our incidents. To counter this, we have made changes to our new hire safety training, and have added more safety training in the first three months of employment. We will make adjustments to training or other processes in order to make sure our team has the right knowledge and tools to stay safe on the job. Another way that we gauge how we are doing on our number one imperative is to review the Raffles loss ratio each month. Raffles is the insurance captive that Klein Steel belongs to. Each year, Klein Steel pays a premium for its insurance based on the best estimate of what company losses will be. The loss ratio is calculated by combining payments for claims and reserves set aside for claims, and dividing by the total premium paid. Klein Steel’s goal is to be below a 5% loss ratio for the insurance year. Payments for Claims + Reserves Set Aside for Claims Total Premium Paid We also look at our OSHA recordable incident rate. This is a formula that shows the rate of OSHA recordable incidents compared to hours worked. We compare this to other companies in our industry. For the record, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics shows our industry average incident rate to be 4.1. Our goal is to be below 4.1. It is great to be “better than average” for our loss ratio and OSHA incident rate, but the real goal is “zero.” After all, both of these measurements indicate that injuries have occurred to our team members. If we are “better than average,” but you happen to be the one who is injured on the job, all of a sudden your personal injury rate is 100%! And we want to prevent that at all costs. Thank you to all the team members who take the time each day to do their jobs properly and in accordance with good business practices. Your attention to detail makes all the difference and ensures that you and your teammates will have a safe and productive day. We are counting on all of you to help us achieve true safety success—zero injuries! Debbie Kurvach is Klein Steel’s Compliance Manager. Safety Rules! PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID ROCHESTER, NY PERMIT NO. 708 Your safety is the highest priority at Klein Steel. We accept responsibility for providing you with a safe work environment and expect you to take responsibility for performing your work in accordance with Klein Steel’s Safety and Loss Prevention Program. When talking about the long-term effects of loud noise on hearing the other day, one of our Klein Steel team members mentioned how her ears were still ringing after the previous night’s concert. She had forgotten to bring earplugs and went throughout the arena trying to find a pair. Only one set could be found; they were given to her by a kind usher. She, in turn, gave them to her son to protect his ears. Why? Because protecting those whom you love is what comes naturally to all of us—not because she was following a rule in a safety manual. At work or at home, would you prefer to follow a rule or act according to what you value? • Rule (noun): One of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct • Rule (verb): To control or direct; exercise dominating power, authority, or influence over • Value (noun): Something of relative worth, merit, or importance • Value (verb): To regard or esteem highly At Klein Steel, we have a robust, 150 page Safety Manual that helps us to train employees and maintain compliance; however, due to its size, it’s difficult for any one of us to memorize every Safety Rule. That is why we are dedicating time and energy this year to streamlining the Safety Rules—literally cutting them down in size and carefully selecting those with the greatest impact—and, as always, collectively working on fostering a values-based culture that encourages each of us to act according to the greater good for all. When we asked Operations Supervisor, Mike Coleman, what his favorite Klein Safety rule was, he responded, “While all of the rules are important, Rule #8 is the most important. This rule requires and empowers everyone to be proactive about the team’s safety. More than any other safety rule, it is worded so that all team members realize that they can make a difference.” Rule #8: Team members are expected and authorized to stop activities that present potentially serious safety and health hazards and report immediately to a manager/supervisor. Safety will only be achieved through teamwork. It is everyone’s responsibility to promote safety and take every reasonable measure to assure safe working conditions exist throughout our company—not because we have to but because we want to. Randy Fiege is Klein Steel’s Safety Manager. President’s Message TBecause the Raffles Insur- ance Captive year begins on April 1st of each year, it is very appropriate that we dedicate this edition of the Cutting Edge to the topic of safety. We all appreciate that safety is our #1 operational imperative and share a collective passion to eliminate accidents at Klein Steel. We have a moral imperative to ensure that team members are not injured and a financial imperative to drive our loss ratio to zero and collect the largest dividend we can. For us, safety is a profit center. We are all very aware of our Raffles Safety Loss Ratio score and strive for perfection. As we all know, it takes all of us pulling together to make it happen. Let’s review the basics. (1) We all know and follow the safety rules. This takes self-discipline and moral courage. (2) Safety is an individual and team endeavor. We each are expected “to do the right thing when no one is looking” and take whatever action is necessary to stop an unsafe act from occurring. We do not look the other way when a teammate is not working safely or ignoring a safety rule. We get involved to take care of one another. (3) We are committed to getting better every day and employ the Five Step Risk Assessment to mitigate risks. We embrace an accident-free ethos and appreciate that it doesn’t happen without hard work and persistence. (4) Our leaders are trained and in charge. (5) We take great pride in our safety record. A loss ratio of zero is an indicator of the self and team discipline required to grow the business and take the team to the next level. With discipline, we can do anything. (6) We walk the talk, 24/7. I see clear focus and passion for safety at Klein Steel and look forward to great results for the Raffles year we just began. Thank you all in advance for all that you do to make Klein Steel such a high performing and universally recognized company. John Batiste President and CEO continued on page 2 What is a Safety Culture? A Safety Culture is much more than compliance with OSHA standards and adherence to a company’s safety procedures. A Safety Culture is bred when, not just an individual with a title but, a collective group of people— both with and without management titles— decides that their workplace should be a physically secure and hazard-free environment. A normative model of culture indicates that society is made up of social norms. Norms dictate our actions above and beyond the laws we have set in place. For example, why do most people walk into an elevator and turn towards the doors instead of facing the other passengers? Or, why do most people say “please” and “thank you”? Simply stated, these Safety at Klein Steel Direct Safety at KSD store locations is of the utmost importance. Not only does this mean creating a safe work environment for our team members, but KSD has the complicating (but welcome!) factor of having thousands of customers visit the stores each year—customers who walk the floor and pick the metals they need. As such, their safety is also in our hands. We are very proud of our team member safety record. Over the last two years, we’ve had zero incidents within the store locations involving Klein Steel team members. In 2012, we worked very closely with Randy Fiege to improve safety across all locations. This included standardizing safety policies at all three stores, identifying potential hazards and making many physical changes to remove these hazards. In 2012, we also completed a KRA to address safety issues within the stores. Some of those actions involved modifying store layouts, improving signage for customers, ensuring PPE for customers, and reviewing safe will-call loading policies. social norms are part of our culture and have the powerful ability to shape who we are and how we act. We should all expect a hazardfree environment to be the norm... Translated into the world of safety, Klein Steel’s desire (and hopefully that of all team members) is to get to the point where worker safety is so ingrained in each of us that rules need not be enforced by our supervisors because we have collectively decided that hazards are not acceptable. We should all expect a hazard-free environment to be the norm and to have it any other way is taboo. Company leadership has taken initiative in several areas such as sustaining new hire training, defining orange to blue hat promotion standards, increasing the availability of support staff for supervisor safety help, beginning Operations QC & Safety Leadership Training and beginning the review and update of Standard (and safe) Operating Procedures. The quick response time to recommendations made from the assessment was impressive and showed a commitment to sustained improvement. During the March company safety meeting, supervisors shared examples of team members who were beginning to get more actively involved in Safety & Health—it was encouragingly indicative of a slow-but-sure shift toward a normative culture that gets all of us home in the same or better shape than when we arrived. Workplace accidents are a misnomer. Incidents occur when we consciously fail to institute a process then consciously neglect to follow that process. Stay safe, stay happy! James Terhune is Klein Steel’s Buffalo Business Manager. News from the Vanguard Safety Committee Each and every one of us, as parents, children, siblings, friends, and as Klein Steel team members has countless reasons and a moral obligation to be safe. The Klein Steel Safety Committees create an open forum for representatives from each department, location, shift and functional area to discuss safety-related issues and to work together to generate ideas on how to improve safety at Klein Steel. At the Vanguard location, we meet on the first and third Thursday of every month to review any recent incidents or safety concerns, as well as success stories and achievements in safety. Within the Safety Committee, we have smaller project teams to tackle various safety initiatives. Currently, we have a team working on putting together a program for new hires to ‘graduate’ from orange to blue hats, once all of their required training is complete. The communication team has introduced The Safety Shoutout: a monthly newsletter including safety guidelines, rules and reminders all centered on a safety-related theme. The sheet team has updated the list of team members who have been authorized by completion of the JQR (Job Qualification Requirement) to be present in the sheet rack area. This is just a small sampling of Many T hanks to Our Cross-functional Safety Committee Members KSD is always looking for ways to continuously improve the safety of the work environment with the reward being a productive workplace that is safe for all who enter. Bob Valeri is the General Manager for Klein Steel Commercial Sales. Safety with Lock Out/Tag Out Lock out/Tag out procedures (LOTO) are created in order to document the guidelines for safe practices when shutting down and locking out equipment when it is broken, undergoing repair or clearing a jam. The machine needs to be in a zero-energy state prior to anyone’s hands coming in contact with the equipment. 2 In February, we performed a “Safety Culture Assessment.” The assessment was conducted by combining visual observation of plant conditions and worker behavior, review of safety records and training documents, written surveys and team member interviews. Initial observations indicated that Klein Steel has a culture of compliance: safety records are in order, housekeeping is noteworthy, team members know the safety rules, etc. However, a gap analysis performed on what we “say” versus what we “do” gave us some direction on avoiding the pitfalls of complacency, restructuring and improving some of our training programs and ensuring that production is never prioritized above safety. Buffalo Depot & KSD Buffalo Safety Committee Henry Hammond, James Terhune, Nick Hughes, Terry McElligott, Tom Shiah, Tracy Grant Buffalo Armory Safety Committee Brent Nicholson, Jack Heinz, James Terhune, Timm Rowswell some of the projects that the Safety Committees have been working on. For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind... – Eleanor Everet The Klein Steel Safety Committees are a collective effort to continuously look for ways to improve safety in all aspects of the business in order to maintain the wellbeing of all of our valuable team members. Vanguard and KSD Rochester Safety Committee Adam Hixenbaugh, Andrew McMillan, Andy Castner, Anita Frail, Bob Marsala, Brian Bynoe, Chris McDonald, Cody Wise, Dustin Drake, Eric John Carpentier, Gabe Vera, Greg Thompson, Heather Pimm, Jason Jipson, Jim Fantauzzo, Johnathan Mandez, Kevin Kane, Kim Quartier, Mark Dorsey, Mark Reynolds, Marty LaVare, Mary Accorso, Matt Pettenski, Matt Robinson, Michael Hodge, Mike Hobbs, Mike Coleman, Mike Stipulski, Nathan Scobey, Nick Pellegrino, Pete Wanamaker, Randy Fiege, Rick Beyrle, Rob Smura, Rodney Smith, Sang Ho, Sean Fell, T.J. Turner, Todd Brumber, Tristan Brown In our environment, it is mainly trained Maintenance personnel and the Safety Manager who are authorized to lock out equipment. Certain team members also train and receive their LOTO certification. Over the years, this process has evolved; when a tech puts his lock on the machine, he also places a tag on it with his name so anyone can easily tell that the equipment is currently nonfunctional and determine who to contact with questions. With safety being our number one imperative, it is more important than ever that these types of procedures are in place and enforced. Any time we’re keeping team members out of harm’s way, is a good day! Maintenance and Safety personnel are very willing to help educate team members on the importance of LOTO and will also notify machine operators when equipment is back up and running. Mary Accorso is Klein Steel’s Staff Services Manager. T he Journey of Safety and Quality Quality Corner with Jim Sloan Klein Steel has entered into another new year and we are continuing our Safety and Quality journey. As we combine the efforts of Safety and Quality, we make certain that, as a company, we maximize our actions to achieve our number one imperative of Safety. the results will be rejects. Following safe processes and SOPs will not only help to assure that team members leave happy and healthy at the end of the day, but it will also instill confidence in our customer relationships through high quality products delivered on time. As the Safety journey continues, we will need to remain focused to ensure that we avoid injuries or near misses that can happen when we become complacent or fail to follow company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). At Klein Steel, we are always changing and improving the way we work together. When we talk about Quality and how Klein Steel is on the road to a Total Quality Management System, you can’t help but notice how Quality and Safety go hand-in-hand. They both have standards and regulations that must be adhered to. They are also audited by outside sources (e.g., OSHA, NQA-1 and customers) which means that we must keep to the standards and regulations beyond Klein Steel’s The same statement could be said about the quality journey as it relates to rejects and how they can happen. If corners are short-cut or we fail to follow the process, Klein Steel team members are also athletes: industrial athletes. So why shouldn’t we prepare for our big game each and every day? Whether team members are grinding, loading, driving or operating a machine, we all experience a physical stress to our bodies during our hours of sitting, standing, bending, walking, and moving. Therefore, we must warm up the body, increase blood flow to the proper muscles, joints and ligaments and get ready to perform. In mid-April, Klein Steel implemented the Physical Readiness System (PRS) with the help of Occupational Athletics, Inc. out of Harrisburg, PA. The PRS is an on-the-clock, pre-work physical preparation system designed to improve balance, strength, movement, flexibility and awareness. The PRS is designed to improve worker safety and efficiency, ultimately reducing injury and improving performance. The system consists of three phases: • Phase 1 focused on “The Gameplan for Aging, Your Four Quarters of Life.” Operations team members who attended this seminar learned how the lifestyles that we lead connect directly to our personal safety. They also learned how important it is to take a personal interest in improving their lifestyles. • Phase 2 focused on the leaders of our organization as they took part in a “Train the Trainer” program and became Certified Occupational Athletics PRS Coaches. Participating supervisors learned about biomechanics, proper movement and lifting techniques, and prevention of injuries. • Phase 3 focused on the kickoff of the PRS. During this phase, all operations team members participated in the daily 10–12 minute stretching routine which was led by a Certified Athletic Trainer as well as our very own Certified PRS Coaches. The Physical Readiness Program has had tremendous success in organizations such as Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, Waste Management, Ryder and the U.S. Army. With everyone’s persistence and commitment, Klein Steel will soon be added to this great list as we continue on the path of safety and wellness. Be safe and have a healthy day! Rob Sihto is Klein Steel’s Manager of Human Resources. Remember that the products and processed parts we make often end up in critical places that can affect many people, such as bridges, lifting equipment, nuclear facilities, etc. That is why it is important that we follow all of our checks and procedures. Safety is our number one imperative! Jim Sloan is Klein Steel’s Quality and Engineering Manager. Gas and Charcoal Safety We Are ALL Athletes in Life From Western through Central NY, sports fans always enjoy a good game by the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Syracuse Orange. While many of us watch only the game itself, it is what these athletes do outside the game that prepares them for the challenge. As athletes, their jobs are to be physically ready to perform at game time. These athletes don’t just show up for the game without proper preparation and physical conditioning. They perform their pre-game warm-up and stretching routine before the big game in order to physically prepare the body for the action that is about to occur. internal policies and procedures. Both are not just about systems and regulations, but are an attitude that must be accepted and embraced by all team members. Quality, much like Safety, is about the culture and keeping focused on the job. • Make sure the lid is open when igniting a gas grill. Safety at Home After a long, cold winter of cooking indoors, Mother Nature is finally granting us grilling and BBQ season. Let’s get this out of the way: grilling and barbequing are two completely different ways of cooking. Grilling is generally high heat, open flame for a short period of time. This usually consists of cooking steaks, hots, burgers, etc. The phrase used with BBQ is “low and slow.” This is generally done with smoke from a hard wood such as hickory or, my favorite, pecan. Whichever you prefer, it can be fun, exciting and sometimes dangerous. Safety and outdoor cooking have several implications. For one, there is the hazard of the open flame. But there is another side that is just as dangerous for you and your family who are eating your back yard creations: food safety. To ensure your backyard parties are a success, try some new recipes and different types of meat. Seafood on a grill can be a great change. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new marinades and injections. They add a whole new level of flavors you may have been missing. Also remember: it is not rocket science. If it doesn’t work, try again; you are only out the time and cost of the meat. Also, planning ahead can pay off with great results. Marinate your steaks, chicken or pork in a freezer bag. Pour in the marinade, add the meat and make sure it is submerged. Then, get as much air out as possible and place in the freezer. 24 hours later, put the bag in the refrigerator to thaw. This will create an effect similar to osmosis. The juices will flow out of the frozen meat and suck in the marinade, creating great flavor with tenderness. Ryan Johnson is Klein Steel’s Transportation Manager and Resident Chef. For two of my favorite recipes on how to make the best burgers and steak marinade in town, stop by the Klein Steel Facebook page. Feel free to “like” us while you’re there. • Choose the safest way to ignite a charcoal grill. Some use lighter fluid; others use a chimney starter. I prefer the chimney starter. You don’t have the uncertainty of a liquid gas mixed with an open flame (not to mention the odor). A chimney starter is a cylinder that is filled with paper then charcoal. The paper is lit on fire and that transfers to the charcoal above. After 15 minutes, the coals are ready to be transferred to the cooking vessel (e.g., a grill or smoker). There is an insulated handle on the side of the chimney starter; just lift, and pour the coals. You’re ready to grill! • Keep a five foot distance from your house, shed, lawn furniture or other structure. Where extreme heat is produced, siding can easily melt and objects can catch on fire. • Beware of grilling flare-ups. Flare-ups occur when you are cooking greasier meats such as burgers and sausage. Do not leave these meat unattended. They can flare-up quickly and ruin a good meal. Keep a spray bottle with water handy to keep the flames down if they begin to flare. • Have good utensils for grilling. Long handled tongs, spatulas and forks are the way to go. These will keep your hands away from the flames and lessen the chance for burns. • Shut down your gas grill by turning off the control knobs. When the flame is out, immediately turn off the valve on the tank. • Know that charcoal is much more dangerous to put out. The best way is to put the lid on the grill, close all of the dampers and keep people away. Coals can stay hot till the next day. NEVER put the ashes in a plastic trash can until you are sure that they are completely cool; wait at least 24 hours. Food Safety • Start with a clean grill. Wash your grill grate with hot, soapy water—just like you are doing dishes. This will kill any bacteria. • Empty the drip cup or pan depending on your unit. This is another petri dish on which bacteria can grow and ruin a cookout. • Know the temperatures that should be achieved for safe consumption. Invest in a good digital thermometer; this will give you the most accurate readings. Take readings in the deepest part of the meat to ensure bacteria is killed. ♦ Pork and ground beef— at least 160 degrees. ♦ Poultry— at least 165 degrees. • Avoid cross-contamination; this is a big mistake that can have serious results. Do not baste meat with the same marinade that was used to season the meat when it was raw. Start fresh with clean marinade. Do not serve off the same platters that that you brought the meat out on unless you thoroughly wash them. Keep your utensils clean; it is okay to wash them after you have done your initial turning. • Keep different types of meat separate on the grilling surface. 3 Klein Steel In the News Early this year, Klein Steel received a shout-out on the WHAM Home Repair Clinic. Yes, we have I-beams! Thank you Jim Salmon! In January, John Batiste, along with Lt. Governor Robert Duffy and other prominent business and government leaders, participated in a panel discussion on economic development for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. Klein Steel was subsequently featured in a full length article in the February 19 issue of the Buffalo News regarding the need for government reform to enable business success. Team Member Milestones Ever wonder who at Klein Steel is dancing to the song “Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga? The members of the five-week, evening Zumba class, that’s who. If you’re looking for pictures of that fun experience, you sadly won’t find them here! No paparazzi allowed. In March, a Channel 8 news story about the Veterans Outreach Center mentioned Klein Steel by name, and included footage of Mike Keliher and Kim Quartier at their job fair, highlighting how Klein Steel recruits local vets who have the right skill set to be successful. A year ago I would have never thought I would be doing what I am today. Nine months ago, I started going to CrossFit. For those of you who don’t know, it’s an exercise program that utilizes weights and cardio at a high intensity. After completing a couple months of grueling workouts, I began to get stronger. I really enjoyed the weightlifting portion of the workouts. Klein Steel hosted a visit on April 4, 2013 with Congressman Chris Collins, NY 27. The Congressman’s visit included a tour of the warehouse and discussions on the economy, jobs and U.S. manufacturing policies. Sponsors for the visit included Klein Steel, RTMA, and CPA. The owner of the gym noticed that I was interested in the weightlifting portion and opened my eyes to the world of Olympic Weightlifting. I now Olympic Lift a couple of days a week and continue to do CrossFit. In January, I took part in my first Olympic Weightlifting Meet in Buffalo. I won first place in my weight class, with a total of 98 kilos between both lifts. Since then, I’ve been training for an upcoming meet. I’m very thankful for the amazing support that I’ve received from my friends, family and CrossFit Fairport. Ashley Smith is Klein Steel’s Payroll Coordinator. Welcome New Team Members As Klein Steel continues its growth, we extend a warm greeting to the newest members of our team! Name Hire Date Location Position Trevor Hayward 1/21/2013 Sang Ho 2/4/2013 Linda Abrams 2/18/2013 Jonathan Mattern 3/4/2013 Chaz Tracy 3/4/2013 Brandon Lown 3/18/2013 Phothira Xayavong 4/8/2013 KSS KSS KSS KSS KSS KSS KSS Finisher Packager Trevor Loader Outside Sales Representative Finisher Packager Finisher Packager Finisher Packager Buyer Team Member Anniversaries Congratulations to all Klein Steel team members who have served the company for five or more years. 4 April Ivan Pasiuk Grahame Littlefair Jon Wangelin Michael Hobbs Tuan Van Robert Marsala Robert Messmer Adam Werner Joseph McDougal Shawn McCarey Chad Lederhouse John Berry 4/23/2001 4/22/2002 4/22/2002 4/28/2003 4/10/2006 4/3/2006 4/23/2007 4/30/2007 4/14/2008 4/9/2007 4/18/2007 4/21/2008 May Viktor Yakimov James Terhune II Ronald Ziarnowski James Johnson Daniel Sile Patrick DiLaura Todd Brumber Randy Fiege William Lawson Tracy Grant James Bible John Krywokulski 5/3/1999 5/4/2004 5/7/2007 5/8/2006 5/12/2000 5/12/2008 5/14/2001 5/19/2008 5/22/2006 5/24/2004 5/29/2007 5/29/2007 June Nicholas Hughes Petr Sidorchuk Kenneth Saunders Jesse Drum Ronald Pritchard James Sloan Dung Le Jack Heinz Marty Lavare 6/2/2008 6/3/1997 6/3/2002 6/17/2002 6/20/1988 6/20/1988 6/24/1992 6/26/2006 6/27/2005 Sang Chaz Linda Brandon Safety Quiz Jonathan Clip the following Safety Quiz, fill it out, bring it to Randy Fiege by June 30 and sit tight. He will be grading your responses, placing the top performers in a hat and awarding the winner with a $50 gift card to Wegmans— 1. How many American workers are injured in forklift accidents each year? ❑ 20,000 ❑ 50,000 ❑ 95,000 ❑ 105,000 Phothira perfect for assisting with the everyday shopping or splurging on the ingredients for Ryan’s BBQ that you’ve been craving. The winner will be announced the first week in July. 6. A forklift operator is required to undergo refresher training when: ❑ S/he has had an near miss or accident with the vehicle ❑ S/he begins work with a different type of vehicle ❑ Both a and b ❑ S/he has been absent from work for more than a week 10. In case the servicing and/or maintenance is performed by a group of employees, who is responsible for executing the tagout/ lockout procedure? ❑A single authorized employee ❑Each employee working on the machine ❑ The employer ❑ A designated employee chosen by vote ! n u ! s F rize Pety! f a S 2. Employees cannot operate a forklift when: ❑ They are trained and certified to operate a forklift safely ❑ They are under 18 years of age ❑ They are familiar with actual and potential dangers associated with operating forklifts ❑ They are familiar with applicable safety laws 3. Which of the following actions should a forklift operator perform before leaving a forklift unattended? ❑ Lower the load engaging means ❑ Shut off power and set the brakes ❑ Neutralize controls ❑ Block the wheels, if vehicle is parked on an incline ❑ All of the above 4. If you want to check the load capacity of a forklift, you should: ❑ Read the danger, warning, and caution labels ❑ Ask your supervisor ❑ Check its nameplate ❑ Check it yourself by standing on it 5.Forklift operators are not required to observe traffic regulations because forklifts only travel at slow speeds. ❑ True ❑ False 7.A workplace lockout/tagout standard is required to: ❑Prevent the release of hazardous energy while servicing or maintain- ing machines ❑Lock the workplace to prevent theft of assets ❑Tag underperforming employees and lock them in a room ❑None of the above 8.How many lives are saved each year due to compliance with the lockout/ tagout standard in workplace? ❑5 ❑20 ❑75 ❑120 9.Affected employees in a lockout/ tagout are those who: ❑Operate the machinery that is being maintained or repaired ❑Perform servicing and maintenance activities on the machinery ❑Both a and b ❑Are affected by improper lockout procedure Name: ✁ 11. A tagout device must state the following: ❑ See your supervisor before operating this machine ❑Do not operate this machine or move the energy isolating devices from the “safe” or “off” position ❑Only operate this machine after checking that it is clear of persons and repair equipment ❑All of these 12.Your employer must retrain you when there is a change in: ❑Work assignments ❑Process or machinery, either of which poses a new hazard ❑Energy control procedures ❑All of the above Randy Fiege is a member of the Klein Steel Safety Committee and Klein Steel’s Safety Manager.
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