For this application case scenario, you will be given background information about a small corporation named Bubbaâ€™s Materials Handling. After reviewing this information, you will provide answers to questions based on the following scenario:
Background: OSHA Standards and Bubbaâ€™s Materials Handling, Inc.
Bubbaâ€™s Materials Handling is a mall corporation that employs between 38 and 55 employees throughout any given year. This firm essentially manufactures materials handling equipment to include small cantilever racks, hand trucks, some specially designed for moving 55-gallon drums, and various dollies commonly used in the manufacturing sector. The facility was built in 1958 and is roughly 80,000 square feet. The firm receives raw materials in the form of round metal tubing, sheet metal, square tubing, and cold and hot rolled metal rods.
Raw materials are removed from flat bet trailers using a large, LP gas powered forklift with the assistance of smaller, LP gas powered forklifts. These materials are stored in racks in the receiving department. From there raw materials are moved via forklift and various heavy duty carts to the fabrication department. This department cuts, punches, bends, copes and shears the various materials into parts used to make the final product. The metal fabrication equipment includes two Iron-workers, two 70 ton, part revolution mechanical power punch presses, three 250 ton, part revolution press brakes, a 300 ton hydraulic press, two pipe benders, a twelve foot shear, a 10 foot shear, a mill for milling a bevel on hand truck toe plates, several off hand grinders, and two large drill presses. Obviously, the fabrication department routinely gets quite noisy for days at a time (>85dBa), especially when making cantilever racks. Two maintenance employees keep these machines running.
After being cut, punched, bent and formed, fabricated parts go to the welding department or the Work In Process crib. WIP includes a mezzanine and an area populated with pallet racks for storage.
In the welding department there are 12 MIG welding machines that are used by welders to assemble the parts into the pre-finished items manufactured by the firm. The welders also use an assortment of hand held grinders and an oxy-acetylene torch. Once welded, items either go in their pre-finished condition into inventory, or are further processed by the painting department. Pre-finished items that are inventoried are taken to one of two mezzanines or placed in storage racks. In the painting department items are wiped down with various solvents, and hung on an overhead hook conveyor. Items go into the paint booth where they are painted using various enamels. Xylenes and Toluene are common solvents used in this operation. The paints also contain these solvents.
After painting, items such as axles and wheels are applied and then are boxed up or are loaded directly on trucks with no packaging depending on their size. Larger items such as racks are loaded onto flatbeds using an unmanned overhead crane controlled by a pendent control. Smaller items are typically loaded onto standard semi trailers using battery-powered forklifts or pallet jacks.
The Scenario: You have been hired by Bubba himself to put together a safety program for the company. Essentially the company has no programs, no guarding, and has never really conducted any kind of hazard assessment.
1. Identify 15 of what you consider the highest priority standards that likely apply to this operation to include the code number for the standard and describe a hazard demonstrating why the standard applies (e.g. â€˜Industrial Ventilation, 1910.94. The company has a paint booth that controls paint and solvent vaporsâ€™).
2. Name four important written programs this company is required to have (keep in mind that not all standards (e.g. 1910.95 Industrial Noise) require that you develop a written program or SOP of some sort, though many companies develop such SOPs regardless). Explain why you believe they are required to have these written programs.
3. Name five standards for which this company is required to provide training and briefly describe why this training is required.
Prepare your response to the questions listed above as a separate document (that may be single spaced). The completed paper should be arranged in the appropriate questions/sections identified above. Please make sure that you have addressed all questions in a full and complete manner. A title page should be included, and any references used in this assignment should be properly cited according to APA style and placed at the end of the document.
The title page should contain the following information centered on the page:
â€¢ Course ID#
â€¢ Application Case Scenario
â€¢ OSHA Standards and Bubbaâ€™s Material Handling, Inc.
â€¢ Your Name and Student ID#