“The industrial plant where you work is expanding its operations and building a facility that will employ 200 new workers. Management has tasked you with creating a training program for the new workers. They want you to investigate a specific hazard or safety topic and create a PowerPoint presentation explaining the hazard/topic and how you will handle training the employees. Choose one of the following hazards/topics and prepare a PowerPoint presentation for management:
the use of half-mask air purifying respirators (APRs);
lock-out/tag-out of a hydraulic press; or
HazCom for a location that just uses acetone, toluene, and isopropyl alcohol.
As part of this scenario, you are free to include additional details about the hazard/topic you choose. For instance, if you choose hearing protection, you can include information about the manufacturing equipment and the decibel levels in the area. Include the following components in your PowerPoint presentation.
Evaluate the hazard, and discuss any regulations pertaining to the hazard/environment.
Explain any additional hazard abatement strategies and safety and health management strategies that were taken to mitigate the effects of the hazard (e.g., substitution, engineering controls).
Prepare a brief description of steps you will take to involve the students in the training.
Discuss if you will use any hands-on training and how you will perform the hands-on training if you use it.
Create two slides that you will use in your actual training program with employees. Explain these to management to convince them that the training is beneficial.
Discuss how managers will play a role in the effectiveness of training and how leadership is necessary to help get employee buy-in for the training.
Discuss how you will evaluate the effectiveness of the training.