Tips on Basic Safety and Training Principles

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Basic Safety Practices

  1. Conduct workplace reviews and inspections to look for hazards and inappropriate procedures.
  2. Control or eliminate hazards.
  3. Provide proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
  4. Provide proper training.
  5. Practice good housekeeping.
  6. Have an active safety committee.
  7. Post emergency information, including emergency phone numbers and clear directions to the work site.

Basic Training Principles

  1. What to train workers:
  2. a. How to do the job safely.

    b. How to recognize hazards.

    c. What precautions to take.

    d. What to do if a problem or emergency arises.

  3. How to train:
  4. a. Give clear instructions.

    b. Ask worker to repeat instructions.

    c. Show worker how to perform the task.

    d. Watch worker perform the task, correct errors.

    e. Ask for questions.

  5. When to train:
  6. a. When worker is first hired.

    b. When worker is given new task or tool.

    c. When a new hazard is introduced into workplace.

    d. After an incident (an injury or close call).

    e. Periodically for review.


Safety Training for Employers and Supervisors of Adolescent Farmworkers

Funding provided by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, grant no. 5 U50 0H008107-02

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