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September 1, 2015 (*Administrative Office)
Monticello, IA – Innovative Ag Services Co. (IAS), focuses on safety every day. This month we are covering several topics: Fire Safety, Lock Out/Tag Out procedures (LOTO), Housekeeping & Accident Prevention.
We will start with Fire Safety. Do you have a plan? Whether you are at work or at home, you should know where the exits are in case of an evacuation. You should also know where the fire extinguishers are kept and which types of fires to use the extinguishers on. Most fire extinguishers are Class ABC. This means that the extinguisher can be used on three different types of fires; A is for paper, wood, packing material, cloth & rubber, B is for flammable liquids such as solvents and gases. C is for electrical fires. Class D is for combustible metals such as magnesium, titanium and sodium, K is for cooking oils and fats. Class K is generally found in kitchens. You should not use a fire extinguisher until you have been properly trained to do so.
LOTO is a safety standard put in place by OSHA to protect employees from hazardous energy sources on machines and equipment during service and maintenance. The required components of the LOTO standard are:
Following general housekeeping practices can help to prevent accidents at the workplace. Some examples include:
For more information on the topics discussed in this news article visit www.osha.gov
Innovative Ag Services has a safety policy in place that meets OSHA regulations for the topics discussed above. Employees receive training on the topics when they are initially hired and annually after that. Safety is a top priority at Innovative Ag Services, Co.