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FOREST SERVICE MANUAL
TITLE 6700 - SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM
OZARK SUPPLEMENT NO. 6700-99-2
Effective September 17, 1999
POSTING NOTICE. Supplements to this title are numbered consecutively. Post by document name at the end of each chapter. Retain this transmittal as the first page of this document. The last Supplement to this title was Ozark Supplement No. 6700-99-1.
Document Name (Number of Pages)
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6714 - Updates Exhibit 1 to have current Forest Staff Officer and Unit Safety Meetings for FY2000.
CHARLES S. RICHMOND
FSM 6700 - SAFETY AND HEALTH HANDBOOK
OZARK SUPPLEMENT 6700-99-2
6710 - SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
6713 - STANDARDS
1. All employees must follow DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Standards, the Forest Service Health and Safety Code, and any emergency standards that may be developed for Forest Service work.
2. Job Hazard Analysis shall determine the need for protective equipment. Protective equipment shall be utilized. Office personnel, when going to the field, must wear appropriate protective equipment.
3. Each Unit shall maintain a basic Safety Equipment Board to be used by visitors, both service and non-service. A minimum of three sets of the following items must be on hand:
Other optional items would be:
Strap-on Toe Guards
If other protective equipment is needed by visitors, preparations shall be made prior to the visit. Work boots will not be furnished to visitors.
6714 - INSPECTIONS
1. Project inspections will include Safety. All new or infrequent projects or programs will be inspected by the Unit Safety Officer at the beginning of the project. The inspector shall determine the frequency of additional safety inspections.
2. Safety shall be a part of all functional assistance trips.
3. Safety Inspections shall be documented and retained by the Unit for inspection. Inspection reports are not considered complete until a timetable has been established to correct deficiencies and responsibilities assigned.
4. Safety meetings shall be held Bi-Monthly for S. O. employees.
5. Unit Safety meetings shall be held monthly. These meetings shall be documented in Unit's files. Each Forest Staff Officer shall represent the Forest Supervisor at two monthly Unit Safety meetings annually. They shall be responsible for coordinating their participation with the District Ranger or Center Director. See Exhibit 1 for schedule.
6715 - CONTRACTOR, COOPERATOR, AND PERMITTEE SAFETY AND HEALTH
Contractor, cooperator, and Permittee employees are covered by either the Federal OSHA program or the DOL-Approved State OSHA program. Contractors working on Federal Contracts are subject to all responsibilities, standards, inspections and controls by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the equivalent state organization.
6716 - PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
All jobs must have a job hazard analysis using Form 6700-7. Identical and/or repetitive jobs may use standard analyses. The purpose of the job hazard analysis is to determine potential job problems and hazards and develop a plan to eliminate, avoid, or minimize the problems before they affect the operation, to provide for the use of proper equipment including standard safety apparel, and to identify the materials and devices needed to guard or warn persons of hazards created by the work.
Part I of the job hazard analysis should be completed by someone familiar with the particular job. Generally this would be the first line supervisor. Whoever does the analysis should sign as analyst.
Part II of the job hazard analysis should be completed by the analyst's supervisor. Whoever does the evaluation should sign as evaluator.
The line officer of the unit preparing the job hazard analysis shall sign below the signature of evaluator block. The Forest Supervisor's signature is the approval for the purchase of personal protective equipment. Completed copies of job hazard analysis shall be attached to Project Work Plans.
6717 - PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
1. Promotional material shall be disseminated by the Forest Safety Coordinator.
2. Unit recognition for outstanding safety records must be in accordance with R-8 Safety Award Program.
3. Individual recognition for outstanding safety records shall be based upon years of accident free service. Awards shall be given for 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35+ years.
6719 - TRAINING
1. Safety and Health training shall be provided for:
a. New or seasonal employees.
b. Employees assigned to new jobs.
c. Transferees, Detailers (including Firefighters).
d. Working and first level Supervisors.
e. Motor Vehicle Operators--Specialized training for local conditions, i.e., mountain driving vs. urban driving.
f. Special Equipment Operators, i.e., Chain Saws.
g. Trail Bike Operators. Examiners are same as Road Test Examiners.
2. Provide safety training as part of the supervisory and/or supervisor training required by the Civil Service Commission and document on Form AD-400.
3. Provide thorough instructions at the beginning of all new operations.
4. Include Safety in all functional and training of an operational nature.
5. Use Job Hazard Analysis Guide (6700-7) to determine needed training when projects are planned.
6. Provide employees with orientation regarding their rights and responsibilities for compensation of injuries and occupational illnesses.
7. All employees who work alone, Work Supervisor/ Leaders, and others as deemed necessary shall complete and maintain currency in the Standard American Red Cross or equivalent First Aid course. Advanced First Aid Training may be required at the Line Officer's discretion.
(See Ozark NFs Interim Directive 6700-92-1)
8. A Defensive Driving Course must be attended every fourth year by each permanent full time or WAE employee holding a Government Driver's License. Other employees are encouraged to attend. Spouses of employees may attend sessions at their own expense.
Temporary employees licensed to drive Government Vehicles shall attend sessions if scheduled during the time of their employment. If deemed necessary, sessions may be scheduled for attendance by temporary employees.
9. The Forest Silviculturist is hereby designated Forest Chainsaw Instructor Certifier with responsibility for managing the chainsaw certification program. He is delegated authority to issue and sign the Certification Card, R8-6100-4 for designating Chainsaw Examiners and Chainsaw Operators. He may redelegate the issuing and signing for Chainsaw Operators to Chainsaw Examiners.
6714 - EXHIBIT 1
FOREST STAFF OFFICER AND UNIT SAFETY MEETINGS