Assess and inspect equipment, controls and environment.
- Personal safety
- Back injury, overexertion strain, death
- Slip, trip, fall
- Exposure to dust and particulate
- Proper personnel Protective equipment to be worn where applicable.
- Using ergonomic lifting considerations while lifting, bending twisting and while removing any chute blockages.
- Safely ensure footing and body position for awareness of slip, trip or fall.
- Avoid spillage when disposing of waste, Also see any equipment manuals or labeling per Occupational Health and Safety and Caretaking manual.
- Do not enter or reach inside of the trash compactor at any time.
Assign appropriate staff.
Overexertion strain injuries.
Lead Supervisor should organize crew to job requirements re-instruct staff as required as to safe ergonomic operation.
Removal of large debris, articles, broken glass when chutes are plugged.
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Repetitive strain, back injury
- Lacerations, abrasions, exposure, etc.
- Avoid heavy lifting by ensuring garbage cans are of safe weight to be removed. Lift safely away from body with extended arms to avoid contact with sharp objects.
- Slip, trip, fall.
- Staff to watch proper footing. Observe pedestrian traffic around them with caution to work environment and awareness for slip and trip hazards (ie. Cord locations, furniture, drawers, obstructions).
- Follow appropriate directions for potential exposure to particulate, which will require eye protection and mask. Use bin transportation device (ie. cart/caddy) as required and according to instructions.
Escalate operational issues to trades as required.