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4.7 Safety and Security

Assessing and managing risks associated with safety and security.

Critical Work Functions

  • 4.7.1 Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment
    • Takes actions to ensure the safety of self and others, in accordance with established personal and jobsite safety practices
    • Anticipates and prevents work-related injuries and illnesses
    • Complies with federal, state, and local regulations, and company health and safety policies
    • Recognizes common hazards and unsafe conditions that occur at work, their risks, and appropriate controls to address them
    • Follows organizational procedures and protocols for workplace emergencies, including safe evacuation, and emergency response
    • Maintains a sanitary and clutter-free work environment
    • Administers first aid or CPR if trained and summons assistance as needed
    • Properly identifies, handles, and disposes of hazardous materials in accordance with government regulations and health standards
    • Recognizes universal signs and symbols, such as colors, flags, and stakes, to function safely in the workplace
    • Implements security measures to minimize loss and disruption
    • Practices sustainability by using processes that are non-polluting, conserving of energy and natural resources, economically efficient, and safe for workers, communities, and consumers
    • Stays up to date on environmentally-friendly trends in the industry
    • Follows organizational procedures to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency, and reduce the organization's carbon footprint
    • Maintains documentation of compliance with health, safety, security, and environmental management systems
  • 4.7.2 Safeguarding One's Person
    • Uses equipment and tools safely. Completes safety training on pertinent equipment and applies safe operating procedures
    • Uses appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Recognizes how workplace risks can affect one's life and one's family
    • Understands and follows the safety and security rules and procedures particular to employee's mode and occupation
    • Understands the legal rights of workers regarding workplace safety and protection from hazards
    • Reports injuries, incidents, workplace hazards, and safety and security concerns to a supervisor as soon as safely possible
    • Contributes to discussion of safety concerns in the workplace, making suggestions as appropriate
Technical Content Areas

  • 4.7.3 Rules and Regulations
    • Safety, Health, Environmental, and Operational Regulations
    • HAZMAT Regulations
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks
  • 4.7.4 Safety
    • Protective Gear
    • Safety Practices
    • Workplace Hazards
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Investigations and Audits
    • Documentation
  • 4.7.5 Security
    • Continuity of Operations
    • Cybersecurity
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Infrastructure and Physical Security
    • Internal Controls
    • Risk Management
    • Vulnerability Assessment
  • 4.7.6 Environmental
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Green Issues Impacting Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Industry
      • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      • Energy Efficiency
      • Carbon Footprint
      • Fuel-saving Technologies
      • Air/Water Quality