Safety Moment #49: Safety Manual: Table of Contents

Safety Manual Table of Contents

This Safety Moment provides a generic Table of Contents for a Safety Manual. The material provided here is extracted from the ebooks 52 Process Safety Moments and Occupational Safety, and from the 2nd edition of the book Plant Design and Operations.
 


Many companies develop a Safety Manual as a means of organizing operations and maintenance work. Naturally, the details of what is in the Manual and how it is structured will vary depending on the type of process that is being operated and on local conditions. However, the outline provided here can be used as a generic starting point.

  1. Introduction
  2. Safety Policy and Philosophy
    1. Regulatory Inspections / Litigation
    2. Safety Meetings
    3. Training/Recordkeeping
    4. Process Unit Entry/Exit Procedures
    5. Smoking Policy
    6. Personnel Working Alone
    7. Bulletin Boards
    8. Housekeeping
    9. Safety Signs and Color Coding
    10. Machinery Guarding
  3. Employee Exposure and Medical Records
    1. Notification
    2. Record Keeping
    3. Medical Examinations
    4. Access
  4. Incident Reporting and Investigation
    1. General
    2. Near Miss Incident Reporting
    3. Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  5. Hazardous Materials
    1. Chemical Inventory List
    2. Material Safety Data Sheets Management
    3. Labels
    4. Contractor Notification
    5. Recordkeeping
    6. Hazard Communication Program
    7. HAZWOPER
    8. Combustible and Flammable Liquid Storage and Handling
    9. On-Line Blending
    10. Asbestos
    11. Benzene
    12. Hydrogen Sulfide
    13. H2S Detection Equipment
    14. Sulfur Dioxide
    15. Ammonia
    16. Hydrofluoric Acid
    17. Sulfuric Acid     
    18. Caustic Soda (NaOH) 
    19. Caustic Potash (KOH)
    20. Chlorine
    21. Hexavalent Chromium
    22. . . .
  6. Environmental
    1. Solid Waste Handling
    2. Spill Prevention Plan
    3. Screwed Pipe
    4. Sewers and Drains
  7. Electrical
    1. Area Classification
    2. Equipment Grounding
    3. Ground Fault Interrupters
    4. Electrical Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission
    5. Overhead Lines
    6. Climbing Electrical Line Poles
    7. Working on Switchgear
    8. Stray Electric Currents
  8. Authorization to Work

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