CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL OF SANTA CLARA AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES
Scope: To provide bilingual health and safety training to hospital housekeepers, laborers, janitors, grocery workers and hotel and restaurant employees.
Product: Training materials manual (for workers for whom English is a second language). Contains easily-understood English/Spanish fact sheets/pamphlets on back safety, chemical awareness, bloodborne pathogens, cumulative trauma disorders, workplace stress and risk mapping.
ATASCADERO STATE HOSPITAL
Scope: To develop an ongoing mechanism of assault investigation with a built-in system of corrective action leading to an effective assault prevention program. To adapt guidelines for management of hazardous materials, accident investigation protocols and codes of safe practices, used in other industrial settings, to create an effective mechanism to identify the habitual violent offenders and to analyze and prevent assault.
Product: Publications entitled "Violence Toward Health Care Workers" and "Inpatient Aggression and Weapon Use in a Forensic Hospital." Hospital-wide presentations reporting results of project studies are available on videotape from Atascadero State Hospital.
CITY OF HEMET
Scope: To train four employees to become American Back School certified back instructors and to have these instructors train all city employees on back safety and health.
Product: Detailed statistical report outlining the successes of the program. Most notable, there was a 58% overall reduction in reported back injuries in 1992, with the greatest improvement coming from the Fire Department with a reduction from 8 injuries in 1991 to 1 injury in 1992. Most of the back injuries in the Fire Department are a result of lifting. City-wide, there was a 62% reduction "Loss of Time" from work as a result of back injuries.
Scope: To develop a training video on Hazcom and Bloodborne pathogens (aimed at workers in nursing homes).
Product: Video as described above.
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING COMPANY
Scope: To develop video segments on (1) personal protective equipment, (2) materials in motion: rigging equipment, )3) confined spaces, (4) sights and sounds of the shipyard, (5) labor/management cooperation and (6) working at elevations.
Product: Video as described above.
INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKERS OF AMERICA
Scope: To develop and publish curricula and written materials, disseminate information through newsletters and other publications and deliver training.
Product: Two publications: "Workers’ Guide to Hazard Communication and the Right to Know" and "A California Woodworker’s Guide to Workplace Safety and Health."
SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION
Scope: To conduct bilingual training for custodians on exposure to asbestos-containing building materials, exposure to hazardous chemicals, equipment and job tasks poorly designed from an ergonomic standpoint; and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Product: Bilingual training materials on the subjects described above.
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS/STATE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL
Scope: To develop employer/employee guides to 8CCR 3202/1509; develop train-the-trainer seminars and prepare toolbox/tailgate information sheets for forepersons and employees.
Product: Safety Walkaround Checklists and Training Sheets are available on the following topics: asbestos-containing materials, backs and lifting, concrete, guardrails and other fall protection, housekeeping, ladders, lead, noise, paints and solvents, respiratory protection, scaffolds, trenches and excavations, tying off and safety nets, vehicle safety.
El CAMINO HOSPITAL
Scope: To develop an educational program to train supervisors and employees in work practices and other strategies to decrease repetitive stress injuries.
Product: A train-the-trainer manual and a self-paced module on fitness at the keyboard.
CITY OF SACRAMENTO PARKING ADMINISTRATION
Scope: To determine whether a tool change or a physical activity method change is required for marking tires of parked cars so as to reduce the incidence of RSIs; to evaluate alternatives such as new operational procedures, options other than physically marking vehicles or developing an alternative to the tool currently in use.
Product: A report entitled, "Alternatives to Marking Parked Vehicles; The Prevention of Repetitive Strain Injuries Among Parking Enforcement Officers," and a 7-minute video of preventative stretching exercises designed for parking enforcement officers.
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, COUNTY OF SONOMA
Scope: To develop ongoing programs in Body Mechanics and Back Safety and Ergonomics in Video Display Terminals. Training will be provided to all employees in selected departments and employees selected by the Department Managers will be trained to train other employees.
Product: No "product" developed as a result of project. Training only.