3. Safe Procedures Objectives

Following completion of this chapter, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of collection system hazards and a commitment to accomplish every task in a safe manner.
  2. Inspect safety features of and safely operate vehicles and equipment.
  3. Safely perform tasks at various work sites, prevent electrical and fire hazards, and avoid excessive noise hazards.
  4. Work safely in streets using temporary traffic control (TTC) zone devices properly while protecting road users and pedestrians from work areas in streets and sidewalks.
  5. Identify and reduce confined space hazards by using the appropriate equipment, including atmospheric test/alarm instruments, and procedures when working in or around such areas.
  6. Interpret and comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and worker Right-To-Know laws.
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