Reducing the burden that newly-enacted or expanded laws and regulations place upon foundries is the primary goal of many of the NFFS programs and services for metalcasters. The following written safety and health program templates can be used by NFFS members to help simplify compliance with many of the most common programs required within our industry. These documents must be EDITED by your firm prior to implementation to customize them to your own facility.
Contact the NFFS office if you have questions about these templates programs.
Template Programs Available
Asbestos Program - A program for those who do NOT use asbestos in the manufacturing process but may have this mineral in the materials used in the building (such as the floors and ceilings).
Bloodborne Pathogens - A program developed by an OSHA area office for those companies that do NOT have persons on staff as primary health care providers. This program covers employees who provide first aid or assistance as a collateral (not primary) part of their jobs. The full test of the OSHA standard is included.
Cadmium Program - A written compliance program for foundries.
Confined Space and Permit-Required Confined Space Program - A program to help foundries manage their confined spaces and their permit-required confined spaces.
Electrical Safety Program - A written electrical safety program for foundries.
Emergency Action Program - A program for the emergency response to fires, floods or other situations that require evacuation of the facility.
Hazard Communication Program - A full program to document the hazard communication program in the foundry. It includes the written program, instructions for outside contractors, the hazard communication standard, the medical access standard and the air contaminants standard.
Hearing Conservation Program - A full program to document the hearing conservation program in the foundry. It includes the written program and the OSHA occupational noise exposure standard.
Lead Program - A full program that includes an example of the 'facility description' section that describes how lead enters the plant, how employees are exposed, control methods and compliance programs. It is for all facilities including separate sections for large and small foundries, and includes the full text of the OSHA lead standard including appendicies.
Lockout/Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy) - A program developed by an OSHA area office to meet the lockout/tagout standard. It includes the written program and checklists for equipment and evaluation of the program. The full text of the OSHA standard is also included.
Medical Access Program - A brief program outlining the standard and a notice for posting. The full text of the OSHA standard is also included.
Personal Protective Equipment Program - A written personal protective equipment program. All of the PPE standards (except respiratory protection which has its own program) and forms which can be used to evaluate the facility and certify compliance. Sample forms for specific foundry jobs can be found at the end of this program. This document is for guideance only, actual PPE requriements will vary from facility to facility depending on the scope and magnitude of the hazards encountered in each facility.
Respiratory Protection Program - A full program to document the respiratory protection program in the foundry. This includes sections on who must be included, types of respirators, proper secletion, maintenance, fit testing, medical evaluation and recordkeeping. Sample forms are provided to document compliance. The standard is included as an appendix.