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 Confined Space Entry Standard - 65.5.1

This Standard has been developed to ensure employees are trained to recognize confined space and take the necessary precautions before entering a confined space.   

Lockout/Tagout/Verify Standard - 65.5.2 

The City and County of Denver’s Lockout/Tagout/Verify Standard has been developed to ensure that all equipment is de-energized and physically removed and isolated from external and internal power sources prior to servicing and maintenance activities in which the accidental start-up or the release of energy could cause injury or death.  The primary purpose of this document is to protect personnel from injury or death.  A secondary purpose is to protect equipment from damage.

Electrical Safety Standard - 65.5.3

The purpose of this Standard is to establish safe work practices that are intended to prevent electric shock or other injuries resulting from either direct or indirect electrical contacts when work is performed near or on equipment or circuits which are or may be energized.  Because of the diversity in job assignments throughout the City, employees are at varying levels of potential exposure to energized components of electrical systems. This Standard addresses a variety of potential exposure levels and describes precautionary measures that are to be implemented to minimize risks.

Fall Protection Standard - 65.5.4

This Standard has been developed to establish minimum fall control practices for City and County employees who perform work in areas where they are exposed to heights of six feet or more and at lower heights where potentially hazardous conditions exist.

Contractor Safety Standard - 65.5.5

This Standard is used to ensure contractors at the City and County of Denver have the appropriate programs developed and implemented to work safely at its facilities.  Contracted Services such as custodial, security, vending operators, etc., are considered "low risk activity" and wil follow the minimum requirements identified in the Standard.  The City is also committed to injury/illness prevention to all City employees and to the prevention of property damage or other loss caused by the action or inaction of outside contractors.

Heavy Equipment/Mobile Equipment Safety Standard - 65.5.6

The City and County of Denver recognizes the hazards associated with the operation of heavy equipment/mobile equipment. This Standard has been developed to establish guidelines to eliminate injuries or fatalities related to this type of equipment.

Hoisting and Rigging/Crane Safety Standard - 65.6.7

The City and County of Denver recognizes the hazards associated with the operation of hoisting and regging/crane operations.  This Standard has been developed to establish guidelines to eliminate injuries from those operations.

Machine Guarding Safety Standard - 65.5.8

Lacerations to hands, fractured fingers, amputated fingers and hands are just a few of the more common types of injuries associated with the failure to recognize, heed or protect against machinery and equipment hazards. This Standard has been developed to protect all City and County of Denver employees who may be exposed to hazards while operating equipment and machinery.

Fire Prevention / Loss Control Standard - 65.6.9

This Standard has been developed to promote safety awareness, and is aimed at reducing the risk of fire-related incidents and injuries.  With this in mind we will utilize the resources of the City's property insurance provider to protect City assets.

Flammable and Combustible Safe Use Standard - 65.5.10

This Standard has been developed to minimize the potential for fire and explosion from the storage, handling, and application of flammable gases and liquids.  It is intended to reduce the hazard to a degree consistent with reasonable employee safety, without undue interference with employee convenience and necessity of operations that require the use of flammable and combustable liquids.  Compliance with this standard does not eliminate all hazards in the use of flammable and combustible liquids.

Compressed Gas Safety Standard - 65.5.11

This Standard has been developed to protect all City and County of Denver employees and contractors from the danger of fire or explosion from compressed gases. It is also intended to prevent property damage associated with fire peril.

Hot Work Safety Standard - 65.5.12

Ensuring fire safety in the performance of hot-work (welding, cutting, and brazing) operations during demolition, construction, renovation, or maintenance activities is a critical component of fire prevention.   This Standard is designed to prevent injury and loss of property from fire or explosion as a result of hot work in City and County buildings and activities such as welding, brazing, soldering, heat treating, grinding and other similar application producing a spark, flame or heat.  With this in mind we will utilize the resources of the City's property insurance provider to protect City assets.

Emergency Response Standard - 65.5.13

It is the purpose of this standard to establish the criteria for specified Emergency Response Procedures that are to be maintained by all City and County Departments / Agencies. The National Safety Council recommends that all facilities have a written response procedure for all emergencies which are most likely to occur at the worksite.   Emergencies covered by this Standard include, lightning, fire, tornado, suspicious person/intruder, hazardous materials release, bomb threat, explosion/gunfire, and a person with a weapon.