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Industrial Hygiene Standards

Hazard Communication Standard - 65.6.1

This Standard has been developed to ensure employees at the City and County of Denver are provided the information needed to work safely with hazardous materials.  This will be  accomplished by departments / agencies creating and maintaining an inventory of all hazardous materials used in the workplace; labeling these materials with appropriate warnings; making safety data sheets (SDS) accessible to all employees; and educating employees in the hazards and the proper precautionary and emergency procedures related to the materials in their workplace.    

Hearing Conservation Standard - 65.6.2

The City and County of Denver has developed the Hearing Conservation Standard to ensure safe practices are designed to protect each employee from exposure to high sound levels while they perform their duties. Although individual susceptibility, personal hobbies, medical conditions, and age affect individual hearing loss, it is a priority of the City to protect employees from occupational exposures.

Personal Protective Equipment Standard - 65.6.3

This Standard has been developed to provide adequate methodology for the proper application, selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment for the protection of the eyes, face, head, feet, hands and arms, torso, respiratory system and hearing for the City and County of Denver employees.

Respiratory Protection Standard - 65.6.4

This Standard has been developed to minimize the risk of occupational related respiratory injury / illness to the employees of the City and County of Denver. It provides guidance to city departments / agencies for applicable compliance with regulations pertaining to respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE). In theory, equipment and work activities shall be engineered, designed and administratively controlled in such a manner that respiratory PPE would not be necessary. However, with the unique nature of tasks and associated hazards faced by employees working within the various city departments, often in remote locations within diverse hazardous or potentially hazardous environments, it is not possible to engineer or administratively control all hazardous atmospheric conditions expected to be encountered.

Ergonomics Standard - 65.6.5

This Standard has been developed to ensure that employees are provided a work environment that is ergonomically correct and minimizes the risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders.  On-the-job injuries and illnesses associated with poor ergonomics can result in both acute and long-term medical conditions that can be debilitating for employees and costly for employers.  As it is the goal of the City & County of Denver to provide a workplace that is free from recognized hazards that could cause injury or illness, this Standard incorporates many of the guidelines established by industrial best practices to address ergonomic concerns.