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Define the term ORM

ORM is a decision making tool used by people at all levels to increase operational effectiveness


What is the concept of ORM

Increases our ability to make informed decisions by providing the best baseline of knowledge and experience available.

It minimizes risk to acceptable levels, commensurate with mission accomplishment.


What is a Hazard?

A condition with the potential to cause personal injury or death, property damage or mission degradation.


What is a Risk?

An expression of possible loss in terms of severity and probability.


What is a Risk Assessment?

The process of detecting hazards and assessing associated risks.


What's the five step process of ORM?

I- Identify Hazards
A- Asses Hazards
M- Make Risk Decisions
I- Implement Controls
S- Supervise


What are the four principles of ORM?

Accept risk when benefits outweigh the cost
Accept no unnecessary risk
Anticipate and manage risk by planning
Make risk decisions at the right level


PPE for the Head

Safety helmet which protect against impact, penetration and electric shock.


PPE for Hearing

Hearing protection should be worn when noise levels are greater than 84 dBA(8 hour TWA) sound level and 140dBA peak sound pressure.


When should double hearing protection be worn and what does it consist of?

It should be worn in all areas where noise levels exceed 104dBA (8 hour TWA). It consists of insert type and circumaural hearing protection.


PPE Foot Protection

Foot-hazardous operations are those which have a high incidence of, or a potential for foot and or toe injuries.


What operations require foot protection?

Construction Material Handling
Aircraft Maintenance


PPE for Eyes

PPE for eyes shall be provided at the governments expense. Workers, supervisors, or visitors shall wear eye protection when entering an eye-hazardous area or hazard radius.


Define Hazardous Material

Any material that, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical or chemical characteristics, may pose a substantial hazard to human health or the environment when incorrectly used, purposefully released, or accidentally spilled.


Define Hazardous Waste

A discarded material (liquid, solid, or gas) which meets the definition of HM and/or is designated as a hazardous waste by the EPA or state authority.


What is the purpose and information contained in the MSDS

Are technical bulletins containing information about materials, such as composition, chemical, and physical characteristics, health and safety hazards, and precautions, for safe handling and use.