This jobsite will conduct all operations so that injuries to people, damage to property and/or the environment will be avoided. Every effort will be made to prevent accidents. Our objective is to provide a clean, safe and healthy working environment for all employees. It is our intention to comply with all safety and health standards that are enforced by local, state or federal authorities.
Management will provide engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment and training to abate hazards and to prevent injury and illness. We have developed policies, rules and procedures which will contribute to your safety and that of your coworkers.
We expect all employees to work according to good safety practices as posted, instructed, and discussed, and to be safe employees off the job as well as on.
Each employee will contribute to the safety program by following the Rules of Safe Conduct, bringing unsafe conditions to the attention of management, and recommending actions to improve the effectiveness of our program.
Supervisors shall insist that employees observe and obey every rule, regulation and order necessary to the safe conduct of the work, and shall take such action necessary to obtain compliance.
The Safety Coordinator will ensure the implementation and enforcement of the policies and procedures established by this safety program as well as the requirements set forth by federal, state and local regulations.
The Safety Coordinator will also ensure that the following actions are implemented:
Review of the conditions of the jobsite in relation to the safety program and establish procedures for a site specific plan as needed to address unusual hazards;
Communication of company policies and procedures with the host employer and/or other contractors on site to coordinate safety activities (ex. - availability of fire extinguishers, emergency response procedures, MSDS exchange, etc.);
Designation of a competent person for this jobsite. That employee will have the knowledge to recognize hazards and the authority to take appropriate action;
Periodic review the safety program as a whole and the revision procedures as needed to address changing regulations or conditions;
Maintenance of all records associated with the safety program and insure that all posted notices are sent to the jobsites;
Comprehensive accident and incident investigations and corresponding reports
* All employees are required to work safely in accordance with state federal local regulations as well as the rules established by the company.
* All employees are required to notify their supervisor immediately of any unsafe acts or conditions observed on a jobsite.
* All employees are required to periodically review the safety program and make recommendations to the Safety Coordinator regarding hazards which may need to be addressed.
C. SAFETY RULES
All company safety policies and procedures must be followed.
Anyone known to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs shall not be allowed on the job. Persons with symptoms of alcohol and/or drug abuse are encouraged to discuss personal or work-related problems with the supervisor/employer.
No one knowingly shall be permitted or required to work while his or her ability or alertness is impaired by fatigue, illness, or other causes that might expose the individual or others to injury.
Horseplay, scuffling and other acts which tend to endanger the safety or well being of employees are prohibited. Fighting or instigating fights will not be tolerated.
Crowding or pushing when boarding or leaving a vehicle or other conveyance shall be prohibited.
All injuries shall be reported promptly to the supervisor/employer so that arrangements can be made for medical and/or first-aid treatment.
Work shall be well planned and supervised to prevent injuries when working with equipment and handling heavy materials. When lifting heavy objects, employees should bend their knees and use the muscles of the leg instead of the smaller muscles of the back.
Employees should be alert to see that all guards and other protective devices are in place, and properly adjusted, and shall report deficiencies to management. Approved protective equipment shall be worn in specified work areas.
Employees shall not handle or tamper with any electrical equipment, machinery or air or water lines in a manner not within the scope of their duties unless they have received instructions from their supervisor/employer. Only trained and authorized employees shall operate machinery, equipment, tools or company vehicles.
All tools and equipment must be inspected before and after each use. NEVER use damaged equipment. Destroy or tag defective tools and equipment out of service.
Observe all warning signs and tags.
Any damage to ladders, scaffolds or other supporting structures shall be reported immediately to the foreman or supervisor. Work is to be arranged so that employees are able to face the ladder and use both hands when climbing.
All power tools and sources of ignition that may be present
Before working with solvent materials with a low flashpoint shall be turned off or disconnected.
Machinery shall not be repaired or adjusted while in operation.
Follow lockout/tag out procedures as required.
Do not throw material, tools, or other objects from heights (whether structures or buildings) until proper precautions are taken to protect others from the hazard of the falling object.
Employees shall cleanse thoroughly after handling hazardous substances, and follow special instructions from authorized sources.
Gasoline and such solvents shall not be used for cleaning purposes. Smoking is prohibited when working with any flammable substance.
Sturdy work shoes, preferably high top leather with nonskid soles, are recommended. Inappropriate footwear, or shoes with thin or badly worn soles shall not be worn.
Long-legged pants must be worn. Also, hats and gloves must be worn when necessary. Loose or frayed clothing, dangling ties, finger rings, etc. must NOT be worn around moving machinery or other places where they can get caught.
Hard hats, cut resistant gloves, and safety glasses must be worn at all times, unless your supervisor has specifically told you that no flying or falling object hazard exists.
In addition to the rules established here, employees are expected to follow all safety instructions as provided in training.
Each company employee has the responsibility to immediately report all work-related accidents, incidents (near miss accidents) or illnesses to his/her supervisor.
Unsafe acts and conditions observed by any employee immediately should be brought to the attention of his/her supervisor.
Supervisory personnel are required to document all accidents, incidents, illnesses, unsafe acts and unsafe conditions reported by employees and submit a report to management as soon as possible.
Supervisory personnel are required to take the appropriate corrective action that can be taken immediately which will ensure the prevention of future accidents and/or incidents.
The Safety Coordinator will perform a thorough investigation of the incident or accident and recommend corrective action to be taken.
The Safety Coordinator will ensure the maintenance of all records related to the safety program including MSDSs, Accident and Incident Reports, and the OSHA 300 Log and Summary.
The Safety Coordinator will ensure accidents are entered on the OSHA 300 within 6 days of knowledge of the accident and where applicable jobsite logs appropriately updated.
Medical records (i.e. the respirator physical) will be kept with the physician administering the service.
The Safety Coordinator will track the location of specific files and where applicable maintain copies in within the company files.
Requests for records should be submitted to the Office Manager and Safety Coordinator.
No employee will be allowed to perform a job or task unless they have received training on the hazards present and the precautions necessary to perform the job safely. The Safety Coordinator will schedule the following training in order to provide training needed.
Each employee will participate in a safety orientation training session. Topics addressed will include Hazard Communication, Respirator Training (as needed), General Safety and the Company Safety Program.
Hazard Specific Training
Before beginning a new task a review of the hazards will be conducted by the Safety Coordinator. If it is determined that employees will face hazards they have not previously received training, a training session will be conducted by the Safety Coordinator or a vendor to insure employees can work safely.
Weekly Toolbox/Safety Meetings
The Safety Coordinator will ensure that weekly Toolbox/Safety meetings are conducted.
G. SAFETY INSPECTIONS
Each employee will perform a safety check of their area of the jobsite before work and check all equipment and personal protective equipment before each use.
The supervisor and/or the safety coordinator will perform periodic inspections in which a report will be completed using the appropriate inspection checklists.
Where activities on the jobsite require employees to be present every day for a week or more the inspection will be performed weekly. Where daily jobsite activity is intermittent, a monthly inspection shall be performed.
H. MULTI-EMPLOYER WORKSITE POLICY
The Safety Coordinator will review all safety procedures with the hosts and/or prime contractor before the job. Specific written policies and procedures sections of the Company Safety Manual should be referenced for basic procedures (ex. Hazard Communication- MSDSs, Emergency Response - fire extinguishers, etc.).
No visitors will be allowed on site unless they have received permission from the host or prime contractor and a designated company representative has received a briefing on appropriate safety precautions and complete all necessary paperwork.
J. DISCIPLINARY POLICY AND SAFETY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
This company strives to create a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. To achieve this objective will require the cooperation of everyone. Supervisors must enforce all company safety policies and procedures.
In the event that any employee deliberately fails to follow the prescribed safe work procedure or deliberately fails to use the prescribed safety equipment disciplinary action may be initiated.
Incidents which involve imminent danger or in the opinion of the Supervisor or Safety Coordinator show a complete disregard for safety shall be immediately referred to management for appropriate action.
FIRST VIOLATION - Verbal Warning
Employee may respond, but is not required. Notification to be inserted in personnel file
SECOND VIOLATION - Verbal Warning
A conference will be held with the employee and the employee response noted. Notification to be inserted in personnel file)
THIRD VIOLATION - Written Warning
Copy inserted in personnel file. Employee must respond in writing to the violation.
FOURTH VIOLATION - Written Warning
Copy inserted in personnel file. A conference will be held with the Safety Coordinator. Employee must respond in writing to the violation.
ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS - Management Review
A review will be conducted by management. Employees may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension without pay to dismissal.
Safety Incentive Program
This company will implement a Safety Incentive Program. The program is designed to recognize those employees who contribute through the safe performance of their assigned tasks and promote our Company Safety Program.
Each quarter the names of all employees will be placed on a sheet of paper and placed in a container for random selection. The employee whose name is selected will receive an award to be determined by the Safety Coordinator.
The following conditions will disqualify you from the award:
- A lost time accident
- A missed safety meeting or training session
- A Disciplinary Notice of a Safety Infraction
K. SAFETY COMMITTEE ACTION PLAN
Goal of the Safety Committee
This organization has established a joint employee-management safety committee to protect the safety and health of its employees.
Objectives of the Safety Committee
The Safety Committee will maintain employee interest in operating a safe workplace communicate information regarding safety to employees perform an ongoing evaluation of the safety program assist the Safety Coordinator in establishing safety rules.
Organization of the Safety Committee
The Safety Coordinator shall act as Chairman for the Safety Committee. The Safety Committee is comprised of participants who have taken an interest in safety. The Committee consists of both employees and management.
Safety Committee Procedures
The safety committee will meet once a month to review injury data, inspection forms and employee safety complaints, determine areas of concern and recommend a course of action.
An agenda will be established for each meeting. The Safety Coordinator will review the results of the meeting with management, and take appropriate actions.
The minutes of the meeting will be posted or communicated to employees at monthly safety talks. The safety committee will post an annual invitation for new members.
An election will be held when the desire to participate exceeds the openings available. Management may intercede when requests include members who already have served on the committee. Preference will be given to employees who previously have not served.
Hobbs & Company, Inc. | P.O. Box 2140 | Boothwyn, PA 19061 | P: (610) 485-4701 | F: (610) 485-2620