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SAFETY PROCEDURES

SAFETY PROCEDURES

General Procedures

  1. All accidents, injuries and near misses must be reported to your supervisor, immediately.
  2. Immediately correct, or report any unsafe acts or conditions to your Supervisor, and warn any employees who may become involved.
  3. If you have any doubt regarding the safety of a job procedure, consult with your immediate supervisor before proceeding with the task.
  4. If an item of protective equipment is required by the job-site, or for the job you are doing, (i.e. hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, gloves, respirator, fall protection, lifejackets) consider the use of that equipment as a condition of employment.  The minimum clothing and personal protective equipment that is required is:
  • Steel-toed safety footwear with above the ankle support (CSA approved),
  • Hi-visibility vest (WCB approved),
  • Short-sleeved shirt, long pants.
  1. Inspect tools and equipment daily, ensure all guards and safety devices are in place and functional.  Misuse or wilful damage of company tools and equipment is strictly prohibited.
  2. Maintain good housekeeping in the workplace.  Do not allow materials to gather on floors, platforms, ramps, stairs or walkways as to become a tripping hazard.
  3. Hazardous materials must be identified, stored and handled in accordance with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) regulations.
  4. Never work alone in isolated areas unless arrangements have been made for periodic checks with another person.
  5. Underground utilities must be located with the use of utility maps and hand-digging procedures, prior to digging mechanically.
  6. Entry into excavations greater than 4 ft. deep is strictly prohibited, unless it is sloped or shored.
  7. The use of alcoholic beverages and drugs (including prescription or over the counter medications which may cause impairment) is strictly forbidden on the country. No person shall enter a job site while his or her ability to work is impaired.
  8. Smoking in non-smoking areas (offices, plant offices, shops, vehicles, flammable areas) is strictly forbidden.
  9. No worker shall ride on the outside of equipment unless the vehicle has been designed or modified for this purpose. All workers are to ride in the cabs of vehicles.
  10. Seatbelts must be worn when operating ROPS equipped machinery, and company vehicles.
  11. Never do maintenance or work under, on, or around a piece of running equipment.  Shut it off and lock it out until your work is completed.
  12. No worker shall operate damaged tools, equipment or machinery.
  13. No worker shall operate or use any equipment in a manner that endangers themselves or other workers. Only persons properly trained and authorized by their Supervisor shall operate any equipment or machinery.