SAFETY POLICY

 

            When Portland Coatings, Inc. employs a person he or she has a right to expect a proper place in which to work and proper machines and tools with which to do the job; so that energy will be devoted to work without fear of possible harm to life or health.  Only under such circumstances can the relationship between employer and employee be mutually advantageous.  It is our desire to provide safe equipment with the elimination of needless suffering a primary concern.

 

            Safe workmanship, in the part of ALL, must be part of our operations.

 

            When you have a suggestion on how to reduce injuries or waste, tell your supervisor.

 

            The success of our safety program depends solely on the cooperation, enthusiasm, and effort we all put in to it.  No job is so important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.

 

 

 

 

 

Terezia J. Nyland

President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESPOSIBILITY OF SUPERVISORS

 

            Supervisors have the primary responsibility for our safety program and, as representatives of management, are delegated responsibility for carrying out certain objectives as follows:

 

  1. Set the proper safety example.
  2. Assume responsibility for employee safety.
  3. Be responsible for a safe work place.  Including but not limited to: personal protective equipment (PPE), storage of materials, lighting, ventilation, tools, and equipment.
  4. Enforce safety rules.
  5. Counsel and train employees in safe work practices.
  6.  Conduct frequent safety inspections.
  7. Investigate and properly report all accidents, in detail.
  8. See that injured employees receive prompt medical attention.
  9. Contribute ideas to management.
  10. Report all injuries to the office immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY OF EMPLOYEES

 

 

            The active interest and cooperation of each employee is vital to the success of our safety program.  Therefore, safety is the responsibility of each individual.

 

            Every employee will assume the following duties and responsibilities for safety:

1.                  Observe all safety rules and procedures,

 

2.                  Report unsafe conditions and practices to the supervisor as soon as possible.

 

3.                  Conduct work activities in a manner that will not endanger other people.

 

4.                  Set an example for new employees.

 

5.                  Undertake only those jobs you are authorized to do and that you understand.

 

6.                  Make safety suggestions.

 

7.                  Report all injuries to your jobsite supervisor immediately.  Failure to do so may delay your benefits.

 

8.                  Attend regularly scheduled safety meetings as well as special training classes upon notice.

 

9.                  Journeyman shall maintain a current first aid certification.

 

10.             Report all injuries to the office immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY COMMITTEE

 

 

Safety Supervisor – Chairman                                            Terezia Nyland

Supervisor                                                                             Terezia Nyland

Foremen                                                                                Harold Mitchell

 

 

CHAIRMAN

 

Duties:

 

Arrange for a meeting place.

Notify members of meetings.

Arrange Program.

Make time schedule for meetings.

Review previous minutes and materials for meetings.

 

 

SECRETARY

 

Duties:

 

Prepare minutes for meetings.

Report status of recommendations.

 

 

MEMBERS

 

Duties:

 

Report unsafe conditions.

Contribute ideas and suggestions for improvement of work safety.

Influence others to work safely.

Attend all safety meetings.

Report all accidents or near accidents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING GUIDELINES

 

 

            The meeting of the safety committee will be held on the last Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm.

 

The order of business for a safety committee meeting is:

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER.  Meetings should be called to order promptly.

 

  1. ROLL CALL.  Names of persons present should be recorded.  Members who cannot attend should notify the secretary with reasons for absence and should be noted in the minutes.

 

  1. INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS.  Name, title, and company.

 

  1. MINUTES.  Minutes of the previous meeting should be read or waived, and corrections made.

 

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.  When definite decisions have not been made, they should be brought up for reconsideration.

 

  1. REVIEW OF ACCIDENTS.  Accident causes and preventative measures should be discussed in order to prevent reoccurrence of similar incidents.

 

  1. SAFETY EDUCATION.  The safety committee chairman or secretary should obtain speakers, if desired, and prepare agenda.  Subjects should be recorded in the minutes.

 

  1. REVIEW JOB SITE INSPECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.  An inspection of the job sites should be occasionally reviewed, and recorded.  This should include record of the inspection, the area covered, any unsafe work conditions and work practices, also any recommendations made.  Action should be taken on recommendations and reported to the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONTHLY SAFETY FEATURE

 

 

            One aid to a successful program is to spotlight a monthly safety feature.  The safety committee, management, and supervisors should discuss inspection and safety awareness materials.

 

            Industry safety programs, current company accident reports, or other activities may suggest subjects to be featured.

 

            The following are suggested topics for a 12 – month period:

 

            January                    Housekeeping

 

            February                   Floors, aisles, and walking surfaces

 

            March                       Machine hazards and guarding

 

            April                          Eye and face protection

 

            May                          Stairs and ramps

 

            June                         Electrical hazards

 

          July                           Open

 

          August                      Material handling and proper lifting

                                            Techniques

 

            September               Chemicals

 

            October                    Fire prevention

 

            November                Hazards of driving and vehicle safety

 

            December                Personal protective equipment

 

SPECIAL SAFETY ITEMS

 

            Occasionally, a specific topic is to be featured.  The showing of a safety film or slide program, an outside speaker, or a special demonstration will give the program a “shot in the arm” and stimulate interest.

 

 

 

 

SUPERVISOR’S ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

LOSS SOURCE IDENTIFICATION

 

 

 

            Date and time of accident:

            Report to supervisor of first aid delayed? Yes___ No___ If yes,

            Why:

 

 

            Injured person:

            Occupation:                                                             Age:

            Job name/number: Length of employment:

 

            Nature / extent of injuries or property damage:

 

 

 

            Exact location where accident occurred:

 

 

            Type of accident:  (See the following page)

 

 

Was employee doing something other than required duties at the time of accident?                    If so, what and why?

 

 

Description of accident: (Detail what employee was doing, how they were doing it, and what physical objects, tools, machines, structures, 

Or equipment where involved)

 

 

 

See accident cause on the following page

 

What should be done and by whom to prevent recurrence of this type

Of accident:

 

 

 

What action are you taking to see that this is done?

 

 

 

Supervisor’s Signature _____________________ Date: __________

TYPE OF ACCIDENT

 

 

INJURY                                                   PROPERTY DAMAGE

 

1.                  Fall from elevation                             1.  Fire or explosion

2.                  Fall same level                                   2. Collapse

3.                  Struck by                                            3.   Rupture of bursting

4.                  Overexertion                                      4.   Collision or overturn

Push, pull                                           5.               Other (describe)

Lift, lower

Carry, hold

5.                  Electrical contract

6.                  Fumes,

7.                   

8.                  Dust, gas, caustics, etc.

9.                  Motor vehicle

10.             Other (describe)

 

 

ACCIDENT CAUSE ANALYSIS

 

            ENVIROMENTAL                                         PERSONAL

 

1. INDAQUATE SAFEGUARDS                                         1. BODILY CONDITIONS

     Lack of handling or safety devices; Overweight, emotional upset, fatigue,

     Unsafe design, unguarded machinery                                                      intoxication, illness, age, poor eyesight,

                                                                                                                       Lack of strength, other physical handicaps, etc.

 

2. IMPROPER, DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT                        2. LACK OF SKILL OR KNOWLEDGE

     Poorly maintained equipment; worn, cracked, Improperly trained, inexperienced, uniformed,

     Broken, rough, slippery agencies                                                            unaware, etc.

 

 

3. HAZARDS OF LOCATION                                               3. ADEQUATE SKILL OR

    Poor layout: congestion, insufficient                                                KNOWLEDGE BUT FAILUR IN

    Space for storage; poor lighting, etc.                                               EXECUTION

                                                                                                 Chance taking; unauthorized or unnecessary

                                                                                                 Use of equipment o tools; failure to use or

                                                                                                 Deliberately making safety or control devices

                                                                                                 Ineffective; failure to do what should have

                                                                                                 Been done in the particular situation.

 

4. POOR HOUSKEEPING                                                   4. IMPROPER APPAREL

     Improper piling or placing, closet, Rundown shoes; lack of personal protective

     Spillage or breakage.                                                                                 Equipment; loose sleeves; torn clothing

 

5. NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED                                    5. NOT OTHERWISE CLASSIFIED                                            

 

 

 

 

 

           

WORKER:                                                                     DATE OF INJURY:

 

            ADDRESS:                                                                   TIME OF INJURY:

 

                                                                                                DATE OF HIRE:

 

            TELEPHONE#: (    )                                           SOCAIL SECURITY #:

POSITION:                                                           JOB NAME / #

ACCIDENT NATURE AND DESCRIPTION:

 

 

 

 

            NAME OF WITNESS:

            FIRST AID & TO WORK  ( ) SENT HOME ( ) SENT TO PHYSICIAN ( )

            NAME AND ADDRESS OF PHYSICIAN:

 

            LAST DATE WORKED:                     ANTICIPATED DATE OF RETURN:

            WAS INJURY CAUSED BY UNSAFE ACT OF CONDITION?

            EXPLAIN:

 

 

            WHAT COULD BE DONE TO CORRECT THIS?

 

 

            PREVIOUS INJURIES OR ILLNESSES:

 

           

WHAT EFFECT MIGHT THES HAVE ON THIS INJURY?

 

           

EMPLOYEE’S SIGNATURE: _______________________.

 

 

DATE ACCIDENT REPORTED:                                     TO WHOM:

SUPERVISOR’S ACCIDENT DESCRIPTION:

 

 

 

DO YOU QUESTION VALIDITY OF ACCIDENT?

 

WAS INCIDENT REVIEWED WITH WORKER?

 

HAVE WRITTEN STATEMENTS BEEN TAKEN FROM WITNESSES?

DO YOU EXPECT EXTENDED DISABILITY?

 

WORKER’S RATE OF PAY: $               PER            AVERAGE HOURS PER WEEK?

WILL WORKER RECEIVE PAY WHILE OFF WORK:

 

SUPERVISOR’S SIGNATURE: ___________________________  DATE:

 

REVIEWED BY: (name & title)                                                          DATE:

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY MEMO

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation in making our company a more productive and safe place to work.

 

List any unsafe act of condition that exists that you know about.  Submit and discuss this with your foreman or supervisor for following up, corrective action.

 

 

UNSAFE ACT:

 

 

 

 

UNSAFE CONDITION:

 

 

 

 

HAZARD LOCATION:

 

 

 

 

DESCRIBE HAZARD:

 

 

 

 

ACTION TAKEN:

 

 

 

 

SUPERVISOR’S COMMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE NAME:                                                                     DATE:

JOB NAME / #:                                                                  SUPERVISOR:

SUPERVISOR’S SIGNATURE: ____________________           DATE:

 

 

HAZARD / WORK PRACTICES SURVEY

 

 

CONSDUCTED BY ____________________________ DATE_____________

JOB NAME & # ________________________

                                                                                  CONDITION DATE

                                                                            *   S         U        CORRECTION

 

     1.   FIRE PROTECTION                                 

 

Extinguishing equipment                          _____      ___     ____________

Signs                                                        _____      ___     ____________

Flammable storage and disposal             _____      ___     ____________

Exits / not an exit marked                         _____      ___     ____________

 

     2.   HOUSKEEPING

         

           Aisles, stairs, work areas and

           Storerooms                                              _____       ___     ____________

           Restrooms and locker rooms                   _____       ___     ____________

           Disposal of waste                                     _____       ___     ____________

           Yards and parking lots

 

3.  TOOLS

 

Power tools, conditions                            _____       ___      ____________

Hand tools, conditions                              _____       ___      ____________

Storage                                                     _____       ___      ____________

   

  1. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

 

Hard hats                                                  _____        ___     ____________

Goggles or face shields                            _____        ___     ____________

Safety shoes                                             _____        ___     ___________

Gloves / arm protectors                            _____         ___    ____________

Respirators or masks                               _____          ___    ___________

Protective clothing                                    _____         ___     ___________

 

 

  1. MATERIAL HANDLING EQUITMENT

 

Power trucks, hand trucks                        _____          ___    ___________

Elevators                                                  _____          ___     ___________

Crane and hoists                                      _____          ___     ___________

Conveyors                                                _____          ___     ___________

Cables, ropes, sling, and chains              _____           ___     __________ 

HAZARD / WORK PRACTICES SURVEY

Cont ‘d

 

CONDUCTED BY___________________________ DATE____________

JOB NAME & # __________________________

                                                                              CONDITION DATE

                                                                            S      U       CORRECTED

 

 

     6. MACHINERY

 

Nip point guards, belts, pulleys,                       ___     ___      ___________

gears and shafts

Maintenance                                                    ___     ___      ___________

 

     7.  UNSAFE PRACTICES

  

     Excessive speed                                              ___    ____    ____________

     Improper lifting                                                 ___    ____    ____________

     Smoking                                                           ___    ____    ____________

     Horseplay                                                         ___    ____    ___________

     Running                                                           ____   ____    ___________

     Improper use if air hoses                                  ___    ____    ___________

     Work unguarded or moving                              ___    ____    ___________

     Machinery                                                         ___    ____    ___________

 

  1. FIRST AID

 

First aid kits                                                      ___    ____    ___________

Stretchers                                                         ___    ____    ___________

Emergency showers / eyewash

Stations                                                             ___    ____    ___________

Blankets                                                            ___    ____    ___________

 

  1. Miscellaneous

 

     Acids or caustics                                               ___   ____   ___________

     New processes, chemicals or

     Solvents                                                            ___    ____  ____________                                      

     Dust, vapors, or fumes                                      ___    ____  ____________

     Ladders or scaffolds                                          ___   ____  ____________

     Adequate lighting                                               ____  ____  ____________

     Proper ventilation                                               ____  ____  ____________

 

 

HAZARD / WORK PRACTICES SURVEY

Cont’d

 

CONDUCTED BY __________________________ DATE________________

JOB NAME & # ___________________________

                                                                     CONDITION DATE   

                                                                    S          U        CORRECTED

 

  1. BUILDING CONDITIONS

 

Floors and floor loads                                ___       ___      _____________

Walls                                                          ___       ___      _____________

Ceilings                                                      ___       ___      _____________

Exits                                                           ___       ___      _____________

Stairs, walkways and ramps                      ___       ___      _____________

Platforms                                                    ___      ___       _____________

Driveways                                                  ___       ___       _____________

 

     11. LADDERS

 

Rungs and rails                                          ___       ___       ____________

Cages, if fixed type ladder                         ___       ___       _____________

Safety feet                                                  ___      ___        ____________

Proper storage                                            ___      ___       ____________

Marked for identification                             ___       ___       ____________

 

12. ELECTRICITY

 

Switches, breakers and fuses                    ___        ___      ____________

Boxes 3 ft. clear area                                 ___        ___      ____________

Insulation                                                    ___        ___      ____________

           Extension cords                                         ___         ___      ____________

Tools                                                          ___         ___      ____________

Motors                                                        ___         ___      ____________

Grounding                                                  ___         ___      ____________

Explosion – proof equipment                     ___         ___       ____________

High voltages                                             ___         ___       ___________

  

     Systematic surveys are the basic tool for maintaining safe conditions and

Checking for unsafe practices.  Checklists such as this one are to help find

Hazards before they cause accidents.

 

 

SAFETY RULES

 

1.      Practical jokes or horseplay are forbidden.  These acts cause accidents.

 

2.   Report unsafe conditions or work habits to your supervisor.

 

3.       Report all injuries to the office immediately!

 

4.      Employees are responsible for their own safety.  DO YOUR PART.

 

5.      Never adjust, clean, or repair any moving machinery without first shutting off the power and locking or tagging out the controls

 

6.      When making a lift, set feet solidly.  Get as close to the load as possible, bend the legs, grip the object firmly, and then straighten the legs to lift the object comfortably.  Don’t be a hero.  When a load is too heavy or awkward for you, get help.

 

7.      Confine smoking to designated areas only.

 

8.      Lift trucks are not passenger vehicles. NO RIDERS.

 

9.      Personal protective equipment must be worn on jobs, which require it.

 

10. Housekeeping is everyone’s responsibility.  Keep it clean and orderly.

Clean up and put tools away.

 

11. The engine must be turned off, keys removed, and all powered lifts

lowered to the floor, when powered man lifts are not being used.

 

12. Know the location and use of fire extinguishes.  Report expended ones

to your supervisor.

 

           13. Dispose of combustibles and oily rags in metal fire resistant          

 Containers.

 

14. Obey all traffic regulations when operating company vehicles.

  your license and livelihood could be in jeopardy.

 

15. If you are having health problems or feel that there are circumstances 

Which could affect your well being, mention it to your supervisor.

 

 

 

 

INCENTIVES

 

 

Every ______________________ a safety award will be presented.  The type to be announced at the time of presentation.  Anyone who has not been injured in the previous______________ is eligible.

 

 

COFFEE AND DONUTS

 

            A very simple and direct reward for having injury-free periods is the provision of coffee and donuts for the day.  This may be done in a variety of ways, depending upon the types of vending services you have.

 

            Some operations dispense coffee at no cost to the employees one day per month, if the operation has had no injuries for the previous month.

 

            Donuts could also be provided on occasion, especially when there have been several consecutive injury-free months.

 

            Notices should be posted advising employees and thanking them for being safety conscious.  The message is simple – “We appreciate you efforts in remaining injury-free and want to reward you for it.”

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 

 

ON ___________________________,_________________________________

                       (Date)                                                (Employee Name)

JOB NAME & # ____________________________

 

was observed committing a violation of a company safety rule procedure.

 

Any infraction will receive the following disciplinary:

 

         FIRST OFFENSE:                         Written warning from your supervisor.

 

         SECOND OFFENSE:                     The employee will be given____days off

                                                                Without pay.

 

         THIRD OFFENSE:                          Termination of employment.

 

The supervisor will issue disciplinary action.  Warnings must be in writing, one copy to the employee, one copy to management, and one copy to the personal file.

 

SUPERVISOR:     Briefly describe the observed rule or procedure violation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisor’s Signature _____________________________ Date_________

 

Employee’s Signature ______________________________ Date_________

 

This is the (    1st         2nd            3rd       )  offense.

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WRITTEN HAZARD COMMUNICATION

PROGRAM

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

            Willimasen & Bleid, Inc. has developed a Hazard Communication program    to enhance our employees health and safety.  All field personnel are to

            keep a copy of this program in their possession while at job sites.

 

            As a company we intend to provide information about chemical hazards

            And the control of hazards via our comprehensive Hazard Communication

            Program which includes container labeling, Material Safety Data Sheets

            (MSDS) and training.

 

            The following program outlines how we will accomplish this program.

 

1.                  CONTAINER LABELING

 

It is the policy of this company that no container od hazardous chemicals will be released for use until the following label information is verified:

 

-         Containers are clearly labeled as to the contents.

-         Appropriate hazard warnings are noted.

-         The name and address of the manufacturer are listed.

 

This responsibility has been assigned to the shop foreman.

 

To further ensure that employees are aware of the chemical hazards of materials used in their work areas it is our policy to label al secondary containers.

 

The supervisor of job Foreman in each section will ensure that all secondary containers are labeled with either an extra copy of the original manufacturer’s label or with generic labels, which have a block identity and blocks for the hazard warning.

 

2.                  MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

 

Copies of MSDS for all hazardous chemicals to which employees of this company may be exposed are kept in shop office.

 

MSDS are available to all employees in their work area for review during each work shift.  If MSDS are not available or new chemicals in use do not have MSDS, please immediately contact the shop Foreman.

 

3.                  EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND INFORMATION

 

New employees are to attend a health and safety orientation prior to starting work for information and training on the following:

 

-         An overview of the requirements contained in the Hazard

Communication Rules, Division 155.

               

-         Review of the chemicals present in their workplace operations.

 

-         Location and availability of our written hazard program.

 

-         Physical and health effects of the hazardous chemicals.

 

-         Methods and observation techniques used to determine the

Presence or release of hazardous chemicals in the work area.

                

-         How to lessen or prevent exposure to these hazardous chemicals

Through usage of control / work practices and personal protective

Equipment.

 

-         Steps the company has taken to lesson or prevent exposure to

These chemicals.

 

-         Safety emergency procedures to follow if our employees are

Exposed to these chemicals.

 

-         How to read labels and review MSDS to obtain appropriate hazard

Information.

 

NOTE:           It is critically important that all employees understand the

                        Training.  If you have any additional questions, please contact                           your safety supervisor or office.

 

 

When new chemicals are introduced, the shop Foreman will review the above items as they are related to the new material in your work area safety meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.                  HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

 

All known hazardous chemicals used in painting applications are available upon request.  Further information on each noted chemical can be obtained by reviewing the Material Safety Data Sheets.

 

Example List

 

Hazardous Chemicals (ie)                            Work Area or Process (ie)

 

Trichlorethylene                                             Finish Dept. – Degreaser

 

Sulfuric Acid                                                   Prep Dept. – Metal Cleaner.

 

5.HAZARDOUS NON-ROUTINE TASKS

 

Periodically, employees are required to perform hazardous non-routine tasks.  Prior to starting work on such projects, each affected employee will be given information by their supervisor about hazards to which they may be exposed during such activity.

 

This information will include:

 

-         Specific chemical hazards.

-         Protective / safety measures which must be utilized.

-         Measures the company has taken to lessen the hazards including ventilation, respirators, presence of another employee and emergency procedures.

 

     Examples of non-routine tasks performed by employees of this

     Company:

 

 

     Task                                                                 Hazardous Chemical

 

     Cleaning sewage tank                                     Sodium Hydroxide

 

      6.CHEMICALS IN UNLABELED PIPES (if applicable)

 

                 To ensure that our employees who work on unlabeled pipes have been  

                Informed as to the hazardous materials contained within, the following

                Policy has been established:

 

                Prior to starting work on unlabeled pipes our employees are to contact

                The shop Foreman for the following information:

        

-         The chemical in the pipe

-         Potential hazards

-         Safety precautions, which should be taken.

 

7.INFORMING CONTRACTORS

 

      To ensure that outside contractors work safely in our plant, it is the

      Responsibility of the estimators to provide contractors the following

      Information:

 

-         Hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed while

on the jobsite.

-         Precautions the employees may take to lesson the possibility

of exposure by usage of appropriate protective measures.

 

      If anyone has questions about this plan, please contact the shop Foreman.  

      Our plan will be monitored to ensure that the policies are carried out and that 

      The plan is effective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREW LEADER MEETINGS

 

 

We believe that there is no magic formula for the prevention of accidents – hard work and perseverance are required, with the crew leader being the key to a successful result.

 

A.                 Purpose:

  

           To assist in the detection and elimination of unsafe conditions and

            Work procedures.

 

B.                 Procedures:

 

The following guidelines will be followed:

 

1.           Weekly crew / leader meetings.

 

These meetings should be held at least weekly, according to the various circumstances involved or when necessary to clear working procedures.  No set pattern will suit all cases.  It is important that the crew leader talk daily on accident prevention and immediately on witnessing an unsafe act.

 

2.           Monthly.

 

a.           Safety committee meetings shall be held at least once a

Month.

                               

b.           The attendance and subjects discussed shall be

Document and maintained on file for on year.

 

c.            Copies of the minutes should be made available to the

employees by posting or other means.

 

C.                SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES:

(Certain employees, as may be designated by their supervisors, will assist).

 

1.           Conduct walk-around safety inspections with supervisors,            

Concerned.

 

2.           Accident investigation to uncover trends.

 

3.           Review accident reports to determine means or elimination.

 

4.           Accept and evaluate employee suggestions.

 

5.           Review job procedures and recommend improvements.

 

6.           Monitor the safety program effectiveness.

 

7.           Promote and publicize safety.

 

D.                DOCUMENTATION:

 

The following form is available to assist in documenting activities

of crew / leader meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MEETING

 

 

The crew leader’s guide:

           

             Twelve good topics for construction safety meetings:

 

1.                  Fall protection / fall prevention

 

2.                  Personal protective equipment

 

a.           Hard hats

b.           Eye protection

c.            Hearing protection

d.           Footwear

e.           Safety belts

f.              Respiratory protection

 

3.                  Housekeeping

 

4.                  Tool inspection

 

5.                  Emergency procedures

 

6.                  Electrical safety

 

7.                  Ladder safety

 

8.                  Scaffold safety

 

9.                  Fire prevention / fire extinguishers

 

10.             Reporting injuries and unsafe conditions

 

11.             Confined space

 

12.             Lock-out procedures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY CREW LEADER SAFETY MEETING

 

 

Job Name:

 

Address:

 

 

Date:

 

Time:

 

Number of employees:

 

Subject discussed:

 

Minutes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew leader comments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Foremen are to pick up additional copies of this form and turn in copy of the minutes of your weekly safety meeting to the safety committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSEKEEPING

 

437-83-29         -  Combustible scrap and debris shall be removed at regular intervals during the course of construction.  Safe means shall be provided to facilitate such removal.

 

437-83-33         -  Containers shall be provided for the collection and separation of waste, trash, oily and used rags, and other refuse.

 

RESPIRATORS

 

437-83-316    -  Employees required to use respiratory protective equipment approved for use in atmospheres immediately dangerous to life need to be thoroughly trained in its use.  Employees required to use other typed of respiratory and protective equipment shall be instructed in the use and limitations of such equipment.

 

437-83-319    -  Mechanical filters shall be cleaned or replaced as necessary so as to avoid undue resistance to breathing.

 

LIFELINES AND SAFETY BELTS

 

437-83-329    -  Employees shall be secured by safety harnesses and lifelines when they work from unguarded surfaces:

 

(a)               Above open pits or tanks, moving machinery, or similar hazardous

Locations.

 

(b)               More than 20 feet above water, ground, or a lower floor or scaffold.

 

(C)       When they are otherwise exposed to dangerous falls.

 

437-83-333    -  Lifelines and safety belts shall be provided for and used by

                    employees engaged in securing or shifting thrustouts, inspecting

                    or working on overhead machines supporting rigging or scaffolds, or

                    on pitched roofs with a slope greater than 4 inch rise in a 12 inch

                    run.

 

437-83-339    -  Lifelines, Safety harness and lanyards shall be used only for

safeguarding of personnel.

 

437-83-343    -  Any lifeline, safety belt or lanyard actually subject to in-service

loading, as distinguished from static load testing, shall be immediately removed from service and shall not be used again for employee safeguarding.

 

437-83-346    -  Lifelines shall be secured above the point of operation to an

anchorage or structural member capable of supporting a minimum dead weight of 5,400 pounds

 

437-83-359    -  Safety belt lanyard shall be a minimum ½ -inch nylon, or

equivalent, with a maximum length to provide for a fall of no greater than 6 feet.  The rope shall have a nominal breaking strength of 5,400 pounds.  The lanyard shall be fire resistant with steel core when used in operations where sparks or open flames are present.

 

437-83-366    -  All safety belt and lanyard hardware, except rivets, shall be

capable of withstanding a tensile loading of 4,000 pounds without cracking, breaking, or taking a permanent deformation.

 

FLAMMABLE AND COMUSTIBLE LIQUIDS

 

437-83-606    -  For quantities of one gallon or less, only the original container or

approved metal safety cans shall be used for storage, use, and handling of flammable liquids.

 

437-83-609    -  Flammable or combustible liquids shall not be stored in areas

used for exits, stairways, or normally used for the safe passage

of people.

 

437-83-613    -  No more than 25 gallons of flammable or combustible liquid

shall be stored in a room outside of an approved storage cabinet.

 

437-83-616  -  Quantities of flammable or combustible liquid shall be stored in a

                        acceptable or approved cabinet.                                   

 

437-83-633    -  Materials which will react with water and create a fire hazard shall

not be stored in the same room with flammable or combustible liquids.

 

437-83-653    -  Flammable and combustible liquids in excess of that permitted

in inside storage rooms shall be stored outside of buildings.

TEMPORARY HEATING DEVICES 

437-83-839    -  Fresh air shall be supplied in sufficient quantities to maintain the

health and safety of workers.  Where natural means of fresh air                 supply is inadequate, mechanical ventilation shall be provided.

 

437-83-843    -  When heater are used in confined spaces, special care shall be

taken to provide sufficient ventilation in order to ensure proper combustion, maintain the health and safety of workers, and limit temperature rise in the area.

437-83-844    - A room or similar area which has only a single opening and/or

openings that are covered and restrict air movement shall be considered to be an enclosed space.  The partial opening of a door, window or other covering is not considered adequate ventilation for such spaces.

 

437-83-853    - Heaters that are not suitable for use on wood floors shall not be set directly upon them or any other combustible material.  When such heaters are used, they shall rest on suitable heat insulating material or at least one in inch thick concrete, or equivalent.  The insulating material needs to extend at least two feet in all directions, beyond the heater.

437-83-854    – Heaters used in the vicinity of combustible tarpaulins, canvas or similar coverings shall be located at least 10 feet from the coverings.  The coverings shall be securely fastened to prevent ignition or upsetting of the heater due to wind action on the covering or other material.

437-83-859 - Heaters, when in use, shall be set horizontally level unless                                              specified by the manufacturer.

 

HANDLING OF MATERIAL

 

437-83-946 – All materials stored in tiers shall be stacked, racked, blocked,                          interlocked or otherwise secured to prevent sliding, falling or                              collapse.

 

437-83-953 – Aisle and passageways shall be kept clear to provide for the free                                and safe movement of material handling equipment or employees.                                   Such areas shall be kept in good repair.

 

437-83-959    - Material stored inside buildings under construction shall not be placed within six feet of any hoist way or inside floor openings, nor within 10 feet of an exterior wall which does not extend above the top of the material stored.

437-83-973    - Materials shall not be stored on scaffolds or runways in excess of supplies needed for immediate operations.

437-83-1098- All solvent waste, oily rags, and flammable liquids shall be kept in                                fire resistant covered containers until removed from worksite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOOLS – HAND & POWER

 

437-83-1006 – When power operated tools are designed to accommodate                           guards; they shall be equipped with such guards when in use.

437-83-1109 – Belts, gears, shafts, pulleys, sprockets, spindles, drums,                                             flywheels, chains, or other reciprocating, rotating or moving parts of                       equipment shall be guarded if such parts are exposed to contact by                  employees or otherwise create a hazard.  Guarding shall meet the                                     requirements of OAR 437, Division 64, Machinery and Machine                                   Guarding.

437-83-113   -- Employees using hand and power tools and exposed to                                              the hazard of falling, flying, abrasive, and splashing objects, or                                 exposed to harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors, or gases shall be                              provided with the particular personal protective equipment                                                 necessary to protect them from the hazard.  All personal protective                               equipment shall meet the requirements and be maintained                                            according to rules 437-83-249 thru 437-83-409, of this division, and                        OAR 437, Division 50, Personal Protective Equipment, and Division                  129, Protective Equipment Apparel and Respirators.

                        437-83-1146 -- The use of electric cords for hoisting or lowering                                   tools shall not be permitted.

 

PNEUMATIC POWER TOOLS

437-83-1159  -- Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning except where reduced to less than 30 PSI, measured at the downstream end of the nozzle or lance; and then only with effective chip guarding and personal protective equipment which meet the requirements of Rules 437-83-249 thru 437-83-409 of this division.

437-83-1166  -- The use of hoses for hoisting or lowering tools shall not be permitted.

437-83-1169  -- All hoses exceeding ½ - inch inside diameter shall have a safety device at the source of supply or branch line to reduce pressure to a level that will not cause hose whipping in case of hose failure.

437-83-1173    -- Airless spray guns of the type which atomize paints and fluids at high pressures (1,000 pounds or more per square inch) shall be equipped with automatic or visible manual safety devices which will prevent pulling of the trigger to prevent release of the paint or fluid until the safety device Is manually released.

437-83-1176  -- In lieu of the above, a diffuser nut, which will prevent high                                            pressure, high velocity release, while the nozzle tip is removed,                              plus a nozzle tip guard that will prevent the tip from coming into                                contact with the operator, or other equivalent protection, shall be                                     provided.

 

 

EXTENSION CORDS

 

 

437-83-1686    -- Extension cords used with portable electric tools and appliances shall be of three-wire type.

TEMPORARY LIGHTING

 

437-83-1699  -- Temporary lights shall be equipped with guards to prevent                             accidental contact with the bulb, except that guards are not                                       required when required when the construction of the reflector is                                  such that the bulb is deeply recessed.

437-83-1703  -- Temporary lights shall be equipped with heavy-duty electric                           cords with connections and insulation maintained in safe condition.

437-83-1706 -- their electric cords shall not suspend Temporary lights                                     unless cords and lights are designed for this mans of suspension.

437-83-1709  -- Working spaces, walkways, and similar locations shall be kept                                 clear of cords so as not to create a hazard to employees.

LADDERS

 

437-83-1846  -- The use of any ladder with a broken or missing rung or step,                                     broken or split side rail, or other faulty or defective condition Is                                prohibited.

                      (a) Ladders with defects shall be withdrawn from service, and                             clearly marked “ Broken DO NOT USE “.

                      (b) Inspection of metal ladders shall include checking for corrosion                                 of interiors of open-end hollow rungs.

437-83-1849  -- Ladders shall not be used as guys, braces, or skids, or for other                               than their intended purpose.

437-83-1853    -- Workers shall “face” a ladder when ascending or descending.

437-83-1856  -- Workers shall have the use of both hands when ascending or                                    descending a ladder

                      Note:  This rule is not intended to prohibit the carrying of small                                         items up and down a ladder.

437-83-1859  -- Before using ladders, workers shall see that their boot or shoe                                 soles are free of slippery substances.

437-83-1863  -- Overloading or crowding on ladders shall be prohibited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

437-83-1866    -- Extension ladders shall be equipped with necessary guide irons, locks, and hooks and shall be assembled so that the sliding (upper) section shall be on top of the base (lower) section.

437-83-1879  -- Portable ladder feet shall be placed on a substantial base, and                                the area around the ladder shall be kept clear.

437-83-1883  -- Portable ladders shall be used at such a pitch that the horizontal                               distance from the top support to the foot of the ladder is about one-                                  quarter of the working length of the ladder (the length along the                               ladder between the foot and the top support).

437-83-1886  -- Ladders shall not be used in a horizontal position as platforms,                                 runways, or scaffolds.

437-83-1889  -- Ladders shall not be placed in passageways, doorways,                                           driveways, or any location where they may be displaced by                                       activities being conducted on any other work, unless protected by                            barricades or guards.

437-83-1893    -- The side rails of ladders shall extend not less than 36 inches above the landing served.  When this is not possible, grab rails, which provide a secure grip for an employee moving to or from the point of access, shall be installed.

437-18-1896    -- Portable ladders in use shall be tied, blocked, or otherwise secured to prevent their being displaced.

437-18-1899    -- Portable metal ladders shall not be used when workers or ladders are exposed to contact with electrical conductors.

SCAFFOLDING – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

437-83-1953    -- The footing or anchorage for scaffolds shall be sound, rigid, and capable of carrying the maximum intended load without settling or displacement.  Unstable objects such, as barrels, boxes, loose brick, or concrete blocks, shall not be used to support scaffolds or planks.

437-83-1956    -- No scaffold shall be erected, moved, dismantled, or altered except under the supervision of a competent person.

437-83-1959    -- Guardrails and toe boards shall be installed on all open sides and ends of platforms more than 10 feet above the ground or floor, except needle beam, adder jacks, and float scaffolds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

437-83-1966    -- Guardrails for scaffold platforms shall:

(a)   Be made of lumber not less then 2x4 inches (or other material providing equivalent protection);

(b)   Be from 36 to 44 inches high;

(c)   Have a mid-rail of 2x4 inch lumber (or other material providing equivalent protection);

(d)   Have a toe board a minimum of 4-inches in height.

(e)   Have supports at intervals no to exceed 8 feet.

437-83-1969    -- Where persons are required to work or pass under scaffold, scaffolds shall be provided with a screen between toe board and guardrail, extending along the entire opening, consisting of No. 18 gauge U.S. standard wire ½  - inch mess, or equivalent protection.

437-83-1976    -- Any scaffold including accessories such as braces, brackets, trusses, ladders, etc.  Damaged or weakened from any cause shall be immediately repaired or replaced.

437-83-1993    -- Scaffold platforms planks shall be laid with their edges close together so the platform will be tight with no spaces through which tools or fragments of material can fall.

            (a)       All scaffold planking or platforms shall be overlapped (minimum of                               12 inches), or secured from movement.

(c)               Two successive lengths of planking shall not abut upon a single bearer.

(d)               Scaffold planks shall extend over their end supports not less than 6 inches no more than 12 inches, unless otherwise specifically required.

(e)               Scaffold platforms shall be not less than 20 inches wide unless otherwise specifically required or exempted.

(f)                 Edges of scaffold platforms shall extend to a vertical line not more than 3 inches form adjacent guardrail.

(g)               Where toe boards are required, planking shall extend to the toe board.

437-83-1997    -- A safe access ladder or equivalent safe access to every scaffold work platform shall be provided.

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

437-83-199    -- The poles, legs, or uprights of scaffolds shall be plumb, and securely and securely and rigidly braced to prevent swaying and displacement.

437-83-2003 – Overhead protection shall be provided for men on a scaffold                          exposed to overhead hazards.

437-83-2006 – Slippery conditions on scaffolds shall be eliminated as soon as                                 possible after they occur.

437-83-2009 – No welding, burning, riveting, or open flame work shall e                                              performed on any staging suspended by means of fiber or synthetic                        rope.

437-83-2013 – Only treated or protected fiber or synthetic ropes shall be used for                 or near any work involving the use of corrosive substances or                                 chemicals.

437-83-2016 – Wire, synthetic, or fiber rope used for scaffold suspension shall be                capable of supporting at least 6 times the rated load.

437-83-2019 – The use of shore or lean – to scaffolds is prohibited.

 

SCAFFOLDING – ROLLING STAGE

 

437-83-2173 – When freestanding mobile scaffold towers are used, the height                                  shall not exceed four times the minimum base dimension.

437-83-2183 – All casters of mobile scaffolds shall be provided with a positive                                  locking device to hold the scaffold in position.

437-83-2183 – Mobile scaffolds in use by any person shall rest upon a suitable                                 footing and shall stand plumb.  The casters or wheels shall be                            locked to prevent movement.

437-83-2199 – The force necessary to move a mobile scaffold shall be applied                                 near or as close to the base as practicable and provision shall be                           made to stabilize the tower during movement from one location to                               another.

437-83-2206 – The employer shall not allow employees to ride on manually                            propelled scaffolds unless the following conditions exist:

(a)               The floor or surface is within 3 degrees of level, and free form pits, holes, or obstructions;

(b)               The minimum dimension of the scaffold base when ready for rolling, is at least one-half of the height;

(c)               Outriggers, if used, shall be installed on both sides of staging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

(d)               The wheels are equipped with rubber or similar resilient tires;

(e)               All tools and materials are secured or removed from the platform before the mobile scaffold is moved.

437-83-2213 – Manually propelled mobile scaffolds 10 feet or more in height, shall be equipped with guard rails as prescribed in Rules 437-83-1959, 1966 1969, 1973, and 1976.

 

SCAFFOLDING – OUTRIGGER

 

437-83-2216    -- Outrigger scaffold beams shall:

(a)               Extend not more than 6 feet beyond the face of the building or structure.

(b)               The inboard end of the outrigger beams, measured from the fulcrum point to anchorage point, shall not be less than 1 ½ times the outboard end in length.

(c)               The beams shall rest on edge, the sides shall be plumb, and the edges shall be horizontal.

(d)               The fulcrum point of the beam shall rest on a secure bearing at least 6 inches in each horizontal dimension.

(e)               The beam shall be secured in place against movement and shall be securely braced at the fulcrum point against tipping.

(f)                 The inboard ends of outrigger beams shall be securely anchored either by means of struts bearing against sills in contact with the overhead beams or ceiling, or by means of tension members secured to the floor joists, underfoot, or by both if necessary.

(g)               The inboard ends of outrigger beams shall be secured against tipping

(h)               The entire supporting structure shall be securely braced in both directions to prevent any horizontal movement.

437-83-2223 – Planking on outrigger scaffolds shall be laid tight and shall extend                 to within 3 inches or the building wall.  Planking shall be secured to                                     the beams.

437-83-2226 – Outrigger scaffolds shall be equipped with guardrails as                                             prescribed in Rules 437-83-1959 thru 437-83-1976.

                

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

SCAFFOLDING – PARAPET STAGING

 

437-83-2269 –Two–-point suspension scaffold platforms shall not be less than                                  20 inches nor more than 36 inches wide overall.  The platform shall                                    be securely fastened to the hangers by U-bolts or by other                                             equivalent means.

437-83-2273 – The hangers of two-point suspension scaffolds shall be made of                                mild steel, or other equivalent materials, having a cross-sectional                            area capable of sustaining 4 times the maximum rated load, and                            shall be designed with support for guardrail, intermediate rail, and                                     toe board.

437-83-2279 – The two-point suspension scaffold roof irons or hooks shall be of                               mild steel, or other equivalent material, or proper size and design,                          securely installed and anchored.  Tiebacks of ¾ inch manila rope,                             or the equivalent, shall serve as a secondary means of anchorage,                 installed at right angles to the face of the building, whenever                                          possible, and secured to a structurally sound portion of the building.

437-83-2289 – All wire ropes, fiber and synthetic ropes, slings, hangers,                                            platforms, and other supporting parts used with two-point                                         suspension scaffolds shall be inspected before every installation.                                    Periodic inspections shall be made while the scaffold is in use.

437-83-2293 – On suspension scaffolds designed for a working load of 500                          pounds, no more than two men shall be permitted to work at one                            time.  On suspension scaffolds with a working load of 750 ponds,                            no more than three men shall be permitted to work at one time.

437-83-2296 – Each employee on a two-point suspension scaffold shall be                           protected by an approved safety life belt attached to a lifeline.

(a)               The lifeline shall be securely attached to substantial members of the structure (not scaffold) or to securely rigged lines, which will safely suspend the employee in case of a fall.

(b)               In order to keep the lifeline continuously attached, with minimum of slack, to a fixed structure, the attachment point of the lifeline shall be appropriately changed as the work progresses.

437-83-2299 – Two-point suspension scaffolds shall be securely lashed to the                                  building or structure or other means taken to prevent them from                                swaying.  Window cleaners’ anchors shall not be used for this                               purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

437-83-2306 – Two-point suspension scaffolds shall be equipped with guardrails                             as prescribed in Rules 437-83-1959 thru 437-83-1976.

 

SCAFFOLDING – BOATSWAIN’S CHAIRS

 

437-83-2359 – While using a boatswain’s chair, the employee shall be protected                              by a safety belt and lifeline in accordance with Rules 437-83-339                             thru 437-83-366.  The attachment point of the lifeline to the                                        structure shall be appropriately changed as the work progresses.

 

437-83-2366 – The roof irons, hooks, or the object to which boatswain’s chair                                   tackle is anchored shall be securely installed.  Tiebacks, when used                    shall be installed at right angles to the face of the building and                                securely fastened.

 

SCAFFOLDING – LADDER JACK

 

437-83-2479 – All ladder jack scaffolds shall be limited to light duty and shall not                               exceed a height of 30 feet above the floor or ground.

 

437-83-2489 – Ladders used in conjunction with ladder jacks shall be so places,                              fastened, held or equipped with devices so as to prevent slipping.

437-83-2496 – Not more than two employees shall occupy and given 8 feet of                                   any ladder jack scaffold at any one time and they shall be protected                        by safety belts and lifelines.

 

AERIAL LIFTS

 

437-873-3093 – Aerial ladders shall be secured in the lower traveling position by                              the locking device on top of the truck cab, and the manually                                       operated device at the base of the ladder before the truck is moved                             for highway travel.

437-83-3099 – Only authorize persons shall operate an aerial lift.

437-83-3103 – Employees shall always stand firmly on the floor of the aerial lift                                  basket or use planks, ladders, or other devices for a work position.

437-83-3106 – A safety harness shall be worn with lanyard attached to the boom                              or basket when working from an aerial lift.

437-83-3109 – Belting off to an adjacent pole, structure, or equipment while                           working from an aerial lift shall not be permitted.

437-83-3113 – Boom and basket load limits specified by the manufacturer shall                               not be exceeded.

 

 

 

 

 

437-83-3119 – An aerial truck shall not be moved when the boom is elevated in a                 working position with persons in the basket, except for equipment, which is specially designed for this type of operation.

437-83-3126 – Climbers shall not be worn while performing work from an aerial                                lift.

437-83-3129 – The insulated portion of an aerial life shall not be altered in any                                  manner that might reduce its insulating value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

 

 

Date: ______________________

 

 

 

            This is to certify that on the above date, I received a copy of the Safety Rules and Regulations which I have read.  I understand I will be guided by these while employed by this company.  I agree to maintain a copy of the Hazard Communication Program in my possession at all times during working hours.

 

 

 

Signed: ________________________________

 

 

 

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Portland Coatings, Inc.
278 N. Hancock
Portland, Oregon

97227

 

Phone (503) 318-5493

Fax (503) 288-4101

 

 

SAFETY POLICY