Policy roles and responsibility
Adequate (with regards to training of employees)
American National Standards Institute
Person approved or assigned to perform a specific type of duty or duties at a specific location or locations at a work site.
Canadian General Standards Board
Canadian Standards Association
Code of Practice
A set of rules and standards concerning a given subject. For example, a Code of Practice for confined space entry will identify the requirements for safely entering confined spaces in general. A site specific procedure for entry of a specific confined space is then developed from the Code of Practice.
In relation to an employee, means adequately qualified, suitably trained and with sufficient experience to safely perform work with only a minimal degree of supervision.
Material Safety Data Sheet. A data sheet that contains detailed information related to the possible health and safety hazards of a controlled product. The MSDS should be available from the manufacturer of any chemical or mixture of chemicals used in industry.
That which is reasonably capable of being put into practice or of being done or accomplished.
A Registered Professional Engineer.
A competent person, who by reason of knowledge, experience and training is familiar with a procedure, process or machine and the related hazards and hazard controls.
Denotes a mandatory requirement.
A recommendation that is a sound safety and health practice; it does not denote a mandatory requirement.
A person, firm, or corporation entering into a contractual agreement with R&L to perform work, or a specific task.
A person, firm or corporation who has entered into a contractual agreement with the contractor who has a contractual agreement with R&L to perform work or a specific task or to supply material or products of a special design according to the Contract Document, but does not include one who merely supplies materials.
A person, who instructs, directs and controls employees in the performance of their duties.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Federal legislation which is intended to protect the public from hazardous products during shipping. The legislation is administered by the provincial and territorial governments.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Federal legislation that is administered by the provincial and territorial governments and is intended to protect employees from hazardous products during use and storage.
1.1 INTRODUCTION and RESPONSIBILITIES
R&L Safety Philosophy
R&L’s philosophy regarding safety is best expressed by our Safety Policy. This policy is applicable to each person who works for us and our Contractors and Sub-contractors.
The management and employees of R&L believe that while hazards and the resultant risks exist:
The R&L Health & Safety Program shall be regarded as the minimum standard for all work performed. Our program is meant to supplement, not supersede the standards set by Legislative Authorities, Regulatory Agencies and our Customers.
The purpose of the program is to:
Our Health & Safety Program will be reviewed at least annually to adjust for changing work, and work conditions.
Introduction for our Employees
Almost all incidents that occur on our jobs can be prevented by a sound Health and Safety program of safety engineering. A successful program requires the participation of each employee. In turn, each employee will benefit as an individual by lessening the possibility that they may experience the loss of income and suffering that go hand in hand with accidents.
It is the duty of each employee to execute their individual work assignment in accordance with recognized safe procedures. If there is any doubt regarding proper methods of executing your work, you should consult with your supervisor for specific safety instructions.
Any employee, regardless of position, whose actions are considered unsafe or cause others to be placed in unsafe conditions will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from the jobsite.
Introduction for our Subcontractors
Subcontractors shall be fully responsible for compliance with:
The Subcontractor shall be fully responsible for supervision of its personnel to ensure that they strictly adhere to all applicable safety requirements.
The Subcontractor’s line manager in charge on site shall be responsible for coordinating the Subcontractor’s safety activities. He/She and the R&L representative shall be the focal points for all safety matters.
1.2 MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide a Statement of Policy relating to the Health & Safety Program. The statement provides a commitment that sets levels of expectations for safety performance throughout the corporation.
1.3 SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervisors are responsible for ensuring implementation of the R&L Health & Safety Program and all relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation within their respective work areas.
1.4 EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES
1.5 SUBCONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
1.6 VISITOR RESPONSIBILITIES
All visitors to any R&L worksite must follow the established safety rules for the site and wear personal protective equipment appropriate to the hazards that may be encountered.
Visitors must be accompanied at all times by a representative of R&L.
1.7 RIGHT TO REFUSE UNSAFE WORK
Employees must be informed of their right and the fact that they are not to work in any manner or situation which may endanger themselves or others. They must also be instructed on the proper procedure for refusing to do work which they deem to be unsafe.
Employees must have reasonable and probable grounds that an imminent danger to themselves or others exists.
Employees who refuse work, which they perceive to be unsafe, must immediately report the situation to their Supervisor.
The Supervisor will immediately investigate and document all notified situations and take action to eliminate/control the imminent danger, if possible.
The Supervisor will ensure that no other worker will be assigned the work until investigation is complete.
Employees who refuse the work may be reassigned to other work until the investigation is complete.
Other employees may be assigned to the task if the original employee disagrees with the decision, but they must be informed of the original refusal and subsequent investigation and decision.
It is very important that the procedure be followed by both parties in this situation. The employees must know that they are to report unsafe acts or conditions immediately to their Supervisor and that remedial action will be taken.
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