Safe Work Practices & Procedures
Protecting workers from injuries associated with working in an office environment.a
As per job description
Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)Alberta Fire CodeMSDS
To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on protection requirements and training.
1. Ensure you are familiar with emergency procedures2. Ensure that all electrical cords are in good condition and are not overloaded3. Ensure that computer monitors are adjusted to correct height and kept clean4. Ensure fans/space heaters are used as per manufacturers specifications5. Ensure floors and aisles are kept clear and not cluttered6. Ensure that not more than one drawer of filing cabinet is open at one time and that drawers are closes when not in use7. Ensure proper type of extinguisher is readily available8. When transporting materials of heavy nature, ensure trolleys are used properly9. Operate microwave ovens and coffee makers in accordance to manufacturers specifications10. Ensure chairs are in good repair11. Ensure photocopier is maintained according to manufacturers specifications12. Ensure rugs are kept clear and in good repair, free of tripping hazards13. Ensure paper cutting blade is placed in closed lock position14. Ensure all loose clothing is tied back when using paper shredder15. Footwear shall be worn at all times
Protecting workers from injuries associated with work in various environments.
Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan
Many injuries result from poor housekeeping. Improper storage of materials and cluttered work areas are not safe. To maintain a clean, hazard free workplace, all groups – management, supervisors, and workers must cooperate in keeping the work place free of debris and garbage.
1. Work locations, vehicles and buildings shall be kept clean and orderly at all times2. Combustible materials, such as oil soaked rags and waste, shall be kept in approved metal containers3. Floors and work areas shall be kept free of dangerous projections or obstructions and shall be maintained reasonably free form oil, grease, or water4. Materials and supplies shall be stored in an orderly manner so as to prevent their falling or spreading and o eliminate tripping and stumbling hazards5. Materials and supplies shall not be stored in such manner that blocks access to fire equipment or exits6. Waste material and debris should be removed form work and access areas on a regular basis, or at least once daily7. Garbage containers should be used on jobsites as required8. If you see debris lying around that could be a hazard, stop and pick it up and dispose of it properly, or tell a supervisor of the hazard before it creates a more serious problem that could lead to physical harm or property damage
Manual Lifting and Carrying
Protecting workers from injuries associated with material lifting and carrying
Poorly planned lifts often result in strains, sprains, falls and hernia type injuries and other musculoskeletal Injuries. For safer lifting, a hazard assessment must be performed. Determine the approximate weight of the object, plan your direction of travel and ensure that there are no obstacles or slip/trip hazards.
Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements Safe Work ProcedureJob Safety AnalysisERP (Emergency Response Plan)PPE mandated as per Safe Work Procedure and Job Safety Analysis
Supervisor will provide awareness of musculoskeletal Injuries for tasks, early signs and symptoms and preventative measures. Also, to facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to workers on protective requirements including selection of lifting equipment if required.
1. Before you lift, lower, push, pull, carry or handle a hazard assessment must be completed to include:· Weight of Load· The Size of the load· The Shape of the load· The number of times the load with be moved· The manner the load will be moved2. Be aware of hazardous and unsafe conditions3. Ensure that you know your physical limitations and approximate weight of materials4. The use of power equipment or mechanical lifting devices should be considered and employed where necessary and practical5. Obtain assistance in lifting heavy objects6. Use proper lifting technique, use your legs rather than your back muscles, and avoid twisting motions and keeping load close to body.7. Do not lift more than 22.7 Kg (50 lbs) without assistance.8. Stand to the side of load should load shift. Ensure no other workers in work area / line-of-fire.9. Ensure good grip before lifting and employ proper lifting technique10. Avoid reaching out11. Use cut resistant gloves when un-skidding.12. Regular stretching is recommended to prevent injuries. Participation in the Stretch Program is mandatory for direct hire personnel and subcontractors.
Driving & Vehicle Operation
Protecting workers from injuries and incidents associated with the daily task of driving
Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)Alberta Traffic Laws
To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on protection requirements.
All workers driving for company purposes are expected too drive defensively to avoid injury or incident.Guideline to ensure safe and defensive drivingDo’s:- Always abide by rules and regulations as set forth by motor vehicles- Use a signal person when backing into blind or congested areas- Ensure to set brakes carefully when parking. If on an incline, set brakes, leave transmission on gear or in park position. Block wheels if necessary- Ensure you and passengers wear seatbelts- Always drive defensively, being courteous at all times.- Posted speed limits shall be adhered to at all times- Ensure everything in or on the vehicle is properly secured before travel- Before refueling, ensure the engine is shut off and any cell phones are left in the cab or turned off. No smoking near fuel pumps- Drive according to road and weather conditions- Maintain a safe speed and control of the vehicle- Stay alert and keep eyes open on road at all times- Pull over and rest if you feel tired or sleepy- Avoid loud music or distractions while driving- Pull over to a safe location to answer calls while driving, or let your voicemail ick calls up and check messages when you are stopped and in a safe location- Avoid backing if possible- Lower your speed in areas where there are common deer crossings- Maintain a safe following distance between you and any vehicles in front of you- Ensure complete stops at stop signs and red lights- Obey all traffic signs- Drive with both hands on the steering wheel- Wear your seatbelt- Yield to traffic as requiredDon’ts:- Drive in excess of the posted speed limit- Drive when you are tired or sleepy- Allow yourself distractions while driving such as cell phones or eating- Operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
Protecting workers and public from injury or incident
Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)
To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on load securement requirements
The safe operation of a vehicle must include a properly secured load. It is an offense to operate any vehicle with a load that has not been correctly and adequately secured.
You must ensure the load will not escape or fall from the vehicle. It must be secured in such way that it cannot shift or sway to affect the operation of the vehicle. The regulations specify the number of tie downs and the maximum allowable distance between the adjacent tie downs for exterior loads. Also specified are the minimum tie down strength, covers for loose loads, dunnage between specific loads, and the securement of cargo.
Proper load securement also includes cleaning all loose material off sideboards or trucks and trailers and cleaning end gates and hitches. Any miscellaneous items resting on fuel tank must be adequately secured before movement.
Protecting self and workers from injury or incident
Ensure PPE is worn as per site requirements, which a minimum shall include safety toed boots, safety glasses and high visibility stripes. Where overhead or falling hazard exist, hard hat must be worn. Arms and legs must be covered by means of a minimum full length pants and long sleeved shirt. When handling materials appropriate gloves are to be worn.
Participate in site meetings including but not limited to Pre-job safety meeting, Tailgate/Tool box meeting, Site hazard assessments, Job Safety Analysis etc.
Complete a Field Level Hazard Assessment prior to beginning work and record on the FLHA form.
2.1 Vehicles: General Safety
2.2 Emergency Response Procedure
Management or supervisor will designate a muster point in case of an emergency. Be familiar with the muster point location and emergency procedures for the worksite or building.
Some emergencies require evacuation or escape and rescue, while some require workers to stay indoors or in a safe place. If work is in an office setting, follow the buildings’ emergencies procedures.
In the event of an emergency, there are steps taken to minimize damage or injury and bring the situation under control. Take a look over the entire scene and find out how many are injured as this will determine how many ambulances are needed.
Find out what kind of help is needed.
All information should be accurate. Know the location and operational procedures for all safety and emergency equipment on the work site.
2.3 Journey Management Plan
The Purpose of the Journey Management Plan is to ensure the health and safety of workers that are required to travel an extended distance for work purposes. Workers traveling further than a 300km radius from point of dispatch must comply with the Journey Management Plan as outlined below:
Supervisors and workers should remain in communication as per the instructions laid out in the journey management plan. Deviation or changes in the journey management plan should be immediately communicated to the direct supervisor.
At the end of the journey requiring a journey management plan, the worker is to notify the supervisor or designated person of such completion of journey.
2.4 Observing Unloading/Loading Procedures
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