Safe Work Practices & Procedures


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  1. Safe Work Practices

Title

Office Safety

General

Protecting workers from injuries associated with working in an office environment.a

Application

As per job description

Protective Measures

Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)
Alberta Fire Code
MSDS

Supervisor Responsibility

To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on protection requirements and training.

Worker Responsibility

1. Ensure you are familiar with emergency procedures
2. Ensure that all electrical cords are in good condition and are not overloaded
3. Ensure that computer monitors are adjusted to correct height and kept clean
4. Ensure fans/space heaters are used as per manufacturers specifications
5. Ensure floors and aisles are kept clear and not cluttered
6. Ensure that not more than one drawer of filing cabinet is open at one time and that drawers are closes when not in use
7. Ensure proper type of extinguisher is readily available
8. When transporting materials of heavy nature, ensure trolleys are used properly
9. Operate microwave ovens and coffee makers in accordance to manufacturers specifications
10. Ensure chairs are in good repair
11. Ensure photocopier is maintained according to manufacturers specifications
12. Ensure rugs are kept clear and in good repair, free of tripping hazards
13. Ensure paper cutting blade is placed in closed lock position
14. Ensure all loose clothing is tied back when using paper shredder
15. Footwear shall be worn at all times

 

Title

Housekeeping

General

Protecting workers from injuries associated with work in various environments.

Application

As per job description

Protective Measures

Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan

Supervisor Responsibility

To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on protection requirements and training.

Worker Responsibility

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 times
2. Combustible materials, such as oil soaked rags and waste, shall be kept in approved metal containers
3. Floors and work areas shall be kept free of dangerous projections or obstructions and shall be maintained reasonably free form oil, grease, or water
4. Materials and supplies shall be stored in an orderly manner so as to prevent their falling or spreading and o eliminate tripping and stumbling hazards
5. Materials and supplies shall not be stored in such manner that blocks access to fire equipment or exits
6. Waste material and debris should be removed form work and access areas on a regular basis, or at least once daily
7. Garbage containers should be used on jobsites as required
8. 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

 

Title

Manual Lifting and Carrying

General

Protecting workers from injuries associated with material lifting and carrying

Application

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.

Protective Measures

Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements Safe Work Procedure
Job Safety Analysis
ERP (Emergency Response Plan)
PPE mandated as per Safe Work Procedure and Job Safety Analysis

Supervisor Responsibility

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.

Worker Responsibility

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 moved
2. Be aware of hazardous and unsafe conditions
3. Ensure that you know your physical limitations and approximate weight of materials
4. The use of power equipment or mechanical lifting devices should be considered and employed where necessary and practical
5. Obtain assistance in lifting heavy objects
6. 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 technique
10. Avoid reaching out
11. 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.

 

Title

Driving & Vehicle Operation

General

Protecting workers from injuries and incidents associated with the daily task of driving

Application

As per job description

Protective Measures

Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)
Alberta Traffic Laws

Supervisor Responsibility

To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on protection requirements.

Worker Responsibility

All workers driving for company purposes are expected too drive defensively to avoid injury or incident.
Guideline to ensure safe and defensive driving
Do’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 required
Don’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

 

Title

Load Securement

General

Protecting workers and public from injury or incident

Application

As per job description

Protective Measures

Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan)

Supervisor Responsibility

To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on load securement requirements

Worker Responsibility

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.

 

Title

Field Visits

General

Protecting self and workers from injury or incident

Application

As per job description

Protective Measures

Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada mandate for PPE based on site and job requirements ERP (Emergency Response Plan

Supervisor Responsibility

To facilitate and/or provide proper instruction to their workers on load securement requirements

Worker Responsibility

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.

  1. Safe Operating Procedures

2.1 Vehicles: General Safety 

  1. Drivers shall obey all rule sand regulations of the road at all times.
  2. All drivers shall complete an inspection check daily before prior to departure.
  3. Walk around the vehicle to check for any obstruction.
  4. Ensure foot is placed on brake pedal and brake is fully engaged prior to starting and shifting into gear.
  5. Vehicles should be kept clean inside and out to ensure no loose objects inside the cab and all lights are visible and windows clean.
  6. Headlights should be turned on at all times when operating.
  7. Engines shut off while vehicles are being serviced or fueled.
  8. Intoxication by liquor and/or drugs is strictly forbidden while operating a motor vehicle.

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.

  • Are casualties trapped?
  • Have police been notified?
  • Is there a power line down?

All information should be accurate. Know the location and operational procedures for all safety and emergency equipment on the work site.

  1. Protect Yourself – assess the area for hazards and take the necessary precautions. Make sure scene is safe before approaching the victims.
  2. Take Command – Designate a person to report the occurrence to supervisory personnel.
  3. Provide Protection – Protect the incident scene from further hazards such as traffic, operating machinery, fires and live wires.
  4. Give First Aid – When you are approaching a casualty, try to remain calm. Take a few deep breaths and introduce yourself as a first aider, let them know you are trying to help and ask permission to do so. Talk to the casualty to keep them calm. Explain everything that you are doing to them until medical help takes over. You can not force your help on a casualty. Most importantly, do not move a casualty unless there is immediate danger.
  5. Call For Emergency Assistance – Call an ambulance and any other emergency services required. In some locations dialing 911 does not ensure contact with emergency services. Make sure to provide the following information: Complete address and/or location, nature of problem, number of injured people, telephone number you can be reached at and your name Keep the line open as they may want to ask more questions.
  6. Isolate The Incident Scene – Barricade, rope off or post a guard at the scene to make sure that nothing is moved or changed until authorities have completed their investigation.
  7. Advise Management – Inform management and if required they may notify government authorities and start procedures for reporting and investigating the incident.
  8. Guide Emergency Responders – Meet and direct the emergency response crew to the incident site.
  9. Get The Name Of The Hospital – Find out which hospital the injured are being transported to.

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:

Management/Supervisors

  1. Ensure that a journey management plan is available and reviewed annually
  2. Ensure that a copy of the journey management plan is readily available to all
  3. Ensure where practicable, other safer means of travel are considers, such as air, train, etc.
  4. Ensure workers know that they have the authority to stop work if unsafe conditions exist
  5. Ensure that there is a reliable method of communication with the traveler
  6. Ensure that road side emergency kits are provided, during winter months this shall also include winter survival kit
  7. Clearly communicate the journey management plan with affected workers
  8. Ensure road travel is only taken when necessary
  9. Avoid dispatch of workers in adverse weather conditions when practicable
  10. Whenever practicable, road travel shall be completed during daylight hours
  11. Prior to taking a trip to an unfamiliar location, clear driving directions are provided which may include a map
  12. Include scheduled rest stops in journey management plan
  13. Indicate if there will be any required documentation for hazardous loads in the journey management plan

Workers

  1. Clearly understand the expectations outlined in the journey management plan
  2. Abide by the expectations and requirements of the journey management plan
  3. Obtain a copy of the journey management plan, and retain this until the trip is complete
  4. Phone on to immediate supervisor and provide the following information when travel plans exceed 300km distance radius:
    • Dispatch location
    • Route of Travel
    • Destination point
    • Expected time during travel
    • Travel means, flight number, train number etc. if applicable
    • Scheduled rest stops
    • Expected end of travel and check in time
    • Expected weather conditions or any other known travel
    • If any other persons will be accompanying
  5. Abide by all legislative and company rules
  6. Follow fatigue management guidelines

Communication

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

  • Personnel shall not walk under suspended loads, or equipment components. Loads shall not be left suspended while the equipment is unattended.
  • Care must be taken around pinch points of large equipment. Swing areas or other potential pinch points shall be barricaded. All warning placards on the machines must be legible, read and followed.
  • The boom of cranes or other mobile equipment with booms (i.e., Lift Trucks, AWP‘s, etc.) must be retracted and lowered in accordance with manufacturer specifications before travelling and/or during storage.
  • Any rigging used to pull or tow equipment must be marked accordingly and only used for that purpose. Towing procedures shall be developed and implemented for all project locations and JHA‘s developed for all such equipment.
  • Equipment with poor visibility or oversized loads shall be moved or "spotted" with the assistance of a signal person.
  • Heavy equipment shall be parked at least one width of the equipment from other equipment when parking side by side, and at least two lengths of the equipment being parked when parking front to back.
  • When mounting or dismounting equipment, clean boots and hands before climbing. Always use handrails, grab rails, and steps. Maintain a three-point contact with steps and handholds. Never jump on or off equipment. Never attempt to mount or dismount a moving machine. Do not use steering wheel or control levers as a handhold.
  • Ground employees who may be working near machinery must be trained in, understand, and practice safe procedures for equipment/vehicles. Ground employees and equipment operators acknowledge each other‘s task and positioning by signing onto each FLHA.
  • When a flag person is used, the equipment will not be moved unless the designated flag-person giving the signal is in full view of the operator
  • Personnel shall not walk or position themselves between running equipment and stationary objects.
  • Workers on foot must not approach equipment/vehicle until the operator is signaled and acknowledges the location of the approaching worker(s).
  • Personnel shall not perform repairs/maintenance on equipment or equipment components suspended by hydraulic pressure.
  • Work shall only be done on equipment or components that are safely blocked or secured to prevent movement.
  • Personnel shall stay away from cables or ropes at least 1.5 times the distance (on all sides) of the length of the cable or ropes being used to pull other equipment.

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