3) Insurance Company Loss Control Consultant.
4) Other bonified inspectors with a contractual or legal interest.
B. The Safety Representative shall be immediately notified by any employee who has knowledge of an outside agency inspection, and accompany all inspectors while they are on the property.
C. Supervisors shall also be notified and will be encouraged to accompany outside agency inspections of their areas of responsibility.
MaD Technical Services will cooperate fully with any General Contractor, and the insurance authority with regard to monthly and periodic safety audits. Additionally, MaD Technical Services will conduct a monthly audit of all subcontractors under our contract, which are on-site.
All project activities will include planning for safety concerns throughout the project.
Responsibilities for "Controlling" Workplace Hazards.
It is the responsibility of all employees to control the possibility of hazards in their work area, which, if left uncorrected, could cause injury to other employees, the public at large and damage to equipment or property.
Requirements for "Reporting" Workplace Hazards.
All workplace hazards, which cannot be immediately controlled (barricaded, placement of warning/danger signs, etc.) or corrected on the spot, shall be immediately reported to the supervisor in charge and the company Safety Representative.
Procedures for "Correcting" Identified Workplace Hazards.
It is the responsibility of each supervisor to ensure that identified workplace hazards are corrected and employees informed. Hazards that have been identified through safety inspections shall be corrected within a reasonable time to make necessary repairs or corrections to abate the hazard.
A. Tools: All tools and equipment utilized in the workplace, project, or in any facilities will be in good repair. Additionally:
1) Air tools and hoses will be secured at the connectors by a wire or safety clip, each side, before use.
2) Powder Activated tools will only be operated by personnel certified by the tool manufacturer to operate such tools. All powder-activated tools will be in good condition and will be used only for the purpose for which they were designed
3) Power tools will be double insulated and in good repair. Power cords will be the three (3)-prong type when possible, any plug that should have a ground prong but is missing the ground prong will be removed from service until repaired. Power tools will not be hoisted or lowered by the cord.
4) Hand tools will be in good repair. Hand tools will be checked periodically to ensure that the heads fit securely in the handles, no burrs or mushroomed heads exist. All hand tools will be used only for the purpose for which they were designed.
B. Compressed Gas Cylinders:
1) All cylinders will be used or stored in an upright position. Cylinders will be tied off when stored and secured in carts when being used.
2) Oxygen and fuel gas cylinders will be stored in separate locations at least 20 feet apart unless separated by a 1-hour firewall. Empty and full cylinders will be separated and empties clearly marked "MT' or "Empty". All cylinders, when not in use will have the valves shut and the valve caps in place.
3) Hoses will be in good condition and connections will be checked for leaks. Hoses will be protected from damage and rolled up and stored on hangers when not in use. Only hoses designed for oxygen and fuel gases use will be utilized.
Cylinders will only be hoisted using a cart or carrier designed for that purpose. Cylinders will never be hoisted by using a choker or rope around the cylinder or valve stem.
C. Flammable liquids: All flammable liquids will be stored in approved, marked, containers. Containers, when not in use will be stored in an area exclusively designated for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids and compressed gases. The area will be posted "NO SMOKING" and a minimum 20#ABC rated extinguisher will be located within 50 feet of the area.
D. Welding and Burning:
1) Welders and helpers will use proper protective equipment including, hard hats, proper eye protection, safety glasses under welding hoods, and welding screen where practical.
2) When grinding personnel will employ the use of a full-face shield over safety glasses. Care will be given when raising the face shield to prevent grinding dust from falling into the eyes.
3) Welding machines and cutting torches and regulators will be in good repair and function properly. Defective equipment will be removed until repaired.
4) A 20# ABC rated fire extinguisher will be placed at the point of operation for all welding or cutting within 25 feet of combustible or flammable materials. A fire watch will be utilized when deemed necessary by MaD Technical Services safety personnel.
Hot Work Permits. MaD Technical Services will comply with permit procedures set forth for any project by any General Contractor.
1) Electrical cords or tools with a damaged or missing ground plug will be removed from service until repaired or replaced.
2) All cords and power tools will be inspected monthly as a part of our assured grounding program. Cords will be marked with a colored tape per the following schedule:
Assured Grounding Program
January July Yellow
February August White
April October Green
May November Red
June December Blue
3) Generators used for temporary power during construction shall be properly grounded and personnel protected during use.
4) Lighting: Provide temporary lighting with guards, except when recessed or otherwise protected. Lighting shall be a minimum of 5-foot candles for general construction and 10-foot candles for walkways, stairwells, ladderways, and areas where machinery is in use.
3) Extension cords shall be protected from damage. Wherever feasible cords shall be located so as not to be a trip hazard.
4) A More specific Electrical Safety Program and Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout-tagout) Program is addressed under a specific hazard Policy and is a part of this manual When viewed in its entirety.
F. Cranes, lifts, and Machinery:
1) Only authorized and qualified personnel will operate equipment.
2) All equipment will be inspected prior to being placed into service. Operators will be responsible for daily inspections of their equipment. Inspection logs will be maintained with the equipment and subject to audit. This includes any equipment placed onsite by subcontractors.
3) Machinery will be shut down and motors shut off before refueling or servicing. No smoking will be permitted during fueling operations.
4) Load charts, special hazard warnings and hand signals will be posted in a conspicuous place on the equipment.
5) The swing radius arc of all cranes will be barricaded to prevent injury.
6) Cranes, Lifts, fork trucks and other equipment shall not be operated within ten (10) feet of any electrical line rated 50 KV or lower. The exception to this rule will be when the line is de-energized or otherwise protected by the entity having jurisdiction over the line.
7) Operators shall not swing loads above areas where other personnel are working. Employees will not walk under suspended loads. Tag lines will be used with all loads.
8) Cranes and lifts will not be operated during high winds, severe storms or when lightening is in the area. Crane jibs will be secured during high winds or high wind warnings to prevent tipping. Follow crane manufacturer’s guidance for high wind precautions.
9) Operators will take hand signals from only one designated individual. In the event of confusion the operator will cease operation until it can be determined who will issue the signals. Anyone can give an emergency stop signal.
10) Personnel shall not ride on booms, hooks, buckets, forks, or on any moving piece of equipment not designed to carry personnel other than the operator, this shall include the bed of pickup trucks.
H. Fire Prevention:
1) All office/equipment trailers shall be equipped with a minimum 20# ABC rated fire extinguisher.
2) All site construction vehicles shall be equipped with a minimum 10# ABC rated fire extinguisher.
3) All personnel, including office staff, will receive training in the use of fire extinguishing equipment.
4) All extinguishers shall be inspected monthly and a record maintained offsite.
5) A minimum 20# ABC rated extinguisher shall be located within 50 feet of any fuel dispensing, flammable or combustible liquid or compressed gas storage area.
6) No Smoking signs will be placed within 50 feet of all storage areas for flammable or combustible liquids, compressed gases or other hazardous materials.
7) Flammable and combustible liquids will only be stored in approved safety containers.
8) Combustible debris will not be permitted to accumulate onsite.
I. Ladders, Scaffolds and Platforms:
1) Ladders will be maintained in good condition.
(a) All extension ladders will be secured a minimum of 42" above any landing, which they serve.
(b) Job-built ladders shall conform in every respect with OSHA regulations.
(c) Access areas will be kept clear of material and debris.
(d) When using ladders personnel will not stand on the top three (3) rungs, use both hands while climbing or descending a ladder and face the ladders at all times.
(e) Tools and materials will be hoisted to the work area instead of being carried by the employee while climbing or descending a ladder.
2) Scaffolding: Only approved scaffolding will be used.
(a) All scaffolding over 6 feet high will conform to OSHA regulations, including proper guardrails and toeboards.
(b) Scaffolds shall be inspected and tagged by MaD safety personnel prior to use by employees.
(c) Only scaffold grade, stamped, planking will be used. Solid planking shall be required on each working level.
Proper access ladders will be utilized. Personnel will not be permitted to climb on scaffold end frames or cross braces.