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Drug-Free Workplace
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Table of Contents---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Prologue--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Safety Rules and Practices----------------------------------------------------------------------Follow all safety rules-----------------------------------------------------------------Report unsafe conditions or actions------------------------------------------------Report all injuries----------------------------------------------------------------------Safety suggestion box------------------------------------------------------------------Don’t work when impaired-----------------------------------------------------------Housekeeping---------------------------------------------------------------------------No horseplay----------------------------------------------------------------------------Threats and Violences are prohibited----------------------------------------------Attend Safety Meetings----------------------------------------------------------------Fire Extinguishers----------------------------------------------------------------------Machine Servicing----------------------------------------------------------------------PPE----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fall Protection--------------------------------------------------------------------------Rescue retrevial harness--------------------------------------------------------------Eye & Face Protection-----------------------------------------------------------------Chemical protective gloves-----------------------------------------------------------Disposable gloves----------------------------------------------------------------------Lock-out Tag-out Try-out-------------------------------------------------------------Driver Safety----------------------------------------------------------------------------Lifting procedures---------------------------------------------------------------------Hand Tools-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect power cords-------------------------------------------------------------------Portable power tools------------------------------------------------------------------Grinding wheels (mounted and portable)-----------------------------------------Welding safety--------------------------------------------------------------------------Hot Work---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Heat stress/Sun safety----------------------------------------------------------------Cold Stress-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Watch for ice----------------------------------------------------------------------------Cherry pickers--------------------------------------------------------------------------Forklifts and powered industrial trucks-------------------------------------------Aerial lift safety-------------------------------------------------------------------------Ladder safety----------------------------------------------------------------------------Compressed air safety-----------------------------------------------------------------Material storage------------------------------------------------------------------------Office Safety-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Computer ergonomics-----------------------------------------------------------------1. Responsibilities--------------------------------------------------------------------------------2. Safety Communication------------------------------------------------------------------------3. Safety Training---------------------------------------------------------------------------------4. Safety Inspection-------------------------------------------------------------------------------5. Personal Protective Equipment-------------------------------------------------------------6. Accident & Investigation Reporting--------------------------------------------------------7. Annual Review---------------------------------------------------------------------------------8. Record Retention------------------------------------------------------------------------------9. Monthly/Quarterly Cord Inspection Color Scheme-------------------------------------10. Drug-Free Workplace Policy-----------------------------------------------------------------
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CDC, Inc. has implemented this Safety Program in order to provide every
employee with a safe and healthy workplace. Our goal is zero accidents,
injuries, and occupational illnesses. This program details the procedures used
to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses at CDC, Inc.. All employees,
supervisors, and managers must comply with the requirements of and
perform their responsibilities defined in this program.
It is the intention of CDC, Inc. to comply with all applicable Utah Occupational
Safety and Health (UOSH) regulations. This Safety Program describes the
process and procedures used to manage occupational safety and health issues
at CDC, Inc. and identifies the most critical regulatory requirements. However,
this Safety Program may not include every Utah Occupational Safety and
Health (UOSH) regulatory requirement that applies to CDC, Inc..
No employee will be required to work in dangerous conditions. No employee
will be sanctioned for refusing to work in dangerous conditions or for
reporting dangerous conditions.
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Safety Rules and Practices
CDC, Inc. has a written Safety Program that describes in detail the policies and procedures which
are used to provide you with a safe work place. You will be provided a copy of this manual upon
employement and will be required to acknowledge that you have read and understood the rules
and practices therein.
Follow All Safety Rules - All employees must work safely and follow all safety rules.
Safety Program Available - CDC, Inc. has a written Safety Program that describes in detail
the policies and procedures which are used to provide you with a safe work place. You may
get a copy of this program by asking any manager or supervisor, the Safety Program Manager,
at any safety meeting, using the safety suggestion box, or any safety committee member.
Report Unsafe Conditions or Actions - All employees must immediately report unsafe
conditions or near misses to any manager or supervisor, the Safety Program Manager, at any
safety meeting, using the safety suggestion box, or any safety committee member. A near
miss is an incident where someone could have been hurt but wasn’t this time. It is important
to correct unsafe conditions or procedures before someone is hurt.
Report all Injuries - Employees must report all injuries (no matter how minor) to their
supervisor so that arrangements can be made for medical or first aid treatment. This includes
illness or aches and pains that the employee thinks may be work related and that don’t go
away normally. Do not disturb or clean-up the scene of a serious accident (except to aid injured
people or make the area safe) until an accident investigation has been completed.
Report Equipment Defects - Equipment operators must report equipment defects and
discontinue use until it has been repaired or replaced.
Safety Suggestion Box - You may use the safety suggestion box to report unsafe conditions
or procedures and to make safety related suggestions. You do not have to put your name on
the suggestion. If you do not put your name on the suggestion, we will not be able to get back
to you to ask questions or let you know what happened with your suggestion. The safety
suggestion box is located in the Data Center.
Don’t Work When Impaired - Employees shall not work when impaired by fatigue, illness,
medication, or intoxicating substances such as alcohol. The use illegal drugs is strictly prohibited.
Housekeeping - Keep your work area tidy and free from unnecessary clutter and trip hazards.
Clean up spills as soon as possible. Remove scrap lumber, waste material, and rubbish from
the immediate work area as the work progresses. Keep solvent waste, oily rags, and flammable
liquids in labeled fire resistant covered containers until removed from the work-site.
No Horseplay - Horseplay is forbidden.
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Threats and Violence are Prohibited - Violence, threats of violence, and physical intimidation
are prohibited. Employees who feel that a company employee, customer, or client is potentially
violent must immediately report their concerns to any manager or supervisor, the Safety Program
Manager, at any safety meeting, using the safety suggestion box, or any safety committee member.
Employees who experience violence on the job, or are threatened or experience physical or
verbal intimidation must report this to their supervisor immediately.
Attend Safety Meetings - All employees are required to attend safety meetings when scheduled.
These meetings are one important way that CDC, Inc. communicates safety information
to employees and provides a place where employees may discuss safety issues with management.
Safety Committee Records Available Upon Request - CDC, Inc. operates a safety committee
chartered to help maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Any employee may obtain a list
of the Safety Committee members or the minutes of Safety Committee meetings by asking
the Safety Program Manager. Employees may contact any safety committee member to discuss
safety related issues. The safety committee member will forward your concerns to the
safety committee and let you know what they decide to do about them.
Fire Extinguishers – All Employees must attend the annual Fire Extinguisher training course, do
not use a fire extinguisher unless you have attended and passed the training. Do not use a fire
extinguisher to fight a fire unless you are very confident the extinguisher will safely put the fire
out. Instead, report fires to your supervisor, and evacuate the building and summon the fire
department if necessary.
Machine Servicing - Never plug in a piece of equipment which is being serviced until the
person performing the service tells you it is safe to do so. Check with your supervisor before
plugging equipment which has been unplugged. Never remove a lock or "Do Not Operate"
tag which has been put on equipment by someone else. Contact your supervisor if the person
who put on a lock or tag is not available.
Personal Protective Equipment - The personal protective equipment (PPE) used in your
work area is listed below. Do not perform any tasks which require the use of protective
equipment until you have been shown how to use the protective equipment. Do not use any
equipment that is defective or damaged. During your initial safety training you will be told which
work tasks require the use of personal protective equipment and how to obtain the equipment
you need. All PPE whether employee or employer owned will be used and maintained in sanitary
and reliable condition. If PPE is employee owned it must be presented to your Supervisor for
inspection to assure its adequacy. Fit tests will be administered as required.
• Personal fall arrest system that meets ANSI, ASTM or OSHA requirements (required for some
• Rescue/retrieval harness (required for some tasks)
• High visibility (reflective) vest (always required)
• Safety glasses (ANSI Z87.1) with side protection (always required)
• Safety goggles meeting ANSI Z87.1 (required for some tasks)
• Face shield with safety glasses meeting ANSI Z87.1 (required for some tasks)
• Face shield with goggles meeting ANSI Z87.1 (required for some tasks)
• Ultra-violet face shield with safety glasses meeting ANSI Z87.1 (required for some tasks)
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• Heat reflective face shield with safety glasses meeting ANSI Z87.1 (required for some tasks)
• Welding goggles meeting ANSI Z87.1 (required for some tasks)
• Welding helmet meeting ANSI Z87.1 with ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses (required for some
• Hardhat meeting ANSI Z89.1 (always required)
• Hair net (required for some tasks)
• Beard cover (required for some tasks)
• Disposable gloves (required for some tasks)
• Polyethylene disposable gloves (required for some tasks)
• Leather/utility gloves (required for some tasks)
• Welder’s gloves (required for some tasks)
• Boots: Steel toe meeting ASTM F2413-05 (always required)
• Boots: Steel toe/steel shank meeting ASTM F2413-05 (always required)
• Boots: Slip resistant (always required)
Fall Protection - Always wear your fall protection equipment when you may fall more than 6
feet. Exception(s): If there is a fall protection plan for a specific job follow the requirements
of the plan. Fall protection is required on scaffolds over 10 feet unless there are complete
guardrails. Connectors must wear fall protection over 15 feet and must tie off over 30 feet.
Inspect your equipment before every use. Check ropes, webbing, and lanyards for wear, damaged
strands, and fraying. Check metal parts for cracks, bending, and corrosion. Replace
equipment which doesn’t work correctly or is damaged. Fall protection equipment which has
deployed in a fall requires careful inspection and some equipment is not designed to be reused
after a fall. Make sure you tie off on an anchor point that is strong enough. Ask your supervisor
if you are not sure where to tie off.
Rescue Retrieval Harness - Wear a rescue retrieval harness in areas like confined spaces to
allow your co-workers to rescue you without entering the danger zone themselves. The harness
is normally connected to a lifeline which is often used with a pulley and tripod. Inspect
your equipment before every use. Check ropes, webbing, and lanyards for wear, damaged
strands, and fraying. Check metal parts for cracks, bending, and corrosion. Replace equipment
which doesn’t work correctly or is damaged. Your harness may not be suitable for use
as fall protection. Check the manufacturer’s specifications before using a rescue retrieval harness
for fall protection.
Eye & Face Protection - Always wear your eye protection when required. There are many
types of eye protection available, tell your supervisor if your eye protection distorts your vision
or gives you headaches. Face shields and welding helmets do not provide adequate eye protection
by themselves. Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles under the face shield.
Chemical Protective Gloves - Each kind of glove only provides protection against certain
chemicals; always make sure that the chemicals you are using can’t go through the kind of
gloves you are wearing. No glove provides a perfect chemical barrier; always try to minimize
the amount of chemical that gets on your gloves. Avoid touching your skin or clothes with
contaminated gloves. Never touch or allow others to touch objects with bare hands after handling
them with contaminated gloves. Decontaminate objects which you have handled with
contaminated gloves as soon as possible.
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Disposable Gloves - Do not re-use disposable gloves. Use the following technique to remove
gloves without contaminating your hands:
1. Pinch one of the gloves at the cuff of the glove (near the wrist).
2. Peel the glove off by pulling it off your hand turning it inside out.
3. Place the glove you just removed in the hand that still has a glove on, taking care to touch
only the clean inner side of the just removed glove.
4. Slide your index finger under the remaining glove, and use your finger to turn the glove
inside out over the previously removed glove. Take care to touch only the clean inside of
the glove with your bare hand.
5. Dispose of the gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water.
Lockout/Tagout/Tryout - Never open electrical circuits or turn on equipment which has been
locked/tagged out by someone else. Only the person who put on a lock or "Do Not Operate"
tag or their supervisor may remove it and turn on the circuits or equipment. Use the following
procedure when working on equipment or structures which are connected to energy sources (i.e.
electricity, hydraulics) or may retain stored energy after being disconnected from their source of
energy. Sources of stored energy include, but are not limited to batteries, capacitors, compressed
gas (air) buffers, pressurized hydraulic systems, hot materials, cold materials, springs, flywheels,
magnets, reactive chemicals, and elevated machine parts or material (gravity).
1. Notify anyone else working in the area and their supervisor that you will be
disconnecting the circuits or equipment.
2. Identify the types of used and stored in the equipment. Make sure you understand all of
the hazards of the energy and the methods used to control and/or dissipate all the
3. If equipment is operating, shut it down using the normal stopping procedure.
4. Isolate the machine from all sources of energy using the appropriate switches, valves,
and other energy isolating devices. Put your lock and/or a "Do Not Operate" tag on each
switch, valve or energy isolating device. Make sure the reason the equipment was
turned off, the date and time the tag was applied, and your name are on the tag. It is
better use a lock and tag instead of just a tag. It is better if each person who is servicing a
machine puts on their own lock and tag.
5. Dissipate or block all stored energy within the equipment.
6. Make sure that all personnel are clear and then verify that the equipment is in a zero
energy state using appropriate tests. Make sure to return the operating controls to the
"off" position after testing.
7. Perform the required work.
8. Verify your tools and any items used to do the work have been removed. Make sure that
all personnel are clear, and that any controls are in neutral. Reinstall all guards.
9. Remove your locks and tags and re-energize the circuits or equipment. Verify it is
working properly using the normal start-up procedure.
10. Notify all affected employees and their supervisor that you have completed your work.
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Driver Safety - Always wear seat-belts when driving or riding in a car or truck. Ensure that
everyone else in the vehicle is also wearing seat belts. Leave plenty of time to get to your
destination. Avoid aggressive driving, and do not engage with another driver who is driving
aggressively. Keep your eyes constantly moving up and down the road, to the sides, and to the rear
view mirrors. Be aware of your vehicle’s blind spots. Try to maintain space cushions around your
vehicle so that you have some place to go if the unexpected happens. Stay at least three seconds
behind the car in front. Use turn signals. Maintain average traffic speed on multi-lane roads and
on-ramps, but do not speed. Respect the weather, and be aware that reaction time and general
driving skills get worse when you are tired.. Always set the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle. Never drink and drive.
Lifting procedures - Use mechanical devices, such as cranes and carts, to lift and carry heavy
objects whenever possible. If necessary, have another person help lift a heavy item. Bend yourlegs
(instead of your back) and avoid twisting your neck and back when lifting. Store heavy objects at
about waist level, not on the floor or overhead. Never stand under a load being lifted by a hoist or
crane. Crane operators and riggers should obey the following safety rules:
1. Never use a hoist or crane unless you have been trained to do so.
2. Inspect the crane and rigging carefully before use (at least daily). Look for worn or
distorted chain links. Test the limit switches each shift. Remove from service any hook
that has been opened more than 15 percent of the normal throat opening measured at
the narrowest point or twisted more than 10 degrees from the plane of the unbent
hook. Remove from service any wire rope sling that has ten randomly distributed
broken wires in one rope lay; five broken wires in one strand in one rope lay; wear or
scraping of one-third the original diameter of outside individual wires; kinking,
crushing, bird caging or any other damage resulting in distortion of the wire rope
structure; evidence of heat damage; end attachments that are cracked, deformed or
worn; or corrosion of the rope or end attachments. Verify the piston air hoist locknut is
secure (if applicable).
3. Never lift a person with a hoist or crane. Never move a load over a person or lift molten
metal where it could strike a person if spilled.
4. Never exceed the rated capacity of a hoist or crane.
5. Always position the load directly under the hoist mechanism before lifting. Off vertical
lifts can damage the crane and cause the load to swing.
6. Make sure that the rated capacity of hooks, rings, links, welded or mechanical coupling
links, or other attachments is equal to or greater than the capacity of the chain or rope.
7. Do not secure wire rope by knots, except on haul back lines on scrapers.
8. Use at least three full tucks on an eye splice made in any wire rope. Do not form eyes in
wire rope bridles, slings, or bull wires by using wire rope clips or knots.
9. Use padding to protect slings from the sharp edges of a load. When used for eye splices,
apply a U-bolt so that the "U" section is in contact with the dead end of the rope. Do not
kink sling legs. Always balance the load of slings used in a basket hitch to prevent
slippage. Never place your hands or fingers between a sling and its load while the sling
is being tightened around the load. Never pull a sling from under a load when the load is
resting on the sling. Do not shorten slings with knots, bolts or other makeshift devices.
Shock loading is prohibited.
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10. Cable laid, 6 X 19 slings, and 6 X 37 slings must have a minimum clear length of wire
rope 10 times the component rope diameter between splices, sleeves or end fittings.
braided slings must have a minimum clear length of wire rope 40 times the component
rope diameter between the loops or end fittings. Cable laid grommets, strand laid
grommets and endless slings must have a minimum circumferential length of 96 times
their body diameter.
11. Remove fiber core wire rope slings from service if they are exposed to temperatures in
excess of 200 deg. F (93.33 deg. C). Follow the sling manufacturer’s recommendations
when using non-fiber core wire rope slings at temperatures above 400 deg. F or below
minus 60 deg. F.
12. Remove rope and slings from service if abnormal wear, powdered fiber between
strands, broken or cut fibers, variations in the size/roundness of strands, discoloration,
rotting, acid/caustic burns, snags, tears, cuts, punctures, broken/worn stitches, or
distortion of hardware in the sling are present.
13. Do not use knots instead of splices.
14. Do not use ropes and rope slings outside of the temperature range recommended by the
15. Do not use ropes or slings in environments where there are fumes, vapors, mists, or
sprays of incompatible materials. Nylon is incompatible with phenolics. Polyester
and polypropylene are incompatible with caustics. Aluminum fittings are incompatible
with caustics. Check the manufacturer’s specifications for additional incompatibilities.
16. Eye splices in manila rope must contain at least three full tucks and short splices at least
six full tucks (three on each side of the center line of the splice). Eye splices in layered
synthetic fiber rope must contain at least four full tucks and short splices at least eight
full tucks (four on each side of the center line of the splice). Do not trim strand end tails
short (flush with the surface of the rope) immediately adjacent to the full tucks. Tails
should extend at least six rope diameters beyond the last full tuck but do not need to
exceed six inches. If projecting the tails is objectionable, the tails may be tapered and
spliced into the body of the rope using at least two additional tucks which will require a
tail length of approximately six rope diameters beyond the last full tuck. For all eye
splices, the eye must be large enough to provide an included angle of not greater than
60 deg. at the splice when the eye is placed over the load or support.
17. Operate hosts and cranes smoothly; avoid jerky motions. Take up slack slowly before
lifting load.
18. On near capacity lifts, test the brakes after lifting the load a few inches.
19. Never leave the controls when a load is in the air.
20. When using a double saddle hook, use a double sling or choker to distribute the load
over both saddles of the hook.
21. Under normal operating conditions, stop the crane before reaching the limit switch.
22. Never lift a load with sling hooks hanging loose.
23. Do not operate mobile cranes in areas where they can contact electrical wires.
24. Tools, oil cans, extra fuses, and other necessary articles must be stored in a tool box,
and may not be permitted to lie loose in or about the crane cab.
25. Never operate a crane near electrical lines unless they have been de-energized and
visibly grounded. Minimum clearance is 10 feet for lines rated up to 50 kV. For lines
over 50 kV, clearance ten feet plus 0.4 inches for each 1 kV over 50 kV or twice the
length of the line insulator (but never less than ten feet). When moving a crane with no
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load and boom lowered, clearance must be at least 4 feet for voltages less than 50 kV.,
and 10 feet for voltages over 50 kV up to and including 345 kV., and 16 feet for voltages
up to and including 750 kV. Use a spotter if it is difficult for the crane operator to judge
distance from the live electrical lines.
26. When using a crane near operating transmission towers, make sure that an electrical
charge is not induced on the crane. When necessary, ground the upper rotating
structure supporting the boom, and install ground jumper cables to materials being
handled by boom equipment. Ground crews must use non-conductive poles having
large alligator clips or other similar protection to attach the ground cable to the load.
Combustible and flammable materials must be removed from the immediate area prior
to operations.
Hand Tools - Replace chisels, punches and other impact tools with mushroomed shafts. Replace
hammers with loose heads and any tool with loose handles. Keep tools reasonably clean to
prevent your hands from slipping while using them. Do not use wrenches when the jaws are worn
to the point that slippage occurs. Wooden handles should be free of splinters and cracks. Keep
cutting tools sharp.
Inspect Power Cords - Never use electrical equipment unless the power cord and grounding
plug (if present) are in good condition. Never use equipment that shocks you, even the small
shock from a minor short will get worse in time. Never use the electrical cord to hoist, carry,
or pull electrical equipment. Report all problems with electrical equipment to your supervisor.
Portable power tools – Always inspect portable power tools prior to use. Never use portable
power-operated tool unless all guards are in place and fully operational. Verify all cords and plugs
are in good condition
Grinding Wheels (Mounted and Portable) - Do not stand in front of the wheel when starting
grinder. Do not use a grinder without all guards in place. Always use eye protection when using a
grinder. Keep the work rests adjusted closely to the wheel (1/8 inch opening maximum) to
prevent the work from being jammed between the wheel and the rest, which may cause wheel
breakage. Apply gradual pressure to allow the wheel to warm up evenly. Dress wheels regularly.
Do not grind on the side of a wheel that is not designed for it. Always ring test when mounting an
abrasive wheel and if you think there may be a problem with a wheel. Gently tap the wheel with a
nonmetal tool (e.g. plastic or wooden handle). Reject any wheel that does not emit a metallic ring.
Do not force a grinding wheel on the spindle; do not over tighten the spindle nut.
Welding Safety – All supervisors and those performing any welding duties must be trained to so.
Do not look at a welding arc or the reflection of a welding arc without welding glass. Looking at an
arc can give you welder’s flash which feels like sand in your eyes starting 6-8 hours after you look
at the arc. Welding flash usually gets better in a few days. Never perform any welding operation in
a sprinklered building where the fire sprinklers are not fully functional, in an explosive
atmosphere, or near large quantities of exposed, readily ignitable materials. All areas that are at
risk of the evolution of hazardous fumes, gases, or dust must be properly ventilated to reduce
possible fire hazard. Relocate or cover combustible materials within 35 feet of a welding
operation. Post a fire watcher if welding must occur within 35 feet of combustible materials. Fire
watchers must have attended the fire extinguisher training course. The fire watcher must have an
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extinguisher and must continue watching for 30 minutes after welding operations have finished.
Always check the grounding of the welding machine frame. Conduits containing electrical
conductors may not be used for completing a work-lead circuit. Pipelines may not be used as a
permanent part of a work-lead circuit, but may be used during construction, extension or repair
providing that current is not carried through threaded joints, flanged bolted joints, or caulked
joints and that special precautions are used to avoid sparking at connection of the work-lead
cable. Chains, wire ropes, cranes, hoists, and elevators may not be used to carry welding current.
All ground connections must be checked to determine that they are mechanically strong and
electrically adequate for the required current. Never use compressed oxygen for ventilation. An
oxygen enriched environment is a severe fire hazard because things burn much faster if the
oxygen concentration is higher.
Hot Work - A Hot Work Permit is required before beginning any temporary operation involving
open flames or producing heat and/or sparks. This includes but is not limited to: brazing cutting,
grinding, soldering, thawing pipes, torch applied roofing, welding, the use of propane heaters, and
the use of any pyrotechnic device. A Hot Work Permit is not required in locations that have been
identified by Risk Management as designated hot work areas. Designated hot work areas are
locations, such as, welding shops, or permanent work stations where hot work is a regular part of
the process. Hot work permits will be issued in these areas on an annual basis, following a
successful annual inspection. Hot work is not permitted in certain confined spaces (as identified
by Risk Management), potentially explosive atmospheres, unpurged gas cylinders, chemical lines,
or chemical containers. If there is any question regarding the safety of the operation, an onsite
inspection will be performed by personnel qualified to evaluate the hazard in question. Hot Work
Permits are issued by supervisors who have been trained by the Fire Marshal or appropriate
Certified Authority, and authorized by their departments to issue hot work permits.
Heat Stress/Sun Safety - Drink plenty of water when working in hot environments. It is best to
drink small amounts frequently (up to four cups per hour). Take it easy when you first start
working in a hot environment. It takes your body at least a week to get used to working in a hot
environment. Tell your supervisor if you or a co-worker experiences extreme weakness or fatigue,
giddiness, nausea, or headache or if your face becomes pale or flushed. These are symptoms of
heat exhaustion and anyone with these symptoms should rest in a shady or cool area. If shade is
not available, ask your supervisor and they will provide shade. You will not be punished in any
way if you experience heat stress and must rest. Watch out for your coworkers; sometimes a
person with heat stress does not realize it themselves. If you or a co-worker stops sweating stops
and experiences mental confusion, delirium, loss of consciousness, convulsions or coma this may
be heat stroke. immediately soak the person in cool water and fan them. The person must go to a
hospital or medical clinic as soon as possible. A person with heat stroke may die without medical
treatment. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun by using hats, sun glasses, sun screen and
covering skin with clothing. Ultraviolet light in sunlight causes skin cancer.
Cold Stress/Watch for Ice - If you or a co-worker experiences uncontrollable shivering and the
sensation of coldness, a slower heartbeat and weak pulse, slurred speech, memory lapses, or
extreme sleepiness, you may be suffering from hypothermia (low body temperature). Anyone
suffering from hypothermia should rest in a warm environment right away. If you work in cold
environments for extended periods of time, watch for the symptoms of frostbite in your hands,
feet, and face. These include burning, numbness, tingling, itching, or cold sensations. Skin with
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superficial frostbite may appear white and frozen, but it retains some resistance when pressed.
Skin with deep frostbite is hard. In cold environments, watch for ice on walkways or floors. Do not
walk on slippery ice. Remove ice build-up from floors or walk-ways if necessary.
Cherry Pickers - Do not use a vehicle mounted work platforms unless you have been properly
trained. Always inspect the equipment before use. Ensure the vehicle is stable before
use (extend the outriggers if available); not not exceed the boom and basket load limits. Always
stand firmly in the bucket. Always use a harness or body belt and lanyard attached to
the bucket. Do not operate the equipment within ten feet of energized lines unless you are
specially qualified to do so.
Forklifts and Powered Industrial Trucks - Watch out for moving forklifts or trucks. Do not
step in front of a moving forklift or trucks; large loads make it difficult for the driver to see
you and stop. Never pass under the elevated portion of any forklift whether loaded or empty.
Never ride on any moving forklift or truck except in a designated passenger seat.
Only trained drivers may operate forklifts or trucks in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions. No modification shall be made without the express written approval from the
manufacturer. All drivers will obey the following rules:
1. Inspect your vehicle before use. If your vehicle is broken, defective, or in any way unsafe,
remove it from service until it is repaired. Never operate a vehicle with a fuel leak or faulty
2. Obey plant speed limits. Watch out for people walking. Slow down where vision is
obstructed or the floors are slippery. Avoid loose objects. Stunt driving and horseplay is
3. Keep your arms and legs in the driver’s area. Do not allow others to touch the load or
vehicle while it is moving. Do not allow people to ride your vehicle (except in a designated
passenger seat) or to step under the load.
4. When leaving your vehicle, always fully lower the load and set the brakes. If you go more
than 25 feet from your vehicle or go where you cannot see your vehicle, you must first shut
off the power. Block the wheels if parked on an incline.
5. Stay a safe distance from the edge of ramps, platforms, or freight cars. Do not use your
truck for opening or closing freight doors. Make sure that the brakes of trucks, trailers or
railroad cars are set while loading or unloading. When needed, install a fixed jack on a
semitrailer before loading or unloading. Always check the floors of trucks, trailers and
railroad cars for breaks and weaknesses before driving in them.
6. Always make sure that there is enough overhead space for your vehicle and the load.
7. Yield the right of way to ambulances, fire trucks, or other emergency vehicles.
8. If the load obstructs your forward view, drive backwards.
9. Cross railroad tracks diagonally wherever possible. Do not park closer than 8 feet from the
center of railroad tracks.
10. Go up or down grades slowly. If the grade exceeds 10%(ten feet up for every 100 feet
forward), loaded trucks must be driven with the load upgrade. On all grades the load must
be tilted back if possible and raised only as far as necessary to clear the road surface.
11. Make sure that dock-boards and bridge-plates are secure before driving over them. Do not
exceed their rated capacity.
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12. Approach elevators slowly, and enter them squarely after the elevator car is leveled. Shut
off the power and set the brakes once in the elevator car. Motorized hand trucks must enter
elevator or other confined areas with load end forward.
13. Make turns at a reduced safe speed by turning the steering wheel in a smooth, moderate,
even, sweeping motion.
14. Never exceed the rated capacity of the vehicle. Carry only stable loads. Always try to center
the load; be extra careful if the load cannot be centered. Adjust long or high loads which
may affect the capacity. Be very careful when tilting the load forward or backward.
15. Always stop the engine before refueling. Avoid spillage. Make sure any spilled fuel is
completely evaporated and the fuel tank cap replaced before restarting engine.
16. Do not use open flames to check battery electrolyte or fuel levels.
Aerial Lifts - Employees are responsible for operating Aerial Lift equipment according to safe and
proper techniques outlined in training classes. In addition, employees are responsible for notifying
the foreman of any unsafe conditions related to the equipment. Aerial lifts are considered any of
the following: vehicle-mounted aerial devices to elevate personnel to work areas not accessible
from the ground; extendible boom platforms, aerial ladders, articulating booms, vertical towers,
and a combination of any such devices. All employees who may on occasion work on aerial
platform must be trained. Training covers the proper use, inspection of, and hazards associated
with aerial lifts. Aerial lifts may be modified for uses other than those intended by the
manufacturer provided the modification has been certified in writing by the manufacturer.
When working on an elevated platform, several factors must be considered:
1. Fall protection - Basket occupants must wear a body harness attached to the basket. Also
personnel will stand firmly on the floor of the lift and will not climb on the side rails or the
edge of the basket.
2. Moving the lift - The lift must not be moved when the boom is elevated in a working
position unless the lift is specifically designed to do so.
3. Lift controls - All controls must be tested daily prior to operating the boom.
4. Backup alarms – Audible and visual alarms must be tested and in working order
before each use.
5. Boom and basket loads - The manufacturer's boom and basket maximum intended
loads must not be exceeded.
6. Outriggers and brakes - Outriggers must be positioned on pads or solid ground when
used. Brakes must be set anytime outriggers are used. Wheel chocks must be installed
before the lift is used when working on an incline.
7. Barricades & signs - The area beneath an operating aerial lifts must be cordoned off and
access to that area must be restricted. Restricting access may be accomplished
through the use of barricades and signs.
8. Minimum clearance between electrical lines and any part of the equipment is ten (10) feet.
Ladder Safety - Always inspect a ladder before use. Do not use a ladder that is not in good
condition. Ensure that the feet of the ladder are securely on level ground before climbing. Place
ladder so the base is about 1/4 of the height away from the object on which it is leaning. For
example, the base of a 12 foot ladder should be about 3 feet from the wall. Always face a ladder
when climbing up or down, and grasp the rungs. Do not carry tools or material while going up or
down; use a tool belt or rope instead. If using the ladder to climb to a new level, the ladder must
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extend at least three feet above the upper landing. When possible, tie off the ladder near the top to
keep it from tipping. Do not use metal ladders around electricity. Do not use the top two steps of a
ladder. Never use a ladder as a scaffold (in horizontal position). Do not exceed the capacity of the
Compressed Air Safety - Never point a compressed air nozzle at another person or your skin.
Compressed air can inject oil or air under your skin which can cause very serious injury. Do
not use compressed air for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 30 p.s.i (except
for concrete form, mill scale and similar cleaning purposes). Always use chip guards
and eye protection when using compressed air for cleaning. Do not use the air hose to hoist,
lower, pull or drag tools. Inspect air hoses at least daily and do not use a damaged hose.
Material Storage - Always stack, rack, or interlock stored materials to prevent sliding or collapse.
Do not store material inside buildings under construction within 6 feet of any hoistway,
inside floor openings, or within 10 feet of an exterior wall which does not extend above
the top of the material stored. Cross-key bagged materials at least every 10 bags high. Do
not stack bricks more than 7 feet in high. When a loose brick stack reaches a height of 4 feet,
taper it back 2 inches for every foot of height above the 4-foot level. Taper masonry block
stacks one-half block per tier above the 6-foot level. Remove nails from lumber before stacking.
Do not stack lumber in piles higher than 16 feet (20 feet if stacked using machinery).
Office Safety - Keep filing cabinet and desk drawers closed when not in use. Open only one
drawer of a filing cabinet at a time. Keep frequently used files in drawers that are about waist high.
Do not fill upper drawers before the lower drawers are filled or the cabinet may tip over when
opened. Employees should organize their desks so that the items they use more frequently are
nearby and items they use rarely are farther away. Heavy items should be stored at about waist
height. Employees who must frequently use the computer or write while on the telephone should
request a telephone headset, speaker phone or shoulder rest.
Computer Ergonomics - Employees should take time to set up their computer comfortably.
The keyboard and monitor should be directly in front them so that they can work without
twisting. The keyboard should be just below elbow height when sitting with their shoulders and
arms relaxed at their sides. The top of the monitor screen should not be above eye level. If
necessary, employees should raise their seats and use a foot rest if their feet don’t rest flat
on the ground. Employees should request a split keyboard or alternative mouse if their existing
equipment generates wrist or arm discomfort. Employees should arrange their work space so that
there is not excessive glare on their monitor screen from lights or windows. Employees who work
at their desk all day should take short (1-2 minute) stretch breaks every hour or two. During these
breaks, employees should get out of their seats, walk around a bit, and stretch their muscles.
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1. Responsibilities
This section identifies who is responsible for implementing each element of this Safety
Program. The actual performance of activities described in this section may be delegated to
others, but the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that each program element is
implemented correctly remains with the individuals identified below.
All Managers and Supervisors
Read this Safety Program. - It is important that all managers and supervisors
understand how this Safety Program operates. Set A Good Example - Set a good
example by complying with all health and safety requirements established for
employees. Act promptly to correct any health and safety issue that is identified.
Follow-up on Unsafe Condition Reports - Follow-up on all unsafe conditions or
near miss incidents reported by employees. Report problems that are corrected
immediately to the Safety Program Manager verbally. Issues that cannot be
corrected immediately must be documented in writing and forwarded to the Safety
Program Manager. Inform the Safety Program Manager in writing when appropriate
corrective actions are implemented.
Enforce Code of Safe Practices - Discipline employees who do not comply with the
Code of Safe Practices or behave unsafely in accordance with company discipline
policy. At a minimum, discipline must include:
a. Verbal warning and retraining for first offense
b. Written warning for second offense (place copy in employee’s
personnel file)
c. Suspension without pay or termination for subsequent offenses
Refusal to Perform DangerousWork and Reporting Dangerous Conditions - Do
not sanction employees who refuse work in dangerous conditions until the hazards
are corrected. Do not sanction or retaliate against employees who report workplace
hazards in any way; they are required to do so by this program. Do not sanction who
must rest because they are showing signs or symptoms of heat stress; make sure
that employees know they can rest in a shady/cool area if they need to. It is
important that employees who are experiencing heat stress cool off before the
problem becomes a medical emergency.
Imminent Hazards - In the event of an imminent hazard which cannot be corrected
immediately, stop work and remove all exposed personnel from the area. Ensure
that all employees assigned to correct the hazard are provided all necessary
safeguards. Report imminent hazard events to the Safety Program Manager.
Process Changes - Notify the Safety Program Manager of all changes to the work
environment which affect the hazards to which employees are exposed or the
methods used to protect employees from those hazards. This Safety Program may
need to be updated to accommodate the process changes.
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1.2 Safety Program Manager
Complete Start-Up Checklist - Perform all of the tasks identified on the start-up
checklist. Hoist, Crane and Rigging Inspections - Perform thorough inspections of all
cranes, hoists and rigging before new equipment is placed into service, if equipment
is returned to service after having been idle for over one month, and at least
annually. Maintain written documentation of these inspections. Note: This does not
include daily operator inspections; written documentation of daily operator
inspections is not required.
Track Corrective Actions to Completion - The need for action to correct
workplace safety or health deficiencies may be identified and reported through
workplace inspections, suggestions by management or employees, and accident
investigations. Ensure that the person responsible for completing each corrective
action is clearly documented. Report to The President any required corrective
actions that are not completed in a timely manner.
Injury Reporting and Recording - Notify Utah Occupational Safety and Health
(UOSH) of all fatalities and catastrophes. Contact your worker’s compensation
insurance carrier to determine if additional reporting and recording requirements
apply. Record injuries and illnesses in accordance with Utah Occupational Safety
and Health (UOSH) requirements. Additional information about these requirements
and the forms which must be used are available at:
Post the OSHA Form 300-A form from February 1 through April 30.
Notify Accident Investigator - Notify the appropriate accident investigator of all
accidents, injuries, illnesses and near miss incidents. File documentation of
completed investigations in the [Accident Investigations] folder.
Supervisor and Manager Safety Training - Ensure that all supervisors and
managers are aware of their responsibilities under this Safety Program. Ensure that
all supervisors and managers are aware of the hazards to which their employees
may be exposed and the controls necessary for their employees to work safely.
Supervisor Heat Stress Training - Train all supervisors with employees working
in hot environments on the hazards of heat stress and their responsibilities and the
procedures for managing heat stress hazards listed in this section under their
department name. Ensure that supervisors understand the procedures they are to
follow if one of their employees develops a heat related illness. Document the
training and file in the [Safety Training] folder.
Forklifts, Powered Industrial Trucks, and Heavy Equipments Refresher
Training – Perform refresher training and evaluate every driver’s performance in
writing at least every three years. The refresher training does not need to include
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topics where the driving evaluation shows the operator remains competent. File the
training documentation and evaluations.
Start-up Safety Training - Ensure that all employees receive initial safety training
when this Safety Program is first established.
Hazard, Control and Personal Protective Equipment Changes - Update this
Safety Program to reflect any changes in the hazards to which employees are
exposed, the engineering controls used to protect them from those hazards, or
personal protective equipment they use.
Perform Annual Review - Review the effectiveness of this program every year by
completing the Program Review Checklist. Report the results of the review to the
President , and place the completed checklist in the [Program Reviews] file.
Disseminate Internal Safety Inspections - Ensure that all safety inspections which
are not performed by the safety committee are provided to the safety committee for
Disseminate External Safety Inspections - Ensure that the results of third party
safety inspections (e.g. government, insurance company, etc.) are provided to the
safety committee for review.
Disseminate Accident Investigations - Provide the safety committee with the
results of any accident/near miss investigations which weren’t performed by the
committee itself for review.
Maintain Safety Program Files - Ensure that all documentation generated by this
program is properly filed.
File Safety Training Documentation - Review all training checklist forms to verify
they were filled out completely. If a specific training item does not apply to a
particular employee, make sure that item is crossed out and that the trainer has
initialed the cross out. Place the completed documentation in the employee’s
personnel file.
File Safety Inspections - Review all safety inspection checklists to verify that all
hazards identified during the inspection have been corrected. Provide copies of the
inspection checklists to the Safety Committee for discussion at the next meeting. File
completed safety inspection checklists in the [Safety Inspections] folder.
File Safety Meeting Documentation - File documentation of all safety meetings in
the [Safety Meeting] folder.
File Safety Suggestions - Follow-up on all safety suggestions received and then file
them in the [Safety Suggestions] folder.
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1.3 President
Provide Adequate Resources - Provide sufficient resources to administer this
Safety Program and control all occupational health and safety hazards identified by
management and employees.
Perform Formal Safety Inspections - Conduct Safety Inspections using the
appropriate written checklist. The inspections must be performed periodically.
Ensure any deficiencies identified are corrected. Give the completed checklists to
the Safety Program Manager for filing.
Corrective Actions - Ensure that all safety and health corrective actions that have
not been completed in a timely manner (as reported by the Safety Program
Manager) are implemented promptly.
Conduct Safety Meetings - Conduct safety meetings to discuss safety related topics.
The meeting frequency is given in Table 2.1. The meeting should include discussion
of injuries and near misses that have occurred since the last meeting and how to
prevent future incidents, a presentation from the safety committee, and a status
report of any open safety issues. Write down the agenda, date, names of the
employees who attended, and notes of any discussions. Ensure that any safety issues
that were brought up during the meeting are forwarded to the correct person for
resolution. Give a copy of the documentation to the Safety Program Manager for
Management Representation at Safety Meetings - Ensure that an authorized
representative of management attends every safety meeting. Attend safety meetings
whenever possible.
Empty Safety Suggestion Box - Empty the Safety Suggestion Box at least weekly
and take appropriate action on all suggestions received. Replace the suggestion
forms or paper and pen as necessary. Forward copies of all safety suggestions to the
Safety Program Manager for filing and any necessary follow-up.
Management and Supervision Changes - Ensure that the Safety Program Manager
is notified of all changes in company organization or management/supervisor
assignments so that this Safety Program can be updated (if necessary) and new
managers/supervisors informed of their responsibilities under this program.
1.4 Supervisor
Monitor Safety Conditions - Continuously observe your work areas for unsafe
actions or conditions and correct any deficiencies noted. Walk around your work
area regularly (i.e. daily) in order to perform these observations.
Perform Formal Safety Inspections - Conduct Safety Inspections using the
appropriate written checklist. The inspections must be performed periodically.
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Ensure any deficiencies identified are corrected. Give the completed checklists to
the Safety Program Manager for filing.
Weekly Fall Protection Equipment Inspections - Inspect all fall protection
equipment (including each employees lifeline and harness) at least once per week
when the equipment is in use.
Report all Injuries and Illnesses - Report all work related injuries or illnesses to
employees under your supervision to the Safety Program Manager. If the injury or
illness involves a fatality or hospitalization of an employee, inform the Safety
Program Manager immediately because CDC, Inc. may be required to notify Utah
Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) within eight (8) hours. If the Safety Program
Manager is not available contact The President immediately to determine who
should make any required reports.
Accident Investigations - Conduct accident investigations for work related injuries,
illnesses, and near miss incidents. Ensure these investigations are performed in
accordance with the requirements of this program. Ensure that documentation of
completed investigations is filed in the [Accident Investigations] folder of the Safety
Program files.
Conduct Safety Meetings - Conduct safety meetings to discuss safety related topics.
The meeting frequency is given in Table 2.1 (page 19). The meeting should include
discussion of injuries and near misses that have occurred since the last meeting and
how to prevent future incidents, a presentation from the safety committee, and a
status report of any open safety issues. Write down the agenda, date, names of the
employees who attended, and notes of any discussions. Ensure that any safety issues
that were brought up during the meeting are forwarded to the correct person for
resolution. Give a copy of the documentation to the Safety Program Manager for
Ensure Employees Attend Safety Meetings - Ensure your employees attend Safety
Meetings whenever possible. If an employee under your supervision cannot attend a
meeting because of absence or any other reason, summarize the key safety related
points of the meeting for them as soon as possible.
Hazards Created by Other Companies - Tell your employees how to protect
themselves from the hazard or instruct them to stop working near the hazard until
it is corrected. For serious hazards, immediately notify all personnel (regardless of
company affiliation) in the vicinity of the hazard.
New Employee Safety Training - Provide employees with a copy of the Code of
Safe Practices and perform all of the training required. Perform additional training
if employees are given new job assignments with additional hazards, when new
substances, processes, procedures or equipment are introduced into the work area,
and when new workplace hazards are recognized. Have the employee date and sign
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a copy of the safety training certification (at the bottom of the training requirements
form). Give the completed form to the Safety Program Manager for filing.
Forklifts, Powered Industrial Trucks, and Heavy Equipments Refresher
Training – Ensure that any driver who has been observed to operate their vehicle in
an unsafe manner or has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident receives
refresher training.
Provide Personal Protective Equipment - Ensure that adequate supplies of the
personal protective equipment listed in the code of Safe Practices are readily
available for use by employees. When possible, stock a variety of suitable models for
each type of equipment. Unless employees who wear prescription eyeglasses are
provided with prescription safety glasses, ensure that some of the protective eyewear available can be worn over prescription eyeglasses.
Additional Personal Protective Equipment Training - Ensure employees receive
training whenever new personal protective equipment is introduced into the work
area and when an employee is observed using their equipment incorrectly.
Hazard and Control Changes - Notify the Safety Program Manager whenever work
process changes affect employee exposures or there are any changes to the personal
protective equipment or engineering controls the employees use so that this Safety
Program can be updated to reflect the changes.
Management of Heat Stress - Ensure that cool drinking water (at least one quart
per hour) and shade or a cool resting area are available for employees. Encourage
employees to drink small amounts of water frequently (up to 4 cups per hour).
Ensure that there is a means for obtaining emergency medical services should a heat
related illness occur. Ensure that employees know how to summon help should a
heat related illness occur.
1.5 Safety Committee
Make Safety Recommendations - Recommend safety and health related
improvements to management as appropriate.
Investigate Issues Reported by Employees or Management - Investigate hazard
reports or other safety related issues reported to any safety committee member.
Document the progress and results of all investigations in the meeting minutes and
track issues to closure.
Review Third Party Inspections - Review all inspection reports generated by
government, insurance company, or other third party inspectors. Verify abatement
actions when appropriate.
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Review Workplace Safety Inspections - Review workplace safety inspections
performed by others within the company. When necessary, the committee may
perform their own walkthrough inspections.
Review Accident Investigations - Review all workplace accidents and near miss
investigations performed by others. Review workplace injury and illness records.
Program Review - Review the effectiveness of this Safety Program and the
accountability system used by CDC, Inc. to ensure that all necessary safety related
activities are completed. When appropriate, give the Safety Program Manager
written findings for inclusion with the annual program review documentation.
1.6 Safety Committee Chairperson
Conduct Safety Committee Meetings - Schedule, prepare agendas for, and conduct
safety committee meetings. Ensure that the committee meets often enough to
perform all of the functions described in this Safety Program (at least once per
quarter). Ensure that a written agenda is distributed to all members before each
Safety Committee meeting. The Agenda must include the minutes of the previous
Safety Committee meeting, any issues identified by management or employees since
the previous meeting, discussion of any accident or near miss investigations
completed since the previous meeting, and a status report on any open issues.
Ensure that minutes for each safety committee meeting are prepared. The minutes
should include the meeting date, the name of each person that attended, a summary
of the issues discussed at the meeting, and the results of any decisions made by the
committee. Action items should include the name of the person who has been
assigned responsibility for completing the item.
Management Representatives - Request management to designate a replacement
safety committee representatives when one of their representatives leaves the
committee or fails to perform their responsibilities as a committee member. The
committee must always have at least one management representative.
Safety Committee Coordination - Coordinate the activity of the safety committee
with the Safety Program Manager.
Maintain Safety Committee Documentation - Ensure that all Safety Committee
documentation (e.g. agendas, meeting minutes, the current list of member names,
and written documentation of any committee activities such as inspections or
investigations) is prepared and properly filed. Ensure that Safety Committee
documentation is kept for at least five years.
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1.7 Safety Committee Members
Attend Safety Committee Meetings - Attend safety committee meetings and
complete all assignments given by the committee.
Communicate With Employees - Safety committee members should go out of their
way to communicate with employees about safety related issues. If an employee
raises an issue with a safety committee member, that member must take the issue to
the committee and keep the employee informed of its status until the issue is closed.
2. Safety Communication
CDC, Inc. uses the following methods to communicate with employees regarding
safety related issues. Safety communication will be in a form that is understandable
to every employee. When necessary, CDC, Inc. will provide language translation of
safety communications.
2.1 Safety Meetings
All employees attend regular meetings where safety related topics are presented
and discussed. The frequencies and individuals responsible for conducting safety
meetings are given in Table 2.1.
Table 2.1 Safety Meetings:
Meeting Type:
Job commencement
Toolbox Safety
Company Safety
Safety Training
Start up
Conducted by:
Safety Committee Member
Authorized Instructers
A written agenda describing the topics to be covered in the meeting may be
prepared prior to the meeting. A list of all employees who attend each meeting is
prepared during the meeting. Safety meetings include discussion of all injuries and
near misses that have occurred since the last meeting and how to prevent future
incidents. Safety meetings also include a report from the safety committee on their
activities. Every safety meeting includes an Open Forum where employees may raise
and discuss safety related issues. The discussion that occurs during the open forum
is recorded by a note-taker. If a safety issue is raised that cannot be resolved during
the meeting, the meeting coordinator will ensure that a status report (on the
open issue) is included in every subsequent meeting until the issue is resolved. The
meeting coordinator is responsible for ensuring that any open issues are forwarded
to the appropriate individual for resolution. The agenda (or a brief description of
the topics covered), attendee list, and notes (if any) for each safety meeting are filed
by the Safety Program Manager.
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2.2 Safety Committee
CDC, Inc. operates a safety committee chartered to help maintain a safe and healthy
workplace. The safety committee chairperson is elected by the committee members.
The safety committee will meet in accordance with a schedule determined by vote of
the committee members (at least once per quarter). The responsibilities of the
safety committee chairperson, individual safety committee members and the safety
committee are listed in Section 1. All employees who participate in safety committee
activities are paid their normal wage and salary as if they were performing their
normally assigned work duties. The safety committee will include both employee
and management representatives. Reasonable efforts will be made so that every
part of the company is represented on the safety committee. The safety committee
will include at least 2 members. The initial employee members of the safety
committee will be elected by their peers. As employee representatives leave the
safety committee, their replacements will be selected by the committee.
2.3 Safety Suggestion Box
Employees may make safety suggestions by placing them in the Safety Suggestion
Box. The location of the Safety Suggestion Box is in the Data Center. The President
will empty the suggestion box at least weekly and take appropriate action on all
suggestions received.
3. Safety Training
All employees will receive safety training prior to starting work, whenever the hazards in
their work area change, and when they are given new work assignments with different
hazards. Refresher training may be conducted from time to time to ensure all employees
retain the necessary safety related information. Training will also be conducted when a
new workplace hazard is recognized. Safety training for all employees will be conducted
when this Safety Program is first established. Initial safety training will include the topics
given in Appendix 3. New employees will be given a copy of the Code of Safe Practices, and
will also sign and return documentation of all training they receive. The signed and
completed training certification forms are filed in each employee’s personnel file. Initial
safety training is performed by the Supervisors. All forklift, powered industrial truck, or
heavy equipment drivers receive refresher training at least once every two years. The
training includes a field evaluation of their driving performance. Refresher training is also
provided if a driver is observed operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner or is involved
in an accident or near miss incident while driving. Written documentation of the training
and evaluations is filed with the training documentation. The refresher training is
performed by the Safety Program Manager.
4. Safety Inspection
All supervisors must continuously observe their work areas for unsafe actions or
conditions and correct any deficiencies noted. Supervisors must walk around their work
area regularly (i.e. daily) in order to perform these observations. Unsafe condition reports
received from supervisors or employees are filed in the [Accident Investigations] folder.
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Formal safety inspections using the checklists provided are conducted regularly. The
completed checklists are filed by the Safety Program Manager.
Crane and hoist operators must inspect their cranes, hoists and rigging daily. Thorough
inspections of all cranes, hoists, and rigging, documented in writing, are performed
whenever new equipment is placed in service, if equipment is returned to service after
having been idle for over one month, and at least annually. These documented inspections
are performed by the Safety Program Manager.
5. Personal Protective Equipment
Employees are trained on the proper use of all personal protective equipment (PPE) they
use when they are first given an assignment that requires the PPE and if they are observed
using the equipment incorrectly. Personal protective equipment supplies are managed by
the Supervisors. The Field Manager is responsible for verifying conditions when checking
the project and providing the Supervisor with a written jobsite safety assessment (JSA),
indicating what hazards are present, what precautions need to be taken and if PPE is
required. This assessment must be signed and dated by both Field Manager and Supervisor
acknowledging acceptance and responsibility.
6. Accident Investigation and Reporting
All accidents and near miss incidents are investigated and corrective actions implemented
when appropriate. The purpose of each investigation is to determine exactly what
happened, why it happened (the root cause), and how similar accidents can be prevented in
the future. Accident and near miss investigations are performed by the Supervisors.
Accident investigations may include interviewing or obtaining written statements from
witnesses (including the injured employee), taking photographs of the accident scene,
taking measurements at the accident scene, and reviewing procedures and equipment
manuals relevant to the activities in progress when the accident occurred. The
investigation may also include recommended corrective actions to prevent similar
accidents from happening in the future. Additional information on accident and near miss
investigation is provided in Appendix 7. Injury and illness records (OSHA Log 300) are
maintained in accordance with Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) requirements
by the Safety Program Manager. The OSHA Form 300-A (Summary of Work-Related
Injuries and Illnesses) for the previous year is posted on February 1 through April 30 in a
conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. The Safety
Program Manager ensures that the annual summary is not altered, defaced or covered by
other material during this time period. The death of any employee from a work-related
incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a workrelated incident will be reported within eight (8) hours to UOSH (801/530-6901) or (after
hours) 800/321-OSHA (800/321-6742). Deaths or injuries from motor vehicle accidents
on public roads do not need to be reported unless they occur in a construction zone. All
injuries and illnesses will also be reported in accordance with the requirements of
applicable workers compensation laws as specified by the insurance carrier.
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7. Annual Review
The Safety Program Manager will review the effectiveness of this Safety Program at least
annually and correct any deficiencies noted during the review. The safety committee will
participate in this review and may submit written comments which will be included in the
documentation for the annual review.
8. Records Retention
Records documenting the administration of this Safety Program will be retained for at least
three (3) years.
1. Training documentation will be retained for at least five (5) years.
2. Accident investigation records will be retained for at least five (5) years.
3. Safety inspection records will be retained for at least five (5) years.
4. The OSHA 300 log and summary, and incident reports will be retained for at least five
(5) years.
5. All safety committee records will be retained at least five (5) years.
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April - June
July - September
October – December
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Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Purpose and Goal
Crawford Door Sales is committed to protecting the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees and other
individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to our goals.
We have established a drug-free workplace program that balances our respect for individuals with the need to
maintain an alcohol and drug-free environment.
This organization encourages employees to voluntarily seek help with drug and alcohol problems.
Covered Workers
Any individual who conducts business for the organization, is applying for a position or is conducting business on
the organization's property is covered by our drug-free workplace policy. All employees are held to the same
standard of this policy.
Our drug-free workplace policy is intended to apply whenever anyone is representing or conducting business for
the organization. Therefore, this policy applies during all working hours, whenever conducting business or
representing the organization, while on call, paid standby and while on organization property.
Prohibited Behavior
It is a violation of our drug-free workplace policy to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale alcohol, illegal
drugs or intoxicants.
Notification of Convictions
Any employee who is convicted of a criminal drug violation in the workplace must notify the organization in
writing within five calendar days of the conviction. The organization will take appropriate action within 30 days
of notification. Federal contracting agencies will be notified when appropriate.
Drug Testing
To ensure the accuracy and fairness of our testing program, all testing will be conducted according to Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines where applicable and will include a
screening test; a confirmation test; the opportunity for a split sample; review by a Medical Review Officer,
including the opportunity for employees who test positive to provide a legitimate medical explanation, such as a
physician's prescription, for the positive result; and a documented chain of custody.
All drug-testing information will be maintained in separate confidential records.
Each employee, as a condition of employment, will be required to participate in pre-duty, random, post-accident,
reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up testing upon selection or request of management.
The substances that will be tested for are: Amphetamines, Cannabinoids (THC), Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine
(PCP), Alcohol, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone and Propoxyphene.
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Testing for the presence of alcohol will be conducted by analysis of breath.
Testing for the presence of the metabolites of drugs will be conducted by the analysis of urine.
Any employee who tests positive will be immediately removed from duty, required to successfully complete
recommended rehabilitation including continuing care, required to pass a Return-to-Duty test and sign a Returnto-Work Agreement and terminated immediately if he/she tests positive a second time or violates the Return-toWork Agreement.
An employee will be subject to the same consequences of a positive test if he/she refuses the screening or the test,
adulterates or dilutes the specimen, substitutes the specimen with that from another person or sends an imposter,
will not sign the required forms or refuses to cooperate in the testing process in such a way that prevents
completion of the test.
One of the goals of our drug-free workplace program is to encourage employees to voluntarily seek help with
alcohol and/or drug problems. If, however, an individual violates the policy, the consequences are serious.
In the case of new hires, if he or she violates the drug-free workplace policy, the offer of employment can be
withdrawn. The applicant may reapply after six months and must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test.
If an employee violates the policy, he or she will be subject to progressive disciplinary action and may be required
to enter rehabilitation. An employee required to enter rehabilitation who fails to successfully complete it and/or
repeatedly violates the policy will be terminated from employment. Nothing in this policy prohibits the employee
from being disciplined or discharged for other violations and/or performance problems.
Return-to-Work Agreements
Following a violation of the drug-free workplace policy, an employee may be offered an opportunity to participate
in rehabilitation. In such cases, the employee must sign and abide by the terms set forth in a Return-to-Work
Agreement as a condition of continued employment.
Crawford Door Sales recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse and addiction are treatable illnesses. We also
realize that early intervention and support improve the success of rehabilitation. To support our employees, our
drug-free workplace policy:
Encourages employees to seek help if they are concerned that they or their family members may have a
drug and/or alcohol problem.
Encourages employees to utilize the services of qualified professionals in the community to assess the
seriousness of suspected drug or alcohol problems and identify appropriate sources of help.
Allows the use of accrued paid leave while seeking treatment for alcohol and other drug problems.
Treatment for alcoholism and/or other drug use disorders may be covered by the employee benefit plan. However,
the ultimate financial responsibility for recommended treatment belongs to the employee.
Safety Program
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All information received by the organization through the drug-free workplace program is confidential
communication. Access to this information is limited to those who have a legitimate need to know in compliance
with relevant laws and management policies.
Shared Responsibility
A safe and productive drug-free workplace is achieved through cooperation and shared responsibility. Both
employees and management have important roles to play.
All employees are required to not report to work or be subject to duty while their ability to perform job duties is
impaired due to on- or off-duty use of alcohol or other drugs.
In addition, employees are encouraged to:
Be concerned about working in a safe environment.
Support fellow workers in seeking help.
Report dangerous behavior to their supervisor.
It is the supervisor's responsibility to:
Inform employees of the drug-free workplace policy.
Observe employee performance.
Investigate reports of dangerous practices.
Document negative changes and problems in performance.
Counsel employees as to expected performance improvement.
Clearly state consequences of policy violations.
Communicating our drug-free workplace policy to both supervisors and employees is critical to our success. To
ensure all employees are aware of their role in supporting our drug-free workplace program:
All employees will receive a written copy of the policy.
The policy will be reviewed in orientation sessions with new employees.
Every supervisor will receive training to help him/her recognize and manage employees with alcohol and
other drug problems.
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