Health and Safety MANUAL

Health and Safety MANUAL
Boniferro Mill Works ULC
Health and Safety MANUAL
Version 3.7
June 15, 2010
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS 2010 MANUAL
Health & Safety Manual Index
Boniferro Mill Works Health and Safety Policy
SECTION 1
- Required Documents
SECTION 2
- Standard First Aid
SECTION 3
- Fire Protection Program
SECTION 4
- Lockout
SECTION 5
- Guarding Program
SECTION 6
- PPE
SECTION 7
- Emergency Measures
SECTION 8
- Accident Investigations
SECTION 9
- Worker Eductaion & Orientation
SECTION 10
- WHMIS
SECTION 11
- Site Access
SECTION 12
- Confined Space
SECTION 13
- Planned Work Place Inspection
SECTION 14
- Industrial Hygiene
SECTION 15
- Early and Safe Return to Work
SECTION 16
- Fuel Safety Program
SECTION 17
- Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention Program
SECTION 18
- Safety Personnel Program
SECTION 19
- Working Alone
SECTION 20
- Management & Supervisor Health &Safety Training
SECTION 21
- Travel Restraint Fall Protection
SECTION 22
- Violence In The Workplace
Boniferro Mill Works Health and Safety Manual
Health and Safety Policy
Management of Boniferro Mill Works ULC is vitally interested in all of its
employees and their safety. Protection of employees from injury or occupational
disease is a major and continuing objective. Boniferro Mill Works will make every
effort to provide a safe, healthy and pleasant work environment. All supervisors and
workers must be dedicated to the continuing objective of reducing risk of injury and
property damage.
Employees at every level, including management are responsible and accountable for
the company’s overall safety initiative. As president and chief executive officer, of
Boniferro Mill Works ULC, I give you my personal promise that every reasonable
precaution will be taken for the protection of workers.
Supervisors will be held accountable for the health and safety of workers under their
supervision. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that machinery and equipment are
safe and that workers work in compliance with established safe work practices and
procedures. Workers must receive adequate training in their specific work tasks to
protect their health and safety.
Every worker must protect his or her own health and safety and the safety of those
directly affected by their actions, by working in compliance with the law and with
safe work practices and procedures established by Boniferro Mill Works ULC. All
employees, contractors and visitors will wear the Personal Protection Equipment.
It is in the best interest of all parties to consider health and safety in every activity.
Commitment to health and safety must form an integral part of this organization, from
the president to the workers.
“Our Goal is ZERO incidents.”
May 17, 2010.
_____________
Jim P. Boniferro
President & CEO
Please note: Harvesting and Bush Workers are to follow Clergue Forest Management Safety
Policy Manual.
1
SECTION 1– REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
REQUIRED UNDER THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT ARE TO BE
POSTED IN CONSPICUOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORKPLACE.
LEGISLATION
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) includes the following requirements for
documents to be posted in the workplace:
Section
25(2)(j)
Summary
Employer to prepare and review annually a written occupational health and safety
policy and develop and maintain a program to implement the policy.
25(2)(k)
Post a copy of the occupational health and safety policy in a conspicuous location
in the workplace.
25(2)(i)
Post a copy of the OH&S Act and any explanatory material in the workplace.
9(32)
Post the names and work locations of joint health and safety committee (JHSC)
members.
12(2)
Post a summary of WSIB data for the workplace if it has been requested.
57(10)
Post copies of orders issued by a Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector.
In addition to the above, the following section of Regulation 1101 (First Aid Requirements) of the
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act requires the posting of documents related to first aid:
Section Summary
First aid station to contain a notice board displaying Form 82, valid first aid
1(1)(b)
certificates of trained workers on duty and a record of the most recent inspection of
the first aid box.
4/30/2010
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STANDARD
When required, proper and timely first aid treatment is to be administered by ensuring that:
ƒ Appropriate first aid supplies are maintained in the workplace;
ƒ An appropriate number of people are trained in first aid;
ƒ Appropriate documents are posted;
ƒ Appropriate records are maintained;
ƒ Proper treatment is readily available.
LEGISLATION
The following sections are in Regulation 1101 (First Aid Requirements) of the Workplace Safety and
Insurance Act:
Section Summary
1(1)(a)
First aid station to be equipped with a first aid box containing the prescribed items.
1(1)(b)
First aid station to contain a notice board displaying Form 82, valid first aid certificates of
trained workers on duty, and a record of the most recent inspection of first aid box.
1(2)
First aid station to be in the charge of a qualified worker in the immediate vicinity of the
station.
1(3)
First aid stations to be located for the prompt treatment of any worker.
2(1)
First aid box to contain all the prescribed items in good condition.
2(2)
First aid box to be large enough that each item is in plain view.
3
A copy of Form 82 to be posted at all times.
4
Employer to bear the expense of furnishing and maintaining first aid material and services.
5
Employer to keep a record of all circumstances regarding an incident — date and time, names
of witnesses, nature of first aid treatment, etc.
6
Employer to inspect first aid boxes and contents at least every three months and record the
inspection.
12
If the first aid station is not easily accessible by all workers, additional station(s) to be
established.
Appendix A: First Aid Requirements (General)
Requirements
Number of Employees
1-5
6-14
15-199
Bush or Farm
Workers
Section in
Regulation 1101
8
9
10
16
First Aid Training
Emergency
Standard
Standard
Emergency
First Aid Manual
1
1
1
1
Safety Pins
1 Card
1 Card
24
1 Card
Adhesive Dressings
12
24
48
16
-
-
-
-
4
12
48
16
2
4
8
-
-
-
-
4
-
4
8
-
2
4
6
2
Triangular Bandages
1
6
12
4
Basin
-
-
1
-
Splints
-
-
Assorted
-
Rolls of Splint
Padding
-
-
2
-
Stretcher
-
-
1
-
Blankets
-
-
2
-
Rolls of 1” Adhesive
Tape
3” Square Gauze
Pads
Rolls of 2” Gauze
bandage
Rolls of 3” Gauze
bandage
Rolls of 4” Gauze
bandage
Field/Pressure
Dressings
Boniferro Mill Works
MONTHLY FIRST AID KIT INSPECTION FORM
Location:
2010
Required
#
June
Stretcher
1
Blankets
2
First Aid Manual
1
Safety Pins
24
Adhesive Dressings (bandaids)
48
Rolls of 1" Tape
2
3" Square Gauze Pads
48
Rolls of 1" Gauze Bandage
12
Rolls of 2" Gauze Bandage
8
Rolls of 4" Gauze Bandage
8
Field/Pressure Bandages
6
Triangular Bandages
12
Basin
1
Assorted Splints
~
Rolls of Splint Padding
2
Recommended Items
Required
#
Latex Gloves
1 Box
Disposable Facial Barriers
1 Box
Absorbent Applicators (Q-Tips)
1 Box
Eye Dressings
4
Non-stick Telfa Pads
10
Scissors
1
Instant Cold Pack
1
Valid Certificates Posted
Refill Required
Refill Completed
Eyewash Station
Amount of Wood Dust
Accessible
Refill Required
Refill Completed
Dec.
SECTION 3- FIRE PROTECTION
FIRE PROTECTION PROGRAM
LEGISLATION
The Fire Code (Regulation 213/07) under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act sets standards
for the regular inspection and replacement of used fire protection equipment. The following are
relevant sections of the Fire Code. The complete text of the Fire Code is available online at
www.e-laws.gov.on.ca by clicking on “Search” and typing “Regulation 213/07” in the search
window.
Section
Summary
6.2.6
Portable extinguishers to be distributed in the workplace based on relative fire
hazard levels. (Tables 6.2.6.A and 6.2.6.B in Appendix D.)
6.2.7.2
Portable extinguishers to be inspected monthly.
6.4.2.1
Hose stations to be inspected monthly for position and condition.
6.4.2.2
Hose system to be used for fire protection only.
6.4.2.4
Hose valves to be inspected annually for tightness and leaks.
6.4.2.5
Standpipe hoses to be inspected annually and re-racked annually and after use.
6.4.2.5(2)
Ensure that folds do not occur at the same place when hose is re-racked.
6.2.7.6
Portable extinguishers to be replaced and recharged after use.
The following applicable sections of the Fire Code are associated with the development and
implementation of an emergency fire plan.
Section
Summary
2.8.1.2
Supervisors to be instructed in fire emergency procedures.
2.8.2.1
Elements of a fire safety plan.
2.8.2.3
Schematic diagrams showing type, location and operation of fire emergency
systems.
2.8.2.7
Fire emergency procedures to be prominently posted.
3.2.2.12 (12-15)
Fire department access routes to be established.
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Plant Fire Protection Policy
Boniferro Mill Works ULC is committed to the preservation of personnel, plant and
equipment from loss due to fire and other disasters. The safety of the employee shall be the
primary responsibility in the undertaking of any task.
To achieve this objective;
Management shall ensure that the fire plan and related fire practices are written current
and as a minimum, comply with all necessary legislation. Management will ensure
supervisors are instructed in Fire Safety prevention and procedures.
Supervisors have a responsibility to ensure that detailed records are kept on fire incidents.
They are to ensure all employees under their direction understand and follow established
emergency and evacuation procedures.
All employees must understand that they have a responsibility to follow fire procedures,
report any noticed deficiencies in the system, as well as reporting any fires that may occur.
Employees must be aware of their responsibility to the safety of all personnel.
Boniferro Mill Works believes that acceptance and practice of these basic fire safe
principles by management, all employees and union representatives will assure the speedy
resumption of operations in the event of this type of emergency situation.
_______________________
Jim P. Boniferro
President & CEO
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GENERAL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
•
Be familiar with the location of fire extinguishers and hoses in your work area
•
No one shall enter the hydrant houses except in the case of fire
•
No one shall remove or use fire equipment from any hydrant house except in the
case of a fire
•
Horseplay with fire equipment will be dealt with severe disciplinary action
•
Before any welding, cutting, grinding or heat generation of any means is commenced
a Hot Work Permit must be issued
•
All fire watch personnel must attend a training session and follow “fire watch” duties
•
In the event of a fire the supervisor responsible for the area must complete a loss
report and forward it to management.
•
Since most of the mobile equipment does not have automatic extinguishing systems,
there cannot be any unattended idling of these machines
•
No piling of logs, snow or debris within 20ft of the hydrant houses
•
Bring all fire extinguishers to supervisor for immediate recharge if used
•
Report all fires to your supervisor/lead hand
•
After fire is completely extinguished and there is no chance of flare-up all equipment
must be put away properly
In Case of Serious Fire or Explosion
1.
Fire alarms can occur in one of three ways:
i)
Automatic sprinkler system - when a sprinkler head trips an
automatic alarm is activated at the Boiler House (alarm panel) as
well as the City Fire Department
ii)
Pull alarms (6) or push evacuation alarms (2) located throughout
the plant will activate alarms at the Boiler House and the City Fire
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Department. The six (6) pull alarms are located in the lumber yard
(old filing room), #1 cooling shed, planning mill by return tank,
veneer mill (shop wall by lockers), # 4,5,6 sprinkler shack and
sawmill across from edger. The two (2) evacuation alarms are
located in the sawmill by the edger and dryline by grader shack.
iii)
Telephoned in to the City Fire Department (911) Automatic alarms
will not be activated.
2.
The shift engineer’s beeper will inform him/her as to the location of the fire. The
engineer will then proceed to the location of the fire and assess the situation.
3.
A.) During regular production hours, the shift engineer is to notify the main office
by radio with details of the fire and its location. The main office personnel will call
the fire department direct line 949-3334 or 949-3335 and their dispatch can pass the
information on to the fire truck to save time. Although, in most cases the alarm is
sounded automatically at the Fire Department, it does not indicate where on the
premises the fire is; it only indicates that there is a fire at Boniferro Mill Works.
B.) During off production hours the fire department can access the building by
obtaining the keys in the key box located at the scale house. The fire department
will proceed to the boiler house where they will have access to the fire alarm panel
that indicates which alarm was triggered.
4.
The area where the alarm is engaged should be evacuated without delay. If the fire
was called into the fire department the caller is responsible for activating an alarm
to signal the remaining workers of the fire. All workers should then proceed to the
designated marshalling area in the employee parking lot. The shift supervisor will
conduct a head count of all personnel to assure that everyone has safely exited the
building. Each department has an established evacuation plan, identifying escape
routes and a marshalling area.
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Only those persons specifically trained in fire suppression techniques should attempt to
extinguish a fire.
5.
Do not attempt to telephone the main office when an alarm is activated to get
more details on the fire. Once the alarm has been received by the City Fire
Department, main office personnel or the shift engineer will be contacting their
dispatcher to provide additional information. This information will be forwarded to
the responding unit(s) via their radio system prior to their arrival on site. Fire
department direct line is 949-3334 or 949-3335.
6.
A record must be maintained of all fires or emergency situations in the plant. Loss
reports must be filled out for all fire occurrences regardless of if the Fire
Department is involved or not. Supervisors will be responsible for forwarding these
reports to Boniferro Mill Works management.
Remember: Never individually try to fight a fire when more people are needed. As a
general rule get more help than is required. Each case will be a matter of judgement. We
are charged with responsibility to preserve this investment and our jobs, do not lose sight of
your responsibility for the safety of all personnel.
Individual Responsibilities Main Office Personnel
When the fire alarm is engaged during regular production hours, main office personnel
and the shift engineer must immediately be in contact by radio. The engineer will inform
the main office personnel in which area the fire alarm has sounded and any other relevant
details. .The main office personnel will then notify the City Fire Department of the
location of the fire, and any other details by calling direct line 949-3334 or 949-3335.
Although an alarm is sounded automatically in most cases, at the Fire Department, it does
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not indicate where on the premises the fire is, it only indicates that there is a fire at
Boniferro Mill Works. For all fires a call must be placed to dispatch direct line 949-3334
or 949-3335 and as many details as possible should be given. The Electric Contractor
Elteck is to be called in immediately at 949-7833 ask for Rob Lee or Brian Beilhartz.
The main office personnel will inform management of the situation. The sign in record
should be checked to determine how many people are on site that will be unaccounted for
by the supervisors. Use the radio to determine the location of each person on the sign in
list. The main office and/or maintenance personnel are to remain at the main office or
scale house to direct fire crews to the appropriate areas if required.
Main office personnel are to keep notes of the incident. Record the date and time of the
reported fire, the time of arrival of the fire department, the area involved and any other
information that would be helpful information for the fire department.
Electricians—must respond to every fire. The Supervisor and/or Chief Engineer must
work with Electrical contractors to identify all power switches, generators, extension
cords and emergency power equipment in a given area.. They must be available to shut
down the necessary equipment. For example machines blowers and exhaust systems must
be shut down as soon as it is safe to do so. The fresh air supply needs to be eliminated
from the fire. Members of the electrical department should marshal in front of the boiler
house with other maintenance workers and await orders from the fire department. They
will be on hand to assist fire department and rig temporary powers connections and
lighting as needed.
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Shift Engineer--In the event of a fire alarm is activated, the engineer’s beeper will inform
them as to the location of the fire. Notify the main office of the fire’s location
immediately via the radio. Proceed directly to fire and assess the situation. If safe to do so
determine if electrical equipment or chemicals are involved. If the fire is small, attempt to
extinguish it. If the fire is severe, immediately proceed to the marshalling area in front of
the boiler house and co-ordinate the first line of defense against fire with all willing
participants. Be prepared to advise the fire department of the status of the fire. Be aware
of the gas valves, in case of threat do not hesitate to shut off. (see appendix, figure 1)
Never cancel a fire truck unless you are very sure it is a false alarm. In the event of a
false alarm the fire department will not cancel all trucks. They will attend the site in all
cases even false alarms. They must review the incident to fill reports and advise on
improved practices.
The fire truck will always be directed by main office personnel, maintenance personnel or
engineers as to the location of the fire. After the fire is out or the situation is under control,
GIVE THE ALL CLEAR SIGNAL notification via radio.
Shift Supervisor- Ensure all employees have exited the building. Visually check roofs and remote
areas if look possible for contractors or workers. Be sure to check basement and sawfiler’s
room. Attempt to determine the location of all employees unaccounted for. Keep
employees calm. If a contractor reports to shift supervisor then inform the main office that
they are accounted for. If the complete evacuation signal is given, proceed to lead the
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employees to plant marshalling area to the eastern most part of the property in between the
main office and the forestry building.
If fire was in your area, be observant as to the time and cause of the fire, as well as,
procedures followed. As soon as it is safely possible, question employees as to cause and
make notes, as this will aid in preventing a future occurrence. Contact main office
personnel, as they are to keep notes on the incident. The shift supervisor will be
responsible for completing the loss report.
Contact a manager and report situation. When fire is deemed completely extinguished
and the all-clear signal has been given, instruct employees and make the necessary
arrangements to restore mill to operating condition. If damage is severe, consult manager
as mill personnel may be notified not to report to the site until future notice. Results of
the investigation are to be reviewed by the management team and recommendations are
to be made to prevent a future occurrence.
Contractors- upon hearing an alarm, ensure that the area you are working in is safe to
leave unattended (i.e. no hot work left unattended, etc.) and report to the marshalling area
(employee parking lot). All contractors are to sign in to the site, as the supervisor needs to
know if all persons on site are accounted for.
Tenants as of April 1, 2010:
Rainone
Odena Reload
Morgan Holdings
Service Rental
Essar Steel
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Note: Once individuals have exited the building safely, proceed IMMEDIATELY to
the designated Marshalling Area. If complete evacuation order is given proceed with
the group to the eastern most part of the property in between the main office and the
forestry building.
Sawmill
Marshalling Area: Employee parking lot east of boardway, near main office
Upon hearing an evacuation alarm all machine operators are to cease operating,
clear machine and then properly shut down provided it is possible to do so safely,
before exiting the building.
Shift Supervisor-
Mill Helper/Labour/ Cleanup-ensure tools are not in an area that would hinder the
escape of other personnel, exit at the nearest location safely. Shut down equipment. If
assigned to more than one department on a shift evacuate to the marshalling area of the
department you are working in at the time of the alarm. Report to the Departmental
Supervisor, who is to inform by radio, the other Supervisors of your location.
Boardway Racker - nearest to shut off switch will disengage the conveyor belt and then
exit through boardway. All others exit at the sound of the alarm. Graders-stop conveyors
turn cooling fans off, shut doors and exit through boardway or safest alternative.
Trimmer Operator- shut down equipment, shut off cooling fans, close doors and exit
at safest point.
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Bull Edger Operator-stop infeed, clear bull edger, shut off cooling fan and proceed
with shut down procedures. If safe, exit by way of catwalk, if blocked, proceed to
filing room and/or use alternative exit(s).
Edger Operator- stop infeed, clear edger, shut down machine, conveyors, exhaust fan
on east wall, cooling fans and close doors. Exit at loading dock or safest alternative.
Resaw Operator-cease infeed, clear machine, shut down resaw, both conveyor
systems cooling fans and exhaust fan on south wall. Proceed to safest exit.
Sawyer #1, #2 and #3-do not finish sawing the entire log just clear machine at the last
cut, shut down saw, conveyors and hammer hog, exit carriage and proceed to safest
exit.
Graders (2)-stop conveyors, turn cooling fans off, shut doors and exit through boardway
or safest alternative. Grader one goes to the Weigh Scales to get the sign in sheets for
the contractors and then proceeds to the Marshalling Area of the building where the
contractors are working. Grader 2 goes to the supervisors office to get the manning
sheets and proceeds to the marshalling area in the parking lot to do a head count.
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Debarker Operator-cease in-feed, clear machine of logs, use stop button or key switch
to shut down de-barker, notify equipment operators in log yard to cease piling and exit
safely through sawmill. If not possible exit onto log deck radio loader and exit off of log
deck. Close doors.
Filer- shift supervisor will contact and inform as to the location of the problem. Shut
down filing machines, shut off cooling fans and cease all operations. Ensure welding and
other hot materials do not pose an addition fire hazard if left unattended. Close doors
and use judgment and exit through safest route.
Chipper Operator- shut down blower, cooling fans and all chipping operations. Close
doors upon exit. Exit when it is safest to do so. DO NOT wait for chipper to wind down.
Log Yard
Marshalling Area- at Parking lot by the office
Mobile Equipment Operators-should be informed of evacuation by radio. Cease
operations and drive machine to designated parking area. Contact Log Scaler. Upon
arrival perform proper shut down procedures. Exit machine safely.
Scalers – bring in equipment if possible, if left in yard it could be a hazard for emergency
crews. Proceed to marshalling area
Equipment Operators – all equipment should be returned to the night parking area if
possible (depending on fire location) and shut down unless. Supervisor advises
otherwise
Maintenance Shop
Marshalling Area- outside to east of shop, towards boiler house. All occupants of the
maintenance shop are to cease operations, shut down the machinery, ensure hot work and
or other work that may prove hazardous if left unattended is under control and then
proceed to marshalling area. Maintenance personnel working in other areas are to exit the
area safely and proceed to this marshalling area.
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Dryline
Marshalling Area- north of kiln #6, on green leads.
Mobile Equipment- If the fire is in Lumber Yard, machines are to be removed to the
Green Leads if safe to do so. If the fire is NOT in the Lumber Yard ensure
Mobile Machinery is not blocking access to an area, turn off machine and
Proceed to the Lumber Yard marshalling area.
Sticker- Cease in feed of wood, assist planer feeder and exit safely.
Planer Feeder-Cease in-feed, stop conveyors, shut down planer and exit safely.
Dryline Racker- Racker closest to trimmer will stop conveyor as all others proceed to
exits.
Dry Kiln Operator- Proceed to Lumber Yard marshalling area unless instructed
otherwise.
Package Maker- Shut down all machinery and exit safely.
Graders- Cease conveyors, ensure tools are out of line of traffic and exit safely.
Trimmer- Clear machine, shut down trimmer and conveyor, exit safely.
Resaw Operator – Shut down equipment, conveyors and exit safely.
Yard Labour- Ensure it is safe to leave task and proceed to marshalling are.
Main Office
Marshalling Area-is in front of woodlands office, entrance to 45 Third Line West, out of
traffic way
Financial Manager—Ensure all office staff has exited the building. Proceed to
marshalling area at woodlands office and conduct a head count. Attempt to determine
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location of all employees unaccounted for. Keep employees calm. If complete evacuation
signal is given lead office staff to plant marshalling area in employee parking lot
Material Handling
Marshalling Area- near Woodlands office and Gatehouse, North-East area of
property
BE SURE TO PARK AS FAR TO THE EAST AS POSSIBLE SO AS NOT TO BLOCK
ANY INCOMING EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
Mobile Equipment Operators – should be informed of evacuation by their departmental
supervisor via radio. They are to cease operations and drive their machine to the
designated marshalling area. Upon arrival perform proper shut down procedures, exit
machine safely. In the event a mobile equipment operator is loading or unloading a truck
they are to inform the truck driver of the situation and what action to take. If a truck can
safely exit the property then they will be encouraged to do so. If it is not safe to drive the
truck off the property then the truck driver is to leave their truck and report to the gate
house. Under no circumstances should the truck driver completely leave the premises
during an emergency unless given specific permission by the President or designate.
Truck Drivers-Follow instructions given by loader. If truck is in the process of
loading or unloading shut off truck and safely exit property to the Gate House . If
fully loaded or not yet unloaded and can safely do so, drive truck off of property to
employee parking lot or further. Always inform the main office as to your location
and DO NOT leave the property without specific permission.
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In Case of Fire During Off Production Hours
It is important that emergency crews are aware of the number of individuals unaccounted
for in case of an emergency. For this reason, employees on site during off production
hours (afternoons, weekends etc.) will use the in/out board posted by the boiler house
entrance. Each employee is responsible to mark themselves in or out so emergency crews
have accurate information on the staff they need to seek in the mill.
Loss Report
Once a fire is deemed to be completely extinguished and cleanup procedures have begun
the departmental Supervisor is responsible for completing a loss report. If management
was involved then they too should be consulted for completing the report. The
individual(s) who were involved in detection and primary defense as well as the main
office personnel should be consulted to assist in completion of this report. Upon
completion the report is to be forwarded to Administration to be kept on file. (See
appendix, figure 5)
The loss reports are to be audited by the Joint Health and Safety Committee annually.
They will review the process and report itself, as well as the in-plant’s fire chief’s file.
The file will be analyzed for problem areas/persons and other patterns and procedures.
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Boniferro Mill Works ULC
LOSS REPORT
Who discovered the Occurrence
Name:
Position:
Department:
Facility and Location involved in loss, be specific
Describe Immediate Actions Taken
Emergency Crews Called? What Time?
Was production shut down, where, for how long?
Cause and Type of Damage:
Were all established procedures followed? Explain
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List all Company Safety Equipment used. Was it in Proper Working Order? Explain
Was Production Stopped? For How Long? Estimated Loss
Estimation of Loss
in dollars
(specify)
Buildings
Equipment
Machinery
Contents
Other
Insurance Notified Y/N
List of Others Notified
Suggestions for Prevention of a Future Occurrence
Name of Supervisor who completed this report
Names of all who assisted
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Upon completion please forward this copy to management for filing
For use of In-plant fire chief only
Initials
Equipment used
Date
Inspected?
Recharged?
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SECTION 3- FIRE PROTECTION
Fire Protection Equipment Inspection Form
Third Party Inspections are completed by the Fire Department on an Ad Hoc basis, and
the Insurance Companies conduct inspections as well as Fire Suppression System
Inspections are conducted on an annual basis.
Equipment
No.
Location
Inspected by: _______________________________ Date: _____________________________
The equipment listed in the table above should include the following, as appropriate:
•
•
•
•
•
•
fire extinguishers
fire hoses
standpipes
sprinkler systems
fire pumps
alarms
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Ok?
SECTION 3- FIRE PROTECTION
Fire Extinguisher Inspection Form
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YEAR:
LABEL
TYPE
SIZE
LOCATION
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
EXTINGUISHER
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
Inspected by: __________________________
The engineer on duty conducts fire extinguisher inspections.
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Fire Drill Summary Results
Date
Proper
Response?
Effective?
Head Count
Conducted?
Fire Drills are conducted on an annual basis.
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Suggestions for
Improvement
SECTION 4: LOCKOUT PROGRAM
STANDARD
When any piece of equipment involving energy sources is to be repaired, serviced or maintained, all of the
energy sources associated with that piece of equipment are to be assessed and locked out and a zeroenergy state achieved before work is begun. The lockout procedure is to be carried out only by qualified
people who have received training on that piece of equipment. Any associated pieces of equipment whose
operation could have a detrimental effect on the work being done are also to be locked out.
LEGISLATION
Several sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) and the Regulations for
Industrial Establishments (RIE) address either directly or indirectly the issue of lockout.
Section
Summary
OH&S Act
25(2)(h)
The employer to take every reasonable precaution for worker protection.
OH&S Act
27(2)(c)
The supervisor to take every reasonable precaution for worker protection.
42(1)
Power supply to be disconnected, locked out of service and tagged before any work is
done.
68(b)
Mechanical equipment in a confined space to be disconnected from the power source
and locked out before the space is entered.
75(a)
Repair or maintenance to be done to equipment only after mechanical motion that may
endanger a worker has stopped.
75(b)
Repair or maintenance to be done to equipment only after any part that may
subsequently move has been blocked to prevent movement.
76(a)
Control switches to be locked out if the starting of a machine or equipment may
endanger a worker.
76(b)
Other necessary precautions to be taken to prevent any starting of a machine or
equipment.
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Lockout Policy
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS LOCKOUT POLICY
Before any piece of equipment involving energy sources is repaired, serviced or maintained, all of the energy
sources associated with that piece of equipment are to be assessed and locked out and a zero-energy state is to be
confirmed before work is begun.
The lockout procedure is to be carried out only by qualified people who have received training on that piece of
equipment.
Any associated pieces of equipment whose operation could endanger the person(s) doing the repair, service or
maintenance are also to be locked out.
________________________________________ (Date) _________________________
Jim Boniferro
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
THE LOCK OUT procedures must be followed during the servicing or maintenance of machines, to
avoid the unexpected energization or start up of the machinery or equipment, or the release of stored
energy, which could cause injury to employees.
Procedures will vary depending upon (1) whether the source of hazardous energy is electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic,
mechanical, thermal or chemical, and (2) how many employees are affected. Nevertheless, all employees should be familiar
with lockout/tag procedures for their company’s operations and a review of these should take place periodically.
LOCKOUT PROCEDURE FOR EACH WORK STATION WILL LOOK LIKE THIS
Revision Date:
Written By:
Equipment Location:
Verified By:
Safety Notes/Special
Consideration:
Item
Description
Location
# of locks
1
2
3
4
Equipment must be reduced to a ZERO ENERGY STATE to be safe
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SAMPLE
LOCKOUT PROCEDURE FOR
SAWMILL #1 SAWYER
Revision Date:
Equipment Location:
Safety Notes/Special
Consideration
Item
Domtar
Brad McGonegal
#1 Sawyer
Verified By:
April 12, 2007
Personnel to assess work area for rotating saws, moving elements, stored energy,
hydraulic and air shut offs to ensure complete lockout.
Warning lights are not a substitute for lockout
Description
1
Log Kickers (from debarker
bull chain)
2
Log Deck Chain
(feeds logs to carriage)
3
Log Loader
(to put logs on carriage)
** AIR SHUT OFF **
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April 12, 2007
Written By:
Location
#1 hydraulic pump disconnect is at pump in north end of
basement under #2 log deck labeled as “#1 hydraulic
pump”
NOTE:
Kickers are activated by kick plate at end of bull
chain which has a control switch on west side of
wall behind sawyers shack.
Local disconnect is behind #1 sawyer station on the east side
of the wall.
Two (2) possible locations to lockout air valves.
1) Air shut off in basement underneath #1 log deck
beside the log loader cylinder attached to lubricators.
OR
2) Air shut off valve located at north end of sawmill
beside air lockout device cabinet.
# of
locks
1
1
1
NOTE:
The switch inside sawyer shack is not a
lockout device. When a power failure occurs,
the loaders will come up.
4
Jump skid – North side of Log
Turner
** AIR SHUT OFF **
5
Jump Skids – Two (2) jump
skids on the south side of log
turner
** AIR SHUT OFF **
6
Log Turner Roller Line
7
Log Turner
** AIR SHUT OFF **
8
Carriage
** AIR SHUT OFF **
9
#1 Carriage Drive (gunshot
pump)
10
Setworks (Brake and Clutch)
Switch Control Transformer
Two (2) possible locations to lockout air valves.
1) Air shut off valve is located on the floor at north end of
#1 roller line.
OR
2) Air shut off in the basement on north west wall with
lubricators.
1
Air shut off in the basement on north west wall with
lubricators.
1
Disconnect is located on west side of wall behind #1 sawyer
station.
1
Two (2) possible locations to lockout air valves.
1) Air shut off valve in located in the north end of
basement beside sawdust belt with lubricators.
OR
2) Air shut off valve is located at north end of mill inside
west wall beside walkway.
Air operated- dogs in and out, up and down, taper in and out,
flipper. Air shut off valve is located at the south end of
carriage.
1
Two (2) possible locations to disconnect.
1) Local disconnect is across from the #1 sawyer station
on the walkway at west wall.
OR
2) Main disconnect in the hydraulic pump shack west
side of the basement.
Carriage local disconnect is on the east wall behind # 1
sawyer station.
1
1
1
11
Bandsaw Guide
Local disconnect on east side wall behind #1 sawyer station.
1
12
Bandsaw Strain - Nitrogen
Nitrogen valves and bottle are located at the south side of
1
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Bladder
13
#1 Bandmill Saw
14
Slab Belt
15
Tipple Belt
Electrical and AIR
16
Roller Line To Resaw &
Crossover to Bull
17
Lumber Sweep
Electrical and AIR
18
Lumber Stop Plate
** AIR SHUT OFF **
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sawyers station.
Two (2) possible locations to disconnect.
1) Local disconnect on the West wall by walkway steps
across from the Resaw chain.
OR
2) Main disconnect on panel “A”.
Local disconnect behind #1 sawyer station on the west side
of the wall.
Two (2) steps – electrical and air.
1) Local disconnect behind #1 sawyer station on west
side of the wall.
&
2) Air shut off valve in basement on support beam
beside air cylinder.
Two (2) possible locations to disconnect.
1) Local disconnect is behind #2 sawyer station on the
west wall.
OR
2) Disconnect beside oil reservoir on west wall.
Two (2) steps – electrical and air.
1) Local disconnect is hooked up to the clutch and
brake and 2 speed located on the east side of wall
behind sawyer shack.
&
2) Air shut off valve located beside sweeps on floor.
Two (2) possible locations to lockout air valves.
1) Air shut off valve ahead of the stop plate under
roller line
OR
2) Air shut off valve is under rolls and in basement
under resaw.
Power off with setworks disconnect on the #1 sawyer
panel.
1
1
2
1
2
1
If Working in the basement on Waste System, Also lockout the starters following:
19
20
Sawdust Screw
Disconnect on #1 sawyers panel. On the #1 sawyers panel,
lock out the following: Log Deck Chain, Jump Skid, Roller
Line, Carriage, Setworks, Bandsaw Guide, Bandsaw Strain,
#1 Bandmill Saw, Slab Belt, Tipple Belt, Lumber Sweep,
Lumber Stop Plate, Setworks Panel above.
Starter located on Hammer Hog panel in the basement.
21
#1 Log Deck Slide
Conveyor Waste Belt
Local disconnect in basement west wall across from the
conveyor waste belt.
22
#1 Side Waste Belt
23
#1 Computer
Setworks Panel
Main Disconnect
Two (2) possible locations to disconnect.
1) Main disconnect is on the west side of the wall in the
middle of the basement beside the hammer hog
disconnect.
OR
2) Local disconnect is beside the belt on a steel post
west side of the mill in the basement.
Disconnect on west side of wall outside #2 sawyers
shack.
1
1
1
1
1
Equipment must be reduced to a ZERO ENERGY STATE to be safe
Boniferro Mill Works lockout procedure follows this three step process:
1) Shut down the equipment
2) Lock out equipment
3) Test to ensure proper and complete lockout has been
accomplished.
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LOCKOUT PROCEDURE AUDIT GUIDELINE FOR ELECTRICIANS
SAWMILL
Revision Date:
Written By:
Equipment Location:
Verified By:
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Special
Consideration/Safety
Notes:
These should be identified
and included in a full
lockout procedure.
Lockout verification must
include actual lockout of
each item listed and a test
by using the normal
starting means to ensure
100% accuracy.
Lockout training should
emphasis to employees
that testing is important for
the following reasons:
1) To verify that you have
locked out correctly and
completely
2) Lock out devices are
mechanical and they fail
1) Moving elements/saws ?
2) stored energy?
3) air shut offs/pneumatic
pressure, hydraulic pressure,
gravity -any blocking,
bracing, clamps, slings etc.
required?
4) confined spaces?
5) Any other harmful/potential
sources of energy?
6) use of warning lights,
notification to other
operators?
7) Other –
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Lockout Procedures for Mobile Equipment
Responsibilities
The supervisor is responsible for providing lockout training to all employees when they are hired or any time they
transfer to another job. They are to be shown where to find the main power sources to properly lock out the
equipment, are to be provided with or made aware of the location of locks and related lockout equipment, and are
to demonstrate proper lockout procedures.
The supervisor is responsible for monitoring and enforcing proper lockout procedures.
Each worker is responsible for following all established lockout procedures at all times.
Lockout violations are subject to disciplinary action.
General Lockout Procedures
1. Park equipment on solid level ground by lowering all attachments to the ground or by solidly blocking and
supporting them in an elevated position. If it is not possible to park on level ground, block the machine to
prevent movement.
2. Shut down the equipment following the manufacturer’s specifications, apply locking mechanisms, shut off the
engine and verify that a zero-energy state has been achieved.
3. Turn off the ignition switch and remove the key, keeping it in a secure location, then turn off and lock out the
master switch (if available). If no master switch is available, it is recommended that the battery cable be
disconnected.
4. Apply lockout tags and locking devices to ensure that the equipment cannot be inadvertently energized.
5. When the work is complete, clean up all tools, replace all guards and ensure that no one is in the danger area.
6. Unlock the power sources and return to work.
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Equipment Repairs / Maintenance General Overview
LOCK OUT Notify all affected
employees that the equipment will be shut
down
Shut down the equipment by normal
stopping procedures
1
Remove lockout devices and/or tags
and re-energize the machine or
equipment.
3
2
3
Notify affected employees that servicing
is complete and the equipment is
ready for use.
4
4
Release or restrain any stored energy by
grounding, blocking, bleeding down etc.
Assure that no personnel are exposed, and then test the
equipment to assure that it will not operate.
6
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1
Verify that equipment controls
are in neutral.
2
Isolate all the equipment’s energy
sources.
Lockout and/or tag the energy
isolating devices with assigned,
individual locks.
RE-ENERGIZE EQUIPMENT
Check to assure that all employees have
been safely positioned or removed from
the area
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SECTION -5 GUARDING PROGRAM
SECTION 5: GUARDING PROGRAM
STANDARD
All pieces of equipment, processes and situations that pose a hazard to workers are to be
properly guarded or barricaded to prevent exposure to the hazard. Proper lockout and
entry procedures are to be used before entry to a hazardous area where barriers are used to
prevent exposure to a hazard. Guards or barriers that must be temporarily removed are to
be replaced as soon as the need is over.
LEGISLATION
Guarding requirements are contained in the following sections of the Occupational Health and
Safety Act (OH&S Act) and Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE):
Section
Summary
OH&S Act
25(2)(h)
Employer is to take every reasonable precaution for protection of worker.
OH&S Act
Employer to ensure that protective devices are provided and used as prescribed.
25(1)(a),(d)
OH&S Act
25(1)(b)
Employer to ensure that protective devices are maintained in good condition.
OH&S Act
27(1) (b)
Supervisor to ensure that a worker uses the protective devices as required by the
employer.
OH&S Act
27(2)(c)
Supervisor to take every reasonable precaution for protection of worker.
OH&S Act Worker to use protective devices as required by employer and report to employer or
28(1)(b),(c) supervisor any absence or defect in any protective device.
OH&S Act
28(2)(a)
No worker to remove a protective device without providing an adequate temporary
protective device.
RIE 13, 14
Circumstances in which a guardrail is required and requirements for a top rail, mid
rails and toe-board.
RIE 15
Circumstances in which a covering on an opening in a floor, roof or other surface is
required.
RIE 24
Guards to prevent access to any moving parts if a machine or equipment has
exposed moving parts that may endanger the safety of any worker.
RIE 25
Guards to prevent access to an in-running nip hazard or any part of a machine or
equipment that may endanger the safety of any worker.
RIE 26
Machine to be shielded and guarded so that the material being processed or waste
stock does not endanger the safety of any worker.
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Section
RIE 28
RIE 29, 30
RIE 34, 35
Summary
Operating control that acts as a guard for equipment that isn’t otherwise guarded to
be located so that moving machinery does not endanger any worker, cannot be
operated inadvertently and must not be made ineffective.
Grinding wheel to be equipped with a protective hood that encloses the wheel as
closely as the work allows and tool rest properly positioned.
Guards to be provided beneath conveyors that pass over any worker or from which
falling material, including broken conveyor parts, may be a hazard. Overhead
protection to be provided wherever falling material is a hazard.
39
Chainsaw to be equipped with a chain that minimizes the possibility of kickback
and a device that effectively stops the chain in the event of a kickback.
115
Truck used for logging purposes must have rear windows adequately guarded.
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All pieces of equipment, processes and situations that pose a hazard to workers are to be properly
guarded or barricaded to prevent exposure to the hazard.
Proper lockout procedures are to be used before entry to a hazardous area where barriers are used
to prevent exposure to a hazard.
.
Manufacturer’s guards are to be maintained on all equipment.
Where manufacturer’s guards do not adequately prevent access to hazards, custom guards
are required.
Operators will inspect equipment for proper safeguards prior to starting it each day. Any
critical safety concerns or missing guards will be addressed prior to starting work. Noncritical concerns will be reported to the supervisor.
Do not disable any safety device on the equipment and do not operate equipment with a
disabled safety device unless a temporary safeguard is in place.
Protective guards and barrier screens on equipment can only be removed or bypassed for
maintenance purposes when done in accordance with the lockout procedures.
_________________________________
Jim Boniferro
22BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
(Date) _________________________
SECTION 6- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
SECTION 6: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROGRAM
STANDARD
Workers are to receive training and wear or use the appropriate personal protective
equipment that meets company standards while on the job.
LEGISLATION
The duties of employers, supervisors and workers regarding PPE are covered in the following sections of
the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act):
Section
25(1)(a),(d)
Summary
Employer to ensure that PPE required by the Regulations for Industrial Establishments is
provided and used.
27(1)(a),(b)
Supervisors to ensure that workers are using PPE required by the Regulations and by the
employer.
28(1)(b)
Workers to use or wear the PPE the employer requires them to use or wear.
The Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE) contain PPE requirements regarding hazards to
specific areas of the body, as well as training requirements:
Section
79
Summary
Workers who wear PPE to be instructed and trained in the care and use of the PPE.
80
Workers exposed to the hazard of head injury to wear appropriate head protection.
81
Workers exposed to the hazard of eye injury to wear appropriate eye protection.
82
Workers exposed to he hazard of foot injury to wear appropriate foot protection.
83(1),(2)
Long hair to be suitably confined and loose jewellery or clothing not to be worn near
entanglement hazards.
84(a) to (f)
Workers exposed to hazards of skin injury from harmful materials, punctures, cuts or
burns to wear sufficient apparel or a shield, screen or similar barrier.
85
Workers exposed to a fall from a height of 3 metres (10 feet) or more to use fall
protection equipment.
139
Workers exposed to a sound level of 90 decibels or more to wear hearing protection.
The regulation for the Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents (833) contains specific
duties for employer to first apply engineering controls before issuing the appropriate PPE.
Section
6
Summary
If possible, employers are to protect workers from exposure to agents without requiring
the workers to wear and use PPE.
7
Where engineering controls are not practical, employers to provide and workers to wear
and use the appropriate PPE.
SECTION 6- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Boniferro Mill Works Standards for PPE
Requirement
Company Standard
1. CSA-approved eye shields or goggles when exposed to the danger of small flying particles striking the eye.
Eye protection
RIE
Section
38, 81
2. Welding shields when welding.
3. Darkened safety glasses with side shields when cutting with torches.
Head
protection
CSA-approved hardhat with fitted inside cradle, peak to the front, in good condition.
80
Hearing
protection
CSA-approved over-the-ear muff-style ear guards or earplug-style hearing protection.
139
Foot/ankle
protection
1. CSA-approved over-the-ankle boots with reinforced toe and shank, high-grip soles, properly laced.
2. Steel-toed shoes for visitors
82, 93
Entanglement
hazards
1. Caps or hair nets if long hair is worn around entanglement hazards.
2. Jewellery or loose clothing not worn near entanglement hazards.
83
Skin/hand
protection
Workers exposed to hazards of skin injury from harmful materials, punctures, cuts or burns wear sufficient apparel
or a shield, screen or similar barrier.
84
Respiratory
Protection
1. Dust masks for simple wood dust.
2. Respirators for specific contaminants.
Fall protection
Travel restraint or fall arrest equipment to be used when there is a hazard of falling more than 3 metres (10 feet).
High visibility
High-visibility clothing with reflective strips when traveling in high-traffic areas.
85
SECTION 6- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
PPE Summary by Task
BODY
PART
Head
Hands
Face/eyes
Legs
Face screen
and safety
glasses
Chainsaw
pants or
chaps with
calf
protection
Feet/ankles
Respiration
Hearing
Fall
TASK
Chainsaw
operation
Head saw
operation
Hardhat
Leather
mitts or
gloves
Hardhat*
Clean-up with
compressed air
Hardhat
All tasks
completed in the
Sawmill
Hardhat
Safety
glasses or
goggles
Safety
Glasses or
Goggles
Notes: * when out of the sawyer’s cab
** when at a height of 3 metres or more.
CAS
approved
steel toed
boots
Over the
ankle steeltoed boot
Over the
ankle steeltoed boot
Steel toed
Ear muffs
or plugs
Dust mask
Ear muffs
or plugs
Ear
protection
Harness
with
lanyard**
Other
SECTION 7- -EMERGENCY RESPONSE
SECTION 7: EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
LEGISLATION
The following legal requirements regarding workplace emergencies are found in the Occupational
Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act). It is also a reasonable precaution for an employer and
supervisor to ensure that an effective emergency response plan is in place. Regulation 834 under
the OH&S Act defines a critical injury.
Section
OH&S
Act 51
Summary
In the event of a fatal or critical injury, employers are required to immediately notify
the Ministry of Labour, health and safety representative or JHSC member and trade
union (if any) and send a written report within 48 hours.
OH&S
Act 53
Constructor of a project to notify, in writing, the Ministry of Labour, H&S rep or
JHSC member and trade union (if any) of an occurrence (explosion, fire, flood, etc.)
within 2 days.
25(2)(h)
Employers are required to take every reasonable precaution for worker safety.
27(2)(c)
Supervisors are required to take every reasonable precaution for worker safety.
Regulation 834, Occupational Health and Safety Act
1.
For the purposes of the Act and the Regulations, “critically injured” means an injury of a
serious nature that,
(a) places life in jeopardy;
(b) produces unconsciousness;
(c) results in substantial loss of blood;
(d) involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or toe;
(e) involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or toe;
(f) consists of burns to a major portion of the body; or
(g) causes the loss of sight in an eye.
Regulation 213/07, Fire Code
Section 2.8.2 requires the preparation and implementation of a fire safety plan.
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SECTION 7- -EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Procedure in Case of an Incident
1. Determine
Severity:
MEDICAL
AID
CRITICAL*
FATAL
Yes
Yes
N/A
3. Transport
Victim:
Co-worker
Co-worker or
Ambulance
Do Not Move
(only at request of
O.P.P.)
4. Who To Notify:
Employer
Supervisor
Employer
Supervisor
Ministry of Labour
Employer
Supervisor
O.P.P.
Ministry of Labour
(next of kin?)
5. When to Call:
When Time
Permits
At once!
Seal area to preserve
evidence
Retain Witnesses
At once!
Seal area to
preserve evidence
Retain Witnesses
WSIB Form 7
(within 3 days)
WSIB Form 7
(within 3 days)
WSIB Form 7
(within 3 days)
Report to Ministry Labour
(within 48 hrs)
(see sample incident
investigation report form in
Section 8)
Report to Ministry
Labour (within 48
hrs)
At once
(while memory is fresh)
At once
(while memory is
fresh)
2. Administer First
Aid:
6. Reports
Required:
7. When to
Complete
Reports:
As soon as
possible
TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Ambulance: 911 City Police:911
Fire Dept: ________________________________ Labour:____________________________
Company Phone: _____________________________
Suggested Procedures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Qualified first aid provider(s) is called to the scene to take charge of the situation.
First aid is administered to the victim.
If required, someone calls or goes for assistance.
Proper directions and extent of injuries are given to the response team.
In the event of a critical or fatal injury, the MOL is notified and evidence is preserved.
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Maps and Site Plans
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure3 .1
Figure 3.2
Figure3.22
Figure 3.23
Figure 3.3
Figure 3.4
Figure3.51
Figure 3.53
Figure 3.6
Figure 3.7
Figure 6
Figure 7
Figure 8
Figure 9
Figure 10
Gas Shut Off Valves
Plant Marshalling Area
Veneer Mill Evacuation Plan
Saw Mill Evacuation Plan Main Floor
Sawmill Lower Level Evacuation Plan
Sawmill Filing Room Evacuation Plan
Evacuation Plan Sawmill Lumber Yard
Evacuation Plan Sawmill Stacker
Evacuation Plan Main Office Main Floor
Evacuation Main Office Second Floor
Evacuation Maintenance Shop
Evacuation Boiler House
Fire Access Route
Fire Hydrants by Location Number
Post Indicator Valves
Sprinkler System
Areas Controlled by Post Indicator Valves
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Critical Incident Plan of Action: Manager
Administration Staff
1. Call the police-911 & ambulance let them know the potential
number of injured involved. If necessary make sure someone
is applying first aid and be especially vigilant to observe signs
of shock
2. Call Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Service 949-6300
3. Call business line of Crisis Services 759-3803 to warn them of
the potential of calls or visits to the Crisis Service.
4. Gather people together a) may sure everyone accounted for;
make sure no one leaves the premises. Again make
observations for signs of shock and administer first aid
accordingly (see insert)
5. Await arrival of police, vcars and ambulance. Assess situation
and determine if a counselor should come to the office.
6. Follow police instructions and if people are not in shock get
them to call their family members to pick them up or call for a
bus or cabs to arrange transportation home and or to the crisis
unit. Provide a list of numbers for the implicated staff to call
to get emotional supports. 759-3398 Crisis Services Line
7. Get Safety officer to fill out incident reports
8. Get Safety officer to fill out form sevens if required
9. Make sure that someone from Shipping is monitoring that all
staff are being observed for signs of shock, treat as required
and call their family members to pick them up or arrange for
transportation.
10. Arrange for debriefing meeting and notify the mental health
professional of that date
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Crisis Assignment Checklist
The following is a checklist to follow and people to be contacted in the event of an
emergency.
Who notifies the fire department, police and medical attention?
Fire Department
– Supervisor and/or Administration
Police and Doctor
– Supervisor and /or Administration
Hospital
– Supervisor and/or Administration
Ambulance
– Supervisor and/or Administration
What action are employees to take in the affected area, and to whom do they
report?
First Aid
Restrict access if necessary
Contact Supervisor
What action is to be taken by employees in other areas?
Respond as requested
Who notifies the local press?
Manager
Who acts as official spokesperson for the corporation?
Manager
What action is to be taken to reassure employees? By whom?
Depending on situation (Supervisor or Manager)
What action is to be taken to reassure employee’s families? By whom?
Manager
Which customers are to be notified? By whom?
To be determined by Manager
Emergency Telephone Numbers
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS:
Ministry Of Labour
Ambulance:
911___________________________
Fire:
__911_________________________
1-800-641-4049_______________________
Ontario Provincial Police:__911_________________________
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DEFINITION OF A CRITICAL INJURY (Regulation 834, Occupational Health and Safety
Act)
1.
For the purposes of the Act and the Regulations, “critically injured” means an injury of a
serious nature that,
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
places life in jeopardy;
produces unconsciousness;
results in substantial loss of blood;
involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or toe;
involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or toe;
consists of burns to a major portion of the body; or
causes the loss of sight in an eye.
ACTION TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO CRITICAL OR FATAL INJURY
Ministry of Labour advised by:
POLICE
Mgr_____________________
advised by:
Mgr_____________________
JHSC or H&S Rep Advised by:
Mgr_____________________
Other key individuals advised, and by whom:
Mgr_____________________
_________________________
_________________________
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Property Damage
Do not disturb site except to prevent further injury or damage (use judgment).
Contact:
- Supervisor
- Manager
- Conduct investigation
Hazardous/Dangerous Goods Spill
Contact Supervisor immediately.
Take action on spill (use sand to control spillage (diking) from leaking into waterways,
etc.).
Contact - Manager
Manager may contact Ministry of Environment to report spill. M.O.E.environmental
spill reporting number is 1-800-268-6060.
What is a Spill?
A spill is a discharge of any amount of a chemical which causes or is likely to:
a) impair the quality of the environment;
b) injure or damage property, plant or animal life;
c) harm or discomfort any person;
d) adversely affect the health of any person;
e) impair the safety or any person;
f) render any property, plant or animal life unfit for human use over and beyond normal
operations.
Examples
1. Fuel
2. Wax
3. Oils, (hydraulic) solvents, (varsol).
Spill Prevention
Responsibilities of Each Employee:
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Each person working with or around chemicals, toxins, and fuels is responsible for
remaining aware o f the hazards of the materials that they are working with and around
the site. Be sure to consult the MSDS materials located in the lunch room. Each person
is responsible for knowing how to handle a hazardous materials safety according to its
types of hazards and if that person is unsure of a hazard or safety procedure be sure to
ASK!
Everyone shares the responsibility to ensure that all containers of chemicals are properly
labeled with the identity of the chemical and its hazards.
REMEMBER- NO AMOUNT OF INSURANCE CAN CURE BLINDNESS OR
RESURRECT THE DEAD! SO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WELL-BEING!
When you are draining fuel or oil tanks, suitable containers (pails) must be used at all
times to collect the contaminants. AT NO TIME can we allow contaminated chemicals
(oil/water mix, fuel mix) to drain on the ground in any amount.
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«SPILL RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS & PHONE
NUMBERSª
How to handle a spill or leak:
1) Evaluate the area. Determine if you are in imminent danger. If a spilled
substance is flammable, extinguish all nearby sources of ignition. Is the spill
headed for a drain, dry goods or co-workers? Can you act safely to stop the leak
at an upstream valve? Can you block the leak with absorbent materials?
2) Take immediate action to protect people, property and the environment. If a
person has been splashed with a chemical, wash them with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes, remove all contaminated clothing, and GET MEDICAL
ATTENTION. In other cases of overexposure, GET MEDICAL ATTENTION
AND follow the instructions of the medical professional. Turn off the pump, close
the valve; plug drains or ditches-absorbent booms are stored at the debarker. Do
not flush product into sewers.
3) Notify your supervisor. Be sure to advise re: location, material spilled and
amounts spilled.
4) Secure the work area. Clear the immediate area. Block off the spill site and
keep all sources of ignition away from the area. Shut down machinery that could
ignite the spill. Be aware of potential for electrical shock.
5) Control and contain the spill. Check the MSDS for the safety measure to
follow. Be ready to react for your own safety:
• Recognize signs of overexposure
• Have a fire extinguisher ready for immediate use
• Locate first aid supplies
• Plan your emergency escape route
Contain the spill. You may need to prevent the spill from coming into contact with
other containers or flammable materials.
6) Clean up. You can clean up a spill by absorbing it, neutralizing the chemical or
by recovering it. It is important to have adequate information to perform this task
safely.
7) Decontaminate. Set up a decontamination area away from the spill. Make sure
all equipment, material and personnel used to respond to the spill are properly
decontaminated.
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Report Spill To:
1) Jim Boniferro at 942-4269, ext 222 cell 542-8305
Report on what, when, and how much was spilled – facts only, don’t speculate on
cause.
Do not discuss with the media! Mill Management is charged with this
responsibility.
2) Ministry of Environment, Monday to Friday: 949-4640, After hours:1-800-2686060
3) City of Sault Ste. Marie, Jim Elliot: 759-2500
Clean-up Contacts :
1) Clean-up service contact is Lajoie Bros. Contracting (24 hrs). Telephone 2536935.
2) Vacuum Truck contact is Soo Septic Services (24 hrs). Telephone 253-2500
3) Superior Petroleum Jim or Tim See- 759-1515 Clean up contractor
alternative
4) Water way clean up- back of property stream Soo Environmental Services –
Keith Clay 941-1665
5) Algoma Industrial- Jerry Artuso 945-9338 or 941-8261
6) Conestoga Rovers Damage Assessment- Don’t call unless Jim Boniferro
instructs them to be called . 254-2438
Dispose - of contaminated product/material after approval of the Ministry of
Environment.
Assess the extent of the spill and note any obvious damages.
1) Did the waste reach any surface waters?
2) Approximately how much was released and for what duration?
3) Did any damage occur, such as employee injury, fish kills or property damage?
4) What is the distance and direction to the nearest neighbour or wells.
5) Can the spill potentially reach surface waters?
6) Could a future rain event cause the spill to reach surface waters?
7) Are potable water wells in danger (either on or off the property)?
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Different Scenarios
Bomb Threat
Person Receiving Bomb Threat Telephone Call:
During call
− Stay calm and courteous.
− Take notes - exact time call received and exact words of caller, if possible.
− Have someone else listen in, if possible.
− Have telephone call traced if possible.
− Do not interrupt caller
Ask short questions:
− When will bomb explode?
− Where is it?
− What does it look like?
− How many bombs are there?
− Why did you place a bomb?
− Do you represent a group or organization?
− Where are you calling from?
− What is your name?
After caller has hung up
− Stay calm.
Take notes:
− How long call lasted
− Sex of caller
− Approximate age
− Accents, language spoken
− Type of voice (strong, weal, high pitched, low)
− Way he/she spoke (fast, slow, aggressive, affirmative)
− Manners (calm, nervous, excited, drunk)
− Background noises
− If I would recognize voice again
− Was caller familiar with plant/facility?
Immediately inform General Manager or designated person
NAME
Telephone:
Jim Boniferro
941-9667
Cell: 705-542-8305
Demonstrations
Purpose of Demonstrations: A demonstration is an assembly of persons gathered
together to express opinions or feelings. Demonstrations can be spontaneous or well
organized; peaceful, aggressive or violent. Persons may demonstrate to disturb
production or work; discourage or stop Boniferro Mill Works from doing something; or
to bring the media or public’s attention to grievances against Boniferro Mill Works.
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Anyone Seeing a Demonstration Near Boniferro Mill Works Premises
Inform immediately General Manager or designated person:
Jim Boniferro
Telephone: 941-9667
705-542-8305 (Cell)
Manager or Designated Person
− Determine purpose of demonstration (from signs carried, what they are yelling,
public media coverage).
− Determine who organized the demonstration.
− Assess if demonstrators are peaceful, aggressive or violent.
− If they pose a threat:
ƒ Inform city police - 911
ƒ Close all exterior points of entry.
ƒ Limit entry and exit to essential minimum.
ƒ Inform employees of demonstration, not to leave premises and not
to get involved with demonstrators.
ƒ If employees have to leave, try to get police escort.
ƒ Obtain additional guard services, if necessary.
− If demonstrators get violent:
ƒ Inform police situation is deteriorating.
ƒ Record on videotape or photograph, if possible, all acts of
violence.
ƒ Assign someone to take notes of events, identify demonstrators, if
possible take license numbers, etc.
If demonstrators request a meeting:
ƒ Determine what subjects they want to discuss.
ƒ Try to keep public media away from meeting.
ƒ Do not let more than five delegates enter company premises to
attend meeting, preferably the less aggressive individuals.
ƒ Demonstrate Boniferro Mill Work’s willingness to discuss the
subject.
ƒ Try to limit discussions to arranging another meeting, preferably
away from company premises, such as at a hotel or community
hall.
Removing Trespassers
If demonstrators are on the property, the police may ask the manager to ask the
demonstrators to leave.
The following legal statement should be read in the presence of the police:
“You are trespassing on the private property of Boniferro Mill Works Inc. As the
authorized representative of Boniferro Mill Works on this site, I must request that you
leave immediately. If you do not leave immediately, the police will be asked to remove
you. I must advise you that any damage caused to Boniferro Mill Works property during
your presence will result in legal action being taken against you. Please co-operate.”
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The police will carry out the evacuation. Company personnel or should not get involved
unless specifically requested to do so by the police.
Kidnapping/Extortion:
Person Receiving Extortion Telephone Call
− Stay calm and courteous. Take notes - exact time call received and exact words
of caller, if possible.
− Have someone listen in, if possible. Have telephone call traced, if possible. Do
not interrupt caller.
− Ask short questions:
ƒ What are exact ransom demands?
ƒ How, where and when is ransom to be paid?
ƒ Will extortionist call again?
ƒ When, where and who?
ƒ Can we signal to extortionist if we want to talk to him?
ƒ What group or organization does he represent?
ƒ What is his name?
Get exact details of what the threat is - bomb, kidnapping, assassination, etc.
If Extortion Threat is a Bomb
− Ask short questions:
ƒ When will bomb explode?
ƒ Where is it?
ƒ What does it look like?
ƒ How many bombs are there?
If BOMB THREAT, activate BOMB THREAT PLAN.
If Extortion Threat is Kidnapping
− Ask short questions:
ƒ Who has been kidnapped?
ƒ When, where and how was it done?
ƒ Can I talk to hostage?
ƒ How can the extortionist prove he has the hostage?
After Caller Has Hung Up:
Stay calm. Take notes - how long call lasted; sex of the caller; approximate age; accents;
language spoken; type of voice; way he spoke; manners; background noises; if voice
heard before; if would recognize voice again; was caller familiar with plant/facility.
Inform immediately General Manager or designated person
General Manager
Name
Jim Boniferro
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Telephone:
941-9667
Cell: 705-542-8305
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Person Opening Extortion Letter
- Cease touching immediately to protect fingerprints.
- Keep letter and envelope to turn over to police.
Inform immediately General Manager or designated person
General Manager
− Copy, photocopy or photograph contents of extortion letter, taking care not to
erase fingerprints.
− Make list of persons who have touched the letter.
Manager or Designated Person
− Take all extortion threats seriously.
− Inform local police having criminal jurisdiction specifying it is an extortion
attempt and what the threat is.
− Interview person who received threat to obtain accurate details
Objective
The objective of a kidnap plan is for Boniferro Mill Works and police to ensure the safe
release of the hostage.
If it is Kidnapping:
Verify the person is really missing by checking secretary, co-workers, family or other
persons who may know where the person is. Determine whether Boniferro Mill Works is
in a position to meet kidnapper's demands.
(Example: if request includes release of prisoners under Federal or Provincial
jurisdiction, Boniferro Mill Works cannot meet the demands).
Determine, by discussions with police and Boniferro Mill Works management what
action will be taken regarding demands. Appoint someone to act as liaison between
Boniferro Mill Works and the police. Co-operate with police in their investigation.
Appoint someone (General Manager) to inform and help family of hostage during ordeal.
Appoint a communications coordinator to handle media questions; statements to the press
should be approved by the Police investigators.
Appoint someone, after discussing with Police, to negotiate with kidnappers. Police may
want to do negotiation.
Senior Management
Name
− Obtain legal advice
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Person Opening Bomb Threat Letter:
− Cease touching immediately to protect fingerprints.
− Keep letter and envelope to turn over to police.
− Inform manager or designated person:
General Manager
Name
Jim Boniferro
Telephone:
941-9667
Cell: 705-542-8305
− Copy, photocopy or photograph contents of threat letter, taking care not to erase
fingerprints.
− Make list of persons who have touched the letter.
Manager or Designated Person
− Take all bomb threats seriously.
− Do not automatically evacuate as you may evacuate personnel to where bomb is
placed.
− Inform local police having criminal jurisdiction:
o Other threats received (or bomb exploded) in area.
o How specific threat was (time of explosion, where bomb placed, caller
stated why bomb placed, who placed it).
o Reliability of caller (serious, drunk, children).
o Labour problems or social problems in area.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS problems (employees fires, spills litigation, etc.).
o Decide if search is to be conducted based on seriousness of threat.
IF YES, SEE SEARCH PLAN.
o Decide if operations are to be stopped.
o Decide if you are to evacuate. IF YES, SEE EVACUATION PLAN.
Evacuate personnel only to areas that have been searched.
o Decide when operations are to be returned to normal.
− Prepare statement for media in case you are questioned.
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Violence in the Work Place
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? You will call your supervisor. If you are hurt then first aid will be
administered. Your supervisor will call the manager. Your supervisor will have you move to the office or
to another place to gather all together so that we can account for everyone. You will be monitored for signs
of shock and given the appropriate treatment for shock. We also need to you all together to arrange for
interviews with police. We will also be arranging for transportation home by either calling your family
members, arranging for a bus or rides to take everyone home.
Please do not wander off.
When you get home call 759-3398 if you need to talk about this incident with a
counsellor; they will be expecting your call as the manager will notify the hospital crisis
department.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? The manager will call the police, ambulance and a crisis management
team to come in and work with the management of the mill. This team is the Victim Crisis Assistance and
Referral team and they are trained professionally to deal with violence. They know the impacts and they
can make referrals to other agencies.
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The next step is the recovery steps -management will be taking care of these tasks :
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WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? The manager will call the police, ambulance and a crisis management
team to come in and work with the management of the mill. This team is the Victim Crisis Assistance and
Referral team and they are trained professionally to deal with violence. They know the impacts and they
can make referrals to other agencies.
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SECTION 8: INCIDENT INVESTIGATION PROGRAM
STANDARD
Incidents that involve personal injury or damage to equipment, buildings, materials or the
environment are to be investigated and appropriately reported so that corrective action can be
taken. Significant near misses that could have resulted in personal injury or damage to equipme
LEGISLATION
Pertinent requirements are contained in the following sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
(OH&S Act) and Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE):
Section
Summary
OH&S
Act 8(14)
Health and safety representative may inspect place and equipment where critical or fatal
injury occurred and report in writing to a Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector.
OH&S
Act 9(31)
Worker member of the JHSC may inspect place and equipment where critical or fatal injury
occurred and report in writing to an MOL inspector and the JHSC.
OH&S
Act 51(1)
Employer to immediately notify the Ministry of Labour, H&S Rep and trade union (if any)
and send a written report to an MOL inspector within 48 hours.
OH&S
Act 51(2)
No one to disturb, destroy or alter the scene of a critical/fatal injury except to save a life or
relieve suffering, maintain essential public service or prevent unnecessary damage.
OH&S
Act 52(1)
Written report within 48 hours of critical or fatal injury to include relevant names and
addresses, circumstances of the incident, and machinery or equipment involved.
RIE 5(1)
RIE 5(2)
Written notice within four days of a lost-time injury other than a critical or fatal injury to
include relevant names and addresses, circumstances of the incident, machinery or equipment
involved, and steps taken to prevent a recurrence.
RIE 5(3)
Permanent record to be kept of a no-lost-time injury, including the circumstances of the
incident, the time and place, and the name and address of the injured person.
RIE 6
The report or permanent record to be kept for at least one year or for a longer period to
ensure that at least the two most recent reports or records are kept.
Reg. 834
The definition of a critical injury is its own regulation made under the Occupational Health
and Safety Act. The regulation is quoted in full in Appendix C.
WSIA 21
Under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, employers are to submit a Form 7
(Employer’s Report of Injury or Disease) within three calendar days of learning of a workrelated injury or illness.
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LEADING PRACTICES
1. Conducting effective incident investigations is a critical component of a workplace health and
safety program. These investigations are carried out primarily to determine what happened and
what steps can be taken to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future.
2. Workplace incidents are a major concern to all employers. These incidents may involve personal
injury or damage to buildings, equipment, materials or the environment. Incidents involving no
serious injury or damage are called “near misses” or “close calls”. Incidents involving personal
injury include:
•
•
•
•
•
fatalities in which a life is lost;
critical injuries (as defined in Regulation 834);
lost-time injuries (LTIs) are injuries that are serious enough to prevent the injured
party from returning to work on the next working day;
no-lost-time injuries (NLTIs) are injuries that result in the injured party requiring offsite medical attention (but can return to work on the next working day);
first aid injuries (FAIs) are injuries that can be treated with on-site first aid supplies
and staff.
3. Under the OH&S Act, fatalities and critical injuries are to be reported to the Ministry of Labour
immediately and a written report is to be submitted within 48 hours. Evidence at the scene is
also to be preserved until an inspector gives permission to disturb it. Note the requirement in
Section 51(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to preserve evidence:
“Where a person is killed or is critically injured at a workplace, no person shall, except
for the purpose of,
(a) saving life or relieving human suffering;
(b) maintaining an essential public utility service or a public transportation system;
or
(c) preventing unnecessary damage to equipment or other property,
interfere with, disturb, destroy, alter or carry away any wreckage, article or thing at the
scene of or connected with the occurrence until permission to do so has been given by an
inspector.”
4. In order to properly prepare a written report, an investigation of the incident will have to be carried
out.
5. While investigations of critical and fatal injuries are legally required, it is also prudent to
investigate less serious incidents. The factors that led up to these less serious incidents may
result in more serious situations unless corrective action is taken. Identified workplace hazards
should be investigated and corrective action taken before an incident occurs. Forms for
investigating hazards (Appendix A), near misses (Appendix B), serious incidents (Appendix C)
and less serious incidents (Appendix D) are provided.
6. It is recommended that incidents investigated in the workplace be summarized in a form such as
the one in Appendix E. This provides of an overview of workplace incidents and can assist in
identifying trends that may be occurring in the workplace. It also provides documentation to
verify that recommendations and follow-up have been implemented.
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Appendix A: BONIFERRO Mill Works Hazard Report Form
Name:
Date:
Location:
Equipment:
Description of the hazard:
Suggested corrective action:
Signature:
Supervisor's remarks:
Corrective action taken:
Signature of Supervisor:
Notes:
1. Investigation Tool Kit should consist of:
• Pen, paper pads
• Measuring tape
• Camera / video camera
• Forms
• Danger tape for securing area
2. Investigate all causes, remember PEMEP:
• People
• Equipment
• Materials
• Environment
• Process
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Safety Incident Investigation Report
Supervisor to investigate, interview witnesses, obtain
statements and complete investigation report including
drawings and pictures as applicable.
JHSC & Administration participate as needed or if
requested by worker.
Name of Person Reporting Incident
Location of Incident
Incident No.
Incident Information
Primary Type of Incident: (select one)
Chemical Spill or Release
Environmental
Fire/Explosion
Hazard Observation
Illness
If Injury/Illness, Enter Person’s Name
Injury
Near Mishap
Product Damage
Property Damage
Security
Vehicle
Vehicle/Mobile Equipment
Workplace Violence
Recordability of Injury/Illness
First Aid
Medical
Treatment
Exact Location of Incident
Modified
Work
Critical
injury
Lost Workday
Fatality
Name of Contracting Company
Employee
Contractor
Witness - name
Facility Condition
Normal
Project Work
Severity Level (low to high)
Date of Incident
Routine Maintenance
Time of Incident
Shutdown Maintenance
Date Reported
Upset
Date Investigation Initiated
Sequence of Events (Describe what happened before, during and after the incident. . Be concise, use bullet format. Attach additional pages , diagrams
and photos as necessary)
Primary Type of Contact: (select one)
Absorption
Inhalation, Swallowing
Slip, Trip, Fall
Bodily Reaction
Overexertion/Ergonomic
Struck Against/Struck By
Caught In, Under or Between
Rubbed or Abraded
Temperature Extremes
Exposure To, Contact With
Causal Analysis
Behaviors: (select all that apply)
Authority to Operate Equipment
Awareness of Surroundings/Changing Conditions
Awkward or Static Postures
Clothing (other than P.P.E.)
Contact Stress
Driver Actions
Drugs or Alcohol
Equipment Operator Actions
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Mixing or Combining of Substances
Mobile Radio/Cell Phone Use
Need for Assistance
Operating Speed/Haste
Personal Protective Equipment
Placement or Storage
Positioning for Task
Pushing or Pulling
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Failure To Secure
Grip or Hold
Horseplay or Fighting
Intentional Act/Sabotage
Lifting
Loading or Stacking
Lockout/Tagout
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Repetitive Motion
Safe Work Practices or Rules
Safety Devices
Servicing Equipment In Operation
Use of Equipment
Use Of Defective Equipment or Tools
Warning or Instruction
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Casual Analysis (continued)
Conditions: (select all that apply)
Environmental Conditions (gases, dusts, smoke, fumes)
Equipment Failure
Exposure To Cold Temperatures
Exposure To Hot Temperatures
Fire/Explosion
Guards or Barriers
Housekeeping
Illumination
Labeling
New or Modified Equipment
New or Modified Procedure
Write a Brief Description for Each Box Checked Above -
Basic or Root Causes: (select all that apply)
Abuse or Misuse
Employee Knowledge
Employee Skill
Engineering or Design
Inspections
Maintenance
Management Systems
Mental/Physical Stress or Fatigue
Mental or Psychological Capability
Motivation
Write a Brief Description for Each Box Checked Above -
Noise
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Radiation
Tools/Equipment Availability
Ventilation
Vibration
Visibility
Walking or Working Surface
Warning Systems
Weather Conditions
Workspace Conditions (congested or restricted access/egress)
Natural Factors
Physical Capability
Procurement/Purchasing
Supervision or Leadership
Tools, Equipment, or Materials
Training Standards
Wear and Tear
Work Planning
Work Standards or Procedures
Corrective Actions
Corrective Actions (actions short term, intermediate, and long term)
By When
Approvals
Investigation Leader’s Signature (Supervisor)
Date
Safety/Environmental Representative’s Signature
Date
Approved By Management Signature
Date
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Workers Signature
Date
If injury/illness is involved, complete page 3.
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This Page To Be Completed for All Injuries or Illnesses:
Injured Person’s Time on Task (hours)
Job/Task
Injured Person’s Years of Experience in Current Job
Nature of Injury/Illness (select all that apply)
Allergies/Sensitivities
Amputation
Asphyxiation
Bruise/Contusion
Burn-Chemical
Burn-Radiation
Burn-Thermal
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cold Related Condition
Concussion With Loss Of Consciousness
Concussion Without Loss Of Consciousness
Contagious Conditions
Cut, Puncture, Open Wound
Dermatitis
Dislocation
Disorders Associated With Repeated
Trauma
Disorders Due To Physical Agents
Dust Diseases Of Lungs
Electric Shock
foreign Body-Eye
foreign Body-Other Than Eye
Fracture
Hearing Loss
Heart Condition
Heat Related Conditions
Hernia/Rupture
Infection
Inflammation/Irritation of Joints, Tendons or Muscles
Internal Bleeding
Occupational Skin Diseases or Disorders
Pneumoconiosis
Poisoning
Respiratory Conditions
Scratch/Abrasion
Sprains/Strains-Joints, Muscles, Tendons
Stress, Mental
All Other Occupational Illnesses
Part of Body Affected (select all that apply and if applicable, check R=Right, L=Left or B=Both)
Abdomen/Internal organs
Ankle
R
L
B
Arm
R
L
B
Lower Arm (ulna/radius)
Upper Arm
Back (lower, mid, upper)
Cervical Spine
Chest (including ribs)
Chest, Frontal
Chest, Frontal & Lateral
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Ear - External
R
L
Ear - Internal (hearing)
Elbow
Eye
Face
B
R
L
Agency of Injury/Illness
B
Femur
Fingers
Index (first) Finger
Middle (second) Finger
Ring (third) Finger
Little (fourth) Finger
Thumb
Foot
R
L
B
Groin
Hand
R
L
B
Head/Skull/Scalp
Hip
R
L
B
Jaw
Knee
R
L
B
Leg (above ankle)
R
Lumbar Spine
Mouth/Teeth
L
B
Multiple Parts
Neck
Nervous System
Nose
Prosthetic Devices
Respiratory System
Shoulder
R
L
Thoracic Spine
Throat
Tibia/Fibula
Fifth Toe
Fourth Toe
Great (first) Toe
Toes
Second Toe
Third Toe
Wrist
R
L
B
B
(select all that apply)
Air Pressure
Animals/Insects/Birds/Reptiles
Asbestos
Boiler
Building/Structures
Chemicals
Chips
Clothing/Shoes
Cold
Containers (boxes, barrels, packages)
Containers (carts, bins, cages)
Conveyer
Debris/Scrap
Drugs/Medicine
Electrical Apparatus
Excavation/Trenching
Fasteners
Fire/Smoke
Food
Glass Items
Hand Tools
Heat
Hoisting Apparatus/Elevator
Ladders
Liquids
Logs
Lumber/Other Wood Items
Machine Parts
Metal Items
Mineral Items - Metallic/Nonmetallic
Mobile Equipment
Noise
Office Equipment
Pallets
Paper/Pulp Items
Particles, Unidentified
Pathogens (airborne, bloodborne)
Petroleum Products
Plants/Trees
Plastic Materials
Power Tools
Radiating Substances
Silica
Slivers
Soaps/Detergents
Steam
Tarps
Transportation Equipment (including vehicles)
Work Area or Environment
Working Surface - Elevated
Working Surface - Floors/Stairs
Working Surface - Outside
Probability of recurrence: If no changes are made to the workplace or to the way things are done, what are the chances
of an incident like this happening again?
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 8 – INCIDENT INVESTIGATION PROGRAM
Health Care Professional:
Treatment Required:
Yes No
Returned to Work: Yes
Modified Work Required:
No
INSERT PICTURES, DRAWINGS, WITNESS STATMENTS ETC.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
SECTION 9: WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM
STANDARD
All employees are to receive appropriate training, including formal orientation and specific instruction for
assigned tasks.
LEGISLATION
The occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) requires the proper training of workers and outlines the
specific duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers in the following sections:
Section
Summary
25(2)(a)
Employer to ensure that information, instruction and supervision are provided to workers to
protect their health and safety.
27(1)
Supervisors to ensure that workers work safely and wear appropriate PPE.
27(2)
Supervisor to advise workers of hazards and provide them with written instructions on the
procedures and measures to be taken for their protection.
28
Workers to work safely, wear required PPE, report hazards and unsafe acts, and never remove
or disable protective devices without providing an adequate temporary protective device.
41(1)
Distributor, supplier or manufacturer of hazardous material to ensure that required information
regarding proper use or operation of material is available.
41(2)
Employer to ensure that information on hazardous material has been obtained and is made
available to applicable workers and the health and safety representative or joint health and
safety committee.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS Employee Orientation Form
EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION CHECKLIST
Employee's Name:
1.
Introduction:
(
)
(
)
Date Hired:
Payroll, benefits, collective agreement etc.
Other
_______________________
2.
Personal Protective Equipment Required:
(
)
Safety Boots
(
)
Eye Protection
(
)
Hearing Protection
(
)
Hard Hat
(
)
Reflective/high visibility Vest
(
)
Special Operating Equipment – refer to Safe Work Practices
(
)
Other
_______________________
3.
Explanation of Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
(
)
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
(
)
Worker Rights and Responsibilities
(
)
Joint Health and Safety Committee
(
)
Work Refusal
(
)
Hazard Reporting Procedure
(
)
Personal Protective Equipment Policies
(
)
Industrial Hygiene – First aid kits/eye wash stations
(
)
Accident/Incident Reporting Requirements
(
)
Rules covering ladders, handrails, guards, compresses air, hand tools
(
)
Handling of compresses gas cylinders
(
)
Material handling
(
)
Mobile equipment
(
)
Safe Lifting Technique
(
)
Lockout Procedure and Guidelines
(
)
Confined Space
(
)
Hot Work Permit
(
)
Environmental Awareness
(
)
Smoking Policy
(
)
Housekeeping Rules
(
)
Fire Protection Policy
(
)
Extinguisher Training
(
)
Safe Work Practices and Job Standards
(
)
Internal Responsibility System
(
)
WHMIS Training
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION CHECKLIST
4.
Job Instruction from Supervisor:
(
)
Instructed employee in the safe, correct and easiest way to do his/her job
(
)
Tell (
) Show (
) Try (
) Check
(
)
Made sure employee clearly understands instructions
(
)
Placed employee with experienced, safe worker
(
)
Given departmental tour, introduced to co-workers, representative from
joint health and safety committee and union
(
)
Explained specific departmental rules
(
)
Explained how to report all health and safety hazards
Other Comments and Notes:
Administration Review:
Health and Safety Review: ____________
Date:
___ Date:
Environmental Review:
Date:
Supervisor:
Date:
Employee:
Date:
WHEN COMPLETED, THIS FORM IS TO BE SENT TO ADMINISTRATION TO BE PLACED IN
EMPLOYEE’S FILE.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS SAFE WORK PRACTICES SUMMARY
Job Name: EACH IN MILL POSITION HAS A SAFE WORK PROCEDURE
A) Personal protective
equipment to be worn:
B) Hazards associated
with the job: (electrical
shock, pinch points, cut
potential, etc.)
C) Energy sources
associated with the job:
(electrical, hydraulic,
pneumatic, etc.)
1.HEAD PROTECTION
3.FOOT PROTECTION
5.HAND PROTECTION
7. SAFETY LOCKS
9. RESPIRATORY
11. LOCKS
1.ELECTRIC SHOCK
3.SLIPS/FALLS
5.CONTUSIONS
7.FUMES/DUST
9. LACERATIONS
11. CONFINED SPACES
1.ELECTRICAL
3.HYDRAULIC
2.HEARING PROTECTION
4.EYE PROTECTION
6.FALL ARREST
8 APRON
10. SAFETY PANTS
2.SLIVERS
4.FALLING OBJECTS
6.BACK&ANKLE STRAIN
8.BURNS
10. EYE PARTICLES
12.PLUG UPS
2.PNEUMATIC
4. GENERAL CONDUCTORS
D) Correct start-up /
operate / shutdown
procedures:
1.PROCESS DESCRIPTION AND OPERATOR FUNCTIONS
E) Correct lockout
procedures:
1.COVERED IN LOCK OUT SECTION
E) Safety features:
(guards, special
equipment/procedures,
etc.)
SPECIFIC TO EACH JOB
RESTRICTED AREAS SET OUT
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
SAFE WORK
PRACTICES
BONIFERRO MILL
WORKS
Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario
DEPARTMENT:
Dryline
ISSUE DATE:
POSITION:
Baker Resaw Operator
REVISION
DATE:
October 23,
2006
Feb 3, 2009
Supervisor/Lead
Hand
SOURCE OF SUPERVISION:
EQUIPMENT TO BE OPERATED:
Baker "A" band resaw and accompanying transfers systems
(This is not a complete list of
duties)
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Resaw:
To resaw product as per customer orders
To set up saw/check alignment/perform basic maintenance
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Head Protection
Foot Protection
Hearing Protection
Hand Protection
X
X
As
req'd
As
req'd
Eye
Protection
Safety Locks
x
X
Fall Arrest
Respiratory
Protect.
As
req'd
Safety Belt
Apron
Safety
Pants
Other
POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF JOB:
B
Falling Objects
X
C
C
Contusions
X
C
C
B
Lacerations
Moving Parts
X
X
C
C
Back Strains
Ankle
Strains
Pulled
Muscle
Slivers
C
Particles in Eye
X
C
Plug Ups
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
X
C
X
C
X
X
C
C
X
Electric
Shock
Limited
Visibility
Slips/Falls
Fumes/Dust
Confined
Spaces
X
X
X
X
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
A-Likely to cause permanent disability, loss of life or body part and/or extensive property damage. Correct
immediately
B-Likely to cause serious injury/illness, temporary disability or serious property damage that is not extensive. Correct As Soon As Possible
C-Likely to cause minor injuries: non-disabling injury or illness or non-disruptive property damage. Correct As Soon As
Possible
Working with sharp saws creates potential hazards. Ensure proper PPE is worn and ensure the saw is
properly
secured in place and aligned before start up.
________________________________________________________
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AND OPERATOR
FUNCTIONS
Start Up:
Ensure at the time of start up, all systems are clear of other mill personnel.
When starting saw ensure that the strain is at proper level, adjust saw tracking if required, check guides
for proper rotation
Check the condition of saw blades and tracking as oulined in the Baker operators manual page 9.
Ensure the saw is clear and bump the saw to test tracking before each start.
Ensure that the motor is at full revolutions before feeding stock into saw.
Never operate machine with headrig door open and without other guards in place.
Ensure main saw guard is in place before starting.
Never place anything on the conveyor that is not meant to be cut.
Operator Procedures/Functions
Ensure that saw is in good running condition and changed on a routine basis, lubrication of the machinery
is carried out as assigned.
When feeding pieces on to the infeed rolls take care not to bang fingers or hands on the rolls as lumber can
cause crushed fingers.
To avoid pinching, use caution when placing material on conveyor.
Maintain a steady, even, flow of lumber and avoid surges as much as possible.
Monitor the tailing system for plug ups. Prior to clearing plug ups or when the accidental
or unintended start up of the equipment may cause injury, lockout procedures must be followed.
Ensure ALL moving elements have come to a complete stop before starting work on machine or clearing jams.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
Moving elements include: saws, rollers, belts etc. Never open headrig door with blade in motion.
Ensure no possible kickback when clearing jam if resaw is kept running. Stand back from resaw and do not
position yourself or any body parts near infeed.
When removing boards, avoid twisting as this could potentially damage the saw and guides.
Ensure that the saw and transfers are shut down when unattended.
When breakdowns occur, stay at you work station and perform any necessary cleanup, should your assistance
be required you will be asked by supervision or millwrights.
After shut down, plug up, or maintenance - follow start up procedures.
Maintenance of Resaw/Saw Change:
Maintain any oil, greasing, and general lubrication of machine. As well as, adjustments, tightening, loosening,
and proper
guarding of equipment.
When changing, lubricating or working in or around machinery ensure that lockout procedures are followed.
Dispose of scrap saws in metal waste bin in front of shop.
Take care and wear proper hand protection when removing or working with saw blades.
Ensure ALL moving elements have come to a complete stop before starting work on machine.
Moving elements include: saws, rollers, belts etc.
Follow mainenance instructions as outlined in the Baker Resaw owners manual.
GENERAL:
No person shall use or operate any piece of equipment in which they have not received proper training.
Ensure that gloves are in good shape; worn out gloves are to be turned in for replacement.
Ensure that clothing is not loose and dangling to minimize the possibility of entanglement in the chain transfers
Immediately report any unsafe condition or act to your supervisor or leadhand to ensure proper follow up.
When the starting of a machine or process could endanger a worker, he/she must lock out the controls with
a personal "lock out device" before beginning any work on machine.
Ensure that personal protective equipment for your job is in good repair and worn as required.
Immediately report any injury, regardless of how slight, to your supervisor or lead hand.
Jewelry, clothing that is loose or dangling, or rings must not be worn. Long hair must be suitably confined
to prevent entanglement in any rotating shaft, gear, sprocket, chain, etc.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 9 WORKER EDUCATION
Lift with your legs, not with your back. Avoid excessive strain by requesting help when it is required.
Always maintain good housekeeping in your work area.
Reviewed by:
Joint Health & Safety Committee
Date:
October
31, 2006
Reviewed by:
Brad McGonegal
Date:
October
27, 2006
Reviewed by:
Date:
Reviewed by:
Date:
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
October
24, 2006
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
SECTION 10: WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
STANDARD
Hazardous materials are to be used in the workplace only when they are properly labeled, when
there is a valid MSDS, and by individuals who have received appropriate training.
LEGISLATION
Materials that pose a hazard to human health and safety are found in many industrial workplaces. These
include flammable or explosive materials, toxic substances and corrosive products such as acids. Over the
years, many workers have suffered illnesses or been severely injured or killed because of exposure to
hazardous materials. For this reason, legislation has been developed regarding the use of hazardous
materials in the workplace. The following sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S
Act) relate to hazardous materials.
Section
Summary
37(1)
Employer to ensure that all hazardous materials are identified and that an unexpired
material safety data sheet (MSDS) for each hazardous material is present in the
workplace.
37(2)
No one to remove or deface identification for a hazardous material.
37(3)
Employer to ensure that a hazardous material is not used, handled or stored unless the
requirements for identification, MSDS and worker instruction and training are met.
37(4)
Employer to advise Ministry of Labour in writing if employer can’t find a label or
MSDS for a hazardous material.
37(5)
MSDS expires three years after the date of its publication.
38(1)
A copy of every MSDS to be made available to allow examination by workers, to be
furnished to the JHSC or health and safety representative, and to be furnished on request
to the local medical officer of health, fire department and Ministry of Labour.
Employer to ensure that a worker exposed or likely to be exposed to a hazardous
42(1),(2),(3) material receives appropriate instruction and training that are developed and
implemented in consultation with the JHSC or health and safety representative.*
42(4)
The review of instruction and training is to be held more often than annually if the
employer determines it’s necessary or if there is a change in circumstances that may
affect the health and safety of a worker.
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BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
Training in the WHMIS is not required every year. However, certain employers are required to conduct
an annual review to determine whether worker re-training is required. Re-training may be required if new
materials have been introduced into the workplace, or if the workplace conditions have changed or new
information on a hazardous material is available. The review must be done in consultation with the joint
health and safety committee, or with the health and safety representatives. These reviews are designed to
highlight the need for training at the appropriate time. There is no prescribed “schedule” for such
training.
The WHMIS Regulation (860) made under the OH&S Act includes the following requirements:
Section
Summary
6
Employer to ensure that a worker who works with or near a controlled product is
informed about all the hazard information the employer receives from the supplier of the
product concerning its use, storage and handling.
7(1)
Employer to ensure that a worker who works with or near a controlled product is
instructed in the contents required on the supplier label and workplace label, the contents
required on the MSDS, the procedures for safe use, storage, handling and disposal, and
procedures to be followed when emissions are present or in an emergency.
7(2)
Employer to ensure that the required education of the worker is developed and
implemented specifically for the employer’s workplace.
7(3)
Employer to ensure that the required instruction of the worker results in workers being
able to use the information to protect their health and safety.
17(1)
Employer who receives a controlled product from a supplier is to obtain an MSDS for
that product.
17(3)
When a supplier MSDS is three years old, employer to obtain an unexpired MSDS from
the supplier if any of the controlled product remains in the workplace.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
Examples of Hazardous Materials Found in the Workplace
Boniferro
Mill Works
Hazardous Materials
Date Issued:
Inventory
Date Revised:
Product Name
Kleen Start Starting Fluid
Propane
Acetylene
Bluesheild 8
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Natural Gas
Contact Cement Premium
Grade,LCP506
Clean Lube 11
Gasket Eliminator 504
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Brake
Fluid
290 Threadlocker Adhesive
Sealant
Electra 600 Aerosol
LPS Heavy Duty Silicone
Lubricant
LPS Tapmatioc Tricut Cutting
Paste
Big-Tex
3M 992955 Penetrating Oil
Penetrating Oil, GM 992955
#2 Non-leaded Babbit
Belt Dressing
Babbitrite
Anchorseal
Anchorseal
Anchorseal
111 Valve Lubricant &
Sealant
243 Threadlocker Medium
Strength
271(TM) High Strength
Purpose
Engine Starting Fluid
Fork Lift Fuel
Cutting/Welding Torch
Carbon Dioxide in
Argon gas mix
Various/Welding
Cutting/Welding Torch
Boiler Fuel/Heating
systems
Woodworking Adhesive
Lubricant
Sealents
Brake Fluid
Manufacturer
Supplier
Location
Air Liquide
H E Brown
ICG Propane
Master Welding
Gases
Gases
Gases
Air Liquide
Air Liquide
Air Liquide
Master Welding
Master Welding
Master Welding
Gases
Gases
Gases
Union Gas
Gases
Kleen-Flo Tumbler
Industries
Lepage Div of Henkel
Canada
Premier Farnell Corp.
Loctite
Kleen-Flo Tumbler
Industries
Weber Supply
C-T Industries
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Industrial
Industrial fliuds
H.E. Browns
Industrial Fluids
Adhesive/Sealant
Solvent Based Blend
Lubricant/Cleaner
Loctite Canada Inc.
Hugh J. O'Neill
Industrial Fluids
Enviro-Safe Chemicals
Hugh J. O'Neill
Industrial Fluids
Lubricant
LPS Laboratories
Hugh J. O'Neill
Industrial Fluids
Tapping Fluid
Water Based
Degreaser
Lubricant
Lubricant
LPS Laboratories
Hugh J. O'Neill
Industrial Fluids
Mantek Div of Canada
Shrader Canada
Shrader Canada
Soo Foundry and
Machine
Mantek
Prouse Motors
Prouse Motors
Soo
Foundry&Machine
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
The Fastener Centre
Marquette Industrial
Materials
The Fastner Centre
Industrial Fluids
Traders Steel
Industrial Fluids
U-C Coatings Corporation
U-C Coatings Corporation
U-C Coatings Corp.
U-C Coatings Corp.
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
U-C Coatings Corporation
U-C Coatings Corp.
Industrial Fluids
Lubricant
Dow Corning Canada
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Adhesive/Sealant
Adhesive/Sealant
Loctite
Loctite Canada Inc.
Weber
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
Tin-Anitimony-Copper
Stops Belts From
Slipping/Squeaking
Shaping Material used
to Babbit & Repair
Winterized with
Propylene Glycol
Sealer
Winterized with
Methanol
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Industrial Fluids
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
Threadlocker
404 Instant Adhesive-Quick
Set
609 Retaining General
Purpose 60931
732 Multi-Purpose Sealant,
Black&Clear
Antiseize Lubricant
Black RTV Silicone Gasket
Maker-59875
Crown Blue Toolmaker's Ink,
66001
Crown Cutting Oil- 67020
Masters Metallic Compound
Masters Pro-Dope
Pipe Sealant with Teflon-567
Pipe Sealant with Teflon-592
RTV -Blue Silcone Gasket Maker
58775
Adhesive
Loctite
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Adhesive/Sealant
Loctite Canada Inc.
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Sealant and Adhesive
Lubricant
Dow Corning Canada
Loctite Canada Inc.
Weber
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Adhesive/Sealant
coating
Cutting Oil
Pipe Thread/ Gasket
Sealant
Thread Sealing
Compound
Anaerobic High Temp
Sealant
Anaerobie Sealant
Silicone Adhesive
/Sealant
Superflex TM Black RTV
Silicone
Crown Dry Film Lubricant,
66075
Lubricant
Crown Heavy Duty Open Gear/Wire
Rope Lube
Lubricant
Ridge Premium Nuclear Thread
Cutting Oil
Adhesive/Sealant
Loctite
North American
Prof.Prod.
North American Prof.
Prod.
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Weber
Industrial Fluids
G. F. Thompson Co. Ltd.
Weber
Industrial Fluids
G. F. Thompson Co. Ltd.
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Loctite
Loctite Canada Inc.
Weber
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
Locite Canada Inc.
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Loctite
North American Prof.
Prod.
North American Professional
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Weber Supply
Industrial Fluids
Prod.
Weber Supply
Industrial Fluids
Weber Supply
Weber Supply
Werners
Werners
Perigord Janitorial
Sup.
Perigord Janitorial
Sup.
Weber
Weber
Weber
Weber
Weber
PCO
Weber
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
Industrial Fluids
Industrials Fluids
Janitorial
Janitorial
Janitorial
Janitorial
Janitorial
Janitorial
Janitorial
Janitorial
Threadlocker 242(R)
Duro Dyne, DSW Duct Sealer
Duro Dyne, WBS Duct Sealer
Thread Cuttting Oil
Adhesive/Sealant
Duct Sealant
Duct Sealant
Ridgid Tool Company
Loctite Canada Inc.
Duro-Dyne Canada
Duro-Dyne Canada
Blue Thunder
General Purpose
Cleaner/Degreaser
Wood Wyant Inc.
Bon Air #2
Citro Clean
Drano Crystals
Dry Breeze Air
GLA-MIRR
Hard Hat
Final All weather Blox
Javex-5
Sani Fresh
Enviro-Dri
Deb Quick Shift
Phoenix Seris 5000-55005700
Jergen Mild Soap Bar
Deodorant Block
General Cleaner
Plugged and Plumbing
Air Freshener
Glass Cleaner
All Purpose Cleaner
Rat Bait
Cleaner and Disinfctant
Body Wash and
Shampoo
All Purpose Oil &
Grease Absorbent
Hand Soap
Waterless Hand
Cleaners
Hand Soap
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Wood Wyant Inc.
G.Hardy
S.C. Johnson
Dymond Chemicals
Hardy
G.Hardy
Bell Labratories
Colgate/Palmolive
Janitorial
Sani Fresh
Can-Ross Environ.
Services
Weber
Janitorial
Weber Supply
Janitorial
Janitorial
Top Tape & Label Ltd.
Jergens
Weber Supply
Webers
Janitorial
Janitorial
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
Kim Care General Pink lotion
Ferrobrite-A
Power Lube
Heavy Cutting Bio Oil
Hand Soap
Metal Control Additive
Lubrication
Lubrication
Diacon
CRC
Renewable Lubricants
Silverliner
Silverliner Cement
CHEM-SOL Thinner Methyl
Hydrate
Super 3000
Alcohol pads
Green Soap
ISOTONIC
Sterile Eye Rinse
Universal Multi-Metallik
Silver Brazing Paste Fluid
Duro-Dyne S-2
Roof Coating
Roof Coating
Liquid Paper Corrective Fluid
Alloy Sn 50/Pb 50 (Lead
Solder)
Econosol ( Lead Free Solder)
Insulation ( Low Density
Fiberglass )
La 7018
La 7024
La Ultra 11
High Temperature Mineral
Wool
Welding Electrodes
Sodium Chloride ( Salt)
White Lightening
Wood Dust (Untreated)
Fire Extinguisher, ABC MulitPurpose
Fire Extinguisher, BC
Standard Dry
Fire Extinguisher, Carbon
Dioxide
XD-3 Extra Engine Oil 15W40
Diesel Fuel
Duratran Fluid
Duron 10W,20W20,30,40,50
Grease OG-0, OG-1, OG-2
Peerless LLG Grease
Prescison EP1,EP2
Unleaded Gasoline
webers
Diacon
Janitorial
Lumber Yard
Don Marenttec
Maintenance
Pace Products
Pace Products
Pace Products Inc.
Pace Products Inc.
Lumber Yard
Lumber Yard
Gasoline Anti-Freeze
Refractory Wet Mortar
Alcohol pads
Sterile Soap
isotonic
Eye Wash Stations
Anti-Freeze/ Coolant
USEA with Solder
Duct Sealant
Deletion / Changes in
Typed Work
Laurentide Inc.
Vesuvius Refactories
Sanfacon
Emer Safe
Laurentide Inc.
The Gasflux co.
Duro-Dyne Canada
H.E. Brown
Vesuvius Refact
Guillevin
Guillevin
Guillevin
Guillevin
H.E.Browns
Kings Welding
Werners
Maint & Prod.
Maint & Prod.
Miscelaneous
Miscelaneous
Miscelaneous
Miscelaneous
Miscelaneous
Miscelaneous
Miscelaneous
Gillette Canada Inc.
Grand and Toy
Miscellaneous
Used for Soldering
Used for Soldering
Aim
Aim
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Wall Insulation
Arc Welding Rod
Arc Welding Rod
Arc Welding Rod
Owens Corning
Air Liquide
Air Liquide
Air Liquide
Pipe Insulation
Used in Electric Arc
Welding
Salt (dust control & Deicing)
Flake Calcium Chloride
By-Product of Sawing
Process
Owens Corning
Hobart Brothers of
Canada
King Welding
King Welding
Lyons Building
Centre
Master Welding
Master Welding
Master Welding
OCP Const
Supplies
Parxair
Miscellaneous
Shaw Milling
Shaw Milling
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Emer Safe
Emer Safe
ICM Salt Inc
Innovative
Boniferro Mill Works
Fire Flad
Imperial Oil
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
McDougall
New North
New North
New North
New North
New North
New North
New North
Fire Flad
Fire Extinguisher
Propellent For Fire
Extinguishers
Engine Oil for Gas and
Deisel Engines
Fuel Oil
Transmission Oil
Motor Oil
Lubricant
Lubricant
Grease
Gasoline
Fire Flad
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Guillevin
International
Guillevin
International
Guillevin
International
Fire Extinguisher
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
Miscellanous
Miscellanous
Miscellanous
Oil/ Greases
Oil/Grease
Oil/Grease
Oil/Grease
Oil/Grease
Oil/Grease
Oil/Grease
Oil/Grease
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
Vulcon All Season
XD-3 Extra Engine Oil 10W30
ESSO ATF Dexron
111/Mercon
2-Cycle Motor Oil
Chain Oil (Summer, Winter)
Compressor Oil 100,150
Cutsol
Dexron® III/Mercon®
Duron 10w30 & 15w40
Gearlube Tos
80W90,80W140,85W140
Harmony
Aw22,32,46,68,80,100
Harmony HVI22,36,60
Multiflex Moly Ep 1,Ep 2
Multipurpose Ep1,Ep 2
Petrosol 3139
Precision Gold
Senate 460,680,1000
Thermex Grease
Ulitma Ep 32,68,152,220,320
Ultima Ep 460,680
Voltesso N 36
Compressor Oil 32,68
EASYMIX 2-Cycle Motor Oil
EXXON Gear Oil GX 80W-90
Hydrual 50
Hydrual 56
Kutwell 45
LIDOK EP 2 Moly Grease
Mineralube 10W
NUTO H 68
Spartan EP 150
Unirex EP 2 Grease
Univis N 22
XD -3 Extra Engine Oil 0W-30
Lubricant
Engine Oil for Gas and
Deisel Engines
Automatic
Transmission Fluid
Low Ash Engine Oil
Lubricant for Chain
Saw
Lubrication Air/Inert
Gas Compressors
Water Soluble Cutting
Oil
Automatic
Transmission Fluid
Motor Oil
Gear Lubricant
Heavy Duty Hydraulic
Pwr Trans.
Heavy Duty Hydraulic
Pwr Trans.
Extreme Pressure
Grease
Wide range Lubricant
Paint thinner,
Dissolver, Cleaner
Low temp,Synthetic
Grease
Industrial Lubricant
High Temperature
Grease
Extreme Pressure Oils
Extreme Pressure Oils
Transformer Oil
Compressor Lubricant
Engine Oil for TwoStroke Engines
Transmission and Gear
Lubricant
Transmission and
Hydraulic Fluid
Transmission and
Hydraulic Fluid
Metal Working
Lubricating Oil
Lubricating Grease
Lubricating Oil for
Gas/Diesel Engines
Hydraulic Fluid
Industrial Gear Oil
Lubricating Grease
Hydraulic Fluid
Engine Oil for Gas and
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Petro-Canada
New North
Oil/Grease
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oil/Greases
Imperial Oil
Petro-Canada
McDougall
New North
Oils/ Greases
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
New North
New North
Oils/Grease
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
New North
New North
Oils/Grease
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
New North
New North
Oils/Grease
Oils/Grease
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Petro-Canada
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
New North
New North
New North
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oils/Grease
Oils/Grease
Oils/Grease
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oils/Greases
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oils/Greases
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oils/Greases
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oils/Greases
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
McDougall
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
Imperial Oil
McDougall
McDougall
McDougall
McDougall
McDougall
McDougall
McDougall
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
Oils/Greases
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
Bentone Rm2 Grease
Deisel Engines
High Temperature
Lubrication
AS- 175 Anti Slip Coating
Base Component
AS- 175 Anti Slip Coating
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Devguard Alkyd Industrial
Domtar Blue
Ranch Red G Alkyd
G-1201A Red Insulating
G-1228A Medium Grey
Hardener Component
Clear Base Paint
Coast Grey Paint
Imperl Blue Paint
Med Yellow Paint
Safe Orange Paint
Safe Yellow Paint
Gloss Black Paint
Gloss Deep Base Paint
Gloss Safe Red Paint
Gloss White Paint
Ext. Alk Gloss Deep
Base
Paint
Aerosol Coating
Aerosol Coating
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1701-LF Yellow
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1703-LFOrange
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1702 Lt.Blue
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1704-Red
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1705-LFLt.Green
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1708- Black
Log Marking Paint (lead free)
1707- White
Tree and Log Marking Paint
FL Orange Glo
Tree and Log Marking Paint
Fl Green Glo
Tree and Log Marking Paint
Fl Blue Glo
Tree and Log Marking Paint
Fl Pink Glo
Tree and Log Marking Paint
Engine Enamel Ford Blue
Flat Black Enamel
Fluorescent Orange
SO103 Solin Sulfamic Acid
Drop Count
SO129 Solin SFD-2 Form
Liquid
SO130 Solin SED-3 Titrant
SO222 Solin P Indicator
Fl Red Glo
Spray Paint
Spray Paint
Spray Paint
Indicator Powder/
Water Test
Reagent /Water
Treatment
Water Treatment
Indicator Liquid /Water
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Petro-Canada
New North
Oils/Greases
Glidden
Paints
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Glidden
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
ICI Paints Canada
ICI Paints Canada
Glyptal Inc
Glyptal Inc
Glidden
Glidden
Guillevin
Guillevin
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
Nelson Paint
Paints
The Fastener Centre
The Fastener Centre
The Fastener Centre
Nelson Paint
The Fastner Centre
The Fastner Centre
The Fastner Centre
Paints
Paints
Paints
Paints
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
PH/Chemicals
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
PH/Chemicals
PH/Chemicals
PH/Chemicals
American Safety
Technologies
American Safety
Technologies
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
Nelson Paint Com of
Canada
SECTION 10 – WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAM
SO297 Solin 3000 Micrombo
Standard
Anti-Seize Lubricant Silver
Grade
2195 Resin Cleaner
MMD - 2336
MMD - 2510
MMD -2343
SO128 Solin Sed-1
SO226 Sulfric Acid N/50,
form Liquid
SO234 TDS-1, FORM
LIQUID
Norkem B320
Alch #2 Babbit Nickel
Harris Stay Clean Soldering
Fulx
Tech Cool 3700
Test
Reagent /Water
Treatment
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
PH/Chemicals
Aerosol Lubricant
Water
Treatment/Softener
Boiler Water Treatment
Boiler Water Treatment
Boiler Water Treatment
Reagent /Water
Treatment
Nalco Canada Inc.
Weber
PH/Chemicals
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Powerhouse
Powerhouse
Powerhouse
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Titrating Solution
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Indicator Liquid
Water Treatment Boiler
return line
Babbit
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Norkem
Norkem
Powerhouse
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Powerhouse
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Nalco Canada Inc.
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Nalco Canada Inc.
Kemia Water Treatment
Nalco Canada Inc.
Powerhouse
Powerhouse
Nalco Canada Inc.
Weber
Powerhouse/Chem
RTV -Blue Silcone Gasket Maker
58730
Boiler Water Treatment
Water
Treatment/Oxygen
Scavenger
Boiler Feedwater
Treatment
Boiler Steam
Condensate Treatment
water deodorant
Rubber Adhesive
/Sealant
Sani-Fresh Gentle Lotion
Cleanser
Hand and Body Soap
Sur-gard ® 1700
Traser 22104
Tri-Act 1803
Kemira Water
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Weber
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
SECTION 11: VISITORS, SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
STANDARD
All non-employees entering the workplace are to be made aware of and follow company procedures.
LEGISLATION
Because many workplaces have free access to their sites by the public, suppliers and contractors, it is necessary to have
a means of communicating and enforcing company health and safety policies with these individuals. Although legal
requirements under the OH&S Act and Regulations are limited on the topic of visitors and suppliers on company
property, the employer can be held liable for these individuals while they are on their property under the Workplace
Safety and Insurance Act. Recent amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada also expand the employer’s due
diligence obligations to include the protection not only of the company’s employees but of anyone who could be
affected by unsafe work or tasks, including members of the public. The following section is from the Criminal Code:
Criminal Code
Summary
217(1) Duty of
persons directing
work
Everyone who undertakes, or has the authority, to direct how another person does work or
performs a task is under a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to that
person, or any other person, arising from that work or task.
Boniferro Mill Works
Site Access Policy
All persons requesting access to the work site of Boniferro Mill Works must fall under one of the following
categories:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Visitor
Contractor
Truck Driver
Sales/Delivery
Boniferro Mill Works Visitor Policy
Visitors to Boniferro Mill Works must report to administration, or the scale house, where they will sign in
with the Site Access Log. Upon leaving the premises all visitors must be sure to return and sign-out. It is
crucial for Boniferro Mill Works staff to have a precise idea of the number of people on-site in the event of an
emergency. Visitors will only be allowed on site when accompanied by a Boniferro Mill Works host
employee. The visitor must stay with the employee at all times. Any visitor without a host employee will be
removed from the site immediately.
All visitors must adhere to the following instructions at all times:
1) Stay with your host employee
2) Wear a high-visibility tear-away safety vest
3) Wear a hard hat and safety glasses (where required)
4) Wear a pair of CSA approved safety boots, or flat sole shoes
5) Have ear protection and wear it in designated areas
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
6) Wear any other necessary safety equipment in areas that require it
7) Obey all posted signs
8) Remove any jewelry
9) Long hair is to be tied up
10) Smoking is only allowed in the employee parking lot
11) Always give mobile equipment the right of way
12) Be aware of WHMIS requirements before handling products
13) Be aware of your right to avoid unsafe work or areas
Boniferro Mill Works Contractor Access Policy
All contractors entering the premises are required to stop at administration before initiating any work on site.
An administrative staff member will be contacted to discuss meeting orientation arrangements with the
contractor. An orientation session will be held before any work is commenced.
***NOTE*** Prior to beginning any work, contractors must provide proof of WSIB insurance
coverage and clearance certificates.
Personal Protective Equipment:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Wear a high-visibility tear-away safety vest
Wear a hard hat and safety glasses (where required)
Wear a pair of CSA approved safety boots, or flat sole shoes
Have ear protection and wear it in designated areas
Fall restraints and safety harnesses must be used when working at heights of ten feet (3 meters) or
more.
6) Wear any other necessary safety equipment in areas that require it.
Boniferro Mill Works Truck Driver Load Policy
All truck drivers entering the site for the first time are required to sign in, read and sign off a Truck Driver’s
Access Policy. It is expected that all rules are to be followed. If drivers do not have a hardhat one can be
provided on loan. Log trucks are to stop at the weigh scales and follow the directions of the scale house
personnel. Log truck drivers may be asked to exit their vehicle, at the un-loaders discretion. Drivers must
comply with this if requested. Lumber trucks will sign in and then proceed to the designated load/unload
area. Trucks will be handled on a first come first serve basis, unless the proper paperwork has been received.
Once the paperwork has been processed drivers will be attended to as soon as possible.
Boniferro Mill Works employees will treat you with respect, and any concerns you may have will be dealt
with.
Drivers are reminded that there is NO SMOKING allowed in the yard. Additional rules all truck drivers are
required to follow in addition to the visitor policy include:
1) All passengers must stay inside the vehicle at all times. Passengers are not permitted to exit the
vehicle on site, only drivers and co-drivers.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
2) No one under the age of 18 (eighteen) is allowed in the shipping or unloading area without the
authorization of a Boniferro Mill Works supervisor.
3) Drivers outside of the cab are to be in appropriate work attire for a log/lumber yard i.e.) shirts and
pants.
4) At no time is anyone allowed to get in or off a vehicle by riding the machine forks or grapple.
5) Always give mobile equipment the right of way.
6) Never position yourself between a load and a truck.
7) Never stand under a suspended load.
8) Drivers are to provide their own bed crossers
9) Drivers are responsible for the placement of their own bed crossers.
10) Fall restraints and safety harnesses must be used when working at heights of ten feet (3 meters) or
more.
11) Sufficient tarps are to be provided by the driver as agreed by the contractor.
12) Loads must be tarped before leaving the yard, if specified by customer.
13) Boniferro Mill Works is not responsible for any damage caused while on site.
14) Drivers are to remove load tags and bring them to the shipping office upon request.
Summary of Requirements for Non-Employees While on Site
Personnel
Check-in/Checkout
Requirements
PPE
Requirements
Accompaniment
and/or
Monitoring
Requirements
Orientation/Training
Requirements
Visitors
Yes check in
Hard hat safety
glasses
Truckers
No- Only first time
coming to the site card
swiping system for log
trucks
Hard hat
Site Access
Contractors
Yes
Hard hats safety
glasses boots
Contractor Orientation
Sub-contractors
No with
Hard Hats Safety
glasses
boots
Must be oriented by the
contactor
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Yes
Company
Policy &
Procedure
Manual
Requirements
none
Site access
policy read and
signed
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
Summary of Contractor Orientation
Following is a list of Boniferro Mill Work’s contractor safety orientation. The full contractor
orientation can be found in the back of the section.
Summary:
1) Overview of Contractor Management & Expectations
2) BMW Health & Safety Policy
3) General Safe Practices
4) Personal Protective Equipment
5) Emergency Response
6) Incident Reporting
7) Fire Procedures
8) Evacuation & Spill Response
9) Construction Projects
10) Welding Equipment & Service Hazards
11) Confined Space
12) Lockout Procedure
13) Environmental Management
14) Disposal Procedures
15) Asbestos Control Program
16) Harassment Policy, Work Refusal, Smoking Policy
17) Harassment Policy
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
CONTRACTOR ENTRY NOTIFICATION
AND SAFETY AGREEMENT
Instructions: The BMW contact responsible for a particular contract must complete and sign this document
for each contractor performing work at 45 Third Line West.
GENERAL
BMW CONTACT PERSON:
DATE:
DEPARTMENT:
CONTRACTOR INFORMATION
CONTRACTOR’S NAME:
CONTRACTOR’S SUPERVISOR:
NUMBER OF WORKERS ON SITE:
HAS CONTRACTOR MET ALL OF BMW SAFETY REQUIRMENTS:
(summary on reverse)
HAS EACH WORKER COMPLETED BMW SAFETY ORIENTATION:
YES NO
YES NO
IF EMPLOYEE HAS NOT RECEIVED ORIENTATION, PROVIDE SUGGESTED DATE:
WILL CONTRACTOR BE USING ANY SUBCONTRACTORS?
NAME OF SUB
SUPERVISOR
YES NO
NO. WORKERS
WORK INVOLVED
START DATE:
END DATE:
LOCATION OF WORK:
HOURS OF WORK:
FIRE WATCH DUTIES ASSIGNED TO:
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
CONTRACTOR SAFETY AGREEMENT
The SAFETY ORIENTATION AND GUIDELINES have been read and the conditions are hereby accepted
by the undersigned on behalf of the CONTRACTOR and its employees, agents, subcontractors, and
subcontractor employees and agents.
The undersigned assumes responsibility to inform its employees, agents, and subcontractors of BMW safety
guidelines, and agrees that it will conform and will have all of its employees, agents, subcontractors and
subcontractor employees and agents conform. All persons working on site at BMW shall comply with the
Occupational Health & Safety Act and applicable Regulations. Failure to comply with BMW safety
guidelines could result in contract for work being terminated.
The acceptance of and compliance with these safety guidelines shall be automatically continued from job to
job and year to year until changed or revoked by BMW.
Date:
Print Name:
Signature:
BMW Contact:
Signature:
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
CONTRACTOR SAFETY GUIDELINES
¾ Provide proof of WSIB coverage or Third Party Liability Insurance – prior to commencing work
¾ Upon initial contract, all employees must participate in safety orientation
¾ Be familiar with and comply with Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations
¾ Be familiar with BMW site Environmental Policy
¾ Inform all workers to sign IN and OUT at scale house for evacuation/emergency purposes
¾ Arrangements have been made for hot work/fire watch responsibilities
¾ Have current WHMIS training if applicable
¾ Discussion and approval of chemicals being brought on site (environmental coordinator to approve)
¾ Provide workers with proper PPE
¾ No employees allowed to work under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medically prescribed drugs
that could affect work
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
Boniferro Mill Works Truck Driver Load Policy
All truck drivers entering the site for the first time are required to sign in, read and sign off a Truck Driver’s
Access Policy. It is expected that all rules are to be followed. If drivers do not have a hardhat one can be
provided on loan. Log trucks are to stop at the weigh scales and follow the directions of the scale house
personnel. Log truck drivers may be asked to exit their vehicle, at the un-loaders discretion. Drivers must
comply with this if requested. Lumber trucks will sign in and then proceed to the designated load/unload
area. Trucks will be handled on a first come first serve basis, unless the proper paperwork has been received.
Once the paperwork has been processed drivers will be attended to as soon as possible.
Boniferro Mill Works employees will treat you with respect, and any concerns you may have will be dealt
with.
Drivers are reminded that there is NO SMOKING allowed in the yard. Additional rules all truck drivers are
required to follow in addition to the visitor policy include:
15) All passengers must stay inside the vehicle at all times. Passengers are not permitted to exit the
vehicle on site, only drivers and co-drivers.
16) No one under the age of 18 (eighteen) is allowed in the shipping or unloading area without the
authorization of a Boniferro Mill Works supervisor.
17) Drivers outside of the cab are to be in appropriate work attire for a log/lumber yard i.e.) shirts and
pants.
18) At no time is anyone allowed to get in or off a vehicle by riding the machine forks or grapple.
19) Always give mobile equipment the right of way.
20) Never position yourself between a load and a truck.
21) Never stand under a suspended load.
22) Drivers are to provide their own bed crossers
23) Drivers are responsible for the placement of their own bed crossers.
24) Fall restraints and safety harnesses must be used when working at heights of ten feet (3 meters) or
more.
25) Sufficient tarps are to be provided by the driver as agreed by the contractor.
26) Loads must be tarped before leaving the yard, if specified by customer.
27) Boniferro Mill Works is not responsible for any damage caused while on site.
28) Drivers are to remove load tags and bring them to the shipping office upon request.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 11 VISTORS, SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS SAFETY PROGRAM
Truck Driver Site Access Policy
All truck drivers entering the site are required to sign in, read and sign off a Site Access Policy. It is expected
that all rules are to be followed. If drivers do not have a hardhat one can be provided on loan. Log trucks are
to stop at the weigh scales and follow the directions of the scale house personnel. Log truck drivers may be
asked to exit their vehicle, at the un-loaders discretion. Drivers must comply with this if requested. Lumber
trucks will sign in and then proceed to the designated load/unload area. Trucks will be handled on a first come
first serve basis, unless the proper paperwork has been received. Once the paperwork has been processed
drivers will be attended to as soon as possible. Boniferro Mill Works employees will treat you with respect,
and any concerns you may have will be dealt with.
Drivers are reminded that there is NO SMOKING allowed in the yard. Additional rules for all truck drivers
are as follows.
Personal Protective Equipment:
•
•
•
•
•
Wear a high-visibility tear-away safety vest
Wear a hard hat and safety glasses (where required)
Wear a pair of CSA approved safety boots, or flat sole shoes
Have ear protection and wear it in designated areas
Fall restraints and safety harnesses must be used when working at heights of ten feet (3 meters) or
more.
• Wear any other necessary safety equipment in areas that require it.
General Safety Guidelines:
•
All passengers must stay inside the vehicle at all times. Passengers are not permitted to exit the
vehicle on site, only drivers and co-drivers.
• No pets allowed outside of vehicles.
• No one under the age of 18 (eighteen) is allowed in the shipping or unloading area without the
authorization of a Boniferro Mill Works supervisor.
• Drivers outside of the cab are to be in appropriate work attire for a log/lumber yard i.e.) shirts and
pants. At no time is anyone allowed to get in or off a vehicle by riding the machine forks or
grapple.
• Always give mobile equipment the right of way.
• Never position yourself between a load and a truck.
• Never stand under a suspended load.
• Drivers are to provide their own bed crossers
• Drivers are responsible for the placement of their own bed crossers.
• Sufficient tarps are to be provided by the driver as agreed by the contractor.
• Loads must be tarped before leaving the yard, if specified by customer.
• Drivers are to remove load tags and bring them to the shipping office upon request.
•
Boniferro Mill Works is not responsible for any damage caused while on site.
• Be reminded that Fall restraints and safety harnesses must be used when working at heights of ten
feet (3 meters) or more.
Wear any other necessary safety equipment in areas that require it
Dated:_________________________ Driver’sName:_______________________
Trucking Company________________Driver’sSignature_____________________
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
SECTION 12A: CONFINED SPACES PROGRAM
STANDARD
Confined spaces in the workplace are to be entered only after a written confined spaces program
that meets legislated requirements has been developed and specific control plans have been
prepared and followed.
LEGISLATION
Before a worker enters a confined space, the employer will have to ensure a written program is developed
and maintained in accordance with the applicable regulation. The requirements for entering confined
spaces are found in the Regulations for Industrial Establishments, Section 119.
Section
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119.1
119.2
119.3
119.4
119.5
119.6
119.7
119.8
119.9
119.10
119.11
119.12
119.13
119.14
119.15
119.16
119.17
119.18
119.19
119.20
Summary
Definitions of “adequate”, “adequately”.
Definitions of “confined space”, “atmospheric hazards”, “cold work”, “hot work”, etc.
Exemptions from requirements.
Co-ordination document.
The creation of a written program.
Written hazard assessment for each confined space.
Written hazard control plan including procedures for training, entry permit, emergency
equipment, PPE, atmospheric testing, emergency response, attendants and entry/exits. Review
and update of hazard assessment and control plan.
Minimum training requirements in consultation with JHSC or H&S Rep.
Employer’s responsibility to ensure training is completed.
Entry permit developed and implemented for each entry, including location, description of
work, time period, entry and rescue equipment, description of hazards and results of
atmospheric testing.
Written emergency response plan and appropriate training.
Appropriate emergency equipment to be available in case of a confined space emergency.
PPE to be provided in accordance with the hazard control plan.
Blanking of material flow and lockout of mechanical movement and energy sources.
Employer shall post an attendant at the entrance of the confined space.
Adequate means to enter and exit.
Posting of warning signs and barricades to prevent unauthorized entry.
Atmospheric testing by qualified person using appropriate instruments prior to each entry and
as required while performing work in a confined space.
Ventilation, purging or rendering the atmosphere inert, if practical, to control a hazard of
explosion.
Entry and work restrictions in presence of oxygen deficient/enriched atmosphere or exposure
to atmospheric contaminants above legal limits.
Employer to keep all records (assessments, plans, training, entry permits, inspection of
emergency equipment, etc.).
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LEADING PRACTICES
RULES AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PROGRAM AND PROCEDURE
Introduction
For years, many jobs have required workers to go into confined spaces. These jobs by
their varying nature can be very hazardous. The following program and procedures
must be followed whenever someone must enter a confined space.
Program Summary
The purposes of this confined space program are to provide a way to:
• Recognize each confined space to which the program applies;
• Assess the hazards workers might face in each space;
• Develop a plan specific to each space that controls the hazards;
• Provide adequate training in safe work practices and hazard recognition related
to confined spaces to any worker who enters a confined space or performs
related work.
The program shall be developed and maintained in conjunction with management and
the joint health and safety committee.
Definitions
Industrial Regulations 851 – new Confined Space Regulation came into force
September 30, 2006 and it defines confined space as:
“Confined space” means a fully or partially enclosed space,
(a) that is not both designed and constructed for continuous human occupancy, and
(b) in which atmospheric hazards may occur because of its construction, location or
contents or because of the work that is done in it.
“Atmospheric hazards” means,
(a) the accumulation of flammable, combustible or explosive agents,
(b) an oxygen content in the atmosphere that is less than 19.5 per cent or more than
23 per cent by volume, or
(c) the accumulation of atmospheric contaminants, including gases, vapours, fumes,
dusts or mists that could,
i)
result in acute health effects that pose an immediate threat to life, or
ii)
interfere with a person’s ability to escape unaided form a confined
space;
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“Acceptable atmospheric hazards” means that,
(a) the atmospheric concentration of any explosive or flammable gas or vapour is
less than,
(i)
25 per cent of its lower explosive limit, if paragraph 1 of
subsection 119.18 (4) applies,
(ii)
10 per cent of it lower explosive limit, if paragraph 2 of
subsection 119.18 (4) applies,
(iii)
5 per cent of its lower explosive limit, if paragraph 3 of
subsection 119.18 (4) applies,
(b) the oxygen content of the atmosphere is at least 19.5 per cent but not more than
23 per cent by volume, and
(c) the exposure to atmospheric contaminants does not exceed any applicable level
set out in a regulation made under the Act and listed in table 1.
“Cold work” means work that is not capable of producing a source of ignition.
“Hot work” means work that is capable of producing a source of ignition.
“Emergency work” means work performed in connection with an unforeseen event
that involves an imminent danger to the life, health or safety of any person.
“Purging” means displacing contaminants form a confined space.
“Lead employer” means an employer who contracts for the services of one or more
other employers or independent contractors in relation to one or more confined spaces
that are located,
(a) in the lead employer’s own workplace, or
(b) in another employer’s workplace.
“Related work” means work that is performed near a confined space in direct support
of work inside the confined space.
Listing of Confined Spaces at Boniferro Mill Works
Effective April 1, 2010
Chip/Sawdust Bins
Storm and Sanitary Sewers
Lift Station – lower half
Inside of Boilers – other than visual inspection
If in doubt as to whether or not a location is a confined space always consult with
your supervisor before entering.
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Requirements
1) Before any worker enters a confined space, the employer must make sure an
adequate assessment of the hazards to that space has been carried out. The
assessment must be carried out by a person with adequate knowledge, training
and experience. The hazard assessment must be recorded in writing, signed
dated and given to employer.
2) A hazard control plan must be written setting out duties, procedures and
required equipment for that space and must be developed before any worker
enters the space. The hazard control plan must cover all aspects of protecting
the health and safety of the person or persons entering the confined space
including:
• worker duties related to work inside or near the confined space;
• if more than one employer is performing work in the same confined space,
a co-ordination document from the lead employer regarding the duties of
the employers related to that space;
• required personal protective equipment for the worker entering the space;
• protection of the worker entering the space from exposure to hazardous
substances and contact with electrical energy or moving materials;
• attendant is assigned and stationed outside or near the confined space to
monitor the worker entering the space;
• required rescue procedures and equipment, including prior training in
rescue procedures, first aid, CPR and the use of rescue equipment;
• adequate means for entering and exiting the confined space;
• the confined space is secured against unauthorized entry or has been
provided with barriers and/or warning signs;
• a qualified person is appointed to perform atmospheric testing of the
confined space before the worker enters the space and while in the space
to ensure acceptable levels as required;
• ventilation and purging of atmospheric hazards, and no worker is
permitted to enter a confined space that contains or is likely to contain an
airborne combustible dust or mist, or flammable gas or vapour in sufficient
concentration to create an explosion or fire hazard.
The Regulation allows for the use of one hazard control plan for two or more
confined spaces that are of similar construction and present the same
hazards as identified in the hazard assessment.
3) A separate entry permit must be issued each time work is to be done in a
confined space. Each entry permit must be issued before the space is entered
and it must include:
• the location of the confined space and the time period for which the entry
applies;
• a description of the work to be done in the space;
• a description of the hazards and hazard controls;
• the name of the appointed attendant;
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•
a list of required equipment for entry and rescue, a verification that the
equipment is in good working order;
• results of atmospheric testing;
• if hot work is to be done in the confined space, specific hazard controls;
• a record of each worker’s entries and exits
Before a worker enters the confined space, the entry permit must be reviewed by
the supervisor, the worker and the attendant to verify that all necessary hazard
controls are in place.
4) Atmospheric testing and personal protective equipment must be
outlined in the entry permit and hazard plan and must be followed.
5) Written procedures for rescue and emergency response must be
developed for each specific confined space and be ready for immediate use.
The rescue procedures will list, identified equipment requirements such as a
retrieval system, the location of anchor points for the retrieval system, respiratory
equipment, lifelines and safety harnesses, stretcher or basket, first aid kit and
flashlights for any possible rescue scenario. Rescue scenarios could include an
injury while inside the space, hazardous atmosphere developing, electrocution,
heat exhaustion, claustrophobia, becoming struck in the space or engulfment by
bulk material. The rescue procedures will include the main steps involved in a
rescue:
• survey the scene;
• test the atmosphere;
• assemble the required rescue equipment;
• enter the space;
• administer first aid if needed;
• and remove the worker from the space
All members of the rescue team will be trained in procedures and equipment.
6) Documents pertaining to confined space entry that must be kept include:
hazard assessment, hazard control plan, co-ordination document, record of training,
entry permit, record of inspection and record of atmospheric testing for the longer of the
following periods – one year after creation of the last two.
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Rules and Responsibilities
Employer
The employer has the overall responsibility of ensuring that the confined space
regulation is complied with and the following is done:
• Qualified persons are appointed to identify and classify confined spaces;
• A written confined space program and hazard control plan are developed and
implemented;
• A separate entry permit is issued each time work is to be done in a confined
space;
• Hazard controls are in place;
• Training is provided to appropriate personnel;
• The confined space plan is reviewed as often a necessary to ensure it remains adequate.
Supervisor
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Organizes the entry, notifying appropriate personnel;
Must be familiar with the hazards, the hazard control plan and entry permit
information, and verifies that the requirements of the plan have been met;
Makes sure the entry permit is filled out and signed as per the confined spaces
regulation;
Ensures the proper equipment including safety equipment for the entry is
provided;
Ensures the attendant and gas tester are properly trained;
Makes sure the health and safety of workers entering, working in and exiting the
space is protected;
Controls issuance of permits.
Entrant
This is a person who is entering the confined space.
• Must be familiar with the hazards, the hazard control plan and the information on
the entry permit, and verifies that the requirements of the plan have been met;
• Works in a safe manner according to the hazard control plan and follows any
special instructions form the attendant or supervisor;
• Immediately report any problems with safety equipment;
• Evacuates immediately as directed by the attendant or supervisor, if the
automatic alarm calls to evacuate or the entrant believes themselves to be in
danger.
Attendant
A person is required at all confined space entries to monitor and guard the confined
space. She/he must remain at the entrance while someone is inside. Their
responsibilities include:
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Must be familiar with the hazards, the confined space plan and the information on
the entry permit, and verifies that the requirements of the plan and permit have
been met signing where appropriate;
Remains near the entrance of the confined space or nearby and in the constant
communication with the person inside, but does not enter the space at any time;
Controls, observes and tracks those who enter;
Makes sure the entrance(s) is up to standard(s) and is kept unobstructed;
Ensures no permit exceeds 12 hours;
Logs and reports any/all defects or problems, logs atmospheric test results if
periodic testing is required;
Termination of work at anytime;
Summons adequate emergency response if required and has adequate
communications for that purpose;
Closing and blocking the entry point upon completion and returning permit to the
supervisor;
Can supervise up to two (2) entrants and must remain at the entrance while
someone is inside;
The attendant should be trained in first aid and artificial respiration or able to
contact quickly a person who is trained.
Gas Tester (can also be the attendant, supervisor or trained personnel)
•
To perform all “pre” entry testing prior to entry and record all results. Must sign
and validate test results.
Emergency Response Team
The emergency response team must be trained in rescue procedures, first aid/CPR
and the use of required rescue equipment.
• Must be familiar with the hazards, the confined space plan and rescue
equipment;
• Must be notified of any entries;
• Must be prepared to respond immediately to a call for rescue and is trained in
first aid/CPR;
• Must have appropriate means of communicating with the attendant who is
monitoring the entry;
• At least two (2) rescuers to be available to conduct immediate rescue should an
emergency situation occur where a worker needs to be removed from the space.
• Where onsite personnel and equipment are not adequate or feasible for
rescue/retrieval then a qualified third party may be contracted to perform this
work.
Joint Health and Safety Committee
• Consults in the development of the confined space program and the hazard
control plan and reviews them annually;
• Verifies compliance with the program during audits;
• Participates in a review of confined space training at least annually or whenever
the training is modified.
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Reporting to Management
When any evacuation or emergency situation arises relating to confined space work,
management must be notified immediately by the supervisor or designate. The
supervisor is responsible for completing a written report detailing the nature of the
incident, including steps that were taken to rectify the situation and the report will be
forwarded to management upon completion.
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CONFINED SPACE EMPLOYEE
QUESTIONNAIRE
As a review we will ask each employee to complete a questionnaire after relevant
training has been completed. This questionnaire will be kept as part of our support
documentation for training records.
¾ is to be done in the confined space, specific hazard controls;
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INTRODUCTION TO CONFINED SPACES
For years many jobs have required workers to go into confined spaces.
These jobs by the varying nature can be very hazardous.
Two thirds of the deaths that occur in confined spaces are a result of not
enough oxygen in the space (too much oxygen can be just as deadly) and
exposure to hazardous substances. Other causes are engulfment by liquids
or free-flowing solid materials such as sawdust and factors that are not
unique to confined spaces but often exist in them such as moving parts, heat,
noise, vibration, electrical energy, slippery surfaces, ladders and scaffolds.
Among the common confined spaces in forestry operations are the cyclone
tubes that remove dust from the air of sawmills and the firebox or waterjacket of boilers that heat the mills. In 1990, a 21 year-old worker died of
asphyxiation after entering a bark chute of an Ontario sawmill in an effort to
unplug it. In two separate incidents in the U.S., a worker suffocated to death
in a sawdust bin after falling into and air pocket and becoming engulfed by
sawdust. In board mills, resin tanks holding glue that is used in the plywood
manufacturing are periodically entered for cleaning and maintenance and
these present many hazards.
According to Ministry of Labour, 60% of people who die in confined space
incidents are the persons who were trying to rescue co-workers. In many
cases, both the person who got into trouble and his or her potential rescuer
are killed. A lack of training and awareness of the hazards of confined
spaces is the most common underlying cause of such incidents. Persons
enter the space without adequate understanding of the hazards involved and
the rescuers who try to save them are similarly unaware and unprepared.
Ministry of Labour has amended their regulations to ensure that workers
entering, working in or working near confined spaces are protected. The
amended regulation came into effect September 30, 2006. During this
training session we will go through the regulations and look at our own
confined spaces so that all persons involved in confined spaces are aware
and trained.
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DEFINITIONS
“Confined space” means a fully or partially enclosed space,
(c) that is not both designed and constructed for continuous human
occupancy, and
(d) in which atmospheric hazards may occur because of its construction,
location or contents or because of the work that is done in it.
If you have a space that is fully or partially enclosed, the two conditions (a)
and (b) above – must both apply before the space can be considered a
“confined space”
To determine whether a “space” meets the definition of a confined space
consider the following 3 questions:
¾ Is the space fully or partially enclosed?
¾ Is the space NOT both designed and constructed for continuous
human occupancy?
¾ Might an atmospheric hazard occur?
To determine if a space is designed and constructed for human occupancy,
we must look at the intent and construction of the space – what is the
purpose of the space, or in other words, what was it intended for, and to
what standards has it been designed and constructed to allow people to
occupy it?
“Atmospheric hazards” means,
(d) the accumulation of flammable, combustible or explosive agents,
(e) an oxygen content in the atmosphere that is less than 19.5 per cent or
more than 23 per cent by volume, or
(f) the accumulation of atmospheric contaminants, including gases,
vapours, fumes, dusts or mists that could,
i)
result in acute health effects that pose an immediate threat to
life, or
ii)
interfere with a person’s ability to escape unaided form a
confined space;
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In the definition of confined space, what is meant by “in which atmospheric
hazards may occur?
The intent of this wording is to ensure that consideration is given to
atmospheric hazards that may exist in the space or that may occur due to the
following:
¾ The construction of the space
¾ The location of the space
¾ The contents of the space
¾ The work being done in the space
“Acceptable atmospheric hazards” means that,
(d) the atmospheric concentration of any explosive or flammable gas or
vapour is less than,
(iv) 25 per cent of its lower explosive limit, if
paragraph 1 of subsection 119.18 (4) applies,
(v) 10 per cent of it lower explosive limit, if
paragraph 2 of subsection 119.18 (4) applies,
(vi) 5 per cent of its lower explosive limit, if
paragraph 3 of subsection 119.18 (4) applies,
(e) the oxygen content of the atmosphere is at least 19.5 per cent but not
more than 23 per cent by volume, and
(f) the exposure to atmospheric contaminants does not exceed any
applicable level set out in a regulation made under the Act and listed
in table 1.
“Cold work” means work that is not capable of producing a source of
ignition.
“Hot work” means work that is capable of producing a source of ignition.
“Emergency work” means work performed in connection with an
unforeseen event that involves an imminent danger to the life, health or
safety of any person.
“Purging” means displacing contaminants from a confined space.
“Lead employer” means an employer who contracts for the services of one
or more other employers or independent contractors in relation to one or
more confined spaces that are located,
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(c) in the lead employer’s own workplace, or
(d) in another employer’s workplace.
“Plan” means a plan for one or more confined spaces in a workplace, as
described in section 119.6
“Program” means a program for one or more confined spaces in a
workplace, as described in section 119.4
“Related work” means work that is performed near a confined space in
direct support of work inside the confined space.
“Competent person” means a person who,
(a) is qualified because of knowledge, training and experience to organize
the work and its performance,
(b) is familiar with the Act and the Regulations that apply to the work, and
(c ) has knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health and safety in
the workplace
“Escape unaided” means being able to escape without the assistance of respiratory
protection, emergency or other devices, or other persons.
Flow Chart for Dealing with Confined Spaces (Section 119, Regulations for
Industrial Establishments)
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HAZARD ASSESSMENT
ENTRY PERMIT AND CONTROL PLAN
LOCATION of Confined Space:
PURPOSE of entry:
DATE of entry:
TIME of entry:
am / pm VALID TILL
am pm
NAME of entrant(s):
NAME of attendant(s):
NAME of supervisor:
NAME of gas tester:
CONTRACTORS WORKING IN SPACE:
YES NO
IF yes, NAME of contractor:
List Name of Contractor Employees Entering Space:
BEFORE ANY CONFINED SPACE IS ENTERED –THE
FOLLOWING MUST BE COMPLETE:
¾ Hazard Assessment
¾ Entry Permit and Atmospheric Testing
¾ Control Plan and Rescue Procedure Review
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CONFINED SPACE ENTRY ASSESSMENT / WORKSHEET
1) Location: (Exact name and location of space to be entered –ex. door, top, bottom
etc.)
3) Hazard Identification and Determination: (circle ALL that apply)
a) hazard identification due to design, construction, location or previous
contents of space
limited access/egress
lighting/visibility
blocked pathways
noise
traffic hazards pressurized fluids
ladder/scaffold usage
moving parts/equipment
work at heights
doors/openings to be secured
residual chemicals/materials
limited maneuverability
b) hazard identification of work to be performed (tasks) inside the confined
space
welding/cutting/grinding (hot work)
solvent cleaning/use
painting
inspection or cold work
mechanical repair
adding/removing chemicals
work with flammable/combustible material
electrical repair
piping repair/gas/steam
sawdust/cleanup
c) hazardous contents, physical, entrapment and engulfment hazards
Others:
4) Hazard Elimination Procedures
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List the materials which require ventilation for dilution or to prevent build-up:
List the hazards which have not been eliminated and require further controls:
List any remaining entrapment or engulfment hazards:
5) Hazard Control Requirements (for all entries where the hazard has NOT been
eliminated and those with engulfment or entrapment hazards)
Circle those items that apply and are required to control identified hazards.
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
at Safety glasses/goggles/shield
Ear plugs/muffs
Coveralls/flame retardant/disposable
Fresh air supply/respirator
Steel toe foot protection
Fall protection/harness/lanyard/lifeline
Dust mask
Knee pads
Visibility Wear
Continuous Mechanical Ventilation/Lighting/Barrier Warnings
Ventilation for entire space or local area (specify area)
Fan or multiple fans (specify number)
Troublelight
Warning signs
Floodlight
Flashlight
Backup lighting
Hot Work Precautions and Fire Protection
Cones
Portable rails
Saw horses Doors secured open
Continuous atmospheric monitoring
Remove combustibles
Hot work permit
Outside cylinder storage
Wet down work area
Flame arresters
6) Pre-entry Activity
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PERMIT
ATMOSPHERIC TESTING RESULTS
Gas Tests
Oxygen
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
Hydrogen Sulphide
Flammable Gas – Hot Work
Safe Level
Testers Initial
19.5 – 23%
0.5%
35 PPM
10 PPM
5% LEL
Continuous Monitoring
Required
Flammable Gas – Cold Work
Flammable Gas – Inspection
Work ONLY
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10% LEL
25% LEL
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Time of atmospheric testing:
Name of Tester:
Test location in space:
Date of Calibration:
Instrument/Detector Type:
Acceptable
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Unacceptable
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Retest Required
** RETEST **
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PERMIT
ATMOSPHERIC TESTING RESULTS
Gas Tests
Safe Level
Testers Initial
19.5 – 23%
0.5%
35 PPM
10 PPM
5% LEL
Oxygen
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
Hydrogen Sulphide
Flammable Gas – Hot Work
Continuous Monitoring
Required
Flammable Gas – Cold Work
Flammable Gas – Inspection
Work ONLY
10% LEL
25% LEL
Name of Tester:
Time of atmospheric testing:
oxygen deficiency/oxygen enrichment
combustible/flammable atmosphere
carbon monoxide
hydrogen sulfide
natural gas steam water fuel/oil acids/corrosives
solvents hot air/compressed air dust/fumes/mist reactive material
temperature extremes
electrical hazards-lines,cables, exposed terminals
physical obstacles
walking/work surfaces
traffic hazards-pedestrian, mobile equipment
fire
falling
slippery surfaces
open manhole
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moving parts
soft material/free flowing material
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Test location in space:
Date of Calibration:
Instrument/Detector Type:
Acceptable
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Unacceptable
If second retest fails – NO entry permitted
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ATTENDANT CHECKLIST-EMERGENCY
INFORMATION
ATTENDANT DUTIES: Procedural Compliance Gas Tester
Ped./Traffic Control
Operator Fire/Hazard Watch
Termination of Work
Emergency Response Initiator
entry Verification
Equip.
Pre-
Location on nearest phone
Communication with entrant determined and tested Verbal
Signal Rope Visual
Radio
for proper functioning (must maintain voice
contact with entrant in the confined space)
What is emergency evacuation signal?
Location of nearest emergency door
Location of nearest stretcher
Location of nearest fire extinguisher
Space secured against unauthorized entry or has
been provided with barriers and/or warning signs
Attendants Signature:
7) Rescue/Retrieval Worksheet
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL:
Possible Injuries
Cross out any that will NOT apply
Rescue Team Contact:
Fractures
Contact Method:
Crush Injuries Punctures
Eye Injuries
Sprains
Respiratory Distress/Arrest
Eye Wash
Lacerations
Stretcher/Board
Burn Dressings
Blankets
Ice Pack
Heat/Cold Stress
Fall Injuries
Rescue Assignments – List Personnel Responsible
Retrieval System Set Up Entry Point Control Atmospheric Watch Equipment “Go-for” Retrieval Personnel Contact Method for Retrieval Personnel  Phone
 Horn
 Yell
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 Verbal
 Signal
 Radio
 Other
Burns
Spinal
Unconsciousness
First Aid Equipment
Cross out any that will NOT apply
Oxygen
Ventilator
Bandages
Dressings
Other
Illness
Mental Distress
Electrocution
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Retrieval System Components
Entry Point Location:
Entry Point Size:
Primary Travel Distance:
Vertical & Horizontal Distance:
Retrieval from Outside the Space: Yes
No
Retrieval from Inside the Space: Yes
No
Assisting Devices: Cross out those that are NOT required:
Ladder
Full Body Harness
Rope Lowering System
Crane
Fall Arrest System
Rope Protector
Wristlets/Anklets
Hoist
Fresh Air Supply
Ramp/Deflector
Tripod
Trolley
Slings
Basket
Man lift
Mobile Equipment
Retrieval System Drawing – Sketch how the retrieval and equipment needs to be set up a772nd set up
before entry
Notes:
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Attendant assigned and
properly
instructed
Qualified first aid person in
immediate area and notified
of entry
Emergency rescue team
advised of entry
Emergency rescue
procedures reviewed
Atmospheric conditions
tested
Space purged and/or
ventilated
All disconnects, switches,
and energy sources locked
out
All valves on any incoming
lines closed
Any hazardous line locked
and blanked
Doors/openings secured
open
Entry procedure/control plan
reviewed
Surrounding area checked
for possible hazardous
conditions
All valves on any incoming
lines closed
Any hazardous line locked
and blanked
Doors/openings secured
open
Entry procedure/control plan
reviewed
Surrounding area checked
for possible hazardous
conditions
Employees in immediate
area alerted
All rescue equipment in
place
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
(print name)
(print name(s))
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
ENTRANT INFORMATION - I have reviewed the entry permit and control plan. I understand what is
required of me and will follow all safety precautions.
No
Name –Print
Signature
IN
OUT
IN
OUT
Supervisor’s Permit Approval – The confined space has been tested and is safe for entry. I certify that
all necessary precautions have been taken to ensure the confined space is safe for entry and the fulfillment of
the prescribed work during the specified time.
Name:
Signature:
Post -work Requirements
Hot work – fire watch assigned
Tools and equipment removed
from space
Doors/openings closed
Lockout/blanked lines re-opened
Valves re-opened
Rescue team advised of entry
permit termination
YES
Date:
NO
N/A
Time:
Comments
COMPLETION OF WORK
The task is finished, clean-up is complete, worker(s) is/are safely out of the space, and regular
operations can now commence.
Signature(supervisor):
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Date:
Time:
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS Summary of Potential Hazards in Confined Spaces
Space or area to be entered: _____________________ Location: _______________________
Category
Hazards
Oxygen deficiency
Oxygen enrichment
Explosive atmosphere
Atmosphere
Toxic atmosphere
Hazardous dusts, fumes, vapour, gases
Odours
Supply lines
Stored energy (pneumatic, kinetic,
electrical, mechanical)
Vibration
Chemical exposure
Temperature (hot, cold, radiation)
Access closure
Hot work (welding, grinding, cutting)
Access
Physical
Limited space
Not designed and constructed for
continuous human occupancy
Partially or fully enclosed space
Power failure
Engulfment (liquids, solids)
Poor lighting
Mechanical equipment (mixers,
conveyors, etc.)
Noise
Communication
Distance
Fall from height
Pinch points
Struck by
Personal
Surfaces (slippery, sharp)
Heavy lifting
Emergency removal of worker
Fear of enclosed spaces
Other
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Potential
Yes
Possible
No
Possible
Controls
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BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
Employer #3
Employer #2
Lead Employer
Location of
space:
Name of equipment or
space to be entered:
Responsibilities of
Lead Employer:
o Shall prepare
the
coordination
document
o Shall outline
in the
coordination
document
who will be
responsible
for:
a) confined space
program
b) hazard
assessment
c) written plan
d) plan-specific
training
e) entry permits
f) written on-site
rescue procedures
and equipment
g) isolation of
energy and control
of materials
movement
h) attendant (s)
assigned
i) adequate means of
entering and exiting
j) protection against
unauthorized entry
k) atmospheric
testing
l) control of
explosive and
flammable
substances
m) ventilation and
purging of
Employer #1
CONFINED SPACE COORDINATION DOCUMENT
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
atmospheric hazards
Responsibility of all Employers: (additional required
duties besides those listed above)
o Shall provide general confined space training
to workers.
o Shall provide adequate personal protective
equipment relevant to the specific plan and
ensure adequate training on use and care.
o Shall maintain and have available on site all
required records.
Has a copy of Confined Space Program been given
to all other employers (contractors) and the JHSC?
If an employer does not have a JHSC or H&S Rep, a
copy of hazard assessment must be given to each
worker.
o YES
o NO
Has a copy of the hazard assessment for the relevant
confined space been given to all other employers
(contractors) and the JHSC? If an employer does not
have a JHSC or H&S Rep, a copy of hazard
assessment must be given to each worker.
o YES
o NO
Have all workers received a copy of the hazard
control plan and received plan-specific training?
o YES
o NO
If lockout/tag-out is to be performed, have all
workers received general and specific lockout/tagout training?
o YES
o NO
NAME SIGNATURE
Lead Employer
Employer #1
Employer #2
Employer #3
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
DATE
(MM/DD/YY)
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
SECTION 12B: BULK MATERIAL STORAGE STRUCTURES PROGRAM
STANDARD
All storage or containment structures for bulk materials (such as silos, bins and hoppers) that
represent a hazard when being entered, are to be identified, assessed for hazards and entered only
when appropriate procedures are carried out.
LEGISLATION
In many mills, wood products are stored or contained as bulk materials in structures such as silos, bins or
hoppers that do not meet the definition of a confined space. These structures have particular hazards
associated with them and the requirements for entering them are found in Section 50 of the Regulations
for Industrial Establishments.
Section
50
Summary
A silo, bin, hopper, structure or thing used for storing or containing bulk material is to be
entered only when the supply of material to it is stopped, when the worker entering it is
wearing a safety harness attached to a rope or lifeline, and at least one other worker equipped
with a suitable alarm and capable of giving necessary help is keeping watch nearby.
LEADING PRACTICES
1. Many mills in the forestry industry have structures in which bulk materials (such as sawdust,
wood chips, bark, etc.) are stored or contained. These structures are often in the form of silos,
bins or hoppers. Due to the shape of the structures and the nature of the bulk materials contained
in them, there may be serious risk to workers entering these structures.
2. A major concern with entering such a structure, for example, is the hazard of entrapment. Often bulk
materials get hung up in these structures as the materials “bridge” over. A worker entering the bottom of
a sawdust silo, for example, could be smothered should bridged material suddenly let go.
3. A similar hazard is the possibility of being covered with new material while inside the structure. It is
therefore critical that supply lines be locked out before entry. Some hoppers or silos may have conveyors
at the bottom of the structure to remove stored material. To ensure that a worker does not become
entangled in this equipment, it is vital that it be locked out before entry. Some containment structures
may have devices (such as agitators or vibrators) which must also be locked out. There may also be a
hazard of falling within the structure. In such a case, fall protection is required. It is recommended that
once all the structures have been identified and assessed for hazards, they be summarized on a form such
as the one shown in Appendix A.
4. Once the structures have been identified and assessed for hazards, it is highly recommended that specific
procedures to ensure control of the hazards be developed for each structure. These procedures can be
outlined in a step-by-step manner using a form such as the one shown in Appendix B.
5. In spite of all precautions, emergencies may arise while a worker is in a structure. It is critical that
appropriate emergency procedures be established before a worker enters the structure. These
procedures may involve the use of specialized extraction equipment (such as retrieval tripods,
man lifts, stretchers, safety harnesses, lifelines, etc.) and responders with specific training. It is
very important that the necessary equipment, procedures and personnel be in place before the
structure is entered.
6. It is important that anyone entering these structures is aware of the hazards, follows proper procedures
and complies with the requirements of Section 50 of the Regulations for Industrial Establishments noted
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SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
on the first page of this section. As indicated, a worker entering the structure is to be wearing a safety
harness attached to a rope or lifeline while another worker is keeping watch nearby who has a suitable
alarm (for summoning help) and is capable of providing assistance.
7. It is also recommended that these entry and emergency procedures be posted at each access point
to the structures. These procedures should be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they
remain valid. Training records to verify that appropriate people have been trained on entry and
emergency procedures should be maintained and updated when required.
8. Many mills in the forestry industry have structures in which bulk materials (such as sawdust,
wood chips, bark, etc.) are stored or contained. These structures are often in the form of silos,
bins or hoppers. Due to the shape of the structures and the nature of the bulk materials contained
in them, there may be serious risk to workers entering these structures.
9. A major concern with entering such a structure, for example, is the hazard of entrapment. Often bulk
materials get hung up in these structures as the materials “bridge” over. A worker entering the bottom of
a sawdust silo, for example, could be smothered should bridged material suddenly let go.
10. A similar hazard is the possibility of being covered with new material while inside the structure. It is
therefore critical that supply lines be locked out before entry. Some hoppers or silos may have conveyors
at the bottom of the structure to remove stored material. To ensure that a worker does not become
entangled in this equipment, it is vital that it be locked out before entry. Some containment structures
may have devices (such as agitators or vibrators) which must also be locked out. There may also be a
hazard of falling within the structure. In such a case, fall protection is required. It is recommended that
once all the structures have been identified and assessed for hazards, they be summarized on a form such
as the one shown in Appendix A.
11. Once the structures have been identified and assessed for hazards, it is highly recommended that specific
procedures to ensure control of the hazards be developed for each structure.
12. In spite of all precautions, emergencies may arise while a worker is in a structure. It is critical that
appropriate emergency procedures be established before a worker enters the structure. These
procedures may involve the use of specialized extraction equipment (such as retrieval tripods,
man lifts, stretchers, safety harnesses, lifelines, etc.) and responders with specific training. It is
very important that the necessary equipment, procedures and personnel be in place before the
structure is entered.
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SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
SECTION 12C: RESTRICTED AREAS PROGRAM
STANDARD
All restricted areas that pose a hazard to workers are to be identified, assessed for hazards and entered only when
appropriate procedures are carried out.
LEGISLATION
In many mills, there are areas where, due to the nature of hazards present, access should be restricted to qualified workers.
These are areas where the hazards may be electrical, physical or chemical in nature but do not meet the definition of a
confined space or a bulk storage structure. Although there may not be specific regulations that apply to these areas, under
the Clause 25(2)(h) of Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) an employer is to “take every precaution
reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker.” It is a reasonable precaution to ensure that only
authorized
workers
enter
these
restricted areas and only when proper procedures are followed.
Restricted Areas at Boniferro Mill Works
Boiler House- Tunnel and Stair Area to Old Boiler Feeder
Dry Kilns
Chip Bins
Blower Pipes
Cyclones
Storms Sewers
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SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
Summary of Restricted Areas and Confined Spaces
Confined Space
Review
Area
1. Pit at chipper in
basement
Sawmill
Entry
Notes, Remedies
Top
Removal of floor panels
eliminate hazards ?
No longer confined space under regulation Sept.
2006. Verbal procedures in place for accessing and
working in area. Look into complete written safe
work practice for this area and making a restricted
area. Only cleanup, chipper operator, and mtce
now access this area.
Atmospheric hazards,
wood dust/particles,
decomposition/mold, hot
work creates additional
hazards
No entry into blower
pipes allowed any where
on property
No entry into cyclones
allowed any where on
property
Confined space – follow procedures.
2. Chip Bins
Sawmill
Bottom
3. Blower Pipes
Sawmill
Too small for
human entry
4. Cyclone
Sawmill
5. Tunnel Boiler
House to
Sawmill
Basement
Sawmill/Boiler
House
No access/no
inspection
door. Only
spot would be
to remove top
of cyclone
Boiler house
lower level &
sawmill
basement
6. Storm Sewers
Plant
Wide/Yard
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Hazards
Top
Limited access/egress if
sawmill wall not opened
up as this entrance is
blocked off in sawmill,
electrical, piping?
access/egress, ladder
usage, no lighting, traffic
hazards, doors/openings
to be secured, limited
maneuverability, possible
sewer gases, possible
oxygen deficiency,
walking/working surfaces,
No longer confined space under
regulation Sept. 2006. Sawmill piping too
small for human entry.
No longer a confined space under
changes to regulation Sept. 2006. No
entry to cyclones allowed. Work must be
performed from outside.
No longer confined space under changes
to regulation Sept. 2006. Area is
designed for human occupancy. Access
from boiler house already restricted by
authorization needed to enter boiler
house but see about sawmill entrance.
Confined space – follow procedures
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
LEADING PRACTICES
1. Many mills in the forestry industry have designated areas where, due to the nature of the hazards present, access
should be limited to qualified personnel. As some of these areas may not meet the definition of a confined space
or bulk storage structure, there is no specific regulation pertaining to their entry. Examples of these areas include
dry kilns, service pits in garages, pits under equipment such as planers, “basement” areas of mills where hazards
include lumber falling from above and electrical rooms such as motor control centres. While it may not be
feasible to provide guards for each of these areas, they should be delineated or defined (with the use of chains,
ropes, barricades, painted lines, signs or some other means) so that they are clearly identified. Where barricades
are used to prevent direct access to moving equipment, they should meet appropriate CSA standards and be
accompanied by proper signage. Entry into these restricted (barricaded) areas may be necessary in certain
conditions to perform troubleshooting and/or ‘inching and jogging’ on live and unguarded equipment. This
program must address these hazards and include the application of lockout, guarding, and other procedures to
ensure the safety of worker(s) who enter these restricted areas.
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SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
ENTRY PROCEDURES FOR RESTRICTED AREA
PIT AT CHIPPER IN SAWMILL
Restricted Area:
Hazards:
Equipment to be locked
out:
PPE required:
Emergency equipment
required and inspected:
Entry Procedures:
Area beneath floor of chipper in sawmill basement. Removable floor panels to
access area.
Electrical
Moving parts
Limited
(screw)
maneuverability
Chipper, Biomass feeder, Biomass screw, Biomass blower
Depending upon the task, all equipment, motors, conveyor/transfer systems, infeed
and outfeed of work areas. Follow lockout procedures for chipper system and
related equipment.
Personal
safety locks
Steel toe
footwear
Hand
Hard hat
protection, Dust
mask
Stretcher, first aid supplies, eye wash, fire extinguisher/fire hose need to be
accessible
1 Notify Supervisor of entry and expected time frame to complete work. Maintain
radio contact with supervisor or designate outside of pit.
2 Shut down equipment – stop moving elements.
3 Lockout equipment.
4 Assemble work tools and PPE required.
5 Open and remove floor panels. Ensure floor panels cannot fall into pit on
workers.
6 Commence work.
7 If hot work required, follow procedures and complete hot work permit. It is
recommended that atmospheric monitor be worn if welding in pit and additional
PPE. Ensure proper fire watch is assigned.
8 Upon completion - remove equipment, locks etc. and notify supervisor when work
complete.
Author: Boniferro Mill Works
Verified:
Date: November 9, 2007
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
ENTRY PROCEDURES FOR RESTRICTED AREA
UPPER HALF OF LIFT STATION
Restricted Area:
Upper half of Lift Station located behind stacker along roadway.
Hazards:
Limited
Ladder
Traffic
Electrical
access/egress,
usage
hazards
limited
maneuverability
Lift station motors. Follow lockout procedure.
Equipment to be
locked out:
Emergency
equipment
required:
Entry
Procedures:
Stretcher, first aid supplies accessible.
1 Only qualified and trained personnel are allowed to enter the lift station.
2 The location of lift station creates a traffic hazard as it is along the roadway.
Ensure appropriate control measures are in place to protect workers.
Consider blocking/barricading around the lift station or placing work cones to
identify work area.
3 Notify supervisor of entry and expected time frame to complete work.
4 Ensure the cover/lid is secured open for duration of work inside lift station.
5 Use three point contact when climbing ladder.
6 Check to see that access manhole is properly closed and sealed. If seal is
broken – atmospheric hazard could be present and lift station will have to be
treated as a confined space. Do not open the access manhole for any reason.
Confined space procedures must be followed.
7 Follow lockout procedures before commencing work.
8 When work complete, remove tools, locks, close cover/lid and barriers etc.
9 Notify supervisor when work complete.
Author: Boniferro Mill Works
Verified:
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
ENTRY PROCEDURES FOR RESTRICTED AREA
UPPER HALF OF DRY KILNS
Restricted Area:
Upper Half of Dry Kilns (1 through 6)
Hazards:
Electrical,
limited
lighting
Equipment to be locked
out:
PPE required:
Emergency equipment
required and inspected:
Entry Procedures:
Steam,
temperature
extremes
Limited access
Sprinkler system, moving
and egress,
parts (fans)
heights, ladder
usage
Kiln #1 through #6. Follow lockout procedures for specific kiln to be worked on.
Ensure moving elements (fans) have come to a complete stop before working on or
around them.
NOTE: # 3,4 and 6 kilns have north and south motors for fans. If working in the
kiln, both disconnects (fans) should be locked.
Personal
Steel toe
Full body
Hard hat
safety locks
footwear
harness
Lifeline, stretcher, first aid supplies for burns (if steam on), rescue basket, mobile
equipment
1 Notify Supervisor of entry and expected time frame to complete work. Maintain
radio contact with supervisor.
2 Stop equipment – shut down moving elements (fans).
3 Lockout equipment.
4 Assemble work tools and PPE required.
5 Position ladder and tie the top to supports. Where ladder cannot be tied off at the
top, station a person at the foot to prevent it from slipping. This method is effective
up to 5m (16’). Erect ladder so that it extends 1m (3’) above landing platform and
so that the horizontal distance between the feet and top support is ¼ of the working
length. The ladder will be leaning at a 75* angle from the ground.
6 Tie off to support and commence work. Set up appropriate lighting etc.
7 If hot work required, follow procedures and complete hot work permit. It is
recommended that atmospheric monitor be worn if welding in kilns and additional
PPE. Ensure proper fire watch is assigned.
8 If working in kilns while steam is on – take care to wear protective gloves/clothing
and monitor temperature.
9 Consider heat stress exposure if steam on or kiln heated. Work in extreme
temperatures should be limited with breaks and cool off periods. Maintain contact
with supervisor.
10 Remove equipment, locks etc. and notify supervisor when work complete.
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SECTION 12 -A B C– CONFINED AND RESTRICTED SPACES PROGRAM
SAWMILL ENTRY PROCEDURES FOR RESTRICTED AREA
#3 SAW – ENTRANCE TO THE CHIPPER & #3 SAW STARTUP
Restricted Area:
Hazards:
Equipment to be locked
out:
PPE required:
Emergency equipment
required and inspected:
Entry Procedures for
Chipper Area:
Gated area along side and underneath # 3 saw and chipper system starting at door
to electrical shop.
Electrical
Moving parts,
Overhead
Noise exposure
conveyor
hazards, Falling
systems, Saws
debris
Depending upon the task, all equipment, motors, conveyor systems, infeed and
outfeed of work areas. Follow lockout procedures for #3 saw and related
equipment.
Personal
Steel toe
Hard hat, Dust
Hearing protection, Hand
safety locks
footwear
mask
protection
Stretcher, first aid supplies and eye wash station accessible.
1 Entrant must contact/signal #3 Sawyer before entering the chipper area.
2 Entrant must wait for equipment to come to a full stop before proceeding.
3 Lockout equipment following procedures as required for the task.
4 Assemble work tools. Commence work.
5 Once work is complete, remove tools and lockout.
6 Upon completion of work, the entrant contacting/signaling #3 Sawyer must
ensure ALL persons are clear of the area before equipment start up.
7. Once area is clear, entrant will contact/signal #3 Sawyer to restart equipment and
leave area.
Entry Procedures for
#3 Saw Start Up:
1 #3 Sawyer to ask Mill Helper to start the left saw as operator cannot cross rollers.
Clean up in and around
Morbark #3 chipper
area and #3 saw
guarded areas.
1 Clean up person(s) are required to take lunch break at 11:30am and other breaks
at 9:10 am and 1:40 pm to accommodate work in restricted areas that must be
completed when the mill is down.
2 Lockout procedures must be followed while clean up is in progress.
3 Operator must ensure clean up person(s) are safely out of restricted area prior to
equipment start up.
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2 Always use proper walkways and never walk across rollers or around saws when
running.
SECTION 13 – PLANNED WORKPLACE INSPECTION PROGRAM
SECTION 13: planned workplace inspection program
STANDARD
Regular inspections of the workplace are to be carried out by qualified inspectors and substandard
items identified during the inspections are to be prioritized and acted upon in a timely manner.
LEGISLATION
Sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) that pertain to workplace inspections
include the following:
Section
Summary
8(6),(7)
Health and safety representative (H&S Rep) or worker member of joint health and safety
committee (JHSC) to inspect the physical condition of the workplace at least once a
month. If monthly inspections are not practical, the entire workplace to be inspected at
least once a year with a part of the workplace inspected each month.
or
9(26),(27)
8(8) or 9(28)
8(9) or
9(29)
8(15) or
9(34),(35)
25(2)(e)
Inspection to be conducted on a schedule agreed to by the employer and H&S Rep or
worker member of JHSC.
Employer to provide H&S Rep or worker member of JHSC with information and
assistance required to carry out an inspection.
H&S Rep or worker member of JHSC entitled to take necessary time off work to carry
out inspection, and time is deemed to be work time.
Employer to assist and cooperate with H&S Rep or JHSC in carrying any of their
functions.
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SECTION 13 – PLANNED WORKPLACE INSPECTION PROGRAM
LEADING PRACTICES
1. Conducting regular inspections of the workplace is a key step in maintaining an
effective health and safety program. The primary purpose of workplace inspections is
to identify substandard acts and conditions within the workplace that, if left
uncorrected, could result in personal injury or damage to buildings, materials,
equipment or the environment. It is important that the persons doing the inspection
have been properly trained to identify these substandard issues. Once identified, it is
imperative that these issues are corrected before an incident occurs.
2. To ensure that inspections are carried out on a regular basis, it is recommended that a
schedule of workplace inspections be established at the beginning of each year and
that the dates be marked on a calendar dedicated to health and safety issues. Many
companies find that it is best to conduct the inspections on the same day each month.
If there is a JHSC at the workplace, committee meetings should be scheduled to
follow workplace inspections so that the issues identified during the inspection can be
discussed at the meeting.
3. While conducting workplace inspections, it is recommended that substandard issues
be classified using the “ABC” hazard system where:
• A Class “A” hazard is a condition or practice likely to cause permanent disability,
loss of life or body part and/or extensive loss of structure, equipment or material.
It must be controlled immediately.
• A Class “B” hazard is a condition or practice likely to cause serious injury or
illness resulting in temporary disability or property damage that is disruptive but
not extensive. It must be controlled as soon as possible.
• A Class “C” hazard is likely to cause a minor, non-disabling injury or illness, or
non-disruptive property damage. It must be controlled as soon as practical.
4. It is also recommended that a selected number of workers be consulted during the
inspection to determine if they have any health and safety concerns or issues. This
helps the workers be aware of management’s concern for their well-being.
.
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SECTION 13 – PLANNED WORKPLACE INSPECTION PROGRAM
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Monthly Workplace Inspection
Date of Inspection:
Inspected By:
G= Good
P= Poor
General Workplace
A. Conditions
1. Floors (walking & working
surfaces)
2. Ailes & passageways
3. Ladders
4. Stairs
5. Exits/Egress - 3'
clearance
6. Roadways
7. Ventilation
E.
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
G
G
G
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
B. Facilities
N/A= Not
Applicable
Hazard Contols
1. Lockout systems & procedures
2. Warning signs
3. Materials labeling - WHMIS
4. Warning systems - fire protection
F.
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Emergency Systems
1. Lighting
G
P
N/A
1. Emergency instructions
G
P
N/A
2. Environmental over all
3. Ergonomics
4. Housekeeping
G
G
G
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
2. Fire protection - extinguishers
3. Eye wash stations
4. First aid kits
5. Spill kits
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
G
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
G
G
G
G
G
P
P
P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
C. Materials
1. Stacking & storage
2. Chemicals and fuels
3. Compressed gases
4. Compressed air hoses
5. Waste disposal
D. Equipment
1. Hand & portable tools put
away
2. Machine tools & guarding
3 Conveyor belts
G. PPE Observed
G
G
G
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P
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
1. Head protection
2. Foot protection
3. Ear protection
4. Eye protection
5. Hand protection
SECTION 13 – PLANNED WORKPLACE INSPECTION PROGRAM
6. Respiratory protection
H.
Legislated signage
Occupational Health and
Safety Extracts
Green Book
Form 82 WSIB In all cases
of injury
First Aid Reg (Form 1101)pamphlet
Company Policy
Minutes of JHSC meetinfs
Copies of Dept. Monthly
Inspections
Names of JHSC members
First Aid Certifications(at first
aid stations)
Emergency Phone Numbers
Fall Protection Signs(where
required)
Confined Space(where
required
I
Specific Environmental Issues
G
P
N/A
G
P
N/A
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
Unlabelled containers
machinery dripping
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
G
P
N/A
Disposal issues ie Florescents
G
P
N/A
G
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
Batteries, Metal
Spill Berms Empty
Tires
G
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
N/A
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
Garbage
Spill Kits in Basement
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
Proper storage of Flammables
Parking Lot
G
G
P
P
N/A
N/A
G
P
N/A
Rail yard
G
P
N/A
G
P
N/A
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SECTION 14 –INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING
SECTION 14: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING PROGRAM
STANDARD
Biological, chemical and physical agents in the workplace are to be identified, assessed and
controlled to reduce worker exposure to acceptable limits.
LEGISLATION
Industrial hygiene requirements are contained in the following sections of the Occupational
Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act), Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE), and
Regulations for the Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents (Regulation 833).
Section
Summary
OH&S Act
“Hazardous material” means a biological or chemical agent named or described in
the regulations as a hazardous material.
1
“Hazardous physical agent” means a physical agent named or described in the
regulation as a hazardous physical agent.
OH&S Act
Employer to keep and maintain records of handling, storage and disposal of
biological and chemical agents, make a record of exposure to such agents available
to the affected worker, and other duties as prescribed.
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RIE 124
Where a worker is exposed to a potential hazard of injury to the eye due to contact
with a biological or chemical substance, an eyewash fountain to be provided.
RIE 125
Where a worker is exposed to potential hazard of injury to the skin due to contact
with a substance, a quick-acting deluge shower to be provided.
RIE 126
Removal of material to be done in such a way as not to cause a hazard.
RIE
127,128
(1)(2)(3),
138(1)(2)
Industrial establishment to be adequately ventilated by either natural or mechanical
means such that the atmosphere does not endanger the health or safety of workers.
RIE
129(1)(2)
Enclosed workplace to be at a temperature as prescribed.
A worker who may be exposed to a biological, chemical or physical agent that may
endanger the worker’s safety or health to be trained in the precautions and
RIE
procedures to be followed in handling, use, and storage of the agent, in the proper
130(a)(b)(c)
use and care of required PPE, and in the proper use of emergency measures and
procedures.
RIE 131
No food, drink or tobacco to be taken into, left or consumed in any room, area or
place where any substance that is poisonous by ingestion is exposed.
RIE
132(1)(2)
Potable water to be provided.
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Section
Summary
RIE
133(1)(2)
Except for emergency facilities, hot and cold water to be provided at each shower
as prescribed.
RIE
Where workers are exposed to a substance that is poisonous by ingestion and can
contaminate the skin, shower rooms and individual lockers for street and work
clothes to be provided.
134(a)(b)
RIE 136
A place suitable for eating purposes to be provided where thirty-five or more
workers are employed; or where there is any room, area, or place in which there is
exposure to a substance that is poisonous by ingestion.
RIE 137
Protective clothing or other protective device that has been worn next to the skin to
be cleaned and disinfected prior to being worn by another worker.
RIE 139 (110)
Where a worker is exposed to sound level of 85 decibels or greater, measures to be
taken to reduce sound level below 85 decibels. Hearing protection is required
where levels are exceeded. Clearly visible signs to be posted at every approach
where the levels exceed 85 decibels.
Reg. 833 1
In this Regulation, “exposure” means exposure by inhalation, ingestion or skin
contact.
Reg. 833
3(1)
Employer to take all measures reasonably necessary to protect workers from
exposure.
Reg. 833
Provision and use of engineering controls, work practices, hygiene facilities and
personal protective equipment.
3(2)
Reg. 833
4
Reg. 833
5
Reg. 833
6
Reg. 833
7
Reg. 833
8
Employer to take prescribed measures to limit daily and weekly exposure of
workers to specified chemical and biological agents.
No regard to be had to wearing and use of PPE when determining exposure of
workers.
Employers to protect workers from exposure without requiring workers to wear
and use PPE.
Where required engineering controls are not reasonable or practical to adopt or are
rendered ineffective because of temporary breakdown or emergency, employer to
provide appropriate PPE to protect workers form exposure and workers to wear
and use PPE.
Where worker has been exposed to biological or chemical agent and employer,
worker or worker’s physician has reason to believe worker’s health has been
affected, worker to undergo medical examinations and clinical tests at expense of
employer.
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If an assessment of biological and chemical agents reveals any of the following designated
substances, the employer is subject to the requirements of one or more of the following
Designated Substances Regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
Regulation Substance
835
Acrylonitrile
836
Arsenic
837
Asbestos
38
Asbestos on construction projects and in building and repair operations
839
Benzene
840
Coke oven emissions
841
Ethylene oxide
842
Isocyanates
843
Lead
844
Mercury
845
Silica
846
Vinyl chloride
1. There are three general categories for health hazards control:
• At the source: utilizing engineering controls for the removal or reduction of
hazards through engineering design which may isolate the worker from the
hazard. Hazardous materials may also be eliminated from the workplace
entirely if they are no longer required or they may be substituted with less
hazardous products.
• Along the path: typically employing ventilation systems to reduce exposure
levels or by using administrative controls to reduce worker exposure by
reducing work time, job rotation, safe work practices and proper training
• At the worker: having workers wear the appropriate personal protective
equipment (PPE)
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Health Hazard Identification
The manager ensures that appropriate studies are done to identify and measure
dangerous chemicals, noise levels, improper lighting, vibrations, and biological
hazards.
These may be accomplished by requesting studies from safety organizations or
by trained people at our location.
The joint health and safety committee helps to identify health hazards through
inspections.
Health Hazard Control
Proper handling and storage will be communicated by the supervisor to
employees.
The supervisor, makes sure that hazardous materials are labeled and handled
correctly and that all alarm and control systems are operational.
The supervisor does not let any new material come into the department without
having first taken all precautions recommended and makes sure that all workers
use the required equipment in all circumstances.
The employee follows the instructions and procedures established regarding the
handling of hazardous materials and execution of tasks.
Purchasing
Strict controls are placed on all the materials used and introduced into the
workplace according to established standards.
Information, Training Education
The joint health and safety committee ensures that literature on specific health
problems relevant to this plant is easily accessible to all workers.
During the new employee's orientation to the department, the supervisor informs
the employee of potential health hazards and teaches the procedures to follow,
along with reviewing the safe work practices.
Health and Safety Monitoring
Manager
Approves the monitoring program and ensures that it is implemented.
Supervisor
Takes part in the monitoring program and informs the joint health and
safety committee of any area requiring monitoring.
Administration
Sets up monitoring program to measure exposures (noise level testing), and
ensures that health hazards have been contained within legally acceptable limits.
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Maintains records for all cases recorded.
Assists in identifying and evaluating the features of work sites, the work carried
out as well as in identifying contaminants and hazardous materials present in the
operation.
Procurement of Goods
The purchasing and receiving policy specifies that primary consideration must be
given to health and safety in the choice of materials and supplies.
Joint Health and Safety Committee
− Reviews and approves the Material Safety Data Sheets for all new
products brought on-site.
− Proper handling and storage will be communicated to the supervisor who
will ensure workers are informed.
Purchaser of Products
− Obtains all the required information from suppliers and makes the
purchase.
− Ensures that all products are properly identified and their dangers
outlined.
− Maintains strict inventory control of dangerous goods, listing of
chemicals on site and listing of MSDS information.
− Advises appropriate management of all critical information received.
− Checks the identification of critical materials.
General Manager
− Complies with and oversees the purchasing and receiving policies and
directives.
Supervisor
− Ensures that all employees are instructed in the inherent dangers of
certain products, that they know how to use them, and that they follow
the directives.
− Oversees the safe storage of dangerous products
Employee
− Follows the safety instructions for various products and discards them in
a safe manner.
Joint Health and Safety Committee
− Examines the material safety data sheets of new products, ensures that
the sheets are distributed to the appropriate department, and advises
management of the suitability of the products with regards to the health
and safety of the employees using it.
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BONIFERRO MILL WORKS
SECTION 15-EARLY AND SAFE RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM
SECTION 15: EARLY AND SAFE RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM
STANDARD
Employees, who are injured or become ill due to the workplace environment, are to be
offered safe and sustainable work as soon as reasonably possible.
LEGISLATION
Part V of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) contains the following
requirements regarding early and safe return to work:
Section
WSIA
40(1)
WSIA
40(2)
Summary
Employer to cooperate in early and safe return to work of injured worker by
maintaining communication with worker throughout period of recovery and
impairment, by attempting to provide suitable employment consistent with worker’s
abilities and pre-injury earnings and providing WSIB with information as requested.
Worker to cooperate in his/her early and safe return to work by maintaining
communication with employer throughout period of recovery and impairment, by
helping employer identify suitable employment consistent with worker’s abilities
and pre-injury earnings and providing WSIB with information as requested.
LEADING PRACTICES
1. When an injury has occurred that required medical attention by a medical
practitioner and the injury is of such a nature that the employee is unable to
perform his/her normal duty, the medical practitioner completes a Functional
Abilities form. A copy of the form is to be provided to the company and reviewed
with the injured worker to determine the worker's ability to perform work.
2. Where necessary, the employee may be asked to authorize a consultation between
the employee’s medical practitioner and the employer regarding such limitations
and the appropriateness of workplace accommodation. This does not include
information regarding the actual diagnosis.
3. The employee’s supervisor and/or the employer and employee will discuss and
agree upon alternate work or modifications to the employee’s pre-injury position
that will allow the employee to return to work. This may include a phased-in
return to work schedule where the employee works progressively longer hours as
the injury permits until the employee is able to return to his/her pre-injury fulltime or other equivalent full-time position. The agreed schedule will be
documented on the "Return to Work Plan" and be signed by both parties. The
employer and/or supervisor will monitor and record the injured worker's progress
on the "Return to Work Journal"
4. If the injured worker is unable to return to any form of work, a company
representative is responsible for establishing a contact schedule with the worker
Failure of the worker to comply with the established schedule may result in
disciplinary action being taken.
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5. Employees will be encouraged to attempt modified tasks, but will not be asked to
engage in work that could aggravate or impede healing of the existing injury. The
employee is responsible for keeping the employer informed of progress, the
success of the alternate work or modified work options, ongoing difficulties, etc.
6. Rate of pay will not be affected while the employee is working.
RESOURCES
1. Office of the Employer Adviser – www.employeradviser.ca
2. www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/Public/ReturnToWork
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Boniferro Mill Works Return to Work Plan
Please fill out and fax to the front office.
Return to Work Plan
Name:
RTW Goal:
Pre-injury Job:
Health Care Provider:
Limitations:
Claim #:
Plan Start date:
Plan Completion Date:
Accommodations:
Hours of work:
Location of work:
Supervisor:
DATE
DUTIES
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We have agreed to this plan:
Worker Name: ______________________________________________
Worker signature: ____________________________________________
Date: ______________________________________________________
Plan Approved:
Manager Name: ______________________________________________
Manager Signature: ___________________________________________
Date: _______________________________________________________
Release of Information:
I give Boniferro Mill Works permission to speak to my
health care provider or to my physiotherapist(s) or to
WSIB agents about my functional abilities and my
return to work action plan.
Name:________________
Date:_________________
Witnessed by___________
To be filled out weekly
Return to Work Progress Report
_______________________________________________________________________________
Date:
Employee Name:
Manager Name:
RTW Plan Outcome:
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WEEK #1
Date: From/To
Limitations:
Objective(s):
Duties:
Hours:
Date Completed:
Completed by: (RTW Coordinator)
WEEK #1 REVIEW
Objectives/Observations:
Employee’s Comments/Concerns:
Action(s) to Address Concerns:
Date Completed:
Completed by: (RTW Coordinator)
WEEK #2
Date: From/To
Limitations:
Objective(s):
Duties:
Hours:
Date Completed:
Completed by: (RTW Coordinator)
WEEK #2 REVIEW
Objectives/Observations:
Employee’s Comments/Concerns:
Action(s) to Address Concerns:
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Date Completed:
Completed by: (RTW Coordinator)
WEEK #3
Date: From/To
Limitations:
Objective(s):
Duties:
Hours:
Date Completed:
Completed by: (RTW Coordinator)
WEEK #3 REVIEW
Objectives/Observations:
Employee’s Comments/Concerns:
Action(s) to Address Concerns:
Date Completed:
Completed by: (RTW Coordinator)
Record of Contact
Date of
Contact
Person Contacted
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Contents of Conversation
SECTION 15-EARLY AND SAFE RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM
Example
Injured worker at home
Asked how they were. Asked if they needed anything
from their desk (answered their briefcase and car
keys). Told them I would contact them 3 days after
their next assessment by their physician.
To be filled out once person returns to regular
duty.
Return to Work Closure / Evaluation Report
______________________________________________________________________________
What worked well in the return to work process?
What are the opportunities for improvement? (For example: what would you change about
the process if you could?)
General Comments:
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SECTION 16 – FUEL SAFETY PROGRAM
SECTION 16: FUEL SAFETY PROGRAM
STANDARD
All fuels in the workplace are to be properly identified, stored, handled and used. Spilled fuels are
to be properly cleaned up and reported when required.
LEGISLATION
The following pieces of legislation pertain to handling of various fuels in the workplace.
Section
Summary
CAN/CSA B149.2-05
Propane Storage and
Handling Code
Requirements for storing and handling propane.
Liquid Fuels Handling
Code
Requirements for storage and dispensing of fuel for forestry management
activities are found in Section 5.7. (Note TSSA Gasoline Standard No. 3/97 has
been revoked.)
WHMIS Regulations
(Reg. 860)
Requirements for labelling, valid MSDS sheets and training are laid out.
Regulations for
Industrial
Establishments (RIE)
22
Storage requirements for flammable liquids.
Regulations for
Industrial
Establishments (RIE)
23
Containers used for dispensing flammable liquids to have a spring-loaded cap
and flame arrestor.
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LEADING PRACTICES
1. The primary fuels used in forestry workplaces are gasoline, diesel fuel and propane. It
is critical that these fuels be identified, stored, handled and transported according to
the appropriate code.
2. Many workplaces use propane to power their forklift trucks. It is important that those
who change propane tanks receive proper training so that they understand the hazards
and proper procedures associated with propane handling. It is also important that
these tanks be stored in proper enclosures that are located outside of buildings.
3. Most fuels come under the WHMIS regulations, so the requirements for labeling,
MSDS and training apply.
4. It is recommended that an inventory of fuels be maintained to document where fuels
are stored, that appropriate containers are used and that the training has taken place.
5. It is important that emergency procedures be implemented to address any spills that
might take place. Where required, spills are to be promptly reported to the Ministry of
the Environment.
6. A sample Spill Containment and Reporting Procedure is found in Emergency
Response Section 7.
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Fuel Inventory
Fuel Type
Storage Containers
Location
Diesel
Tank
Gasoline
Tank
Outside
Maintenance
Shop
As above
Propane
Cage
At Boardway
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Training Requirements
Yes, at Orientation
Yes, at Orientation
Yes, at Orientation
SECTION 16 – FUEL SAFETY PROGRAM
Safe Handling of Propane (LPG) Fuel
What should an operator do when handling propane fuel?
What steps should operators follow when changing fuel tanks?
What should an operator not do when changing a propane tank (cylinder)?
What should an operator do when handling propane fuel?
Position the tank so the liquid propane does not come in contact with the
relief valve.
Make sure the locking pin engages into the cylinder.
Make sure the valve is closed tightly.
Store the cylinder outside, in an upright position, in an area where it can be
secured and is protected from being struck.
Put the cylinder down gently. Do not drop, dent or damage.
Always protect the valve from any damage.
Avoid contact with liquid propane, as it can cause frostbite.
Wear protective gloves while making or breaking connections
Ensure that only qualified persons repair carburetors and fuel supply
systems.
For repairs, use only components that agencies such as the Canadian
Standards Association (CSA) have approved.
Exchange removable cylinders outdoors or in well-ventilated areas, away
from sources of ignition.
Close the valve before breaking connections.
What steps should operators follow when changing fuel tanks?
Procedure for changing propane (LPG) cylinders:
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Wear eye protection and insulated, loose fitting gloves such as leather (dry)
or insulated neoprene.
Close the valve on the cylinder.
Run the engine until it stops. This ensures that the connection hose is
empty.
Shut off the engine.
Open the connecting nut and inspect valves for leaking. Do NOT use metal
tools.
Disconnect the hose.
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Disconnect the holding straps.
Remove the empty cylinder.
Replace with a full cylinder in the proper position.
Connect the holding straps.
1.
Tighten the connecting nut (wiggle hose).
2.
Open the valve on the cylinder slowly and check for leaks. Use solution of
soap and water. Smell--listen--look.
3.
If the valve leaks:
1st time - Tighten the nut and continue.
2nd time - Change the cylinder.
3rd time - Change the hose.
4.
Open the valve fully (slowly).
5.
Check that the hose is turned inward.
6.
Secure the hose downward.
7.
Secure the cylinder.
8.
Start the engine and resume operation.
What should an operator not do when changing a propane tank (cylinder)?
Do not
Do not
Do not
Do not
objects.
Do not
detector.
Do not
use metal tools when changing a cylinder.
use excessive force when opening valve.
let the cylinder get too hot.
drag, drop, roll or slide cylinder or allow it to bang against other
use matches or a flame to check for leaks. Use soap or a leak
mount more than two LPG cylinders on any forklift truck.
Document last updated on October 13, 2006
Copyright ©1997-2010 Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
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SECTION 16 – FUEL SAFETY PROGRAM
Flammable liquids are volatile, flammable, toxic liquids commonly used as fuels, solvents, cleaning
agents, thinners, adhesives, paints, waxes and polishes and raw materials. For example, gasoline,
acetone, toluene, and vinyl acetate include some of the more common types of flammable liquids. Most
people don’t realize how easily flammable liquids can ignite, or even explode. Don’t risk your life or the
life of the neighbors by using or storing flammable liquids improperly. Follow these safety guidelines.
Fire Facts
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Flammable liquids are stored in low-pressure containers as a liquid and release invisible
vapours. It is these vapours that ignite, given the right flammability range, not the liquid itself.
These vapours are easily ignited by weak ignition sources such as a single spark of static
electricity or even just high temperatures. Gasoline is a flammable liquid and can self ignite at
high temperatures.
The vapours of flammable liquids are toxic and can be hazardous to breathe. They can cause
vomiting, dizziness, mental confusion, coma, brain damage, and even death.
Exposure to flammable liquids in a confined, unventilated area can also cause an asphyxiation
hazard (when the vapours displace the oxygen in the air). Without oxygen in the air, death can
occur.
Flammable liquids can strip away natural oils in the skin, leaving the skin vulnerable to irritation,
infection and chronic skin problems.
The vapours of flammable liquids will ignite only when their percentage falls within a certain
range of air by volume (Flammability range). If the vapour to air ratio is within this limit and an
ignition source is present a fire or explosion will occur. Gasoline has a flammability range of 1.4
and 7.6 percent vapour in air by volume.
When temperatures rise, the vapour process may accelerate and cause too much pressure to
build up in the container; vapour may vent/release from the container as a result. If this gas
builds up in an enclosed, unventilated area it can lead to an explosion. Flammable gases will
explode where the correct fuel and air ratio have been allowed to mix intimately before ignition.
This allows the combustion reaction process to proceed very rapidly without being delayed by
the need for first mixing.
Flammable liquids have a flash point. This is the lowest temperature at which a liquid will give off
enough vapour to form an ignitable mixture with air. Flammable liquids will ignite at any
temperature above this point. Gasoline has a flash point of –45 degrees Celsius.
Once ignited, the flames “Flash back”. This means the flames travel back, through the vapour-air
mixture, to the container or source of the gasoline creating an explosion.
Gasoline and almost all other flammable liquids produce heavier than air vapours, which can
spread considerable distances along the floor and be ignited by a distant heat, spark or flame.
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The vapours of flammable liquids are toxic and can be hazardous to
breathe. They can cause vomiting, dizziness, mental confusion, coma,
brain damage, and even death.
Exposure to flammable liquids in a confined, unventilated area can also
cause an asphyxiation hazard (when the vapours displace the oxygen
in the air). Without oxygen in the air, death can occur.
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Flammable liquids can strip away natural oils in the skin, leaving the
skin vulnerable to irritation, infection and chronic skin problems.
The vapours of flammable liquids will ignite only when their percentage
falls within a certain range of air by volume (Flammability range). If the
vapour to air ratio is within this limit and an ignition source is present a
fire or explosion will occur. Gasoline has a flammability range of 1.4
and 7.6 percent vapour in air by volume.
When temperatures rise, the vapour process may accelerate and
cause too much pressure to build up in the container; vapour may
vent/release from the container as a result. If this gas builds up in an
enclosed, unventilated area it can lead to an explosion. Flammable
gases will explode where the correct fuel and air ratio have been
allowed to mix intimately before ignition. This allows the combustion
reaction process to proceed very rapidly without being delayed by the
need for first mixing.
Flammable liquids have a flash point. This is the lowest temperature at
which a liquid will give off enough vapour to form an ignitable mixture
with air. Flammable liquids will ignite at any temperature above this
point. Gasoline has a flash point of –45 degrees Celsius.
Once ignited, the flames “Flash back”. This means the flames travel
back, through the vapour-air mixture, to the container or source of the
gasoline creating an explosion.
Gasoline and almost all other flammable liquids produce heavier than
air vapours, which can spread considerable distances along the floor
and be ignited by a distant heat, spark or flame.
When flammable liquid containers fail (crack or rupture) due to fire,
contact or impact they are exposed to a type of pressure release
explosion called BLEVE (boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion).
Liquid gases are stored in pressurized containers at temperatures
above their flash point. If the pressure is reduced, such as through
container failure, the liquid will heat causing rapid vapourization and
provide a large liquid to vapour expansion. The pressure relief valve
may not be able to release this large amount of vapour and additional
pressure from the vapour will build up in the container. This pressure
will stress the container and can provide enough energy to produce
fireballs, blasts, projectiles and possible toxic clouds or vapour cloud
explosions.
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Safety Tips
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Ensure that flammable liquid containers are certified and labeled by a
recognized testing agency, such as the Canadian Standards
Association (CSA), or Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL/ULC). Do not
store flammable liquids in glass containers. Metal containers are best,
but approved plastic containers are also available. Approved
containers for portable use and storage will have welded seams, are
vapour proof, with spark or flame arresters, and pressure release
valves or spring closing lids with spout covers. Approved containers
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for bulk storage and dispensing will also have metal ground wiring to
prevent static build-up.
Regularly inspect and maintain containers and dispensing units for
visible product labels, damage, and wear. Ensure the above safety
devices are in place and operational. Bulk Storage and dispensing
drums should also have a safety drip can in place with a fire baffle and
a bonding process and materials for dispensing.
Only fill or dispense flammable liquid containers outdoors.
Make sure flammable liquids are stored and used well away from any
heat source or flame. Locate operating heaters in garages high above
the ground and never smoke around flammable liquids.
When fuelling flammable liquid equipment, fuel outdoors in a well
ventilated area away from combustibles. Avoid activities that could
create an electrical charge while fueling.
Never fuel flammable liquid equipment when the engine is running.
Cool the motor before refueling.
Before starting the motor of your flammable liquid equipment, move the
equipment at least three metres away from the fuelling spot if possible.
This prevents vapours from igniting.
Wear proper protective clothing when handling flammable liquids. Wear
safety goggles, long sleeves and pants, and protective shoes. These
will prevent the possible toxic effects of flammable liquids from harming
the skin.
Do not wash clothes soaked in flammable liquids in the washing
machine. Take them to a dry cleaner.
Dispose of flammable liquid wastes promptly and properly. Throw away
wastes such as used liquids, paper or rags in metal containers with
sealed lids. Empty waste containers at least once a day.
Be careful not to spill flammable liquids and immediately wipe them up
if a spill occurs.
Never use water to extinguish a flammable liquid fire. Water will spread
the liquid while allowing the vapours to continue to burn.
There are three types of extinguishers that may be used for flammable
liquid fires: carbon dioxide, dry chemical and halon. Have a Type B fire
extinguisher immediately available in case of fire. Follow the
manufacturer’s operating instructions.
At the Mobile Equipment Refill Station: Gasoline and Diesel
• You must turn off your vehicle’s engine when refuelling; no smoking.
• Use only the refuelling latch on the gasoline dispenser nozzle, if there
is one. Do not jam the latch open with an object to hold it open.
• To avoid spills, do not overfill your portable gasoline container or
vehicle gas tank.
• Never fill a portable gasoline container when it is in the vehicle. Always
place the container on the ground first.
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In addition:
• Discharge any static electricity by touching metal on the outside of the
vehicle away from the filling point before inserting and removing the
nozzle from your vehicle.
• If a fire starts while you are refuelling the vehicle or a container, don’t
remove the nozzle from fill point or try to stop the flow of the gasoline.
Leave the area immediately and call for help.
• After pumping gasoline, leave the nozzle in the tank opening for a few
seconds to avoid drips when you remove it.
• Do not wash gasoline soaked clothes in the washing machine. Hang
them outdoors to deplete the gasoline vapours.
• Never siphon gasoline by mouth. Use flammable devices carefully and
follow the manufacturer’s directions. A drop of gasoline in the lungs can
cause fatal chemical pneumonia.
Spill Containment and Reporting Procedure Summary
Full Procedure found in Section Seven Emergency Response Program
If a serious injury has occurred as a result of the spill, tend to the injured worker first.
When a spill is identified, take immediate action to contain the spill by:
• Stopping the source,
- turn off valves, emergency shut off switches, fasten lids, straighten
overturned tank or container;
• Minimizing the extent of the contaminated area,
- create dikes, trenches, build dams and use absorbent material from spill kit;
• Recovering the spilled material,
- use absorbent material from your spill kit and prepare for disposal.
Ensure you have the appropriate personal protective equipment when working with spills
(safety goggles, impervious gloves, etc.).
For large spills, evacuate the area within 300 metres for gasoline and 100 metres for other
fuels.
Report spills immediately to the onsite supervisor and/or the Ministry of the Environment
and Energy Spills Action Centre at 1-800-268-6060. A written report may be necessary at a
later date.
Spills that have the potential to:
• impair water, air or land quality;
• injure, damage or cause harm to property, plants, animals or humans;
• impair safety, enjoyment of use of property or interfere with normal conduct
of business;
by law MUST be reported. IF IN DOUBT, REPORT IT!
Regardless if the spill is reported, no one is exempt from the obligation to adequately
address the containment and clean up of any spillage of a toxic substance.
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The most effective action required will depend on the spilled material type, the time of year,
amount spilled and the land-use purpose of the area.
Focus on the main priority of public and personal safety by eliminating all sources of
ignition in the area.
Dispose of waste at a Ministry of Environment and Energy approved dump site.
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STANDARD
MSD-susceptible tasks are to be identified and assessed for risks, and effective controls are to be
implemented and then evaluated.
LEGISLATION
Although there are no specific sections under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) or the
Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE) that make it mandatory for employers to implement a
musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention program for workers, the manual nature of many tasks in the
forest industry results in a large number of MSDs every year. It is therefore a reasonable precaution for
employers and supervisors to implement a MSD prevention program.
Section
Summary
OH&S Act
25(2)(h)
Employers are required to take every reasonable precaution for worker safety.
OH&S Act
27(2)(c)
Supervisors are required to take every reasonable precaution for worker safety.
OH&S Act 28
Workers are to work safely and use the proper personal protective equipment for the job.
RIE 45
Materials are to be lifted, carried and moved in such a way as not to endanger the safety
of any worker.
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LEADING PRACTICES
1. The fact that many workers in the forestry industry have been doing the same manual tasks for a
number of years has led to a significant number of MSDs Encouraging these workers to try
alternative work (job rotation or job enlargement) may lead to resistance, as they feel that they are
being penalized in some way. Explaining the following reasons for job rotation or enlargement
may help companies to overcome this resistance:
i. reduction in MSDs;
ii. reducing the monotony of the job (inattention may lead to substandard acts);
iii. more versatility (therefore more employable as competency develops in multiple
tasks);
iv. greater appreciation of the tasks that others perform (understanding that there
may be ways to help others perform their tasks more safely and efficiently if the
worker has also done these other tasks).
2. It is recommended that all tasks in the workplace with the potential to cause MSDs be listed on a
form such as the one shown in Appendix B. The Worker Discomfort Form and the Task
Observation Form has been used to identify potential tasks.
3. After controls have been implemented, they should be evaluated as documented on the form
shown in Controls that prove to be ineffective should be replaced with other, more effective
controls. This is a constant evaluation process.
4. The Ministry of Labour enforces Ontario’s labour laws, including the Occupational Health and
Safety Act (OH&S Act).. For more information, please see MOL web site
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/2006/06-13.html
RESOURCES
The musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention guideline for Ontario describes a recommended
framework for employers and workers to prevent MSDs. The accompanying MSD prevention resource
manual contains information on implementing the process described in the guideline, understanding and
recognizing MSD hazards, risk assessment and hazard controls. Electronic copies of these documents are
other resources are available from the WSIB website, at
WWW.WSIB.ON.CA/WSIB/WSIBSITE.NSF/PUBLIC/PREVENTMSD.
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Physical Demands Analysis Work Sheet
A Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) helps integrate general principles of MSD-type injury prevention
with the specific activities of a job. A PDA can serve as a training aid, be used as a standard for
workplace inspections and incident investigations, and help with an early and safe return to work plan.
A PDA describes the particular job requirements and working environment. Some of the evaluation will
focus on the movements required to complete the task, and the frequency, forces or loads involved. It
details how a job is performed from the standpoint of body movements and the working environment.
Each basic step of a job is examined to identify potential hazards and to determine the safest way to deal
with them.
A completed PDA can be a chart or a written summary and should contain the following information:
• Tasks: a list of the physical duties associated with the job being analyzed.
• Summary: a general description of required physical movements such as stretching, bending,
gripping and lifting, as well as the various physical postures involved. The summary should also
include a general description of job-design factors such as shift schedules, the number of workers
performing the same task or job, lunch and break periods, and job rotation intervals, if any.
• Demands Checklist: a step-by-step analysis of the demands the work places on the worker’s
hands, wrists, arms and back, as well as posture demands, aspects of tool design, work methods,
and any abnormal working conditions. Recommendations for improvements can be noted in each
section of the checklist.
The first step in the development of a PDA is to familiarize yourself with the job you are analyzing. Stand
back and watch the person work for a few minutes, looking for the range of physical movements the
worker is required to use in order to do the work. After this period of observation, approach the worker
and ask him or her a few questions about the job, such as if and when they get tired or have difficulty
doing any particular part of the job, if they experience any aches or pains that they feel are related to the
work they do, and what they would suggest if they could improve the way their work is done.
This PDA is in a chart form/checklist and allows an area for discussion. This PDA focuses on four areas
(strength, mobility, work environment, posture/joint position and dexterity), which are the main areas of
concern for most MSDs. It is generally a good practice to attach to the completed PDA the purpose of the
task, a job description, job-design factors such as shift schedules, the number of workers performing the
same task or job, lunch and break periods, job rotation intervals, if any, and PPE required.
• Demands: the task or position you are evaluating
• Checked if Performed: √ if while doing evaluation this task was observed
• Usual Weight: √ the appropriate category
• Frequency: √ the appropriate category (please note that the definitions are in the footnotes)
• Discussion (required or essential): this section allows for any recommendations, comments or
other relevant information, as well as classifying the job as required or essential (the definitions
can be found at the top of the first page)
• Possible Recommendations: this section outlines some possible recommendations to correct the
issue
• Controls in Place: this section allows for an expansion of controls currently in place to address
these concerns (for example: job rotation, job enlargement, tool/equipment modifications)
• Worker Recommendations: include any recommendations that the workers might have as they
are the ones performing the job and it allows them to feel part of the process
• Supervisors/Management Recommendations: include any recommendations that they might
have.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS WORK SHEET
FIRM NAME:
DATE:
JOB TITLE:
HOURS OF WORK:
TIME OF DAY WHEN
CONCERN HAPPENS:
MAIN CONCERN:
Essential – A task that must be completed by the worker in order for the job objective to be fulfilled
Non-Essential – A task is not performed on a regular basis OR the objective can still be completed if the task is removed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS – FORCE
DEMANDS
Check if
Performed
1-20
Usual Weight (lb)
20-50 >50
MAX
N
S
Frequency
0
F
C
DISCUSSION
(Essential or Non-Essential)
Lifting/Lowering
(floor to work area)
Lifting/Lowering
(above shoulder)
Carrying
Pushing
(waist or shoulder level)
Pulling
(waist or shoulder level)
Possible Recommendations:
□ Add Another Lifter
□ Reduce Load Lift
□ Add handles
□ Use Scissor Lift
□ Use Mechanical Aid
□ Automate Job
□ Raise Load off Floor
□ Use Power Lift
□ Training
Note: N = Never S = Seldom O = Often F = Frequent C = Constant
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□ Lower Load to Shoulders
□ Change Layout
□ Use Lazy Susan
□ Redesigned Package
□ Use Tilted Surface
□ Adjustable Stands
□ Chutes and Hoppers
□ Smaller Lot Size
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS – WORK ENVIRONMENT
DEMANDS
Check if
Performed
N
Frequency
S
0
F
DISCUSSION
(Essential or Non-Essential)
C
Congested Worksite or
Locations
Conditions of Working or
Walking Surfaces (level?
clear?)
Location of Work
Condition of Stairs/Ramps
Possible Recommendations:
□ Dampen Vibration
□ Better Maintenance
□ Work Load Balance
□ Task lighting
□ Eliminate Task
□ Job Rotation
□ Training
□ Exercise Break
□ Video Tape Analysis
□ Motion Analysis Study
PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS – MOBILITY
DEMANDS
Check if
Performed
N
Frequency
S
0
F
DISCUSSION
(Essential or Non-Essential)
C
Sitting
Standing
Walking
Twisting
Bending (at waist)
Crouching (bend knees)
Climbing
(indicate ladder or stairs)
Balancing
Crawling
Awkward Positions
Possible Recommendations:
□ Add Foot Rest
□ Use Anti-Fatigue Mats
□ Tilted Work Surface
□ Adjustable Chair
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□ Use Cushioned Insoles
□ Better Stool/Chair
□ Sit-Stand Stool
□ Reduce Surface Size
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS – DEXTERITY
DEMANDS
Check if
Performed
N
Frequency
S
0
F
C
DISCUSSION
(Essential or Non-Essential)
Reaching
Level
Above or Below Shoulder
To the side
Fingering
(i.e. typing)
Handling
Gripping
Pinch
Hook
Screw or Turn
Cut
Eye/Hand Coordination
Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination
Possible Recommendations:
□ Use Power Grip
□ Improve Heights
□ Redesign Job
□ Supply Smaller Tools
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□ Adjustable Work Height □ Reduced Weight
□ Supply Larger Tools
□ Modify Tool Handle
□ Align Work Heights
□ Use Torque Bar
□ Use Lighter Tool
□ Supply Gloves
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS – POSTURE/JOINT POSITION REQUIRED
DEMANDS
Neck Position
Flexion
(bend downward)
Extension
(bend upward)
Rotation
(looking to the side)
Shoulder Joint
Flexion
(arm brought in front)
Extension
(arm brought behind)
Abduction
(arm brought out to the side)
Wrist
Flexion
(bend forward)
Extension
(bend backward)
Ulnar Deviation
(to the little finger side)
Radial Deviation
(to the thumb side)
Pronation
(palm down)
Supination
(palm up)
Back
Flexion
(bend forward)
Extension
(bend backward)
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Check if
Present
N
Frequency
S
0
F
C
DISCUSSION
(Essential or Non-Essential)
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS – POSTURE/JOINT POSITION REQUIRED (continued)
Rotation
(twisting to side)
Lateral Bend
(bending to the side)
Straight
Possible Recommendations:
□ Power tool
□ Different Tool
□ Angled Tool Grip
□ Titled Work Surface
□ Better Gloves
□ Mechanical Assisted
□ Improved Tool
□ Grip Wrap
□ Fixture for Tool
□ Layout changes
□ Automated Job
□ Bend Tool Handles
□ Work Methods
□ Fixture for Product
□ Arm Supports
□ Counter Balanced Tool
□ Counter Balanced Arm
CONTROLS IN PLACE:
WORKER RECOMMENDATIONS:
SUPERVISOR/
MANAGEMENT
RECOMMENDATIONS:
Possible Recommendations:
□ Dampen Vibration
□ Motion Analysis Study
□ Reduce Workload
□ Better Maintenance
□ Eliminate Task
□ Work Load Balance
□ Task Lighting
□ More Frequent, Shorter Rest Breaks
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□ Training
□ Job Rotation
□ Video Tape Analysis
□ Exercise Breaks
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Appendix F: Worker Discomfort Form
This tool can be used to help employers track the areas in which workers feel pain and discomfort. This
is an excellent tool to assess areas in which ergonomic intervention may be necessary.
To use this tool, have the worker indicate on the diagram the type of pain he or she experiences.
Please note: There is sometimes more then one form of pain. If this is the case, have the worker
indicate both types.
Use the symbols below to indicate the type and location of your sensations.
Burning: XXXX
Numbness: = = = =
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Pins and Needles: 0000
Stabbing: ////
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Task Observation Form
Task: _________________________ Observer:_________________________ Date: ______________
Issue
Yes
No
Comments
Is a significant amount of force required to
perform this task? (while lifting, pulling,
pushing)
Does the task require a significant amount of
abnormal body positions? (for example:
bending, flexing)
Does the task require a significant number of
repetitions? (several times a minute)
Is this task carried out for a significant part of
the shift?
Do people performing the task appear to be
experiencing any discomfort? (for example:
rubbing parts of their body, grimacing)
Would better lighting improve the performance
of this task?
Are there any obstructions in the way of people
performing this task?
Are there obvious simple changes that could be
made to reduce the risks associated with this
task?
Have any workers performing this task
indicated discomfort in the past?
Have workers performing the task made
suggestions for improvement in the past?
Note: The purpose of this form is to act as a screening tool in the selection of the tasks that warrant further
assessment to determine methods of preventing MSDs. The number of “Yes” responses is proportional to
the urgency required for the assessment of the task.
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Susceptible Tasks Summary Form
Dates
Task
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PDA
Performed
Controls
Implemented
Controls
Options
Controls
Implemented
Evaluated
Evaluated
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Other
Training
Administrative
Anti-fatigue Mats
Task/Workstation
Modification
Equipment/Tool
Modification
Task
Job Rotation/Enlargement
Appendix C: Potential Controls Form
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Appendix D: Implemented Controls Evaluation Form
Evaluation Completed by: __________________________ Date:
__________________
Implemented
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Not Effective
Task
Somewhat Effective
Control(s)
Very Effective
Evaluation
Comments
(Rationale for
evaluation and
suggestions for
improvement)
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Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
2003ISSUE DATE:05-29
REPLACES DATE:
08/03/10
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
BOARD EDGER
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
Sedentary
Physical Demand
Mobility
X
X
Walking
Carrying
X
Twisting
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9431
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
Frequency
Sitting
Standing
Running
Climbing
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
X Medium
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Breaks only
X On wooden floor
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Not observed
A steady shift of weight between the legs, one step
back and forth as moves with the boards
Not observed
Stairs to workstation, stairs to out feed conveyor
used if jam up
Infeed rollers waist height
If jam up in out feed
If jam up in feed
Not observed
Slightly as reaches for boards on the left and pulls
them onto infeed rollers, holds toggle switch on belt
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Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
2003-05ISSUE DATE:29
REPLACES DATE:
08/03/10
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
BULL EDGER
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
Physical Demand
Walking
Carrying
Climbing
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Medium
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9431
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
X
X
X
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Frequency
Never/Rare
0-10%
Mobility
Sitting
Standing
Running
X Light
Sedentary
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Option to sit or stand while operating controls,
steady movement from infeed to outfeed makes
standing more convenient for operators, non
ergonomic chair 65 cm high, control panel 95 cm
high,
Anti fatigue matting at workstation
Not observed
To clear up minor jams at outfeed waterfall, to un
jam any cants at the infeed, 5 m across workstation
Saws up and down filing room stairs once a day
Stairs to filing room, over conveyors/chains to get
to cant infeed, series of stairs and catwalks to get
to workstation
To clear minor jams at waterfall
To change saws
To change saws
Not observed
To changes saws, clear minor jams at waterfall
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Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
2003-05-29
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
ISSUE DATE:
REPLACES DATE:
08/03/10
DEBARKER OPERATOR
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Shifts per Week
5
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9434
X Medium
Sedentary
Light
Heavy
Very Heavy
Exertion Level
Generally a light job, but forces required to move jammed logs with cant hooks class the job as medium.
Physical Demand
Mobility
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Comments
X
Sitting
Standing
Running
X
Walking
Carrying
X
X
X
X
Climbing
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Occasional
11-33%
Never/Rare
0-10%
Frequency
X
X
X
X
X
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Chair 66cm high, not ergonomic, has arm rests
block to put feet on, control panels slated towards
operator 87 cm from floor on lowest side.
To pull tags
Not observed
From operators booth to log deck, every 15 logs or
if jamups, distance 20 m
Stairs to operators booth, over infeed chains on log
deck
To pull tags, to lean forward for a better view of
debarking operations
To pull tags
To pull tags
Not observed
To pull tags, to unjam logs
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Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
2003-05ISSUE DATE:29
REPLACES DATE:
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
FILER
08/03/10
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
3-Days, 1- Afternoons
Sedentary
Physical Demand
Walking
Carrying
Climbing
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Medium
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
7383
X Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Frequency
Never/Rare
0-10%
Mobility
Sitting
Standing
Running
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
During breaks
Swedging and shaping, grinding, saw inspection
Not observed
Transporting saws, around filing room, wooden
floor, entire floor angled
Saws, tools
Steps to filing room, step up to inspection bench
To inspect saws bench 97 cm from step, to inspect
progress when grinding saw top 93 cm from floor,
Resaw top 93cm from floor, changing tips on
circular saws, sweeping and shoveling
To inspect/fix bandsaws
To inspect/fix bandsaws, changing bandsaw
guides
Underneath bandsaws on grinder
Changing saws
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Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE:
08/03/10
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
HARDWOOD GRADER
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
2
Sedentary
Physical Demand
Walking
X
Carrying
Climbing
X
X
X
or
X
X
X
X
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Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9436
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
X
X
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
Mobility
X
Twisting
X Medium
Frequency
Sitting
Standing
Running
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Shifts per Week
5
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
X
Breaks only
Wood platform with anti fatigue matting
May run down the line to grade a missed board 3m
Along line to straighten/grade boards 3m, constant
weight shifting without travel when grading
Straightening boards, Reject boards to waste
conveyors
Step to workstation
Grading chains located 81 cm high- height
dependant
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
As the chains move the boards the body may twist
with it depending on the speed of the grader, when
pulling boards into return belt
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Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE:
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
RESAW OPERATOR
08/03/10
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
Sedentary
Physical Demand
Standing
Running
X
Mobility
X
Climbing
X
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
X
X
X
X
X
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Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9431
X Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
X
X
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
X
Twisting
Medium
Frequency
Sitting
Walking
Carrying
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
During breaks
Anti-fatigue matting on left infeed area but not on
right side
Not observed
A constant weight shift back and forth with a few
steps as operator moves from one side to the other
Boards from infeed chains to waste conveyors
Up and over chain conveyors to get to workstation
three 18cm steps, up onto chains to clear jam ups
When on chains bend to clear jam ups, rollers 92
cm high, first roller on right infeed 85cm
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
To maneuver body from left back to the right infeed
area while pulling lumber from the right, when
working control panel above head on right side
while reaching across body with left hand to pull
boards
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE:
DEPARTMENT: Sawmill
POSITION:
SAWYER
08/03/10
REVIEWED BY:
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
2
X Sedentary
Physical Demand
Medium
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9431
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
X
X
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Frequency
Never/Rare
0-10%
Mobility
Sitting
Standing
Running
Walking
Carrying
Climbing
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Ergonomic chair
To change saws
Not observed
To and from sawyers shack to change saws etc.
Small saw change tools
Over carriage area to change saws
To change saws
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-08-06
REPLACES DATE: N/A
DEPARTMENT:
Sawmill
POSITION:
TRIMMER HELPER
AUTHOR: M. Ward
REVIEWED BY:
08/03/10
WORKERSUPERVISOR- Brad McGonegal
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
Sedentary
Physical Demand
X
Mobility
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9431
Heavy
Very Heavy
Constant
>66%
Comments
Not possible while working
X No matting available at this time
X
X
X
Walking
Carrying
Climbing
Frequent
34-66%
Frequency
Never/Rare
0-10%
Sitting
Standing
Running
X Medium
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
X
X
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Not observed. Potentially hazardous activity
1-5m to straighten boards/dispose of boards.
Retrieve boards that become jammed on chains.
Boards to waste conveyors.
Stairs to workstation. Sometimes must climb onto
chains to retrieve jammed boards.
Occasional bending at waist when positioning
boards, or disposing of them.
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
During removal of boards to waste conveyors.
Becomes pronounced when reaching for boards
with pike.
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-08-07
REPLACES DATE: 2003-05-29
DEPARTMENT:
Sawmill
POSITION:
TRIMMER OPERATOR
08/03/10
AUTHOR: M. Ward
REVIEWED BY:
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
2 with 1 trimmer helper
Sedentary
Physical Demand
Mobility
X
X
Climbing
X
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
9431
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
Frequency
Sitting
Standing
Running
Walking
Carrying
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
X Medium
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
Not possible while working
X No matting available at this time
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Not observed. Potentially hazardous activity
1m to straighten boards/dispose of boards
Boards to waste conveyors.
Stairs to workstation. Sometimes must climb onto
chains to retrieve jammed boards.
Occasional bending at waist when positioning
boards.
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
During removal of boards to waste conveyors
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE: 2002-08-16
08/03/10
DEPARTMENT: Lumber Yard/Sawmill
POSITION:
JANITOR/ CLEANUP
REVIEWED BY:
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
X Light
Sedentary
X
Standing
Running
X
X
X
X
Carrying
Climbing
X
Bending
Crouching
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
6663
Heavy
Very Heavy
Constant
>66%
Comments
X
Walking
Mobility
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
Sitting
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Medium
Frequency
Physical Demand
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
If a convenient position to clean in and on breaks
Sweeping, dusting, wiping down, general cleaning,
surfaces include concrete, linoleum, wood
Not observed
Moving while cleaning, and to each area in the mill
to be cleaned, through dryline (mostly clear
concrete), sawmill (wood floors, lots of dust, stairs),
across yard (often uneven ground)
Brooms, other cleaning necessities short distances,
each area has storage cupboard for supplies
Stairs to get to sawmill lunchroom, T&R boardroom,
Sweeping, wiping waist height surfaces, cleaning
under tables
Cleaning under desks, low surfaces
If cleaning low surfaces for an extended period of
time
Not Observed
Sweeping stairs, cleaning other hard to reach areas
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE: 2002-08-16
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
POSITION:
ELECTRICIAN
08/03/10
REVIEWED BY:
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
X
X
Climbing
Bending
X
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
X
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
7242
Heavy
Very Heavy
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
X
X
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Comments
X
Sitting
Mobility
Medium
Frequency
Physical Demand
Standing
Running
Walking
Carrying
X Light
Sedentary
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
Reading, shift change over briefing, meetings
Generally work area requires standing, extended
periods of time, concrete floors
Only in emergencies
Around yard to work sites
Tool pouch, parts to work sites
Stairs and ladders to get to work areas, using
ladders to change bulbs/ballasts
Most work sites not ideal heights, require bending
Short periods of time for maintenance work,
installations less often but for longer time periods
Some work sites
Under chains etc, to get to work sites
Reaching from work location to tools, often twisting
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE: 2002-08-16
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
GENERAL EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR (GEO)
POSITION:
08/03/10
REVIEWED BY:
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
X Light
Sedentary
Physical Demand
Mobility
X
X
Walking
X
Carrying
Climbing
X
X
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
X
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
7421
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
Constant
>66%
Frequent
34-66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
X
Sitting
Standing
Running
Medium
Frequency
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
To operate machinery, most non ergonomic chairs,
more sitting in summer then winter
In yard, on grass, concrete, slippery surfaces in
winter
Not observed
To operate smaller machinery lawn mower, weedwacker, carts etc.
Yard debris as cleans up, cants and wood butts
from sawmill, crossers etc.
Into and out of machinery, few stairs
Shoveling and while in machinery to keep a clear
line of vision with load, down hills leaning forwards
results, to pick up yard debris, bending at waist to
ground (90degrees )half of the time other half only
a leaning (45degrees)
To clean yard
To clean yard
Not observed
Shoveling snow/sawdust, observing behind
machinery when backing up
SECTION 17 – MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD) PREVENTION PROGRAM
Physical Demands Analysis
Boniferro Mill Works
ISSUE DATE: 2003-05-29
REPLACES DATE: 2002-08-16
08/03/10
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
POSITION:
MACHINIST
REVIEWED BY:
WORKERSUPERVISOR-
Work Schedule
Monday to Friday
Hours per Shift
8
Rotation Interval
N/A
# Workers doing same Job per shift
1
Sedentary
Mobility
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Breaks per Shift
2-10 min, 1-30 min
Hours per Week
40
NOC #
7231
Heavy
Very Heavy
Comments
Constant
>66%
Never/Rare
0-10%
X
Sitting
Bending
Crouching
Kneeling
Crawling
Twisting
Frequent
34-66%
Frequency
Physical Demand
Standing
Running
Walking
Carrying
Climbing
X Medium
Light
Occasional
11-33%
Exertion Level
Shifts per Week
5
Lathe on automatic feed
To adjust and operate lathe, wrinkled anti fatigue
matting or concrete surface
Not observed
Around machine shop for parts/tools
Parts and tools to lathe area
Small ledges to enter other rooms
Over lathe to set up, pick up tools, parts, scarp on
floor
Not observed
Not observed
Not observed
When setting up lathe
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM
JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Note: This section applies only to firms with 20 or more employees.
STANDARD
Where a JHSC is required by the OH&S Act, all members are to receive documented training in
planned workplace inspection, incident investigation and the OH&S Act and Regulations, and at
least two members are to be certified.
LEGISLATION
In workplaces with at least 20 workers or where designated substances are present, the OH&S Act
requires the establishment of a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). The JHSC also has an
obligation to perform specific duties as summarized below:
Section
9(2)
Summary
When a JHSC is required.
9(3.2)
Designation of JHSC worker member to inspect workplace.
9(6-8)
Composition of committee (at least 2 members for workplaces with 20 to 49 workers
and at least 4 members for workplaces with 50 or more workers).
9(12)
Certified members required.
9(18)
Powers of JHSC members to:
9(18)(a)
Identify hazards,
9(18)(b)(c)
Make recommendations,
9(18)(d)(e)
Obtain information, and
9(18)(f)
Be consulted about, and present at, any health and safety testing.
9(19)
Worker member present during health and safety testing.
9(20)
Written recommendations to employer.
9(22)
Minutes of JHSC meetings to be kept.
9(23-29)
Workplace inspections.
9(31)
JHSC member to investigate critical injury/fatality.
9(32)
Posting of names and work locations of JHSC members.
9(33)
JHSC meeting frequency, at least once every three months.
9(34)
Entitlement to time from work.
9(35-36)
Entitlement to be paid.
25(2)(e)
Employer to assist the JHSC.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
Section
25(2)(l)
Summary
Employer to provide JHSC with report respecting health and safety.
39(2)(b)
Assessment of hazardous material to be made available to JHSC.
42(2)(3)
JHSC to be consulted on hazardous material/physical agent(s) training for workers.
43(4)
JHSC worker member to attend work refusal.
45(1-9)
Bilateral work stoppage.
47(1-7)
Unilateral work stoppage.
48(1-2)
JHSC certified member to investigate dangerous circumstance.
51(1)
Employer to advise JHSC of critical injury/fatality at workplace.
54(3)
JHSC worker member to accompany MOL inspector.
57(10)
MOL inspector order(s) to be provided to JHSC.
62(5)
No person shall interfere with a JHSC or a committee member.
63
Confidentiality of certain information.
65
Immunity for JHSC members.
The following requirement is contained in the Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE).
Section
7
Summary
Pre-Start Review reports to be provided to JHSC.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
MANAGEMENT PARTICIPATION
Manager
•
•
•
•
•
Attends Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings
Conducts health and safety audits of the plant twice yearly
Reviews all accidents and incidents, and signs and comments on every investigation form
Participates in formal training
Attends safety meetings and actively participates when available
Supervisor
•
•
•
Reviews monthly health and safety inspections along with the health and safety
representative
Ensures the appropriate follow-up is completed for all substandard conditions in a timely
manner
Investigates all accidents and incidents and ensures that all substandard acts and conditions
are corrected according to priority of risk (A-B-C).
JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Introduction
Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act is built upon the principle that employees and
employers must act together to ensure a healthy and safe workplace environment.
The goal is to be achieved through the work of HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES and
the JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE.
Roles and Responsibilites of the Joint Health and Safety Committee Members
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Identify workplace hazards
Inspect the department at least once a month
Be consulted about any workplace testing
Make recommendations to the supervisor
Advise the health and safety committee member of progress regarding health and safety
concerns and unresolved issues.
Investigate work refusals and serious accidents
Accompany Ministry of Labour Inspector on all inspections and investigations (certified
member)
Attend meetings regularly (if unable to attend, ensure the alternate is available)
Ensure that activities to be followed-up are completed prior to the meeting
Listen to concerns and suggestions from teammates and ensure that they are referred to
management or to the committee, as appropriate
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
•
•
•
•
Attend health and safety training
Attend work refusal situations
Participate in investigations for critical injuries and as requested by management
Attend the start of any safety or hygiene testing
Dealing with Worker Complaints
It is the duty of all workers to report any hazard or contravention of the Act and Regulations to
management. If the matter is not resolved, a worker should then refer it to a member of the Joint
Health and Safety Committee. The committee member should then ask the supervisor who is
responsible for that department to take part in resolving the problem.
The committee member then informs the worker who initially reported the concern once a decision
or recommendation has been reached.
Committee Meeting Procedure
1. Co-chairpersons (1 worker, 1 management), alternate chairing the meeting each month
2. The secretary or designate will prepare the agenda.
3. Members are asked to give notice if they wish to submit items for the meeting.
4. Concerns are brought from the workers and safety meetings (those concerns for which remedial
actions have not been taken or require the committee to look into the matter further).
5. The committee makes recommendations based on the concerns or hazards and management will
be notified to take remedial action.
6. Issues that require further study or a significant expenditure will be sent in writing to the Manager.
A written response will be given to the committee within 21 days.
7. The committee also reviews the inspections and follow-up progress, as well as accident
investigations and corrective actions.
8. Accident statistics, noise level testing, hygiene monitoring results and recommendations are a
part of the mandate of the joint health and safety committee.
9. Remedial actions to be taken are assigned to individuals during the meeting. The person
assigned is responsible for the follow-up and reporting for the next meeting.
Recording of Minutes
Minutes must be recorded and made available for review by Ministry of Labour Inspector. Member’s
names should be used for attendance purposes only. The minutes should be signed by the cochairpersons and posted on all the health and safety bulletin board. Committee members will also
receive a copy of the minutes.
Results of specific audits, hygiene surveys, Ministry of Labour or other inspections, and updates on
program activities and progress are given and posted on the safety bulletin board.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
Selection of Health and Safety Committee Members
Workers will elect one (1) representative to sit on the joint health and safety committee and one (1)
alternate to attend the meeting in their absence.
The manager will appoint one (1) management representative to sit on the committee. An alternate
will also be selected.
Duties of Committee Members
Role of the co-chair persons
•
•
•
•
Alternate chairing the meetings
Start the meeting on time and keep on track
Bring all issues to a conclusion reaching a consensus
Ensure that all members have an opportunity to contribute
Role of the Secretary
•
•
•
•
•
•
Record the minutes
Keep records of all the committee’s activities
Compile the agenda
Notify the committee members of the meeting times and location
Circulate the minutes promptly (within a week)
INTERNAL RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM
Handling Health and Safety Concerns
1. Worker reports a health and safety concern or hazard to their supervisor. The supervisor
examines the concern or hazard, resolves the issue and advises the worker.
2. After a reasonable of time has passed and the problem has not been resolved, the worker
contacts a worker joint health and safety committee member who addresses the problem
with the leader and the problem is resolved.
3. If the worker is not satisfied with the results or the issue is still not resolved, the worker
member advises the joint health and safety committee of the issue in writing.
4. The joint health and safety committee discusses the issue at their meeting.
5. The committee may either appoint a member to examine the problem further and report
back to the committee, or makes a recommendation to the mill manager in writing, or the
committee resolves the issue at the meeting and reports back to the worker who reported
the concern.
6. If a recommendation is made to the manager in writing, the manager has 21 days to respond
in writing to the joint health and safety committee.
7. If the issue is still unresolved, the Ministry of Labour inspector will be called in to settle the
problem.
a. If the issue in dispute involves a contravention of the Act, the inspector will issue an
order with a time limit. Boniferro Mill Works must comply. The order can be appealed.
b. If the issue is not a contravention of the Act, the inspector may suggest a solution or
a compromise, which is not legally binding.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
REFUSAL TO WORK WHERE HEALTH OR SAFETY ARE IN DANGER
The right to refuse to work may be exercised by an employee who has reason to believe that:
a) that the physical condition of the work place is likely to endanger them;
b) that any machine they are to use or place they are to work in is in contravention of the Act and is
therefore likely to endanger themselves or another employee.
Procedures
Upon refusing to work, the employee immediately reports the circumstances of the refusal to the
supervisor.
The supervisor will immediately investigate the report in the presence of the employee and the
Health and Safety Committee representative.
If the case is resolved, the employee will return to work.
If the employee is not satisfied with the results of the investigation and has reasonable grounds to
believe that the conditions are still dangerous, the employee could continue to refuse to work.
The worker must remain in a safe place near his workstation unless he is assigned to reasonable
alternative work. Another employee may be assigned to work the machine, etc. which the first
worker has refused, provided he is informed of the first worker's refusal to work and the reason. Do
not send the worker home! The Certified Representative will then contact the other Certified
Member (Management or worker) to resolve the problem.
The supervisor will then immediately notify the Manager in order that the circumstances can be
reviewed once more.
If there still is a disagreement and the employee continues to refuse, the Certified Representatives
will notify the Ministry of Labour so that an inspector can investigate the refusal to work in the
presence of the employer, the employee and the Certified Health and Safety representatives.
The inspector decides whether there is a risk and gives a decision in writing to the employer the
employee and the representatives.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
HAZARD REPORTING PROCEDURE
WORKER:
Reports concern or
hazard to supervisor.
SUPERVISOR:
Examines concern or
hazard.
Advises
Resolves
worker.
Worker contacts
Addresses
Problem
Advises
Health & Safety
problem
resolved.
worker.
Problem unresolved
after a reasonable
If problem still
Health & Safety Rep.
Advises Health & Safety
Committee member in
writing.
Joint Health &
Safety Committee
Appoints
Makes
Resolves concerns
member to
recommendation to
at meeting
Management has
21 days to respond
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
DANGEROUS CIRCUMSTANCES
Section 44 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act defines dangerous circumstances as:
(1) a provision of this Act or the regulations is being contravened;
(2) the contravention poses a danger or a hazard to a worker; and
(3) the danger or hazard is such that any delay in controlling it may seriously endanger a worker.
* ALL THREE OF THESE CONDITIONS MUST SIMULTANEOUSLY EXIST BEFORE THERE
ARE DANGEROUS CIRCUMSTANCES.
Complaints Concerning Dangerous Circumstances
- A complaint from anyone that dangerous circumstances exist must be immediately reported to a
supervisor.
- If complaint is unresolved - certified member must be notified.
- Certified member will investigate immediately and thoroughly.
- If dangerous circumstances exist - they must be eliminated or controlled.
- Supervisor must take appropriate corrective action.
- If supervisor disagrees that dangerous circumstances exist - the opposite certified member is
notified and both investigate.
a) - If certified members agree, then work is stopped and corrective action is taken.
- Certified members will then cancel the stop work order.
b) - If the certified members disagree, the inspector is called in.
- Inspector will give his decision in writing.
- Corrective action is taken if ordered.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
BILATERAL WORK STOPPAGE
Certified member has reason to
believe dangerous circumstances
exist.
Advise supervisor.
Supervisor investigates.
DOES SUPERVISOR AGREE
THAT DANGEROUS
CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST?
NO
Notify opposite certified
member.
YES
Stop work until corrective
action is taken.
DO BOTH CERTIFIED
MEMBERS AGREE?
YES
NO
Stop work.
Call inspector.
Corrective Action.
Written decision.
Certified members cancel
stop work order.
Correct action if ordered.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
UNILATERAL WORK STOPPAGE
Certified Member finds
dangerous circumstances
exist.
Direct employer to Stop work
Supervisor investigates.
NO
DOES SUPERVISOR AGREE
THAT DANGEROUS
CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST?
YES
Stop Work continues.
Corrective action.
Call inspector.
Certified Member cancels
stop work order.
Written decision.
Corrective action or
cancellation of stop
work order.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
REPLY TO MINISTRY OF LABOUR REGARDING ORDERS ISSUED
Boniferro Mill Works is responsible for notifying the Ontario Ministry of Labour of all
measures taken to comply with the directives issued by the Ministry. In order to
ensure that corrective action is taken and a prompt follow-up report is made, the
following procedure is in place:
1. Any orders issued by the MOL inspector is signed by both management and
worker representatives. Copies of the orders are posted on the bulletin boards in
the lunch room and the main office for 14 days (they can be removed after this
timeframe). Copies of the orders are given to the members of the joint health and
safety committee.
2. The supervisor reviews the inspection report with the orders related to his or her
department with the committee member who accompanied the inspector.
3. The supervisor follows through and corrects the substandard act or condition
within the dates given by the inspector. When corrective measures can’t be
completed in the timeframe given, the manager will contact the MOL and advise
the inspector of the circumstance. This will be documented in writing.
4. When the corrective actions are completed, the follow-up report form left by the
MOL must be signed by the worker and management reps. and the report may
be faxed to the MOL by the administration. A copy of this will be attached to the
original order and posted for 14 days and given to the joint health and safety
committee. After the fourteen days of posting, the original will be forwarded to
administration for filing.
5. When corrective measures cannot be taken immediately, temporary immediate
measures are taken to reduce the risk of hazard until more suitable corrections
can be made.
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This will acknowledge that I,____________________________
have read the Boniferro Mill Works Health & Safety Manual, and have been
indoctrinated for the position of
___________________________________________________ .
I understand that I must have a thorough knowledge of, and comply
with the accident prevention policies and procedures contained in this
manual.
Date_____________
Signature_____________________
Signature_____________________
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
MANAGEMENT SAFETY POLICY & PROCEDURES TEST
NAME: _________________________
DATE:
________________
1. Define a “critical injury”.
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
2. Who can be held responsible for infractions of the Occupational Health
and Safety Act?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
3. What are the supervisor’s responsibilities under the Act?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
4. List the steps used in dealing with a work refusal for health and safety
reasons.
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
5. What steps should you take with your department if the evacuation/fire
alarm is initiated?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
6. Name at least one (1) union and one (1) management health & safety
representative.
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
7. What is the purpose of the Accident/Incident Investigation Report?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
8. List the regulations, acts, codes and standards that apply to the worksite
at BMW in regards to health & safety.
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
_______
Answer the following ( multiple choice, true or false).
9. Collar length hair is acceptable to prevent entanglement with any rotating shaft,
spindle, gear, belt or moving chain.
True________
False________
10. It is mandatory to wear fall protection when there is a chance of falling 8 feet.
True ________
False________
11. Before starting any maintenance on equipment, remember to shut it off and use
lockout procedures for that equipment.
True ________
False________
12. You can use water on electrical fires then an extinguisher if needed.
True________
False________
13. To open a disconnect switch, stand to the side opposite the hinges of the panel –
not in front of the panel to prevent possible flash from striking your face.
True________
False________
14. All accident/incident reports must be completed:
a) within 24 hours of the occurrence.
b) when you get the time.
c) when the manager demands it.
15. Late filing charges will be sent to the company if WSIB reports are not received
within:
SECTION 18 – SAFETY PERSONNEL PROGRAM (JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE)
a) 24 hours after the incident
b) 48 hours after it has been reported to the supervisors
c) 72 hours after the company has been notified of an incident
16. Match the WHMIS symbols with the hazard.
1. Flammable/Combustible
2. Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects
3. Oxidizing Material
4. Dangerously Reactive
5. Other Toxic Effects
6. Corrosive
7. Biohazard/Infectious
8. Compressed Gas
17. You have been working in a dusty area and you want to know more about the
untreated wood dust.
(Refer to M.S.D.S. for these questions under Wood Dust)
a) What is the extinguishing media for fire?
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
b) List the SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES:
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
c) Emergency and First Aid procedures are listed for what 3 types of / or areas on
contact. List below.
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
18. Entry into the confined spaces is allowed for maintenance personnel.
True________
False________
19. Ignorance of the safety rules will not be accepted as an excuse for their violation.
True
False
SCORE
_____________________________
Supervisor
____________________________
Date
_____________________________
Manager
____________________________
Date
2009 JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Jim Boniferro
Management
Representative
Gary Wegener
Management
Representative
Diane Cudney
Union
Representative
Ed Charrette
Union
Representative
INTERNAL RESPONSIBILITY SYSTEM
Handling Health and Safety Concerns
9. Worker reports a health and safety concern or hazard to their supervisor.
The supervisor examines the concern or hazard, resolves the issue and
advises the worker.
10. After a reasonable of time has passed and the problem has not been
resolved, the worker contacts a worker joint health and safety committee
member who addresses the problem with the leader and the problem is
resolved.
11. If the worker is not satisfied with the results or the issue is still not
resolved, the worker member advises the joint health and safety
committee of the issue in writing.
12. The joint health and safety committee discusses the issue at their
meeting.
13. The committee may either appoint a member to examine the problem
further and report back to the committee, or makes a recommendation to
the mill manager in writing, or the committee resolves the issue at the
meeting and reports back to the worker who reported the concern.
14. If a recommendation is made to the manager in writing, the manager has
21 days to respond in writing to the joint health and safety committee.
15. If the issue is still unresolved, the Ministry of Labour inspector will be
called in to settle the problem.
a. If the issue in dispute involves a contravention of the Act, the
inspector will issue an order with a time limit. Boniferro Mill Works
must comply. The order can be appealed.
b. If the issue is not a contravention of the Act, the inspector may
suggest a solution or a compromise, which is not legally binding.
SECTION 19 – WORKING ALONE PROGRAM
SECTION 19: WORKING ALONE PROGRAM
STANDARD
Whenever a worker is required to work alone, an appropriate working alone procedure is to be
implemented.
LEGISLATION
Although there is no specific section under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act) or the
Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE) that prohibits a worker from working alone, it is a
reasonable precaution to establish a system for the protection of isolated workers. Employers are required
to provide information and instruction as well as supervision.
Section
Summary
25(2)(a)
Employers are to provide information, instruction and supervision.
25(2)(h)
Employers are required to take every reasonable precaution for worker safety.
27(2)(c)
Supervisors are required to take every reasonable precaution for worker safety.
LEADING PRACTICES:
1. People who are required to work alone may be at risk should something happen to them while
they are alone. The risks depend upon the hazards associated with the job, the length of time the
job is being performed and the remoteness of the job location. It is recommended that a formal
Working Alone Protocol be established when significant risks are involved.
2. The assessment of available communication systems (cell phones, land-based phones, two-way
radio service, satellite phones, etc.) should be carried out for each remote location where workers
may be required to work alone.
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SECTION 19 – WORKING ALONE PROGRAM
Boniferro Mill Works Working Alone Protocol
This protocol is valid from: ________________________ to ______________________
Location of work being done:
Nature of work being done:
Hazards associated with work being done:
Normal duration of work being done:
minutes
hours
days
Normal frequency of work being done:
daily
weekly
monthly
Communication systems in
place:
Yes
Telephone:
Two-way radio:
CB
No
Emergency
No.
Emergency
No.
Emergency
No.
Other (describe)
Action:
Other (describe)
Action:
Special provisions:
Initial contact consists of: Phone Checker Cab at 949-3600
Maximum elapsed time for contact to be made:
Hours:
By signing below, both parties understand the hazards associated with working alone and
the requirements for making contact as indicated above.
Signatures:
____________________________
_____________________________
(Person Authorizing Worker)
(Worker)
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SECTION 19 – WORKING ALONE PROGRAM
Boniferro Mill Works
Working Alone Policy
Working alone in certain circumstances or environments may be unsafe
and requires special arrangements to minimize potential risks of injury. To
work alone means to work at a worksite as the only worker of the employer
or contractor at that worksite, in circumstances where assistance is not
readily available to the worker in the event of injury, ill health or
emergency.”
Management Commitment and Responsibility
Boniferro Mill Works is committed and responsible to provide as safe a work
environment as is reasonably possible for any employees who are required to
work alone.
Employee Commitment and Responsibility
While management is responsible to provide a safe work environment,
employees are also expected to make every effort to assess hazards and to take
steps to avoid unnecessary risks.
Safety Measures
To ensure your safety, the following measures have been implemented:
A working alone call system has been arranged with Checker Cab.
1. Phone: -942-3600- Checker Cab at the beginning of your shift to confirm
what length of time must elapse before it is considered that you are in
need of some help. Tell the operator if you don’t hear from me at a pre
arranged time then it will be assumed that you are in need of help. If you
arrange that you will call every thirty minutes, if you don’t call -942-3600 at that prearranged time. Someone from Checker Cab will contact you to
ensure that you are okay.
2. Carry cell phone with you at all times.
3. Do not enter any area designated as a confined space.
4. Make sure that all doors and windows are secured with appropriate
barriers
5. Public access to the worksite is limited to emergency health officials,
lessees, and contractors. Do not bring your children or friends to work with
you.
6. Make sure at the end of your shift you call -942-3600- to tell them that you
have finished and that are leaving the site.
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SECTION 19 – WORKING ALONE PROGRAM
Working Alone Procedures
Phone Checker Cab and establish a phone back time and adhere to the
schedule or Checker cab will call a supervisor to investigate the lapse in
response from the worker.
Do not empty the garbage after dark.
Phone the police if there is a trespasser on site.
Search and Rescue
a. In the event that any person fails to check in with checker cab within the
designated 30 minute or 1 hour check-in time during the workday, the
supervisor or designated person will immediately attempt to contact the
worker. The supervisor will have to decide if 911 should be called
immediately or not.
b. If no contact is made, the company call in designate representative will
contact the department superintendent or manager to initiate a search for
the missing worker.
c. If no contact is made, the company representative will check with the
worker’s home and if the worker is not there, he or she will advise
immediate family that the worker has missed his check-in.
d. At all times during the search for a worker that has not checked-in, one
person must be designated to remain in radio and telephone contact at
the office. All calls to be recorded with date, time and detail.
e. Upon finding the worker if the worker is okay then the worker will be
disciplined for failing to follow safety protocol as per the collective
agreement.
f. If upon finding the employee the employee is injured then 911 will be
called for emergency help.
Training
This policy will be reviewed and, where necessary, whenever there is a change
of circumstance(s) that may affect the health and safety of Boniferro Mill Works
employees.
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SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
SECTION 20: MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR
HEALTH & SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
STANDARD
All managers and supervisors are to receive documented training so that they are able to fulfill
their health and safety duties and responsibilities under the OH&S Act.
LEGISLATION
Sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act associated with a supervisor’s health and safety
responsibilities include:
Section
Summary
25(2)(c)
When appointing a supervisor, employer to appoint a competent person.
1(1)
“Competent person” means a person qualified because of knowledge, training and
experience to organize the work, familiar with the OH&S Act and Regulations that apply
to the work and aware of any potential or actual hazards in the workplace.
25(2)(d)
Employer to acquaint any person in authority over a worker with any hazard in the work
and in the handling, storage, use, disposal and transport of any article, device, equipment
or potentially hazardous material.
27(1)
Supervisor to ensure that workers work in a manner and with protective devices,
measures and procedures required by the OH&S Act and Regulations.
27(2)
Supervisor to advise a worker of any potential or actual danger to the worker of which
the supervisor is aware, to provide a worker with written procedures for a worker’s
protection, and to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the
protection of a worker.
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SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
LEADING PRACTICES
1. Under the OH&S Act, the employer is ultimately responsible for everything that takes place in the
workplace. While the employer can never shed this responsibility, he or she can delegate authority
to supervisors and managers who then have responsibilities, under Section 27 of the OH&S Act, to
ensure that work is carried out in a safe manner. In order to maintain an effective health and safety
program in the workplace, it is vital that all workplace parties, from the employer down, are
committed to working in a safe and productive manner.
2. Under Section 25(2)(c) of the OH&S Act, an employer is to appoint a “competent person” as a
supervisor. This means that the supervisor is to be competent at the time of the appointment. In
other words, they are not to “grow into” the position. To be competent, the supervisor or manager is
to have sufficient knowledge of the work to be able to organize it, is to know the sections of the Act
and Regulations that pertain to the work and is to be familiar with the hazards associated with the
job. Training in these areas is to be conducted before the individual takes on supervisory duties.
Copies of completed checklists should be maintained on file to verify that this training has taken
place.
3. It is recommended that companies prepare an orientation manual for supervisors and managers.
Company policies and procedures maintained in this manual provide a ready reference.
4. It is recommended that performance evaluations of supervisors and managers include an assessment
of their compliance with the requirement to ensure that work is carried out properly in the
workplace. This includes carrying out disciplinary action where substandard behaviour is observed.
Records of any disciplinary action should be kept on file. In the event of serious injury, failure to
take corrective action could result in charges being laid by the Ministry of Labour. The Ministry
expects employers to set standards on how work is to be done, communicate these standards (such
as through safe operating procedures) and enforce the standards by taking corrective action when
required. As front-line members of the management team, supervisors are generally in direct contact
with workers and are therefore usually the most aware of any substandard acts or conditions.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
New Management Orientation and Training
INTRODUCTION
A primary responsibility of all levels of management is ensuring the safety and health of all
employees and the control of material loss. Furthermore, most health and safety legislation requires
that management and supervisors are knowledgeable about health and safety hazards associated
with the workplace.
Management training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a health, safety and
loss control program.
Training provides the means with which to meet managerial responsibilities in the most important
area of management.
The stages of training include:
1. Orientation
2. Formal review/update/refresher training.
MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION
The Manager ensures that all new members of management attend a formal orientation to the
overall health, safety program during the first week on the job. This may be covered in several short
sessions.
Administration develops guidelines for the orientations and holds sessions as necessary and
maintains records of the attendees and of those who have not attended. These are stored company
training binders.
Procedures for Management Orientation
1. Administration is informed when any new members of management are hired.
2. Administration gives each new member of management an orientation to the overall health and
safety program including a description of their specific responsibilities if known.
3. A record of management who has received the orientation will be kept in the company training
binders.
All management must attend the orientation as required and carry out their specific responsibilities
in all matters.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
NEW MANAGEMENT - SAFETY ORIENTATION
Purpose
To provide new management with an introduction and understanding of their role in maintaining a
safe work environment.
Method
During the first week of employment, administration will present indoctrination including:
1. Boniferro Mill Works Health and Safety Policy Statement.
2. The location's rules, regulations and goals: Management Health and Safety Manual.
3. The applicable legislative safety standards/regulations: Occupational Health and Safety
Act.
4. The role of management members as related to health and safety.
5. The new member’s personal responsibilities in health and safety activities.
6. Identifying and documenting all previous health and safety training.
7. WHMIS training.
STAGE I
Company Policies
a) A copy of the Health and Safety Policy - discussion.
b) The "Occupational Health & Safety Manual”: its appropriate sections and responsibilities will be
discussed.
c) Safe Work Practices - purpose and application will be discussed.
STAGE II
Legislation and Regulations
The new member will receive a copy of the "Occupational Health and Safety Act" specific sections
and the application will be discussed.
An overview of the Workers' Compensation Act will be presented (i.e. rules, reporting costs, etc.).
STAGE III
Role of Management Members
The new member will receive information on:
a) The scope of Administration as related to health and safety
b) Reporting procedures.
c) Safety training.
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SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
STAGE IV
Personal Responsibility
The new member will be instructed on:
a) Their role in safety management
b) Auditing procedures
c) Personal example in safety
d) Due Diligence
STAGE V
Review
There will be a review of training and updates on program policy and legislative changes as
required.
MANAGEMENT PARTICIPATION IN SAFETY
Manager
•
•
•
•
•
Attends Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings
Conducts health and safety audits of the plant twice yearly
Reviews all accidents and incidents, and signs and comments on every investigation form
Participates in formal training
Attends safety meetings and actively participates when available
Supervisor
•
•
•
Reviews monthly health and safety inspections
Ensures the appropriate follow-up is completed for all substandard conditions in a timely
manner.
Investigates all accidents and incidents and ensures that all substandard acts and conditions
are corrected according to priority of risk (A-B-C).
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Handling Health and Safety Concerns
1. Worker reports a health and safety concern or hazard to their supervisor. The supervisor
examines the concern or hazard, resolves the issue and advises the worker.
2. After a reasonable of time has passed and the problem has not been resolved, the worker
contacts a worker joint health and safety committee member who addresses the problem
with the leader and the problem is resolved.
3. If the worker is not satisfied with the results or the issue is still not resolved, the worker
member advises the joint health and safety committee of the issue in writing.
4. The joint health and safety committee discusses the issue at their meeting.
5. The committee may either appoint a member to examine the problem further and report
back to the committee, or makes a recommendation to the mill manager in writing, or the
committee resolves the issue at the meeting and reports back to the worker who reported
the concern.
6. If a recommendation is made to the manager in writing, the manager has 21 days to respond
in writing to the joint health and safety committee.
7. If the issue is still unresolved, the Ministry of Labour inspector will be called in to settle the
problem.
a. If the issue in dispute involves a contravention of the Act, the inspector will issue an
order with a time limit. Boniferro Mill Works must comply. The order can be appealed.
b. If the issue is not a contravention of the Act, the inspector may suggest a solution or
a compromise, which is not legally binding.
DANGEROUS CIRCUMSTANCES
Section 44 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act defines dangerous circumstances as:
(1) a provision of this Act or the regulations is being contravened;
(2) the contravention poses a danger or a hazard to a worker; and
(3) the danger or hazard is such that any delay in controlling it may seriously endanger a worker.
* ALL THREE OF THESE CONDITIONS MUST SIMULTANEOUSLY EXIST BEFORE THERE
ARE DANGEROUS CIRCUMSTANCES.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Complaints Concerning Dangerous Circumstances
- A complaint from anyone that dangerous circumstances exist must be immediately reported to a
supervisor.
- If complaint is unresolved - certified member must be notified.
- Certified member will investigate immediately and thoroughly.
- If dangerous circumstances exist - they must be eliminated or controlled.
- Supervisor must take appropriate corrective action.
- If supervisor disagrees that dangerous circumstances exist - the opposite certified member is
notified and both investigate.
a) - If certified members agree, then work is stopped and corrective action is taken.
- Certified members will then cancel the stop work order.
b) - If the certified members disagree, the inspector is called in.
- Inspector will give his decision in writing.
- Corrective action is taken if ordered.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
HAZARD REPORTING PROCEDURE
WORKER:
Reports concern
or hazard to
supervisor.
SUPERVISOR:
Examines concern
or hazard.
Advises
Resolves
worker.
Problem unresolved after a reasonable amount of time.
Worker contacts
Addresses
Problem
Advises
Health & Safety
problem
resolved.
worker.
If problem still unresolved
Health & Safety
Rep.
Advises Health & Safety
Joint Health &
Safety Committee
Appoints
Makes recommendation to Senior
Resolves concerns
member to
Management in writing
at meeting and
Management has
21 days to respond
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
REFUSAL TO WORK WHERE HEALTH OR SAFETY ARE IN DANGER
The right to refuse to work may be exercised by an employee who has reason to believe that:
a) that the physical condition of the work place is likely to endanger them;
b) that any machine they are to use or place they are to work in is in contravention of the Act and is
therefore likely to endanger themselves or another employee.
Procedures
Upon refusing to work, the employee immediately reports the circumstances of the refusal to the
supervisor.
The supervisor will immediately investigate the report in the presence of the employee and the
Health and Safety Committee representative.
If the case is resolved, the employee will return to work.
If the employee is not satisfied with the results of the investigation and has reasonable grounds to
believe that the conditions are still dangerous, the employee could continue to refuse to work.
The worker must remain in a safe place near his workstation unless he is assigned to reasonable
alternative work. Another employee may be assigned to work the machine, etc. which the first
worker has refused, provided he is informed of the first worker's refusal to work and the reason.
Do not send the worker home! The Certified Representative will then contact the other Certified
Member (Management or worker) to resolve the problem.
The supervisor will then immediately notify the Manager in order that the circumstances can be
reviewed once more.
If there still is a disagreement and the employee continues to refuse, the Certified Representatives
will notify the Ministry of Labour so that an inspector can investigate the refusal to work in the
presence of the employer, the employee and the Certified Health and Safety representatives.
The inspector decides whether there is a risk and gives a decision in writing to the employer the
employee and the representatives.
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SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
BILATERAL WORK STOPPAGE
Certified member has
reason to believe dangerous
circumstances exist.
Advise supervisor.
Supervisor investigates.
DOES SUPERVISOR AGREE
THAT DANGEROUS
CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST?
NO
Notify opposite
certified member.
YES
Stop work until corrective
action is taken.
DO BOTH CERTIFIED
MEMBERS AGREE?
YES
NO
Stop work.
Call inspector.
Corrective Action.
Written decision.
Certified members
cancel stop work
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Correct action if
ordered.
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM
UNILATERAL WORK STOPPAGE
Certified Member finds
dangerous circumstances
exist.
Direct employer to Stop work
Supervisor investigates.
NO
DOES SUPERVISOR
AGREE THAT
YES
Corrective action.
Stop Work
Call inspector.
Written decision.
Corrective action or
cancellation of stop
work order.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
Certified Member cancels
stop work order.
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM
Incident investigation
1. A full incident investigation will be conducted on serious injuries including
critical, fatal or lost-time injuries. Job-related occupational illnesses will also be
fully investigated.
2. In the case of critical or fatal injuries the Ministry of Labour must be notified
immediately, and the scene must not be disturbed until the Ministry of Labour
inspector releases it.
3. The supervisor will conduct a full investigation by filling out all sections of the
Injury/Incident Investigation form. He/she will also be trained on how to conduct
a proper investigation using the following investigative steps:
1. Survey the scene for perishable evidence and take measurements,
pictures, sketches.
2. Interview witnesses including any injured persons.
3. Examine company records for additional information.
4. Fill out the Injury/Incident Investigation form, sign it, and then
implement recommendations.
4. In the event of a critical or fatal injury, the completed first page of the
Injury/Incident Investigation report will be submitted to the Ministry of Labour
within 48 hours of the injury.
5. Minor injuries (first aid or medical aid), or near misses/incidents with high injury
severity potential, will also have the details recorded on an Injury/Incident
Investigation form.
6. Other incidents involving major losses (but not injuries), or have the potential for
major losses, will also be investigated at the supervisor’s discretion – including
fires, chemical spills or property damage.
7. Revised by: _____________________ Signature: ____________ Date: __________
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM
Injury notifications and reporting
In all cases of workplace death, injury or occupational illness, the employer has legal
obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to notify and/or report
particulars of the injury to the Ministry of Labour, WSIB and certain workplace parties.
As well, the employer must keep a record of past injury reports for at least 1 year.
Fatality or critical injury
Notify the following parties immediately by telephone, fax, telegram or other direct
means to inform them that a fatality or critical injury has occurred: (In case of fatality,
also contact the local police)
1. The nearest Ministry of Labour office
2. The JHSC or H&S Rep in the workplace (if there is one)
3. The trade union in the workplace (if there is one)
4. Complete a written report that complies with the requirements of the
Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and submit it to the nearest
Ministry of Labour office within 48 hours.
Complete a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Form 7 and submit it within three
days. (Workplace Safety and Insurance Act)
Lost-time Injury or no-lost-time Injury
Complete a written report and submit it within four days to the following parties:
The nearest Ministry of Labour office (if ordered to do so by an inspector)
1. The JHSC or H&S Rep in the workplace (if there is one)
2. The trade union in the workplace (if there is one)
Complete a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Form 7 and submit it within three
days. (Workplace Safety and Insurance Act)
Occupational illness
Complete a written report and submit it within four days to the following parties:
1. The nearest Ministry of Labour office
2. The JHSC or H&S Rep in the workplace (if there is one)
3. The trade union in the workplace (if there is one)
Complete a Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Form 7 and submit it within three
days. (Workplace Safety and Insurance Act)
Note: In all of the above cases, keep a copy of the last 2 or 3 written reports on file for at
least one year.
First aid
Keep a written record of the particulars. No reporting is required.
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SECTION 20 – MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR HEALTH AND SAFETY LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM
Definitions
The following definitions are offered as a guide to classifying a workplace injury at the
time that it is first reported. In many cases it will be difficult to make an accurate decision
based on the limited amount of information available soon after an incident, and the
medical status of the injured worker may change.
Fatality*
A fatality is an incident in the workplace in which a person is killed.
Critical injury*
Ontario Regulation 834 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act defines a critical
injury as follows:
"For the purposes of the Act and the Regulations, critically injured means an injury of a
serious nature that,
a) places life in jeopardy;
b) produces unconsciousness;
c) results in substantial loss of blood;
d) involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or toe;
e) involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or
toe;
f) consists of burns to a major part of the body; or
g) causes the loss of sight in an eye."
Occupational illness
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, Section 1, defines an occupational illness as
follows:
"Occupational illness means a condition that results from exposure in a workplace to a
physical, chemical or biological agent to the extent that the normal physiological
mechanisms are affected and the health of the worker is impaired thereby and includes an
occupational disease for which a worker is entitled to benefits under the Workplace
Safety and Insurance Act, 1997."
For the purposes of an incident report, an occupational illness is any situation in which
the employer is advised by a worker or on behalf of a worker that the worker has an
occupational illness or that a claim in respect of an occupational illness has been filed
with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Lost-time injury
A lost-time injury is a serious injury that is less severe than a critical injury. Such injuries
result in time off work beyond the day of the incident, a loss of wages, or a permanent
disability.
No-lost-time injury
A no-lost-time injury is any injury in which no time is lost from work other than on the
day of the incident, but in which medical aid (not just first aid) is required.
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First aid
The term first aid is used here to refer to injuries of a minor nature which do not fit the
above descriptions and in which injured workers receive attention from a first aider
(including themselves) or a company nurse and return immediately to work.
Preserving evidence
*Note the requirement in Section 51 (2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to
preserve evidence: "Where a person is killed or is critically injured at a workplace, no
person shall, except for the purpose of (a) saving life or relieving human suffering; (b)
maintaining an essential public utility service or a public transportation system; or (c)
preventing unnecessary damage to equipment or other property, interfere with, disturb,
destroy, alter or carry away any wreckage, article or thing at the scene of or connected
with the occurrence until permission to do so has been given by an inspector."
MANAGERS MUST FOLLOW THIS PROTOCOL FOR CONSTRUCTION
PROJECTS ON SITE FITTING INTO THESE CATEGORIES:
REGISTRATION AND NOTICES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
5. (1) Before beginning work at a project, each constructor and employer
engaged in construction shall complete an approved registration form. O. Reg.
145/00, s. 3.
(2) The constructor shall ensure that,
(a) each employer at the project provides to the constructor a completed
approved registration form; and
(b) a copy of the employer’s completed form is kept at the project while the
employer is working there. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 3.
6. (1) This section applies with respect to a project if,
(a) the total cost of labour and materials for the project is expected to
exceed $50,000;
(b) the work is the erection or structural alteration of a building more than
two storeys or more than 7.5 metres high;
(c) the work is the demolition of a building at least four metres high with a
floor area of at least thirty square metres;
(d) the work is the erection, structural alteration or structural repair of a
bridge, an earth-retaining structure or a water-retaining structure more
than three metres high or of a silo, chimney or a similar structure more
than 7.5 metres high;
(e) work in compressed air is to be done at the project;
(f) a tunnel, caisson, cofferdam or well into which a person may enter is to
be constructed at the project;
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(g) a trench into which a person may enter is to be excavated at the project
and the trench is more than 300 metres long or more than 1.2 metres
deep and over thirty metres long; or
(h) a part of the permanent or temporary work is required by this
Regulation to be designed by a professional engineer. O. Reg. 213/91,
s. 6 (1).
(2) The constructor shall comply with subsection (3) or (4) before beginning
work at the project. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(3) The constructor shall complete an approved notification form and file it
at the Ministry office located nearest to the project. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(4) If the constructor believes that the work at the project will not take more
than 14 days, the constructor may provide the relevant information to an inspector
at the Ministry office located nearest to the project,
(a) by faxing the completed form to the inspector; or
(b) by providing the information that would be required to complete the
form to the inspector by telephone. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(5) Despite subsection (2), the constructor may begin work at a project
before complying with subsection (3) or (4) if the following conditions are met:
1. It is necessary to do the work immediately to prevent injury to people or
damage to property.
2. Before beginning the work, the constructor gives an inspector notice of
the information required in the form by telephone or fax. O. Reg.
145/00, s. 4.
(6) The constructor shall keep the completed notification form posted in a
conspicuous place at the project or available at the project for review by an
inspector. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
(7) Revoked: O. Reg. 145/00, s. 4.
7. If section 6 does not apply to a project but the project includes work on a trench
more than 1.2 metres deep into which a worker may enter, the constructor shall, before
any work at the project is begun, give notice in person, by telephone or by fax to the
Ministry office located nearest to the project. O. Reg. 145/00, s. 5.
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Electronic Notice of Project
Getting started
Welcome to the Ministry of Labour's online Notice of Project application system.
The constructor must provide a Notice of Project (NOP) to the Ministry of Labour (MOL) prior to starting
projects that meet the standards set out in section 6(1) of the Regulation for Construction Projects, O. Reg.
213/91 (the Regulation). Read more about when a Notice of Project is required.
Please read the information below before proceeding with the electronic Notice of Project (eNOP).
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Use the Previous and Next buttons to move between the pages.
Use the Help link to view additional information to assist you while completing this form.
You can use your browser's "Close window" feature to exit the eNOP application at any time.
You should have all of your information ready as you must complete the Notice of Project in
one session. You cannot save a partially completed form.
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Manager or Supervisor Checklist
This is to document that the topics signed and dated below have been communicated to and
clearly understood by: _____________________________________________ (name of
supervisor or manager)
Topic
1. Health and safety policy
________________
2. Copy of OH&S Act and Regulations for Industrial Establishments
________________
2.1 Employer, Supervisor and Worker responsibilities (Sec. 25, 26, 27, 28)
________________
2.2 Competent Person Definition (Sec. 1)
________________
2.3 Requirement for H&S Rep or JHSC (Sec. 8, 9)
________________
2.4 Work Refusal (Sec. 43)
________________
2.5 Reprisals Prohibited (Sec. 50)
________________
2.6 Response to Critical or Fatal Injuries (Sec. 51)
________________
2.6 Ministry of Labour Powers and Workplace Inspections (Sec. 54)
________________
2.7 Maximum penalties for individuals and corporations (Sec. 66)
________________
2.8 Dangerous Circumstances (Sec. 44)
________________
2.9 Work Stoppage (Sec. 45-49)
________________
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3. Injury management responsibilities and reporting
________________
4. Responsibilities in case of fire
________________
5. Responsibilities on health and safety training for new employees
________________
6. Responsibilities involving interaction with JHSC or HS Rep
________________
7. Responsibilities involving work refusal or work stoppage
________________
8. Responsibilities involving workplace inspections and associated reports
________________
9. Lockout and guarding
________________
10. Confined space and restricted area Program
________________
11. Discipline policy and procedures
________________
__________________________________________
____________________________
Signature orientation
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SECTION 21- FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM
SECTION 21: FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM
STANDARD
Workers who are required to perform work on elevated surfaces are to be protected from
falling.
LEGISLATION
Pertinent fall protection requirements are contained in the following sections of the
Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE):
Section
Summary
13
Requirement for guardrails around elevated surfaces.
18
Requirements for fixed ladders.
52
Requirements when using a crane, lift truck or similar equipment to support, raise or
lower a worker.
73
Requirements for portable ladders.
79
Workers to be instructed and trained on the proper care and use of personal protective
equipment.
85
Requirements when a worker is exposed to a fall hazard from a height of three meters
or more.
LEADING PRACTICES
1. Frequently workers are required to work on elevated surfaces. Employers have an
obligation to ensure that these workers do not fall from these surfaces. There are basically
three choices when it comes to fall protection:
• Fall prevention – the use of handrails or other means that are designed to
prevent a fall from occurring.
• Travel restraint – the use of a lanyard which is attached to the worker to limit
the amount of travel and thus eliminate the possibility of a fall.
• Fall arrest systems – the use of special lanyards that, once a worker starts to
fall, keep the worker from falling to a lower surface. There are basically two
types of lanyards. The first is a retractable lanyard that acts like an
automobile seatbelt and engages as soon as a worker starts to fall. The
amount of travel is limited to a few inches and the worker never actually
falls. The second is a tear-away lanyard with stitches that get torn away when
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the worker falls. This tearing action slows down the rate at which a worker
comes to a stop and thus prevents injury to the body. With the second
system, some form of retrieval system for the fallen worker is usually
required.
2. It is recommended that all tasks involving workers at elevated surfaces be identified and
then evaluated for the most effective means of fall protection. In many cases, fall
prevention with the use of handrails is the preferred method. Once the handrails have
been constructed there is no need for the regular inspections that the other methods
require. If handrails are not appropriate, travel restraint should then be considered. An
anchor point is required to which a lanyard of proper length is attached. The other end of
the lanyard is typically attached to a D-ring on the worker’s safety belt. The anchor point,
lanyard and belt must be inspected by a competent person on a regular basis.
3. Basic training on the inspection, usage, hazards and ongoing maintenance of the
equipment should all be elements of the training conducted.
4. A worker who experiences a fall and is protected with a body harness and arrest system
may be left hanging on the side of the load with no way to escape. It not only is very
uncomfortable but dangerous. Even a full body harness can exert significant pressure on
limbs and internal organs, causing serious secondary injuries over time. A policy and
procedure must be in place that prevents this long waiting period if a worker is left
hanging in a fall arrest system. For example, a policy and procedure for loading and tie
down should include a requirement that the worker use the fall arrest or travel restraint
system within sight of another employee or through electronic monitoring. The observing
employee is required to monitor the tie down activity and offer assistance if a fall occurs.
Other types of procedures involving monitoring, routine checks and communication may
also be put in place but at the very least, a worker should not be left without assistance
for more than a few minutes.
5. Fall protection also extends to other types of equipment used by workers on elevated
work surfaces. These include ladders (both fixed and portable), scaffolding, scissor lifts
and lifting platforms used on forklifts. These devices should be carefully examined to
ensure that they meet legislative requirements. Those who use them should be properly
trained in their use.
6. It is recommended that specific procedures be developed for tasks involving workers in
elevated work surfaces.
•
The Regulations for Construction Projects identify more comprehensive
requirements for fall protection. It is recommended that these requirements be
reviewed and incorporated when developing a fall protection program.
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Summary of Fall Protection Requirements
For Construction Projects
The following is a summary of Construction Projects Regulation 213/91 Section 26, 26.1 – 26.9
Section Summary
26
Where worker is exposed to falling hazards section 26.1-26.9 apply.
26.1(1)
Worker shall be protected by guardrail system.
26.1(2)
If not possible to protect workers from guardrail system, appropriate fall protection or
travel restraint to be used.
26.1(3)
Components of any system to be designed by a professional engineer, and shall meet
CSA standard.
26.2
Requirement for written program, training, and records.
26.3
Guardrail system requirements.
26.4
Travel restraint system requirements.
26.5
Fall restricting system requirements (wood pole climbing).
26.6
Fall arrest system requirements.
26.7
Permanent anchor system requirements.
26.8
Safety net requirements.
26.9
Lanyard and lifeline requirements.
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FALL PROTECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Policy
Fall arrest systems are to be used at all times where an employee will be
exposed to the hazard of falling if the surface to which the employee might fall is
more then 3 m (10 feet) below the position where the employee is situated. The
employee will wear a serviceable safety harness and have a lanyard adequately
secured to a fixed support. It will be arranged that the employee cannot fall freely
for a vertical distance of more then 1.5 m (5 feet). As per the OHSA for Industrial
Establishments “ A worker required to wear or use any protective clothing,
equipment or device shall be instructed and trained on its care and use before
wearing the protective clothing, equipment or device”. Only trained employees
are to be using the fall arrest systems.
Regular inspections of the entire system by a competent person, other
than the regular user are to occur bi-annually and are to be recorded. Any
equipment showing defects are to be removed from service immediately and
properly disposed of or returned to service after adequate corrective
maintenance. The inspection and cleaning guidelines from the manufacturer are
to be followed. These records are to be kept by Administration.
The supervisor of the employee using the fall arrest gear is responsible for
ensuring compliance with this program.
All fall arrest equipment is to be stored to prevent damage from
environmental factors such as light, heat, excessive moisture, oil, chemicals,
vapors and other degrading elements.
Procedure
Management and workers are to identify fall hazards and eliminate them
or find appropriate protection from them.
Fall protection must be worn in the following areas as per OHSA and Industrial
Regulations:
Shipping and loading at rail line
Truck tarping
Chipper room roof – sawmill
Cyclone access
Upper half of dry kilns
Light access – various locations
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And other fall potential areas
There are three components to a personal fall arrest system (PFAS).
Body Wear: gear worn by workers while performing the task. Full body harnesses
are the only appropriate equipment to be worn in the event of a free fall.
Connecting Devices: can be a rope or web lanyard, rope grab or retractable
lifeline. Shock absorbing lanyards are recommended because they significantly
reduce the forces generated in a fall.
Anchorage Point: often referred to as a tie off point. This point must be capable
of supporting 5 000 pounds per worker. Examples include support beams, cross
arm strap or beam trolley.
Locations of Anchorage Points:
1) Chip Loader – Sawmill
2) T&R Mill Loading Ramp Area
3) West of T&R Rail Switch – (not in use now decommissioned do not use)
4) Transloading Area
Fall arrest equipment used on site at Boniferro Mill Works can be classed as fall
arrest or travel restraint.
The Fall Arrest System is passive and only comes into play when needed. For
this system the personal protective gear is to be a full body harness, the
connecting device is to be a shock absorbing lanyard, the anchoring point and
anchoring connector must be stable enough to support 5000 pounds.
Travel restraint systems should be used where possible. A travel restraint
system consists of equipment that will keep the worker from reaching a fall point,
such as the edge of a load on top of a log trailer, chip van or rail car. It is a type
of tether or leash that prevents the worker from approaching too close to the
point where a trip or fall or high winds could cause the worker to fall over the
edge. With this type of a system no free-fall can occur because the worker will
not fall from the work area where he or she is positioned because the lanyard
and anchor point have a predetermined length and are attached at a height that
prevents the worker from reaching the fall-off point.
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1) Before using any fall arrest system at BMW, be sure to read all manufacturers
warning labels
2) Before use inspect the entire system i for obvious infractions as well as any
cuts, cracks, tears, mildew, wear, damage or distortion and corrosion of parts.
Equipment showing defects will be removed from service immediately.
3) Only those properly trained in fall arrest systems shall use them
4) Ensure anchoring point is set so no free fall greater then 1.5 m (5 feet) will
occur
5) Ensure anchoring point is set so no lower level is struck during a fall
6) Ensure all components are fully compatible with each other, most pieces are
designed to work with an entire system of the same brand
7) If a fall occurs all components of the fall arrest system should be removed
from service immediately.
Rescue/Retrieval Procedure
Boniferro Mill Works will use the following procedures for rescue/retrieval of fallen
employees.
It has been determined that the first line of rescue/retrieval for the following areas
shall be attempted by Boniferro Mill Works employees with the assistance of
mobile equipment that has the ability to reach 12’ (Hyster Forklifts and Daewoo).
BMW Internal Rescue Locations:
1) Rail line – car loading
2) Truck tarping areas
3) Chipper roof
4) Light access for electricians if accessible by mobile equipment
Fire Department assistance required for the following areas:
1) Cyclones
2) Any other area not accessible by forklifts or BMW personnel
3) If requested by Supervisor/Lead Hand or Safety Representative
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An ambulance will be dispatched if the employee has fallen unconscious, is
injured or is requested by Supervisor/Lead Hand or Safety Representative. An
investigation must be completed and reviewed by the Joint Health & Safety
Committee should a fall occur. All equipment shall be removed from service after
a fall occurs.
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SECTION 21: FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM
STANDARD
Workers who are required to perform work on elevated surfaces are to be protected from
falling.
LEGISLATION
Pertinent fall protection requirements are contained in the following sections of the
Regulations for Industrial Establishments (RIE):
Section
Summary
13
Requirement for guardrails around elevated surfaces.
18
Requirements for fixed ladders.
52
Requirements when using a crane, lift truck or similar equipment to support, raise or
lower a worker.
73
Requirements for portable ladders.
79
Workers to be instructed and trained on the proper care and use of personal protective
equipment.
85
Requirements when a worker is exposed to a fall hazard from a height of three meters
or more.
LEADING PRACTICES
1. Frequently workers are required to work on elevated surfaces. Employers have an
obligation to ensure that these workers do not fall from these surfaces. There are basically
three choices when it comes to fall protection:
• Fall prevention – the use of handrails or other means that are designed to
prevent a fall from occurring.
• Travel restraint – the use of a lanyard which is attached to the worker to limit
the amount of travel and thus eliminate the possibility of a fall.
• Fall arrest systems – the use of special lanyards that, once a worker starts to
fall, keep the worker from falling to a lower surface. There are basically two
types of lanyards. The first is a retractable lanyard that acts like an
automobile seatbelt and engages as soon as a worker starts to fall. The
amount of travel is limited to a few inches and the worker never actually
falls. The second is a tear-away lanyard with stitches that get torn away when
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the worker falls. This tearing action slows down the rate at which a worker
comes to a stop and thus prevents injury to the body. With the second
system, some form of retrieval system for the fallen worker is usually
required.
2. It is recommended that all tasks involving workers at elevated surfaces be identified and
then evaluated for the most effective means of fall protection. In many cases, fall
prevention with the use of handrails is the preferred method. Once the handrails have
been constructed there is no need for the regular inspections that the other methods
require. If handrails are not appropriate, travel restraint should then be considered. An
anchor point is required to which a lanyard of proper length is attached. The other end of
the lanyard is typically attached to a D-ring on the worker’s safety belt. The anchor point,
lanyard and belt must be inspected by a competent person on a regular basis.
3. Basic training on the inspection, usage, hazards and ongoing maintenance of the
equipment should all be elements of the training conducted.
4. A worker who experiences a fall and is protected with a body harness and arrest system
may be left hanging on the side of the load with no way to escape. It not only is very
uncomfortable but dangerous. Even a full body harness can exert significant pressure on
limbs and internal organs, causing serious secondary injuries over time. A policy and
procedure must be in place that prevents this long waiting period if a worker is left
hanging in a fall arrest system. For example, a policy and procedure for loading and tie
down should include a requirement that the worker use the fall arrest or travel restraint
system within sight of another employee or through electronic monitoring. The observing
employee is required to monitor the tie down activity and offer assistance if a fall occurs.
Other types of procedures involving monitoring, routine checks and communication may
also be put in place but at the very least, a worker should not be left without assistance
for more than a few minutes.
5. Fall protection also extends to other types of equipment used by workers on elevated
work surfaces. These include ladders (both fixed and portable), scaffolding, scissor lifts
and lifting platforms used on forklifts. These devices should be carefully examined to
ensure that they meet legislative requirements. Those who use them should be properly
trained in their use.
6. It is recommended that specific procedures be developed for tasks involving workers in
elevated work surfaces.
•
The Regulations for Construction Projects identify more comprehensive
requirements for fall protection. It is recommended that these requirements be
reviewed and incorporated when developing a fall protection program.
BONIFERRO MILL WORKS ULC
SECTION 21- FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM
Summary of Fall Protection Requirements
For Construction Projects
The following is a summary of Construction Projects Regulation 213/91 Section 26, 26.1 – 26.9
Section Summary
26
Where worker is exposed to falling hazards section 26.1-26.9 apply.
26.1(1)
Worker shall be protected by guardrail system.
26.1(2)
If not possible to protect workers from guardrail system, appropriate fall protection or
travel restraint to be used.
26.1(3)
Components of any system to be designed by a professional engineer, and shall meet
CSA standard.
26.2
Requirement for written program, training, and records.
26.3
Guardrail system requirements.
26.4
Travel restraint system requirements.
26.5
Fall restricting system requirements (wood pole climbing).
26.6
Fall arrest system requirements.
26.7
Permanent anchor system requirements.
26.8
Safety net requirements.
26.9
Lanyard and lifeline requirements.
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FALL PROTECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURE
Policy
Fall arrest systems are to be used at all times where an employee will be
exposed to the hazard of falling if the surface to which the employee might fall is
more then 3 m (10 feet) below the position where the employee is situated. The
employee will wear a serviceable safety harness and have a lanyard adequately
secured to a fixed support. It will be arranged that the employee cannot fall freely
for a vertical distance of more then 1.5 m (5 feet). As per the OHSA for Industrial
Establishments “ A worker required to wear or use any protective clothing,
equipment or device shall be instructed and trained on its care and use before
wearing the protective clothing, equipment or device”. Only trained employees
are to be using the fall arrest systems.
Regular inspections of the entire system by a competent person, other
than the regular user are to occur bi-annually and are to be recorded. Any
equipment showing defects are to be removed from service immediately and
properly disposed of or returned to service after adequate corrective
maintenance. The inspection and cleaning guidelines from the manufacturer are
to be followed. These records are to be kept by Administration.
The supervisor of the employee using the fall arrest gear is responsible for
ensuring compliance with this program.
All fall arrest equipment is to be stored to prevent damage from
environmental factors such as light, heat, excessive moisture, oil, chemicals,
vapors and other degrading elements.
Procedure
Management and workers are to identify fall hazards and eliminate them
or find appropriate protection from them.
Fall protection must be worn in the following areas as per OHSA and Industrial
Regulations:
Shipping and loading at rail line
Truck tarping
Chipper room roof – sawmill
Cyclone access
Upper half of dry kilns
Light access – various locations
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And other fall potential areas
There are three components to a personal fall arrest system (PFAS).
Body Wear: gear worn by workers while performing the task. Full body harnesses
are the only appropriate equipment to be worn in the event of a free fall.
Connecting Devices: can be a rope or web lanyard, rope grab or retractable
lifeline. Shock absorbing lanyards are recommended because they significantly
reduce the forces generated in a fall.
Anchorage Point: often referred to as a tie off point. This point must be capable
of supporting 5 000 pounds per worker. Examples include support beams, cross
arm strap or beam trolley.
Locations of Anchorage Points:
1) Chip Loader – Sawmill
2) T&R Mill Loading Ramp Area
3) West of T&R Rail Switch – (not in use now decommissioned do not use)
4) Transloading Area
Fall arrest equipment used on site at Boniferro Mill Works can be classed as fall
arrest or travel restraint.
The Fall Arrest System is passive and only comes into play when needed. For
this system the personal protective gear is to be a full body harness, the
connecting device is to be a shock absorbing lanyard, the anchoring point and
anchoring connector must be stable enough to support 5000 pounds.
Travel restraint systems should be used where possible. A travel restraint
system consists of equipment that will keep the worker from reaching a fall point,
such as the edge of a load on top of a log trailer, chip van or rail car. It is a type
of tether or leash that prevents the worker from approaching too close to the
point where a trip or fall or high winds could cause the worker to fall over the
edge. With this type of a system no free-fall can occur because the worker will
not fall from the work area where he or she is positioned because the lanyard
and anchor point have a predetermined length and are attached at a height that
prevents the worker from reaching the fall-off point.
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1) Before using any fall arrest system at BMW, be sure to read all manufacturers
warning labels
2) Before use inspect the entire system i for obvious infractions as well as any
cuts, cracks, tears, mildew, wear, damage or distortion and corrosion of parts.
Equipment showing defects will be removed from service immediately.
3) Only those properly trained in fall arrest systems shall use them
4) Ensure anchoring point is set so no free fall greater then 1.5 m (5 feet) will
occur
5) Ensure anchoring point is set so no lower level is struck during a fall
6) Ensure all components are fully compatible with each other, most pieces are
designed to work with an entire system of the same brand
7) If a fall occurs all components of the fall arrest system should be removed
from service immediately.
Rescue/Retrieval Procedure
Boniferro Mill Works will use the following procedures for rescue/retrieval of fallen
employees.
It has been determined that the first line of rescue/retrieval for the following areas
shall be attempted by Boniferro Mill Works employees with the assistance of
mobile equipment that has the ability to reach 12’ (Hyster Forklifts and Daewoo).
BMW Internal Rescue Locations:
1) Rail line – car loading
2) Truck tarping areas
3) Chipper roof
4) Light access for electricians if accessible by mobile equipment
Fire Department assistance required for the following areas:
1) Cyclones
2) Any other area not accessible by forklifts or BMW personnel
3) If requested by Supervisor/Lead Hand or Safety Representative
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An ambulance will be dispatched if the employee has fallen unconscious, is
injured or is requested by Supervisor/Lead Hand or Safety Representative. An
investigation must be completed and reviewed by the Joint Health & Safety
Committee should a fall occur. All equipment shall be removed from service after
a fall occurs.
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SECTION 22: VIOLENCE IN THE WORK PLACE PROTECTION PROGRAM
STANDARD
Legislation
Everyone should be able to work without fear of violence or harassment, in a safe
and healthy workplace. Violence and harassment in the workplace are not tolerated
in Ontario. The Bill 168amendments to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety
Act (OHSA) will come into force on June 15, 2010. These amendments will
strengthen protection for workers from workplace violence and address harassment
at work, and will apply to all workplaces to which the OHSA currently applies.
It is the Boniferro Mill Work’s policy to promote a safe environment for its
employees. The Mill is committed to working with its employees to maintain a
work environment free from violence, threats of violence, harassment,
intimidation, and other disruptive behavior.
Violence, threats, harassment, intimidation, and other disruptive behavior in
our workplace will not be tolerated; that is, all reports of incidents will be taken
seriously and will be dealt with appropriately. Such behavior can include oral
or written statements, gestures, or expressions that communicate a direct or
indirect threat of physical harm. Individuals who commit such acts may be
removed from the premises and may be subject to disciplinary action, criminal
penalties, or both.
Boniferro Mill Works’ Collective Agreement addresses this issue:
Article - 4 4.01 There shall be no discrimination exercised or practiced by the
Company or its employees for any of the reasons outlined in the Human
Rights Code.
4.02
The parties are committed to a violence-free workplace.
Violence is an act of aggression, verbal assault, physical assault, or
threat in the workplace. Acts of workplace violence will not be
tolerated and will be grounds for discipline up to and including
dismissal.
Our goal is zero incidents.
_____________________
Jim Boniferro,
CEO
December 22, 2009.
Violence in the
Work Place
A violent incident happens:
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? You will call your supervisor. If you are
hurt then first aid will be administered. Your supervisor will call the
manager. Your supervisor will have you move to the office or to
another place to gather all together so that we can account for
everyone. You will be monitored for signs of shock and given the
appropriate treatment for shock. We also need to gather all staff
together to arrange for interviews with police. We will also be arranging
for transportation home by either calling your family members,
arranging for a bus or rides to take everyone home.
Please do not wander off.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT? The manager will call the police,
ambulance and a crisis management team to come in and work with
the management of the mill. This team is the Victim Crisis Assistance
and Referral team and they are trained professionally to deal with
violence. They know the impacts and they can make referrals to other
agencies.
Violence Paradigm:
When you get home call 759-3398 if you need to talk about this incident
with a counselor; they will be expecting your call as the manager will
notify the hospital crisis department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and you choose to inform the
management of the mill the safety department will refer you to
agencies to help you to develop a safety plan.
If you do not want the person abusing you to come on to the mill site
you must inform your supervisor and a notification will go out to staff to
have the person abusing you removed from the site.
How an Investigation will be conducted in relation to Work Place Violence
at Boniferro Mill Works
Because violations of this workplace violence policy must be treated seriously and may result
in disciplinary action, investigative procedures must be done fairly, consistently and recorded
accurately on a case-by-case basis. The following guidelines are intended to aid the safety
office in conducting a sound investigation. Upon notification by an employee of a threat of
danger, violence, actual violence, etc., the following P.R.O.C.E.D.U.R.E.S. will apply.
Supervisors and the Safety Department will:
P—Provide immediate notification of the threat to the intended harmed person (if they are
not knowledgeable of the threat) that the threat has been made, the exact nature of the
threat, and the identity or the person who made the threat. Thereafter, notify supervisors,
security or law enforcement as appropriate.
R—Resolve complaints and disputes in a timely manner.
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Separate subjects and victims as appropriate for their safety.
O—Obtain complete details of the complaint from the victim and witnesses.
C—Conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the immediacy and/or the severity of
the violence and/or threat of violence and make a determination concerning the type of
continuing investigation to be conducted, i.e., informal discussions or full-scale
investigation.
E—Evidence preservation is critical.
D—Document every aspect of the investigation. Signed statements should be obtained
from victim(s), witness(es), and the perpetrator, if possible.
U—Understand the facts completely, the nature of the complaint, the violation of policy,
and all of the information gathered prior to concluding the investigation.
R—Report if necessary to the police, JHSC , the management team
E—Evaluate facts gathered; ensure that the analysis is perceived as being fair and
impartial overall.
S—Secure opinion from a lawyer if it is necessary
Section 22
Violence in the Work Place
How the interview will be conducted:
The following questions can aid the safety office in gaining the needed information to
properly conduct the investigation. Begin the interview process with the complainant who is
usually the victim. You first need to consider whether the complainant is in immediate
danger or, if not, who is in immediate danger and what action should be taken, or avoided,
to ensure safety.
You may have a complaint filed by someone other than the victim; it could be a witness
or someone else. The questions below can be asked of all parties.
1. What happened, or what was said, or what gesture was made, etc.?
2. Where did it happen?
3. When did it happen?
4. Who did it happen to?
5. Why did it happen?
6. Who caused it to happen?
7. Was anyone else present? (Get names.)
8. Is there corroborative evidence?
Section 22
Violence in the Work Place
Victim
Some specific questions you should ask the complainant if he/she is the victim are as follows:
Was your supervisor notified?
Was your union representative notified?
Were you alone when the incident occurred?
Were you singled out or was the violence directed at more than one person?
Do you have any idea why this happened?
Was the assailant involved in previous incidents? If so, describe.
Has this type or similar incident(s) every happened to you or your co-workers
previously? If yes, please describe.
If you were injured, were you treated at the scene? If yes, by whom?
Were you transported to a hospital? If so, by what means of transportation? What medical
facility did you receive treatment at?
Were the police notified?
Did they respond to the scene at the time of the incident?
If yes, please provide approximate time of arrival.
Was a police report filed? If so, please provide a report number and if available attach a
copy of the report.
Date:_______________
Employee_________________
Management________________
Management will ask the following in a follow up interview:
Are you still under doctor’s care? Have you received any counseling or other
similar support since the incident? If yes, please describe. What, if anything,
do you believe can be done in the future to prevent similar incidents from
occurring?
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