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Ocean Mechanical Inc. believes that all workers have the right to work in a healthy and safe
To ensure that we keep workplace accidents to a minimum, we have developed these Employee
Health and Safety Guidelines. These Guidelines have been designed to provide information to our
employees with respect to the general legislative requirements and the specific workplace
These guidelines are not all inclusive; however, they have been designed to draw attention to
common areas in our business of a more hazardous nature. By following these guidelines,
employees will be able to prevent unnecessary workplace accidents and enjoy a productive and
healthy lifestyle.
If you do not understand any part of these guidelines and/or are unsure how to perform a job
safely, ask your supervisor for assistance. Be proactive about health and safety; by providing
input and helping ensure that all of our employees are aware of hazards particular to our industry
and how to protect themselves against these, hazards. Your input is valuable and could be
instrumental in preventing unnecessary suffering by co workers.
Ocean Mechanical is committed to the health and safety of its employees.
In fulfilling this commitment, we will provide and maintain a safe and healthy work
environment as indicated by acceptable industry practices and compliance with
legislative requirements. We will strive to eliminate any foreseeable hazards,
which may result in fires, security losses, and damage to property and foremost,
personal injuries/illness.
Accidental loss can be controlled through good management in combination with
active employee involvement. Loss prevention is the direct responsibility of all
managers and workers alike.
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 work
practices and procedures.
All employees, subcontractors, and suppliers, for Ocean Mechanical must protect
the environment and their own health and safety and that of co-workers by
working with the applicable legislative requirements and within the safe work
practices and procedures established by Ocean Mechanical
Ocean Mechanical, as employer, is ultimately responsible for the worker health
and safety. As president of Ocean Mechanical, I give you my personal promise
that every reasonable precaution will be taken for the protection of workers.
I trust that all personnel will join me in a commitment to loss prevention as a way
of life.
Michael DiCio
Riccardo Baldassini
Occupational Accountability
Ocean Mechanical
The Officers and Directors of Ocean Mechanical shall take all reasonable
precautions to ensure that the Ocean Mechanical complies with all pertinent
legislative requirements and standards in all workplaces.
Duties & Responsibilities
Senior Management
 Review annually the Ocean Mechanical written health and safety policy
 Review annually the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board cost statement.
 Conduct an yearly safety review, meeting with all Supervisors
 Review all accident reports at least quarterly, and review any WSIB form 7’s,
insurance claims
 Implement, support, and enforce the safety program at the project level.
 Communicate with the Ministry of Labour, items such as notices respecting
projects and notices of accidents and injuries
 Review site training plans for health and safety and ensure that adequate
resources are available
 Direct accident investigations on site. Review and forward reports to head
Supervisory personnel include project supervisors, and general forepersons .
The Supervisors shall:
 Know and enforce the company safety policy and rules.
 Ensure that all suppliers and subcontractors are in full compliance with
applicable legislated safe work place standards.
 Ensure that all required documentation of legislation and the company safety
policy are available in all Ocean Mechanical workplaces.
 Ensure that workers are aware of any site-specific hazard.
 Work closely with the Joint Health and Safety Committee and or Safety
Representative to maintain a safe work environment.
 Investigate and report all accident’s,
 Ensure all documentation is completed and distributed
 Ensure that site security and public way protecting is provided
 Inspect all critical and serious injuries on site
 Ensure that workers work in the manner with the protective devices,
measures and procedures required by the Occupational Health and Safety
Act and applicable Regulations.
 Provide orientation for new crew members
 Inspect tools and equipment at least weekly and ensure that they are properly
 Conduct accident investigations
All workers during the course of their employment with the Ocean Mechanical must accept safety as a
personal responsibility, thereby agreeing to abide by the safety regulations prescribed.
Ocean Mechanical is concerned with your safety. For your information some of the common safety
rules and safe practices are outlined here along with a few of the responsibilities you must assume as
an employee:
Hard hats and safety footwear must be worn at all times.
Eye protection must be worn where you might be exposed to an eye injury from flying or falling particles, or hazardous
3. Face masks or other respiratory equipment must be worn where you are exposed to injury from noxious gases, fumes or dust.
4. Full body harnesses and shock-absorbing lanyard must be worn while working at height of 10 feet or over if the work area is
not provided with a proper guardrail.
5. Work gloves will be worn where there is a danger of hand injury from splinters, blows pinching, cuts abrasions, burns or skin
6. Before starting a task check your tools for defects and check the surrounding area you will be working in.
7. Report any unsafe conditions that you may notice anywhere on the project.
8. Don’t take shortcuts. Use the stairs, ladders or ramps provided.
9. Check all ladders and scaffolds to assure that they are safe for use. When working from a stepladder, stand no higher than the
second step from the top.
10. Maintain an orderly work area with good housekeeping practices.
11. Intoxication or possession of liquor will not be permitted on the work site.
12. Firearms or dangerous weapons are not permitted on the jobsite.
Injuries on a jobsite must be reported to the supervisor immediately.
Promptly obtain first aid.
Notify the employer immediately of any injury requiring health care and obtain from the employer a completed “Treatment
Memorandum “form, to take to the doctor or the Hospital.
Choose a doctor or other qualified practitioner, with the understanding that a change in doctors cannot be made without
permission of the Board.
Complete and promptly return all reports received from the Board.
Note: Health Care includes medical, surgical, optometical and dental aid; the services of osteopaths,
chiropractors, and chiropodists; hospital and skilled nursing care; and the provision and maintenance of
artificial members and appliances made necessary as a result of the injury. In an emergency, a doctor or
hospital staff members may notify the Board of the Worker's injury.
The following rules and regulations are to be obeyed by all employees; failure to obey these
rules may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.
Reporting for work in an inebriated or impaired condition.
Possession, use of, or trafficking in intoxicants and/or non-medical prescribed narcotics or drugs while at the site.
Insubordination to supervisory personnel.
Abuse of any person or willful destruction of property of others.
Theft of property from the workplace or misrepresentation of records for any reason.
Failure or refusal to adhere to rules and regulations including Health and Safety, sanitation, etc.
Violation of the Ocean Mechanical safety policy will result in verbal and/or written reprimand and may lead to
The forgoing does not set out all management’s prerogatives and shall not be deemed to
restrict management to exercise its rights.
Disciplinary Action
Disciplinary action will be based on the degree of hazard. For the most part a three-step
policy will be in effect. However, it the situation is of a serious nature such as one where
serious injury may have been or would have been caused the violator will be
automatically removed from the workplace.
The general procedure will be as follows:
First Offence
Second Offence
Third Offence
Fourth Office
- verbal warning and recorded.
- written warning to violator and recorded.
- written warning to violator and recorded
- disciplinary action and or dismissal
Each warning will be followed up with a re-education program.
The superintendent will initiate all disciplinary action.
 Discipline should be used to change and/or deter unacceptable behavior.
 Discipline should be administered fairly.
Worker Discipline Notification
Unsafe Condition
First Warning  Second Warning  Third Warning  Final Warning 
Copies to: Worker, Project Manager, Employer (Sub-contractor)
Date of offence: ……../………/…….
Time of offence:…………………am/pm
Area of occurrence: _______________________________________________________
The worker was advised verbally and in writing of the unsafe act(s) or condition described below,
and was instructed to correct the situation immediately.
Ocean Mechanical Supervisor:..……………………….
Please Print
Worker: ………………………………..
Please Print
NOTE: Failure of the worker to act safely will lead to further discipline up to and including removal from
the workplace.
Joint Health & Safety Committee, Health and Safety Representative
The Joint Health & Safety Committee or Health & Safety Representative functions as a
mechanism of cooperative effort between management and workers in all matters of
occupational health & safety in the workplace, and shall:
 Deal with issues and complaints regarding workplace health and safety;
 Help identify hazards and ensure they are eliminated or guarded against;
 Participate in inspections, inquiries and investigations;
 Make recommendations;
 Maintain records and minutes of committee meetings
Operation and Functions of the Committee, Health and Safety Representative
All workers will be encouraged to discuss their occupational health and safety concerns
with their immediate supervisor before bringing it to the attention of the Joint
Committee or Safety Representative
Joint Committee members and Safety Representative will thoroughly investigate all
unresolved health and safety concerns to get all the facts and will exchange these facts
when searching for a resolution to the problem. All concerns will be reported in the
The functions shall be as follows:
Carry out weekly inspections
Identify situations that may be a source of danger or hazards to workers
To make recommendations to the constructor for the improvement of health and safety
To participate in the investigation of accidents and incidents
To review accidents and to assist in the prevention of a recurrence
Cause a Worker Trade Committee to be forms ( if applicable)
Any other functions related to health and safety the committee deems necessary.
Subcontractors / Suppliers
Ocean Mechanical is committed in safety and accident control with all
subcontractors and suppliers. Ocean Mechanical is concerned that those
accidents involving subcontractors or suppliers can injury workers, and cause job
disruptions and delays that impact Ocean Mechanical.
Subcontractors Requirements
To Submit
Copy of company safety policy and program
Copy of Cad-7 reports
Charges under the OH&S Act and Regulations
Accident Reporting and Investigation Policy and Procedure
Organizational Structure for Health and Safety Management
Health and Safety Training Records
WHMIS training records
General Requirements
 Be familiar with the Ocean Mechanical safety obligations and site
specific safety program
 Be informed that failure to meet safety obligations may result in
suspension of work that is in violation, and/or monetary back charges
for completion of work.
 Submit, prior to the date work is scheduled to begin, their safety
program, and if applicable to their scope of work, a site specific fall
protection work plan and such other specialized plans as may be
 Correct any equipment safety violation before beginning the work.
 Be responsible for fines levied against Ocean Mechanical due to
failure on the subcontractors/supplier’s part to comply with legislative
health and safety requirements.
 Be advised that workers lacking proper personal protective equipment
will not be permitted into all Ocean Mechanical workplaces.
Conduct site orientation for all subcontractor employees working on
Ocean Mechanical workplaces.
Provide proof of workers compensation coverage, in jurisdictions
where applicable.
Non-Compliance Policy for Sub-Contractors
Subcontractors who have not complied with the Ocean Mechanical Health and Safety
Policy will be issued a Safety Order to Comply.
If such a contravention has not been rectified, Ocean Mechanical will take the necessary
steps to correct the unsafe condition the subcontractors expense, and reserves the right to
remove anyone who causes the unsafe condition to exist or who performs in a manner not
consistent with the rule, regulations, policies and procedures as specified by Ocean
Mechanical, and our client’s Health and Safety Program, and required legislation.
Subcontractor/ Health & Safety Order to Comply
Date: ______________________
Foreperson: _______________________
Dear Sir/Madam:
At the above noted project, the following health and safety concern was noted:
We require that you rectify this condition by ____/______/_______ A.M./P.M.
Signature of Authorized Person for Subcontractor
If such contravention has not been rectified, Ocean Mechanical will take the necessary steps to correct the unsafe
condition at your expense, and reserves the right to remove anyone who causes the unsafe condition to exist or who
performs in a manner not consistent with established rules, regulations, policies and procedures as specified by Ocean
Mechanical, and our client’s health and safety program, and required legislation.
Issued by:
The Ocean Mechanical health and safety education program shall include but not limited to:
Worker orientation to health and safety and site specific hazards
WHIMIS training
Construction Safety Association “Supervisors Training Program” for all supervisors
First Aid Training
Accident Investigation Training for all supervisors
Construction Safety Association training on “The Occupational Health and Safety Act
and Regulations” for all supervisors.
 Company health and safety policy for all workers
 Additional specialty training as required
Responsibilities of Supervisor
1. All workers and subcontractors have completed the “Employee Orientation Checklist”
2. That all workers and subcontractors have been given a copy of the Safety Information
Policy, and that workers understand the policy.
3. The signed portion must be given to the project manager.
4. Workers understand the discipline notification policy
Safe Work Procedures
A safe work procedure includes activities that have been show in the industry to have potentially
serious consequences when performed improperly. Ocean Mechanical recognizes that these
activities require stringent safe work procedures, and that these activities may be determined
through job hazard analysis. Ocean Mechanical requires all employees to be trained in and use
safe work procedures to assure safe completion of tasks.
All employees are to be familiar with all safety equipment and how to use it.
The following is a list of the Personal Protective Equipment to be used in accordance with the
Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects:
Clothing Protection
 proper protective clothing must be worn at all times, (i.e. long pants and short sleeve
cotton shirts)
 when required, use appropriate gloves to protect against cuts, scrapes, abrasions etc.
Eye and Face Protection
 suitable goggles and/or face shield shall be worn when there is a possibility of eye injury.
 these activities may include drilling, chipping, cutting, etc.
Head Protection
 Approved hard-hats must be worn at all times. Hard hats must be in good condition to
keep their dielectric strength.
Note: Do not paint hard hats.
Foot Protection
 CSA certified Grade I footwear (Green Patch) with a high dielectric strength rating
(Omega Patch) must be worn at all times.
Note: Work boots should be fully laced and tied. Replace badly deteriorated work boots.
Fall Protection
 All workers and supervisors on construction projects must ensure an adequate Fall Arrest
System and use CSA approved Lanyards and Harnesses in accordance with the OHSA
 The Fall Arrest System must consist of CSA approved Safety Belts and Lanyards (16
millimeter - 5/8’ diameter nylon). When the lanyard is wire rope or nylon webbing, a
shock absorbing lanyard must be used
 Attachment of lanyards to the “D-ring” must be done with a locking snap hook designed
to prevent roll-out
Lifelines must:
 Always be secured to a solid object.
 Free of defects (cuts, abrasions, etc.)
 Long enough to reach the ground or knotted at the end to prevent the lanyard from
running off the line.
 Used by one worker at a time.
 CSA approved mechanical rope grab shall be used
Hearing Protection
It is recommended that each worker have hearing protection available for use at their
work area to be worn at all times in areas where noise levels exceed 85 dB. (I.e. drilling,
explosive actuated tools, etc.)
Respiratory Protection
NIOSH, approved respiratory protection (dust masks) must be worn whenever the hazard
of inhaling dust is likely (i.e. being exposed to drywall dust when workers are in the
all major pathways and work areas shall be kept clean and free of obstructions at all times
all crews responsible for maintaining and cleaning their work area regularly and on a
daily basis
scrap material, wire reels, wire scraps, conduit, cardboard cartons, electrical terminating
material etc., shall be stored in piles away from work areas and removed from the work
area on a daily basis or as required
All materials are to be stored in an organized manner in the designated storage areas as
provide by the constructor
Materials must be stored in such a manner where they will not tip, collapse or fall.
Openings Guarded by the constructor or other trades:
 Where there is a possibility a worker falling from one level to another or more than 1.2
meters, guardrails must be provided (i.e. Work platforms-scaffolds, floor openings, stairs,
 If you notice guardrails are missing around any opening in your work area, you must
notify your supervisor or the site superintendent of the condition immediately.
 Guardrails must consist of a top rail, intermediate rail and toe-board.
Removing guardrails or floor openings:
Guardrails removed temporarily for the purpose of doing work must be replaced
immediately after work is completed and/or before you leave the area. While working
with the guardrails removed you must protect yourself from falling (e.g. Fall
protection/cover opening).
If you are unsure bow to re-install guard railing or cover in a safe manner, notify your
supervisor immediately.
In our trade, we must use ladders to access work areas. The following are a listing of safety
precautions which should be followed at all times when using ladders.
All Ladders:
 Visually inspect ladders prior to using them. Ladders with weakened, broken, bent or;
missing steps; broken or bent side rails; or otherwise defective must not be used. They are
to be removed from the site.
 Ladders should be set up on a firm level surface. If the base is to rest on soft
uncompacted or rough soil, a mud sill should be used.
 Always maintain three point contact when climbing ladder (e.g. Two hands and one foot)
 When ascending or descending, workers should always face the ladder.
 Only one worker shall be on the ladder at any time.
 Ladders must not be erected on boxes, carts, tables, scaffold platforms or on vehicles
 Metal ladders, or ladders with metal reinforcing, must never be used
 Workers on a ladder should not stra4dle the space between the ladder and another object
Extension Ladders:
 Ensure ladders are of proper length so that they extended three feet or 90 cm. Beyond
 Landing areas at both ends of the ladder must be clear of debris and materials
 Ladders must be tied off at the top and the bottom or otherwise secured to prevent
 All stepladders shall be open fully to retain their stability.
 The worker shall not stand on the top and the two highest steps of the stepladder.
 The worker shall not straddle the stepladder at any time.
 The stepladder shall not be used as an extension ladder (I. E. Leaned against a wall to
 The erection and dismantling of scaffold must be carried out under the supervision of
knowledgeable and competent personnel.
 Scaffolds must be erected according to the manufacturers specification and be in good
 Never throw any material off a scaffold (this includes scaffold components, conduit,
wire, knockouts, scrap, etc.) 0
Elevated Work Platforms:
All operators must be trained and familiar with the machine they are operating and have proof of
such training from the manufacturer on that specific machine prior to its operation.
Use the right piece of equipment for the task. For example, do not:
 Use an “on slab” vehicle where an “off slab” designed unit is required.
 Use an underrated unit for lifting people and materials.
 Lift materials that extend too far beyond the platform.
 Use a scissor type lift where a boom unit would be more appropriate.
 Use a platform which will not reach the desired location (use of extenders, ladders, etc.,
is not permitted).
 All operators must know their daily inspection and maintenance duties regarding the
machinery (especially if it is rented machinery and these duties are shared).
 All workers must wear a fall arrest system while operating any elevated work platform.
 Never lift a load that exceeds the rating of the machine.
 Check for overhead hazard, electrical lines before traveling, raising or lowering the
platform “on slab” machines must be used only on smooth level and hard surfaces. The
work surface should have a slope of less than 50 and be free of depressions, trenches or
holes. The work surface must have enough bearing capacity to support the machine.
 The machine is not traveled in an elevated position over rough terrain.
 Only machines with outriggers capable of lifting the machine should be used on sloped
surfaces - stabilizers are not adequate for this type of operation.
 Blocking under outriggers must be used on soft ground conditions.
 Material used for blocking must be solid timber, not plywood or cement blocks.
 All lifts must have loads properly secured and centered on the platform.
Only certified persons, who have been instructed in the safe use of these tools and are
wearing eye protection and other equipment deemed necessary, may use these tools.
The user of this tool must fully inspect it prior to its use to ensure it is clean, operating
freely, the barrel is obstruction free, and there are no defects.
This tool must always be stored in a locked container when not in use and must never be
left unattended when out of its case.
This tool must be loaded only when it is to be used immediately
This tool shall never, be pointed at anyone, whether it is loaded or not
Only shells/loads suitable for the application and manufacturer of the tool shall be used
A misfired explosive load removed from an explosive actuating fastening tool shall be
placed in water.
Filled container on the project until the misfired explosive load is removed from the
Flammable liquids must be stored in CSA, UL, FM approved containers with flash
arresting caps in place. Containers must be grounded and bonded during decanting.
Flammable or combustible materials must not be stored or situated in areas where
welding, cutting or open flames are produced.
Flammable materials must be stored outside in an isolated or fenced area with “NO
Smoking” signs posted.
All flammable or combustible materials must be clearly labeled as to their contents and
hazards. (re: WHMIS Regulations).
Circle check your vehicle at the beginning of your shift.
Obey all rules while on public streets and job sites.
Obey speed limit at all times.
Travel at a safe distance behind other vehicles.
Ensure the area behind your vehicle is clear when backing up. Sound horn twice. When
your view is obstructed or limited, obtain assistance of a competent signal person.
Do not allow riders on any moving vehicle.
Observe vehicle load rating capacities.
Turn off the motor, and set the brake, when the vehicle is unattended.
Keep tools clean, check their condition before use and have defective parts and guards
Ensure electrical tools are effectively grounded. If the cord is cut/frayed, or the motor
casing is defective, have the cord or tool repaired or replaced before use
Electrical equipment used outdoors or in damp/wet areas, must be equipped with ground
fault circuit interrupter protection
REMEMBER to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment when using power
and/or hand held tools!
When using drills, reciprocating saws etc. Always:
Wear eye protection, hard bat, hearing protection, snug fitting clothes with heavy duty
Gloves A major hazard is failure to support material. Standing on material is not
recommended but firm support with all body parts away from the cutting or drilling path
is required (a jig is highly recommended)
When using chisels always:
Wear eye protection.
Never use a mushroom beaded cold chisel.
Never use for plying.
Always cap wood chisels before storing.
 The worker should be aware if someone is in the same area using compressed gases (e.g.
A plumber using acetylene or propane used for heating).
 If the worker detects a leak, then the tank should be shut off.
 All compressed gas containers should be stored upright
 Empty and full containers should be stored separately and also store flammables
acetylene) and oxygen separately
If the contractor is using any machinery or equipment (i.e. Lift-trucks) then it must be
regularly inspected.
The operators manual and log book must be kept readily available on the project.
Keep records of all maintenance reports. Only authorized, trained and competent persons
are to operate machinery
Size up materials to be handled. If an object appears to be awkward in shape or too
heavy, it may require additional help to be handled safely. When in doubt, ask for
When attempting to handle materials with co workers, communicate with each other prior
to handling the material to eliminate guessing. All nails or other materials that may
puncture skin, should be removed from the object immediately .
The following, are considerations which should be made prior to and during the lifting of
materials manually:
 Assess the lift (size, shape, etc.) And plan the route
 Keep your feet apart with one foot beside and one behind the load, tuck arms and chin in
 Pelvic tilt
 Tilt the object forward, test weight and bring object close to your stomach
 Using your leg muscles to lift, straighten up
 Turn with your feet. DON’T TWIST YOUR BACK
Ask your supervisor to find someone to assist you, if you’re not capable to lift the load safely
 The termination of all devices shall be performed in dry locations.
 All stripping and scrap etc. Shall be removed from the job on a regular basis.
 The covers for all devices shall be in place before they are energized.
 The worker shall not terminate the main feeds when they are “live”. Local hydro
authorities. shall terminate their feeders last to prevent an energized termination situation.
 All wiring procedures (even temporary) shall be done in accordance with local codes,
acts and regulations as a minimum. Any substandard wiring condition shall be reported
immediately to the foreman.
 The main panel shall be energized only when all the branch wiring and devices are
 If work needs to be performed on the wiring after energization (service work), then the
worker shall turn off and lock out the main panel using a keyed padlock. The worker
performing the tasks shall be the only one with the key to open the lock.
 When the work is completed and the area is safe, then the worker shall remove the
padlock from the panel.
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) has been implemented on a
national basis.
The workers may not be using a majority of WHMIS substances but may be exposed to them.
We will provide WHMIS training for all of our workers handling, or using hazardous workplace
chemical and physical agents. This training will enable all of our workers to work safely with
these hazards and help them prevent possible injuries.
All Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for products being used by our workers, will be
maintained at head office, provided to Constructors (we are performing work for) and all
supervisors will maintain copies of MSDS on site. These sheets will available for use upon
In the case of an injury the following steps should be taken.
The worker shall:
Promptly obtain first aid
Notify the supervisor immediately of any injury
If requiring health care, obtain from the employer a completed “treatment memorandum” (Form
156) to take to the doctor or the hospital.
When an accident occurs;
The trained person on location will administer first aid.
The trained person will assess the severity of the injury and ensure that protection has been
provided against continuing or further hazards.
This trained person will have someone notify the main office and the Health and Safety
The trained person will stay with the injured person until help arrives, and will inform medical
personnel of first aid treatment given.
The trained person will provide immediate transportation to a hospital, doctor’s office, or workers
home, if emergency vehicle transportation is not available.
The supervisor will complete and give to the injured worker a “Treatment Memorandum” (Form 156)
if health care is needed.
The following categories of injuries and illnesses will be reported, regardless of the nature or severity of the
Critical Injury
Lost Time Injury
First Aid Injury
This procedure is communicated to all supervisors and employees through:
Weekly Talks
Posting on Bulletin Boards
Occupational Health and Safety Act Section 51, 52
Regulation 1101 First Aid
All injuries, regardless of severity, must be reported immediately to your foreman and
the Constructor.
Foreman shall investigate all accidents and report to office IMMEDIATELY.
Should an accident occur it is essential that first aid be administered immediately,
followed by proper medical treatment as necessary.
Know where the first aid kit is located in the event of an emergency.
If you must leave the job site because of illness or injury be sure to notify your
Workers who sustain a workplace injury, will be required to participate in our
Modified Work Program. This will be offered in order to help injured workers back to
gainful employment as soon as medically possible.
NOTE: These Guidelines are by no means all inclusive. Workers will be updated on
changes when they occur.
Return to Work Program
Policy Statement
Ocean Mechanical is committed to developing and maintaining a safe and health work
environment, and to providing a fair and consistent policy for rehabilitation of workers who have
been at our workplace.
Ocean Mechanical will make every reasonable effort to provide accommodation to a worker who
is temporarily or permanently impaired. The goal is to return workers as close as possible to their
pre-accident earnings profile in meaningful and sustainable work.
Program Objectives
Allow the worker’s return to the work force as soon as possible by:
a) encouraging effective rehabilitation
b) promoting timely identification of assistance required such as vocational
c) helping maintain contact with co-workers
d) reducing the time needed fro return to full work capacity, and
Ensure that excellent communication is maintained between all parties
Ensure that all workers are treated fairly and consistently
Promote greater health and safety
Ensure compliance with the Workers Compensation Act
Should a worker become unable to perform his/her regular duties due to a workplace injury,
every reasonable effort will be made to place the worker in another position which they are
capable of performing.
Worker Orientation Checklist
Discuss Commitment to Health and Safety
Review Company Health an Safety Policy and Program
Discuss Hazards Associated with workers Job
Review the process for reporting hazards, near misses, injuries and illnesses
Job / Task Training
Review Emergency Procedures
Review First Aid Kit (Location and Contents and Procedures
Introduce to designated first aid person
Review and train in the following:
 Visitor Safety Policy
 Emergency Plan
 Personal Protective Equipment
 Material Handling
Explain the Workplace Inspection Program
Introduction to Joint Health and Safety Committee and / or Health and Safety
Location of:
 Site Telephone
 Emergency Numbers
Verification of Fall Arrest Training
Verification of Power Elevating Platform Training
Review Workers Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
Disciplinary Policy
Date of completion _________________________________
Signature of Worker________________________________
Lost Time Injury
Medical Aid
First Aid
Section 4
Last Name ____________________
First Name __________________________ Employee Phone # ___________________
Employee Address ____________________________________
S.I.N. # _______/__________/__________
Medical Facility: _____________________________________________
Doctor: _____________________________________________________
Phone # _____________________________
Phone # _____________________________
Person(s) who took employee for Treatment: _______________________________________________________________
Accident Date: __________________________ Time: __________ am / p.m.
Supervisor: ________________________
Project Location: _____________________________________ Accident Location: _______________________________
Date the Accident was reported to Supervisor: ___________________________
Date the Accident was reported to Head Office: ___________________________
Time: _____________________ am / p.m.
Time: _____________________am / p.m.
Nature of Injury: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Property Damage: Yes__________
No ___________ Estimated Cost: __________________________________________
Nature of Property Damage: ______________________________________________________________________________
Names and Addresses of Witnesses: _______________________________________________________________________
Site Conditions: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Equipment Involved: ________________________________________________________________________________
Explain How the accident happened (who, what, where, when, and how)
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Was this accident caused by failure of a machine or product or by a third party?
NO 
N/A 
If Yes, explain:
Immediate Cause: Means the Main Cause of the Accident / Injury.
Underlying: Means other events that contributed to the Accident
Body Injury: (Circle Area)
Identify Immediate Cause:
Identify Underlying Cause: ___________________________________________________________________________________
How can the Accident be Prevented from Happening Again? _______________________________________________
Completed By: Name (Print) ____________________________________________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________________ Date: _______________________________
Reviewed by Project Manager: ____________________________________
Date: _______________________________
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