Corporate Safety Policies and Procedures
In order to establish and organize good safety policies and procedures, this General Safety Policies and Procedures Written Plan summarizes information regarding safety policies and procedures at this company. Marsha S. Wadzinski, HR/Safety Director, is responsible for implementing and updating this plan. The plan is kept at each facility, Operations/Field Service Manager’s office.
General Company Safety Philosophy Statement
This general company safety philosophy has been developed to reflect and communicate the proactive safety attitude maintained at this company.
The company will comply with appropriate safety and security laws and regulations such as those established by:
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA),
- The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency),
- The DOT (Department of Transportation), and
- All other applicable federal, state, and local safety and health regulations.
In addition, our corporate safety philosophy includes the following vision statements:
- The company will comply with appropriate safety and security laws and regulations such as those established by OSHA, EPA, DOT, and all other applicable federal, state, and local safety and health regulations. We believe that the safety of employees is of utmost importance, along with quality, production, and cost-control. Maintenance of safe operating procedures at all times is of both monetary and human value, with the human value being far greater to the employer, the employee, and the community.
The following principles support this philosophy:
- All injuries and accidents are preventable through establishment and compliance with safe work procedures.
- The prevention of bodily injury and safeguarding of health are the first considerations in all workplace actions and are the responsibility of every employee at every level.
- Written safety plans describing the safe work practices and procedures to be practiced in all workplace actions are an essential element of the overall workplace safety program. All employees at every level are responsible for knowing and following the safety practices described in the written safety plans.
- Off the job, all employees should be similarly safe and demonstrate awareness of potential hazards.
Existing Written Safety Plans
Because we care about our employees and strive to provide a safe work place, we have put into place a number of written safety plans. These written plans provide guidance and direction for the safety issues they cover. The topics covered in written safety plans at this company include the following:
- Confined Space
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Disciplinary Program
- Electrical Safety
- Fall Protection
- Fire Protection
- First Aid
- Ground Fault Protection
- Hazard Communication
- Hearing Conservation
- Lead Exposure
- Lifting/Mobile Equipment
- Cutting, Welding, Brazing
- Hazard Assessment
- Accident Reporting
- Drug Free Workplace
- Safety and Health Guidelines
- Accident Investigation
- Arc Flash
- Emergency Action Plan
- Hand and Power Tools
- Imminent Danger
- Ladder Safety
- Tailgate Meetings
- Work Environment
This section lists responsibilities of employers and employees. These responsibilities are to be taken seriously at all times.
It is the policy of this company to provide a place of employment reasonably free from hazards, which may cause illness, injury, or death to associates. It is also this company's policy to establish an effective and continuous safety program incorporating educational and monitoring procedures maintained to teach safety, correct deficiencies, and provide a safe, clean working environment. All company supervisors, managers, directors, and officers are responsible for the enforcement of safety policies and practices. They must ensure that:
- Their staff members are trained in appropriate safety procedures, including chemical-specific training as required. Individual safety files are maintained in Personnel for all associates.
- They notify the HR/Safety Director, and complete the necessary forms if an accident or work-related health problem occurs in their department.
- Equipment and property within their area of responsibility is maintained in a safe, hazard-free condition.
All employees have a responsibility to themselves and to the company for their safety and the safety of the coworkers. All employees are required to:
- Comply with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations relevant to their work.
- Observe all company rules and regulations related to the efficient and safe performance of their work.
- Integrate safety into each job function and live by this philosophy in the performance of job duties.
- Report or correct unsafe equipment and practices.
- Report any accidents that occur while on the job.
All safety rules, procedures, and plans in effect at this company are intended to be followed. Upon violation of any company safety rule, the violating employee will be penalized. Disciplinary actions include:
- Verbal reprimand: An informal discussion of the incorrect behavior that should take place as soon as possible after the supervisor has knowledge of the safety misconduct.
- Written reprimand: A written form documenting the safety misconduct, to be presented to the employee and placed in the employee's personnel file.
- Warning of suspension: A written form documenting the safety misconduct and warning the employee that another incident will lead to suspension, to be presented to the employee and placed in the employee's personnel file.
- Suspension: A period of time during which the employee is debarred from the function of attending work and during which the employee is not paid.
- Dismissal/termination of employment: The permanent separation of an employee from the company, initiated for disciplinary reasons, safety misconduct.
Upon violation of any company safety rule, the violating employee will be penalized. The severity of the penalty will be in direct correlation to the severity of the safety violation.