14 Jun Accident Prevention
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Effective implementation of, and consistent compliance with, the requirements and guidelines described below are critical to the protection and well-being of everyone on the project, including our customers, vendors, and the public. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to read and fully observe all of these safety and health practices while working on this project.
Basic Safety and Health Practices
- Daily Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is an important tool used to identify and address hazards associated with your work Tasks. The JSA is a requirement. Your supervisor will review the safety and health requirements for each work task with you prior to starting work.
- Prior to beginning your work task, check the area to determine what problems or hazards may exist.
- Know how to do your job safely.
- Know the safe operating procedures before using a piece of equipment.
- Make sure there is sufficient lighting of the work area.
- Make sure the work tasks you perform will not endanger you or your fellow workers.
- Ensure the safety of the public, vendors and subcontractors by posting and obeying signs and barricades.
- If your activity may endanger fellow workers or nearby equipment or materials, take the necessary steps to safeguard them.
- Follow company safety and health policies and procedures as well as posted signs.
- Wear personal protective equipment when required.
- Keep work areas clean and orderly. Continually check them for hazards.
- Pay close attention during job training sessions.
- Report all unsafe conditions and near-miss incidents to your supervisor.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Use proper fall protection equipment and 100% tie-off when working in elevated positions.
- Report all occupational injuries or illnesses immediately to your supervisor.
- Become familiar with and understand the project and your company’s emergency procedures.
- Use proper manual lifting techniques and/or mechanical assistance to prevent injury.
- Do not leave materials, scraps, or tools where they may be hazardous to others. Keep your work area clean.
- Follow the Project Energy Isolation and Clearance Procedure at all times.
- Obey all warning signs and tags (such as “Keep Out,” “RF Hazards,” “Eye Protection Required,” “Authorized Personnel Only,” etc.).
- Wear high visibility safety vest when working near operating equipment or near roadways.
- Horseplay is strictly prohibited.