OSHA Safety Manuals | General Safe Practice Rules
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general safe practices

General Safe Practice Rules

General Safe Practice Rules

  1. All employees shall follow safe procedures and operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to their Field Supervisor.
  1. Supervisors are instructed to take such action as is necessary to enforce these rules.
  1. Always ask your Field Supervisor if you do not know how or are in doubt as to the safest way of doing your job.
  1. Help the new or inexperienced employee by pointing out potential hazards.
  1. Wear clothes suited to the job – Hard Hats, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses &  Gloves are Mandatory . No dangling or loose clothing or jewelry around moving machinery.
  1. No Shoes with thin or badly worn soles shall be worn.
  1. Use Goggles, Face Shields, Safety Glasses, Hard Hats, Gloves, Ear Protection, etc. and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.
  1. Pile and unpile material carefully.
  1. Learn to lift the right way. Bend knees, keep back erect. Get help for heavy loads.
  1. When working with another man, let him know before you drop a load or do anything that might injure him.
  1. Do not throw anything from a height unless there is a chute or ramp to guide it .
  1. Keep material, air hoses, electrical cords, etc. out of walkways. Bend down or remove protruding nails, banding, etc.
  1. Warn men working above, below or to the side of you.
  1. No “horseplay” or “rough-housing” while at work. To do so may lead to injury and cause your discharge.
  1. Make sure ladders are in good condition and firmly placed. Have both hands free when going up and down ladders.
  1. Do not ride or get under loads that are being carried by cranes or forklifts.
  1. For your protection, obey all warning signs, such as: Arc Flash Hazard, Powder Operated Tools in Use, Laser Tools in Use,  “Keep Out,” “No Smoking,” “Eye Protection Required,” etc.
  1. Use of both, Safety Glasses and a Face Shield is required when grinding or chipping material.
  1. You are specifically required to report all work-related injuries and illnesses to your Field Supervisor Immediately. Failure to report may result in disallowance of the claim and a disciplinary warning.
  1. You will not knowingly be required or permitted to work while your ability or alertness is impaired by fatigue, heat illness or other causes.
  1. The use of intoxicating liquors or drugs during work hours will not be tolerated. You will not be permitted to work if you are or are reasonably believed to be under the influence of intoxicating liquors or drugs.
  1. All employees shall be given frequent accident prevention instructions. Instructions shall be given weekly.
  1. Work shall be well planned and supervised to prevent injuries in the handling of materials and in working together with equipment.
  1. Employees shall not enter confined spaces such as manholes, underground vaults, chambers, tanks, silos, or other similar places that receive little  or no ventilation, unless it has been determined by air detection equipment  that it is safe to enter and they have attended a CSI Inc. “Confined Space Training class”.
  1. Employees shall be instructed to ensure that all guards and other protective devices are in proper places and adjusted, and shall report deficiencies promptly to the Field Supervisor.
  1. Crowding or pushing when boarding or leaving any vehicle or other conveyance shall be prohibited.
  1. Workers shall not handle or tamper with any Electrical Equipment, Machinery, or Air or Water lines in a manner not within the scope of their duties, unless they have received instructions from their Field Supervisor.
  1. Employees shall cleanse thoroughly after handling hazardous substances, and follow special instructions from authorized sources.
  1. Work shall be so arranged that employees are able to face ladder and use both hands while climbing.
  1. Gasoline shall never be used for cleaning purposes.
  1. No burning, welding, or other source of ignition shall be applied to any enclosed tank or vessel, even if there are some openings, until it has first been determined that no possibility of explosion exists, and authority for the work is obtained from the Field Supervisor or superintendent.
  1. Any damage to scaffolds, falsework, or other supporting structures shall be immediately reported to the Field Supervisor and repaired before use.