Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Government Projects
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION 1
II. STATEMENT OF POLICY 1
1. Benefits of Good Safety 2
2. Reporting Accidents 2
III. ACCIDENT PREVENTION PLAN 3
1. Safety Enforcement 3
2. Safety Indoctrination 3
3. Safety Education & Training 4,5
4. Management Responsibility 6
5. Supervisor Staff Responsibility 6
6. Employees Responsibility 7
7. Subcontractor Responsibility 7
8. General Safety Rules (Employees & Subcontractors) 8,9
9. Fall Protection Systems 10
10. First Aid 10
11. Emergency Plans 10
12. Inspections 11
13. Disciplinary Program 11
14. Accident Investigation Procedures 12
15. Activity Hazard Analysis 13
16. Record Keeping and Documentation 13,14,15
IV. ACCIDENT REPORT FORM 16,17,18
V. EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION REPORT 19
VI. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM 20
There are many rewards for working at construction today. However, because of the many new techniques developed to improve the efficiency and productivity of the industry, it has also become one of the most hazardous fields to work in! Although the General Industry accident frequency rate has decreased, the accident frequency rate for construction has increased. This has caused the costs of doing business to increase accordingly.
It is a known fact that all Employers and their Employees can prevent accidents through planning, training and a cooperative effort in all areas of operations.
In an effort to prevent unnecessary hazard to our Employees and to the public, including loss of time, damage to equipment and property and exposure to injury and even death, this Company has established the following Safety Program as a general Company Policy. This policy must be learned, followed an adhered to by all persons employed, associated with or in any way a part of the Company.
This Policy is designed to maximize full compliance with standard safety policies and procedures, Federal OSHA and other safety policies and commonly accepted practices in the construction industry.
II. STATEMENT OF POLICY
It is the policy of GPALS Electric to perform work in the safest and most healthy manner possible, and in conformance with good construction standards, as well as protect our equipment and assets from accidental losses.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) has made it mandatory that areas of the construction industry comply with the Federal standards, or face the serious consequences of citations and fines. Therefore, GPALS Electric must initiate and maintain a permanent and ongoing program of effective accident prevention.
Without a written Accident Prevention Program Policy, it would be impossible to meet and maintain our goals with respect to health and safety. This Accident Prevention Policy will effect each and every person associated withGPALS Electric from management to each and every employee.
In order to fulfill these requirements, an organized and effective safety program must be carried out starting with the Company location, and carrying on through the Company vehicles and equipment and assets to each and every location where the work is performed. It is our overall objective to minimize accidents through preplanning and identification on each project of present and future potentially hazardous conditions.
To accomplish this purpose, responsibility for safety will be defined clearly and performance will be accurately evaluated, recorded, publicized and criticized. Serious or repeated safety violations will be cause for serious reprimand or discharge. All accidents or near misses will be cause for investigation and remedial action.
Participation in the Safety Program will include all employees and Subcontractors on a continual and organized basis and SAFETY will always be the FIRST consideration in the planning and performance of the work.
You must report all accidents to your supervisor immediately.
If you are injured, not matter how slight, report the accident to your supervisor or to first aid. Even the smallest cut or puncture can result in serious infection. A small sprain can turn in to something worse, or a bad bruise could be a fracture.
Also, it is important for you to document your injury for the purpose of compensation, and we must also keep an accurate injury record.
III. ACCIDENT PREVENTION PLAN
Project Supervisors or job Foremen for GPALS Electric shall be responsible for the application and enforcement of the safety requirements set forth in this program from the start to finish of any job, project or service call, no matter how big or small. The Supervisor, Foreman, or Project Manager shall report directly to Joe Raccuia, President of GPALS Electric, who will assist the Project Supervisor, Foreman or Project Manager with the administration and enforcement of the program and will independently monitor the projects for compliance.
All management personnel shall have safety meetings a minimum of once a month.
Select topic several days in advance and become familiar with the subject.
Schedule the meeting for the same time each week in the work area. A good time is just after start of the shift, or just after lunch.
Just before the meeting, gather all the material and equipment you will need. When possible use actual demonstrations. For example, if you are talking about fire extinguishers, have one to display and demonstrate with. or have a mushroomed tool-head or a broken hammer handle to show how they can cause accidents. If necessary, get someone to help you.
Start on time!
Make the meeting short and to the point.
Start the meeting by complimenting the employees on some recent good work.
Give the talk in your own words.
Get the employees to participate.
The Company management will strive to instruct each employee to:
Through regular Safety meetings and training sessions, the company shall discuss and reinforce the following topics.
What Supervisors should know
4. Management Responsibility
Note * "Notice of safety violation" shall be completed and distributed to all, and filed in the subcontractor's file, with a copy to the Safety director in Piscataway, NJ. If a repeat violation occurs, payment shall be suspended or worse case, contract termination shall occur.
8. General Safety Rules for all Employees and Sub-Contractors:
The minimum shall be short sleeve shirt, long trousers and leather or other protective shoes or boots. Canvas tennis or deck shoes are not acceptable.
demolition, dredging, quarry building or similarly related field activities
within the entire construction-site boundary.
These are only a few rules for your use. Always perform safely whether the rules have been listed here or not. After all, It is your obligation first to look out for your own safety.
10. First Aid
The purpose of our first aid program is to provide immediate treatment for minor injuries, and to give basic first aid treatment to employees with more serious injuries until medical assistance arrives, or while the employee is being transported to a medical facility.
11. Emergency Plans.
Major injury to an Employee
Emergency Phone Numbers
Near all telephones, the following emergency telephone numbers will be posted.
All GPALS Electric. supervisors and subcontractors supervisors will monitor safety
practices on a daily basis. GPALS Electric will hold a safety inspection walk of the job
site on a monthly basis with the supervisors of all of the subcontractors on the job
during that month. A report of any violations, corrective measure to be taken,
comments and upcoming potentially hazardous situations will be documented.
This report will be given to each Subcontractor. Any specific items to be
Corrected will be examined within two working days to be sure proper
Corrective action has been taken and a follow-up inspection report distributed.
The purpose of a disciplinary program is to insure compliance with the rules and regulations concerning operations, personnel, safety, and security, company policy and other regulations adopted by GPALS Electric.
All GPALS Electric employees without exception, including office, supervisory staff, personnel, and management are subject to this program.
Persons authorized to enforce or administer the disciplinary program will be determined by management, and can include supervisors, management, personnel department staff and safety staff.
Management will make the final determination, in the degree of disciplinary action taken for the violation of a regulation, only.
The two degrees of violation are as follows:
Premeditation or forethought.
Violation notices, which include a reference to the rule or regulation that was violated, will be written and must be signed by the employee who committed the violation and his immediate supervisor. One copy shall be given to the employee, one to the supervisor issuing the notice, one to the safety director, and one shall be placed in the employee's permanent personnel file.
The following are the procedures for reporting and investigating accidents, and shall be used at all times.
GPALS Electric and all of its subcontractors shall identify each sequence of the work, the hazards anticipated, and the control measures, which are to be implemented to minimize of, eliminate each of the hazards. This shall be reviewed with each respective subcontractor before commencement of the work.
Record Keeping Needs
Accident reporting procedures
The following are the minimum company procedures to be used for reporting and recording accidents that affect company operations. Telephone reports that must be made outside of the usual company office business hours should be attempted in the following order.
A. Joe Raccuia ___________________ 848-250-1315
The individual contacted above will handle all necessary internal reporting.
In the event of serious injury or death, notification must be made to certain public agencies. Federal OSHA requires notification of deaths and multiple inpatient hospitalizations (five or more) within 48 hours. State OSHA and police agency requirements do vary. Job sites are to check for the prevailing policy of agencies in the particular geographical locations.
Guidelines for Determining OSHA Recordability
An injury or illness is considered work-related if it occurs in the work environment (defined as any area on the company premises, e.g. job site, company cafeteria or company parking lot). The environment surrounds the workers, wherever they go, on official travel, in dispersed operations or along regular routes. All work related fatalities, diagnosed work related illnesses, and work related injuries requiring medical treatment or involving loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, or transfer to another job must be recorded. An OSHA form No. 101 or equivalent is to be completed within six days of learning of injuries or illnesses. All injuries and illnesses are to be completed within six days of learning of injuries or illnesses. All injuries and illnesses are to be reported for entry on the OSHA No. 200 log.
Medical Treatment- Recordables
The following are considered to involve medical treatment and must be recorded for work related injuries:
First Aid – Non –Recordable
The following are considered to involve only first aid treatment and need not be recorded if the work related injury does not involve loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, or transfer to another job:
Other Procedures not considered medical treatment
IV. ACCIDENT REPORT FORM
1. Type of Report: (Check on or Both) 2. Project No. 3. Report No.: Injury ____ Property Damage_____ ________________ ______________
4. Date of Report: 5. Name of Employee: (One report per employee) ____________________ Last__________________ First_________________ MI____
6. Social Security No. : 7. Date of Birth: 8. Sex (M or F) _________________________ _________________ _______________
9. Employee's Address: 10. Telephone No.: 11. Job classification: __________________________ _______________________ _________________________
12. Job Site: 13. Date and Time Event Occurred: ___________________________ Date: ________________ Time: ___________a.m./p.m.
14. Supervisor/Project Manager: 15. Working With: (Circle One)
17. Nature of Illness or Injury: (Check One)
__________ Abrasion __________ Puncture
__________ Amputation __________ Sprain
__________ Bruise __________ Strain
__________ Burn, Chemical __________ Pain
__________ Burn Thermal __________ Heat Stress
__________ Contusion __________ Hearing Loss
__________ Cut __________ Repetitive Motion Injury
__________ Death __________ Occupational Skin Disease or
__________ Fracture __________ Respiratory Condition Due to Toxic
__________ Inhalation __________ Poisoning
__________ Absorption __________ Disorders Due to Physical Agents
__________ Laceration __________ Disorders Due to Repeated Trauma
18. Property Damage: __________Yes __________No
To What: __________________________________________________
Nature of Damage: _____________________________________________________________
19. Accident Type: (Check One)
__________ Contact, In, On, or __________ Contact by Chemical Substance
__________ Fall, same level __________ Struck Against
__________ Fall, Different Level __________ Repetitive Trauma
__________ Slip (not fall) __________ Bodily Reaction
__________ Overexertion __________ Inhalation Absorption
__________ Struck by __________ Other ______________________________
__________ Contact w/Temp. __________ Contact w/Electric Current
20. Severity Code:
__________ First Aid __________ Lost Time
__________ Medical Treatment __________ Fatality Issue Date:
21. Accident Cause:
__________ Not Properly Instructed in Safe Operating Procedures
__________ Improper Body Position of Lifting Technique
__________ Poor or Insecure Grip on Object
__________ Lifting or Handling Object Without Sufficient Help
__________ Moving, Working, or Operating at Unsafe Speeds
__________ Adjust, Oil, Clean, Repair, Remove Objects While Machine is Running
__________ Equipment Not Locked Out
__________ Failure to Provide Clearance for Feet, Fingers, etc.
__________ Standing or Sitting on Unsuitable Objects
__________ Carrying Objects Unsafely
__________ Inadequate Training
__________ Improper Handling of Containers
__________ Failure to Use Proper Tool, Method or Equipment
__________ Operating Equipment Without Authority
__________ Distracting, Teasing, Horseplay
__________ Improperly Loaded, Stacked or Stored
__________ Failure to Use Protective Equipment or Apparel
__________ Congested or Construction in Work Area
__________ Poor Housekeeping
__________ Wet, Slippery, or Uneven Surface. Ice
__________ Defective Tool or Equipment
__________ Improperly Guarded or Unguarded Equipment
__________ Violation of Safety Rules
__________ Lack of Existing Safety Rules
__________ Other (Explain)___________________________________________________________
22. Doctor Treating Case: (If Known) 23. Facility Where Treatment Given:
24. Last Day Worked: 25. Date Returned to Work: ________________________ ______________________________
26. Accident Sketch: 27. Did Anyone Witness Accident?
__________ Attached _____________________________________
__________ Not Available (Name) (add sheet for add. Names)
28. Accident Facts: (List all actions, non-actions, conditions, etc. that led up to and occurred immediately after the event. Use additional pages if necessary) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
29. Recommendations: For office use only. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
30. Person Making Report:
S i g n a t u r e: ____________________________________
Print Name: ____________________________________
Form S-5 Issue Date: August 25, 2003 Revision Date: ___________
V. Employee Orientation Report
Employee Name: ____________________________________________________
Supervisor Giving Orientation: ______________________________________
Project Name: _______________________________________________________
Handouts Received: _________________________________________________
1. Company HistoryYes _____ No _____
2. Safety PolicyYes _____ No _____
3. General Safety Rules Yes _____ No _____
4. Specific Job Rules Yes _____ No _____
5. Use of Personal Protective Equipment Yes _____ No _____
6. Participation in Safety Meetings Yes _____ No _____
7. Reporting Unsafe Situations Yes _____ No _____
8. Making Safety Suggestions Yes _____ No _____
9. Assisting in Accident Investigations Yes _____ No _____
10. Unusual Job Conditions Yes _____ No _____
11. Reporting of Injuries Yes _____ No _____
The Above items were discussed with me today and I had an opportunity to ask questions. I understand the company policy and position on these items.
Signed: _________________________ Signed: __________________________
Date: _____________________________ Date: ____________________________
VI. Acknowledgement Form
This is to acknowledge that the undersigned has received a copy of the GPALS Electric ,
Safety Program for Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Government
Projects, (pages 1 through 20). The undersigned has reviewed the Program, understands his/her responsibilities, and agrees to participate in the Safety Program and compliance thereto.
(Printed name and title)
(Employer ID # /Social Security Number)
Form S-5 Issue Date: August 25, 2003