Health and Safety Policy
You can help avoid serious accidents and/or injury to yourself and others by following certain general safety rules. Violation of the safety regulations of the company may subject you to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
1. All control buttons and switches shall be properly identified as to their function and purpose.
2. All control buttons and switches shall be color-coded.
3. All unsafe work conditions shall be reported to a supervisor or the safety coordinator.
4. Report, in writing, all work-related accidents, injuries or illnesses to a supervisor or the safety coordinator.
5. Correct or report any safety device that is missing or inoperative.
6. Return tools and equipment to proper storage place after use.
7. Oily rags and containers that contained flammable liquids shall be disposed of immediately after use in covered metal containers.
8. Qualified personnel shall perform maintenance of equipment. Do not attempt to fix it yourself.
9. No jewelry, long hair or loose clothing is allowed around any machinery while operating.
10. Aisles and emergency exits shall be kept free of debris at all times and maintain a minimum width of 24″.
11. Floors shall be kept clean and dry.
12. Floors and platforms shall be kept free of projections, obstructions, holes and loose boards.
13. Exits shall never be blocked or obstructed.
14. Fire extinguishers shall not be blocked or obstructed at any time.
15. Safety devices and guards shall not be removed, and/or will be replaced before operating any machine.
16. Horseplay and running shall be forbidden.
17. Smoking is not allowed in any enclosed space, which is company property.
18. Proper hygiene shall be used when leaving or returning to work areas for break and meal periods (i.e., washing hands).
19. Employees shall use proper lifting techniques as outlined in the Back Injury Prevention Program, to avoid over extension when lifting.
20. Head Protection: Employees exposed to flying or falling objects and/or electrical shock and burns shall be safeguarded by means of approved head protection where there is risk of hair entanglements in moving parts of machinery, combustibles or toxic contaminants, employees shall confine their hair.
21. Eye and Face Protection: Employees working in locations where eye hazards due to flying particles, hazardous substances or injurious light rays are inherent in the work or environment shall be safeguarded by and shall use employer-provided face or eye protection. suitable screens or shields isolating the hazardous exposure shall safeguard nearby employees.
22. Ear Protection: Ear Protection must be worn in areas outlined in the Noise and Hearing Program.
23. Failure to follow company’s lockout, block out procedures when among other activities maintaining equipment or making adjustments to equipment.
24. Employees operating motor vehicles in their work must conform to, and maintain a safe driving record as outlined in, the company’s Safe Operation of Vehicles policy.
25. Operating a forklift without being certified as a safe operator by the company in accordance with Cal OSHA standards.
26. Proper protective equipment described above shall be worn when handling Hazardous materials. If a respirator is required, employees must be fit-tested and Be trained for proper usage and cleaning.
27. Where eye protection is required and the employee requires vision correction, such eye protection shall be provided as follows: safety spectacles with suitable corrected lenses, or safety goggles designed to fit over spectacles
28. The wearing of contact lens is prohibited in working environments having harmful exposure to materials or light flashes, except when special precautionary procedures, medically approved, have been established for the protection of the exposed employee.
29. Body Protection: Body protection from hazardous or flying substances shall be Provided by clothing appropriate for the work being done. Loose sleeves, tails, ties, lapels, cuffs, etc., which may entangle in moving machinery shall not be worn.
30. Clothing saturated with flammable liquids, corrosive substances, irritants or oxidizing agents shall be removed and shall not be worn until properly cleaned.
31. Hand Protection: Gloves may be required for employees whose work exposes hands to hazardous substances, cuts or burns. The company will exercise great care when employees are required to wear gauntlet-type or loose-cuff type gloves while working around moving machinery.
32. Foot Protection: Appropriate foot protection shall be required for employees who are exposed to foot injuries from hot, corrosive, poisonous substances, falling objects, crushing or penetrating actions, which may cause injuries.
33. All protective devices shall be easily cleaned, disinfected, and not interchanged among employees until properly cleansed.
34. Respiratory Protection: Respirator shall be provided for employees who are exposed to hazardous vapors or dust which may cause injury.
Information concerning type of equipment to use is provided on the Material Safety Data Sheet for each hazardous substance and should be consulted before handling any product.