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Lockout / Tagout assures that employees are protected from unintended machine motion or unintended release of energy which could cause injury. 
This includes electricity, water, steam, hydraulic, gravity, and many other  sources of stored energy.
 All sources of energy must be shut off, de-energized at the source,
and locked-out prior to any employee beginning work around or on the potential hazard.  

_____________________Safety Room  All Must Attend_____________________________

Each employee is empowered to refuse to start or continue in any work in which hazards have been identified and adequate
safety measures have not been incorporated.


Fall Protection  Presentation All employees must watch including office personal

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1- When Boom Shifts Laterally 2- Construction Worker Electrocuted When Boom Forklift Contacted Power Lines 3- Ruls To Live By 4-  Eye Safety


1 ) General Safety Rules
􀂉 Never attempt any job if you are in doubt about your safety or the safety of others. Ask your supervisor for help
􀂉 Do not get on or off equipment while it is moving
􀂉 “Think Safety in Every Way”
􀂉 Always de-energize equipment before performing work on it—“Lock and Tag Out”
General Safety Rules
􀂉 Stand on a dry insulating mat when operating an electrical disconnect
􀂉 Always wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
􀂉 Never place your fingers, hands or other body parts in or on moving/rotating parts of equipment.
􀂉 Do not apply belt dressing to a moving belt conveyor unless you are using
an aerosol type dressing from a safe distance from moving parts
􀂉 Never touch a moving cable – or a stationary cable unless locked/tagged out that is within 10 feet of passing through a sheave or being wound around a drum and wear gloves when do so
General Safety Rules
􀂉 Shut off all engines and allow a cool down time before refueling
􀂉 Do not work on or from raised equipment unless it has been securely blocked
􀂉 Anyone required to ride moving railroad cars should wear a full body harness attached
to the rail car at all times while it is in motion
􀂉 Always lift with your legs-not your back!! Do not over lift – get help!!


Safety and Health:  Foot Wear

Safety and Health will cover standard footwear requirements in all relevant Site orientations and training, and be available to respond to compliance concerns for a particular type, or specialized type of foot wear.

 Managers and Superintendents:

Divisional Managers and/or Department Superintendents will assess area needs and authorize types of footwear that vary from the standard footwear requirements. 


“Hard-toed” Shoe / Boot: A hard–toed shoe or boot is one with foot protection that meets ASTM F2413-05 (M/F) I/75 C/75 standards. 

“6-inch” Shoe / Boot A “6-inch boot” is defined by the height of the upper of the boot being 6 inches above the heel of the foot and must otherwise provide adequate support above the ankle.

 Required Standard Footwear:
Footwear that meets the minimum standards of:

1)      hard-toed,
2)      lace up style (extending above the ankle and properly laced), 6-inch boot,
3)      without heel or with heel (as long as heel height and condition does not contribute to instability and does provide support), 
4)      and, have soles with adequate tread (no slick or worn soles, no leather soles).

             Required Rubber Footwear:
   Water proof and chemical resistant footwear that meets the minimum standards of:

1)      water proof and chemical resistant certified,
2)      hard-toed,
3)      ankle support system (either lace up and/or with built in system of support),
4)      without heel or with heel (as long as heel height and condition does not contribute to instability and does provide support),
5)      and, have soles with adequate tread (no slick or worn soles, no leather soles).


 ·  There are many types and styles of hard-toed footwear on Site and this Policy can not address every activity and proscribe an authorized boot for every task.

  ·   The use of pull-on cowboy-style boots with leather soles and heels would be specifically prohibited.  In addition, cowboy-style boots would not offer the desired ankle support.

 ·  Similarly, there are pull-on “engineer” or “Wellington”- style boots that may have appropriate sole and heel, yet do not provide the required ankle support.

 ·  The overall condition of footwear – the sole, heel, toe plate, and uppers of the boot(s) – will be considered in determining if specific footwear meet the minimum standard.

 ·   Because boots wear out, periodic inspections of footwear may require boot replacement or equivalent rebuild to maintain the integrity of the boots, the tread and/or ankle support.

 ·  Discipline for failure to adhere to the provisions of this Policy will follow the Positive Discipline Policy guidelines, and may result in curtailment of work on Site until suitable footwear can be obtained.

 ·   Variances from the Required Footwear Standard must be authorized by Divisional Managers.

 ·  Many tasks are performed that require special, additional, or modified footwear requirements depending on specific task-related hazards.  In these cases where a specific hazard requires elevated protection, variances to the Required Footwear Standard must be authorized, communicated and enforced by the responsible Division/Department.


Ladder Safety

Self-supporting (foldout) and non-self-supporting (leaning) portable ladders must be able to support at least four times the maximum intended load, except extra-heavy-duty metal or plastic ladders, which must be able to sustain 3.3 times the maximum intended load. (See Figure 1.)

  • Non-self-supporting ladders, which must lean against a wall or other support, are to be positioned at such an angle that the horizontal distance from the top support to the foot of the
  • ladder is about 1/4 the working length of the ladder. (See Figure 2.)
  • In the case of job-made wooden ladders, that angle should equal about 1/8 the working length. This minimizes the strain of the load on ladder joints that may
  •  not be as strong as on commercially manufactured ladders.
  • Ladder rungs, cleats, or steps must be parallel, level, and uniformly spaced when the ladder is in position for use. Rungs must be spaced between 10 and 14 inches apart.
  •   For extension trestle ladders, the spacing must be 8-18 inches for the base, and 6-12 inches on the extension section.
     Rungs must be so shaped that an employee's foot cannot slide off, and must be skid-resistant.



  • Ladders are to be kept free of oil, grease, wet paint, and other slipping hazards.  
  • Wood ladders must not be coated with any opaque covering, except identification or warning labels on one face only of a side rail.



Other Requirements
  • Foldout or stepladders must have a metal spreader or locking device to hold the front and back sections in an open position when in use. (See
     When two or more ladders are used to reach a work area, they must be offset with a landing or platform between the ladders.
     The area around the top and bottom of ladder must be kept clear.
    Ladders must not be tied or fastened together to provide longer sections, unless they are specifically designed for such use. (See Figure 5.)
    Never use a ladder for any purpose other than the one for which it was designed.





This is improperly using the top rung of this step ladder  to work from.

Fall Protection


Why do we need protection from falling?

We need protection because even those of us with experience working at heights can lose our balance or grip; we can slip, trip, or misstep at any time. We may think that our reflexes will protect us, but we're falling before we know it, and we don't have to fall far to be seriously injured. We've been falling since Day One. Until we get better at landing, we'll need protection from falling.

Make fall protection part of your workplace safety and health program

A workplace safety and health program is what you and your co-workers do to achieve and maintain a safe, healthful workplace. There are as many types of safety and health programs as there are workplaces, but not all programs are successful. What makes a successful safety and health program? There are seven elements:


Commitment. All employees - including company executive officers, managers, and supervisors - are committed to making the program succeed. Accountability. All employees

- including company executive officers, managers, and supervisors - are held accountable for following safe work practices.

Involvement. All employees, including managers and supervisors, participate in making the program succeed.

Hazard identification. All employees are trained to identify hazards, and there are procedures for conducting hazard inspections and reporting hazards. Accident investigation. Managers and supervisors promptly investigate all accidents and near misses and then determine how to eliminate their causes.

Training. All employees receive training in identifying workplace hazards and learning safe work practices.

Evaluation. Managers and supervisors, with help from other employees, evaluate the program's strengths and weaknesses at least once a year. What is a fall hazard?

A fall hazard is anything in the workplace that could cause an unintended loss of balance or bodily support and result in a fall. Fall hazards cause accidents such as the following:

A worker walking near an unprotected leading edge trips over a protruding board.

A worker slips while climbing an icy stairway. A makeshift scaffold collapses under the weight of four workers and their equipment. A worker carrying a sheet of plywood on a

flat roof steps into a skylight opening. Fall hazards are foreseeable. You can identify them and eliminate or control them before they cause injuries.

What is supported access? Portable ladders, supported scaffolds, and aerial lifts let you get to a work area and support you while you work. They make getting to a work area easy,

but they can cause falls when they're not used properly. Portable ladders Portable ladders are versatile, economical, and easy to use. However, workers sometimes use them without

thinking about using them safely. Each year, most workers are injured when they fall from ladders. Most of the falls are less than 10 feet. Types of portable ladders. We use ladders

to do all sorts of tasks, so it's not surprising that many types of ladders are available. Let's look at the most common types.

What is a fall-protection system? If workers will be exposed to fall hazards that you can't eliminate, you'll need to prevent falls from occurring or ensure that

 if workers do fall, they aren't injured. A fall-protection system is designed to prevent or arrest falls.

Types of fall-protection systems There are seven general fall-protection systems:

Personal fall-arrest system (PFAS). Arrests a fall Personal fall-restraint system. Prevents a fall

Positioning-device system. Positions a worker and limits a fall to 2 feet

Guardrail system. Prevents a fall Safety-net system. Arrests a fall

Warning-line system for roofing work. Warns a worker of a fall hazard

Personal fall-restraint systems Unlike the personal fall-arrest system, which is designed to stop a fall, a personal fall-restraint system prevents a worker from reaching

 an unprotected edge and thus prevents a fall from occurring. The system consists of an anchorage, connectors, and a body harness or a body belt. The attachment point to the body belt or full body harness can be at the back, front, or side D-rings. The anchorage for a fall-restraint system must support at least 3,000 pounds or be designed and installed with a safety factor of at least two. If you're not sure how much an anchorage will support, have a qualified person evaluate it. Positioning-device systems Positioning-device systems make it easier to work with both hands free on a vertical surface such as a wall or concrete form. Positioning-device systems are also called Class II work-positioning systems and work-positioning systems.

The components of a positioning-device system - anchorage, connectors, and body support - are similar to those of a personal fall-arrest system. However, the systems serve

different purposes. A positioning-device system provides support and must stop a free fall within 2 feet; a personal-fall-arrest system provides no support and must limit

free-fall distance to 6 feet. Anchorage. Positioning-device systems must be secured to an anchorage that can support at least twice the potential impact of a worker's fall or 3,000 pounds,

 whichever is greater. Connectors. Connectors must have a minimum strength of 5,000 pounds. Snap hooks and D-rings must be proof-tested to a minimum load of 3,600 pounds

 without deforming or breaking. Body support.

A body belt is acceptable as part of a positioning-device system. However, it must limit the arresting force on a worker to 900 pounds and it can only be used for body support.

A full-body harness is also acceptable and must limit the arrest force to 1,800 pounds. Belts or harnesses must have side D-rings or a single front D-ring for positioning.Why train workers about fall protection?  Workers need to know about workplace hazards to which they may be exposed, how to recognize the hazards, and how to minimize their exposure. The best way for them to learn is through training. Training ensures that they know about the hazards and can demonstrate how to protect themselves from falling.

Caring for equipment When you use ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, and fall-protection systems you expect to get your job done safely. But do you pay attention to the condition of the equipment? Inspect the equipment frequently, keep it clean, store it properly, and it won't let you down. Inspecting fall-arrest, fall-restraint, and positioning-device systems


It is very important that you inspect the components of personal fall-arrest, restraint, or positioning-device systems for damage or excessive wear before and after each use. Replace any component that looks damaged. Don't use a personal fall-arrest system that has arrested a fall unless a competent person has determined that the system is safe to use.

Prompt rescue required The best strategy for protecting workers from falls is to eliminate the hazards that cause them. When you can't eliminate the hazards, you must protect workers with an appropriate fall-protection system or method. If a worker is suspended in a personal fall-arrest system, you must provide for a prompt rescue.

"Prompt" means without delay. A worker suspended in a harness after a fall can lose consciousness if the harness puts too much pressure on arteries. A worker suspended in a body harness must be rescued in time to prevent serious injury. If a fall-related emergency could happen at your work site, you should have a plan for responding to it promptly. Workers who use personal fall-arrest systems must know how to promptly rescue themselves after a fall or they must be promptly rescued.Developing an emergency-response plan

The following guidelines will help you develop a plan for responding promptly to falls and other emergencies.

Effective plans don't need to be elaborate. Your plan should show that you've thought about how to eliminate and control hazards and that workers know how to respond promptly if something goes wrong. Get others involved in planning. When other workers participate, they'll contribute valuable information, take the plan seriously, and be more likely to respond effectively during an emergency. Key objectives for an effective emergency-response plan include: Identify the emergencies that could affect your site.

Establish a chain of command. Establish procedures for responding to the emergencies.

Identify critical resources and rescue equipment.

Train on-site responders. Identify emergencies that could affect your workplace. Identify any event that could threaten worker safety or health. Two examples: A worker suspended in a full-body harness after a fall. A worker on a scaffold who contacts an overhead power line.

Identify critical resources and rescue equipment. Prompt rescue won't happen without trained responders, appropriate medical supplies, and the right equipment for the emergency.

First-aid supplies. Every work site needs medical supplies for common injuries. Does your site have a first-aid kit for injuries that are likely to occur? Store the supplies in clearly marked, protective containers and make them available to all shifts. Rescue equipment. Identify on-site equipment that responders can use to rescue a suspended worker. Extension ladders and mobile lifts are useful and available at most sites. Determine where and how each type of equipment would be most effective during a rescue. Make sure the equipment will permit rescuers to reach a fall victim, that it's available when rescuers need it, and that rescuers know how to use it.

Developing an emergency-response plan   Train on-site responders. An effective emergency-response plan ensures that on-site responders know emergency procedures, know how to use available rescue equipment, and - if necessary - know how to contact off-site responders. Workers who use personal fall-arrest systems and who work alone must know how to rescue themselves. Those who work at a remote site may need a higher level of emergency training than those who work near a trauma center or a fire department. Establish a chain of command. All workers must know their roles and responsibilities during an emergency. A chain of command links one person with overall responsibility for managing an emergency to those responsible for carrying out specific emergency-response tasks. Make sure that back-up personnel can take over when primary responders aren't available. Establish procedures for responding to emergencies. Procedures are instructions for accomplishing specific tasks. Emergency procedures are important because they tell workers exactly what to do to ensure their safety during an emergency. Your emergency-response plan should include the following procedures - preferably in writing - that describe what people must know and do to ensure that a fallen worker receives prompt attention: Know how to -How to report an emergency. How to rescue a suspended worker. How to provide first aid. After an emergency, review the procedures; determine if they should be changed to prevent similar events and revise them accordingly. In Conclusion
Before on-site work begins
 Identify emergencies that could affect your work site.

Establish a chain of command.

Document procedures for responding to emergencies and make sure they're available at the site.

Post emergency-responder phone numbers and addresses at the work site.

Identify critical resources and rescue equipment.

Train on-site responders. Identify off-site responders and inform them about any conditions at the site that may hinder a rescue effort. Identify emergency entry and exit routes. Make sure responders have quick access to rescue and retrieval equipment, such as lifts and ladders. During on-site work Identify on-site equipment that can be used for rescue and retrieval, such as extension ladders and mobile lifts. Maintain a current rescue-equipment inventory at the site. Equipment may change frequently as the job progresses. Re-evaluate and update the emergency-response plan when on-site work tasks change. When an emergency occurs First responders should clear a path to the victim. Others should direct emergency personnel to the scene. You can use 911 for ambulance service; however, most 911 responders are not trained to rescue a worker suspended in a personal fall-arrest system. Make sure only trained responders attempt a technical rescue.

Prohibit all nonessential personnel from the rescue site. Talk to the victim; determine the victim's condition, if possible.

If you can reach the victim, check for vital signs, administer CPR, attempt to stop bleeding, and make the victim comfortable. After an emergency Report fatalities and catastrophes to OSHA within eight hours. Report injuries requiring overnight hospitalization and medical treatment (other than first aid) to OSHA within 24 hours.

Identify equipment that may have contributed to the emergency and put it out of service. Have a competent person examine equipment. If the equipment is damaged, repair or replace it. If the equipment caused the accident, determine how and why. Document in detail the cause of the emergency.

Review emergency procedures. Determine how the procedures could be changed to prevent similar events; revise the procedures accordingly.




30 CFR § 56.14103 Operators stations.
If we have windows in our light vehicles, heavy equipment or stationary equipment we need to ensure that they are not creating a hazard of obstruction or safety to the   

  operator. If something does then we need to down the equipment until it can be scheduled for repair.

                                     All employees Please read
(a) If windows are provided on operators' stations of self-propelled mobile equipment, the windows shall be made of safety glass or material with equivalent safety characteristics.

The windows shall be maintained to provide visibility for safe operation.
(b) If damaged windows obscure visibility necessary for safe operation, or create a hazard to the equipment operator, the windows shall be replaced or removed. Damaged windows shall be replaced if absence of a window would expose the equipment operator to hazardous environmental conditions which would affect the ability of the equipment operator to safely operate the equipment.
(c) The operator's stations of self-propelled mobile equipment shall
(c)(1) Be free of materials that could create a hazard to persons by impairing the safe operation of the equipment; and
(c)(2) Not be modified, in a manner that obscures visibility necessary for safe operation.

New Stats -
30 CFR § 56.12019 Access to stationary electrical equipment or switchgear.

Where access is necessary, suitable clearance shall be provided at stationary electrical equipment or switchgear.


1.  We need to make sure that all access to electrical equipment and is maintained and open a good rule is keep 36 inches open for all access.

 2. Please make sure that we are not storing tools and other supplies in front of or blocking the equipment it is extremely important just in case someone needs to access this for emergency shut down for whatever reason

 3. When we are looking at the high voltage we need to stay out of the area unless trained to now the
hazards and procedures to work in the area.


  See MSHA'S Program Policy Manual


56/57.12019 Suitable Clearance Around Stationary Electrical Equipment
This standard requires that where access is necessary, suitable clearance shall be provided at stationary electrical equipment or switch gear. The intention of this standard is to provide sufficient access and working space around such electrical equipment to insure worker safety and to avoid contact by persons with electrical components.

The standard is intended to apply to the many and varied situations that do or will exist on mine property. Among the general factors to be considered in determining "suitable clearance" are voltages and conductors (including size), insulation, guards, existing passage or working space, direction of access to electrical components, potential exposure to live or exposed electrical parts, and the grounding of live parts.

The current editions of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code may be used as guidance in determining "suitable clearance." The provisions of the National Electrical Code for safe work clearances around electrical equipment can be found in Article 110 ("Requirements for Electrical Installations") and Article 710 ("Over 600 Volts, Nominal, General"). Part 1 of the National Electrical Safety Code contains two sections that may be of assistance: Section 11 ("Protective Arrangements in Electrical Supply Stations") and Section 12 ("Protective Arrangements of Equipment"). The National Electrical Code may be obtained from the National Fire Protection Association, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210. The National Electrical Safety Code (also referred to as ANSI-C2) may be obtained from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., National Bureau of Standards, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017.

Areas around stationary electrical equipment or switch gear should be restricted to authorized persons. Normal travel by or through such equipment should not be allowed unless no other travelway is available. However, if persons do travel by stationary electrical equipment, standard 56/57.11001 requires that a safe means of access be provided.



Best Practices in Safety Orientation
New employees lack familiarity with your workplace, processes, chemicals, safety hazards, and safety
practices--all of which puts them at greater risk than your seasoned veterans.
That's why your safety orientation program has to be efficient, hard-hitting, and packed with information.
Too often, orientation is considered a necessary evil. It's not given sufficient attention by some
employers, who see the time employees spend in orientation as lost production rather than as an investment in safety and protection.
For their part, new workers are frequently bored and distracted during tedious "talking head"
sessions. Even if they are pleased to have paid time off from regular duties, that still doesn't guarantee they're going to be paying attention.
But when orientation is done right, everybody gains. Safety orientation is an excellent way to get new
hires on board, to shape their safety attitudes, and to bring them up to speed on your policies and programs.
It's also your first official opportunity to educate them about your organization, your expectations, and
the importance of safety. This is the time when you set the tone, letting employees know you care about
them, and that you have rules and procedures in place to keep them safe.
The most important aspect of orientation is the informational content. Remember that many new
employees are young and lack the knowledge and experience necessary to jump in and work safely without a solid orientation.
Since you don't know what they don't know, and what they don't know can hurt them, make sure your
safety orientation starts on day one and covers all the basics, including:
1 General site hazards
2 Specific hazards involved in each task the employee may perform
3 Safety policies and work rules, including accident-prevention strategies and injury-reporting
4 Location of emergency equipment like fire extinguishers, eyewash stations, and first-aid supplies
5 Smoking regulations and designated smoking areas if you have them
6  Steps to take following an accident or injury
7  Proper reporting of emergencies, accidents, and near-misses
∗ Selection, use, and care of personal protective equipment
8  Emergency evacuation procedures, routes, and security systems
9  Safe housekeeping rules
10 Safe use of tools and equipment
11 Safe lifting techniques and material-handling procedures
12 Hazardous materials in use and location of material safety data sheets
There are those employers who also like to include information about the costs associated with
various types of accidents. Some companies even choose to bring in an employee who has been injured to
explain what happened and the effect of the injury on the employee and his or her family.
Sound a bit too negative for an upbeat orientation session? Those who have tried it say a first-hand
account of an accident and its aftermath can capture new workers' attention like little else.
No matter what's going on in your workplace or in the marketplace, think twice before skimping on
new-hire orientation programs. In fact, investing in your employees' well being makes a great deal of sense
for safety-minded businesses that care about their workers, their profitability, and their workers' ability to
deliver. Make safety orientation meaningful. Make it memorable and keep it short.
Source: BLR Safety Daily Advisor, 8/10/09