OH&S Part 4 General Safety Policies

Natasha Birsa

OH&S: P4.1

Horseplay
  • Horseplay is not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Infractions of this policy may result in disciplinary action.

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/law-policy/occupational-health-safety/searchable-ohs-regulation/ohs-regulation/part-04-general-conditions#SectionNumber:4.24

 

OH&S: P4.2

Drugs & Alcohol
  • Employees are expected to follow the Strategic Drug & Alcohol Policy available on the company intranet.

https://staff.snrc.ca/substance-abuse-impairment-policies/

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

 

OH&S: P4.3

Discipline
  • Safety related disciplinary actions will be acted upon according to the SNRC Progressive Disciplinary Policy available on the company intranet.

https://staff.snrc.ca/download/policies/201806150913.pdf

 

OH&S: P4.4

Workplace Violence, Bullying & Harassment
  • Acts of workplace violence by employees will not be tolerated.
  • Any threatening statement or behavior that gives a worker reasonable cause to believe that they are at risk of injury will be investigated.
  • Employees are expected to follow the SNRC Bullying & Harassment Policy available on the company intranet.

https://staff.snrc.ca/download/policies/Workplace-Bullying-and-Harassment-Policy-V.4.pdf

 

OH&S: P4.5

Education, Training, & New Employment Orientation
  • The training and development of all SNRC employees is critical to the Company’s success.
  • All employees will receive ‘on-the-job’ training by working under the direct supervision of an experienced peer.
  • Periodic review and assessment will be completed by each employee.
  • SNRC employees will review the orientation materials on an annual basis.
    • Employees returning after 6 weeks of absence will receive re-orientation to focus on hazards changed in the workplace and review appropriate Job Safety Breakdowns (JSBs).

 

OH&S: P4.6

Fire Prevention & Suppression
  • Employees must ensure that adequate fire suppression equipment is available in each truck.
    • 1 fire tool for each member in the truck (backpack water tanks, pulaski’s, shovels, etc.)
  • Employees must be trained in fire-fighting duties in accordance with the Board accepted standard and be capable of safe, effective performance.
  • Crews may also receive S-100 Fire Suppression Training if required by the client.

OH&S: P4.7

Hazardous Materials
  • Employees will receive education in the identification and management of hazardous materials found in our workplace:
    • Fuels & lubricants
    • Cleaning agents
    • Printer toner
    • Bear spray
    • Herbicides and pesticides

 

All workers receive WHMIS training and review WHMIS documents during orientation, including all Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous materials used by SNRC employees.

 

OH&S: P4.8

Emergency Response Plans (ERPs)
  • ERPs are written to provide employees the means to coordinate evacuation/assistance in the event of an emergency.
  • The ERP is a combination of a general ERP field card, the Strategic project ERP details with associated maps, and check-in procedures.
    • Project location
    • Site communication methods
    • Access to first aid
    • Procedures between the person initiating the field call and the emergency responder
  • Site specific ERPs must be used at all times and be accessible to all field personnel.
  • The ERP must identify procedures and contact information necessary for complete evacuation of an injured worker.
  • ERP information is to be documented on the Strategic ERP Details & Pre-work Hazard Assessment Form1 and the general ERP field card2.

OH&S: P4.9

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All employees must use approved PPE in the performance of their duties.

  • SNRC provides:
    • Hard hat
    • Visor
    • Eye protection
    • Caulks
    • Gloves
    • Hearing protection
    • First aid kits
    • Whistle, flashlight
    • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) when required
  • $400 gear allowance for personal maintenance upon full time employment.

PPE should be regularly checked and maintained by employees. Periodic supervisor PPE checks are performed to ensure proper field protection.

 

OH&S: P4.10

Seatbelt Use & Fall Restraint
  • Seatbelt use is mandatory by all personnel in equipped vehicles at all times while in motion.

 

OH&S: P4.11

Fall Restraint
  • Employees are to refrain from putting themselves in a position where they are exposed to a fall greater than 3m or where a fall less than 3m poses greater risk to injury.
    • Employees exposed to potential fall situations (e.g. bridge inspections) must be properly trained and use an approved fall restraint system.
    • Limit use of walk logs and potential for bluff exposure.

 

OH&S: P4.12

New Product Procurement
  • SNRC purchases a wide variety of products and services to support the company programs in natural resource consulting.
    • All new products undergo evaluation for safe use and risk to employees to meet SNRC policies.
  • Through research and evaluation, risks and training requirements are identified prior to operation.
  • Employees with new product experience will be asked for product: feedback, training assistance, safe use, and risk controls.