Mission Statement • To provide a safe environment, challenging us to outperform customer and supplier expectation, while assuring and sustaining profitable growth for our shareholders and creating opportunities of personal growth for all employees.
Why Work Safely? • Work safely for the most important people in your life, your family. • If you are injured at work the people you will directly effect the most will be your your family. • A work related injury could cause you to be unable to play with your children, take part in recreational activities or hobbies.
What is working safely? • Wearing required PPE such as safety glasses. • Completing every task the correct way, not taking hazardous shortcuts. • Paying attention to the task at hand. • Asking your supervisor how to complete unfamiliar tasks.
Fork Lifts & Manlifts • Only licensed and certified operators are authorized to operate forklifts & Manlifts. • Do not operate mobile equipment until you pass the required training and are certified. • Never stand on raised forks or on a pallet on the fork lift. • Never place any body part under raised forks, pallet or other load.
Fork Lifts & Manlifts • Always keep a buffer distance of at least 6 feet from all directions of possible travel. • Always insure the lift operator knows you will walk in front of or behind the lift. • Never stand in an area where a load could fall off forks and strike you. • Never ride on a fork lift as a passenger.
Cranes • Only trained and certified operators are authorized to operate cranes. • Never place any part of body under a raised crane load. • Never position yourself in a death zone.
Death Zones • Examples of Death Zones are as follows: • the front or rear of a loaded sheet lifter. • Within 6 feet in front of or behind a raised coil. • Underneath a raised load. • Positioning yourself between a raised load and a fixed object. • In an area where the load would strike you if it fell. • These areas are called death zones because if the load fell or shifted and you were in death done you would be killed.
Required PPE • Safety Glasses and hard hats are required to be worn at all times. • Hearing protection is required when near a burning machine in operation, grinding or next to someone grinding and near the tumbler in operation. • Cut resistant gloves and arm guards are required for all banding activities.
Required PPE Continued • Face shield, safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection is required for all grinding activities. • Gloves are required to be worn when handling sheets of steel, scrap or bands.
Dust Masks • Dust Masks or respirators are an effective method of protection against airborne dust when grinding. Respirator use is encouraged, even when exposures are below the exposure limit, to provide an additional level of comfort and protection for workers. However, if a respirator is used improperly or not kept clean, the respirator itself can become a hazard to the worker. Sometimes, workers may wear respirators to avoid exposures to hazards, even if the amount of hazardous substance does not exceed the limits set by OSHA standards.
Dust Masks Continued • Olympic Steel provides respirators for your voluntary use if needed in dusty environments be sure that the respirator itself does not present a hazard. • You should do the following: • 1. Read and heed all instructions provided by the manufacturer on use, maintenance, cleaning and care, and warnings regarding the respirators limitations.
Dust Masks Continued • 2. Choose respirators certified for use to protect against the contaminant of concern. NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health certifies respirators. A label or statement of certification should appear on the respirator or respirator packaging. It will tell you what the respirator is designed for and how much it will protect you.
Dust Masks • 3. Do not wear your respirator into atmospheres containing contaminants for which your respirator is not designed to protect against. For example, a respirator designed to filter dust particles will not protect you against gases, vapors, or very small solid particles of fumes or smoke. • 4. Keep track of your respirator so that you do not mistakenly use someone else's respirator.
Care of PPE • Inspect all PPE prior to using each time. • If any part of your PPE is damaged see your supervisor for a replacement • Store all PPE in a clean, dry and secure place. • If your PPE is lost or stolen you will charged for a replacement.
Limitations of PPE • Hardhats will protect you from falling bolts from cranes but not a falling coil or plate. • Dust, airborne dirt, and sparks can travel underneath and around the lens of a safety glasses. • Leather gloves can be be cut through.
Eye Safety • Never rub your face or eyes with dirty hand or while wearing a glove. • If you get something in your eye never rub it with your finger, this will only make it worse. • If something is in your eye blink it several times then use an eye wash.
Hearing Conservation • Always wear hearing protection in required areas. • Prolonged exposure to noise without protection will cause permeate hearing loss. • To insert earplugs pull up on top of ear and insert. • Earmuffs should cover the entire outer ear and be snug.
Machine Safety • Never try to operate equipment you are not familiar with or trained to operate. • Never place hands in areas where there are moving parts or crush zones. • Never reach into a machine while it is operating.
Electrical Safety • Only trained maintenance employees are authorized to conduct trouble shooting or electrical repairs. • Do not attempt any maintenance activities you are not trained or authorized to conduct. • Never use a damaged extension cord or any other piece of damaged equipment. • Never used electrical equipment in damp or wet areas.
Lock Out/Tag Out • If you ever see a red lock, yellow lock or a danger tag on a machine it is locked out for repairs. • Never try to start a locked out machine. • Never remove locks or tags. • All machines being serviced must be locked out. • Only trained and authorized maintenance employees can lock a machine out.
Machine Guarding • Never remove a guard from a machine • Do not use any machines with a guard missing. Report the problem immediately to your supervisor. • Never reach around a guard. • Never rig or bypass a guard.
Lifting and Moving Material • Always check the weight of an object prior to lifting it. • If it seems heavy get help from another person, use a fork lift or a crane. • Stretch and plan the path of travel before the lift. • Always lift with your legs keeping your back straight. • Never twist while carrying a load.
Chemical Hazard Communication • All chemicals must be labeled with the name of the chemical & manufacturer • Bulk chemicals and chemicals with a hazard must be labeled with the Hazard Management Information System Label shown on the next page. • The higher the number rating the more hazardous the chemical.
Specific Hazards • The marking in the bottom white square • OXY - Oxidizer (causes fire through release of oxygen) • ACID - Acid • ALK - Alkali CORR - Corrosive (both CORR & ALK material create burns on human skin) • W - Use No Water • - Radiation Hazard
MSDS • MSDS = Material Safety Data Sheets • In-depth information on health hazards, reactivity, flammability chemical properties, guidelines on usage and storage. • We have MSDS on every piece of steel and chemical at the division. • The MSDS binder is located next to the time clock.
Confined Spaces • Never enter an area labeled as a Confined Space • Confined Spaces need to be locked out and checked to insure the atmospheric conditions are safe before an entry is made. • Only trained and authorized employees may enter a confined space. • (Pertains to Milford and Winder only)
House Keeping • It is important not to leave lumber, scrap, or garbage on the floor. • Items not stored correctly will cause a trip hazard. • Water or oil on the floor will create slip hazards for employees or fork lifts. • Clean up or immediately notify your supervisor of these conditions.
Ladders • Do not use a ladder until you have been shown the correct way to setup and use that specific ladder by your supervisor or a member of the maintenance staff. • If you do get trained to use a ladder keep the ladder and yourself at least 12 feet from live crane rails. • Shop made ladders are not allowed.
Climbing on and off of Flatbeds • If your have enter the top of a flatbed follow the guidelines below: • Climb onto the flatbed using a rolling ladder. If a ladder is unavailable climb up using the ICC bar or a step at the front of the trailer. • Always maintain 3 points of contact(2 hands & a foot or 2 feet and a hand) when entering or exiting the trailer. • Always be aware where the edge of the trailer is in relation to you. • Never back up towards the edge always face it when moving in that direction. • Never jump off the trailer always climb down.
Working from Heights • Never enter an area with a fall hazard of 4 feet or greater. • Fall protection is required in all fall hazard areas. • Training is required for all employees prior to using fall protection. • Fall protection is also required to be worn at all times in Telescoping JLG Manlifts.
Burning • Only trained and authorized employees are permitted to use burning equipment. • A Burning permit issued by the maintenance supervisor is required in non designated areas. • Never look directly at flame at the torch head without wearing burning glasses. • Staring a a lit torch head will cause welders flash and could result in severe eye injury.
Bodily Fluids • Do not touch or try and clean up any bodily fluids such as blood or vomit. • A direct exposure to bodily fluids could result in contracting HIV or Hepatitis. • Only trained employees with latex gloves & safety glasses are authorized to handle this type of hazardous material. • If you are exposed to any bodily fluids notify your supervisor immediately.
Medical Emergencies • If someone needs Emergency Medical Care follow the guidelines below: • 1. Summon a first responder to the injured person and call 911 if necessary. • 2. Insure an employee stands at the entrance to direct the EMS crew to the injured employee. • 3. Inform your supervisor of the situation
Fire Procedures • If you find a fire smaller then a small trash can you can try and put it out. • Anything larger sound the alarm, notify your supervisor and evacuate the building. • Assemble in your designated area outside • Report any missing coworkers to the operations manager.
Fire Extinguishers • Fire extinguishers only have a minute of retardant in each extinguisher. • So you will only be able to put out fires the size of a small trash can. • To use a fire extinguisher Remember PASS • Pull the pin • Aim at the base of the fire • Squeeze the handle • Sweep the base of the fire
Horse Play • Horse Play, scuffling, pranks, wrestling, or throwing material at others are not allowed under any circumstances. • This type of behavior often results in injuries.
Visiting Co-Workers in Other Areas • Do not visit other employees if your position does not require you to do so. • Failure to adhere to this policy will result in disciplinary action.
Injuries & Accidents • All injuries and accidents must be reported to your supervisor immediately(within 10 minutes). • This includes first aid injuries and close calls. • First Aid injuries must be documented on the first aid log. • Accidents and injuries resulting in medical treatment must be documented on a accident investigation form. • Not reporting an injury or accident immediately will result in disciplinary action.
Disciplinary Action • Disregarding safety rules or established safety practices will result in immediate dismissal or at least being written up and suspended. • Examples of violations: • Not wearing required PPE • Not immediately reporting an injury or damage • Committing an unsafe act such Standing in a Death Zone or removing a guard • Operating a piece of equipment you are not authorized to operate such as a crane or fork lift
Safety Incentive • Every month that no lost time injuries occur you will receive a bonus of 2% of your earnings for that month. • To be eligible for this bonus you must: • Wear the required PPE for every task • Not commit any unsafe acts
Panel of Physicians • A panel of physicians is posted by the time clock. • If you are injured at work you must seek treatment for the injuries only from the medical providers listed on the panel. • If you seek treatment outside the panel no medical treatment will be reimbursed by our insurance company.
Return to Work Policy • All injured employees that are returned to work with restrictions will be accommodated with a modified duty position until they can return to full capacity. Every effort will be made to return employees on medical restrictions to their normal position with modifications to meet the required medical restrictions. When it is not possible to accommodate employees at their normal position an alternative task, within the scope of the restrictions will be assigned.
Drug Testing • The company drug testing program is intended to eliminate the use of illegal drugs, alcohol, and other controlled substances at work sites. Designed solely for the benefit of our employees, this program will provide reasonable safety on the job and protection from offending individuals.
Drugs and alcohol tests will be administered under the following conditions: • To any employee when there is reasonable suspicion that he/she is under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol • To any employee who is involved in a workplace accident which causes property damage or which requires examination and/or treatment by a licensed physician or medical facility • Upon application for employment and as a condition of employment
Drugs and alcohol tests will be administered under the following conditions: • Without prior notice, to any employee who previously has been required to undergo chemical dependency treatment or evaluation, or who is participating in a chemical dependency treatment program • To any employee as part of a random drug testing program (participants in such programs will be informed of such programs at the time of employment)
Refusing a Drug Test • An employee’s refusal to submit to testing as stated above shall be grounds for immediate discharge.
Alcohol • The use or possession alcohol on company property is prohibited. • Reporting to work with a blood alcohol level at or above .030 will result in dismissal. • This is the equivalent to one beer. • It takes the average person one hour of not drinking for each beer you drink to pass through your system.
Unauthorized Visitors • Family Members and friends are not permitted in the warehouse. • All visitors including first time contractors and venders must must sign in at the office before entering the warehouse. • Direct all unauthorized visitors to the office and report them to your supervisor immediately.