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MORNING STAND-UP POLICY
All employees will be required to participate in a Morning Stand Up Meeting for the first 15 minutes of the shift at the yard. The Morning Stand Up Meeting is held every day at the beginning of the shift and is designed to share key operational and safety information from multiple sources with all employees across the Company. Operating and Safety information will be coming from many sources such as from customers, other contractors, previous shift safety incidents or near–miss incidents, or from the industry. The topics for the Morning Stand Up Meeting will change each day and shall contain a daily "Safety Topic" for crew members to focus on. If you have questions about any items discussed during the Morning Stand Up, do not hesitate to speak up and ask questions. Supervisors are required to complete a package of information each day that includes – signed copy of the Morning Stand Up Report, Roster, Time Sheet and Pre-Job Brief(s). All rosters, time sheets and pre- job briefs must be completely filled-out and match accurately for those that are on the job across all of the forms and also provide clear indication who is taking PTO or unpaid days off if any. PPE is required for visual verification during the Morning Stand Up Meeting by the supervisor at the yard prior to going to the job site. Required PPE includes hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, and Company ID. If you do not have your Required PPE on you during the Morning Stand Up meeting, you cannot go to the job site. PPE must be worn at all times when in the yard and on the job site.
PRE-JOB BRIEF POLICY
Proper Planning and the Pre-Job Brief
Proper planning is necessary for the safe and productive operation of our crews. Before any work begins, each job must be planned and documented with an Energy Group, Inc. Pre-Job Brief to ensure the use of proper equipment, identify the hazards of the job, and define a plan to perform the work in a manner that eliminates those hazards.
The Crew or Job Foreman is responsible for surveying the job-site work location, identify all hazards that could jeopardize the safety of any employee and complete the Pre-Job Brief.
The Foreman must conduct Pre-Job Briefing review with all employees involved before they start each job. The job briefing shall include:
Hazard identification at the job site
Work Procedures review
Special precautions defined
Electrical hazards and M.A.D. review
Traffic cone setup and confirmation
Drop Zone setup and confirmation
Personal protective equipment
Tool and equipment inspection
Emergency Contacts and Hospital locations
Pre-Job Brief planning must be completed using the Energy Group, Inc. Pre-Job Briefing front and back form, and must be completed as outlined in the job briefing training directions.
If the job cannot be performed safely, it SHALL NOT be attempted. Call the General Foreman if any hazard exists that prevents the job from being performed safely with the crew and equipment assigned to the job.
The Crew Foreman and all crew members shall hand write (print) their name and then sign the Pre-Job Brief completed form for the job prior to performing the work. The Foreman shall make sure that all employees understand the hazards identified, their specific job assignment and answer any questions they may have.
Job briefings need to be reviewed mid-shift and if conditions change the Pre-Job Brief must be updated with relevant notes or changes. All job briefings must be turned in on a weekly basis.
STOP WORK AUTHORITY POLICY
The Stop Work Authority process involves a STOP, NOTIFY, CORRECT and RESUME approach for the resolution of a perceived unsafe condition, act, error, omission or lack of understanding that could result in an injury or damage to any equipment and/or property. All Energy Group, Inc. employees have the authority and obligation to stop any task or operation where concerns or questions regarding the control of health, safety or environmental risks exist.
When an unsafe condition is identified by an employee, the Stop Work Authority order will be immediately initiated and coordinated by the supervisor (Foreman of the crew or highest ranking manager at the job site), where the supervisor must initiate the Stop Work Authority order in a positive manner, notify all affected personnel at the job site to stop work and address the stop work issue, discuss and correct the issue.
Once everyone agrees that the issue is corrected, and the work environment is now safe, the supervisor may allow the team to resume work. If a supervisor fails to recognize an employee’s Stop Work Authority order, the employee must call the General Foreman or the next highest manager over the supervisor and let them know that Stop Work Authority order has been made but not addressed by the supervisor. Supervisors are not allowed to ignore any Stop Work Authority order.
No work will resume until all stop work issues and concerns have been adequately addressed and a safe work environment exists as determined by all employees at the job site. Any form of retribution or intimidation directed at any individual for exercising their right to issue a stop work authority will not be tolerated by Energy Group, Inc.
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