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safety policy for small business

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by MSsnowplowing, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Does anyone have a copy of a Employee Safety Policy?

    I tried explaining that I am sole operator and my small company does not need one as I do not have employees.

    Was asked to provide one anyway. So I need to make up something.

  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Safety and Training
    The safety of all crew members and the public is the highest priority during a snow or ice storm. supervisors are responsible for the proper safety training of all crew members. Work during periods of snow and ice is by nature a potentially hazardous operation. Supervisors should evaluate the potential risk or benefit of the snow removal and conduct snow removal or ice control operations accordingly. The Supervisior will be responsible for determining when an employee is to be relieved. The supervisor shall immediately relieve any employee that notifies him that he is in need of relief. Employees are expected to be honest in their assessment of their ability to continue to work safely, prior to beginning and for the duration of snow removal operations. Employees should communicate periodically with the dispatcher during operations and relay their location especially when changing roads.

    HR wants to make themselves a job by making more bs, so give them bs.
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,235

    Safety regarding what?

    Open carry? (Sorry, couldn't resist)
  4. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    what i found, just putting anything together

    This policy:
    • shows the commitment of Mike & Sons Snow Plowing & Sanding, LLC management and workers to health and safety
    • aims to remove or reduce the risks to the health, safety and welfare of all workers, contractors and visitors, and anyone else who may be affected by our business operations
    • aims to ensure all work activities are done safely.

    Will provide and maintain as far as possible:
    • a safe working environment
    • safe systems of work
    • plant and substances in safe condition
    • facilities for the welfare of workers
    • information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each worker is safe from injury and risks to health
    • a commitment to consult and co-operate with workers in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace
    • a commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.
    Each worker has an obligation to:
    • comply with safe work practices, with the intent of avoiding injury to themselves and others and damage to plant and equipment
    • take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others
    • wear personal protective equipment and clothing where necessary
    • comply with any direction given by management for health and safety
    • not misuse or interfere with anything provided for health and safety
    • report all accidents and incidents on the job immediately, no matter how trivial
    • report all known or observed hazards to their supervisor or manager.

    Implementation of Policy
    Information: The Managing Director or Safety Advisor will ensure that all employees have access to the Health and Safety Policy.
    Each employee will be given a copy of the general policy on commencement of his or her employment.
    Also all employees should know where the first-aid kit is located, have a copy of the emergency plan and be trained on the emergency plan and evacuation procedures.
    Risk assessment: it will be undertaken for all members of staff, work activities and systems annually. It consists in identifying the hazards; identifying who might be harmed and how; evaluating the risks from identified hazards.
    If there are no hazards, there are no risks.
    Where risks are already controlled in some way, the effectiveness of those controls needs to be considered when assessing the extent of the risk that remains.
    The results of the risk assessments will be recorded in writing, and safety procedures adjusted to ensure adequate levels of health safety and welfare.

    Observe and practice the safety procedures established for the job.
    1. If you spot any possible hazardous situation report it to your supervisor immediately.
    2. In case of sickness or injury, no matter how slight, report at once to your supervisor. In no case should an employee treat his own or someone else's injuries. In case of any accident resulting in a severe injury, the employee is not to be moved until medical attention has been given by authorized personnel.
    3. Never distract the attention of another employee, as you might cause him or her to be injured. If necessary to get the attention of another employee, wait until it can be done safely.
    4. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery around machinery.
    5. Where required, you must wear protective equipment, such as goggles, safety glasses, masks, gloves, hair nets, etc.
    6. Do not operate machines or equipment until you have been properly instructed and authorized to do so by your supervisor.
    7. Shut down your machine before cleaning, repairing, or leaving.
    8. Keep your work area clean.
    9. Observe smoking regulations.
    10. Do not block access to fire extinguishers.
    11. Do not engage in practices that may be inconsistent with ordinary and reasonable common sense safety rules.
  5. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Adding that in, Thanks.

    Yes it is bull, they want a osha 300 report for the last 3 years.

    You don't need one if you have 10 or under employees and or if you subcontract everyone

    straight from the osha site
  6. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    :gunsfiring: cut it out.

    OMG what a pain, 10 page pre qual form, hold harmless, a safety plan and alcohol pan -(can I fire myself if I'm drunk? :drinkup:)

    On the plus side they want a 3 year contract with me.

    Well at least when I am done, I well have copies stored and if I run into this again, I'm all set.
  7. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    I did some sub work back s few years ago. We were all required to have all our quarterly safety training for there site. Yes training for each quarter for their site winter would only be 2 at max. They wanted 24 hours of their site per quarter. HR is all bull. Now try to explain that to them how do we do that !!
  8. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    I pass on any account for anyone who tries to tell me how to run my business. I am also a one man operation and that is ONE of the many reasons I went into business for myself is so that I could do things the way I want to do them. Tell them to go fly a kite. JMO
  9. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Well they accepted it.
    Training is going to be:
    Don't let the plow drop on your foot.
    Don't plow at 50 miles an hour.
    Don't get naked and roll around in the salt bin.
  10. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Good laugh. I like your response better than mine.
  11. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    You forgot don't eat yellow colored snow for any reason!
  12. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Why not? It always has a different taste. :p:p
  13. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,050

    Not speaking from experience but a higher sodium level could be detected depending on the whizzers diet.