Cardinal Rules of Safety

  • Fall Protection: Fall protection must be used where required and the user must be properly tied off in all applicable situations.
  • Lockout/Tagout: Whenever servicing or performing maintenance of machines and equipment in which the "unexpected" energization or start up of the machines or equipment or release of stored energy could cause injury, lockout/tagout procedures must be followed.
  • Trenching: Applicable regulations must be followed and a Competent Person must oversee all trenching activity.
  • Permit-Required: Confined Spaces: Applicable regulations must be followed when entering a permit-required confined space.
  • Falsifying Records: All required state and federal regulation safety records must be properly documented.
  • Horseplay: Any activity such as practical jokes, wrestling, fighting, or other physical or violent acts and any verbal threat or physically threatening act will not be tolerated.
  • Unsafe Work Platform: Working out of a loader bucket, using a ladder improperly, or use of any platform not designed as such are not allowed.
  • Seat Belts: Wearing seat belts while operating or as passengers in all company vehicles and equipment, where required, is mandatory. Employees will also require non-employees to wear seat belts while in company vehicles or applicable equipment.
  • Distracted Driving: Activities that impair the operators of motor vehicles -- both on and off-road -- are not allowed. Examples include, but are not limited to, non-hands-free cell phone usage, reading of text messages and emails, or wearing headphones, earbuds or other similar devices to listen to audio playback.
  • Suspended Loads: No working under suspended or non-supported loads.
  • Substance Abuse Policy: Disciplinary actions for violations of Substance Abuse Policy are covered by individual operating company policy.