Accident Prevention

At RMCO, We Take Safety Very Seriously

The prevention of accidents and injuries is of utmost importance to the employee and the company. The company will do all it can to provide a safe work environment for every employee. In turn, no employee should allow a condition to exist, which he believes to be hazardous, without remedying it if he can or reporting it to his immediate supervisor. So, at RMCO we strictly ensure the following guidelines are being observed at all times:

  1. Safety meetings are held for purpose of educating and training for the prevention of accidents. Every employee attending these meetings is encouraged to present ideas or suggestions to improve the safety of his work environment.
  2. All safety signs are erected for a definite purpose should be observed whenever they are encountered. Safety signs should conform to federal, state and local standards and shall be placed where they render the greatest service, be maintained in good condition, and when erected for a temporary purpose, be removed by authorized personnel when no longer needed.
  3. Safety tags are provided for employee protection and they must be used whenever warranted .Tag warnings must be observed by all employees and tags shall be authorized personnel when no longer. Red rags shall not used in lieu of safety tags.
  4. Every immediate supervisor should make certain that his employees clearly understand the circumstances of the job to be performed and the safe practices necessary to perform it without accident or injury.
  5. Each employee should be sure that he understands the hazards involved any duty he is about to perform, and that all-necessary precautions will be taken.
  6. Every job should be planned so that it will be completed or brought to a “stopping” by the end of the workday reckless haste to complete a job often creates hazards.
  7. When new or hazardous work is be performed, the supervisor foreman in charge should call his workers together for a thorough discussion on the safety aspects of the job before commencing.
  8. If additional material or equipment is needed to safety continue a job, the job should be shut down or postponed until such material or equipment is obtained .
  9. Shift crew or relief crews coming on duty must be informed, by the crew they are relieving, of any unusual circumstances or of any changes that might preset hazardous conditions.
  10. Every new employee is to be thoroughly indoctrinated in safety on the job at time he is hired. This training should be documented and it should continue throughout his employment.
  11. Experienced employees should assume the responsibility of assisting in the teaching of safe working practices to the new or inexperienced employee.
  12. Scuffling, the playing of practical jokes or “horseplay” in any form among employees while on the job is not permitted.
  13. Loose, baggy or ragged clothing must not be worn around moving machinery.
  14. Clothing to adequately cover the body is to be worn by all employees.
  15. Finger rings should not be worn by employees while performing general fieldwork. They must not be worn by employees performing electrical work.
  16. Many employees are susceptible to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Employees should learn to recognize those plants on sight and avoid coming in contact with them.
  17. Regular walkways, passageways, runways, etc, are provided whenever there is significant need. These should be used whenever possible and shortcuts should be avoided.
  18. All walking and working surfaces should be kept clean, clear and free of obstructions. Tools and other materials should not be left lying around where they can become a tripping hazard.
  19. Non-flammable cleaning agents should be used whenever possible. If an effective non-flammable cleaning agent is not available, standard solvent, kerosene or other chemicals with a flash point of 100 degrees or greater shall be used. Carbon tetrachloride, lean oil, gasoline, or other hazardous chemicals must not be used for cleaning purposes.
  20. Only cotton, rayon, paper, or other suitable material is to be used for oil or cleanup rags, wool rags shall not be used for this purpose.
  21. Only flashlights and electric lanterns approved for use in hazardous atmospheres are to be used in company field and plant operations.
  22. All injuries, no matter how slight, that occur on the job. Must be reported to the immediate supervisor. Failure to report an injury can subject the employee to disciplinary action.
  23. Think safety, talk safety and practice safety, both on and off the job. To avoid the pain, suffering and inconvenience of accidents and resulting injuries
  24. All OSHA, other federal, state and local safety and heath regulations must be complied with in all company operations and all employees should be made familiar with these regulations.

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