Many of us have been on the NWR, RFS and some other Site for an extended period of time. This familiarity with our workplace has a tendency to lead to complacency. This means that we are comfortable and satisfied with the workplace; its practices, policies and procedures. At times like this when the job is coming to an end we often begin to take things for granted and everyone knows that we can never take anything for granted, especially in the workplace.
There are too many things going on such as, different trades, opposite shifts and the dreaded construction changes for us to relax our awareness.
Some daily basics to safe work are:
- Develop a great FLRA/THA.
- Don’t over exert yourself and watch for pinch points.
- Read all Scaffold Tags.
- Ensure that you and those around you are always 100% tied off when required.
- Respect all Mechanical Isolation and Lock Out Tags.
- Look up when crossing under yellow flagging.
- Watch for head bangers.
- Clean up after every job, the job’s not done until the cleanup is done.
- Make sure that you have the proper tools and PPE for the task at hand.
- Tool Security, ensure that all tools are tied off, properly stored or contained.
- Foremen: Remind your new hires and transfers where the Muster Points, designated smoke area, Meeting Points and Medical Facilities are located.
- Look out for one another at all times.
If these basics are lived by, everyone should leave the Site in the same condition as they came.
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