It is the policy of Pipeworx and its associated projects and any and all contractors contracted to this company that all employees have not only the right, but also the responsibility, to refuse work they consider unsafe.
Employee may refuse to work or do particular work when he or she has reason to believe that:
- There exists “Unusual Danger” to the health or safety of the employee, “Unusual Danger” defined as danger that does not normally exist in that work or under which a person engaged in that work would not normally carry out his or her work.
- The carrying out of the work may cause an unusual danger to the health or safety of the employee.
- Any equipment, machine, or device, or thing the employee is to use or operate is likely
to endanger himself, herself, or another employee.
- The physical condition of the workplace, or the part thereof in which the employee works or is to work, is likely to endanger the employee.
- When the control of the HSE risk is not clearly established or understood.
- Any equipment, machine, device, or thing the employee uses or operates, or the physical condition of the workplace or the part thereof in which the employee works or is to work, is in contravention of the applicable legislation or regulations, and that such contravention is likely to endanger the employee or another employee.
Employees are responsible to initiate a Stop Work Intervention when warranted and management is responsible to create a culture where Right to Refuse or Stop Work Authority is exercised freely. When an unsafe condition is identified, the Stop Work Intervention will be initiated coordinated through the supervisor, initiated in a positive manner, notify all affected personnel and supervision of the stop work issue, correct the issue and resume when safe to do so.
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