- Educating and training personnel in safe work procedures and rules.
- Reporting all mishaps and near-mishaps to the safety office promptly.
- Ensuring personnel that need medical treatment receive prompt care.
- Investigating all mishaps in his/her area, determining basic causes, taking corrective action, and requesting assistance from the safety office when necessary.
- Reviewing safety and health records of employees and facilities in his/her area as required.
- Taking corrective action on reported hazards and protecting employees from reprisal of hazard reporting.
- Ensuring that correct personal protective equipment is provided to personnel and that they wear and maintain the equipment properly.
- Obtaining advice and assistance from the safety office in the positive implementation of the NAVOSH program.
- Knowing the limitations of subordinate personnel and avoiding hazardous job assignments to personnel who are not physically and/or mentally capable of safely performing work assignments.
- Removing from service any defective machinery, material, or tools until repairs can be made to assure safe operation.
- Posting appropriate safety precaution signs in conspicuous areas near or on equipment, material, stowage areas, and other designated hazards or hazardous areas.
Crew leaders should ensure that each crew member understands the responsibilities listed in the NCF Safety Manual.
- Knowing, understanding, and complying with the safety rules and regulations applicable to their assigned work and work area.
- Reporting to the work site rested and emotionally prepared for the task at hand.
- Understanding and adhering to safety and health precautions applicable to their work and work areas.
- Reporting to their immediate supervisor any unsafe conditions including unusual or developing hazards or any materials that may be considered unsafe.
- Cautioning those who may be endangered by suspected, known, unusual, or developing hazards.
- Reporting to the immediate supervisor any mishap, injury, or evidence of impaired health.
- Using all protective equipment and/or clothing of the type required, approved, and supplied for the safe performance of the task at hand.
- Ensuring that clothing worn is appropriate for work assigned. Jewelry or loose scarves shall not be worn when they subject the individual to a potential hazard.
- Ensuring that hair and beards are suitably restrained around hazardous machinery and open flames.
For each construction activity, all identified hazards and corrective actions are listed on the back of the CAS sheet. The safety plan (fig. 2-29) lists the hazards and corrective action from the back of the CAS sheets. A cover sheet (fig. 2-30) for the safety plan summarizes the training and equipment required for review by the chain of command. The project safety plan must be posted on the jobsite. A daily jobsite safety inspection (fig. 2-31) is performed by safety office personnel.
The key to mishap prevention is personnel awareness. Personnel awareness is the purpose of the daily stand-up safety lecture. Use the form in figure 2-32 to document the daily stand-up lectures. It is not enough to anticipate the hazard and provide protective equipment. The crew leader must ensure that the crew is properly trained and motivated to use the equipment properly. If the corrective action includes specific procedures or methods, the crew leader must make sure those procedures are followed every time. Never let a member of your crew get lackadaisical! MakeContinue Reading