The following is a summary of the safety rules and regulations to be complied with by all employees of KEL DRILLING. All employees are required to comply with all federal, provincial, municipal enactments and all rules, regulations and orders of any government or regulatory authority.
NO SMOKING: Smoking is not allowed in the active work area on any of the sites being drilled.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS: Employees must not be under the influence of any mind or perception altering substance while on company time or while operating any vehicle or piece of equipment. Forbidden substances include, but are not limited to: alcohol, cannabis, cold medications that cause drowsiness; pain relievers containing codeine and any illegal drugs.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Level 1 First Aid Kit – As defined in the Occupational First Aid Regulations issued by the WCB; 20 lb fire extinguisher (dry chemical) – must be in good working order and have current inspection tag; emergency eye wash – must be easily accessible in the event of an emergency and in good working order (filled with water/saline solution); traffic control pylons and caution tape – one meter high pylons with caution tape strung between to define the drilling work area and prevent public access.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT: Hard hats are required and shall be worn where deemed necessary and in locations designated by signs stating “HARD HAT AREA”; approved eye protection – such as safety glasses, goggles and shields, shall be worn in areas where eye protection is mandatory or where an eye hazard exist; approved hearing protection – such as muffs or plugs, shall be worn for jobs in areas designated as “HEARING PROTECTION REQUIRED”, and as instructed for specific noise hazards; approved breathing apparatus equipment shall be worn in areas where breathing hazards exist; 1/2 Mask Respirator – one for each of the employees on site. Must be equipped with organic cartridges and spare cartridges; approved safety-toed footwear and appropriate clothing shall be worn at all times. (A 100% tight-weave cotton fabric, rather than synthetic material is recommended ); heavy duty rain gear – yellow in color; high visibility safety vest for each employee on site; chemical resistant gloves – heavy duty outer gloves used for handling equipment to protect hands from exposure to contaminants and inner gloves made of nitrile to provide additional protection.
TRAINING AND DOCUMENTATION: Employees will have the following training and have on hand current documentation of their certificate for:
- Level 1 First Aid – successful completion of WCB recognized Level 1 first aid course;
- Respirator fit test – annual fit test of respirator. Employees will be clean shaven in order to properly wear respirator;
- Hearing Test – annual audiometric examination;
- WHMIS Training – taken annually;
- 40 Hours OSHA course – if required on certain sites.
INSPECTIONS: Visual inspections on the drill are to be completed and documented prior to arriving on site and prior to commencement of work each day. Inspections by a licensed mechanic to be completed on a regular basis, certifying that the drill is safe and in good operating condition. Copies of current inspection records must accompany the drill at all times.
RUNNING OR HORSEPLAY: Running is considered unsafe, except in cases of extreme emergency. Horseplay or “fooling around” or any other act that may distract others is prohibited.
REPORTING OF ACCIDENTS: Immediately after any accident, the injury must be reported to the client’s representative or supervisor. All accidents will be investigated and a report of same forwarded to supervisor.