Speegle Safety Manual

The health, welfare and safety of Speegle Construction, Inc. employees are prime objectives for all our jobs. The following rules and regulations have been selected as a minimum standard only, as they do not cover all hazards you may encounter in the course of your work. They in no way relieve employees of complying with rules and regulations set forth by OSHA and/or any National or Local governing authority. Work as carefully as possible with the knowledge that each employee is also responsible for his/her own safety.

  • A job-wide weekly safety meeting with all employees working on the jobsite will be conducted, moderated or directed by the jobsite superintendent every week without fail.
  • Hard hats and eye protection of the proper type must be worn at all times while in the actual construction area.
  • All employees must be protected from a fall at all times if working above six feet from a lower level.
  • All accidents and incidents, no matter how minor, must be reported to the jobsite superintendent. An accident investigation report must be completed (by the subcontractor and Speegle) and sent to the Speegle Construction, Inc. Main Office.
  • Report any unsafe condition to your supervisor or superintendent immediately.
  • Obey all safety warnings.
  • Suitable clothing, including long trousers, and shirts with sleeves (a minimum of 4” in length), proper work shoes, safety glasses, and other types of personal protective equipment necessitated by the work being performed must be used or worn during work hours and maintained in good condition.
  • Intoxicating beverages, drugs, and firearms of any kind are not to be brought onto the jobsite and are strictly prohibited.
  • There shall be no fighting, horseplay, practical jokes, or pilferage of any kind.
  • A general condition of good housekeeping should be maintained at all times.
  • Good housekeeping is to be practiced in storage areas. All materials should be maintained in neat stockpiles for ease of access. Aisles and walkways are to be kept clear of loose materials and tools.
  • Empty containers, papers, or debris of any type should not be allowed to accumulate in areas used by personnel on the jobsite. Trashcans are provided for disposal of debris.
  • Work areas: Clean up loose material, waste, etc., immediately. This is especially important in aisles and in the vicinity of ladders, ramps, stairs, machinery, and tools. Any type of loose materials should be removed immediately from any area if a hazard is created.
  • All scaffolds shall be inspected and tagged by a competent person before use daily.
  • All work platforms and scaffolds must be equipped with guardrails on all open sides. Do not move or modify scaffolds with workmen on them. All floor openings must be safely and securely covered or barricaded with guardrails.
  • Scaffold boards and runways must remain clear at all times.
  • Be alert for fires and be familiar with location and proper operating procedures of fire extinguishers.
  • All excavations must be safely sloped, shored, and/or otherwise protected as required by the work being performed.
  • All mobile cranes are required to have a current Annual Certification Inspection before starting to operate at a Speegle Construction, Inc. jobsite.
  • All crane operators are to be certified by a recognized party (i.e. NCCCO). Certifications must be up to date and are required in Speegle Construction, Inc. jobsite files before start of the work.
  • Hoisting cables and slings must be inspected on a daily basis or at the start of every shift. Workers should be raised only in equipment designed to carry personnel. The use of personnel baskets is prohibited at a Speegle Construction, Inc. jobsite unless reviewed by the Corporate Safety Director.
  • Ladders must be properly constructed and kept in good condition. Damaged ladders should be removed from the work area for replacement as necessitated. Ladders must be the proper length for the job, secured at the top during use, and provided with safety feet if necessary. DO NOT STAND ON THE TOP OR LAST RUNG OF A LADDER AT ANY TIME.
  • Compressed gas cylinders must be maintained in an upright position, secured and capped when not in use and during storage. Oxygen and Acetylene cylinders are to be separated during storage by a distance of twenty (20) feet or by barrier at least five (5) feet high having at least one half hour fire resistance rating.
  • Hand tools and other equipment must be kept in good condition and used only for their intended purpose.
  • All electrical tools and equipment must be used with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) in place.
  • Defective tools should be removed form service; The safe condition of all tools on the jobsite, whether company or employee owned, is the responsibility of the Superintendent.
  • All fuel powered and/or electrical equipment should be cut off or disconnected when being lubricated, refueled, repaired, or serviced in any.