PeopleReady Skilled Trades works to share with you, all details related to the job you will be assigned to undertake. PeopleReady Skilled Trades will ensure a thorough job description is discussed, verify the required skills and experience level necessary, and offer general awareness resources so you are positioned for a safe and successful experience. Your supervisor at the job site will give you specific safety instructions based on the task(s) you will be performing.
PeopleReady Sklled Trades has adopted an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), a worker safety awareness manual, and worker safety handbook to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for you. You may review this material at your PeopleReady Sklled Trade's office and/or the PeopleReady Sklled Trade's online site.
PeopleReady Sklled Trades will investigate injuries that result in employees requiring medical treatment as outlined in our IIPP, with the intent to prevent similar incidents in the future. We will offer you light duty if you are unable to return to your regular duties after a workplace injury. We provide workers’ compensation benefits to our employees. However, if you attempt to purposely file a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim, you will be reported to appropriate authorities. It is your responsibility to notify the site supervisor and PeopleReady Sklled Trades staff immediately of any injury or accident, no matter how minor it may seem.
Confined space is a term that refers to an area which is enclosed, with limited access, which makes it dangerous. An example is the interior of a storage tank, which workers may enter for maintenance but which is not ordinarily a habitable space. Hazards in a confined space often include: lack of oxygen, suffocation by toxic gases which may be present but not visible, submersion in liquids or free-flowing granular solids (for example, grain bins), or electrocution (Electrical rooms). Confined space incidents are of particular concern because often multiple casualties occur when untrained rescuers succumb to the same hazard as the initial victim.
The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one of the best ways to protect your health and safety. Examples of Personal Protective Equipment would be: hardhats, safety glasses, face shields,retro-reflective vests, gloves, and safety toed footwear to name but a few.OSHA, the customer and PeopleReady Sklled Trades require the proper use of PPE. Always dress accordingly for job assignment, weather conditions, and wear the PPE that is provided to you by PeopleReady Sklled Trades or the customer. If you do not know how to use the PPE, ask the site supervisor for instructions. Examine the equipment before you use it. Worn or damaged equipment should not be used. Always request a replacement for PPE that is unserviceable or damaged.
Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposures to the thousands of hazardous chemicals that are used in workplaces every day. Hazard communication is a vital part of any safety-awareness program. PeopleReady Sklled Trades & the customer will inform you about the identification of hazardous substances in the workplace and the safety issues associated with these substances.You have a right to know and understand the hazards of materials or chemicals in the workplace and the types and characteristics of the substances you may work with.
The OSHA standard requires that chemical hazard information, in the form of Safety Data sheets and labeled containers, must be readily accessible to all workers when they are in their work areas during their work shifts. Labels are your first defense and the first part of the chemical safety process. They warn of the dangers of hazardous materials and provide you with information. There are two types of labels: supplier labels and workplace labels.
A variety of diseases can be transmitted by blood and body fluids. Below is the universal symbol for biohazards. Examples are: HIV (AIDS) and Hepatitis virus. Avoid blood and other bodily fluids. Any material that appears to contain blood or bodily fluids should be reported to your site supervisor immediately. Never attempt to clean up blood or other bodily fluids. If you feel that you’ve been exposed to blood or other bodily fluids while working at a host employer’s job site contact PeopleReady Skilled Trades immediately to obtain medical treatment.
When you first arrive to any job assignment, ask where the first-aid station is and who on site is certified in first-aid. Locate the emergency telephone numbers at the work site. Become familiar with the work site’s evacuation plan and the types of emergencies that may occur at the site.
You may be required to use some type of electrical equipment at the customer’s location. Always check electrical cords and cables for damage and never use damaged equipment. Do not remove or cut off the grounding pin on any electrical tool or cord. If the grounding pin is missing, don’t use the tool or cord. Never use metal ladders in areas where they may come in contact with electrical circuits. Watch for overhead and buried power lines around construction sites and report any electrical hazard that you see to your on-site supervisor and to PeopleReady Skilled Trades. If you are working in wet or damp conditions, ensure the electrical equipment you are working with is plugged into a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI,the type of outlet with the TEST/RESET buttons) to prevent electrocution.
If you are assigned to work in an area where a fall hazards exist, you will be provided the proper fall protection measures, training, and PPE required. If you do not receive this, contact PeopleReady Skilled Trades immediately.
Some types of fall protection include:Guardrails, Personal fall arrest systems (PFAS), and Safety nets
Serious injury can occur if proper safety procedures are not followed while working at elevated heights.Never work unprotected on an elevated surfaces unless you were dispatched to do and you have received site-specific training and the appropriate fall-protection equipment (harness and lanyard).
Heat creates a serious potential hazard on all job sites which are not climate controlled. Nearly everyone underestimates how much fluid they should drink. To ensure adequate hydration you must drink eight (8) ounces (about one cup) every 15-20 minutes. Drinking small amounts of fluids frequently is most effective.
Heat and humidity add up to danger:Sweating (perspiration) is what cools your body when you get hot. If you’re not sweating, you may be on the verge of heat stroke. High humidity makes heat more dangerous because your body can’t cool itself as rapidly by sweating.
Factors that can increase the risk of heat-related illnesses:• Air temperature and humidity• Clothing• Age, sex and weight• Physical fitness and nutrition• Alcohol and/or drug use• Pre-existing diseases like diabetes
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Moving parts of machines can cause serious injury! All moving parts should have adequate guards. Machine guards are intended to keep your fingers, hands, arms and clothing from being pinched or pulled into moving machinery. Prior to using the machine, make sure guards are in place and secure. Never remove or tamper with the guards or operate machines with the guards removed. Safety switches and other devices designed to keep your hands away from moving parts must be used when required. Report to your on-site supervisor and to PeopleReady Skilled Trades any equipment that is defective, unguarded or not working properly.
A safety procedure used during machine jams or maintenance to prevent injuries from uncontrolled energy is called lock-out/tag-out. Some examples of when lock-out and tag-out are required include:
• Repairing or working on electrical equipment of circuits.• Working on hydraulic equipment in a raised position.• Working on pipelines or hoses that could become pressurized.
Serious injuries can occur when a worker tries to dislodge a jam that has occurred in the equipment or machinery they are using. Never try to repair, service, or maintain any type of industrial machinery unless you have been dispatched and received proper instructions to do so.Never put yourself in a position where you could be hurt or fall into the machine if the jam suddenlyclears. Always report any problems or jams to your on-site supervisor immediately and contact your site supervisor if you have any questions about lock-out/tag-out procedures. Do not perform lock-out/tag-out duties unless you are assigned to do so and have received site specific instructions from the customer. Never remove the lock or tag from equipment unless authorized to do so. The only person who should ever remove the lock from a piece of machinery is the person who put the lock into position. You need to keep the key to your lock and do not give it to someone else while it is attached to the locked-out equipment.
Lead (Pb) is considered a heavy metal that once it enters the bloodstream through the respiratory system causes neurological damage. The highest risk of exposure to lead are those associated with jobs that involve blasting, scaling, chipping, grinding or other operations to remove paint containing lead where the lead becomes airborne. If you are dispatched to a job involving demolition, renovation, remodeling, maintenance or repair where paint is being removed, and you were not dispatched to remove the paint, do not disturb it and contact TrueBlue immediately. If you are dispatched to a job where lead paint is present, you will receive lead-awareness information from the customer. If you donot receive this information contact TrueBlue immediately.
Cave-ins are perhaps the most feared trenching hazard. But other potentially fatal hazards exist, including asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen in a confined space, inhalation of toxic fumes, drowning, etc. Electrocution or explosions can occur when workers contact underground utilities. OSHA requires that workers in trenches and excavations be protected, and that safety and health programs address the variety of hazards they face.
Never work in a trench:• Greater than four (4) feet deep without contacting PeopleReady Skilled Trades.• Where soil is falling into the trench• Where water is accumulating at the bottom of the trench• If you have not been instructed to work in the trench and were not dispatched by PeopleReady Skilled Trades to do trench work.• Working trenches requires special and site-specific information. Ensure you are prepared for the job you are doing.
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