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General Safety Information

General workplace safety information to ensure a safe working environment.

Updated over a week ago

Crew Member safety is Bluecrew’s top priority. This article outlines general workplace safety information to ensure a safe working environment. A written injury and illness prevention program is available for review.

Safety Videos

In the following safety videos, you will learn how to keep yourself and others safe at work by being aware of your surroundings and how to identify and report worksite hazards.

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General Safety Information

Below are workplace safety rules designed to keep you and others safe while working with Bluecrew. Please read and adhere to the below rules at all worksites.

  1. The use or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol at work is strictly prohibited.

  2. Firearms, weapons, and explosives are not allowed on client or company property.

  3. Required personal protective equipment (PPE) shall be worn at all times.

  4. Do not operate any equipment or machine unless trained and authorized to do so.

  5. Do not lift objects weighting more than 50 pounds without assistance.

  6. Always ask for assistance if you do not feel comfortable lifting heavy or awkward objects.

  7. Never work from heights or on ladders without prior approval from Bluecrew

  8. Never drive any motor vehicle, yours, or the clients, while on assignment unless authorized by Bluecrew

  9. Notify us if you are asked to do a job that is different from the job originally assigned by Bluecrew.

  10. Always know and understand the safety rules and procedures that apply to the work you are performing.

  11. If you are ever placed on a job where there is an expectation of exposure to blood borne pathogens, you will receive additional training.

  12. Act quickly during emergencies and know:

  13. How to report emergencies.

  14. Where to exit and where to meet if there is an evacuation.

  15. Safe areas on the site for other emergencies such as severe weather.

  16. If you are required to use a fire extinguisher, you can use the P-A-S-S technique.

    • P stands for pull the pin.

    • A is aim at the base of the fire.

    • S is squeeze the handle.

    • And the last S is sweep from side to side

  17. You may not operate a Powered Industrial Truck (forklift, reach truck, powered pallet jack, etc.) unless you have been properly trained and certified for that specific type of truck.

  18. Report any unlabeled chemical containers to your site supervisor immediately.

  19. Understand the hazards and identities of the chemicals in your work area by reading the chemical labels to guide you with things like proper storage, PPE usage and first aid procedures, among others.

  20. Make sure that you read, understand, and abide by chemical labels on containers.

  21. If you need more detailed information, you may need to check the Safety Data Sheet, or SDS.

  22. Contact your site supervisor to learn how to access the Safety Data Sheets.

  23. If you notice equipment locked out, do not attempt to start the equipment.

  24. Never ignore or remove the locks or tags of other workers when you come across them in the workplace

  25. Keep your hands and fingers away from moving parts of machinery and equipment.

  26. If a machine jams, contact your on-site supervisor for assistance.

  27. Contact a branch representative if you are asked to work with machinery that is not properly guarded or from which safety guards have been removed.

  28. Be extremely careful to keep water out of all electrical motors and equipment.

  29. Exercise care to protect the insulation on all electrical cords and wiring.

  30. Be certain to check ground wiring before using any power tool or extension cord.

  31. Report any unsafe electrical equipment to your on-site supervisor.

  32. If you work in a hot environment and experience any of the following symptoms: Confusion, dizziness, nausea, or rapid heartbeat you may be suffering from heat stress. Notify your supervisor immediately.

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