How to respond in the event of an emergency

 

 Fire and medical emergencies must be immediately reported by dialing the emergency number 611 at Sundyne. This will enable the Safety Brigade or Fire Brigade to respond. 

 

Non emergency injuries should be immediately reported to a supervisor or to the Safety Department so that proper care can be provided and the incident properly recorded. Emergencies involving fire require an immediate response.

 

Blood can contain pathogens that are dangerous to your health. If an accident results in blood being spilled, do not attempt to clean it up. The Safety Brigade is specially trained and equipped to deal with potentially contaminated blood.

 

Fire extinguishers are located in key areas through the facility. If you see a fire, call the emergency 611 number to report the location of the fire. All fires must be reported to the Fire Brigade.

 

If an evacuation of the building is required, an announcement will be made over the paging system and the fire alarm will be sounded. Evacuation routes are posted throughout the facility. Your supervisor will familiarize you with the shutdown procedures for your piece of equipment and the assembly area outside of the facility where you are to go in the event of a building evacuation. The best way to fight a fire is to prevent it from happening. Fire prevention is everyone's responsibility.

 

Flammable materials such as paint and spray paint cans must be stored in a fire resistant cabinet when not in use.

 

Compressed gas cylinders, no matter what gas they contain, must be stored upright and secured with chains or ropes to prevent them from falling.

 

Solvent tanks must have their lids secured with the fusible links (as provided by the manufacturer) when in use, so they will close by gravity in the event of a fire. The flow on solvent tanks must be off when parts are not being cleaned in the tank.

 

Smoking is not allowed inside the building at any time. Sundyne is a non-smoking facility. You can not smoke any where in the facility including out doors.

 

Parking restrictions are in place to provide movement of material and access to buildings in case of fire. Do not park in any location marked NO PARKING.

 

There are a number of required safety procedures that all employees, even those not directly affected, must be aware of and comply with. The Lockout/Tagout procedure is designed to isolate the energy sources on a piece of equipment when it is being maintained or taken out of service. Only authorized personnel may lockout or unlock a piece of equipment following prescribed procedures. Never remove or tamper with a lock or tag.

 

There are designated confined spaces in the plant. The spaces are reviewed and atmospherically tested as necessary. Non-permit spaces can be entered with caution. Permit required spaces, means a strict procedure of testing and planned rescue must be followed. An unauthorized person must NEVER ENTER A PERMIT REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE even in times of an emergency. Instead, follow the emergency reporting procedure to summon qualified rescue personnel.

 

Gas cutting and welding to be performed in any area of the plant not specifically designed and designated as a welding area, requires a special permit. Permits must be obtained from the Fire Brigade prior to any cutting or welding activity in those locations.

 

Cranes are used throughout the plant to move material. Whether it's a jib crane, gantry crane or overhead crane, all cranes require a pre-operation inspection prior to the first lift on each shift. Any problems must be reported and repaired before operation. Crane capacities are marked on the crane and block. Cranes must never lift a load over the posted capacity of the crane.

 

Forklift safety rules include a daily visual and operational check of the forklift. Forklifts must be driven at a controllable speed with the forks no more than 4 feet off the ground. Sound the horn whenever entering a building or turning a blind corner. Set the brake, lower the forks to the ground, and turn off the engine when parking the forklift.

 

Stacking material is only allowed with pallets inside the plant. Material must be stacked straight and evenly and not block access to exits, fire extinguishers or electrical panels. Pedestal grinders must have a work rest adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel and must be bolted to the floor.

 

Maximum R.P.M. marked on a grinding disk or stone must be the same or higher than the maximum R.P.M. marked on a hand-grinding tool.

 

Compressed air lines must have an approved 30 p.s.i. pressure reducer attached before being used for any purpose other than pneumatic tools.

 

Machine guards are designed for your protection. Whenever equipment is in operation, the guards must be in place. Bypassing guards, interlocks or other safety features is strictly prohibited.

 

Housekeeping around equipment and throughout the plant is important. It prevents accidents caused by tripping or falling over waste or other material. Work areas must be kept clean.