Carsem recognize that in addition to minimizing the incidence of work-related injury and illness, a safe and healthy work environment enhances the quality of products and services, consistency of production and worker retention and morale. Participants also recognize that ongoing worker input and education is essential to identifying and solving health and safety issues in the workplace.
Recognized management systems such as OHSAS 18001 & ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health were used as references in preparing the Code and may be a useful source of additional information.
Worker exposure to potential safety hazards (e.g. electrical and other energy sources, fire, vehicles, and fall hazards) are to be controlled through proper design, engineering and administrative controls, preventative and safe work procedures (including lockout/tag out), and ongoing safety training.
Where hazards cannot be adequately controlled by these means, workers are to be provided with appropriate, well-maintained, personal protective equipment and educational materials about risks to them associated with these hazards. Workers shall be encouraged to raise safety concerns.
- Provide appropriate, well-maintained PPE
- Control safety hazards through Admin controls
- Preventive maintenance
- Provide educational materials with associated hazard risk
- Safe work procedure, i.e. lockout / tag out (LOTO), hot work permit
- Encourage to raise safety concerns
Potential emergency situations and events are to be identified and assessed, and their impact minimized by implementing emergency plans and response procedures, including: emergency reporting, employee notification and evacuation procedures, worker training and drills, appropriate fire detection and suppression equipment, adequate exit facilities and recovery plans.
Such plans and procedures shall focus on minimizing harm to life, the environment and property.
- Emergency Reporting
- Employee Notification
- Evacuation Procedures
- Training (Annual)
- Fire Detection and Suppression Equipment
- Exit Facilities
- Recovery Plans
Occupational Injury & Illness
Procedures and systems are to be in place to prevent, manage, track and report occupational injury and illness including provisions to: encourage worker reporting; classify and record injury and illness cases; provide necessary medical treatment; investigate cases and implement corrective actions to eliminate their causes; and facilitate return of workers to work.
Procedures / Training
- Medical emergency
- Response to First aid responder
FIRST AID KITS
- Who can access & communicate
- Inventory List
Worker exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents is to be identified, evaluated, and controlled. Engineering or administrative controls must be used to control overexposures.
When hazards cannot be adequately controlled by such means, worker health is to be protected by appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) programs.
✔ Risk assessment
✔ Identify, evaluate & control
✔ Annual Plan
To identify, evaluate & control worker exposure to agents
Physically Demanding Work
Worker exposure to the hazards of physically demanding tasks, including manual material handling and heavy or repetitive lifting, prolonged standing and highly repetitive or forceful assembly tasks is to be identified, evaluated and controlled.
Production and other machinery shall be evaluated for safety hazards. Physical guards, interlocks and barriers are to be provided and properly maintained where machinery presents an injury hazard to workers.
Sanitation, Food & Housing
Workers are to be provided with ready access to clean toilet facilities, potable water and sanitary food preparation, storage, and eating facilities.
Worker dormitories provided by the Company or labor agent are to be maintained to be clean and safe, and provided with appropriate emergency egress, hot water for bathing and showering, adequate heat and ventilation, and reasonable personal space along with reasonable entry and exit privileges.
Health & Safety Communication
Carsem shall provide workers with appropriate workplace health and safety training in their primary language.
Health and safety related information shall be clearly posted in the facility.