Safety Rules for All Employees
It is the policy of the City of Ashland that everything possible will be done to protect you from accidents, injuries and/or occupational disease while on the job. Safety is a cooperative undertaking requiring an ever-present safety consciousness on the part of every employee. If an employee is injured, prompt action must be taken to see that the employee receives adequate treatment. No one likes to see a fellow employee injured by an accident. Therefore, all operations must be planned to prevent accidents.
To ensure that the City safety rules will be effectively administered, the City will:
- provide each employee with a copy of the safety rules.
- review the rules with all new employees before they begin work.
- discuss the rules periodically at department safety meetings.
- post the rules in a conspicuous place in each department and office.
- maintain accessible copies of the rules for employee review.
The safety rules contained in this Health and Safety manual are not all-inclusive, they should be considered, along with other rules that may be issued from time to time, as the safety rules of the City of Ashland.
To carry out this policy, the following general rules apply in all situations:
- No employee should undertake a job in what appears to be an unsafe work procedure.
- No employee is expected to undertake a job until he/she has received adequate safety instructions, and is authorized to perform the task.
- If an employee does not know, or does not remember the safe procedures for an operation, he or she must ask the supervisor, or other competent person to demonstrate the approved safe operating method.
- No employee should use chemicals without fully understanding their toxic properties and without the knowledge required to work with these chemicals safely.