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12/7/2016 3:46:20 PM Winter Weather: When winter cleats are required, a sign at the main mill entrance and the scale house entrance will be displayed stating "WINTER CLEATS REQUIRED". When the sign is in place, you are to wear cleats over your work boots at all times while outside on mill property -- from the parking lot in.
12/7/2016 3:47:42 PM TOBACCO POLICY Coosa is a non-smoking facility.
12/9/2016 1:44:51 PM Contractor Identification Contractors are required to identify their vehicles used at the Coosa mill with their company name on both sides. Identification may be permanent or temporary. Contractors are required to identify their hard hats with the name of their contract employer.
12/9/2016 1:48:58 PM POLICIES/PPE All companies are required to comply with all Resolute Forest Products-Coosa Pines Safety Policies. Personal Protective Equipment must be supplied by the contractor company and available upon beginning work.
1/18/2017 2:03:26 PM Chemical Systems Chemical Systems (includes chemical feed systems, spray carts, applicators, etc.): - These systems will be constructed of materials and of a design that are compatible with the chemical. - Chicago fittings are never to be used on hoses containing chemicals (IR 2016-07 GRE). - Chicago fittings are never to be used on hoses containing extreme heat termperatures for which they are not rated. (GB)
1/27/2017 4:27:25 PM PPE Policy Updates - Side shields must be made into the frame of the prescription safety glasses to create a tight/safe fit. - Lime Kiln was added as having requirement for dust-resistant safety glasses or goggles (to help define "other dusty areas"). - High-visibility safety vest, shirt, or jacket is required to be worn in the woodyard at all times, whether walking through or working in the area. The high-visibility clothing shall be tight-fitting enough as to not cause issues with being caught on or in equipment and/or materials. - Electrical Hazard (EH) footwear compliant with ANSI standards is required for use by Electrical Personnel.
1/27/2017 4:28:39 PM FALL PROTECTION - At Coosa, 100% tie-off is required. - Effective 4/1/2017, shock-absorbing lanyards are no longer allowed. Self-retracting lanyards are required.
2/3/2017 3:05:46 PM ATMOSPHERIC MONITORS Contractors shall provide their own atmospheric monitors for all confined space work. These monitors shall be configured for the following: Chlorine Dioxide <0.1 ppm; Carbon Monoxide <35 ppm; Combustible (lel) <10%; Hydrogen Sulfide <10 ppm; Oxygen 19.5 thru 23.5%. Contractors shall provide proof of calibration upon request.
4/7/2017 7:54:36 AM Stairway Fall Protection SAF-1.10 Fall Protection Policy updated 4/6/17 to add Section 7.3 Handrail Systems on Stairways. Please review updated policy for details.
4/10/2017 2:27:16 PM SAFETY Alert/Recall SAFETY ALERT: Bosch Grinders GWS 20 / GWS 22 (See document "Safety Flash APR2017 Bosch Grinders.pdf" under "Safety Policies".
4/18/2017 11:07:58 AM FUEL CONTAINERS Portable fuel containers shall be metal, must have tight closures with screw or spring covers, and shall be equipped with spouts or other means to allow pouring without spilling. Leaking containers shall not be used.
4/26/2017 3:10:14 PM Updated Procedure SAF-1.34 Hand and Power Tools policy has been updated to include Section 3.5 Hydraulic Jacks and/or Port-a-Powers. Please review. (1/26/18)
6/20/2017 11:31:06 AM Contractor Vehicles Regular contractors who circulate on RFP sites (loaders, vans, trucks, pickups, lift trucks, etc.) are to be equipped with back-up alarms that are loud enough to be heard at all times.
6/29/2017 4:58:25 PM PROCEDURE SAF-1.35 Vehicle Safety is a new policy. Please review under Safety Policies.
2/27/2018 1:38:45 PM LADDERS New mandatory ladder policy / permit. Review two files under Safety Policies section: 1) LADDER - Coosa Contractor Portable Ladders_Stepladders_Extension ladders Requirements & Guidelines 2018; 2) LADDER - Portable-Step-Extension-ladder Permit-v2.
6/26/2018 9:33:24 AM Updated Procedures The following procedures have been updated to include clearance of at least 10' from pedestrians when possible and sounding horn: SAF-1.19: Operation of PITs; SAF-1.20: Utility Vehicle Safety; SAF-1.25: Operation of Aerial Lifts; SAF-1.35: Vehicle Safety.
7/12/2018 9:03:09 AM MANDATE Review SAC-2018-03_Keno_FA_2018-06-19 and IR-2018-12_Mistassini_LT_2018-03-25 (located in Safety Policies Tab). Ensure your employees who may be exposed to these types of hazards understand the mandates associated with the incidents.
8/7/2018 3:55:24 PM POLICIES SAF-1.36 Electrical Safe Work Practices Policy & SAF-1.37 Energized Equipment Work Permit Policy and Permit have been updated and added to website for your review.
2/5/2019 1:45:18 PM SAFETY ALERT Please review safety alert in the safety policies section, SAC-2018-05 regarding acetylene cylinders and storage.