FBC General Safety Requirements


  1. Head protection will be worn on job sites at all times by all trades.

  2. Eye protection will be worn when there are potentials of hazards from flying objects or particles, chemicals, arcing, glare, or dust.

  3. Protective footwear shall be worn to protect from falling objects, chemicals, or stepping on sharp objects. Athletic or canvas-type shoes shall not be worn.

  4. Protective gloves or clothing shall be worn when required to protect against a hazard.

  5. Harnesses and lanyards shall be utilized for fall protection as required in MIOSHA Construction Safety Standards.

  6. Keep your mind on your work at all times. No horseplay on the job. Injury or removal from the job site or both can be the result.

  7. Precautions are necessary to prevent sunburn and to protect against burns from hot materials.

  8. If any part of your body should come in contact with an acid or caustic substance, rush to the nearest water available and flush the affected part. Secure medical aid immediately.

  9. The use of illegal drugs or alcohol or being under the influence of the same on the project shall be cause for termination. Inform your supervisor if taking strong prescription drugs that warn against driving or using machinery.

  10. Do not distract the attention of fellow workers. Do no engage in any act which would endanger another employee.

  11. Sanitation facilities have been or will be provided for your use. Defacing or damaging these facilities is forbidden.

  12. A good job is a clean job, and a clean job is the start of a safe job. So keep your working area free from rubbish and debris.

  13. Do not use a compressor to blow dust or dirt from your clothes, hair, or hands.

  14. Never work aloft if you are afraid to do so, if you are subject to dizzy spells, or if you are apt to be nervous or sick.

  15. Never move an injured person unless it is absolutely necessary. Further   injury may result. Keep the injured as comfortable as possible and utilize job site first- aid equipment until an ambulance arrives.

  16. Know where firefighting equipment is located and be trained on how to use it.

  17. Lift correctly - with legs, not the back. If the load is too heavy GET HELP. Stay fit. Control your weight. Do stretching exercises. Approximately twenty percent of all construction related injuries result from lifting materials.

  18. Nobody but the operator shall be allowed to ride on equipment unless proper seating is provided.

  19. Do not use power tools and equipment until you have been properly instructed in the safe work methods and become authorized to use them.

  20. Be sure that all guards are in place. Do not remove, displace, damage, or destroy any safety device or safeguard furnished or provided for use on the job, nor interfere with the use thereof.

  21. Do not enter an area which has been barricaded.

  22. If you must work around power shovels, trucks, and dozers, make sure operators can always see you. Barricades are required for cranes.

  23. Never oil, lubricate, or fuel equipment while it is running or in motion.

  24. Before servicing, repairing, or adjusting any powered tool or piece of equipment, disconnect it, lock out the source of power, and tag it out.

  25. Use the "four and one" rule when using a ladder. One foot of base for every four feet of height.

  26. Portable ladders in use shall be equipped with safety feet unless ladder is tied, blocked or otherwise secured. Step ladders shall not be used as a straight ladder.

  27. Ladders must extend three feet above landing on roof for proper use.

  28. Defective ladders must be properly tagged and removed from service.

  29. Keep ladder bases free of debris, hoses, wires, materials, etc.

  30. Build scaffolds according to manufacturers' recommendations and MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 12 - Scaffolding.

  31. Scaffold planks shall be properly lapped, cleated or otherwise secured to prevent shifting.

  32. Use only extension cords of the three-prong type. Use ground fault circuit interrupters at all times and when using tools in wet atmosphere (e.g. outdoors) or with any temporary power supply. Check the electrical grounding system daily.

  33. The use of harnesses with safety lines when working from unprotected high places is mandatory. Always keep your line as tight as possible.

  34. Never throw anything "overboard." Someone passing below may be seriously injured.

  35. Know what emergency procedures have been established for your job site. (location of emergency phone, first aid kit, stretcher location, fire extinguisher locations, evacuation plan, etc.)

  36. In the event of a emergency or serious injury contact 911 immediately with your cell phone or emergency phone availability. Notify immediately On Site General Contractor Project Super-intendent and FBC Project Manager. These contact numbers are provided  on written list and should be kept on you  while working on this project.