Safety Policy at G.L. Wasko & Sons
THE SAFETY POLICY OF GL WASKO & SONS, LLC requires that safety be practiced in all aspects of its operations. No job shall be considered efficiently completed
unless the worker has followed every precaution and safety rule to protect self, fellow workers and motoring public. The ideals of production and safety must be inseparable.
This policy has the support of G.L. Wasko & Sons, L.L.C. and we hereby adopt the Department of Transportation-Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (and
subsequent changes) as our minimum safety requirements. Further-it is required that all management personnel shall read and enforce this safety program.
Upon employment, a driver will be given a copy of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations. You will be asked to sign a receipt stating that you are in receipt of the publication. The signed statement will be kept in your DOT file. All drivers need to familiarize themselves with the DOT regulations and abide by them. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
GL Wasko & Sons, LLC are under the jurisdiction of Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) and the federal acts, Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) and Mine Safety & Health Act (MSHA). We as the employer and you as the employee are collectively required to abide by the safety acts governing our industry. We will communicate to you whether by meeting or bulletin of any changes to these acts and how they will affect you. Safety must be the number one priority in the workplace.
CUSTOMER’S SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
- When you are on a shipper or receiver’s property performing your job duties, you are required to follow their safety rules.
- Hard hats, eye & ear protection are mandatory in most industrial settings. This office has eye and ear protection available for you. It is your responsibility to pick it up. Be informed of these requirements.
- Some jobs/customers will require safety harnesses be worn while loading or unloading equipment at elevated positions. An employee performing a safety sensitive job function must be knowledgeable of safety devices and procedures prior to performing said task. A mistake where safety is concerned is unforgiving.
- Dock safety is serious business. Chock your wheels, set your brakes and never move a trailer from a dock until you are absolutely sure you have received an all clear signal from dock personnel.