CARDINAL SAFETY RULES There is no greater priority than the safety of each and every employee of Staffaid. For this reason ALL employees must ensure 100% compliance to all Safety and Industrial Hygiene policies and procedures at whatever Client location they are assigned. The Life Threatening Programs listed below have been created upon decades of experience and unfortunately loss of life. Cardinal Safety Rules are rules that have been identified as posing serious or fatal potential if not followed. HIGH GAS HAZARD Personnel working within a defined high gas hazard area shall sign in and have a properly bump tested / calibrated personal gas meter. Personnel working above the bustle pipe on an operating (wind on) last furnace shall utilize an SCBA. MOLTEN METAL Personnel working within a defined hot metal, steel or Zinc coating area shall utilize proper personal protective equipment such as aluminized or Norfab 900 clothing. FALL ARREST Personnel working at an elevation of 4 feet or more above ground level that is not protected by a standard handrail shall utilize proper personal fall protection equipment. Personnel needing to use personal fall protection equipment shall be trained and authorized prior to performing work. OVERHEAD CRANES Personnel shall be trained and authorized prior to operating an EOT crane. Personnel boarding an EOT crane shall follow established procedures for communication and boarding. Prior to working on a crane runway, at an elevated position that may come in contact with the crane, or utilizing mobile equipment that can extend into the path of a crane, personnel shall ensure all affected cranes are properly isolated. Crane operators shall not carry a suspended load over any person. Personnel working on the floor shall not put themselves into a position where they are working under a suspended load. ENERGY CONTROL Personnel working on equipment or machinery shall ensure that it has been properly isolated, a zero energy state verified and their personal lock is securing the energy source. Intentionally altering or bypassing a safety device or guard is prohibited. Personnel shall never remove anyone’s personal safety lock without following established lock removal procedures. MOBILE EQUIPMENT Personnel shall be trained and authorized prior to operating mobile equipment. Personnel shall wear a seat belt at all times when operating mobile equipment and ensure all safety devices are operational prior to operation by completing a pre-operation checklist. RAILROAD Personnel shall be trained and authorized prior to operating rolling rail equipment. Personnel shall never work or place materials within six feet of the nearest rail nor travel under, over or between rail equipment without first getting authorization and ensuring the track has been properly protected. CONFINED SPACE Personnel shall be trained and authorized prior to entering a confined space. Prior to entering a confined space personnel shall ensure the necessary energy isolation, atmospheric monitoring and appropriate permit has been completed and signed off.