February 2018 Safety News

Safety is OUR #1 Priority

Tri-Lakes Services, Inc. is committed to maintaining a safe workplace and believes that
all injuries can be prevented by following the rules, policies and procedures.

The six key elements of our safe work plan consist of:

  1. Sound Safety Orientation

  2. Weekly Safety Meetings

  3. Complete Job Safety Analysis

  4. Site Safety Audits

  5. Enforcement of Safety Policies

  6. Behavioral Safety Training & Participation

Safety Tips for Preventing Fires when Refueling Vehicles:

  • Always turn your vehicle engine off while refueling.
  • Don’t re-enter the vehicle while refueling because this can recharge your body with static electricity. If you must re-enter the vehicle, discharge static electricity buildup by touching the outside metal portion of the vehicle away from the fuel tank.
  • No Smoking or open flames.
  • Keep cell phones and other electronic devices turned off while refueling
  • Do not allow children to pump gasoline.
  • Filling Portable Gasoline Containers:
  • When dispensing fuels into a container, use only an approved “safety can” portable container.
  • NEVER!!! Fill gas containers while the container is placed on the inside of a vehicle, in the trunk, on the bed of a pickup truck, or on the floor of a trailer.
  • Touch can with gas dispenser nozzle before removing can lid.
  • When filling a portable container, manually control the nozzle valve throughout the filling process. Fill the portable container slowly to decrease the chance of static electricity buildup.
  • Fill container no more than 95 percent full to allow for expansion.
  • Place cap tightly on the container after filling – do not use containers that do not seal properly.
  • When transporting gasoline in a portable container, make sure it is secured against tipping and sliding.
  • Never leave a gasoline container in direct sunlight or in the trunk of a car.
  • If a fire occurs during refueling:
  • You should leave the nozzle in the vehicle and back away from the vehicle.
  • Use the emergency shut off button to shut off the pump.
  • Notify the station attendant.
  • On a jobsite a number of the same concerns and precautions must be addressed.

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