Northern California Engineering Contractors Association



According to National Safety Council statistics, almost 14,000 of all fatal motor vehicle accidents involved a driver’s failure to yield the right of way.

More than seven thousand people died because a driver failed to give another motorist the courtesy of the road. How many times do you find yourself in a me-first situation-too bullheaded to give up the road?

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I am a sleeping giant. I weigh 175 pounds when full. I come in various colors, green, yellow, black, etc.

I am pressurized at 2216 pounds per square inch (psi). I wear a protective cap when not in use.

I wear valves, gauges, and hoses when at work.

I transform stacks of material into buildings, process plants, and many other things when properly used.

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Flagging Traffic

Ever feel that the motoring public is out to get you? Speeding through your work area and if
you do not hop out of the way quickly enough, they will run you down?

It is probably because many drivers take the attitude that we should see them and keep out
of their path. Just one of the hazards of flagging traffic.

When flagging traffic, we want to do everything we can to prevent an accident. Because
when an accident occurs, everyone suffers: the motorist, our Company, and us.

An accident can mean damaged vehicles and equipment, personal injury, and fatalities.

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Critical Incident Procedures


To develop a plan to be used in the event of a serious injury or death in the workplace.

Cal-OSHA Requirements:

A report must be made immediately by telephone (within 8 hours) to a district office. Employers are allowed 24 hours if they can show that circumstances prevented the report from being made in 8 hours.

Note:   A serious injury or illness is defined as one that requires inpatient hospitalization for more than 24 hours of care other than medical observation or as one in which an employee suffers a loss of a member of the body or a serious degree of permanent disfigurement.

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Crane Boom Failure

When a crane boom fails, watch out. As the heavy piece comes crashing down, lives can be snuffed out and thousands of dollars’ worth of property damaged.

Crane boom failure can be one of the biggest disasters on a construction job; yet it can be caused by poor planning on the simplest lifting job.

The time to discuss crane boom failure is before it happens, not afterwards.

The two main causes of crane boom failure are overloading and improper loading.

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Stop Work Authority

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that all employees are given the responsibility and authority to stop work when employees believe that a situation exists that place them, their coworker(s), contracted personnel, or the public at risk or in danger or could adversely affect safe operations or cause damage to Company property.

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Mobile Device Use Policy for Drivers

Our company requires all drivers on company business and drivers operating a company-owned vehicle for personal use to adhere to the following policy parameters while operating the motor vehicle:


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The best ideas for improving the work environment often come from the people who are most affected by what happens in that environment-the workers.

But how can employees effectively create solutions to their workplace safety problems, communicate their ideas for improvement to management, and have those ideas be seriously considered?

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We do all we can to protect you on the job:  post safety signs, erect guards and barricades, issue protective equipment, and make work areas as safe as possible. But off-the- job safety is up to you.

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