SAFETY & HEALTH REGULATIONS

JW Hughes Excavation ensures that the applicable legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes are taken into account in establishing, implementing and maintaining its health and safety management system.

JW Hughes Excavation has identified all relevant health and safety regulatory requirements and industry standards that pertain to its activities. These regulations and standards are documented in a Register of Regulation and Standards and Other Requirements that identifies the requirement, the citation (federal, state and local) that pertains, and the activities associated with these regulations.

Access to these regulations is maintained through links below to the Government websites that contain the current regulatory requirements. Local ordinances and standards are maintained in hard copy by the HSE Manager and disseminated to affected Area offices and to Safety Coordinators. JW Hughes Excavation maintains an awareness of changes to these requirements through periodic reviews of these websites, communication with local government officials and through ongoing health and safety compliance review activities.

GOVERNMENTAL WEBSITES:

JW HUGHES EXCAVATION INC., is committed to continuously educating our employees on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA 29 CFR 1926. This standard pertains particularly to our scope of work.

ALL JW HUGHES EXCAVATION EMPLOYEES:
Official OSHA website: www.osha.gov

Additional information specifically pertaining to construction of the the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 can be found on the official OSHA website: CLICK HERE

ALL JW HUGHES EXCAVATION CDL DRIVERS – JW Hughes Excavation Inc., employs CDL drivers. We are governed by the regulations found on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website as the standard for safety. www.fmcsa.dot.gov

To access an electronic code of federal regulations (e-CFR), which is a regularly updated compilation of CFR material: CLICK HERE

Employees are encouraged to use the search engines located within each website to search for specific answers to questions.
If employees are not able to use the E-LINKS, a register of applicable Health & Safety Regulations can be found with the HSE Supervisor at each field office location. A computer is also available at all office locations for safety education.

HOW WE TRACK REGULATIONS:

The safety team at JW Hughes Excavation subscribes to OSHA Quick Takes through the United States Deptartment of Labor. Quick Takes is a bi-monthly newsletter that is clear, concise and informative about the latest news concerning OSHA initiatives and products available to assist employers and workers in finding and preventing workplace hazards. Information from Quick Takes is used in the weekly safety meetings.

CDL DRIVERS – The safety team at JW Hughes Excavation subscribes to email updates through the FMCSA website: CLICK HERE
All CDL drivers are required to sign up for these updates, as well as updates for their medical cards.

HOW WE COMMUNICATE REGULATIONS TO EMPLOYEES:

JW Hughes Excavation Inc., communicates to their employees through weekly safety meetings, daily tailgate meetings, employee login on website, and through SMS text messaging system.

Safety meetings are a requirement of JW Hughes Excavation Inc., employment. Most meetings are held on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 in the Pleasanton & Big Lake yards. Attendance will be taken and recorded in personnel files. Additional meetings or changes in meeting time or location will be communicated through Supervisors & Text alerts.
 

Weekly Safety Meetings agendas include but are not limited to:

  • Updates in OSHA regulations.
  • Updates in DOT regulations.
  • Safety issues applicable to current weather conditions.
  • Safety accidents within the past week.
  • Reminders of safety culture at JW Hughes Excavation.
  • Affirmation of positive behavior.
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    Daily Tailgate Meetings include but are not limited to:

  • Site specific requirements for PPE.
  • Hazard Identification and safety briefing.
  • Environmental concerns.
  • Emergency preparations.
  • Scope of work and Standard Operating Procedures.
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    Please CONTACT US if you need any clarification regarding JW Hughes Excavation Inc.’s Safety and Health Procedures.