Best Practices for Safety
While at work and on the job, always:
SAFE work is GREAT work!
Learn to Prevent Safety Incidents
It Is the responsibility of each employee to work safe.
Review the following tab entitled PREVENTING WORKPLACE INCIDENTS that provides reminders of unsafe acts and unsafe conditions leading to workplace incidents. Use this information as a basis for knowing how to prevent workplace incidents.
Report Safety Incidents
In the event you have an incident, the INCIDENT REPORTING PROCEDURES in this Toolbox will provide you with the steps necessary to report the incident. Failure to follow JSG procedures may jeopardize coverage of your claim.
Return to Work Policy
Understand our RETURN TO WORK POLICY. JSG strives to speed recovery from injury or illness and reduce insurance costs.
Remember, SAFE WORK is GREAT WORK !
It is the responsibility of each employee to work safe. However, if an incident should occur, it is important all incidents are immediately reported to JSG Safety/Risk Management 24/7 at 1-; firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, notify your point of contact at your local JSG branch office. A detailed report of the incident is required for all incidents and will be completed with you at the time of the incident. If medical treatment is necessary the Safety/Risk Management office will direct and guide care.
JSG has a zero workday loss policy and all steps will be taken to ensure your safe return to work. Any medical reports or bills should be faxed to 1-. A full investigation of every incident will be taken by JSG; failure to follow proper JSG procedures may jeopardize coverage of your claim.
Please refer to your neon green wallet card for incident reporting instructions.
“SAFE WORK is GREAT WORK”
Preventing Workplace Incidents
Working safely is a condition of employment and each employee is responsible for their safety.
JSG is committed to an “incident-free” work environment. Our goal of ZERO incidents can only be achieved by the success of our employees’ safe work habits. Each employee is expected to observe safety rules, practices and procedures and to exercise caution in all work activities.
Employees must report any unsafe condition to the appropriate supervisor.
In order to avoid incidents, we must remove the cause. Every cause is a result of an unsafe act or unsafe condition. The following examples are reminders to help you recognize unsafe acts or conditions:
- Unauthorized use or operation of equipment.
- Failure to secure or tie down materials to prevent unexpected movement.
- Working or operating equipment too fast.
- Failure to issue warnings or signals as required.
- Using defective tools or equipment.
- Removing guards.
- Improperly using tools or equipment.
- Standing in an unsafe place or assuming an improper posture (as in lifting).
- Servicing moving equipment.
- Riding equipment not designed for passengers.
- Failure to wear the proper personal protective equipment.
- Lack of proper guards.
- Lack of a proper warning system.
- Fire and explosion hazards.
- Poor housekeeping.
- Unexpected movements.
- Protruding objects such as nails, wire, or other metals.
- Improper clearance or congestion at aisles or passageways.
- Poor placement, storage, or arrangement of materials.
- Hazardous tools, equipment, or materials.
- Poor lighting, high noise levels.
- Hazardous atmospheric conditions.
- Improper personal attire.
REMEMBER: By recognizing the acts or conditions listed above, you can effectively correct or avoid them.
Return To Work Policy
JSG has developed a zero workday loss policy. If possible, JSG expects employees to return to their job immediately after medical treatment. The policy’s purpose is to provide a quick and speedy return to meaningful employment at the earliest date subsequent to any workplace incident or illness.
This policy does not mean to substitute for reasonable accommodation under any applicable federal or state laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, etc.
We define transitional employment as temporary modified work assignments suitable to the individual’s abilities, knowledge, and skills. When appropriate and upon approval from the injured worker’s attending physician, we will attempt to offer transitional temporary work assignments.
In some instances, a permanently modified job and/or re-assigned position will be offered in order to ensure qualified employment is available to an injured worker. Permanent job modifications may be the same as transitional temporary work assignments except that the transitional work assignments are temporary in nature. Alternatively, an individual may be assigned to another position that meets restrictions imposed upon the employee by the attending physician.
To preserve our ability to meet market demands and changing conditions, JSG reserves the right to revoke, change, or supplement these guidelines at any time with written notice. The outline above of our return-to-work policy is not intended to be a contractual commitment and it should not be construed so by any JSG employee. This policy is not intended as a guarantee of continuity of benefits or rights. No permanent employment for any term is intended or can be implied by JSG’s return-to-work policy.