Shamrock Valley Ent Ltd

Worker Orientation Welcome to the Team Did I Mention there is a test at the end.

Come Join Us!
‡ CONTACT SHAMROCK VALLEY Elk Point Office ‡ P.O. Box 4279 Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0 Edmonton Office Highway 41 South of Elk Point 14 Acheson Road P.O. Box 505 1-780-724-3177 Ask for Safety ex#6 ‡ Should there be any questions or should any further information be required, please feel free to contact up by phone or via email. We look forward to future opportunities. ‡ Murry Nielsen President, Shamrock Valley Enterprises Ltd.

History 24 plus years strong
‡ Shamrock Valley Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that takes pride in the quality of our work, the timeliness in completing our work and in creating value for our clients. With our extensive experience in serving the needs of our clients in the Alberta, Shamrock Valley has area offices in Edmonton and Elk Point to provide more cost efficient services to those area producers. The company tries to hire local personnel in the area they work, which helps create a meaningful and long term relationship with those communities. ‡ We are pleased to provide clients with not only skilled personnel, but also modern, well maintained equipment to maximize our performance during construction. ‡ We employ licensed heavy duty mechanics to maintain our fleet. Repairs are done thoroughly, so as not to compromise safety. Oils and other contaminants are collected and disposed of in a responsible and ecological manner.

1985 and Still Strong
‡ Shamrock Valley Enterprises Ltd. was established in 1985 and primarily worked in the Petroleum Industry for its first few years in business. It has since grown into an established general grading and excavating company in the Heavy Civil Construction Industry.

What is the Initial Probationary Period?
‡ All new employees typically serve a 3-month probationary period (except at-will status). ‡ Working-test portion of the employment process: employees can see if Shamrock Valley Ent. Ltd is right for them and Shamrock Valley Ent. Ltd will see if employee is good fit. ‡ Considered at-will and the working relationship may be terminated at any time, at the will of either party.

Rotten Apples

Make Sure You Used the Right Approach & Get Referrals Some Will Some Won¶t So What Will, Won¶t, What« NEXT!

Key Information
‡ Company information ‡ Benefits information after three month ‡ Job information what do you do for us

What does HR cover?
‡ Online training requirements ‡ Safety and Security ‡ Review of Employee time booklet ‡ Compensation system ‡ How to access pay stubs ‡ Ensure employee has follow up Benefits appt.

What we do and why we need your safety
In conjunction with our Safety Certificate C.O.R. Certificate of Recognition in Safety we do the following: ‡ Oilfield Construction and Maintenance ‡ Environmental Construction (Landfills & Well Site Reclamation) ‡ Pipeline Construction and Upgrading ‡ Subdivision Construction and Site Preparation ‡ Road Building

We also need to comply with

We are a Drug/Alcohol Testing Employer
It is clean simple easy: easy: ‡ You have to report for work sober, drug free and in compliance with the company policy. ‡ This includes prescription or over the counter drugs they must be approved by a doctor or site supervisor before usage. ‡ Non compliance will be dealt in accordance with the company discipline rules

Driver or Non Driver
‡ But to operate any equipment on a highways you must have two things ‡ A valid driver license as noted by the National Safety Code of Canada ‡ Have a driver abstract approved by Safety and the companies insurance company first before you driver .

Safety Culture
‡ Safety culture is not merely a company s safety program, policies and procedures it is the incorporation of safety into the informal and formal parts of the company safety must be integrated into every aspect of a company s way of doing business ‡ Safety requires strong commitment from a company s leadership leadership must continuously show that working in a safe manner and maintaining a safe workplace are core values ‡ Leadership needs to ensure that the necessary support and training are available employ effective communication, provide recognition, actively gather input and involve employees in decision-making, regularly tour the plant, attend safety meetings

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you.
Max DePree

Management Driven Safety Commitment 24/7/365
POLICY ‡ It is the policy of Shamrock Valley Enterprises that the personal safety and health of each employee shall be of primary importance. The prevention of injuries and illnesses is of such consequences, that it will be given priority over any operating productivity. We will provide a safe and healthy working environment. We will establish and insist upon safe work practices that are to be utilized at all times by all employees. ‡ Every injury that occurs on the job, even a slight cut or strain, must be reported to the Safety Manager as soon as reasonably possible. Under no circumstances, except emergency trips to the hospital, shall an employee leave the worksite without notifying their supervisor. When you have an incident, everyone loses and everyone is hurt. Please work safely. Safety is everyone s business.

Your employment records
‡ POLICY It is the policy of Shamrock Valley Enterprises that everything reasonable and practicable will be done to protect and keep private any and all personal information provided to Shamrock Valley Enterprises as outlined in this policy.

But we do share in special circumstances only
‡ Collecting personal information about an individual is essential for Shamrock Valley Enterprises to conduct business on a daily basis. The personal information collected by Shamrock Valley Enterprises may come directly from the individual or it may be provided by a third party such as employers, insurance companies, motor vehicle licensing agent, medical professionals, etc ... ‡ Personal information may be used: ‡ To determine eligibility for work in Alberta ‡ To process applications for clients, and provide requested information (i.e. benefits / insurance) ‡ For billing, accounting, and payroll purposes ‡ For WCB claims administration ‡ For internal, external, and regulatory audit purposes

‡ To comply with legal and regulatory requirements ‡ To share or exchange reports and information with any other corporation, firm, or enterprise to . ‡ Verify the accuracy of personal information ‡ To Develop a corporate phone list for internal and external usage ‡ To enroll and certify an individual in training courses as required ‡ To provide Emergency Services, or Hospitals with vital information in the event of an emergency ‡ To provide Police forces with information for identification, notification, or investigative purposes

Every Manager
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Managers It is the responsibility of the managers of Shamrock Valley Enterprises to protect employees and the company by: Having a thorough knowledge of the injury and loss prevention program including the contents of this manual. Insisting on performance and behavior that meet the standards of the company s injury and loss prevention program. Encouraging employee involvement in safety by demonstrating management s commitment to safety. Ensuring that company, contractor, and subcontractor operations comply with government safety acts, regulations, and codes. Providing adequate supervision at every worksite. Ensuring that incidents are reported and investigated and corrective actions are taken. Providing appropriate, well maintained safety and other equipment required for each job. Ensuring workers are adequately competent to perform their work. Ensuring training needs are identified and met.

Supervisors ‡ It is the responsibility of the supervisors at Shamrock Valley Enterprises to maintain a safe worksite by ensuring that: ‡ They have a thorough knowledge of the injury and loss prevention program including the contents of this manual. ‡ Workers know what is expected of them, and where emergency equipment is located and how to use it. ‡ Training needs are identified and met. ‡ Unsafe conditions and behaviors are corrected immediately. ‡ Only safe work practices are used. ‡ Appropriate equipment is available and well maintained. ‡ Regulatory requirements are met. ‡ Hazards are identified and removed where possible. ‡ Workers Know and are prepared to deal with the hazards of their work, and any specific hazard on the worksite.

The Company Safety Manager
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Personal protective equipment is available, properly used, stored, maintained and replaced when necessary. All incidents are reported to the safety manager immediately. Workers are informed of their right to refuse unsafe work. All applicable safety rules, safe work procedures, and emergency procedures are reviewed with workers. Pre-job, weekly, and sometimes daily safety meetings are conducted and that items discussed as well as personnel in attendance are documented. A copy of all meeting minutes are provided to the safety manager for safety records. If an incident causes or could cause serious injuries or equipment damage, the area is cleared and operations are shut down immediately. Medical aid is obtained if necessary. An example is set by working safely and following standard safe work practices. Unsafe work practices and procedures are pointed out and corrected as soon as they are noticed. Task hazard assessments are completed as required.

You are part of the solution not the problem
‡ ‡ Workers, Subcontractors, Third Party Vendors, and Visitors It is the responsibility of Workers, Subcontractors, Third Party Vendors, and Visitors to protect themselves, fellow workers, the public and the environment by: Becoming thoroughly familiar with the injury and loss prevention program including the contents of this manual. Actively participating in the development and maintenance of the injury and loss prevention program. Attending safety meetings. Performing duties in a safe manner. Notifying your supervisor immediately of any safety hazards or injuries. Using personal protective equipment properly and when required. Adhering to all aspects of the injury and loss prevention program including the contents of this manual. Refusing to perform work when unsafe conditions exist. Refusing to perform work that you are not competent to perform. Checking tools and equipment for hazards prior to using them. Knowing the location, type, and operations of emergency equipment.

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Prevention through Hazard Awareness and Recognition
Supervisors ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ It is the responsibility of the supervisors at Shamrock Valley Enterprises to maintain a safe worksite by ensuring that: They have a thorough knowledge of the injury and loss prevention program including the contents of this manual. Workers know what is expected of them, and where emergency equipment is located and how to use it. Training needs are identified and met. Unsafe conditions and behaviors are corrected immediately. Only safe work practices are used. Appropriate equipment is available and well maintained. Regulatory requirements are met. Hazards are identified and removed where possible. Workers Know and are prepared to deal with the hazards of their work, and any specific hazard on the worksite.

It is more than a phrase or a sentence
‡ It is the policy of Shamrock Valley Enterprises that the personal safety and health of each employee shall be of primary importance. The prevention of injuries and illnesses is of such consequences, that it will be given priority over any operating productivity. We will provide a safe and healthy working environment. We will establish and insist upon safe work practices that are to be utilized at all times by all employees.

Incident and Rules
POLICY ‡ It is the policy of Shamrock Valley Enterprises that everything reasonable and practicable be done to protect employees from incidents, injuries, and/or occupational disease while on the job. Safety is a cooperative undertaking requiring an ever-present safety consciousness on the part of every employee. If an employee is injured, prompt action will be taken to see that the employee receives adequate treatment immediately. No one likes to see a fellow employee injured by an incident, therefore, all operations must be planned to prevent incidents.

Training to work Training to do the jobs assigned
Every effort will be made to provide adequate training to employees. However, if an employee is ever in doubt about how to do a job or task safely, it is his or her responsibility to ask a qualified person for assistance. Employees have the legal right and responsibility to refuse work in which they feel is unsafe or that they are not qualified to do, as defined by Workplace Health & Safety legislation. Employees are expected to assist management in incident prevention activities. Unsafe conditions must be reported immediately. Fellow employees that need help should be assisted. Everyone is responsible for the housekeeping duties that pertain to their jobs.

The cost to everyone - regardless
‡ All employees shall follow each of the policies and practices contained in the Injury and Loss prevention Program Manual, practices and procedures contained in the Operations Practices and Procedures Manual, and others communicated on the job. All employees shall report any unsafe conditions or practices to their supervisor immediately, so corrective actions can be taken in a timely manner. Progressive Discipline ‡ Supervisors shall consult the disciplinary action schedule and employee files to determine the required action, if any, prior to issuing disciplinary action. Supervisors shall then take the required action, and document action taken on the disciplinary noncompliance form.

Rules and Discipline
‡ Rules govern almost every aspect of human life and conduct. Whatever the situation, rules are necessary to assure fairness and harmony. Rules guide our conduct, express mutual expectations, and help guarantee freedom from the arbitrary and irresponsible acts of others. The disciplinary action schedule, which summarizes the rules of the company and sets out the related penalties, will be followed in most cases for that particular violation. It is difficult to cover everything, and rules are not all inclusive. There may be other infractions not necessarily covered in the specific rules that may warrant disciplinary action. Most of our rules, in the event of a violation, provide for progressive discipline. The progressive disciplinary action schedule helps assure uniform communication and uniform administration throughout the company s operation, even though some cases may require individual consideration by supervision and/ or senior management.

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It is not just a piece of paper
Serious Misconduct ‡ In instances such as fighting, drinking on the job, falsification of company records, we may bypass the normal stepped process and suspend the employee(s) immediately pending further investigation. In such cases, the employee will be told that should the investigation clear him/her, he/she will be reinstated with full back pay.

Documentation Process of non-compliances ‡ All non-compliance sheets completed by a Foreman, Supervisor, or Manager, will be given to the General Manager for review. Depending on the circumstances, the General Manager may override the Foreman, Supervisor, or Managers disciplinary decision and lessen or issue a greater penalty for the infraction. Such decision will be based on knowledge of previous conduct of the individual that the Foreman, Supervisor, or Manager may be unaware of.

Disciplinary Guideline
‡ Discipline Process Steps ‡ Verbal Warning (Documented on a disciplinary noncompliance form) ‡ Written Warning ‡ Suspension (2 4 days recommended, but may vary according to the seriousness of the issue) ‡ Discharge

Violence is not Tolerated
‡ Shamrock Valley Enterprises is committed to working with our employees to maintain an environment free from violence, threats of violence, stalking, intimidation, and other disruptive behaviors. While this kind of conduct is not pervasive in our company, no worksite is immune. Violence, threats, stalking, intimidation, and other disruptive behaviors within our company and, on our worksites will not be tolerated. All reports or complaints of such behavior will be taken seriously, and dealt with accordingly. Such behavior can include oral or written statements, gestures, or expressions that communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical, mental or emotional harm. Individuals who commit such acts will be removed from the worksite, and will be subjected to disciplinary action as per the progressive discipline policy (1.6). Individuals may also be subject to civil, and/or criminal prosecution.

Not withstanding!
Definition ‡ Violence is behavior committed by one person against another. Violence can be physical, sexual, mental or emotional and can include oral or written statements, gestures, or expressions that communicate a direct or indirect threat of physical, sexual, mental or emotional harm to one or more persons.

Please read and heed!
POLICY ‡ Shamrock Valley Enterprises Ltd is committed to a healthy, harassment-free work environment for all of our employees. We have developed a company wide policy intended to prevent harassment of any type, including sexual harassment, and to deal quickly and effectively with any incident that might occur. Harassment is a form of discrimination, and will not be tolerated at Shamrock Valley Enterprises Ltd.

Tell Someone Harassment is not faceless!

Two types Two Hazards Two Rights
Harassment ‡ Harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct because of race, religious beliefs, color, place of origin, gender, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status, family status, source of income, or sexual orientation.

Sexual Harassment ‡ Sexual Harassment occurs when unwanted sexual advances are made, unwanted requests for sexual favors are made, or there is other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. These constitute sexual harassment when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term of, or condition of, an individual s employment; or submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual affects that individual s employment.

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If you or someone else is being harassed, you must do the following: Tell the person harassing you that his / her behavior is unwelcome, and ask him / her to stop. Keep a record of the incident (dates, times, location, and what took place). A record is not necessary to file a complaint, but it can strengthen a case, and help to remember details over time. Report the situation to one of the following people immediately after the occurrence.
± ± ± The Safety Manager Your Supervisor The General Manager

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Once a complaint is received, it will be kept strictly confidential. An investigation will be undertaken immediately and all necessary steps taken to resolve the problem. Both the complainant and the alleged harasser will be interviewed, as will any other individuals who may be able to provide relevant information. All information will be kept confidential. If the investigation reveals evidence to support the complaint, the harasser will be disciplined appropriately. Discipline may include suspension or dismissal, and the incident will be documented in the harassers file. No documentation will be placed in the complainant s file where the complaint is filed in good faith, whether the complaint is upheld or not. If the Investigation Fails to find evidence to support the complaint, there will be no documentation concerning the complaint placed in the file of the alleged harasser. Regardless of the outcome of a harassment complaint made in good faith, the employee lodging the complaint, as well as anyone providing information will be protected from any form of retaliation by either co-workers or superiors. Any form of retaliation by co-workers, or superiors, may result in suspension or dismissal of the individual retaliating.





Incidents and Investigations
‡ It is about cause and determination not shame or blame! ‡ Every injury that occurs on the job, even a slight cut or strain, must be reported to the Safety Manager as soon as reasonably possible. Under no circumstances, except emergency trips to the hospital, shall an employee leave the work-site without notifying their supervisor. When you have an incident, everyone loses and everyone is hurt. Please work safely. Safety is everyone s business

In your walkaround the office building or worksite you need to know
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Emergency Response Plan & Contact Numbers Exits Fire Extinguishers First Aid Kit Washrooms ASK YOUR SUPERVISOR OR SAFETY MANAGER TO SHOW YOU THESE AREAS

‡ Hazard Identification ‡ Behavioral Expectations ‡ Risk Assessment

Understand the difference
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Hazard A condition that has the potential to cause a loss. These losses may include personnel, equipment, materials, property, productivity, and the environment. Hazard Identification The process of identifying hazards. Hazard Analysis Assessing a hazard's potential for loss.

Loss Anything that has a negative effect on personnel, the environment, the public, or equipment. Risk Risk Control program. Risk Estimation Risk Management Potential for undesired events to occur. Implementation and maintenance of a hazard control Process of evaluating the degree of risk according to set criteria. The ongoing process of identifying, assessing, controlling, and reviewing risk.

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Behavior Expectations
‡ It is the policy of Shamrock Valley Enterprises to ultimately reduce losses in many areas including personnel, equipment, property, productivity, and the environment by hazard identification and control. Shamrock Valley Enterprises will never be able to eliminate all occupational hazards; however, we can manage these hazards to reduce the negative impact on our organization, others we work with, the environment, and the public. By following this process we will be able to strengthen our efforts in protecting our most important resource, the worker.

In Order to Make Money Shamrock Valley You Need to«


You need to be trained: ‡ ACTIONS & METHODS After identifying a hazard, workers and managers need to understand it s severity, especially for biological and chemical hazardous agents. Chemical Hazards ‡ Chemical hazards are non-living hazards that result from substances, including solids, liquids or vapors, which could potentially interact. Some chemicals can damage the human body if people inhale, ingest or absorb them. The severity of a particular agent is often measured through exposure limits, explosive limits, or IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) values. Hazard severity is noted on the material safety data sheet of each hazardous material, and a chemical hazard s severity is based on 5 major factors: THINK ‡ How toxic it is or how much it can harm body tissues ‡ How quickly it burns or evaporates ‡ How it reacts with other chemicals ‡ How much exists at a work site ‡ How long a worker is exposed to it

It is not just Chemicals we work in Alberta
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Biological Hazards Biological hazards are those that pertain to life or living organisms, they include viruses and toxic materials that living things produce. When identifying hazards, workers, supervisors, and managers should understand the more common or severe biological hazards in our industry. These may include the following: Bears Bears can be a hazard at many worksites throughout the industry. During bear season, workers should be proactive in deterring bears from entering the worksite by keeping as little food or trash as possible on the worksite and covering food stores & trash cans. Bird and Bat Droppings Given that the majority of our work is in wooded areas, bird and bat droppings are likely to be present. Bird and bat droppings support the growth of a fungus that causes an infection called histoplasmosis; this fungus grows in soils and decaying matter such as rotten wood. The infection is caused by inhaling fungus spores that are capable of remaining airborne for a long period of time. Signs of infection are coughing, fever, and tiredness. Some forms of infection are fatal. Signs and symptoms usually present themselves between 5 and 18 days after being exposed to the spores.

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Prevent the Actions Hand Washing Prevents a lot of problems

Deer and Moose ‡ Deer, moose and other wildlife present hazards on the road especially at dusk & dawn. Workers should ensure that their windshield and headlights are clean at all times, driving slower during these will also reduce the possibility of a collision. Drinking Water


Drinking unsafe water can cause people to be sick, have diarrhea, vomit, or feel nausea. To prevent sickness, Layton Bros provides bottled water at worksites, and workers are encouraged not to drink water supplied by local waterworks systems. Workers should never drink water from firewater systems.



Rodents are a common source for a fatal virus known as the Hantavirus, workers are encouraged to avoid any contact with rodents, and are asked to report any situation where rodent infestations may pose a threat to a worksite.

Physical Hazards


Physical hazards are those that are neither biological nor chemical, but that exist around us, or because of things we do. They include such things as air quality, noise, pressure, and physical activity.



Exposure to noise in industrial settings can cause hearing loss. Hearing protection shall be worn for all types of work where the noise level is in excess of 85dBA. The following chart has been provided to be used as a guideline for noise levels.

Always be prepared for the weather, dress properly and take a heads up!

General ‡ Training is one of the most important elements of any Injury and Illness Prevention Program. This training is designed to enable employees to perform their jobs properly, bring new ideas to the workplace, reinforce existing safety policies and put the Injury and Loss Prevention Program into action. The success of Shamrock Valley Enterprises, Injury and Loss Prevention Program depends on the actions of individual employees as well as a commitment by the company. Each employee's immediate supervisor will review the Safe Work Practices & Work Procedures unique to that employee's job, and how these Safe Work Practices and Work Procedures protect against risk and danger. Each employee will learn when personal protective equipment is required or necessary, and how to use and maintain the personal protective equipment in good working condition. Each employee will learn what to do in case of emergencies occurring in the workplace.

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The Benefits of Training
‡ Gives the supervisor more time to manage, standardized performance, less absenteeism, less turnover, reduced tension, consistency, lower costs, more customers, better service ‡ Gives the workers confidence to do their jobs, reduces tension, boost morale and job satisfaction, reduces injuries and accidents, gives them a chance to advance. ‡ Gives the business a good image and more profit.

Have COURAGE to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.

You Talk we Listen We teach you listen
POLICY ‡ Shamrock Valley Enterprises is committed to providing employees and subcontractors with current information through the use of effective communication tools including: one-to-one communication, memos, meetings, briefings, Safe Work Practices and Work Procedures.

YOU must carry
Training Cards with you at all times like; ‡ H2S ‡ TDG ‡ WHMIS ‡ Ground Disturbance ( to name just a few) And your Valid Drivers License and safe work permits with you at all times

From the Client
What is a safe work permit?
‡ A safe work permit is a written record that authorizes specific work, at a specific work location, for a specific time period. Permits are used for controlling and co-ordinating work to establish and maintain safe working conditions. They ensure that all foreseeable hazards have been considered and that the appropriate precautions are defined and carried out in the correct sequence. ‡ The permit is an agreement between the issuer and the receiver that documents the conditions, preparations, precautions, and limitations that need to be clearly understood before work begins.

Communication is achieved
Communication will be achieved by several routes throughout Shamrock Valley Enterprises and will include: one-to-one communication, memos, meetings, and briefings. However, it is important to remember that communication is a two way process, aimed at improving some aspect of the work pattern, its efficiency, and/or the safety within the organization. Forms of Communication ‡ ‡ Monthly Safety Meeting Tool Box Meeting (minimum) Supervisor Meeting News Letters Frequency Once a month Once a week Once a month Once a month

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Report Record Review
All incidents regardless if they relate to: ‡ Vehicles ‡ Worker Injuries ‡ The Environment ‡ Property (Shamrock Valley or Clients Property) The paper work process is critical to correction;

Always give first aid first then call
‡ In the event of an emergency. (Injury, fire, spill, gas leak, collision, etc.) ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Call your Supervisor immediately Protect yourself/Take control of the scene Administer first aid, if safe & qualified to do so For serious injuries call or have someone 911/RCMP

Call the right people
Police 911 Ambulance 911 Fire Department 911
‡Oil & Gas Emergencies EUB 1-780-826-5352 780-826‡Workplace Health & Safety 310-0000- 427310-0000- 427-8848 ‡Spill Report-TDGReport-TDGEnvironmental 1-800-222-6514 800-222‡Disaster Services 1-800-272-9600 800-272‡Poison Center 1-800-332-1414 800-332‡Alberta One Call 1-800-242-3447 800-242‡WCB 310310-0000 498-3800 498‡Terry Penney Safety Department 645645-8666 ‡Joey Meyer 721721-2192 ‡Murry Nielsen 645645-8356 ‡Zenon Kozun 203203-1870

Defect vs. Repair

Required and completed maintenance within Shamrock Valley Enterprises is identified through daily pre-start checklists, random inspections, and manufacturers recommendations. Repairs are made according to manufacturers specifications by mechanics in the shop and/or fields mechanics where necessary. All repairs and maintenance are logged and tracked through the service department and are filed by unit number for future reference. All defective equipment or tool, are locked out and marked with a lockout tag until they can be properly repaired to sufficiently meet the manufacturers specifications.

Maintenance Process
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All required maintenance shall be conducted in a timely fashion and in accordance with manufacturers specifications. Faulty equipment/vehicles/tools shall be removed from service, and identified with a lockout tag stating the deficiency. The responsible operator will then document the deficiency and notify the service department immediately. A certified mechanic, or competent person will perform the repairs, test, remove the lockout tags, and document all repairs in the maintenance files prior to putting the equipment/vehicles/tools back in service.

Incident Prevention Signs and Tags
‡ Many operations by their nature involve a certain element of risk or hazard that cannot be eliminated ‡ Safety signs, tags, and labels have been developed as one means of preventing workplace accidents & injuries ‡ They warn about hazards
± So you can take appropriate precaution to protect yourself ± You should be aware of conventions for sign color, symbols and labels ± Speak with your supervisor about site-specific signs and meanings

Example Safety Signs
‡ Danger A hazard that will cause injury or death A hazard that could cause injury or death A hazard where there is a potential for harm

‡ Warning

‡ Caution

‡ Common Emergency Signs

Wear the Gear
General ‡ All PPE utilized will be in good condition and maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions. ‡ All PPE will meet Workplace Health & Safety or an approved standard.

Shamrock P.P.E.
Fire Retardant Coveralls (FRC's) ‡ FRC's are required when working within 25 meters of any operating facility, any pad where well servicing is in progress, any pad where a well is on steam or has recently been steamed, or on any pad where methanol has been used for pressure testing. Safety Glasses ‡ All employees are to wear CSA approved safety glasses while working with hand tools. This means that when you raise the visor of your face guard, you are required to put on your safety glasses. ‡ Exceptions will be made when you are inside an enclosed cab. Only CSA approved prescription glasses will be allowed on site. CSA approved safety glasses shall be worn over any prescription glasses that are not CSA approved. Hard Hats ‡ Every employee is to wear an approved hardhat unless they are in an enclosed cab or under a ROPS canopy. Hard hats are to be checked periodically for cracks and to ensure there is no damage to the harness inside. Metal hard hats shall not be worn. Protective Footwear ‡ All Shamrock Valley Enterprises employees must wear CSA grade 1 (green triangle) footwear. Boot styles with ankle support are required. Hearing Protection ‡ Equipment operators and chainsaw operators are to wear approved hearing protection to hinder hearing loss and damage. Other locations may require hearing protection due to noise levels produced in that area.

Yes and No
Clothing ‡ All employees are required to wear long sleeved shirts, pants that cover the legs completely, warm clothes or layers in cold conditions, and preferably natural fiber clothing (not nylon). ‡ FRC's are to be worn over clothing when required. Short Sleeves ‡ Short sleeves may be worn when you are inside an enclosed cab. Upon exiting your cab, long sleeves must be worn. ‡ Short sleeves may be worn in cold work areas (low risk work in a non-restricted area outside a 25m radius of a live surface facility) when the door or window of the machine is open. ‡ Short sleeves may not be worn while operating a machine with an open canopy, screened enclosure or rollover protection without an enclosed cab. ‡ Short sleeves are not permitted within restricted areas - 25 meters of a live surface facility that might release hydrocarbons. ‡ Muscle or sleeveless shirts are not permitted.

Brush your teeth, clean your face and please shave
Beards ‡ Beards or excess facial hair are not allowed on site, since they prevent an effective seal of the breathing apparatus face piece ‡ And always if you are working on any oilfield active well sites or plant sites you must be clean shaven at all times

Clean up We are not your Momma
‡ Work sites must be clean and orderly. Work surfaces must be kept dry or appropriate means taken to assure the surfaces are slip-resistant. Spills must be cleaned up immediately. All combustible scrap, debris and waste must be stored safely and removed promptly. ‡ Waste containers must be covered. Oily and paint soaked rags are combustible and should be discarded in seal able metal containers only. ‡ Make sure all pits and floor openings are either covered or otherwise guarded. ‡ All aisles, stairs, and passageways must be kept clear. All holes shall properly covered or marked with warning guards. All spills must be cleaned up immediately, or have a caution sign in place.

‡ Equipment shall be properly stored so that sharp edges do not protrude into walkways. ‡ Fire extinguishers must remain accessible at all times. Means of egress should be kept unblocked, well lighted and unlocked during work hours. Excessive combustibles (paper) may not be stored in work areas. ‡ Adequate aisle space is to be maintained. File cabinet drawers should be opened one at a time and closed when work is finished. ‡ Arrange stored materials safely to prevent tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling, or spreading. ‡ Segregate and store incompatible materials in separate locations.

Learn it. Teach it.
It Motivates You. It Motivates Your Team.




You maybe working alone
Three rules always to follow ‡ One you must have working communications with you at all time ‡ You must check in with your supervisor at specified time intervals and have adequate first aid with you at all times ‡ You must have a specific travel plan and company emergency work plan in place before the work starts

‡ Before operating any machine, every inexperienced employee must be instructed on the safe methods of machine operations or be directly supervised by a competent worker. ‡ All machinery and equipment must be kept clean and properly maintained. ‡ There must be sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operations, set up, servicing, material handling, and waste removal. ‡ All stationary machinery will be securely placed and anchored when necessary, to prevent tipping or other movement that could result in personal injury. ‡ All proper PPE will be used when operating any machine.

Machinery Operation Safety
‡ Never remove or bypass a machine guard or other safety device ‡ Never operate a machine with missing guards ‡ Wear eye/face/hearing protection as needed ‡ Must be trained on ALL equipment used ‡ Observe all safety signs ‡ Never perform maintenance on equipment unless you are authorized to do so

Electrical Safety Tips
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prong from any three-prong piece of equipment

Overloaded Outlets: Overloading electrical circuits and extension cords can
result in a fire

Unsafe/Non-Approved Equipment: Look for UL Listed Label Defective, frayed or improperly installed cords: Exposed wires can lead to electrical
shock .always inspect before use

Improper Placement of Cords: Never pull or drag over sharp objects that may cause cuts in
the insulation. Never place on radiators, steam pipes, walls, or through windows

Electrical Cords across Walkways and Work Areas: Presents tripping hazard use tape or a
cord runner instead

Live Parts Unguarded: Ensure wall receptacles have covers Pulling of Plugs to Shut Off Power: Use equipment switch or have one installed Working on "Live Equipment : Performed only by trained qualified electrician Blocking Electrical Panel Doors: Should always be kept closed, to prevent "electrical
flashover" in the event of an electrical malfunction.

Slips, Trips & Falls
‡ Slips and falls, especially on ice/snow, are a leading cause of incidents at S.V.E.! ‡ Wear appropriate footwear for the season ‡ During the long winter months, consider wearing Spiky or Yak-Trax snow cleats which fit over the shoe or boot and provide added traction on snow and ice ‡ When walking on slippery surfaces:
± Don t take large steps, shuffle your feet ± Keep arms close to the body ± If carrying something, carry in front at waist height, close to the body ± Be cautious when getting in and out of vehicles ± Never jump out of, or down from, your vehicle. Be sure you have good footing as you exit the vehicle

Ergonomics Awareness
‡ Ergonomics: (also called human factors) the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among human and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data, and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Ergonomics simply stated means: The science of arranging and adjusting the work environment to fit the employee's body

It is ok to help but not be the problem
Recovery Strap ‡ Also know as "tow straps", Slings or "snatch straps" (because of the way they stretch, and then "snatch" out whatever is stuck).

Winching ‡ Is the recovery of a stuck vehicle by means of a vehicle, or equipment mounted winch.

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** Under no circumstances, are chains to be used for the recovery of a stuck vehicle or piece of equipment ** ** Under no circumstances shall a vehicle be towed on a roadway without a solid towing bar, and working lights ** ** Under no circumstances shall a clevis or shackle be used at any time for towing / recovery purposes **

Machines and Minds are Stronger than backs
Lifting and Lowering ‡ Workers must use proper lifting methods to protect themselves from injury and make the job easier. When equipment is available and conditions make it practical, they must use mechanical equipment for lifting and carrying. Cranes, hoists, forklifts, and other units are made for that purpose. ‡ Proper lifting methods are especially important when lifting objects from a position below arms length. Workers should avoid manually lifting anything over 50 lbs without help help.

Get the Proper Bends and Stretches
‡ Regardless of the weight, workers must always use the following lifting techniques: ‡ Position feet securely. ‡ Lower body by bending at the knees (not from the waist). ‡ Firmly grip the object to be lifted. ‡ Lift with leg muscles, and avoid twisting the body at the trunk.

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Safe positions Workers should always watch for situations where they might: Strike against something. Be caught in or between objects . Slip, trip, or fall. Be exposed to pressure, extreme heat or cold. Overexert or stretch themselves.

Driving at Shamrock
‡ For many individuals, driving / Operating is a necessary part, and one of the most hazardous tasks of their job. All employees, subcontractors, third party vendors, and visitors who drive/ operate in the course of employment are expected to demonstrate competent, safe, and professional driving / operating behaviors at all times, whether on public roads or at work sites. 

You must be incompliance with the National Safety Code of Canada at all times

Rule Number 1 not to be broken
DRIVING SAFELY 3 Meter Rule ‡ All Drivers / Equipment operators must adhere to a 3 Meter perimeter in which no obstacles, stationary objects, vehicles, or other equipment shall be present. If a situation arises that a vehicle or piece of equipment must enter into the 3 Meter buffer zone, a spotter must be present during the entire operation. When parking vehicles or equipment, each vehicle and or piece of equipment must have a 3 Meter buffer zone in which no obstacles, stationary objects, vehicles, or other equipment shall be present.

Rule # 2 Not Dialing and Driving Pull Over take the call in safety
Cellular Phones ‡ Recent technological advances have provided drivers / operators with many new safety features, including cell phones. Cell phone communications can offer traveling employees quick access to emergency services when stranded. It can also allow them to help others, call for assistance at a crash / incident site, or alert authorities of unsafe drivers. However, due to the distraction that cell phone use presents while driving /operating, it can result in severe injury or loss of life. This distraction is caused only moderately by the use of a driver / operators hands, it s primarily caused by the mental involvement required to engage in conversation. While driving company vehicles, personal vehicle for company purposes, or operating equipment, the following guidelines for cell phone use will apply.



Someone will miss you

Speed Kills
Speed ‡ Speed and speed variance are critical safety issues which are also directly related to motor vehicle deaths, injuries, and property damage incidents. Speeding is not acceptable. Driving noticeably faster (>5 km/h faster than surrounding traffic) in a company vehicle is prohibited. An employee driving unduly fast may place the safety of co-workers or members of the public, his or her job performance, or the safe and efficient operation of the company vehicle at risk. Speed driven must be appropriate to existing conditions and must also be in accordance with posted speed limits. Speeding is also discouraged after work hours in your personal vehicle; any injuries after hours could also adversely affect the company s performance.

P.A.S.S. Point Aim Squeeze Spray you must take this training
Portable fire extinguishers are provided in adequate numbers and type and are located throughout our facilities, in vehicles, on equipment, and at work sites. Fire extinguishers shall be mounted in readily accessible locations. Fire extinguishers are recharged regularly and the date of the last inspection noted on their tag. All employees shall be periodically instructed in the use of extinguishers and fire protection procedures. Notify the Safety Manager if there is any damage to fire protection equipment. Planning for fire safety at Shamrock Valley Enterprises takes into account the special fire hazards for our specific operating areas, the protection of property, and most important the safety of all employees. This is accomplished by the following: Non-combustible or fire rated materials and construction practices suitable to the assigned uses of buildings and facilities are utilized. Suitable fire extinguishers are strategically placed to provide unrestricted access. All employees shall conduct their operations in such a way as to minimize the possibility of fire. This means applying rules such as keeping combustibles separated from ignition sources, being careful about smoking, and avoiding needless accumulations of combustible materials.

Know your exits, location and call 911 in a fire
‡ Fire Exits ‡ Fire exits shall be of sufficient number to allow for rapid evacuation of all personnel. ‡ Exit doors shall never be locked so as to prevent someone from opening the door from inside the building. ‡ Exits shall be kept clear of obstructions to allow easy exit of the building and to prevent tripping at the doors.

Never make a employee go Wuff Refueling Safety
‡ Employees must be aware that an open flame or light near any fuel is prohibited when fueling or the transfer of fuel is occurring. ‡ Operators and/or refueling personnel shall stand beside the fueling nozzle in order to prevent a spill if a self-closing nozzle should happen to fail. ‡ Employees will notify foreman if spillage occurs during fueling operations. ‡ All fuel spills shall be cleaned and contaminated material disposed of at an approved facility. ‡ The types and designs of fueling hoses shall be selected and utilized as per the specific types of fuel, whether fueling is being done with a nozzle that is a gravity flow system or self-closing.

Never Ever!
‡ Fill Gas Cans inside the truck box areas

The Most Important Page to Shamrock Employees!

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Hand Tool Power Tools do a job now do yours
‡ Portable power tools pose a special danger to employees because they are deceptively small and light, yet they can do great bodily harm if used improperly or are poorly maintained. These rules apply to all power tools, but especially important when handling portable saws, drills and power screw drivers. Check you equipment before you use it. All grinders, saws and similar equipment should be equipped with appropriate safety guards. Power tools should not be used without the correct shield, guard, or attachment recommended by the manufacturer. Portable circular saws must be equipped with guards above and below the base shoe. Circular saw guards should be checked periodically and before each use to assure they are not wedged up, thus leaving the lower portion of the blade unguarded.



‡ All rotating or moving parts of equipment should be guarded to prevent physical contact. All cord-connected, electrically operated tools and equipment should be effectively grounded or must be the double insulated type. ‡ Power tools are either battery operated, wired, air or gas powered. If battery operated, don't under estimate their power. A small electric drill or power screwdriver can cause a severe injury if it lands in the wrong place. While not usually a shock hazard, the battery pack contains toxic chemicals and does emit a low voltage electric current. Don't drop or incinerate the battery pack, or a tool with a self-contained power source. ‡ Hard-wired equipment can be portable or fixed. Typically used with extension cords, the more powerful hard-wired equipment presents a double safety problem: the actual equipment plus its electrical power source.

We will at all cost help mother nature
‡ At Shamrock Valley Enterprises we take the management of our environment very seriously. We are dedicated to environmental protection by every means available to us. It is our intention to reduce the impact on the environment that our operations create by reusing, recycling and following proper disposal procedures that conform to regulatory requirements. By carrying out these processes, we will ensure a healthy environment for years to come. Our operations will follow the G-20, G-50, G-55, and G-58 guidelines set out by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB), and any other regulatory requirements or amendments. Shamrock Valley Enterprises recognizes that management of waste products is essential, not only to meet regulatory requirements, but also to align with fundamental values of our firm. It is our intention to reuse any reusable products, recycle all recyclable products and dispose of any non-recyclable materials in the appropriate manner.

Always use proper Load Securement Straps and Slings And never exceed seatbelts in units

What is unsafe work? ‡ Unsafe work is work that involves an "imminent danger". An imminent danger can be a danger that's not normal for that type of work, or ‡ a danger under which a worker in that type of work would not normally do the work.

Can I be fired or disciplined for refusing work I believe is unsafe?
‡ Workers' hesitation to use the right to refuse is well grounded, since refusing workers sometimes do get fired or disciplined. Following the steps of the refusal procedure helps a refusing worker to protect her or his job. Still, it's illegal for a supervisor or employer in Alberta to discipline or dismiss a worker for refusing work she or he believes is dangerous.

Orientation Mini Manual
‡ You need to keep this with you all the time

Oh yes the Test


In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles, and position.
That is why people mean more than profit or production at Shamrock Valley

Welcome to Shamrock

Questions We always have time for Questions
‡ But no time for incidents

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