Category: Announcements

  • October 6th

    Dan Dundas will be moving to our corporate office. October 6th will be his last day in Hagersville. In honour of Dan we will be having lunch brought in.

    Congratulations Dan!

  • Welcome Radhika Mohan!

    As an FYI, Radhika Mohan, the accounting manager for TF Dedicated will be relocating from her current office at Tri Par to the Hagersville facility on October 16th.

    Radhika & her husband are relocating to the Stoney Creek mountain & this location is not only more convenient for her, it works good for the organization giving us the upside of further consolidating our administration team.

    Welcome to Hagersville Radhika!

  • Job Safety Analysis Policy

    Job Safety Analysis Policy

    Implemented: May 30, 2017

    Policy Statement

    Contrans Flatbed Group is committed to the process of job safety analysis (JSA) as an effective method of hazard recognition and control. The JSA is a documented, systematic process that identifies and assesses existing and potential health and safety hazards associated with particular tasks or jobs. Controls are developed to eliminate or effectively manage these hazards.

    Responsibilities

    1. Employer: The employer shall ensure that managers, supervisors, and workers understand their role and responsibilities in the JSA development and implementation process. The employer shall ensure the necessary training, time and resources are provided to complete the JSAs and implement controls.

    2. Supervisors/Managers: Supervisors and managers have the same responsibility as the employer to train workers. The supervisors and managers will ensure that workers understand their role and responsibilities in the JSA development and implementation. Supervisors and managers work the employees to identify existing and potential hazards to which workers may be exposed to. They will provide the necessary training, time and resources to complete the JSA and implement controls. They will also ensure workers are trained in and follow safe work practices. A supervisor/manager will communicate the controls and safe work practices following the hazard communication processed and revise the JSAs as required.

    3. Joint Health and Safety Committee: The JHSC will participate in the development and implementation of JSAs in consultation with the employer.

    4. Workers: Workers are the best source of information regarding the hazards they are exposed to in their jobs. They will be involved in developing JSAs during work time and in consultation with their supervisors. Workers will follow the safe work practices developed.

    Procedure Development:

    The job safety analysis is a technique used to assess health and safety hazards associated with particular jobs or tasks and to identify possible controls. The hazards are eliminated or effectively managed through administrative and engineering controls and safe work practices.

    These controls are integrated into the safety program and used as a basis for worker training, inspections, investigations, etc.

    High risk jobs and tasks are to be considered and completed first. Jobs that are dangerous, new, modified or rarely performed would be considered high risk. The remaining jobs and tasks would be completed in order of priority.

    1. A job safety analysis (JSA) can be completed by either of the following methods:
    a. Task: the task is broken down into steps and evaluated
    b. Position: The work is broken down into basis components such as lifting, pushing, pulling, etc. Each component is then thoroughly evaluated.

    2. Method for completing a JSA:

    a. For a Task
    • Select a task to analyze
    • Identify the steps to complete the task
    • Select one of the steps
    • Describe the step
    • Identify the hazard(s), existing and potential, associated with each step. Include the hazard(s) of the location/environment where the work is performed
    • Develop controls for each step to eliminate or manage the hazard(s)
    • Write safe work practices for each identified hazard, including the necessary precautions and equipment. Point out the reasons why the job, task or type of work must be performed this was
    • List the controls including the tools, equipment and materials required
    • Test, revise, implement and monitor the controls
    • Integrate the controls
    • Communicate the controls
    • Train managers, supervisors, workers, etc.
    • Review and update each JSA as required

    b. For a Position
    • Systematically break down the position,/job title into components/tasks
    • Describe each component/task
    • Identify the hazard(s), existing and potential, associated with each step. Include the hazard(s) of the location/environment where the work is performed
    • List the controls including the tools, equipment and materials required
    • Test, revise, implement and monitor the controls
    • Integrate the controls
    • Communicate the controls
    • Train managers, supervisors, workers, etc.

    • Review and update each JSA as required

    c. Resources for Completing the JSA
    • Involve appropriate experts/suppliers/manufacturers
    • Consult with the JHSC
    • Observe workers performing the job and systematically document the step(s), hazard(s), control(s) and safe work practices

    d. Analyzing the Hazards
    • Supplier or manufacturer information
    • Employee concerns
    • Incident reports
    • Incident investigation reports
    • Inspection Reports

  • Happy Birthday!!

    !We want to wish everyone who is celebrating a birthday in September a very happy day, and a great year ahead