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Workplace Practices and Procedures

Safety Procedures & Practices


Use common sense! Most accidents can be avoided by using common sense and concentrating on the job to be done. Always be aware of your surroundings and what is going on around you. It is each employee’s responsibility to maintain personal hygiene, particularly when working with hazardous chemicals.

  • Do not remove any lock, tag or flag unless you placed it, and only after you are sure all personnel are in the clear. If a lock, tag or flag must be removed and the person who placed it cannot be found, check with your supervisor to determine how to proceed.
  • Do not remove any DANGER or CAUTION sign unless you placed it, and then only after you are certain the dangerous condition has been corrected.
  • Be aware of all articles of clothing, jewelry or hair that may be in the way of performing your job safety.
  • Do not make adjustments to machinery unless you are authorized to do so by your supervisor. Keep hands in the clear! The only way to assure not losing a hand or finger in a machine is not to place it where moving parts may strike you, or become jammed against a fixed object. Make sure you have the proper hand protection.
  • Obey all NO SMOKING regulations. Do not possess flames or embers in the immediate area where flammable chemicals or products are being used.
  • All employees shall know the locations of the fire extinguisher and how to use it properly.
  • Possession of unauthorized firearms, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs will not be tolerated in the workplace. If you are required to take medication during the work hours, you may be asked to produce a written medical statement stating that the medication will not adversely affect your decision making or physical abilities. Before beginning work, notify your supervisor of any permanent or temporary impairment that may reduce your ability to perform in a safe manner. Use personal protection equipment to protect yourself from potential hazards that cannot be eliminated.
  • Safety glasses must be worn when working on vehicles and equipment. Safety glasses must be worn when performing grinding or sanding operations.
  • Follow designated walkways and aisles while working. Short cuts are dangerous. Walk. Do not run. Be alert for moving vehicles and equipment.
  • Do not remove, alter or deface any hazard warning label. Never pour flammable liquids down drains or sewers.
  • Employees shall be familiar with, and comply with the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard (HAZCOM) regarding hazardous substances and materials.
  • Always place hazardous materials in receptacles specially designed for hazardous materials.
  • Obey all smoking regulations.
  • No fighting, running, practical jokes, contests of strength or horseplay allowed.
  • Before you turn on a machine, make sure that everyone is in the clear, and guards and safety devices are in place and properly adjusted.
  • A neat and clean place to work is necessary for safety. Good housekeeping is an integral part of your job. If you observe something spilled on the floor anywhere that could cause someone to slip or fall, clean it up immediately. If it is impossible for you to clean it up at once, then it is your responsibility to clearly mark or barricade the hazard and report it to the proper authority. If you observe anything that could possible cause someone to trip or slip on, and it is obviously out of its proper place, pick it up. If it is something that may not be out of place, report it to the proper authority.
  • Pick up and clean up all scrap and debris that accumulate from work.
  • Return all tools and equipment to their proper storage places when finished.
  • Put all trash, paper, waste, materials, and oily rags in the proper receptacles.
  • Keep tools clean. Check the condition of all tools and equipment before using them. Use the proper tools for the job to be accomplished.
  • Unless you are an electrician, do not attempt any electrical repair. Do not touch any exposed or dangling wires that you may encounter; report them to your supervisor.
  • Never lift electrical equipment by the power cord.
  • Never handle energized power cords with wet hands or gloves.
  • Always check all cords for damage before using them.
  • Use only protective footwear appropriate for the job.


  1. Drivers must wear seatbelts. All passengers must also wear seatbelts.
  2. Never jump out of a vehicle.
  3. When entering and exiting a vehicle, always have three points of contact with your vehicle; two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand.
  4. During the winter months, always keep sand or kitty litter in the vehicle for use in providing traction for vehicle entry and exit in icy conditions.
  5. Proper footwear is required, no cowboy boots, high heels, or flip flops.
  6. Check all wheels for missing lug nuts.
  7. No headsets or earphones worn while driving.
  8. Keep the interior of your vehicle free of trash or debris.
  9. Avoid sudden or jerky starts or stops. Make allowance for momentum of the vehicle weight.
  10. Before negotiating turns, speed shall be reduced to a safe level.
  11. A safe distance shall be maintained between moving vehicles.
  12. No smoking in any district vehicle or private vehicle used for transporting students.


Food Service:

  1. Employees wear clean and proper uniform including closed toe non-skid footwear.
  2. Effective hair restraints are properly worn.
  3. Fingernails are short, unpolished, and clean (no artificial nails).
  4. Jewelry is limited to a plain ring, such as wedding band and a watch and no bracelets.
  5. Plastic/Vinyl (not latex) gloves worn during preparation and serving.
  6. Burns, wounds, sores or scabs, or splints and water-proof bandages on hands are bandaged and completely covered with a foodservice glove while handling food.
  7. Hand sinks are unobstructed, operational, and clean.
  8. Hand sinks are stocked with soap, disposable towels, and warm water.
  9. Oven mitts / Kevlar sleeves should be used when working with the ovens.
  10. Spilled materials should be cleaned up immediately.
  11. Hot liquids should not be handled above chest level.
  12. Heavy items and trays should be handled by multiple employees.
330 East Main Street
Millville, PA 17846
Phone: 570.458.5538   |  Fax: 570.458.5584