CORESafety Framework Resources

Module 12: Work Procedures & Permits

  • Worksite Handbook

    Worksite Handbook for module 12 - forms, check-lists and documentation for use on the job site.

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  • Examples of participating company procedures and permits

  • Aerosol Can Aspiration and Recycling

    This document addresses the aspiration and recycling of aerosol cans which require operational control.

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  • Air Jack Operation

    This document provides the minimum guidelines for the operation of an air jack system.

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  • Accident Reduction Counseling Program

    This document provides the minimum guidelines for development of an accident reduction counseling program.

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  • Blast Hole Drill Tram Lock

    This document provides the minimum guidelines for operation of the blast hole drill tram lock.

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  • Blasting-Sleeping Patterns

    This document provides the minimum guidelines for blasting-sleeping patterns.

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  • Chain and Sling Policy

    This document shows ways to eliminate exposure to personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of any inappropriate materials or inappropriate use of manufactured tools for lifting and/or pulling.

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  • Coal Storage Stockpile Precautions

    This document outlines ways to eliminate exposure to personal injury or property damage resulting from mobile equipment operators or other personnel becoming trapped in coal storage pile cavities created by open feeder systems or other coal storage pile incidents.

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  • Color Coding and Signs

    This document establishes standard operating procedures and identifies the use of colors, signs and signals that should allow for quick recognition of information and hazards in the various work areas.

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  • Communication and Visibility Standards for Service Vehicles and Heavy Mobile Equipment

    This document reviews the policy to assure positive communications between all types of service vehicles and heavy mobile equipment. The goal is to reduce the risk of collision due to drivers and operators being unaware of the actual presence or intended movements of other vehicles and equipment. The policy also includes the standard for improving the visibility and identification of service vehicles and heavy mobile equipment where their interaction exists.

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  • Compressed Gasses Safety

    This document provides guidelines for transport, storage, handling, and use of cylinders containing compressed gas.

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  • Compressed Air and Water Lines

    This document outlines the standards established for the safe use of pressurized air and water lines with the goal of providing a safe and healthy workplace.

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  • Confined Space

    This document provides a process to minimize workers’ exposure to inherent hazards when working in confined spaces.

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  • Confined Space Entry

    This document provides a process to minimize workers’ exposure to inherent hazards when working in confined spaces.

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  • Controlled Access Locking Systems (Surface Electrical Installations)

    This document addresses measures for securing electrical facilities or equipment at surface installations that can be entered or operated only by a qualified electrician and, therefore, must be secured through the use of controlled access locking systems.

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  • Crane or Lift Truck Operation Safety Guidelines

    This document outlines the minimum guidelines for development of a crane and/or boom truck safety and operation training program.

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  • Cranes and Lifting

    This document outlines establish standards for the safe operation of cranes or any other lifting or hoisting systems through the identification of roles and responsibilities, acquisition and assessment (new & existing equipment), general standards, lift plans, lifting equipment, mobile cranes, vehicle mounted crane/jib, man lift requirements, working around high voltage power lines, training, and audits and reviews.

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  • Development of Lifesaving Rules

    This document outlines the minimum guidelines for the development of mine specific “Cardinal” or “Life Saving Rules”.

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  • Dragline & Shovel Glass Policy

    This document provides guidelines for the construction of front windows to be utilized for all draglines, excavators or other equipment used to dig blasted materials.

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  • Electrical Lockout/Tagout/Tryout Procedures

    The purpose of this document is to outline a minimum standard by which qualified persons must isolate all potential energy sources before electrical work can be performed. This applies to all employees, contractors or other persons doing electrical work at a company location.

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  • Electrical Safety

    The purpose of this document is to ensure that electrical hazards are recognized and controlled through identification of roles and responsibilities, purchasing and use, grounding, inspections, electrostatic grounding, power lines, work on live equipment, safe design and control, lightning detection and protection, electric hand tools, training and qualifications, and audits and reviews.

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  • Electrical Storms

    This document provides procedures to protect the workers, equipment, and facilities from hazards created by the presence of electrical storms.

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  • Electrical Storms 2

    This document provides direction to identify the presence of electrical storms and protect the workers, equipment and facilities from hazards created by the presence of electrical storms.

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  • Excavation and Trenching

    This document outlines ways to minimize losses that may result from excavation and trenching activities. This procedure applies to all functional areas, operations, offices, including employees, vendors, visitors and contractors within the scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS).

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  • Eye Protection Policy

    This document outlines a policy that provides a consistent level of protection for the eyes of all employees, leading to a reduction in the number of injuries and resulting loss in the quality of vision.

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  • Hazardous Materials and Chemicals

    The purpose of this document is to provide a policy to ensure controls are in place to minimize the risk to the lowest practical level of adverse health and safety from exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals used or produced as part of the company operations.

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  • High Visibility/Reflective Safety Garments

    The purpose of this document is to specify a standard requirement for high-visibility apparel for employees, contractors or other visitors who may be entering potentially hazardous work areas. The safety apparel covered under this standard is intended to provide increased visibility of the wearer under any light conditions.

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  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures

    This document provides a minimum standard by which qualified persons must isolate all potential energy sources, both electrical and mechanical, before work can be performed. This applies to all employees, contractors or other persons doing work at a company location.

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  • Machine Guarding

    The purpose of this document is to outline ways to ensure any equipment and machinery with a potential to injure personnel is properly protected in order to guarantee personnel safety. This procedure applies to all operating areas, projects, exploration activities and offices, and for all employees and contractors.

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  • Mandatory Safety Requirements for All Terrain Vehicle

    This document outlines a policy to reduce exposure to potential injury while using saddle mount ATVs on company property.

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  • Mine Safety and Health Team Guidelines

    The purpose of this document is to provide minimum guidelines for organization and governance of mine safety and health teams.

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  • Mobile Equipment Buggy Whip Policy

    This document outlines the policy used to make light duty mobile equipment such as pick-up trucks, vans and service vehicles more visible in areas where they are required to interact with large mobile equipment.

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  • Overhead Power Lines

    The purpose of this document is to provide procedures for working on overhead power lines, in the vicinity or on company sites, in order to prevent serious injuries associated with high tension electrical power lines. These procedures will ensure only qualified specialists conduct work on high voltage overhead power lines.

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  • Restriction of Open/Lock Blade Knives

    This document provides guidelines to eliminate exposure of mine site personnel (including contractors) to the hazards associated with open/lock-blade knives. These knives (knives with blades that do not retract automatically, such as a typical Stanley knife, penknife, Leatherman®, etc.) are prohibited for the purpose of performing work on company property except for approved applications.

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  • Safe Work Permit

    This document provides a process to be used for minimizing losses that may result from the execution of non-routine work. This procedure applies to all functional areas within the scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS) such as operations and offices, including employees, vendors, visitors and contractors.

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  • Safety Process Training Guidelines

    This document provides the minimum guidelines and training standards for the safety process.

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  • Safety Toed Shoes with Metatarsal Protection

    This document outlines a policy to provide a consistently high level of protection through the use of STMP shoes. These shoes have proven to reduce both the number and severity of injuries from incidents involving the foot.

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  • Surface (Hardrock) Ground Control

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines that ensure slope stability, mine design, excavation design, ore dump construction, leach pad design, etc., in order to prevent losses or minimize personal injuries as well as damage to the environment or property.

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  • Surface Blasting Safety Procedures

    This document provides procedures to control risks related to storage, transportation, handling and use of explosives, blasting accessories and agents. These procedures apply to all surface operating areas and all employees and contractors.

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  • Task Analysis & Standard Task Procedures Preparation Administration & Review

    This document provides guidelines for conducting task analysis and then writing, preparing, issuing and reviewing standard task procedures. This procedure deals with developing and using STPs and applies to all functional areas, operations and offices, which includes employees, vendors, visitors and contractors within the scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS).

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  • Underground Blasting Safety Procedures

    This document outlines how to control risks related to storage, transportation, handling and use of explosives, blasting accessories and agents. This procedure applies to all underground operating areas and all employees and contractors.

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  • Working at Heights and Fall Protection

    This procedure applies to all functional areas, operations, offices, including employees,
    vendors, visitors and contractors within the scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS).

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  • Working Near Overhead Power Lines

    This document establishes a policy for working near overhead power lines on the company site or in the company’s vicinity. This policy is applicable to all employees and contractors. The policy is not intended to cover production-related earthworks associated with mining. This procedure applies to all operating sites, projects and exploration, and includes all employees and contractors within the scope of the Integrated Management System (IMS).

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