Safety

Precision Blasting, Inc. has developed their Safety & Health Program to help all employees understand their responsibilities and our commitment to safety and regulatory compliance. Each individual is responsible to work without injury to self and others, to report all unsafe conditions and to work in compliance with our work rules and all applicable laws.

Fitness for Duty

Precision Blasting, Inc. is dedicated to providing a workforce that is fit for duty.  We strive to ensure that our employees are rested, unimpaired, and physically qualified for their job duties.

Physical Examinations

Each potential employee undergoes an extensive physical examination before they are considered for job assignment.  Every employee will then undergo an annual physical examination to maintain a status of “medically qualified.”  Physical examinations include:

  • Medical Surveillance for Lead
  • Spirometry
  • Audiogram
  • Respirator Fit Test
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Urinalysis
  • General Physical

 

Drug Screening

All drug screens are 11-panel.  Collection of specimens is directly observed by medical professionals.  Potential employees are required to successfully pass a drug screen before job assignment is considered.  Other instances when drug screening takes place:

  • Annually
  • Random (20% per quarter)
  • Post Accident/Injury
  • Reasonable Cause

 

Medical Surveillance

Precision Blasting, Inc. performs the following surveillance programs to ensure the health and safety of employees:

  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring – completed once every 3 years
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Lead/ZPP Monitoring

Training

Precision Blasting, Inc. ensures that each employee, before job assignment, possesses the knowledge and competency to maintain the highest level of safety for themselves and those around them. New employees must successfully complete 28 hours of training prior to initial assignment and current employees must complete refresher courses each year. The specific topics that employees are trained in are as follows:





General Training Topics

Employee Code of Ethics
Intro to OSHA
Walking/Working Surfaces
Exit Routes, Fire Protection, etc.
Electrical Safety
Personal Protective Equipment
Hazard Communication
Hazardous Materials
Industrial Hygiene
Bloodborne Pathogens
Respiratory Protection
Lockout/Tagout
Confined Spaces
Process Safety Management
Hazmat Drivers Training
Van Driver Safety
Security Awareness
Shot Record Training
Blasting Safety/ PBI SOPs
Runners Training
Pole Setters Training
JSA Training
First Aid
CPR
Advanced Blaster Training

Supervision/Team Leaders – OSHA 30 Hour

Intro To OSHA
Managing Safety & Health
Walking/Working Surfaces
Exit Routes, Fire Prot, etc.
Electrical Safety
Personal Protective Equipment
Materials Handling
Hazard Communication
Hazardous Materials
Permit Req Confined Space
Lockout/Tagout
Machine Guarding
Industrial Hygiene
Bloodborne Pathogens
Ergonomics
Fall Protection
Process Safety Management
Safety & Health Programs