OSHA reveals top 10 cited violations for FY 2019- Fall Protection remains #1.
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SAN DIEGO – The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA directorate of enforcement programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the NSC 2019 Congress and Expo, the world’s largest annual gathering of safety professionals.
Mike Hooks' Safety Department recently organized and oversaw operations involving the transportation of two 320 Caterpillar Long Reach Marsh Buggies across a local highway on to the Hog Island Gully’s parking area.
After researching and confirming DOT requirements, warning signs were placed on both sides of the road, alerting oncoming traffic about construction activities. Traffic signs were placed 1500 ft from each other, two flaggers were used to direct traffic in both directions, flaggers were equipped with standard personal protective equipment (PPE) including hardhats, Type 2 reflective vests, ANSI Z87 safety glasses, safety toe boots, and hand held radios with warning signs showing "Stop" and "Slow".
The two 320 CAT tractors crossed over the 2 lane highway from the nearby Wild Life Refuge to the designated parking area. Rubber tires were used to protect the asphalt from being damaged with the tractor’s metal tracks. Once the tractors successfully crossed the highway, the protective tires were be removed and the road was reopened. The warning signs were taken down immediately once the road was reopened.
Overall it was an excellent learning experience for the 11 crew members involved in this operation. Mike Hooks extends it's appreciation to all crew members and Mike Hooks' Safety Team for a successful operation.
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The Chief Engineer is responsible for the supervision of overall safety, operation, maintenance, and repair of all engines, mechanical, and electrical systems.
Essential Job Functions
• Inventory, requisition, and procure spare parts, fuel, lubrication oils, and other materials that are required for efficient and safe operations of the engine room
• Communicate with the Port Engineer concerning vessel repairs and maintenance
• Complete Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and/or Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA)
• Keep payroll timesheets for the engine room crew and periodically issue performance reviews
• Delegate engine room personnel to perform maintenance tasks and repairs to pumps, motors, diesel engines, and other equipment on the dredge and attendant plant
• Supervise repairs to ensure that they are performed to specified standards
• Keep accurate records in order to create engine room logs and inventories
• Track fuel, oil, and water consumption
• Define and schedule maintenance priorities
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Superintendent
• Abide by company and worksite safety policies to achieve a “Safety First” workplace
Directly supervises engine room personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, directing work and appraising performance, disciplining employees, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Required Certifications or Licenses
Additional duties, activities, functions and responsibilities of the position may be required as necessary.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mike Hooks, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.