Mid-State Communications Safety
Mid-State Communications considers
safety to be of vital importance.
To this end we have developed a comprehensive safety
The center piece of the program is a in depth up to
date Safety Manual which is distributed to all
Weekly safety meetings, pre-job safety
meetings, job hazard assessments and random site inspections re-enforce
100% Tie Off Policy
We have a climber 100% Tie Off policy that all climbers
sign. It states our "one foot" rule. "If one foot leaves the
ground you must be tied off to the structure you are
climbing using the proper methods and equipment."
We have zero tolerance with regard
non compliance with our 100% Tie Off policy.
Any Mid-State employee regardless of
position can stop a job if they observe any safety
situation. The job cannot be re-started until safety
situation is resolved.
If any employee, regardless of
position, observes anyone not complying with the 100% Tie
Off policy, they are to immediately speak to that person to
bring them into compliance. If they do not immediately
comply, the observing employee is to stop the job and
instantly report the situation immediately to any manager.
If any employee observes
any person, including vendors, other contractors,
consultants or even customers on a job site not complying
with hard hat rules or any other safety procedure,
the employee is required to stop the job until the safety
situation is resolved.
We consider employee safety to be top
priority. These policies, which are enforced, show just part
of our deep
commitment to our safety program.
Mid-State has ComTrain Certified Climbers and a certified
Instructor on staff.
Gene Bevers, our ComTrain Certified Instructor, teaching a class
at Mid-State on "Certified Climbing Safety & Rescue" to our
Weekly Safety Meetings
Supervisors conduct weekly safety meetings with crew, pre
climb safety meetings and job hazard assessments.
RF Radiation Hazard Training
Employees are trained in RF Radiation safety. We also have
personal RF monitors for those who go to potentially hazardous
train all employees
in driver safety using the "Empire Safety
Council's Accident Prevention Workshop" program. This all day
instructor lead course provides essential information on driver
We have regular CPR training program at Mid-State, in Oriskany by a
Drug Free Workplace
Mid-State Communications has an aggressive Drug and Alcohol Free
Workplace program. This program includes drug and alcohol
testing for all new hires and a random testing program for those
in safety sensitive job classifications.
addition to the regular safety training meetings we have one day a
year where we shut down all work and all employees, management,
technicians, climbers, staff and office workers all attend Safety
Day. This all day event reinforces all safety programs and allows in
depth training on rotating topics.
In July 2011 we will have
our sixth annual Safety Day.
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