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John Deere
CONTRACTOR SAFETY

HANDBOOK




Revised

January 2004


The following units use this handbook:
Davenport Works

Deere & Company

Des Moines Works

Dubuque Works

Harvester, East Moline

Cylinder Division, Moline

Seeding Group, Moline

Ottumwa Works

Parts Distribution Center, Milan
SCOPE:
This booklet is only a digest of basic applicable safety standards that must be followed in addition to all provisions of the OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970, as amended, or any standards promulgated under that Act.
In this booklet, reference to "John Deere", "Owner", or "Owner's Representative" is meant to cover all operations of John Deere that have adopted this contractor safety program.
Contractors shall at all times be responsible for ensuring the safety and safe work practices and habits of Contractor personnel. As used herein, the terms "Contractor", "Contractor personnel", or "Contractor employee" means all contractors and subcontractors, their respective employees, agents, servants, independent Contractors, laborers, material persons, suppliers, and service providers requested, permitted, or hired by the Contractor in connection with the project.
Additions for Deere & Company- Unit 90 (March, 2004)


  1. Hard hats to be worn at all times, for all types of work. Hard hats to contain workers full name, company name, safety approved sticker for drug and alcohol testing.




  1. All contracted employees must complete the OSHA 10 hr. safety course, watch an orientation program and pass a written exam, and have a negative test on the drug and alcohol screening within the last year.




  1. Metatarsals are required when doing work in any factory internal environment. They are not required outside and on roofs.




  1. A three step warning system is in place for infractions. It will apply to individuals as well as companies as a whole. The first warning is verbal, the second is written, and will be sent to the company and the third is termination from all unit 90 sites for a full year from the date of the last warning. Individuals as well as companies must be re-evaluated at the end of the suspended year by the individual that issued the final warning before being allowed back.




  1. Anyone working on a roof will be tied off when working outside the 10 foot perimeter warning lines. Roof monitors are no longer allowed.



  1. General Contractors are responsible for their employees and all subcontractors under their contract. General’s superintendents are to monitor and enforce safety regulations on their jobs. They will be the point person for safety overall.




  1. Under no circumstances can contractors use John Deere owned equipment.



CONTRACTOR SAFETY, SECURITY, & ENVIRONMENTAL RULES AND PRACTICES FOR JOHN DEERE FACILITIES AND PROPERTY

Superior safety performance is an objective of all operations at John Deere. If John Deere is to protect its employees and property, a good contractor safety program, which complements the company’s program, is necessary.
Although this Contractor Safety Handbook does not contain all of the safety and health standards contained in the federal regulations, 29 CFR Part 1910, "Occupational Safety and Health Standards" and 29 CFR Part 1926, "Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry", those selected cover the basic applicable standards and are expressed in straight-forward terms.

PURPOSE:
This handbook is issued to Contractors as a guide to safety work rules and security regulations at John Deere.
The Contractor assumes and has full responsibility and liability for the safety of its employees and for compliance by its subcontractors. This handbook contains the minimum safety rules and procedures for performance of work by Contractors on John Deere’s property and facilities. The rules and regulations covered in this handbook are not all inclusive. Contractor's employees may have additional safety instruction in standards (particular OSHA standards) and other laws and regulations that apply to the work being performed. All Contractor employees working on John Deere property should attend the OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction Standards.
In addition to complying with John Deere’s rules and work practices, Contractors and their employees are responsible for compliance with federal regulations, 29 CFR Part 1910, "OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS," and 29 CFR Part 1926, "OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY", and all other federal, state and local safety, environmental, and health laws and regulations. In any instance where this document conflicts with federal, state, or local safety laws or regulations, the more stringent law shall supersede this document.
Additional copies of this guide may be obtained from the Owner’s representative.
John Deere will occupy the site and the existing building during the entire period of construction. The Contractor shall cooperate fully with the Owner’s Representative during construction operations to minimize conflicts and to facilitate the Owners use of the facility for its own operations. The Contractor shall also perform the work so as not to interfere with the normal operations.
The full safety requirements of Contractors working on construction projects may be found in the contract documents for a project. This handbook is to be considered a supplement to the general requirements of the contract documents. All Contractors will have a responsible safety person on the job site.

CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATION:
The qualification requirement is based (1) upon the Contractor’s demonstrated safety performance and (2) upon the Contractor’s ability to manage an effective safety program.
To remain a qualified bidder for construction, demolition or other contracted construction services to John Deere each Contractor shall provide the following information to John Deere’s Representative:


  1. Provide statistical information pertaining to past safety performance from your OSHA 300 Logs for the most recent three-year period.




  1. Provide your Worker’s Compensation Experience Modification Rate (EMR) for the most recent three-year period.




  1. Provide a description of your safety program, training methods, accident cost accounting, accident investigation, accident notification procedure and other safety information.


The safety performance standards listed below should be considered as a goal to be achieved. These standards are based on the most recent three years of performance. They will not necessarily be used as a requirement for qualification.


  1. An EMR of less than 1.0

  2. An OSHA Recorded Case Rate of 12.0 or less.

  3. A Lost Workday Case Rate of 6.0 or less.


A form entitled “Contracted Services Safety/Finance Qualification Questionnaire” will be required to aid in reporting the requested information. This form must be on file and current in order for a contractor to be eligible to bid a project. If it is not on file, the bid will not be considered.
The “John Deere Contractor Safety Handbook” covers the procedures and rules that must be understood and adhered to by your employees during the course of the project and at all times while the employee is on the site. Each employee should have a copy of this handbook.
C O N T E N T S


GENERAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS 9

ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID 9

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS 9

EMPLOYEE PASSES 9

SECURITY 10

SPECIAL CONDITIONS 10

TELEPHONES 11

USE OF OWNER'S EQUIPMENT 11

VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC SAFETY 11

MANDATORY SAFETY RULES AND STANDARDS 11

ADHESIVES, SOLVENTS AND PAINTS 11

ALCOHOL, DRUGS, & FIREARMS 12

ASBESTOS 12

CHEMICALS 12

CHEMICAL SPILLS 14

CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL 14

COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS 15

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY 16

CONSTRUCTION AREAS 19

CRANES AND HOISTS 20

CUTTING AND WELDING 20

ELECTRICAL SAFETY 20

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT 22

EXCAVATIONS AND TRENCHES 22

FLAMMABLE / COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS 23

FLOOR OPENINGS 23

HIGH HAZARD AREAS 24

HOUSEKEEPING 24

INDUSTRIAL POWERED VEHICLES 25

LADDERS 25

LOCK-OUT / TAG-OUT 26

MOBILE CRANES 26

MOBILE WORKING PLATFORMS 27

OVERHEAD WORK 28

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT 28

POWDERACTUATED TOOLS 28

ROAD WORK 28

ROOFS 29

SAFETY HARNESSES 30

SALAMANDERS OR SPACE HEATERS 30

SCAFFOLDS 30

SMOKING AND OPEN FLAMES 31

SWINGING SCAFFOLDS 31

TARPAULINS 31

TOOLS 32

WARNING SIGNS 32

WASTE DISPOSAL 33

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS 34


GENERAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
ACCIDENTS AND FIRST AID
In the event of an accident involving a Contractor employee, the Contractor is responsible for the emergency care of the employee. John Deere does not necessarily have facilities to assist in Contractor emergencies on the job site. John Deere’s representative must be notified immediately of any incident involving a Contractor or subcontractor employee while on John Deere’s property.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
In the event of an emergency or evacuation, the Contractor will contact the Owner’s representative at one of the numbers listed on the inside back cover of this handbook.

These numbers will be used to report a fire, a need for first aid, a chemical spill, or any other emergency. All accidents involving vehicles and property damage must be reported to the Owner’s representative immediately.

EMPLOYEE PASSES (If applicable to the job site)


  1. Obtaining Passes


Passes for Contractor employees must be requested in advance of the work start date. The Contractor will give information, such as the following, to the Owner’s Representative, who will arrange for all required passes:
1. Company name and name of general contractor and / or sub contractors.

2. Job site location.

3. List of employee names.

4. Project start and expiration date.

5. Vehicle license numbers and description (only list vehicles that are to enter the job site).

(Example: 1985 Ford van, Iowa license # RMD 383)
The Contractor will review with each employee the safety procedures in this handbook and those in effect at the specific job site.
B. Enter/Exit Procedures
All Contractor employees will stop and present appropriate passes to the security officer before entering.
SECURITY

For security reasons, the Contractor employees are restricted to that portion of the plant where the job site is located and the route to and from the job site. Entrance to an area other than where you are working is prohibited. Emergency exits should be used only in the event of an emergency. Doors locked from the outside (Emergency Exits) are not to be propped open without prior approval of the Owner’s Representative.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Many unique environments exist in John Deere units, such as those commonly controlled by automatic monitoring, alarm, or fire control systems. The Owner’s Representative will make the Contractor aware of these unique systems before performing any work.
Connections to fire sprinkler systems, chilled water, steam and condensing systems, compressed air systems, etc., must be scheduled through the representative prior to the work being started.
Precaution:
Shutdown of all electrical or mechanical systems must be arranged and coordinated with the Owner’s Representative. No appliances (radio, coffee pots, etc.) are to be brought in or used by contractor's employees while working at or on John Deere's property or facilities.
TELEPHONES
Uses of telephones are restricted to Owner’s business related calls only.
RESTROOMS
Use of restrooms is to be arranged with Owner’s Representative.
USE OF OWNER'S EQUIPMENT
Contractors are expected to provide all required tools and equipment. Use of the Owner’s equipment will not be allowed unless prior written consent is obtained from the Owner’s Representative.
VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC SAFETY
All Contractor vehicles must be parked in authorized areas. Parking in reserved areas, on roadways or sidewalks is discouraged. The Owner’s Representative will review parking restrictions with the Contractor.
Vehicles must yield to pedestrians.
Contractors must comply with all speed limits and other traffic regulations posted on the Owners premises. All contractor equipment should have the company identification clearly displayed.
MANDATORY SAFETY RULES AND STANDARDS
ADHESIVES, SOLVENTS AND PAINTS
No paint, adhesives or solvents will be used in such a way that it will be detrimental to the health and/or life of any John Deere employee or Contractor employee.
Adequate ventilation must be provided when employees will be exposed to vapors of adhesives, paints or solvents. If the area of use can be isolated, those Contractor employees working within that area should use the appropriate respiratory equipment and protective clothing. (Reference OSHA Standards 1926.55 and 1910.107)
Extreme caution must be used where flammable solvents or products containing flammable solvent are used to ensure that there are no sources of ignition such as pilot lights, spark producing equipment, smoking, etc. that could cause a fire or explosion.
Flammable paints and solvents must be stored in an approved flammable liquid storage cabinet when storage is required inside a building. The amount stored shall not exceed 25 gallons of class 1A liquids in containers or 120 gallons of class 1B, 1C, II, or III liquids in containers. Containers must be closed and conform to OSHA guidelines.
Acids, strong alkalis, and flammables must never be stored together.
All waste must be disposed of daily (see section on Chemical Waste Disposal).
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, & FIREARMS
Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, explosives, guns, and ammunition are completely prohibited on John Deere’s property.
ASBESTOS
Prior to removal of asbestos materials on site, approval must be obtained from Owner's Representative. Installation of new materials that contain asbestos is prohibited.

CHEMICALS
The Owner’s Chemical Product Review Committee must approve all chemicals and compressed gases used by contractors to which Owner’s employees may be exposed before being brought onto Owner's property. The contractor must supply the Owner's Representative with a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each chemical/compressed gas required to complete the project.
1. The Contractor is responsible for providing all employees with Right-To-Know training on the chemicals that will be used on the project.
2. The Owner's Representative will review with the Contractor and other Contractor personnel using chemicals:
- The list of Owner's chemicals used in the area under construction.

- Owner's chemical labeling system.
3. MSDS sheets for each chemical used by Owner in the area is available upon request. The Contractor must request copies of MSDS by contacting the Owner's Representative or the Safety Department prior to any use of chemicals.
4. If, in the course of the work, the Contractor finds hazardous or unlabeled materials, which must be relocated in order to perform the work safely, the Owner's Representative must be notified.
5. Discharging or dumping of chemicals into sanitary, industrial or storm sewer systems is strictly prohibited. To dispose of chemicals, Contractors should contact the Owner's Representative to gain approval of a safe disposal method.
6. The Contractor must ensure that each chemical container used has a legible chemical label on it. The labeling methods must conform to OSHA guidelines.
7. The quantity of chemicals the Contractor stores on site must be limited to an approved amount required for the project and contained in approved storage facilities/cabinets.
8. Use of Owner's chemicals by Contractors is strictly prohibited.
CHEMICAL SPILLS
In the event of a chemical spill, the Contractor must immediately notify Owner's Representative at the appropriate telephone numbers listed on the inside back cover of this handbook. The Contractor should evacuate the spill area if a safety hazard exists. If the Contractor's employees have been trained to identify safety hazards associated with chemical spills; worker exposure hazards are not present; and

containment activities can be performed in a safe manner then the Contractor should attempt to contain the spill to prevent it from entering a plant sewer system. Owner will be responsible for spill clean up operation, and disposal and/or treatment of cleanup residues. The Contractor or other Contractor personnel will be liable for all costs and damages incurred by Owner for cleanup of spills caused by Contractor and the treatment and/or disposal of residues.

CHEMICAL WASTE DISPOSAL
While performing work on Owner's property, Contractors shall comply with all Federal, State and Local waste disposal and wastewater discharge regulations.
Contractors will not dispose of any waste on Owner's property, either solid or liquid, including oils and paints or any construction rubble or debris without obtaining prior written consent. The Owner's sanitary, storm and industrial waste drainage systems are for the use of Owner's processes and personnel only with the following exception. Domestic trash, such as lunch waste paper, plastic wrap, bottles and cans, may be disposed of in Owner's trash containers.
Contractors are prohibited from disposing of any aerosol cans or flammable or toxic chemical waste containers into Owner's trash receptacles. These wastes must be disposed of separately by the Contractor in an approved manner.
COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS
Valve protection caps shall be in place when compressed gas cylinders are transported, moved, or stored (use carts when transporting).
Cylinder valves shall be closed when work is finished and when cylinders are empty or are moved.
Tank pressure reliefs and valves must not be altered in any manner.
Compressed gas cylinders shall be secured (roped or chained to a cart or strong structural member) in an upright position at all times except when cylinders are actually being hoisted or carried to a work location.
Cylinder gases must be strapped to and transported in a cylinder cart.
Cylinders shall be kept at a safe distance or shielded from welding or cutting operations heat or heat sources. Cylinders shall not be placed where they can contact an electrical circuit.
Oxygen and gas regulators shall be in proper working order while in use. Use only those regulators specifically recommended for the gas. Torch assemblies must be equipped with reverse flow check valves.
Oxygen and gas must be separated from each other by at least a distance of 20 feet or have a 5 foot noncombustible barrier between them.
If a leak develops in a cylinder, stop the leak if possible and immediately notify the Owner's Representative. Matches, candles, or other open flames must never be used to trace for leaks.
Cylinders should be permanently marked or stenciled to identify the type of gas in the cylinder. Labeling methods shall conform to OSHA regulations.

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
Confined spaces include storage tanks, bins, sewers, in ground vaults, degreasers, boilers, vessels, tunnels, manholes, pits, or any area with limited entry.
OSHA's 29 CFR Part 1910.146 Definition of a Confined Space:
"Permit required confined space,” means an enclosed space which:



  1. Is large enough and so confined that employee can bodily enter and perform work.


2. Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit.
3. Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.
4. Has one or more of the following characteristics:
a. Contains or has a known potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere.
b. Contains material with the potential to engulf an employee.
c. Has an internal configuration such that an employee could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls, or a floor, which slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross section.
d. Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.
Before entering a confined space, the Contractor must notify the Owner's Representative of intent to enter. The Owner's Safety Department or an approved Owner's Representative will perform the required confined space tests, will issue entry permits, and will review the safe entry requirements and the results of the tests with the Contractor.
The Contractor must use a confined space entry plan including means for isolation, cleaning, ventilation, monitoring, and emergency rescue which is compatible with the confined space entry procedures established by Owner.
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PROCEDURES:
1. Removal of Contents:

Confined space must be clean, free of hazardous materials/chemicals, and where necessary, flushed by water or other equivalent means.
2. Isolation:

All input lines which discharge into the confined space, shall be disconnected and capped or isolated. The use of a single in line valve shut off as the sole means of isolating the confined space from an input line is prohibited.
3. Electrical Lockout:

When electrical devices located within the confined space (motors, switches, etc.) are to be repaired or worked on, the line disconnect switches supplying the power must be tagged and locked in the OFF position. The key is to be kept by the person performing the job and only this person is authorized to unlock the switch and remove the tag upon completion of the job. When more than one person is working on the line, each must place a lock on the switch and retain a key.
Line disconnect switches supplying power to any mechanical apparatus in the confined space (mixers, conveyors, etc.) must be locked in the OFF position. If the apparatus cannot be locked out, an acceptable alternative is to disconnect mechanical linkages or block devices. This must be done for any entry even though work will not be performed on the apparatus itself.
4. Securing of Covers:

All manholes and clean out covers shall be removed and the openings maintained clear of any obstruction. When hinged door or lids are present, they shall be secured so that they cannot close.
5. Testing Atmosphere:

The Contractor will periodically make the appropriate tests to the atmosphere in the confined space to assure that 10% of the lower explosive limit is not exceeded, the threshold limit values (TLV) of toxic chemicals are not exceeded, and the oxygen content is greater than 20%, but less than 23%.
6. Continuous Monitoring:

If the nature of the work to be performed introduces or has the potential to introduce harmful air contaminants, continuous monitoring of the atmosphere is required. If tests indicate evidence of dangerous air contaminants and/or the oxygen level drops below 20%, all personnel shall evacuate the confined space immediately.
7. Ventilation:

All confined spaces, unless the requirement is specifically waived by Owner's Safety Department, must be ventilated by use of a positive mechanical exhaust system so arranged as to avoid recirculating contaminated air. The Contractor must obtain Owner's Safety Department written approval not to ventilate.
8. Standby Person/Attendant:

At least one attendant shall be stationed just outside the access opening of any confined space while such space is occupied.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE STAND BY EMPLOYEE ENTER THE CONFINED SPACE .
The standby person/attendant shall:
a. Maintain continuous awareness of the activities and well being of the occupant of the confined space, and not do any other activities or work.
b. Be able to maintain verbal communication at all times.
c. Be alert and fully capable of summoning help and the assistance of the security control center.
d. Be physically able, trained, and equipped to assist in the rescue of an occupant from a confined space under emergency conditions.

9. Safety Gear and Personal Protective Equipment:

The Contractor shall instruct their personnel regarding safety gear and personal protective equipment required including protective clothing, hard hats, respirators, life lines, and harness. Be sure instructions are given before entering any confined space.

CONSTRUCTION AREAS
Construction areas must be clearly identified through the use of barricades, ropes, stanchions, fences, cones, and appropriate signs. This includes any area used by a Contractor to perform work on Owner's premises regardless of the length of time required to do the work or the type of work to be done. Also included is the area below the boom of a boom lift.
The Contractor shall provide all safety markers, barricades, ropes, stanchions, fences, cones, or appropriate signs necessary that are required to keep people out of the construction area.
CRANES AND HOISTS
Contractor personnel will not be permitted to use hoists and power lifting apparatus belonging to Owner unless prior written approval is obtained in each instance from the Owner's Representative.
CUTTING AND WELDING
A cutting or welding permit must be obtained from the Owner's Representative before any welding or cutting equipment is used inside any building. Appropriate fire extinguishing equipment shall be provided by the Contractor and made available in the area of the cutting and welding activity.
Non combustible or flameproof shield or screens must be provided to protect employees from sparks and direct rays of arc.
The Contractor must provide a fire watch equipped with a suitable fire extinguisher at or near the welding or cutting operation whenever combustibles or hazardous materials are present to see that sparks do not lodge in floor cracks or pass through wall openings. The fire watch shall be continued for at least one half hour after completion of welding or cutting operations to detect and extinguish possible smoldering fires.
No cutting or welding is permitted in sprinkler equipped buildings while sprinklers are out of service, unless Owner maintains an appropriate fire watch.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) must be provided for all receptacles.
The non current carrying metal parts of fixed, portable, or plug connected equipment shall be grounded. Portable tools and equipment protected by an approved system of double insulation need not be grounded.

Extension Cords
1. TW, Romex, and similar types of makeshift power extension cords shall not be used. In addition, worn or frayed cords shall not be used. Cords shall be properly rated for the job.
2. Extension cords shall not be run across aisle ways and corridors where they may create a tripping hazard. They should be hung overhead to reduce the possibility of traffic cutting or fraying the cord.
3. Extension cords and temporary lighting cords shall not be fastened with staples, hung from nails, or suspended from wires.
Exposed bulbs on temporary lights shall be guarded to prevent accidental contact except where bulbs are deeply recessed in the reflector. Temporary lights shall not be suspended by their electrical cords unless designed for this use.
Receptacles for attachment plugs shall be of the approved, concealed contact type. Where different voltages, frequencies, or types are supplied, receptacles shall be of such design that attachment plugs are not interchangeable.
When working on electrical systems, the following procedures must be followed:
1. Whenever possible, the circuit shall be de energized and LOCKED OUT & TAGGED (zero energy state).

2. If it is not practical or possible to de energize and lock out the circuit, the area must be barricaded and identified to keep unauthorized persons clear of any hazard. All energized circuits shall be properly insulated or covered to prevent accidental contact.

3. Precautions shall be taken to make any necessary open wiring inaccessible to unauthorized persons.
4. When pulling wires, breaker box must be de energized. If not possible, use plastic wire pulling tape. Do not run metal tape into live box.
5. Performance of electrical work shall be done in accordance with existing Occupational Safety and Health Standards, as well as the current National Electric Code and NFPA Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, if applicable.
6. If work is to be performed on or near exposed electrical conductors, a qualified person must use test equipment to verify that those conductors are de-energized. The test must also determine if any hazardous condition exists as a result of inadvertently induced voltage or unrelated voltage feedback. If the circuit to be tested is over 600 volts, the test equipment must be checked for proper operation immediately before and immediately after the test.

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
Self contained breathing apparatus, first aid equipment, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, fire blankets, eyewash fountains, and deluge showers are not to be removed, relocated, or blocked without permission of Owner's Safety Department.
All emergencies (fire, injury, gas, water line break, or other emergencies) are to be reported to Owner by dialing the appropriate telephone numbers listed on the inside back cover of this handbook.

EXCAVATIONS AND TRENCHES
An OSHA "Competent Person" must inspect excavations daily.
Before doing any excavation work, the existence and location of underground pipes, electrical conduit, etc. must be determined, and the Contractor must contact the Owner's Representative.
Excavations such as ditches or trenches shall be sloped sufficiently to prevent cave ins or slides. If sloping is impractical, shoring shall be used.
The Contractor (OSHA “Competent Person”) shall make daily inspections of excavations. If there is evidence of possible cave ins or slides, all work in the excavation shall cease until necessary safeguards have been taken.
Trenches more than 4 feet deep shall have ladders or steps located so as to require no more than 25 feet of lateral travel between means of egress.
Excavations and trenches must be adequately illuminated, barricaded, and identified.

FLAMMABLE / COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
Flammable liquids must be dispensed in safety cans with flash screens bearing a Factory Mutual or Underwriter's approval. These containers must be clearly identified as to their contents.
Flammable liquids shall be kept in closed (covered) containers when not actually in use. Transfer of flammable liquids from one container to another shall be done only when the containers are electrically interconnected.


FLOOR OPENINGS
Barriers, railings, and/or covering materials substantial enough to sustain twice the load of pedestrian or vehicular traffic shall guard floor openings, cones and caution tape are not acceptable.
Where a danger of falling exists, elevated floor areas must be provided with guardrails. In addition, toe boards should be provided when the possibility exists of falling objects striking personnel below.
HIGH HAZARD AREAS
Although this list may not be inclusive, there are certain areas and operations at the Owner's facilities where, because of the nature of the hazards, extra precautions must be taken. Before entering any of the following areas or starting work on any operation, the Contractor is required to check with the Owner's Representative for review of the safety and health rules that apply.
- Confined spaces (tanks, manholes, vaults, pits, etc.)

- High noise level areas

- Chemical storage and dispensing areas

- Roofs
The Contractor is also required to check with the Owner's Representative before any work is done on a flammable gas or solvent line, a tank or vessel that contains or had contained a flammable material, and before making an excavation any place on the site.
HOUSEKEEPING
Material must be carefully stacked and located so that it does not block aisles, doors, self contained breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers, fire blankets, emergency eyewash fountains, emergency safety showers, fixed ladders, or stairways.
Form and scrap lumber and all other debris shall be removed after the project is complete.
Daily cleaning procedures shall include broom sweeping of all affected areas.
At the completion of a project, the area will be thoroughly cleaned by such means as vacuuming, hosing down, etc.
Combustible scrap, waste materials, and debris shall be removed daily,
Containers shall be provided for collection and separation by type of refuse. Covers shall be provided on containers used for flammable, combustible, or harmful substances (see section on Chemical Waste Disposal).

Overhead storage of debris, tools, equipment, etc., is prohibited. No loose material shall be left in the area above suspended ceiling panels.
Contractors shall not store any equipment, materials, work carts, tools, trash, or debris in exit stairways, doors, electrical panels, or emergency equipment.
INDUSTRIAL POWERED VEHICLES
Personnel that operate powered vehicles must have appropriate training. The Owner’s Representative must authorize the use of gas-powered vehicles.

LADDERS
When working on ladders, Contractor's employees must not work from the top rung or step. When using a ladder in an aisle or any area not designated as a "CONSTRUCTION AREA", the area around the ladder must be identified with barricades, plastic barricade tape, stanchions, cones, or another Contractor employee to direct pedestrian and/or powered vehicle traffic around the work area.
The use of ladders with broken or missing rungs or steps, broken or split handrails, or with other faulty or defective construction is prohibited. Portable metal ladders shall not be used for electrical work or where they may contact electrical conductors.
LOCK-OUT / TAG-OUT
The Owner has adopted the following Lockout / Tag-out Policy to establish the minimum requirements for the lockout of energy isolation devices. It shall be used to ensure that the machines or equipment are isolated from all potentially hazardous energy, and locked out before employees perform any servicing or maintenance activities where the unexpected energizing, start-up or release of stored energy could cause injury.
Lockout will be the only method of isolating machine or equipment energy sources, and will be used in all but a few limited circumstances (which must be approved by the Owner’s Representative). Under no circumstances will the contractor remove a lockout installed by Owner’s employee. Only the person responsible for its installation will do removal of such lockout and tag.
Contractors shall comply with Owner's lockout (zero energy state) procedures. Copies of the procedure shall be obtained from the Owner’s Representative after prior notification to a lockout being performed.
MOBILE CRANES
Mobile cranes, including portable crane derricks, power shovels, or similar equipment, should not be operated within 50 feet of overhead electrical power lines unless specific approval in each instance has been obtained by the Contractor from the Owner's Representative.
Accessible areas within the rear swing radius of the revolving superstructure shall be barricaded to keep unauthorized persons away.
Hoisting of equipment or material over the roof of Owner's buildings is not allowed unless there is no alternative method. In such a case, the Owner's Representative must be notified in advance , so as to take appropriate action regarding persons occupying the building.
When there is no alternative to operating over an existing Owner's building, the following procedures must be followed:
1. The load must be kept to a minimum height over the building's roof.
2. Additional personnel or tag lines must be used to guide the material over the roof area.
3. An observer trained in the use of hand signals must be used when the load is out of the sight of the operator.
When material movement or new building materials must be hoisted near an existing, occupied building of Owner, the Owner's Representative must be notified.

MOBILE WORKING PLATFORMS
Mobile work platforms shall be operated in accordance with safe work practices.
Contractors shall not stand on guardrails to gain extra reach nor lean out over platform railings to perform work. Mobile work platforms shall not be moved with the platform elevated nor should any manufacturer installed safety device be overridden or disconnected.
Areas around mobile work platforms that are being used to perform Contractor work, either in the raised or lowered position must be identified with cones or ropes and stanchions.
Approved safety harnesses and lanyards are required when operating mobile work platforms, such as JLG’s, Snorkels, and Marks. They are not required when using a scissors lift.
OVERHEAD WORK
Contractors shall take precautions to prevent exposure to persons passing or working beneath overhead work by the use of barricades, tape, signal person, and/or any other approved means. When working overhead, do not start until occupants of the area beneath the job have been notified and the area has been cleared of people. Request to relocate Owner's personnel shall be made to the Owner's Representative.
Hard hats are required for Contractors and Owner's personnel when entering defined construction areas where overhead hazards exist.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Approved safety glasses with side shields are required.
Contractors shall ensure that their employees are equipped with approved personal protective equipment that is required at each John Deere site and shall enforce its use. Owner will not supply such equipment to Contractors. Hard hats, respirators, face shields, goggles, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection, etc. will be supplied by the Contractor.

Hard hats should be worn at all times, regardless of type of work.

Metatarsals are required when doing work in any factory environment, they are not required outside and on roofs.
POWDER ACTUATED TOOLS
Powder actuated tools are not to be used on Owner's property unless specific approval in each instance is obtained from the Owner's Representative.
The tool shall never be left unattended in a place where it would be available to unauthorized persons. The tool shall not be used in explosive or flammable atmospheres.
ROAD WORK

Barricades and "WORKERS" signs shall be used for all road construction and repair work. Where signs and barricades do not provide adequate protection, flag persons should be used. To reduce the hazard of being struck by automobiles, Contractor employees should wear orange/red vests when working in high vehicle traffic areas such as roads, parking lots, etc.
ROOFS
Fall protection shall be provided while performing work on unprotected roof edges. Individuals are not allowed to access the roof alone.
Warning lines are to be used when roof work is within 10 feet of the roof's edge. Workers, equipment, or material will not be allowed beyond the perimeters of the warning line.
Pull type vehicles will not be allowed outside the 10 foot perimeter warning lines.
Guardrails shall be used when roof work is within 10 feet of the roof's edge. Owner will not supply guardrails for roof work. Permission must be obtained from the Owner’s Representative to fasten guardrails to the roof.
Roof monitors are no longer allowed as a form of fall protection.
Safety harnesses shall be used in lieu of warning lines and guardrails.
Designated hoisting areas are required and are the only places allowed for hoisting materials to and from the roof. These areas shall be protected with guardrails to prevent an accidental fall.
Extension ladders must be secured to the edge of the building to prevent slipping, and must extend at least three feet above the roofline.
SAFETY HARNESSES
Safety harnesses are required on swinging or portable scaffolds.
Safety harnesses and lifelines are required on all work in confined spaces where an oxygen deficiency or toxic vapors may exist.
All lifelines must be safely secured to stable and adequate supports. DO NOT secure lifelines and safety harnesses to the sprinkler system or utility piping.
SALAMANDERS OR SPACE HEATERS
Salamanders must be of a Factory Mutual or Underwriter's approved type.
Position salamanders away from all combustible material to reduce the possibility of uncontrolled fire.
Guard salamanders from traffic to prevent them from being overturned and have adequate ventilation in the area.
SCAFFOLDS
Upright scaffolds shall be plumb, secure, and have firm footing.
Narrow base portable maintenance staging must be equipped with outriggers. Stationary metal upright scaffolds shall be secured to the building or other adequate structure.
Scaffolds not tied to a structure must be no taller than 4 times the width of the shortest base dimension (including outriggers).
Platforms and planks shall be secured or cleated to the scaffold to prevent platform slippage.
Platforms shall be at least two planks wide and extend over the supporting surfaces or edges not less than 6 inches or more than 12 inches. A plank is defined to be at least 12 inches wide.
A safe means shall be available for access to the work platform.
Scaffolds more than 10 feet above the ground must have guard rails and toe boards on all open sides and ends.
Scaffolds 4 to 10 feet in height, having a minimum dimension in either direction of less than 45 inches, shall have standard guardrails installed on all open sides and ends of the platform.
SMOKING AND OPEN FLAMES
Smoking is prohibited in all John Deere Facilities. However, some facilities have established designated smoking areas. Under no circumstances is smoking permitted in or around chemical tank farms, chemical use areas, or in any area designated as a “NO SMOKING” area. Contact the Owner’s Representative for information on designating a smoking area for Contractor Personnel.
Do not throw cigarettes, cigars, or matches in trash containers or on the ground.
SWINGING SCAFFOLDS
Swinging scaffolds shall be supported by safe anchors and suspension ropes designed to safely support the load.
The scaffold shall be provided with guardrails and intermediate rails on both sides, as the work requires.
Individuals working on swinging scaffolds shall wear safety harnesses at all times.
Safety harnesses for each worker shall be provided and connected to a lifeline, which is anchored independently.
TARPAULINS
When tarpaulins are required for the deflection of hot slag, dust, paint drippings, etc., or as security barriers, they should be flame resistant and in good condition.
TOOLS
Hand and power tools should be kept in safe operating condition.
Safety guards must be kept in position on power tools and any machines with moving parts. All tools must be guarded in accordance with OSHA 1910 and 1926.
All power tools and equipment must be grounded or UL approved as double insulated (see section on Electrical Safety).
Non sparking tools are necessary in certain areas where flammable solvents or materials are handled or where sparks could create an explosion.
The use of Owner's tools and equipment by Contractors is prohibited. However, if unique circumstances arise, approval may be obtained from the Owner's Representative for such usage.

TRAINING



All contractor employees working on John Deere property should attend the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Standards course.

WARNING SIGNS
Warning signs, barriers, barricades, etc., must be provided whenever such protection is needed. Where signs and barricades do not provide adequate protection, particularly along a road or walkway, flagmen must be provided.
Contractor's work should be isolated from company operations.

WASTE DISPOSAL
The Contractor can dispose of clean demolition rubble, concrete, and soil at fill areas accepting such materials. Disposal of demolition rubble, concrete, and soil not suitable, as clean fill must be disposed at an approved landfill. Contact the Owner's Representative for such approval. Soils with petroleum contamination must be segregated, covered, and sampled and analyzed for contamination prior to disposal. The Contractor will be responsible for proper transportation of materials to the approved landfill.


R E M E M B E R

SAFETY IS A PART OF

YOUR JOB

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS


CYLINDER DIV (Moline)…………………5-7310

DAVENPORT WORKS……………….…...4212

DEERE & COMPANY ……………………8-8911



DES MOINES WORKS…………………3283 or 4444
DUBUQUE WORKS…………………………5111

HARVESTER WORKS

(East Moline)… … …………………….5-6200

OTTUMWA WORKS…………………….... 2427




PDC (Milan) ……………………………….1434




SEEDING GROUP (Moline)……………..…5-7310





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