eh&s program documents
Experienced in workplace safety over a variety of industries YCS has seen it all, from office chair races gone wrong to dangerous forklift stunts going viral on the web. The safety of workers is heavily dependent on not only behavior, but the use of proper forms and documentation to guide workers along to a safe outcome.
For example, using a Hot Work Permit may aid in preventing a worker from using a grinder in an outdoor environment where sparks can be carried by wind to a nearby field resulting in a brush fire. In many circumstances, OSHA regulations require a supervisors’ signature on safety critical documents for high hazard work such as confined space entry, work from height, excavation, and trenching, Hot Work and more.
Don't wait for a workplace disaster to strike before realizing the value of program safety documents and standard operating procedures available from Yellowknife Consulting Services. We offer a variety of essential program documents to help you maintain compliance with OSHA regulations and ensure safety for employees.
Some of the critical permit documents we offer include:
Hot Work Permit
For any work that involves flames, sparks, or heat that could ignite a fire or explosion. This includes welding, cutting, brazing, and other related activities. YCS offers standard operating procedures and a Hot Work Permit form in pdf format. Hot Work documents ensure that all necessary precautions are taken before beginning any hot work activities. Following a permit ensures that potential fire hazards are identified and controlled before any work that generates heat or sparks is performed in a workplace.
Confined Space Entry Permit
Using a confined space entry permit is crucial to ensure the safety of workers who need to enter and work in confined spaces. The permit establishes procedures for testing and monitoring the air quality inside the space, identifying, and controlling potential hazards, and providing emergency rescue protocols. By using a confined space entry permit, organizations can reduce the risks of accidents, injuries, and fatalities and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Work From Height Plan
Following a Work from Height Permit or Fall Protection Work Plan is essential for workers who need to perform tasks at height, such as on scaffolds, ladders, or roofs. Following a standard operating procedure and permit ensures that the workers are properly trained, equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment, and aware of the risks and hazards associated with working at height. By following the permit, workers can prevent falls, injuries, and fatalities and promote a culture of safety and compliance in the workplace.
Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Permit and Procedures
Following Lockout Tagout (LOTO) procedures is essential to prevent serious injuries or fatalities in the workplace. LOTO procedures establish a systematic and standardized approach to isolate energy sources and ensure equipment or machinery is not accidentally started while workers are performing maintenance or repairs. By following LOTO procedures, workers can prevent machinery or equipment from suddenly starting or moving, which can cause amputations, electrocutions, or other serious injuries. Employers who implement and enforce LOTO procedures can create a safer work environment and demonstrate their commitment to protecting workers.
Excavation and Trenching Inspection Permit
Following OSHA's excavation and trenching guidelines is crucial to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the workplace. One critical aspect of these guidelines is the requirement to perform a daily inspection of excavations and trenches. The daily inspection helps to identify and address any hazardous conditions that may have developed overnight, such as unstable soil, standing water, or cave-ins. By performing the daily inspection, workers can ensure that the excavation or trench remains safe and stable, reducing the risks of accidents or injuries. Failure to follow the daily inspection requirements can result in serious injuries or fatalities, as well as legal and financial liabilities for employers. We offer standard operating procedures and an inspection form in pdf format.