Group Housekeeping Rules

1. General Requirements

a) During the course of construction, alteration or repairs, scrap material and all other debris shall be kept cleared from work areas, passageways and around buildings and other structures.  Prior to starting a project, waste management procedures will be put into place.

b) When handling, storing, and disposing of waste, proper procedures must be followed so that the environment is not impacted in any way at any time.

c) ESCO Group will participate in the recycling program on their jobsites by placing scrap material in the proper recycling containers to help alleviate the landfill consumption.  Place the general waste in trash dumpster, metal in metal dumpster, and cardboard in cardboard dumpsters.  Employees will receive the proper instructions of waste disposal and the location of the proper dumpsters before beginning work on the jobsite.

d) Combustible scrap and debris shall be removed at regular intervals during the course of construction.  Safe means shall be provided to facilitate such removal.

e) Proper handling and disposal must be taken into consideration to safeguard the environment, human health, wildlife, and natural resources.

f) Provide containers with covers in areas designated as lunchrooms.

g) The proper time to clean up work areas is as soon as possible after the debris or scrap has been created.

h) Spills of oil, grease or other liquid should be removed immediately or sprinkled with sand/oil dry to prevent slips and/or falls.

i) Protruding nails should either be removed or bent over.

j) All materials should be maintained in neat stockpiles for ease of access.

k) Covers shall be provided on containers used for flammable or harmful substances.

l) Fresh air shall be supplied in sufficient quantities to maintain the health and safety of workers.

m) ESCO Group shall provide adequate washing facilities for employees engaged in the application of harmful substances or in operations where harmful contaminants are used.  Washing facilities shall be provided so that harmful contaminants can be removed.

n) Washing facilities shall be in close proximity to the work site and shall be equipped to remove harmful substances.

o) An adequate supply of potable water shall be provided in all places of employment.

p) Portable drinking water containers shall be capable of being tightly closed and equipped with a tap.

q) The common drinking cup is prohibited.

r) New disposable cups shall be kept in a sanitary container and a receptacle shall be provided for used cups.

s) Toilets shall be provided according to the following: 

i. Twenty or fewer persons – one facility;

ii. Twenty or more persons – one toilet seat and one urinal per forty persons;

iii. 200 or more persons – one toilet seat and one urinal per fifty workers;

iv. This requirement does not apply to mobile crews having transportation readily available to nearby facilities.