Utility Construction


Our policy objective is to establish a comprehensive, effective safety program throughout the company. Our employees are our most important asset and their safety and health receives our prime support and participation.
   - CARR & DUFF, INC.

The Carr And Duff Inc. Utility Construction Division

Our utility construction division installs medium to heavy electrical equipment, including street lighting systems, airport lighting systems, power lines and power poles, conduit, electrical panels and related electric services devices and equipment.

Every employee of Carr & Duff, Inc. has a responsibility to work safely. Management is fully committed to direct and support our supervisors, foremen and employees regarding safety and health issues.

Our supervisors are directly responsible and accountable for training workers and have authority to enforce safe work procedures and practices on the job. Supervisors will be given our safety rules and will not permit safety to be sacrificed for any reason.

Every employee has a responsibility to himself, his fellow workers, and the Company to practice safe work methods. In order for our safety efforts to be effective, communication and cooperation from all employees is necessary.

    Our safety policy is based on a philosophy that states:

  • Safety must be considered first. It takes precedence over quality, production and profit.
  • Safety is a management responsibility.
  • No job we do or service we perform is so urgent that we cannot take the time to use the necessary equipment to do it safely.
  • Safety is an individual responsibility and a condition of employment for all employees.
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  • Employee Safety Policies and Procedures Booklet

    The purpose of this book is to compile and reiterate safety rules and regulations to guide all employees in the performance of their jobs. The goal of Carr & Duff, Inc. is to provide our employees with a safe working environment. We achieve this goal by providing our employees with a copy of this safety manual, on-going training of safety procedures, and the proper use of equipment.

    Safety is everyone's concern. For our Company to be successful, everyone must play an active role. But no matter how many rules are written, situations arise that require common sense. To a great extent, safety is a function of common sense. Therefore, by practicing these rules and applying common sense, we can accomplish our goal of an accident -free work force.

    Accident prevention is the most important consideration in all jobs that we perform. Working safely benefits the employee by not placing un-do burden on himself and his family. With the type of diversified work that we perform, it is unreasonable to expect one manual to contain rules addressing all field conditions. Common knowledge plays a major role in conducting our daily field activities safely. By practicing our safety regulations and using common knowledge, we can accomplish our goal of an accident free environment.

    It is each employee's responsibility to read, understand, and follow the Company's safety policies and procedures. It is the supervisor's responsibility to know and enforce the rules and regulations. It is everyone's responsibility to work safely.

    Our Booklet Covers

    • General Safety Rules
    • Proper Use of Hand and Power Tools
    • Motor Vehicle Rules
    • Housekeeping
    • Material Handling
    • Forklift Safety Program
    • Cranes and Boom Equipment
    • Crane Hand Signals
    • Fire Protection and Prevention
    • Electrical Safety
    • Accident Investigation
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Discipline Policy
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Confined Space Program
    • Hazard Communication Program
    • Fall Protection Program
    • Fall Protection Plan
    • Ladders and Scaffolds
    • Lockout/Tag Out Program
    • Respiratory Protection Program
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Excavating, Trenching, and Shoring
    • Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy
    • Substance Abuse Policy
    • No Smoking Policy
    • Americans with Disabilities

  • The Safety Always Attitude
    • 1975 to Present - PECO Emergency Storm Work, PREFERRED CONTRACTOR OF CHOICE
    • 1996 to Present - Annual Company Safety Meeting for all Employees
    • 1998 - Safety Committee Established
    • 1999 to Present - Safety Committee Certified by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
    • 2001 to Present - Quality Control Program approved by New Jersey Transit
    • 2002 to Present - Quality Control Program approved by PECO/Exelon Energy

    Safety Policy And Procedures Manual
    • 1996 - Issued to all Employees, Issued to new Employees
    • 1999 - Revised
    • 2006 - Revised
    • 2009 -Revised
    New Employee Safety Orientation Topics
    • Review Safety Policy and Procedures Manual
    • Confined Space Policy
    • Hazard Communication Program
    • Personal Protective Equipment Policy - 100% Hardhat, Safety Glasses and Fall Protection
    • Excavating and Trenching Regulations
    • Sexual Harassment Policy / EEO Policy - Issuance of Equal Employment Opportunity Handbook
    • Lockout / Tagout Policy - Maintain control of circuits until completion of work and turn over to Owner
    • Fall Protection Policy - Six Feet and Above
    • Ladder Safety
    • Drug / Alcohol Policy - Zero Tolerance, Pre-Employment Testing, Random Testing, Reserve Right to Perform Reasonable Suspicion Testing, Post Accident Testing
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Disciplinary Policy
    • Driver Education
    • Accident / Incident Reporting
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Fire Extinguisher Usage
    • Electrical Safe Work Practices Plan (ESWPP) / Compliant with NFPA 70E
    • SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY ORIENTATIONS DEVELOPED BY SAFETY DEPARTMENT
    • Sites with at least ten Employees
    • Eminent dangers on site
    • Upon request of Property / Building Owner
    • Supervisors perform Site Specific Safety Briefings for all sites, upon initial arrival to site
    • Weekly Tool Box Talks performed by Foremen on all sites
    • Daily Job Site Briefings conducted by Foremen
    Substance Abuse Program
    • 1989 to Present - Educational Program
    • 1990 to Present - Company Sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • 1990 to Present - Comply with FMCSR drug testing regulations as prescribed by the US DOT
    • 1993 to Present - Corporate Policy
    • 2000 to Present - Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs deemed compliant to Federal Pipeline Regulations (49CFR Parts 199 & 40)
    • 2003 to Present - Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations Policies deemed
    • compliant to Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
    Commitment To Safety Training
    • Current Industrial Medic 1st Aid/CPR certifications
    • 100% of Supervisory Personnel
    • 90% of Total Workforce
    • Process Safety Management (PSM) training
    • 100% of Supervisory Personnel
    • 50% of Total Workforce
    • OSHA 30/10 Hour Occupational Safety & Health Course
    • 90% of Supervisory Personnel
    • 30% of Total Workforce
    • Lyons Insurance Company, National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course
    • 100% of Delivery Personnel
    • 100% of Drivers issued Company Vehicles
    • 95% of Total Workforce
    Organizational Memberships
    • Pennsylvania One Call System, (PAOC)
    • 2003 to Present - Construction Industry Committee
    • 2000 to Present - Delaware Valley Damage Prevention Committee (regional PA One Call Steering Committee), New Jersey One Call (NJOC), Utility and Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA)
    • 1994 to Present - Corporate Member
    • 2002 to Present - Member of the Safety Director's Forum
    • 2002 & 2003 - Honorable Mention Safety Award
    • 2004 - Specialty Contractor Safety Award
    • 2005 - Specialty Contractor Safety Award
    • 2006 - Honorable Mention Safety Award, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
    • 1976 to Present - Member, General Building Contractor's Association (GBCA)
    • 1990 to Present - Member, Grand Honor Safety Award
    • 1999 Grand Honor Safety Award