Safety Policy

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 & Duff Safety Policy

At Carr & Duff the safety of our employees is of paramount importance. It is our goal to provide a safe working environment for our employees, and to perform work in the safest manner possible consistent with today’s industry standards. Safety is learned through proper work practices, management participation, positive reinforcement, and training.

Every employee of Carr & Duff 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. Our supervisors will be given our safety rules and will not permit safety to be sacrificed for any reason.

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.

The Carr & Duff Safety Policy emphasizes and defines our commitment to:

  • Treat safety as the Top Priority.
  • Promote safety in planning, designing, supervising and performing work tasks that support a safe working environment.
  • Exercise safety precautions for the protection of the public and their property.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and customer safety regulations.

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 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 proper use of equipment.

For our company to be successful, everyone must play an active role in safety. Policies and procedures are written, but 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 zone.

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 themselves, and their family.


Our Booklet Covers


  • Safety Responsibilities
  • General Safety Rules
  • Pre- Job Briefing
  • Proper Use of Hand and Power Tools
  • Motor Vehicle Rules
  • Housekeeping
  • Material Handling
  • Forklift Safety Program
  • Cranes and Boom Equipment
  • Fire Protection and Prevention
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder
  • Electrical Safety
  • Accident Investigation
  • First Aid Policy
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Corrective Action Policy
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Confined Space Program
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Fall Protection Program
  • Job Site Fall Protection Program
  • Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Lockout/ Tag Out Program
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Excavating, Trenching, and Shoring
  • Substance Abuse Program
  • No Smoking Policy

The Safety Always Attitude

  • Annual Company Safety Meeting for all Employees
  • Safety Committee Certified by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
  • Quality Control Program approved by New Jersey Transit
  • Quality Control Program approved by PECO/Exelon Energy

Safety Policy And Procedures Manual

  • Issued to all employees, and new employees
  • Reviewed and updated annually

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
  • 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

  • Comply with FMCSR drug testing regulations as prescribed by the US DOT
  • Corporate Policy
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs deemed compliant to Federal Pipeline Regulations (49CFR Parts 199 & 40)
  • Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations Policies deemed compliant to Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Commitment To Safety Training

  • NFP A 70E
  • Current Industrial Medic 1st Aid/CPR certifications
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Total Workforce
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) training
  • Total Workforce
  • OSHA 30/10 Hour Occupational Safety & Health Course
  • Supervisory Personnel
  • Total Workforce
  • Lyons Insurance Company, National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course
  • Delivery Personnel
  • Drivers issued Company Vehicles
  • Total Workforce

Organizational Memberships

  • Member, General Building Contractor’s Association (GBCA)
  • Member, Grand Honor Safety Award
  • Grand Honor Safety Award Recipient
  • Del Val Damage Prevention Committee, PA One Call Steering Committee. NJ One Call, Utility and Transportation Contractors Associations.
  • Member of the Mid Atlantic Safety Counsel
  • Member of the Safety Director’s Forum
  • Construction Industry Committee
  • Specialty Contractor Safety Award
  • Honorable Mention Safety Award, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

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