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1 GET A GRIP TO AVOID INJURIES

2 What does GET A GRIP Mean? Using 3 Points of Contact Getting in and out of vehicles or heavy equipment When climbing up or down stairs (using the handrail) When using ladders Also Regularly checking the condition of walkways, vehicle access steps and ladders Wearing appropriate footwear Walking not running Using appropriate gloves when climbing ladders Ensuring steps, ladder rungs and footwear are free from mud, grease, etc.

3 Standards Required People observed using handrails on stairways People walking not running People observed using 3 Points of Contact getting into/out of vehicles and other mobile equipment Appropriate, well maintained access to fixed plant Get a grip decals displayed at at risk locations Documented training on avoiding slips, trips and falls

4 When you get on or off the truck maintain 3 Points of Contact with the steps and hand holds Check steps are secure and free from mud, grease, etc. Ensure boots are in good condition and free of mud or oil to prevent slips Face the truck when either mounting or dismounting Never jump on or off the truck Never attempt to mount or dismount a moving truck Do not use the steering wheel or any control lever as a hand hold when you enter or exit the truck Ready Mix Trucks

5 Climbing Ladder/Rinsing Chutes When you get on or off the ladder maintain 3 Points of Contact with the steps and hand holds Ensure steps and rails are in good repair and are free of from mud, grease, etc. Ensure boots are in good condition and free of mud or oil to prevent slips

6 Heavy Equipment Maintain 3 Points of Contact when getting into or out of mobile machine Face the machine when either mounting or dismounting Ensure steps and rails are in good repair and are free of from mud, grease, etc. Ensure boots are in good condition and free of mud or oil to prevent slips Park in a level area clear of obstructions

7 Heavy Equipment When you get on or off the truck maintain 3 Points of Contact with the steps and hand holds 1 2 Use the correct means of access

8 Asphalt/Construction Equipment Maintain 3 Points of Contact when getting into or out of construction mobile equipment Check where you are stepping down to Park in a level area clear of obstructions

9 Stairs and Access Ways Use 3 Points of Contact when using steps or stairs Grip hand rails with all your fingers and thumb Look a head when climbing stairs without lifting your head back. This tends to lean the body backward

10 Stairs and Access Ways Maintain 3 Points of Contact on stairs and inclined walkways Put GET A GRIP reminders at eye level at point of entry

11 Stairs and Access Ways Damaged steps or misplaced items are major factors in trips! Don t congregate on stairs and landings Don t load your arms so full of materials that you can t see Take one step at a time Keep one hand on the handrail Keep stairs well lighted Don t use stairs for storage

12 Wash Out Areas Jobsite washout areas and uneven surfaces are major factors in trips and falls! Walk slowly and take short steps. Keep your feet pointed slightly outward Make sure you can see where you are going and look ahead If you must, turn sideways when stepping over obstacles. This allows the entire foot to be placed on the ground improving traction as well as making it easier to see the obstacle.

13 Fixed Plants Walkways Place GET A GRIP stickers around the plants to remind people

14 3 Points of Contact at all times when using steps, stairs or ladders Do not run Remember GET A GRIP Do not jump down from vehicles Wear suitable footwear Use suitable gloves when climbing ladders Keep steps, walkways clear of slip & trip hazards

15 Help us with GET A GRIP The first thing to look for to avoid slips and trips is what hazards or traps are present. Look for things such as: Adjust behaviors to avoid creating hazards, or helping to reduce them. Do the following types of things: Hoses, cables, rope or tape across walkways Mud or water buildup in walking or working areas Grease and oils on the floor Step treads or metal walkway sections lifting or loose Sloping walkways or working on muck piles / rills Poor housekeeping Poor lighting or generally poor visibility Eyes on path Do not carry loads which interfere with vision Do not Rush Avoid distractions Avoid carrying loads or doing things which don t leave any hands free to break a fall Put trash and equipment away in its correct location, not lying around the work area

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