Your 1st day Professional Sawing & Drilling New Hire Orientation
Welcome This video is not designed as your entire training procedure, but as an introduction to your 1st day as an employee of a professional concrete cutting company.
History of the Sawing & Drilling Industry • Diamonds are the hardest natural mineral. In this business will use synthetic diamonds to grind away at concrete and stone. The ideal shape for sawing & drilling applications is a shape called cubo-octahedron.
Development of Concrete & Related Materials • Cement has been around for at least 12 million years. When the earth was undergoing intense geological changes, natural cement was created. It was this natural cement that humans first put into use. • 1824 Portland Cement was invented • 1889 First concrete reinforced bridge built. • 1957 GE was issued patent to manufacture man made diamonds • 1992 Chicago built tallest reinforced concrete building
Job Description • Job Title: Operator: In this position will you be required to do several task that involve sawing, drilling & removing of concrete. As each assignment changes your required task may change as well. Keep in mind that we will train you as a well diversified worker. As you grow with this position, you will be a master at your trade in the sawing and drilling industry. • At times you will work in the shop area. This will include repairing equipment, maintaining trucks and stocking trucks for future jobs.
General Contractor (GC) • The GC will over see the project and they in turn will hire trade subcontractors, material suppliers and will generalize the day to day management of a construction project.
Sub Contractor • Sub Contractors also called Trade subcontractors make a meaningful contribution as they bring in their practical field experience and specialize in their trade as in the sawing and drilling industry.
The Do’s & Don’ts while working here • Necessary Paperwork • Policies & Procedures • Benefits • Discipline
Medical & Physical Exams In addition to completing your papers of employment, you may be requested to go to a local occupational clinic today. The clinic will perform required medical exams including the DOT medical exam, an HPE(Human Performance Evaluation), as well as a respiratory and hearing exam. The testing will vary by location. Based on scheduling of the appointment this time will vary but will be completed before your first day in the field.
Necessary Paperwork Your 1st day will begin with the completion of the necessary forms of employment. Although the forms may vary from one company to another, all forms must be completed within 3 days of employment.
Employee Handbook • In your new hire packet you will find the employee handbook. This book will give you an over view of the company, your benefits, policies and procedures as well as many other items that will pertain to your daily employment with this company.
New Hire Forms • Lets discuss a few of the new hire forms you will be completing today.
Back Ground Release Forms • Release Authorization Form • Disclosure to Employment Applicant Regarding Procurement of A consumer report. (A copy should be given to you) • Summary of your rights. This information is for you to keep. • A copy of your drivers license will be needed.
W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate • The W-4 is a Federal Form • Fill out the Personal Allowance Worksheet. This will help you determine how many allowances you can claim. • Fill out the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. #5 should equal Line H from above. • Your signature and date is required. • Depending on the state you reside in you may need to fill out a state certificate also. • If your personal status changes, a new W-4 should be completed.
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form • The I-9 is a Federal Form • It is to verify the identity and employment eligibility of anyone that is hired by this corporation. Instructions are in the new hire packet. • Complete Section 1 of the form. • Section 2 will be completed by management. • Two forms of identification is needed. A list of acceptable documents are listed on the back of the I-9 form.Present these to your supervisor. • Copies will be taken of your identification.
I-9 Forms Are Mandatory • If you are unable to present the required document(s) within 3 business days, you must present a receipt for the application of the document(s) within 3 business days and the actual document(s) within 90 days.
Employee Handbook • Sign the Acknowledgement Page of your handbook, this will be towards the end of the book. • The handbook is an overview of company policy, benefits and procedures that pertain to your daily employment with the company. • The handbook is not all inclusive of company policies and procedures.
Safety Handbook • Sign the Acknowledgement Page of the book. It is located towards the back of the handbook. • This handbook is an overview of CSDA safety manual and are pertinent to you as an operator while working on various job sites. • Read it, know it, live it and use it.
Job Tickets • A job ticket will give you the customer name and address, job location, contact person, and the work to be performed. On a daily basis you may receive more than one job ticket. Some jobs are continuously running and therefore a job ticket may not be produced. • Depending on the job, it may require a few hours to a few weeks of sawing or drilling.
Uniforms & Appearance • Many offices require you to wear a uniform to work. As a professional cutting company, we require you to report to your job site in a neat and orderly fashion. Many uniforms are not given to you until 30 days of employment. Until you are assigned an uniform, apparel to be worn should be a tee shirt, jeans and steel toed boots.
Time Sheets – Documentation of Time Worked • Many locations will require you to complete a time sheet. In some locations your time will be computed on your job tickets, other locations will require you to complete a separate time sheet. It is important that you keep track of your time and confirm it with your pay check.
Vacations & Holidays • Although we are closed on many of the customary holidays, our customers may require us to work them. • Based on your location and if you are union or non-union, your pay scale will be adjusted accordingly • Vacation days will vary by length and location of employment.
Pay Scale • The pay scale at every location will vary by seniority, position worked and whether or not you are union or non-union. All rates of pay should be kept to yourself.
Employee Reviews • Remember the feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when it came time for your teacher to hand out report cards? Whether or not you felt you deserved a good report, you still had that moment of doubt. With school now behind us, you would think report cards were part of our pasts. Unfortunately, this is not the case. As working adults we must deal with employee performance reviews, also referred to as employee appraisals or performance evaluations. Whatever you call them, employee reviews evaluate our performance on the job. They often determine raises, promotions, and sometimes whether we get to keep our jobs. That can explain, why even as adults, these “report cards” often make us feel uneasy.
Prohibited Articles Policy • It is the policy of this company to maintain its property and working environment so that is is safety for both our employees and others doing business with us. This policy restricts certain items and substances from being brought on or being present while in the course of employment.
Weapons Policy • The company strictly prohibits weapons of any type on company premises. This includes but is not limited to; company offices, work locations, company provided or designated parking areas, desks, lockers, vehicles engaged in company operations, and any personal belongings. This includes visible and concealed weapons, even those for which the owner of the weapon has obtained the necessary permits.
EEOC • This company is an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) employer. It is the intent of the company to provide equal employment opportunity to all employee's or applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, religion, disabled or Vietnam-era veteran status or national origin. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to hiring, training, promoting, transferring, demoting and terminating.
Sexual Harassment • It is the intent of the company that all employees have a work environment free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment. • Harassment based on race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, religion, disabled or Vietnam-era veteran status or national origin is considered a violation of the company’s policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.
Job Complete • When a job is complete or your are finished for the day, it is recommended that you call back into the dispatcher and indicate job completed. • Some times a customer will have additional work or the dispatcher may need to route you to another job.
Take pride in yourself and your company • Taking pride in yourself and your company goes along way. If you show up at a job site and your truck is clean, you are wearing your uniform, you have all the necessary equipment for the job and you are on time, the customer will know he is dealing with a professional concrete cutter.
Safety Audits • From time to time someone will inspect your job site to make sure you are not in harms way. • Your site will be inspected to make sure you are wearing all required PPE’s and that all the proper equipment is in use.
Drug Free Work Place • In keeping with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, it is the firm policy of this company to prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispersion, possession, or use of any controlled substance in the workplace. Any violation of the is policy will not be tolerated and will result in sanctions against the offending employee up to and including termination of employment.
Company Vehicles • In some instanced you may be allowed to drive a company vehicle home at the end of the work day. You are not permitted to allow anyone else to drive or ride in the company vehicle unless your have written permission. • The company vehicle shall not be used for other business ventures outside of this corporation.
Motor Vehicle Safety / DOT • It is the policy of this company that only properly licensed and trained employee’s will be permitted to drive a company vehicle. Any person driving a commercially licensed vehicle must have a current DOT medical exam. • Only employees with a valid drivers will be able to operate a company vehicle.
Safety Meetings • Each location will have a set date and time for a safety meeting. Some locations will be weekly while others maybe monthly. These meetings are mandatory unless you have been excused. If you are excused you must read the topic and take a short quiz over the material covered.
Job Safety Analysis • Before you begin a job it is important to review the principals of a job safety analysis. Who is your job contact? What is the scope of your job today? Are there any hidden dangers? What can you do to make the job safer? A complete overview of the task assigned is important and can possibly even save your life.
Accidents, Injuries & Illnesses • Accident Reporting • Injury Reporting • Workplace Illnesses • Emergency Action Plan
Accident Reporting • If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is mandatory that the police department be called out. Never leave the scene of an accident. If there are injuries involved, call 911. Then back to the dispatcher. Some offices will require you to report losses to the safety director first and the dispatcher second. Many locations will require a drug screen at the time of the accident.
Emergency Procedures The purpose of the plan is to eliminate or minimize hazards to employees in the event of a fire or other emergency
Emergency Action Plan • An emergency action plan describes the actions employees should take to ensure their safety if a fire or other emergency situation occurs. Well developed emergency plans and proper employee training (such that employees understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan) will result in fewer and less severe employee injuries and less structural damage to the facility during emergencies. A poorly prepared plan, likely will lead to a disorganized evacuation or emergency response, resulting in confusion, injury, and property damage.
Return to Work Program • It is an innovative process that ensures our • injured/ill employees are provided the best medical • services possible. • Retain our valued, experienced employees • Provide enhanced benefits to our injured/ill • employees • Safe, timely return of our injured/ill employees • back to the work force • Reduce the costs related to disability
Ergonomics • Ergonomics is the understanding the proper body mechanics of operating equipment or the day to day repetitive motion that maybe involved while working here.
Safe Lifting Practices • Proper care of your back is very important as your back is the mainstream of your day to day functions. • Proper rest and a good diet are vital. • Breaking down a load or asking for assistance will reduce and even eliminate a back injury.
Nurse Case Management • Some office will employ a nurse case manager. • This person will be on call to answer any medical questions relating to any workers’ compensation claim that the company may encounter. • Often times the nurse will also answer calls before a claim may develop, these calls are called early intervention.
First Aid / CPR • It is not required that you are trained in first aid or CPR, but if you have been trained and certified, please let us know.
First Aid Kits • Each truck is equipment with a First Aid Kit. If the supply in your kit runs low, ask the dispatcher for proper replacement of items.
Accident Prevention • Whether you are opening equipment or driving a company vehicle, slow down and tackle the assignment with a clear head. • All equipment should be maintained properly. • Allow the proper following distance between vehicles.
Injury Reporting • No matter what type of claim you have, all injuries are to be reported the day they occur. Proper medical attention will reduce the over all claim. Return to full work status is much greater as well.
Slips, trips & falls • Occasionally you will encounter a fall hazard that might be caused by slipping on a wet surface, or trip over an object or even fall from another level. • A clean work area will prevent many of these hazards.