Employees

COMPANY POLICY 2006

SCOPE:
This is the company policy to be followed by all employees, including officers of DuFrain Construction, Inc.

WORK TIMES:
• Normal work time is 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.
• Break time is 30 minutes per eight hours for lunch and two, 15 minutes company paid morning and afternoon break. Overtime is paid after 40 hours per seven day week. Sick, vacation, and holidays not included. Double time paid for working paid holidays.
• Extra compensation paid for night work and excessive travel time in per job evaluation

SICK PAY:  NONE at this time
• 40 hours sick pay given after one year employment. Use for any reason, all used for first part of workers comp. Leave until W.C. kicks in.
• Must be used each year.
• If not used, the pay will be given to employee as a bonus.

HOLIDAYS:
• Six paid legal holidays
• Which holidays chosen is up to vote of employees.

VACATION:
• Five days vacation given after one year of employment. / suspended due to economy
• Used at employees discretion.
• Can be traded for the income or rolled over to following year, not to exceed 4 years.

WAGES:
• We will try to pay the normal rate for designated job description.
• All employees are entitled to cost of living raise annually./ has been absorbed by health insurance as of late
• All employees have first priority for moneys over suppliers and sub-contractors.
• Time goes in Thursday afternoons to be paid the following Friday afternoon.
• Time to be kept by each employee along with any extra compensation, or reimbursements. Job supervisor or foreman must verify time cards.
• Performance raises submitted by job supervisor or foreman. To be approved by officer for DuFrain Construction.

COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENTS:
• All employees spending time or money above their normal duties will be compensated. Please keep records for verification. Personal vehicle use over 25 miles one way to job will receive 60¢ per mile.
• Company vehicles to be used whenever possible.
• Personal vehicles used as a company vehicle at the request of the company will be paid at a flat compensation rate agreed upon by the employee, with an additional 25¢ per mile for the time used, plus fuel.
• Company vehicles to be kept at company property (or at designated location).
• Any company vehicle used by employees for normal transportation as personal to and from designated work location will be charged 25¢ per mile for first 10 miles per day.

COMPANY VEHICLES:
• To be maintained by driver at expense of DuFrain Construction.
• Kept in legal and safe condition.
• All fuel and normal expenses pertaining to vehicles responsibility of company.
• Driver assigned to vehicle has the responsibility and the privileges of said vehicle.

JOB SAFETY:
• Safety is a priority. NO JOB is important enough to compromise safety.
• Each employee is to have a written safety program provided by the company or to have access to one.
• First aid kits and fire extinguisher is to be in each company vehicle at company expense, driver responsibility.
• Personal safety equipment responsibility of employee, on your own. IE. Safety glasses, ear plugs, proper work shoes, hard hats, face shields, dust masks at the shop (major safety equipment provided by the company).
• Use common sense with: tools, heat, cold, noise, thirst, heights, etc. No one will condemn you for being safe.

TAXES:
• By law, are the responsibility of the tax payer. You tell us what claims you have, we will not dictate to you what to withhold. Do not ask us to aid in illegal claims.

LAWS:
• We try to comply with all laws on all level, which is to your advantage.
• You are covered by State unemployment insurance in the event of layoffs.
• You are covered by Worker's Compensation.
• No illegal drugs or illegal activities on job sites or company time.
• All labor laws observed.

HEALTH INSURANCE:
• All employees are eligible for Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance after six months.
• Insurance rules, state that the company must pay for half of the employees premiums.
• The company can also provide health insurance for the whole family with deductions from pay (there is no cheaper insurance that we know of).
Timothy DuFrain
President, DuFrain Construction Inc.
 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
Purpose and Goal
DuFrain construction Inc. is committed to protecting the safety, health, and well being of all employees and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug abuse pose a significant threat to our goals. We have established a drug-free workplace program that balances our respect for individuals with the need to maintain an alcohol and drug-free environment.

This organization has no intention of interfering with the private lives of its employees unless involvement with alcohol and other drugs off the job affects job performance or public safety.

Covered Workers
Any individual who conducts business for the organization, is applying for a position or is conducting business on the organization's property is covered by our drug-free workplace policy. Our policy includes, but is not limited to CEO, executive management, managers, supervisors, full-time employees, part-time employees, off-site employees and contractors.
• Applicability
Our drug-free workplace policy is intended to apply whenever anyone is representing or conducting business for the organization. Therefore, this policy applies during all working hours.
• Prohibited Behavior
It is a violation of our drug-free workplace to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants.

Consequences
One of the goals of our drug-free workplace program is to encourage employees to voluntarily seek help with alcohol and/or drug problems. If, however, an individual violates the policy, the consequences are serious.

In the case of applicants, if he or she violates the drug-free workplace policy, the offer of employment can be withdrawn. The applicant may reapply after six months and must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test.

If an employee violates the policy, he or she will be terminated from employment.

• Assistance
DuFrain Construction recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse and addiction are treatable illnesses. We also realize that early intervention and support improve the success of rehabilitation. To support our employees, our drug-free workplace policy:
Encourages employees to seek help if they are concerned that they or their family members may have a drug and/or alcohol problem.
Treatment for alcoholism and/or other drug use disorders may be covered by the employee benefit plan. However, the ultimate financial responsibility for recommended treatment belongs to the employee.
• Confidentiality
All information received by the organization through the drug-free workplace program is confidential communication. Access to this information is limited to those who have a legitimate need to know in compliance with relevant laws and management policies.
• Shared Responsibilities
A safe and productive drug-free workplace is achieved through cooperation and shared responsibility. Both employees and management have important roles to play. All employees are required to not report to work or be subject to duty while their ability to perform job duties is impaired due to on or off-duty use of alcohol or other drugs.

In addition, employees are encourage to:

Be concerned about working in a safe environment.
Support fellow workers in seeking help.
Report dangerous behavior to their supervisor.
It is the supervisor's responsibility to:

Inform employees of the drug-free workplace policy.
Investigate reports of dangerous practices.

Communication
Communicating our drug-free workplace policy to both supervisors and employees is critical to our success. To ensure all employees are aware of their role in supporting our drug-free workplace program:

All employees will receive a written copy of the policy.
The policy and assistance programs will be reviewed at safety meetings.
All employees will receive an update of the policy annually with their paychecks.

COMPANY SAFETY POLICY
The safety rules contained on these pages have been prepared to protect you in your daily work. Employees are to follow these rules, review them often and use good common sense in carrying our assigned duties.

General Safety Rules
• Personal protective equipment will be worn and maintained as appropriate.
• Equipment will be inspected prior to use and if found damaged, immediately report to the supervisor for removal from service.
• Use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances is not permitted and subject to immediate termination.
If using prescription medication, your supervisor must be notified.
• Report any unsafe condition, unsafe work procedure or acts or hazardous conditions immediately.
• Report all injuries, no matter how slight, immediately.
• Horseplay, fighting, or practical jokes are forbidden on the job and subject to disciplinary action.
• Don't injure yourself because of your pride. If you don't understand how to perform the job safely, ask before you start.
• When required to lift, follow safe lifting procedures. If load is heavy, either secure material handling equipment or get help.
• Never use or operate equipment that you have not been trained or authorized to operate.
• Never work on electrical unless you have locked out/tagged the circuit.

JOB SPECIFIC
Vehicle Safety
• Prior to the operation of a company vehicle,including heavy equipment; inspect the vehicle, i.e. physical condition, lights, brakes, mirrors, tires, fluids and load.
• Ensure that cab items are secured against flying, if vehicle has to stop suddenly.
• Seat belt use is mandatory.
• Observe all local traffic laws.
• Do not allow riders in truck bed.

Personal Protective Equipment
• Safety Glasses: Mandatory. Wear safety glasses, mono-goggles, or a full face shield, whichever is deemed most appropriate, whenever tools, equipment, or process presents the possibility of eye injury.
• Do not continue to work if you safety glasses become fogged. Stop work and clean the glasses until the lenses are clear and defogged.
• Gloves: You will be required to wear appropriate hand protection where there is the possibility of hand injury.
• Back Support: When performing material lifting, back support belt may be used.
• Shoes: Substantial work shoes are required foot wear.
• Clothing: Shirts and cuff less trousers are a natural form of personal protective equipment and will be worn at all times. Rings, loose jewelry, and torn clothing are hazardous and should not be worn.
• Personal protective equipment will be inspected prior to use and if defective, replaced
• In all cases requiring emergency medical treatment, immediately call or have a co-worker call for emergency medical assistance.

Wounds
• When exposed to body fluids, rubber or surgical gloves are required.
• Minor: cuts, lacerations, abrasions, or punctures; wash the wound using soap and water; rinse well. Cover the wound using clean dressing.
• Major: Large deep and bleeding: stop the bleeding by pressing directly on the wound using a bandage or cloth. Keep pressure on the wound until medical help arrives.
• Broken Bones: Do not remove the victim unless it is absolutely necessary. If the victim must be moved, "splint" the injured area. Use board, cardboard, or rolled newspaper as a splint.
• Burns: Thermal (Heat); rinse the burned area without scrubbing it, and immerse it in cold water, do not use ice water. Blot dry the area and cover using sterile gauze or a clean cloth.
Chemical: Flush the exposed area with cool water immediately, continue for 15 to 20 minutes.
• Eye Injury: Small particles: do not rub your eyes. Use the corner of a soft clean cloth to draw particles out, or hold the eyelids open and flush the eyes continuously with water.
Large or stuck particles: if a particle is stick in the eye, do not attempt to remove it. Cover both eyes with bandage.
Chemical: immediately irrigate the eyes and under the eyelids with water for 30 minutes.
• Neck and Spine Injury: if the victim appears to have injured his or her neck or spine, or is unable to move his or her arm or leg, do not attempt to move the victim unless it is absolutely necessary.

Heat Exhaustion:
Loosen the victim's tight clothing
Give the victim "sips" of cool water
Make the victim lie down in a cooler place with the feet raised

ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED
Lifting Procedures
• Plan the move before lifting, ensure that you have an unobstructed pathway.
• Test the weight of the load before lifting by pushing the load along its resting surface.
• If the load is too heavy or bulky, use lifting and carrying aids such as hand trucks, dollies, pallet jacks, and carts, or get assistance from a co-worker.
• If assistance is required to perform a lift, coordinate and communicate your movements with those of your co-worker.
• Position your feet 6 to 12 inches apart with one foot slightly in front of the other.
• Face the load.
• Bend at the knees, not at the back.
• Keep your back straight.
• Get a firm grip on the object using your hands and fingers. Use handles when they are present.
• Hold the object as close to your body as possible.
• While keeping the weight of the load in your legs, stand to an erect position.
• Perform lifting movements smoothly and gradually, do not jerk the load.
• If you must change direction while lifting or carrying the load, pivot your feet and turn your entire body. Do not twist at the waist.
• Set down objects in the same manner as you picked them up, except in reverse.
• Do not lift an object from the floor to a level above your waist in one motion. Set the load down on a table or bench and then adjust your grip before lifting it higher.
• Never lift anything if your hands are greasy or wet.
• Wear protective gloves when lifting objects that have sharp corners or jagged edges.
• Slide materials to the end of the tailgate before attempting to lift off a pick-up truck
• Do not lift over the walls or tailgate of the truck bed.