Visitor Health and Safety Guide

TC Recycling Basics

The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic safety awareness while visiting the site. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the site safety policies.

Visitor Registration

Visitors must sign in upon arrival and sign out before leaving for the day. Please visit the Facility Manager’s office to sign in/out.

Please note that by signing the Visitor Registration you are acknowledging you have read the policies in this brochure.

All visitors must have a site contact. The site contact is responsible for communicating the Health and Safety policies of the site. The visiting supervisor is responsible for their own employees and adherence to the site Health and Safety rules.

Emergency Evacuation

Evacuate buildings using the nearest marked exit. Each building has its own Emergency Evacuation route map. Please familiarize yourself with these maps.

  • Always carry your cell phone. Ask your site escort/contact for assistance. Site contacts are also listed in the Breakroom.
  • In the event of an emergency, the primary muster area is outside next to the Blue Diamond Mulch Roll Off boxes. Please remain at this location to be accounted for and await further instruction.

First AID/CPR

Site supervisors are trained in First Aid and CPR. The site first aid kit is located in the Breakroom.

Incident Reporting

All incidents must be reported to the site supervisor or EHS immediately. This includes personal injury, property damage, emergencies, or environmental releases.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Visitors are expected to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment. Below are requirements for the site.

  • Work boots are required on site. They must have a 6 inch heel, lace up style boot, and slip resistant sole.
  • High visibility clothing must be worn on site at all times. High-vis safety vests are acceptable as long as worn on the outermost layer of clothing.
  • Safety glasses are required while working throughout the plant.
  • Hearing protection is required to be worn throughout the plant.
  • Additional PPE may be required to be worn depending on the task (ie. Hard hats, respiratory protection).

Dress Code

Any clothing with tie strings such as “hoodie” sweatshirts are not to be worn on the shop floor to prevent employees from getting caught into machinery. If hoodie sweatshirts are worn, the strings must be removed and the hoodie must be tucked inside to prevent getting caught into equipment.

Smoking Areas

Smoking is prohibited inside the building. Smoking is also prohibited in areas where there are NO SMOKING signs posted such as the fuel storage areas.

Heavy Equipment

  • Truck traffic and heavy equipment are a constant at the recycling plant. Always pay attention to your surroundings. Do not walk behind heavy equipment; there are many blind spots for equipment operators. Make sure the operator sees you before proceeding through walkways.
  • Maintain eye contact and never turn your back on equipment.
  • Stay in the cab of your vehicle as much as possible. If you must be in the work zone, position yourself so that you are always visible to equipment operators.
  • Maintain at least a 10 foot distance between your vehicle and other vehicles.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Safety Data Sheets are maintained in the Break room. Chemicals are listed by their common name for ease of availability.

Hazardous Materials

TC Recycling is not permitted to dispose of any hazardous materials. If you are expecting to generate a hazardous waste, either a third party will have to be contacted to remove it or you will have to remove it. Please notify the EHS Specialist in advance if hazardous materials will be present.

Chemical Spills

  • Chemical spills including oil spills must be cleaned up immediately. Spill kit materials are located in:
    • Generator Room
    • Maintenance Shop
  • Any chemical/oil spill that reaches a storm drain must be reported to EHS immediately.
  • Any spill in excess of 25 gallons must be reported to EHS.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

  • A visitor shall not have in their possession or store on company property intoxicants, narcotics, or alcohol.
  • A visitor shall not report to work intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or medically prescribed Methadone, Suboxone, or Marijuana.