Information for Suppliers:
Contractor Safety and Environmental Guidelines

EMERGENCY INFORMATION


INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Color-Fi. We are pleased to have selected you and your company to provide specialized services to us. You have been selected from among many who can provide similar services and we believe that we only engage the “best”.

The purpose of these guidelines is not to tell you how to do what you do best. They are simply a way of helping you to learn some of our primary values as we all work together here. Getting the job done either unsafely or with injury or damage is not, in our view, getting a quality job done. Briefly stated, our goal is to produce our product to meet and/or surpass the highest quality expectations of our customers, in the most cost effective way, safely - without risk of generating loss from injury to people, damage to equipment or to our facilities. Working safely is a prime value. It is a value which we expect our contractors to share with us. In our view, the only acceptable and successful project is one which is completed as designed, on time, and with no loss resulting from damage to people, equipment or facilities. All contractors are expected to adopt this definition of an “acceptable” and a “successful” project. The purpose of these guidelines is to outline for you, the contractor, the kinds and range of safe work practices we, at Color-Fi, require of our own associates and, by extension, of all of those who work in our operations.

Our environmental, health and safety management practices are strict. We expect that they be followed by everyone who enters our facility. Each of our managers and supervisors are specifically required to enforce these standards with all employees, contractors, vendors and anyone engaged in activities on company premises.

These procedures have been brought together to inform / remind all contractors of Color-Fi’s minimum safety requirements. However, the procedures outlined in this policy cannot and do not attempt to delineate all safety standards and requirements that may apply to specific contractor operations. They are all based on standard regulations and commonly recognized industrial safe work practices. They are established to prevent loss and to fulfill our duty as a responsible employer and responsible environmental citizen. As a contractor, Color-Fi holds you responsible for knowing and following all applicable regulatory standards regarding the work you are doing and to ensure that you and your employees comply with them. Failure to abide by these procedures will result in an Color-Fi -initiated work stoppage until the violation is corrected. Similarly, we at Color-Fi, in view of our commitment to do all of our work safely and without loss of any kind, have established some procedures which go beyond regulatory standards. We are hereby communicating these to you and we expect that they will be adhered to. We will stop the progress of any project which fails to meet our safe work standards.

Finally, it is our expectation that you, as the contractor, inform all your employees and sub-contractors who you will assign to work at our site of these standards. We reserve the right to ask any contractor employee to leave the premises should there be disregard of our standards. “I did not know” is not an acceptable excuse. Such action could result in the work contract being suspended and the contractor being suspended.

We look forward to working with you and for both of us to produce an “acceptable” and “successful” project which meets and/or surpasses all of our expectations.

DEFINITIONS

Contractor:Any individual or firm engaged by Color-Fi to perform construction and/or any other type of work or service on Color-Fi premises. This group would include suppliers, repair/maintenance personnel, equipment installers and service personnel, construction contractors, utility, communications and service representatives.

Sub-Contractor: Any individual or firm hired by a “contractor” and not an employee of the contractor. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that any sub-contractor is informed of these procedures prior to beginning work in an Color-Fi facility. The “contractor” is, further, responsible for ensuring that the sub-contractor complies with these procedures.

Color-Fi Project Manager: An Color-Fi employee or someone in the service of Color-Fi responsible for the contractor’s work.

INFORMATION PRIOR TO ENTERING ANY COLOR-FI PRODUCTION OR WAREHOUSING FACILITY



COLOR-FI WILL:


GENERAL REGULATIONS


NOTE: Please take note, hazardous waste is not limited to and includes:



SPECIFIC REGULATIONS CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLIES:

Contractors are not authorized to store their equipment or supplies within Color-Fi facilities without specific authorization (what, where and how much) by the Color-Fi Project Manager. The Color-Fi Project Manager is accountable for ensuring that the contractor’s storage practices do not interfere with the daily operating business of Color-Fi. No flammable materials - beyond those needed for the day - will ever be permitted to be stored within the facilities without adequate fire prevention or explosion protection.

FIRE MANAGEMENT:


HAZARDOUS MATERIALS:



LOCK-OUT / TAG-OUT

Prior to working on energized equipment the equipment must be locked-out and tagged-out (or positively blocked) at the source. EACH person working on an item of equipment must apply a lock and tag.


HOT WORK:


CONFINED SPACE ENTRY:


FALL PROTECTION:


RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:

Should a particular job require contract personnel to use tight fitting negative pressure respirators, contractor personnel must be able to demonstrate to the Color-Fi Project Manager that users have been medically cleared for their use, trained, fit tested and that the proper filter is being used. The contractor is responsible for providing his/her own respirators and filters for maintaining them and for storing them in a sanitary location.



PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:


NOTE:

This outline is designed to meet the vast majority of contractor projects. The Color-Fi Project Manager has the discretion to require additional or alternative procedures if warranted in the specific circumstances presented by a contractor’s project.

It is entirely probable that at some time a contractor will be hired to do a very specific task (e.g.: service or install the radiation measuring units on the production lines). In such unusual situations, Color-Fi expects that there will be a mutual sharing of information between the contractor and Color-Fi to ensure that contractor personnel are not injured due to our work processes and the contractor must outline for us what we have to do to protect our associates from exposure to the specific hazards associated with their work. Agreed upon procedures will be seen as mandatory.

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NOTE:

Failure to comply with any of the published contractor work standards may result in the work being stopped or delayed until work standards are met, and/or the contractor being removed from the company’s contractor list.

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For more information, please contact:
Formed Fiber Technologies - Purchasing Department
207-784-1118 ext. 2145



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