Safety

Safety

Having a safety conscious attitude is a key component in Davis-Ulmer’s formula for success. It is our obligation to provide the safest work environment possible. Our ultimate goal is always 0 accidents or incidents. Striving for anything else would be settling for less. Reaching our goal requires 100% commitment and work hard to accomplish this in many ways: Executive officers and managers include safety goals and objectives in the organizational business plan

Management Commitment: Our managers understand that their commitment to safety has a profound effect on the safety culture of our company.

  • Executive officers and managers include safety goals and objectives in the organizational business plan

Education & Training:

  • For every employee that will work in the field, we provide OSHA 10-hour training. We provide OSHA 30-hour training for all foremen or supervisory positions.
  • Weekly Tool Box Talks
  • Task/hazard specific training classes available online and part of the incentive program

Visibility:

  • Job-site safety audits are performed regularly by management, supervisory, and safety personnel. All concerns are discussed and/or reviewed immediately

Accountability:

  • Safety Incentive Programs – A point-based incentive program that promotes good, safe practices and encourages employee commitment
  • Performance goals for all employees include safety objectives

At Davis-Ulmer, we are proud of our employees and recognize each and every one as an asset to our company. Keeping them safe is priority #1!

NY State has Enacted a New Law: Notice of Emergency Rule Adoption

Over 10,000 are poisoned by carbon monoxide needing medical treatment each year; over 500 people in the U.S. die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning.

** NEW** Transition Period for Existing Commercial Buildings

Compliance Date: June 27, 2016

The “transition period” provides that owners of existing commercial buildings are encouraged to install carbon monoxide detection as quickly as practicable; provides that the owner of an existing commercial building shall not be deemed to be in violation of section 1228.4.

If the owner provides the authority having jurisdiction with a written statement certifying that such owner is attempting in good faith to install carbon monoxide detection that complies with the requirements of this section 1228.4.

In such owner’s existing commercial building as quickly as practicable; and provides that carbon monoxide detection that satisfies the requirements of section 1228.4 must be installed and must be fully operational in all existing commercial buildings by the end of the transition period.

NFPA 720 2009 CO Detection Code- 8 Points you Should Know

  1. NFPA 720 nationally standardizes co detection for all buildings, not just residences. This includes schools, hotels, nursing homes and other commercial occupancies.
  2. CO alarm signals need to be distinct from other signals and indicate sensor failure or end of life.
  3. CO detectors are now held to the same life safety standard as smoke detectors: They will send trouble signals to the control panel and facilitate wiring supervision.
  4. CO detector location is more specific than ever
  5. New secondary power supply requirements for CO detection systems differ considerably from fire alarm system
  6. Testing requirements have been inserted into the new standard, however, functional tests won’t take effect until 2012, and sensitivity tests won’t take effect until 2015.
  7. NFPA 720 clarifies what supervisory stations should do when they receive a CO alarm signal.
  8. CO notification appliances must meet certain audible and visible requirements.

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