At Riverside, a safety-first focus paramount for our employees, the public and the environment.

Orientation Policy

New-Hire Orientation & Documents

All newly hired employees will be required to sit through an orientation prior to entering the workplace and performing any job related functions.  This is a basic overview of the company and the company policies.  This initial orientation will not cover all of the company policies and procedures. You will be required to review all of the company policies and procedures as a condition of your employment with the company within a certain period of time.  All of the material that you will be required to cover is in the Employee Handbook and on the company website.  You will be required to complete a quiz(s) to ensure that you understand the information.  The following is an overview of the orientation.

  1. All new hire that are applying to be a truck driver, will be given a driving test. This will be conducted prior to any further orientation or any training being conducted. 
  2. Every new hire will be given an Employee Handbook.
  3. The Safety Policy of the company will be reviewed.
  4. General Rules will be reviewed.
  5. The new employee will watch all of the related videos for the job they were hired for. 
  6. All newly hired employees will be required to complete the quiz for videos online. If access to the internet is not available hard copies can be obtained.
  7. Fill out the orientation form.  Check “yes” or “no” for the items that are covered. Sign and date the form.
  8. General and specific hazards for the jobsite will be reviewed (i.e. traffic, moving equipment, excavation, pit traffic, etc.)
  9. A review of the following company polices will be conducted               (cellphone policy, texting policy, DVIR policy truck driver)

The newly hired employee will sign and date the orientation form. 

Safety Policy

The personal safety and health of each employee of this company is of primary importance. The prevention of occupationally induced injuries and illnesses is of such consequence that it will be given priority over operating productivity where necessary.  To the greatest degree possible, management will provide all mechanical and physical facilities required for personal safety and health, in keeping with the highest standards.

We will maintain a Safety and Health Program conforming to the best practices of organizations of this type.  To be successful, such a program must start with proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of both supervisors and employees.  It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between supervisor and employee, but also between each employee and his or her co-workers.  Only through such a cooperative effort can a safety program for all employees be established and preserved in their best interests.

Our objective is a Safety and Health Program that will reduce the number of injuries and illnesses to an absolute minimum, not merely in keeping with, but surpassing, the best experience of operations similar to ours.  Our goal is zero accidents and injuries.

Our Safety and Health Program will involve:

  • Providing mechanical and physical safeguards to the maximum extent possible.
  • Conducting a program of safety and health inspections to find and eliminate unsafe working conditions and practices, to control health hazards, and to comply fully with the safety and health standards of every job.
  • Training all employees in good safety and health practices.
  • Providing necessary personal protective equipment and instruction for its use and care.
  • Developing and enforcing safety and health rules and requiring that employees cooperate with these rules as a condition of employment.
  • Investigating every accident, promptly and thoroughly, to find out what caused it and correct the problem so that it will not happen again.

We recognize that the responsibilities for safety and health are shared:

  • The employer accepts the responsibility for leadership of the safety and health program, for its effectiveness and improvement, and for providing the safeguards required to ensure safe conditions.
  • Supervisors are responsible for developing the proper attitudes toward safety and health in themselves and in those they supervise, and for ensuring that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved.

Employees are responsible for wholehearted, genuine cooperation with all aspects of the Safety and Health Program, including compliance with all rules and regulations.  Employees are responsible for continually practicing safety while performing their duties and reporting unsafe acts of other employees

The safety information in this policy does not take precedence over applicable   government legislation with which all employees should be familiar.

Signature: Dwayne Rehbein

Date: 1/12/2013

General Rules                                                                    

Date: 1/1/2013

  1. All employees shall follow the safety policies and appropriate safe work practices at the supervisor’s direction as a condition of employment.
  1. All unsafe acts and conditions, including “near miss” incidents, are to be reported to appropriate supervision promptly.
  1. All incidents that result in damage or injury are to be reported to a supervisor immediately.
  1. First aid treatment is to be obtained promptly for any injury.
  1. All workers shall keep his/her work area neat, clean and orderly. All garbage shall be removed from you company vehicle after every shift. Pack it in, pack it out.
  1. Hard hats, safety boots and safety glasses are to be worn at all times on all job sites. Special PPE shall be worn when applicable.
  1. Lockout/Tagout procedures shall be used on all jobsites.
  1. Only those tools that are in good repair, with all guards and safety devices in place, shall be used.
  1. Personal cellphone are prohibited in the workplace (the company reserves right for special circumstances).
  1. Fighting, horseplay, practical jokes or otherwise interfering with other workers is prohibited.
  1. Theft, vandalism or any other abuse or misuse of company property is prohibited.
  1. Consuming or being in possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on company premises, or on any company job site, is strictly prohibited.

Refer to employee handbook for a more in depth description of the policies and procedures of the company.



EMPLOYEE:___________________________________       DATE: _____________________________


CONTRACTOR: ______________________________________________________________________






1.  Company Safety Policy




2.  Employee Responsibility for Safety




3.  General Safety Rules




         – Report unsafe acts & near misses




         -Accident/Incident Reporting Procedures    




         -First Aid Treatment    




         – Personal Protective Equipment       




         -Hard Hats, Safety Glasses, Footwear, Reflective Vest
















         -Harassment & Violence in the Workplace








         -Alcohol and Drugs




4. Company Safety Training         




         -Watch training videos                                                                          




             -Paving video




             -Truck driver video




 5.  Site Specific Hazards




 6.  Company Policies




        -Cellphone policy




        -Texting policy




        -Driver Vehicle Inspection Report – DVIR (truck drivers)




        -Miners rights & responsibilities (crusher)








I have received a copy of the Company Employee Handbook                     










This certifies that I have been given the company orientation briefing on the above noted subjects as indicated with an (X) and that I have fully reviewed and understand its contents.


I also acknowledge that I must complete online company training as a condition of my employment.  If the training is not completed within 30 days from my date of hire I understand that my employment with the company will be terminated.


Employee Signature:________________________________    Date: ___________________


Contractor Representative:_________________________Signature:_____________________________

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