SAFETY, TRAINING, AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY


SAFETY

Upland Services is committed to safe practices in every area of our operation.  It is our policy to encourage employees to practice basic safety rules, procedures and precautions in all Company operations - the primary focus being the prevention of accidents and the control of losses.

Upland endeavors to insure safe operations by providing employee education along with general guidelines based on experience in the industry to reduce potential accidents. When combined with good judgment, common sense and full knowledge of the work to be done, these precautions help ensure a safe operation.

We are proud of our current safety record. Since beginning operations in early 1966, Upland employees have had few accidents, injuries or lost time. With a positive attitude toward safety and accident prevention by everyone, we can continue to work in a safe environment for both ourselves and our clients.

Ed Morton
President

TRAINING

Training practices are OSHA compliant.

Training is provided in-house, as well as at industry recognized and OSHA-approved training facilities. We provide the following types of training to our employees:

  • New hire orientation and general safety training
  • Toolbox safety talks
  • Fall protection training
  • Scaffold erection training & certification
  • Basic safety training & certification at industry recognized training facilities
  • Aerial platform, crane & forklift training & certification

SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY

Upland Services is a member of the following monitoring organizations:

  • ISNetworld
  • Veriforce
  • PEC Premier
  • PIC Auditing
  • NCMS

Upland Services recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace has become a major concern.  We have in place a substance abuse policy which incorporates the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  All employees must abide by all of the terms and conditions of this policy while employed by Upland.

In keeping with our commitment to workplace safety, and being aware that use of controlled substances and alcohol endanger both people and jobsites, Upland maintains a strict policy regarding the use of alcohol and illegal drugs which includes the following types of testing:

  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Random drug screening
  • Post-accident drug screening
  • Reasonable cause testing