Township of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Burlington as Sec. 3:2 of the 1975 General Ordinances; amended 12-22-1994; 11-13-2000. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 520.

§ 72-1 General rules for all public works and utilities employees.

A. 
Township-supplied uniforms must be worn during working hours only. Short pants can be worn only with the approval of management during the warm months.
B. 
Safety shoes supplied by Burlington Township shall be worn during working hours only.
C. 
Employees must be trained by qualified personnel, prior to using any Township power equipment.
D. 
Seat belts must be worn at all times.
E. 
The Burlington Township Safety Rules and Regulations, as specifically set forth in a booklet which is on file with the Office of the Township Clerk, which booklet reflects that the said rules and regulations, as revised October 17, 2000, are hereby adopted as work rules within the Public Works Department of the Township of Burlington.

§ 72-2 Water Division. [1]

A. 
Treatment of the wells with acid.
(1) 
Always wear eye protection (goggles or full face mask).
(2) 
Use a rubber apron.
(3) 
Use rubber gloves.
(4) 
Make sure the room is ventilated when treating the well with acid.
(5) 
Always have fresh water on hand for flushing purposes.
(6) 
Always work with another person.
B. 
Working with liquid chlorine.
(1) 
Always wear goggles.
(2) 
Use rubber gloves.
(3) 
Always check for leaks.
(4) 
Wear coveralls.
C. 
Working with HTH chlorine.
(1) 
Always wear goggles.
(2) 
Always wear a filter mask.
(3) 
Make sure the room is well ventilated at all times.
(4) 
Always work with another person.
(5) 
Always have fresh water nearby in case of emergency.
(6) 
Do not use around any kind of oil or get anything in the drum.
(7) 
Always make sure the drum is sealed when finished.
D. 
Safety for working with lime.
(1) 
Wear a mask with a filter.
(2) 
Make sure the room is ventilated when using the lime.
(3) 
Always wear gloves.
(4) 
Eye protection should be worn.
E. 
Generator maintenance.
(1) 
Always wear ear protection if generator is running during inspection.
F. 
Meter cleaning.
(1) 
When using a meter cleaner, wear rubber gloves at all times, even if just washing off glassware.
(2) 
Goggles or face shield should be worn.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 72-3 Road openings.

A. 
Safety equipment for water main breaks, sewer main breaks or repairs, storm sewer repairs and any holes over four feet deep. (Note: Prior to any excavation, notify the underground utilities by calling 1-800-272-1000.)
(1) 
Pumps, if needed.
(2) 
Shoring the hole, also make sure the hole is the right size.
(3) 
Working in holes over four feet deep:
(a) 
Helmets.
(b) 
Shoring or metal box.
(c) 
Proper digging procedures (depth x angle).
(d) 
Ladder for a way out of the hole if it is deep.
(4) 
If using a pipe saw in the hole, wear goggles and/or a face mask at all times.
(5) 
Wear coveralls, if you have them.
(6) 
During water main and hydrant repairs, make sure there is a way to shut the water off with the valves in case of an emergency.
(7) 
Set cones and "Men Working" signs up on the job site.
(8) 
When working on a hydrant, make sure the chains and all equipment are in good shape and hooked up properly in order to lift the hydrant out of the hole and return it when done.
(9) 
Make sure you have a certified man on the backhoe when doing the job.
(10) 
A meter to check for gases and lack of oxygen.
(11) 
Additional lighting for night work.
(12) 
Use flagmen, if traffic control is needed.
(13) 
If opening needs to be left open overnight, be certain barricades are properly placed and the opening is secured and covered.

§ 72-4 Sewer Division. [1]

A. 
Cleaning wet wells.
(1) 
Meter and blower on site at all times.
(2) 
Man up top at all times.
(3) 
Tripod on site.
(4) 
Harness must be worn.
B. 
Road work.
(1) 
Make sure flashers are working on trucks.
(2) 
Wear safety vest.
(3) 
Safety cones are to be placed before and after work area.
(4) 
Hard hats are to be worn if any overhead work is to be done.
(5) 
Sufficient number of flagmen to be used if traffic problems will occur.
(6) 
Harness, if needed.
C. 
Pumping station repairs.
(1) 
If two men are working down in can, one man should be up top at all times.
(2) 
Can should be metered at all times.
(3) 
Tripod on site.
(4) 
Harness must be worn.
D. 
Confined space work.
(1) 
Blower if needed.
(2) 
Area to be metered at all times.
(3) 
Work crew up top at all times.
(4) 
Tripod on site.
(5) 
Harness on site.
E. 
Handling of chemicals.
(1) 
Protective eyewear to be worn at all times.
(2) 
Rubber gloves to be worn at all times.
(3) 
Coveralls to be worn at all times.
(4) 
Dust mask to be worn at all times.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 72-5 Garage.

A. 
Sand blasting.
(1) 
Protective eyewear.
(2) 
Gloves.
(3) 
Shield with hood.
(4) 
Particle mask.
B. 
Steam cleaner.
(1) 
Face shield with glasses.
(2) 
Gloves.
C. 
Painting.
(1) 
Respirator.
(2) 
Protective eyewear.
(3) 
Run fans and separate painting from other employees.
D. 
Welding.
(1) 
Protective eyewear.
(2) 
Welding helmet.
(3) 
Welding gloves.
(4) 
Leathers, where needed.
(5) 
Other garage personnel should be protected from welding by means of a curtain, etc.
E. 
Cutting with torches.
(1) 
Gloves.
(2) 
Protective eyewear.
(3) 
Fire extinguisher nearby.
(4) 
Leathers, if overhead.
(5) 
Long-sleeve shirts or coveralls.
F. 
Run machinery (i.e., lathe, handsaw, grinder, drill press, cutoff wheel).
(1) 
Protective eyewear.
(2) 
Shields.
(3) 
If working with small material, use some type of holding tool.
G. 
Working under cars and trucks.
(1) 
Protective eyewear.
(2) 
Safety jack stands.
(3) 
Vehicle must be chocked.
(4) 
Floor jack is to be used on a solid level surface only.

§ 72-6 Roads Division. [1]

A. 
Woodchipper.
(1) 
Vests must be worn.
(2) 
Eye and ear protection.
(3) 
Safety cones.
(4) 
When operating the woodchipper in heavy traffic locations, in addition to the above items, add signs and flagmen.
(5) 
Take small "Men Working" sign at all times and flagmen as required.
B. 
Mulcher.
(1) 
Ear and eye protection.
C. 
Asphalting.
(1) 
Vests must be worn.
(2) 
Signs and cones.
(3) 
Flagman and signs, if needed.
D. 
Weed killing.
(1) 
Must be properly trained in handling of chemicals.
(2) 
Eye protection.
(3) 
Rubber gloves.
(4) 
Face mask.
(5) 
Pesticide spray warning flags.
(6) 
Long-sleeve shirts.
(7) 
Coveralls.
E. 
Cutting and weed-eating grass.
(1) 
Eye protection.
(2) 
Long pants.
(3) 
Vests must be worn.
(4) 
Safety shoes must be worn.
F. 
Leaf machines.
(1) 
Ear and eye protection.
(2) 
Vests must be worn.
G. 
Tree cutting and trimming.
(1) 
Ear and eye protection.
(2) 
Vests must be worn.
(3) 
Helmets.
(4) 
Signs and cones.
(5) 
Proper training on equipment.
H. 
Trash.
(1) 
Vests must be worn at all times.
(2) 
Workers must ride on the right-hand side of the truck.
(3) 
Workers must ride inside the cab when exceeding 10 mph.
(4) 
When picking up on main roads, pick up on the right-hand side of the vehicle. Do not cross the street.
(5) 
When packing trash, do not stand directly behind the vehicle. Always stand off to the right-hand side of the truck.
I. 
Confined space entry.
(1) 
Metering device.
(2) 
Top man at all times.
(3) 
Helmets.
(4) 
Vests.
(5) 
Harness and rope.
(6) 
Tripod.
(7) 
Permit, when applicable.
J. 
Confined space entry on road.
(1) 
In addition to above items, add signs and cones.
K. 
Stump grinder.
(1) 
Ear and eye protection.
(2) 
Vests must be worn.
(3) 
Cones, signs, and flags if necessary.
(4) 
Proper training is required.
L. 
Mo-trim.
(1) 
Eye protection.
(2) 
Face shield.
(3) 
Earmuffs.
(4) 
Helmet.
(5) 
Proper training.
M. 
Tub grinder.
(1) 
Must be properly trained on this piece of equipment and be aware of any hazards related to this piece of equipment.
(2) 
Safety glasses.
(3) 
Ear protection.
N. 
Air compressor.
(1) 
Steel-toe boots.
(2) 
Ear protection.
(3) 
Eye protection.
(4) 
Proper training.
O. 
Snowplowing.
(1) 
A flagman must be used behind the loader or backhoe when clearing any intersection.
(2) 
All drivers must be aware of parked vehicles, traffic and pedestrians.
(3) 
When using the sander, the operator must use caution when near pedestrians.
(4) 
Good judgment should be used concerning the speed of the plow truck. The plow should travel fast enough to move the snow but not fast enough to create a hazard to traffic or pedestrians.
(5) 
If possible, snow should not be piled so high that it blocks a driver's view at an intersection.
P. 
Electrical hazards.
(1) 
When making repairs to pumps, mixers, etc., make certain that the proper breaker is turned off, locked out, and tagged.
(2) 
When changing fuses, be sure to use the proper tool for removal and replacement of the fuse.
(3) 
The Township Electrician is the only one qualified to make wiring changes or to perform any technical electrical repairs. (Note: If you have any doubts concerning electrical work, contact the Township Electrician.)
Q. 
Woodworking equipment (Sal's Garage).
(1) 
No one is permitted to use any of the power equipment in the woodshop without permission from the maintenance repairer/carpenter or the general foreman.
(2) 
Anyone needing to use the woodshop equipment must be properly trained on that piece of equipment.
(3) 
All safety precautions, such as eye protection and ear protection, must be used.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).