P.O. Box 1043 Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181
(601) 636-2454
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Drug & Alcohol Policy

To provide and maintain a safe, productive, and drug-free work environment for all persons employed by YAZOO RIVER TOWING. To ensure that YAZOO RIVER TOWING will meet the requirements of its customers by maintaining an active anti-drug and alcohol program for its employees.

To comply with current federal testing guidelines that require certain employers to establish anti-drug and alcohol programs. These programs are intended to reduce the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse through employee education as well as drug and alcohol testing procedures.

YAZOO RIVER TOWING will strictly comply with these guidelines and will follow such other procedures as are necessary to provide a drug-free work environment. To comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 as well as all other applicable regulations.

Safety Policy

The Management of YAZOO RIVER TOWING considers the safety of its employees its highest priority. In order to provide for the safety of each employee, this company abides by the following safety policy:

YAZOO RIVER TOWING expects all employees to be committed to safety and focused on conducting operations safely and prudently. Safe working conditions should be objectively strived for in work areas. YAZOO RIVER TOWING should do its best to preserve the health and safety of its employees.

The rules and procedures provided in this Safety Manual are intended to be the guidelines that, when used with common sense and good judgment, should assist each employee in carrying out his or her individual safety responsibilities and thus contribute to the achievement of the goal of the YAZOO RIVER TOWING Safety Program.

Each employee will be held accountable for their own safety and the safety of those working around them.

Environmental Policy

It is the policy of YAZOO RIVER TOWING to comply with all Federal, State and Local pollution laws and regulations. The laws and regulations prohibit the placement of any pollutant including trash, plastics (includes leaving line or lock line scraps), garbage, discarded food, oil, bilge slop, waste oil, oily bilge water, used filters, oily rags, bio-hazard waste or untreated sewage into the waterways.

Nothing is to be discharged from or thrown overboard from a YAZOO RIVER TOWING vessel except gray water or properly treated sanitary water from a properly operating USCG certified Marine Sanitation Device (MSD). Pumping of bilge oil, oily bilge water, or other vessel waste at any time or place, except at approved locations using methods set forth below is strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of this policy.

No person may intentionally drain oil or hazardous material into the bilge of a towing vessel from any source. Violations of any of the prohibitions listed above could subject the employee violating the prohibition to disciplinary action including discharge, and may subject both the employee and the company to criminal prosecution and/or civil penalties.

Each towing vessels must be capable of preventing all oil spills from reaching the water during transfers by: *Pre-closing the scuppers/freeing ports, if the vessel is so equipped; * Using fixed or portable containment of sufficient capacity to contain the most likely spill; or *Pre-deploying sorbent material on the deck around vents and fills.