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Old 12-14-2006, 09:53 AM
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handbooks and SOP's

anyone have any tips on writing employee handbooks, SOP's, safety sheets (i think i just contact OSHA for that), etc. I'm hiring a crew next year i'm ready and I need to get all this employee stuff going but have no clue on them.

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Old 12-14-2006, 10:03 AM
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Part of my annual golas is to write up some SOP's

Penns State put out a "standard Operating Procedures: A writing guide" in pdf format written by Richard Stup.
www.cas.psu.edu

It doesn't quite apply to us, but it gets you headingin the right direction.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:05 AM
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anyone have any tips on writing employee handbooks, SOP's, safety sheets (i think i just contact OSHA for that), etc. I'm hiring a crew next year i'm ready and I need to get all this employee stuff going but have no clue on them.

Thanks
An SOP is so unique to it's company that it wouldn't do much good to use someone else's unless you are looking for a template of sorts. We did just that and modified the information to support our policies. Here is a copy of our handbook. Feel free to use it as an outline, but you may not copy it verbatim.

You may want to create your own resolution policies if your structure is unique.
There are also numerous other clauses that will need modification. Make sure to include the "at will employment" clause or you could end up with a nitwit for 2 weeks stealing equipment and mucking up jobs. This is a VERY important clause for any company. Without it you are bound to labor laws on firing employees.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:26 AM
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Here is our handbook that we are currently working on. It is a work in progress, and most likely something that will change with time.

tips: Hmmm, It has to be a road map of what your goals for your business are. To me it is as important as the business plan because it tells your employees what, how, where, when, and defines everything they need to know to meet your goals. It also serves as a legal document should they screw up royally and come back on you. It is not legal in a hard sense, but can be evidence as to the training and instruction they recieved.

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:19 PM
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Tim


you might want to change the You're Handbook on the fititle page to Your Handbook

Both of those are good documents guys....I really wish I could stuff like that....But the union has their own contract....SIGH....
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:43 PM
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Marc,

Thanks for looking out for me!

I'll make the change.

Tim
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:48 PM
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hey thanks Team green and Tim that helps a lot!
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:24 PM
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Sure Thing.

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