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1 Global Hot Work Standard
Presentation for Maintenance Personnel in Freeport Changes made to the Hot Work Standard covered by MOC for ODMS C.09 : Updates (Additions and Clarifications) to the Global Standard Removal of Hot Work Standard with Freeport additions One Specific Freeport requirement (NOT IN THE STANDARD) must be followed Additions of Hot Work in Flammable areas and ICE permit to a location out of the standard

2 Background on the changes
Dow Personal Safety Standards have been reviewed and the requirements simplified. hROH Personal Standards have also been reviewed and the requirements between the hDow and hROH Standards have been harmonized into one Standard. For hDow locations there are no new requirements, however, some requirements were clarified based on the information in the hROH standard. The current Hot Tap process has not changed and the link will remain in the Hot Work Standard.  

3 Changes to the Global Hot Work Standard
The Hot Work standard has been re-ordered and language has been added to clarify requirements Action oriented statements have been added to the Roles and Responsibilities. Wording changes and clarifications from the previous Global standard are shown in BLUE COLOR. Freeport changes/deletions are in RED COLOR. Freeport additions that were moved and must be followed are in GREEN COLOR

4 Changes to the Global Standard
Hot Tapping – Language added Under the Person Preparing Equipment or Area for Hot Work section of the Hot Work Standard, three methods for isolation of equipment containing flammable content are described. For hot tap activities where the 3 methods can‘t be met, the following MUST occur. 4.1  In the case of Hot Taps, all Hot Tap activities (including Drill and Tap) are required to follow ALL ITEM LISTED BELOW: Dow’s GMISS (2.2.18) MOC requirements - to ensure that changes to equipment/piping are properly evaluated and approved.  Dow’s Global Hot Tap Work Process, including meeting the EMETL requirements and the utilization of the attached checklists associated with the standard (including approvals) satisfy these requirements for the equipment modification and allow the hot work without the above three methods of isolation. Maintenance: For all hot taps, there is a shared responsibility to ensure all the proper documents are in place prior to beginning work.

5 Changes to the Global Standard
Exemption Section: Added examples & clarification. The requirements of this standard do not apply to: Exempt Areas, like offices and other classified general purpose areas (not hazardous) when there are no open flames or sparks. However, work in these areas involving an open flame or sparks is covered by the standard. Approved welding areas, engineering workshops and maintenance shops located in exempt areas and not near flammable areas The text in blue are added examples and clarification. All black text was in the standard already. Example:

6 Changes to the Global Standard
General requirements: Added some examples to 1.1 and relocated item 1.4 (with no wording changes). 1.1. Hot Work activities (cutting, welding, other) shall not be done in a Restricted Area.  For temporary changes, see 2.5. 1.4. New Construction areas with unit(s) free of flammables and not operating are, for Hot Work, regarded as General Areas until the situation that defines the Hot Work Areas is introduced.  This is when flammables are introduced.

7 Changes to the Global Standard
Facility/Work Group leadership Responsibilities were re-worded to action oriented statements. A clarification was added for work in laboratories: 5. Laboratories meeting the criteria stated below may follow the requirements provided in Global Hot Work Process for Managing Fire Risk in Laboratories. Criteria include: Ventilated labs (single pass supply and exhaust air system) and; Labs are in full compliance with Loss Prevention Principles (LPP) 12.5 and; Routine work will not result in the release of flammable chemicals that will cause air concentration above 10% LFL (Lower Flammability Limit) within that laboratory or inside the fume hood. Laboratories not meeting the criteria above must comply with the requirements of this standard.

8 Changes to the Global Standard
Responsibilities for persons preparing the effected area or equipment for Hot Work were re-worded as action oriented statements. An example was included for activities that are prohibitive: TEXT FROM THE STANDARD #3.1.  If you are preparing the Effected Area (area where Hot Work can generate a source of ignition) for Hot Work, you must: Item 6. Prohibit activities that could generate a flammable atmosphere that could reach the high energy ignition source, (for instance, drum, pail and other potentially “open” transfers of flammable liquids into or out of an area where hot work is in progress), until the Hot Work is complete.

9 Changes to the Global Standard
Personnel Performing Hot Work: Requirements Table was removed from the text of standard, and included as an attachment/link. In order to make it more clear for the user, the definitions for hazardous areas from the LPP 3.1 were Linked in the Standard. Functional testing of gas meters was included, to ensure that the gas detector is working properly. TEXT FROM THE STANDARD REQUIREMENT #3 3. Make sure the Atmospheric Monitoring was conducted. This means the area around the Effected Area was tested initially and during the Hot Work using appropriate gas detection monitoring apparatus to assure that the area is free of concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, combustible gases or combustible liquids. Also, make sure a functional (bump) test or calibration of combustible gas meters was made before each day’s use, using an appropriate test gas, in case of a functional test failure, a full calibration procedure was shall be followed before further use.

10 Changes to the Global Standard
Responsibilities for Person doing atmospheric monitoring, Fire Watches, Hot Work Operating Procedure Writters were re-written to direct speech. A reference and link to atmospheric monitoring guidelines were included in the standard. TEXT FROM THE STANDARD Guidelines on atmospheric monitoring can be found in PSEC Model Practices Archive

11 Former Freeport Additions Removed:
2. Hot Work Requirement - Facility/Work Group Leadership The requirement to maintain a list of authorized Hot Work Permit roles and the need to review the list annually was previously removed from the Global Standard and has now been removed as Freeport requirements. Please note that facility/work group leaders are still responisble for proper authorization of roles related to the Hot Work Standard. Authorization by leaders is still required to issue SWP and to provide secondary approval for Hot Work. How to document this (list, electronic file, etc.) is flexible and at the discretion of facility.

12 Freeport Requirement Updates:
In Freeport, the requirement to use the Hot Work Checklist for high energy hot work in flammable areas remains. The Hot Work Checklist provides guidance. The Global Hot Work Checklist shall be completed for all high energy hot work in Flammable Areas. This is documented on the Hot Work Permit section of the Safe Work Permit and also on the ‘Freeport Requirements for Application of Global Safety Standards’ document which will be linked on the Freeport EH&S Standards Website For Hot Work permitting the Global Work Permit (SWP) Standard is used. The Global Hot Work Permit SWP Template is provided as a template that meets the Hot Work documentation requirements. Sites may, and are strongly encouraged, though not required, to use this template. The Freeport version of the Hot Work Permit has been updated and is required. A Freeport Internal Combustion Entry (ICE) Checklist is still available (not required) and will be linked on the Freeport EH&S Standards Website

13 Freeport Version of the Hot Work Permit Template
The Hot Work Permit (‘Pink Section’) has been updated to include: Reorganization for better usability Line item to make sure bump test is performed Checkbox to use if high energy hot work is being performed in a flammable area- if the box is checked, the hot work checklist is required and the rest of the ‘Pink Section’ does not need to be completed- this eliminates former redundancy and confusion. Line item to make sure heat exposure to gaskets, seals, and liners is considered (also on global template) The Hot Work Permit will be added back as a section on the Safe Work Permit

14 Updated Freeport Hot Work Permit
Checkbox added for High Energy Hot Work in Flammable Area Heat Exposure reminder added Bump test reminder added

15 Resources Freeport ICE Checklist Audit/Self Assessment Checklist
Hot Work Standard Hot Work Top 10 Checklist \\txnt56\ehs_texas\Working\Management of Change\Global Hot Work Standard \03 English Hot Work Top Ten List.pdf Hot Work Checklist \\txnt56\ehs_texas\Working\Management of Change\Global Hot Work Standard \0605_HW_Checklist.docx Freeport ICE Checklist \\txnt56\ehs_texas\Approved\RspCareEmployee Health & Safety\Global Standard Implementation\Hot Work Freeport Requirements for Application of Global Safety Standards \\txnt56\ehs_texas\Working\Management of Change\Global Safe Work Permitting \Freeport Requirements for Application of Global Safety Standards.docx Audit/Self Assessment Checklist R&D Audit/Self Assessment Checklist

16 Resources Hot Work Videos CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

17 What can happen if you don’t follow Hot Work Procedures

18 Hot Work Standard Summary
Added Clarifications - 9 Items Hot Tapping Requirements clarified Examples of “Exempt Areas” added Addition of Approved Welding Areas added Examples of Hot Work Activities added Addition of New Construction areas added Clarification was added in Laboratories Examples of Prohibited Activities in Hot Work Areas added Functional Testing of gas meters was added A reference to atmospheric monitoring was added Items Removed – 2 Items No More Global Hot Work with Freeport Additions.. Requirement to track Hot work permit roles has been removed. Items Added – 3 Items Due To No More Global Hot Work with Freeport Additions, The Hot Work Checklist and ICE Permit checklist have been relocated. Hot Work Permit added to SWP 3 items added to HWP..Bump Test Reminder, High Energy How Work in Flammable area checkbox and Heat Exposure section.

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