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TRI LATERAL SAFETY ALLIANCE (TLSA) CONTRACT EMPLOYEE SAFETY ORIENTATION ATIS 00071573 The Drive To Achieve Zero Incident Performance June 11, 2013.

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1 TRI LATERAL SAFETY ALLIANCE (TLSA) CONTRACT EMPLOYEE SAFETY ORIENTATION ATIS The Drive To Achieve Zero Incident Performance June 11, 2013

2 2 Tri-Lateral Safety Alliance A partnership among Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council, and Contractors working together toward an environment in which all employees take ownership of safety, eliminate at risk behaviors, intervene in unsafe acts or conditions, and achieve zero incident performance. THE TLSA SPEAKS WITH ONE VOICE ON SAFETY Tri-Lateral Safety Alliance (TLSA)

3 3 Tri-Lateral Safety Alliance Objectives 1. Instill the personal safety values of individuals: owning their own safety intervening to correct unsafe acts or conditions stopping any activity that could represent a danger 2. Establish, maintain and hold all personnel accountable for workplace safety standards where: safety is an integral part of every work activity safety procedures are followed unsafe conditions and acts are eliminated employees are free to question job safety without fear of retaliation 3. Continuously seek improvement in the workplace, policies and programs Tri-Lateral Safety Alliance (TLSA)

4 Expectations Working safely is a condition of employment Violation of safety rules will not be tolerated and could result in disciplinary action Applicable safety rules / consequences of violating such rules will be communicated to all employees All injuries / occupational illnesses are preventable With proper planning and supervision, every job can be worked without undue risk to employees Safety Expectations 4 Most Incidents (> 90%) are the Result of Unsafe Actions or Behaviors

5 Our TLSA Commitment To You: Safety is the first core value; i.e., an integral part of every work activity which is never compromised for schedule, cost, priority, or any other influence A work environment that is safe and healthy A free zone for discussing safety issues without fear of retaliation The authority to call time out, to intervene, to stop any activity which may endanger you or your coworkers Prompt objective evaluation of incidents and reported conditions Support of the concept that following safety rules is a condition of employment Full support of accountability for these commitments by supervisors and employees alike TLSA Commitment 5

6 Your Commitment Own Your Own Safety Intervene: eliminate / correct unsafe behaviors / acts Stop any work activity that presents a danger Identify unsafe conditions / correct those within immediate control Report unsafe conditions not within immediate control Report all safety incidents and near misses Follow the safety rules and procedures – this is a condition of employment Your Commitment 6

7 TVA will not sacrifice safety or quality for production You can stop work over safety concerns without fear of reprisal Your safety is the primary job concern Your active participation is a key element to our safety program success Our goal is to provide you with a safe work environment in order to achieve Zero Incident Performance Safety 7

8 You Have The Right To: Have access to OSHA, TVA, contractor & organizational health & safety procedures Comment on work place health & safety standards & procedures Report unsafe & unhealthy working conditions STOP an unsafe act or condition without retaliation or fear of losing your job Employee Rights 8

9 Employee Responsibilities Report to work Fit For Duty Follow all Safety Plans / Rules Comply with instructions Know and understand job hazards Attend & participate in Pre-Job Briefings Utilize training tools (e.g. Human Performance) Stop work and re-plan when conditions change Report unsafe conditions / hazards immediately Be Your Brothers / Sisters Keeper, intervene if you see an unsafe act or unsafe condition Report work related injuries / illnesses immediately Employee Responsibilities 9

10 Safety Intervention What is Safety Intervention? Stopping work by others when actions could result in injury to self or others Why Intervene? To protect coworkers from possible injury and / or fatality Its the right thing to do – protect your coworkers like you would your family, friends, and / or loved ones Training will be provided on Intervention and how to document Safety Intervention 10

11 What is BCS observations? TVAs behavior based safety process: Proactive approach to safety - peer to peer observations Identifies exposures to risk before injuries occur Employee owned process using trained observers Observers use a critical behavior inventory / index (CBI) to conduct observations CBIs - developed from previous site accident reports No Name and No Blame: at-risk exposure exist regardless of what employee is performing the job Why do you need to know about BCS? As an employee on TVA property: You are subject to being observed for at-risk behaviors You can use the BCS process personnel to communicate identified exposures to risk to seek resolution TVA Behavior Centered Safety (BCS) 11

12 Clothing Must be appropriate for the assigned task Loose/Torn clothing shall not be worn around operating/rotating machinery Foot Wear Safety shoes meeting TVA Safety Procedure 307, Foot Protection. Class 75 requirements of ASTM F (formerly ANSI Z41 PT 99) are required Long Hair Must be tied up /restrained Jewelry Nothing easily caught is to be worn Dress Code 12

13 Standard Personal Protection Equipment Hardhats Certified to ANSI Z or later Eye Protection Use proper donning and doffing procedures As required in your Pre Job Brief (PJB) Gloves Only use approved gloves for work condition, e.g. Kevlar or chemical resistant gloves As required in your PJB Hearing Protection Required in posted areas As required in your PJB PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT) 13

14 Job or Task Specific PPE Respirators Medical evaluation and training on use As required in your Pre Job Brief (PJB) Body Harness Required at heights greater than 4 feet Safety belts ARE NOT allowed as fall arrest system Training on use will be provided As required in your PJB Flame Resistant Clothing Arc Flash Areas As required in your PJB PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) 14

15 EMERGENCY NUMBERS AMBULANCE TVA SECURITY FIRE Emergency Response 15 Will be posted at the Job Site for:

16 Reporting Work Related Injuries / Illnesses Report all injuries immediately - no matter how minor Report to your designated first aid facility and have someone notify your Supervisor Responsible Supervisor will complete required reports All job related injuries and near miss incidents are: subject to substance abuse testing subject to investigation Reporting Work Related Injuries Or Illness 16

17 Job Safety Analysis (JSA) The JSA Includes: A brief description of the complete job process A break down of the process into smaller steps The hazards associated with each step, and control of those hazards The JSA is: Conducted one time initially for the project tasks and processes Revised as required during the project Required for infrequent job task or when a job task has changed Safety Tools 17

18 Safety Tools 18 Human Performance (HU) Tools Pre Job BriefTouch STAR 2 Minute RuleIndependent Verification Procedure Use / AdherenceConcurrent Verification STOP When UnsureFirst Check Post Job BriefPhonetic Alphabet Place KeepingPeer Check Flagging / Ops Barriers3 Way Communication

19 Safety Tools 19 Human Performance (HU) Tools Pre Job BriefReview your tasks to identify potential hazards. Use your knowledge and input for a safe and efficient job 2 Minute RuleTake 2 minutes to look around your area. ID potential hazards to you and others – whats above you, below you, etc. Procedure Use / Adherence A safe and quality job requires processes to be followed. Use your work plans and work orders. Follow the steps. STOP When UnsureWhen in doubt, STOP and ask for help Post Job BriefSolicit your feedback to ID opportunities for improvement

20 What We Know We value the safety of our workers and the public we serve The work you perform at TVA can be hazardous but does not have to be dangerous The appropriate training and PPE for assigned tasks will be provided What We Have Seen Continued incidents from slips, trips and falls Continued incidents resulting from pinch points What We Need to Protect You Your knowledge and input on daily activities Your active role in safety observations Your involvement in Hazard Awareness Hazard Awareness 20

21 Slips / Trips / Falls Take short steps on slippery surfaces Clean-up or report spills right away (Housekeeping) Store materials / supplies in appropriate storage areas Do not carry loads that obstruct your view Keep walking & work areas well lit and tidy Keep Eyes On Path Do not jump off truck beds, landings, loading docks - use stairs or a ladder Report and identify problems. Use flagging, barricade tape or station a person to guard a hazard, if necessary Use handrails while using stairways Hazard Awareness 21

22 Pinch Points / Line Of Fire Injuries that are easily Preventable Avoid placing yourself in the line of fire Think about the end result before you apply force, push, pull or climb equipment Protect your hands and keep them out of areas where they can get pinched or crushed Heat Related Illness A higher rate of incidents in hot weather – more prone if you have had previous heat related issues Drink plenty of proper fluids ( water, Gatorade, avoid caffeine) Eat properly, sleep and get plenty of rest prior to work activities Hazard Awareness 22

23 Barricaded / Permitted Areas Scaffolding Task specific training will be provided Check scaffold permit as required before climbing Read tag requirements for proper use NO TAG, do not climb and contact supervisor Asbestos Abatement Regulated areas will be marked with Red Danger Asbestos barricade tape Only certified asbestos contractors will perform asbestos abatement and be authorized to enter regulated areas Hazard Awareness 23 Working Area Boundaries Do not enter areas unless trained for task

24 Crane Operations Observe and do not cross boundaries Radiation Boundaries Will be barricaded and signs posted Do not cross a radiation boundary Confined Space Permitted Areas Task specific training is required Do not enter areas unless trained for task Excavation Requires an Excavation Permit before digging Requires Competent Person authorization to enter area Task specific training is required Hazard Awareness 24 Barricaded / Permitted Areas

25 Common Electrical Hazards Inspections Periodic inspections and tagging is required for electrical devices DO NOT use devices without current year / color tagging in place. RETURN the device to the tool room Verify prior to use: Cord is not pulling way from other cord insulation Cord has no cracks, rips or cuts in outer insulation GFCIs - required for all electrically powered portable tools and SHALL be tested prior to use Hazard Awareness 25

26 Working Around Power Lines Identify power line requirements and proper clearances prior to beginning your work Keep at least 10 feet away from all energized lines, unless qualified Maintain the minimum distance specified in your Pre Job Brief when working around overhead lines Use non-conductive ladders (fiberglass) and tools Call before you dig. All states – 811 Working Around Energized Equipment Never enter an energized Substation or Switchyard without proper TVA notification – check your PJB Follow specific site / organization requirements prior to entry Hazard Awareness 26

27 Common Hazards Power Tools – Inspect all prior to use Hazard Awareness 27 Secure all tools when working above other employees Do not throw / drop power tools when changing locations Disconnect the power supply / air line before changing accessories on portable tools Keep tools in good repair – Do not use a defective tool Use power tools only for their design purpose Do not remove equipment guards Do not use oversized grinding wheels Grinder motor RPMs must not exceed the grinder wheel rated RPM

28 Aerial Lifts Only personnel trained in programs certified by TVA will perform aerial lifts Rigging / Flagging Only personnel trained in programs certified by TVA will perform rigging and / or flagging activities Welding / Cutting Activities Use appropriate PPE as defined in the PJB Increased risk of exposure to heavy metals (CRVI, Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead) Material Handling Get help when the load is heavy /bulky (limit of 50 pounds) Never work under a load Use mechanical devices when possible Hazard Awareness 28

29 Blood Borne Pathogens Contact Foreman if you see blood and / or body fluids – do not attempt to clean up Task specific training is required Vehicle Safety - includes all motorized vehicles, ATVs, golf carts, etc.) Valid drivers license and supervisory authorization to operate a vehicle Eliminate distractions while operating moving equipment – includes cell phones, texting, etc. Promptly report any vehicle accident to your supervisor Hazard Awareness 29

30 Potential Heavy Metals in the Workplace Hazard Awareness Work areas that may contain heavy metals will be tested Appropriate PPE will be specified in JSA and PJB Arsenic may be found in boiler casing, fly ash, coal bunkers, precipitators, and ductwork Cadmium may be found in batteries and steel plating and areas will be posted with Danger Signs / Controlled Access Hexavalent Chromium (CR VI) associated with work activities involving some stainless steel Lead may be found in paint on painted surfaces, in batteries and shielding in nuclear plants 30

31 Fly Ash Health Hazards in the Workplace Hazard Awareness 31 Potential at work areas at TVA coal fired plants Composed of inert dust, crystalline silica and low concentrations of calcium oxide Contains trace amounts of inorganic arsenic Primary routes of exposure: Inhalation Contact with eyes and skin Appropriate PPE will be specified in JSA / PJB

32 In case of fire: Warn all personnel in the area Evacuate the area Call the Site Emergency Number immediately Fire Hazard Awareness 32

33 Chemicals – Your Rights To know the chemicals you are working with or exposed to in the work environment Will be trained for the specific chemicals you will use Have access to procedures for safely working with the hazardous materials in your work place Have access to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Hazard Communications 33

34 Chemical Spill Emergency Procedure IMMEDIATELY go to a SAFE area and call the Site Emergency Number and your supervisor DO NOT attempt to contain or clean spill Have Information ready Your name Location of the spill or Leak Name of Chemical spilled When it was spilled Your phone number Your location Remain in a safe area for instructions and decontamination if its necessary. 34 Hazard Communications

35 35 Who Depends on You? What Happens to them if you are injured, incapacitated or become a fatality? Think how your actions today impact your future and the future of those you love Your WifeYour HusbandYour Son Your DaughterYour MomYour Dad Your GrandsonYour GranddaughterYour Aunt Your UncleYour NeighborYour Friends Impact of Your Actions

36 What is it? Planning and implementing our work to be 100% safe Intervening for unsafe acts and / or conditions Participating in Safety Observations Stopping work when we are unsure Identifying and correcting hazards Creating a risk free environment Zero Incidents 36


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