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External Operations Experience Update Department of Energy Operating Experience Work Group October 8, 2013 Larry Stirling, Office of Analysis (HS-24)

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1 External Operations Experience Update Department of Energy Operating Experience Work Group October 8, 2013 Larry Stirling, Office of Analysis (HS-24)

2 NIOSH Smart Phone App for Ladder Safety Uses visual and audio signals to help workers check ladder angle Provides instant feedback on position Download from Google Play or iTunes websites html html

3 Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Air Purifying Respirators NIOSH fact sheets address the unique performance, use limitations and storage requirements of air purifying respirators: DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Nos , , Getting Optimal Performance from a Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Depends on the Condition of its Battery! What’s Special About Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR)? What’s Special About Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Air-Purifying Respirators (APR)?

4 Eye Safety Eye Safety Checklist (NIOSH): eSafetyChecklist.pdf eSafetyChecklist.pdf Eye Safety Toolbox (NIOSH): structor.pdf structor.pdf

5 Electric Arc Furnace Explosion Carbide Industries U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Case Study (No I-KY) Explosion killed two workers CSHIB found it resulted in a failure to investigate similar but smaller explosive incidents over many years while deferring crucial maintenance of electric arc furnace

6 Electric Arc Furnace Explosion Carbide Industries Carbide failed to conduct a detailed hazards analysis Response to incidents did not sufficiently address hazard Did not determine root causes Company management process resulted in “normalization of deviance”

7 Contact Information: Larry Stirling Office of Analysis (HS-24)


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