Presentation on theme: "DOE Construction Safety Advisory Committee Meeting August 20, 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 DOE Construction Safety Advisory Committee Meeting August 20, 2014 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Central Standard TimeBelow is the information to call in and access the meeting:Web Log-In: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/Call-In Number: Embedded in GOTOMEETING under audio optionsMeeting ID:Please contact primary contact for technical difficulties (Idaho IT dept.)Alternate # 3# with any technical difficulties.10:30-10:40 “Welcome and Introductions”-Craig Schumann, Chair10:40-10:55 “OSHA Update/IH Issues in Construction Safety”- Mr. Brad Becker,Industrial Hygienist/OSHA Region 5/Enforcement Programs10:55-11:10 “OSHA Training Institute”- Mr. Anthony Towey, Director, OSHA Training Institute11:10-11:25 “The Center for Construction Research and Training”- Ms. Mary Watters, Director of Communications11:25-11:40 “DOE Office of Enforcement Update”-Kevin Dressman, Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement11:40-12:00 “Closing Remarks/Comments”-Craig Schumann, Chair
3 Health Update For Construction Silica – Proposed RulePortland CementNoiseLeadCadmiumArsenicCarbon Monoxide – LEPAsbestosIsocyanates – LEPHeat StressCitations for (b)(2)HazCom3
4 Silica Silica Proposed Rule Public Comment is over Standard Finalized approximately 2016Proposed Action Level of 30 ug/m3Proposed PEL of 50 ug/m3The proposed standard will likely follow the same formats as other expanded standards.4
5 Portland Cement PPE required PEL 50 mppcf Chemical Burn Neutralizing agent for burnMost employees have not been trained about the chemical burnsPPE requiredskin protectionPEL 50 mppcf
6 Noise Noise in construction Hearing protection is required. No action levelPEL 90 dba.Hearing protection is required.Region 5 is considering a LEP for noise in constructionAnnual audiograms will be enforced for long term employees.
7 LeadNEP – LeadInspections are being initiated whenever an employee is potentially exposed to lead.EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission does have safe limits for lead in materials.OSHA has no safe limit for lead for % lead found in materials.OSHA will not accept Objective or Historical data if it is not same or similar condition.
8 Cadmium and Arsenic Old paints have cadmium and arsenic These are expanded standards and employers need to determine if the coated structures they are working on have these chemical. Competent person must determine if it is present.Bulk samplingWipe sampling
9 Carbon Monoxide Illinois and Wisconsin have an LEP on Carbon Monoxide. Keep all generators outside of the building and out of confined areas.Area monitoring not accepted personal monitoring required.
10 Asbestos Cross training with EPA. EPA Criminal Division training. Identifying Health and Safety violations during EPA investigationsEPA Criminal Division training.In buildings built prior to the 1980’s must be considered PACM
11 Isocyanates Isocyanates – NEP Industries mostly affected are Painting and Wall covering contractorsDrywall and Insulation ContractorsFlooring ContractorsGlass and Glazing ContractorsEmployer needs to conduct a medical evaluation of employees prior to working with chemicals containing Isocyanates
12 Heat Stress Several fatalities last year. Water Rest ShadeAcclimatizationAlternative work schedulesHeat prevention programTraining and Competent Person.5a1 violations have been issued. Administrative Law Judge decision pending.
13 Citations for (b)(2)CSHOs may cite employers for failure to conduct and adequate workplace hazard assessment under 29 CFR (b)(2). The OSHRC has upheld a violation of this standard, when an employer has failed to conduct air sampling as part of competent persons inspection.
14 HazCom Employee Information and Training Although this paragraph remains essentially the same, updates includeTraining to include label elements and new safety data sheet format - by December 1, 2013Training to reflect any new hazards identified in the workplace - by June 1, 2016141414
15 OSHA Training Institute 2020 South Arlington Heights RoadArlington Heights, IL 60056Anthony Towey, Jr.Director, Office of Health TrainingOSHA Training Institute
16 What does the OSHA Training Institute have to Offer? State of the art training for Compliance Safety and Health Officers – you tooFree1-4 Course Offering a Year
17 Construction Courses Fall Protection Accident Investigations ScaffoldingTrenching & ExcavationCranesConcreteWeldingAccident InvestigationsMaritimeElectrical SafetyDemolitionGeneral Construction Safety and Health
45 Many CPWR resources to explore … Please respond if interested to poster request – ask others, tooto receive Hazard Alert cards:Thanks for listening!
46 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Program UpdateKevin DressmanDirector, Office of Worker Safety and Health EnforcementOffice of EnforcementAugust 20, 2014
47 Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (IEA) Glenn S. Podonsky, DirectorWilliam A. Eckroade, Deputy DirectorLesley A. Gasperow, Deputy Directorfor Corporate FunctionsEA-1Office ofResources, Communications andCongressional AffairsEA-1.1Office ofRisk Analysis and ProgramEvaluationEA-1.2EA-10EA-20EA-30EA-40EA-50Office of Cyber and Security AssessmentsOffice of Environment, Safety and Health AssessmentsOffice ofOutreach and AnalysisOffice ofEnforcementNational Training CenterSteven C. SimonsonDirectorMari-Josette N. CampagnoneDirectorJohn S. Boulden, IIIDirectorThomas R. StakerDirectorKaren L. BoardmanDirectorEA-11EA-21EA-31Office ofWorker Safety and HealthEnforcementOffice ofNuclear Safety and Environmental AssessmentsOffice ofCyber AssessmentsEA-12EA-22EA-32Office ofNuclear Safety EnforcementOffice ofSecurity AssessmentsOffice ofWorker Safety and Health AssessmentsEA-13EA-33Office ofSecurityEnforcementOffice of Emergency Management Assessments
48 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities June 2013 – August 2014Notices of ViolationBrookhaven Science Associates, LLCWorker fall/severe injuryBattelle Energy Alliance, LLCMolten salt burnFluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLCCrane tip-over event
49 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities June 2013 – August 2014Enforcement LettersWastren Advantage/Oak RidgeBreathing Air Loss EventAlliance for Sustainable Energy (NREL)Drum Rupture and Flash EventSavannah River Remediation, LLCShoulder InjuryB&W Pantex, LLCManagement of highly hazardous materialsNNSA Roof Asset Management Program ContractorsSubcontractor oversight and implementation of Part 851 requirementsLVI Services, IncExcavator power line strikeWise Services, Inc.Track hoe fiber optics line strike
50 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities Current InvestigationsLithium Fire/ExplosionAcid BurnLaser Safety Program EventsChlorine ExposureLithium Hydride ExposureFirearm DischargeElectrical ShockBattery Fire and Detonator Hand InjuryUnderground Truck Fire and Radiological ReleaseBeryllium ProgramAsbestos ProgramMaterial Handling and Ergonomics
51 Lessons Learned from Enforcement Activities Ensure work is performed within the defined scopeClarify to workers the hazards and controls associated with their assigned tasks – don’t rely exclusively on skill-of-the- craftEngage Subject Matter Experts in work planning and controlIncorporate NFPA 70E when planning electrical workCommunicate DOE regulatory expectations to subcontractorsUse assessments to identify noncompliances before they result in events and worker injury/illness
52 Regulatory Compliance Challenges Procedures incorporated into WSHP (851.10(a)(2)(ii))Hierarchy of controls (851.22(b))Fall protection (1910 and 1926)Thermal stress (ACGIH)Ergonomic hazards (ACGIH)Electrical safety practices (NFPA 70E)Exposure assessments and industrial hygiene program (851 Appendix A.6)
54 Construction's "Fatal Four“ Out of 4,175* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2012, 806 or 19.3% were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (54.2%) the construction worker deaths in 2012*, BLS reports.Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 437 workers' lives in America every year.Falls – 279 out of 806 total deaths in construction in CY 2012 (34.6%)Struck by Object – 79 (9.8%)Electrocutions – 66 (8.1%)Caught-in/between – 13 (1.6%)https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html
56 Occupational Injury and Illness Incidence Rates for DOE Construction Operations, 2009 through 2014 (Qtr 1)Year TRC Rate DART Rate2014 (Qtr 1)Source: Taken from the Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System on