Presentation on theme: "CLOW WATER Contractor Orientation April 12. 2004."— Presentation transcript:
CLOW WATER Contractor Orientation April 12. 2004
Objectives Provide overview of Clow’s EHS Policies and Programs Communicate Expectations for Contractor Behavior Review communication issues Provide opportunity to meet support personnel Provide opportunity to ask questions
Clow’s Safety Culture A Brief Snapshot: Organization is quickly evolving Employee’s are constantly being trained Expectations of personnel is changing Contractor behavior is very visible This radically changes the way that we have always done business with contractors.
EHS Staff Bob Sterling – Safety Manager Tom Taylor – Safety Supervisor Patrick Huth – Environmental Manager
General Requirements Written Health & Safety Program Trained Workforce Required certifications and authorizations –Competent Persons –Qualified Persons Contact Person of Responsibility –On site –Reachable (cell phone)
Pre-Work Process Check / Sign in at Guardhouse All personnel must be accounted for Check in with Clow Contact Person before performing work Ensure that personnel understand the hazards of the job and their work tasks
Accidents / Personal Injuries Report all accidents to Clow Contact Person. If employee needs first aid, report to First Aid (near Purchasing) If an emergency, contact local EMS In plant dial 9-911 Report all other types of incidents (fire, spill, etc.) to the Clow Contact Person or their designate.
Clow’s EHS Programs An overview of the most applicable programs –Control of Hazardous Energy ( Lockout Tagout) –Confined Space –Hot Work Permits –Fall Protection –Ladder Use
Control of Hazardous Energy Also known as Lockout / Tagout Applies to: –Servicing –Maintenance –Modification Requires that energy for the effected equipment or process be controlled by individuals working on the job
Control of Hazardous Energy Elements of the Process Energy Isolation Procedures Lockout Devices –Locks –Tags –Chains –Lockout Boxes Employee Training / Orientation
Control of Hazardous Energy Requires close communication to Clow operators and/or maintenance Strict adherence to Lockout Procedures Use of lockboxes for multiple lockouts Personal locks for workers involved Removal of locks at end of job / shift
Confined Space Program Clow has a confined space program Spaces have been evaluated for hazards Procedures have been developed for entry into most spaces It is imperative that Clow and the contractors work closely together for confined space entries.
Confined Space Program All entries require a permit be issued by Clow If performing confined space work, contractors must have their own written confined space program. Contractors may have their own permit system, however, contractors must operate under Clow’s permit program.
Confined Space Program Expectations for Contractors Personnel must be trained – entrant / attendant Provide for their own attendants Must have own monitoring equipment Must have own entry equipment
Hot Work Permits Hot Work – brazing, cutting, grinding, welding, burning or other spark producing work Certain areas of the facility require a permit prior to performing hot work –Finishing / Paint Line –Cement Line –Pattern Storage Areas –Chemical Storage Areas
Fall Protection Fall Protection required at 6 feet
Fall Protection Protection required for exposures greater than 6 feet off of working level if guardrails not present Full Body Harnesses for active fall protection Full Body Harnesses supplied by Contractor Roof work will require Warning Lines and Safety Monitor System
Task- Required Fall Protection Manlifts / JLGs / Scissor Lifts Ladder Work – FBH not required if: –Not off of work surface 6 feet –Working in plane of ladder –3 points of contact
Ladder Safety Inspect ladders prior to using them Do not use top step (or top) of step ladders Tie top of ladders to work surface if possible If accessing a roof, ladder must extend roof by 30”. Fall protection may be required
Roof Work Work on roofs here is not allowed without a Roof Permit. This includes roofs in buildings. Permit sets conditions for the work on roofs Permit conditions must be followed
Basements Entry into basements requires the use of the “buddy system”. No one is to work in a basement alone. Entry into the east side of the Pipe Shop basement during production is not permitted. The area under the annealing oven is considered a basement.
GFI Protection Electrical powered hand tools require the use of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. This is required even if the tool is double insulated and there is no water hazard.
Personal Protective Equipment Contractor required to have written Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program Contractor required to provide necessary PPE to personnel Contractor to determine appropriate PPE for scope of work
Required PPE at Clow Steel Toed Boots – metatarsal guards may be required ANSI approved Safety Glasses with Side Shields Hard Hat Hearing Protection
Common Task-Required PPE Foundry Jacket in pipe shop and melting if in operation Full Body Harness if required for fall protection Face Shields for grinding
Respiratory Protection Contractors must have own Respiratory Protection Program – if applicable for scope of work Contractors to provide their own respirators – this includes dust masks If using dust masks, ensure proper disposal
Respirator Required Areas / Tasks Jolt Area in Foundry –When in operation –If task takes longer than 1 hour BMM in Foundry –When in operation –If task takes longer than 1 hour Work inside baghouses
Spill Reporting and Response The operable definition of a spill is “when something doesn’t go where it is supposed to”. A very common example of a spill is a hydraulic leak from equipment. Control the spill if at all possible – especially from getting into drains and manholes.
Spill Reporting and Response Report all spills to the Clow Contact Person The Environmental Manager will be contacted and will provide guidance for containment, cleanup, and disposal.
Waste Disposal Do not dispose of waste material (not including personal / food type wastes) without authorization from the Clow Contact Person. The Clow Contact Person will have the Environmental Manager determine the proper disposal pathway. Do not dispose of personal waste (ex. Household garbage) at this facility.