Presentation on theme: "Developing a Chemical Risk Management Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing a Chemical Risk Management Program SAND No. SAND No CSandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04- 94AL85000
2 Overview of Presentation Hierarchy of regulatory controls/industry standards for chemical risk management programs,Roles in a chemical risk management program,Purpose of a chemical risk management program,Elements of a chemical risk management program,Examples of site assessment checklists.
3 Hierarchy of ControlsInternational Fertilizer association. Best management practices.
4 Chemical Management Program Organizational Roles Executive OfficerorPresidentSenior ManagerSupervisore.g. Project managerEmployeeCorporate Safety OfficerandCorporate Security OfficerPlant Safety and Security ManagerDesignated by the functional areaCulture of chemical risk management should exist at all levels of the organizationTop management sets policy, provides resourcesWorkers must understand and implementMany organizational interactions are important for an effective chemical risk management program
5 Purpose of a Chemical Risk Management Program Prevent and/or mitigate release of hazardous substances within the facility and in the nearby communityProtect peopleProtect the environmentPrevent theft of chemicals or process informationPrevent chemical exposure to workersComply with laws and regulationsProvides for incident management responseHealth & Safety IncidentsFireExplosionChemical releaseEvacuationRemediationSecurity IncidentsTheftInsidersFormer workersContractorsPlant sabotageDemonstrations, protestsNatural disasterEarthquakesHurricane/typhoonTsunami
6 Elements of a Chemical Management Program The written program should include a policy statement endorsed by the plant’s management.“It is the policy of our company to protect our workers and the public, prevent incidents, protect the environment through integration of environmental stewardship and sustainability throughout the life-cycle of its activities, and ensure regulatory compliance.”has the responsibility to teach, model and encourage good Chemical Safety and Security practices
7 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Chemical inventory/Material AccountabilityDescribe the process for tracking chemical inventory:“All chemicals will be procured through Corporate Process XXX,All chemical containers, process units, & piping will be labeled,All chemical containers/process units will be bar-coded,All chemicals will have safety data sheets,Safety data sheets will be accessible to all employees and regulatory authorities,Chemicals of concern will be secured and access limited, andChemical quantities will be tracked from procurement to disposal.”
8 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Worker health and safetyDescribe the process for identifying, evaluating, and controlling worker exposure:"All chemicals associated with processes will be identified,Potential worker airborne or dermal exposure to identified chemicals will be evaluated,All workers exposed to hazardous chemicals will be subject to medical surveillance, andAll documented exposures will be controlled byEngineering controls, personal protective equipment or administrative controls, in that order.”
9 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Example of Personal Protective Equipment Assessment Form
10 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Example of Job Hazard Analysis Form:Date: ____________JHA Number: _________Location of Task:_______________________________________Task # 1 Description:Hazards:Preventive Measure(s):Safe Job Procedures:Retrieved February 27, 2012 from, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Will discuss JHAs in more detail on day 4
11 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Exercise:Describe one of your processesList all chemicals and their hazards,List all possible ways a worker might be exposed,List how the exposure will be controlled,List current procedures to protect the worker
12 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Process Hazard and Threat Risk AssessmentDescribe the process for identifying, evaluating, and controlling chemical hazards from catastrophic incidents and security threats:“All processes will undergo an initial and periodic hazard analysis to include, identification of process chemicals, process conditions (pressure, temperature), fire, explosive and reactivity hazards, process equipment, and measures to control unplanned releases.”All changes to process chemicals, processes, equipment, or facility modifications will be subject to evaluation through a management of change procedure.”Note: Indicate industry codes and standards that will be followed; for example, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
13 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Hazard Analysis of Fertilizer ProcessProcess Flow Diagram
14 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Hazard and Threat Risk Assessment, continuedDescribe the process for identifying, evaluating, and controlling security threats from theft and sabotage:“All processes will undergo an initial and periodic security vulnerability assessment to include, identification of chemicals of concern and their properties, and measures to control their theft or unplanned release.”All employees procuring, storing, processing, or disposing of chemicals of concern will be subject to a personnel reliability program.All chemicals of concern will be managed under a material accountability program which will include access control as well as inventory tracking.“Computer security
15 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Training programDescribe the process for developing, auditing, and maintaining a safety and security training program:“All employees handling or disposing of chemicals will take training in hazard communication and if applicable, respiratory protection, confined space, hazardous waste operations, and emergency response.All employees procuring, storing, handling or disposing of chemicals of concern will take Security 100 training.”
17 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Emergency and Incident Management PlanPre-emergency planning with outside authoritiesPersonnel roles, lines of authority, communicationSite security and controlEvacuation routes and proceduresPersonnel protective and emergency equipmentDecontamination proceduresEmergency medical treatment and first aidEmergency response and alerting proceduresCritique of responseReference: U. S. 29 Code of Federal Regulations, HAZWOPER Standard
18 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Incident InvestigationsAll incidents, regardless of severity, must be investigated – and lessons learned used for prevention in the futureFormal investigation of serious incidentsAccountability at all levelsManagement, employees, and the investigation team.
19 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Facility site inspections:“The chemical shipping and receiving warehouse will be physically inspected quarterly for potential safety hazards and security threats. The inspection will include a walk-down of the warehouse. The following will be reviewed.Access control,Chemical inventory records,Chemical container labels and SDSs,Chemical storage containment and chemical compatibility,Emergency procedures and signage,Worker PPE,Local exhaust ventilation flow rates and maintenance records,Training records.”
20 Elements of a Chemical Management Program Example: Facility Site Inspection
21 Elements of a Chemical Management Program Example: Facility Site Inspection
22 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Inspection Checklist:Date of Inspection:_______Conducted by:_______Location (building/process unit):_______Supervisor:_______Work PracticesWork conducted under ventilation if airborne hazardHousekeepingWork instructions present and used
23 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Inspection Checklist:General Facility ConditionEgress/aisles/passagewaysExit signsHousekeepingAccess controlsHazardous areasChemicals of concernHazard CommunicationTraining documentedSDS available for all chemicalsAll chemical containers/tanks/piping labeledPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE)Available for each exposure identifiedRespirators and other PPE stored properly and appropriate for identified hazard
24 Elements of a Chemical Risk Management Program Inspection Checklist:Fire SafetyEvacuation mapsFire pull stations & telephones appropriately placed and postedAdequate number of fire detection and sprinkler equipmentFire extinguishers tested, inspected, and appropriate typeFlammable chemical storage: quantities and containmentProcess SafetyMechanical integrity programEmergency shut-down equipment present and routinely testedEmergency chemical release equipment available, maintained and postedManagement of change procedures
25 Summary of Presentation Described the hierarchy of regulatory controls/industry standards for chemical risk management programs,Identified the roles in a chemical risk management program,Listed the purpose of a chemical risk management program,Described the elements of a chemical risk management program,Provided examples of site assessment checklists.