Presentation on theme: "1 OSHA Recordable at FM&T/KC Event: The employee and coworkers were moving empty file cabinets as part of the biggest loser campaign. When exiting the."— Presentation transcript:
1 OSHA Recordable at FM&T/KC Event: The employee and coworkers were moving empty file cabinets as part of the biggest loser campaign. When exiting the badge reader door at BT29, the employee slowed to get her dolly over the threshold and the coworker behind her did not. The employee was hit on the back of the left lower leg by a cabinet being moved by the coworker causing a laceration injury. Causes: Cabinets on dollies were tall enough to hinder the workers front view. Badge reader door has limited amount of time before alarming. Employees were hurrying to not set off the alarmed door. Work planning did not take into account that the cabinets had to be moved through a badge access door. Lessons Learned for FM&T: If a sliding door (see photo above) or rollup door is available, then it should be used to move material, carts, or equipment out of your department. If a sliding door or rollup door is unavailable and you are planning to move items through the badge reader door, you should contact Patrol Headquarters at 3601 for assistance.
2 Recent Incident at FM&T/KC Event: A process PVC water supply line to a DI water system had been modified by a KCP pipefitter. The line could not be immediately returned to service due to adhesive cure time. The pipefitter was out of plant on the following Monday when the supply line needed to be returned to service. A process engineer had spoken with the pipefitter briefly and was told the system would be ready to return to service on Monday morning. When the engineer opened the valve, there was a water hammer effect which fractured the plastic in- line filter housing and the PVC connection to a brass back-flow preventer valve. There were no injuries. Causes: Water valve was opened fully without bleeding air from line. Valve was closed prior to expansion tank on system. Lessons Learned for FM&T: Communication between maintenance, production, and engineering is critical when returning equipment or systems to service. Open valves slowly and bleed air from lines prior to return to service to minimize water hammer.
3 April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month Share Lessons Learned across organizations when applicable. The NSC estimates almost 25 percent of car crashes involve cell phone use. Driving is a complex task that requires eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and the brain focused on the task of driving. Drivers engaged in cell phone conversations, handheld or hands-free, are cognitively distracted and can fail to see up to 50 percent of their driving environment including stop signs, pedestrians and red lights. While many people know texting while driving increases crash risk, the lack of understanding about the risks of phone conversation while driving remains a challenge. Talking on hands-free or handheld cell phones requires the brain to multitask – a process it cannot do safely while driving. Watch and share this video to encourage your friends and family to stay off the phone whilevideo driving. Inform people who call you while driving that you will be happy to continue the conversation once They have reached their destination. No one is jk or LOL now. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving. Join the NSC this April in urging those you care about to stop using their cell phones while driving.