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1 Site Safety Plans PFN ME 35B

ACTION: Identify the requirements for implementing a Safety and Health Program for operation at a hazardous waste site. CONDITION: In a classroom environment. STANDARDS: Students will be familiarized with the requirements and other information by responding to oral questions. Eighty-percent (80%) of all responses must be correct.

Identify the components of a Safety and Health Program. Identify the components of a Site Specific Safety and Health Plan. Identify the components of an Emergency Response Plan. Utilize a Site Safety Plan.

4 Requirements Health and safety program, site specific safety plan, and on-site emergency plan. Is required under 29 CFR for both hazardous waste site operations and emergency response. “Employers shall develop and implement a written safety and health program for their employees involved in hazardous waste operations.”

5 Requirements The program is designed to develop and implement a system that identifies, evaluates, and controls the safety and health hazards.

6 Health and Safety Program -Components-
Define Organizational Structure Comprehensive Workplan A Site-Specific Safety and Health Plan Safety and Health Training Program Medical Surveillance Employer’s SOPs Document Interface

7 Define Organizational Structure
The organizational structure must be defined. This includes: Identification of a General Supervisor who has the authority to direct all hazardous waste operations Identification of the individual responsible for safety and health (Site Safety Officer)

8 Define Organizational Structure
Identification of the other personnel who are needed for the project, their general functions and responsibilities Documentation of lines of authority, responsibility, and communications

9 Comprehensive Workplan
A comprehensive workplan must be developed which describes the anticipated activities which will be required. The following steps are necessary for the development of the work plan. Review the available information regarding site characterization

10 Comprehensive Workplan
Define work objectives Determine the methods necessary to accomplish the identified objectives Determine personnel and resource requirements Provide for implementation of the required training, informational programs and medical surveillance for personnel. Evaluate these areas against the tasks that must be performed.

11 Site-Specific Safety & Health Plan
The site-specific safety and health plan establishes policies and procedures to protect workers and the public from the potential hazards posed by the site

12 Components of a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
Hazard and risk analysis for each task and operation found in work plan Employee training assignments to assure compliance with 29 CFR (e). Formal training based on job requirements Supervised field experience.

13 Components of a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
Personal protective equipment (PPE) used by employees for each site task and operations conducted Varies from task to task and includes entry and decontamination personnel Medical surveillance requirements as defined by 29 CFR (f).

14 Components of a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
Frequency and types of air monitoring, personnel monitoring, environmental sampling techniques, instrumentation required, methods of maintenance and calibration of instruments.

15 Components of a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
Site control measures including mapping site, establishing work zones, use of the “buddy system”, a communications plan, standard operating procedures for safe work practices, and an emergency medical plan.

16 Components of a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
Decontamination procedures must be defined and documented prior to the initiation of site operations. Emergency response plan must be documented including the personal protective and other equipment required.

17 Components of a Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
Confined space entry procedures must be documented. A spill containment program documenting response procedures for on-site spills must be in place.

18 Check On Learning What Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governs the Health and Safety Program, Site Safety Plan and On-Site Emergency Plan? What are the components of a Site Specific Safety Program? The Health and Safety Program is designed to do what?

19 Elements of an Emergency Response Plan
One key element of the site safety plan is the actions to be taken in the event of an emergency.

20 Elements of an Emergency Response Plan
Pre-Emergency Planning Lines of Authority and Communication Emergency Recognition and Prevention Safe Distances and Places of Refuge Site Security and Control Evacuation Routes and Procedures

21 Elements of an Emergency Response Plan
Decontamination Emergency Medical Treatment and First Aid Emergency Alerting and Response Necessary Emergency Equipment Critique of Response

22 Pre-Emergency Planning
This is an essential element of the site safety plan. It is possible that emergency incidents may occur that are beyond the capability of the personnel working on the site to deal with. This necessitates the identification of, and coordination with emergency response forces.

23 Lines of Authority and Communication
Personnel roles, lines of authority and communication must be defined in writing prior to an emergency. Hazardous materials response team Fire brigade. Police Other state or federal agencies as needed

24 Emergency Recognition and Prevention
Before daily work assignments, the following information should be reviewed with all personnel: The tasks to be performed. Any time constraints. Specific hazards that may be encountered, including their effects, how to recognize symptoms, and other danger signals.

25 Safe Distances and Places of Refuge
Must be defined. These distances will vary with the substances involved and the nature of the emergency.

26 Site Security and Control
Site security and control is a critical concern in the event of an emergency. Methods for controlling access to the cold zone and hot zone must be identified.

27 Check on Learning What are the Emergency Response Plan elements?
During hazardous operations the organization structure includes the following personnel? Before daily work assignments, what information should be reviewed with all personnel?

28 Evacuation Routes and Procedures
These are as important at a hazardous waste site as they are in a building in the event of a fire. Consider the following guidelines in the establishment of evacuation routes.

29 Evacuation Routes and Procedures
Place evacuation routes upwind and through the decon corridor. Consider the accessibility of evacuation routes. Avoid obstructions and obstacles. Develop multiple routes & Mark routes distinctively. Mark routes as safe or not safe on a daily basis. Consider the mobility limitations of personnel in PPE. Make escape routes known to all personnel on site.

30 Decontamination Procedures
Decontamination procedures which are not covered by the site safety and health plan must be defined.

31 Emergency Medical Treatment and First Aid
This must be documented and includes: Who will be responsible for initial on-site care and treatment of injured personnel. The location of the nearest hospital and emergency medical services provider and method for accessing the emergency medical services system.

32 Emergency Alerting and Response
This must be defined and documented. How will personnel be notified of an on-site emergency and what are their duties. It is useful to have a defined audible signal for emergencies and have personnel respond to a specified location when the alarm is sounded.

33 Necessary Emergency Equipment
Identify what equipment will be necessary in the event of an emergency. - PPE - Medical Supplies - Vehicles etc….

34 Critique of Response Critique of response and follow-up is a critical component of the emergency response plan. If you have responded to an emergency, identify what worked well and what needs improvement (and then change the plan).

35 Site Safety Plan Site Description Entry Objectives Organization
On-site Control Personal Protective Clothing (PPE)

36 Site Safety Plan On-site Work Plans. Decontamination Process.
Communications Procedures. Emergency Procedures. Site Safety and Health Plan. Medical Monitoring.

37 References Used 29 CFR “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response”

38 Site-Specific Safety & Health Plan

39 SUMMARY 1. Identify the requirement for :
a. Safety and Health Program. b. Site Specific Safety and Health Plan. c. Emergency Response Plan. 2. Identify the components of


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