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1 Personal Protective Equipment Module 6. 2 DISCLAIMER This material was produced under grant number SH-22248-1 from the Occupational Safety and Health.

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1 1 Personal Protective Equipment Module 6

2 2 DISCLAIMER This material was produced under grant number SH-22248-1 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

3 3 Objectives After this module you should be able to – identify the most common PPE-related hazards – take the necessary steps to avoid those hazards

4 4 PPE-Related Hazards Falling objects Flying objects Sharp objects Chemicals Noise Welding Confined spaces Tools Dusts, vapors, etc.

5 5 Employer’s Responsibility

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8 8 What PPE Is Needed? Here are some ways you can determine what PPE you’ll need to wear when: – your company’s employee orientation – site-specific orientation (operator policies) – a JSA review If you don’t know, ask

9 9 A Note on FR Clothing OSHA compliance officers can cite employers for failure to provide and use FR clothing in oil and gas well drilling, servicing, and production-related operations A citation under 29 CFR 1910.132(a) requires evidence that the employer knew of the need for FR or would have reasonably recognized a hazardous condition warranting its use

10 10 Guidance on FRC Citations Drilling Operations – FRC is usually not needed during initial rig-up and normal drilling operations prior to reaching active hydrocarbon zones – FRC shall be worn prior to drilling into identified gas or hydrocarbon zones and thereafter Well-Servicing Operations – FRC shall be worn during snubbing, swabbing, perforating, fracing, cementing, stimulating, etc. Production-Related Operations – FRC shall be worn during maintenance on production equipment, start-up operations, gauging, line breaking or valve changes, etc.

11 11 Further Guidance on FRC Citations can also be issued for: – failure to assure employee-owned FRC is properly maintained and sanitary – failure to provide FRC that is of safe design and construction for type of work performed – failure to conduct PPE hazard assessment – defective or damaged FRC – failure to provide FRC at no cost to employees when it is necessary to comply

12 12 hearing protection is often a requirement on a rig, especially at the generators Corrective Action: don appropriate hearing protection when it is deemed as necessary

13 13 if not worn properly, ear plugs will not protect your hearing nearly as well as they should

14 14 goggles will not fit properly over safety glasses Corrective Action: remove your safety glasses before donning goggles and replace them directly after

15 15 wear a face shield when grinding or during other operations that produce flying debris always don safety glasses under the face shield

16 16 without being aware of it, your PPE can become defective, therefore it will not provide the protection you need Corrective Action: get in the habit of routinely inspecting and maintaining your PPE according to the manufacturer or company policy

17 17 cable like this is likely to have wickers Corrective Action: always wear appropriate gloves to protect your hands from possible cuts or punctures

18 18 these welders are unprotected from falling objects with just welding hoods on Corrective Action: a hard hat must be worn at all times (see photo to the right)

19 19 PPE is essential in the chemical mixing area; note that this worker did not don his mask correctly when mixing drilling mud the worker should wear gloves, long sleeves, goggles, and a dust mask; when dealing with caustics or lime, add an apron and a face shield

20 20 don’t let this happen to you

21 21 a cabinet for clean, orderly storage of PPE is a must

22 22 Applicable Standards 1910.95 Occupational Noise Exposure 1910.132-138 General requirements, electrical protective equipment, and eye, face, respiratory, head, foot, and hand protection 1926.52 Occupational Noise Exposure 1926 Subpart E Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment API RP 54 section 5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

23 23 Your Employer Is Responsible For Assessing the jobsite to determine what ppe is needed to adequately protect employees Providing the PPE needed Providing the proper training on ppe and ppe-related hazards

24 24 You Are Responsible For Donning the proper PPE when necessary Inspecting, maintaining, and properly storing your PPE

25 25 Case Study An overloaded truck spilled some stones right before dumping its load. A worker near the truck not wearing his hard hat was struck on the head by several stones. He was knocked unconscious and was transported to the hospital where he received 9 stitches and recovered after 4 days with a mild concussion.

26 26 Always Remember Wear safety glasses – at all times, except when wearing goggles Wear a hard hat – at all times Wear FRC – at all times when required Wear hard-toed boots – at all times Wear skin protection – when working with hazardous chemicals – when handling items that may injure your hands

27 27 Always Remember Wear a face shield – when grinding Wear chemical goggles – when working with chemicals that splash Wear respiratory protection – at all times in hazardous atmospheres Wear hearing protection – at all times in areas that require it

28 28 Memory Check 1.A worker mixing chemicals must NOT wear glasses b.goggles c.gloves d.long sleeves

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