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  2. 2. HOT WORK <ul><li>DEFINITION </li></ul><ul><li>Hot work includes but is not limited to brazing, cutting, flame cutting, grinding, riveting, soldering, thawing pipe, torch applied roofing and welding. </li></ul><ul><li>One third of all fires are started by hot work projects. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HOT WORK PERMIT EXAMPLE <ul><li>Every employee and contractor that performs hot work must fill out the hot work permit. </li></ul><ul><li>Within 35 feet of hot work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove flammables, dust, lint and oily deposits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Floors swept clean. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combustible floors wet down, covered with damp sand or fire resistive sheets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover or remove other combustibles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Hot Work permit outside the Hot Work area. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. HOT WORK PERMIT EXAMPLE <ul><li>Fire watch for 60 minutes after work. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire watch person has a suitable extinguisher with them - within 2m. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire watch is trained – knows how to sound the alarm and use the extinguisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire watch to check adjacent areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor hot work area for an additional three hours after the initial 60 minute watch. </li></ul>
  6. 6. RED TAG <ul><li> Sprinkler Impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to do the work when the facility is not operating. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid hot work during this time. </li></ul><ul><li>Have everything ready before the impairment (parts on site, equipment ready, personnel ready). </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for temporary protection i.e. extra extinguishers, charge hose lines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Red Tag Permit. </li></ul><ul><li>Call FM Global and advise of the impairment. </li></ul><ul><li>800 955 3632 </li></ul>
  8. 8. EQUIPMENT LOCK OUT <ul><li>Whenever repairing or performing maintenance on powered equipment it is very important to lock out the equipment. The procedure applies to all Tonko staff and sub-contractors. </li></ul>
  9. 9. EQUIPMENT LOCK OUT <ul><li>Indentify the equipment by unit number or description at the source of electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the electrical switch or breaker to off and tag it with a “Do Not Start” tag. </li></ul><ul><li>Lockout the particular switch using a lockout device (e.g. Lockout Hasps.) </li></ul><ul><li>If more than one person is working on one piece of equipment, each person should have their own padlock and key. </li></ul><ul><li>If equipment has an isolating switch – this should also be turned off and tagged. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard electrical panel – breaker must be turned off and tagged. The panel to be clearly marked (tag out) and locked. </li></ul><ul><li>After the piece of equipment is ready for service – all tags, locks and signs must be removed. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FALL PROTECTION <ul><li>Where it is possible for an employee to fall a vertical distance greater than 3.0 meters a fall protection system shall be in place. </li></ul><ul><li>A fall protection system is defined as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal fall arrest system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A travel restrict system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A safety net </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A control zone (2 meter rule) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Fall Protection (cont’) <ul><li>Employees shall ensure that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a control zone is used, 2 meters, then it needs to be clear in all types of weather conditions and maintained at all times. If the control zone is not adequate , revert to a fall arrest system or do not venture onto the roof. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lifeline or lanyard is protected where it passes over sharp edges or is exposed to heat, flame, abrasion or corrosive materials during use. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not pass through any obstruction which would create a danger to the employee should the platform on which the employee is working fail; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is attached to a safe anchor point capable of withstanding the shock load, which may be applied, should the employee fall; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A safety belt is properly adjusted to fit the employee and is attached to a fixed anchor point by means of a lanyard or lifelines of sufficient strength. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. WORKING ALONE <ul><li>Working Alone – employee is working by themselves or assistance is not readily available to the employee if there is an emergency or the employee is injured or ill. </li></ul><ul><li>Operators work alone often (after hours on-call, roof top, confined space, whenever fall protection is required, electrical equipment). </li></ul><ul><li>Need to protect yourself and let others know what you are doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Current system uses the Blackberry to call in your location and has an automated response when you don’t call back. </li></ul><ul><li>Going to a new system at the end of June 2009 – same process different provider. </li></ul><ul><li>USE IT !! </li></ul>
  13. 13. REPORT UNSAFE CONDITIONS <ul><li>It is everyone’s responsibility to report unsafe conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Report it to your supervisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor to give you advice on how to handle the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>If supervisor does not address the situation then report the unsafe condition to the next level supervisor, an OH&S Committee member or to the Risk Manager. </li></ul>
  14. 14. RIGHT TO REFUSE WORK <ul><li>If a worker has reasonable cause to believe that to carry out any work process would create an undue hazard to the health and safety of a person, he/she has the right to refuse to take such action. </li></ul><ul><li>Under such circumstances, the following order of actions must take place: </li></ul><ul><li>1. The worker must immediately report the circumstance of the unsafe condition or matter to the supervisor or employer </li></ul><ul><li> The supervisor or employer receiving the report must investigate the matter and: </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that any unsafe condition is remedied </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>If in his/her opinion the report is not valid, must so inform the person who made the report. </li></ul>
  15. 15. RIGHT TO REFUSE WORK <ul><li>2. If this does not resolve the matter, and the worker continues to refuse to carry out a work process, the supervisor or employer must further investigate the matter. This investigation must be carried out in the presence of the worker who made the report and in the presence of: </li></ul><ul><li>A worker representative of the joint health and safety committee. </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>The Risk Manager </li></ul><ul><li>3. If this does not resolve the matter, and the worker continues to refuse to carry out a work process, both the supervisor or employer and the worker must immediately notify a OH& S officer, who will investigate the matter and take whatever actions are necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>NO WORKER IS TO BE DISCIPLINED FOR ACTING IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE STEPS. </li></ul>
  16. 16. HEARING PROTECTION <ul><li>Hearing protection is designed to reduce the level of sound energy reaching the inner ear. </li></ul><ul><li>The “Rule of Thumb” for hearing protection is: use hearing protection when you can’t carry on a conversation at a normal volume of voice when you are 3 feet apart. </li></ul><ul><li>If your hearing protection does not take the sharp edge off the noise, or if workers have ringing, pain, headaches or discomfort in the ears, your operations requires the advice of an expert. </li></ul>
  17. 17. PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT <ul><li>It is the policy of Tonko to have all employees use the proper PPE as follows. Employees of Tonko will wear hard hats; safety footwear, traffic vests and CSA approved safety glasses when required at work sites. Tonko will supply all necessary PPE and safety footwear. All PPE used by Tonko will conform with OH & S regulations. Employees must maintain all PPE in good working order. </li></ul><ul><li>HEAD PROTECTION </li></ul><ul><li>EYE AND FACE PROTECTION </li></ul><ul><li>FOOT PROTECTION </li></ul><ul><li>LIMB AND BODY PROTECTION </li></ul><ul><li>SAFETY BELTS LANYARDS AND LIFE LINES </li></ul>
  18. 18. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS <ul><li>It is important to know which fire extinguisher to use and how to use it. Always keep fire extinguishers visible and easy access. Fire extinguishers have to be properly maintained to do the job. Where temperature is a factor, ensure that care is taken in selecting the right extinguisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Fires : </li></ul><ul><li> 1. Class A : Consist of wood, paper, rags, rubbish </li></ul><ul><li> Recommended Extinguisher : ABC extinguishers, water, pressurized extinguisher and soda acid extinguishers. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Class B: Flammable liquids, oil and grease. </li></ul><ul><li> Recommended Extinguisher: ABC extinguisher, dry chemical, foam and carbon dioxide extinguishers. </li></ul>
  19. 19. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS <ul><li>3. Class C: Electrical Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended Ext : Carbon dioxide and dry chemical Extinguishers </li></ul><ul><li>Fire extinguisher caps shall not be interchanged </li></ul><ul><li>Water or water extinguishers shall not be used on electrical fires </li></ul><ul><li>Dry chemical recharged materials shall be stored in a dry location </li></ul><ul><li>Dry chemical shall be blown from the extinguisher hose after use, by turning extinguisher upside down and squeezing control lever. </li></ul><ul><li>A straight stream of water shall not be placed on hot oil or steam lines or other normally hot surfaces. </li></ul><ul><li>All extinguishers shall be inspected at regular intervals and shall be tagged with the date of inspection and/or refill. </li></ul><ul><li>All extinguishers shall be promptly refilled after use. </li></ul><ul><li>The contents of all extinguishers shall be projected on a fire from the windward side and directed at its base or outer edge of fire with a sweeping motion. </li></ul><ul><li>All instructions of the manufacturer as to the recharging of the extinguisher and it s maintenance shall be followed. </li></ul><ul><li>Tonko's policy is to replace all fire extinguishers with Type ABC, if not already done so at site. </li></ul>
  20. 20. MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE <ul><li>Make driving your first priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless you have a hands-free device or your MCD is in a cradle with a speakerphone capability, allow your Voicemail to receive your incoming calls while you are driving. Respond to those calls next time you are safely stopped at the side of the road or at your destination. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT read your email while driving. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER respond to your email while driving. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT use other MCD features that may distract your driving such as web access or GPS enabled maps. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize a hands–free device whenever possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure you know your MCD and its features such as speed dial and redial. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT engage in stressful or emotional conversations while driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid taking notes or looking up phone numbers while driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure MCD’s are turned off when refueling. </li></ul>