MILFORD POWER LLC Contractors Safety Brief

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  • Welcome to Milford Power, part of the GDF SUEZ Energy International fleet in North America. To ensure the safety of you and all personnel during your visit, we ask that you watch this slide show and take a short exam as you follow along. At any time during this show please feel free to stop and ask our operators if there is anything you do not understand. The presentation should advance automatically through the slides, or you may use the mouse to navigate forward or backward
  • Please take time to familiarize yourself with the plant layout. Note the Main and Secondary Evacuation Areas, The Control room, and the ONLY designated Smoking Area
  • Also take note of the locations for First Aid Kits and Automated External Defibrillators or AED’s
  • Smoking is prohibited in all areas except under the awning outside of the maintenance shop which is located at the north end of the admin building
  • Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is required at all times. This consists of a hard hat with class E rating, Long-sleeved Cotton shirt, Safety Shoes with Steel or Composite toe protection, and Safety Glasses with side shields. If you have prescription glasses then they need to be safety prescription glasses with side shields, or you can wear safety glasses or goggles over your prescription glasses.
  • Other forms of PPE that you may be required to wear depending on the type of work being done are: Hearing protection, Goggles or face shield, Chemical resistant boots, gloves or apron, Respirator, or Electrical safety equipment such as gloves, shoes, or sleeves rated for high voltage work.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for any persons who may be operating a vehicle on Milford Power’s property. Your license must be valid for the type of vehicle being operated. The site speed limit is 15 mph.
  • The following slides indicate hazardous areas of the plant that you should be aware of
  • Gas control areas are defined as “Zone 2”, where gas may become present in the atmosphere as the result of an abnormal plant event. The zones are clearly marked by red lines on the ground. Contractors are not allowed in these areas unless their specific task is inside one of these zones. If your work is inside one of these zones, you must work with a Milford employee and follow local procedure LP9.16, Gas Safety.
  • The Fuel Gas House, which is located in one of the gas control areas. Natural gas pressure entering this building exceeds 600 psi
  • The Bulk Hydrogen Storage Tanks, which are also located in the gas control area. Hydrogen is extremely flamable and explosive and is stored at pressures up to 2000 psi.
  • A leak in the nitrogen generator could reduce the amount of oxygen in this building. If the alarm sounds, do not enter, and notify the control room immediately
  • The Ammonia Bulk Tank. A respirator is required when performing any work on the ammonia system
  • The Bulk Boiler Chemical Tank Farm
  • The High Voltage Yard. No contractors are allowed in this area without prior authorization
  • The next group of slides will cover steps to take in an emergency
  • Milford Regional Medical Center is located approx. 1 mile from the plant. To reach Police, Fire, & Ambulance – You first dial 9, and then 911 from any plant phones. To contact the control room, dial 429 from any plant phone.
  • There is a plant-wide audible evacuation alarm which sounds like this…………………….The notice to evacuate will also be given over the plant page phone system, the plant radios, and passed along by operations personnel to all employees and contractors on-site. This site tests the evacuation alarm on the first Monday of every month at approx. 11:00 am.
  • Remember, the Main Evacuation point is Outside the Main Gate, on the area of lawn in front of the sign
  • The secondary evacuation point is a gate in the fence, located behind the warehouse. Milford personnel will direct you as to which evacuation point to use
  • When the notice to evacuate is given, all work permits are cancelled. Stop work immediately and turn off all tools and equipment. Exit to the designated evacuation point and remain there for the roll count. Do not evacuate in your vehicle; no vehicular traffic is allowed during an emergency. Do not leave the evacuation area unless directed to do so by the site coordinator
  • Please notify Milford personnel if you have found a hazardous condition, have seen an unsafe act or condition, have suffered any injury or illness, or have found an oil or chemical leak, spill, or release.
  • All contractors must provide Milford Power with an up-to-date MSDS for any hazardous materials which are brought on site. All hazardous materials must be removed from the site by the contractor at the completion of the work requiring such material
  • Contractors are responsible for the disposal of their own waste. Contractors are expected to clean their job site and stow all tools at the completion of each days work
  • A dumpster and a recycle bin are located behind the warehouse, for general trash and cardboard
  • A waste oil tank and an oily waste bin are located on the east side of the turbine building, for waste oil and oily rags. Do not put anything in these containers. If you have waste oil or oily rags, ask a Milford employee and they will dispose of this waste
  • Safety showers and/or eyewash stations are located in the following areas: The demineralizer building equipment room, next to the empty bulk tank, the ammonia bulk tank, the bulk boiler chemical tank farm, the bulk chlorine tank, and in the MCC battery room. An alarm will sound in the control room whenever a safety shower is activated
  • All equipment to be worked on will be on a (LOTO) Safety Clearance. Milford Operations personnel will walk down all isolation points with the contractor before work begins. Supervisors will sign on to the LOTO and be given a key to the job lock box. All keys must be turned in at the conclusion of each day’s work.
  • The contractor working party record will be signed by all workers at the start of each shift. The contractor supervisor maintains the original. A copy will be left in the control room for use in the event of an evacuation. All workers must sign out at the end of the shift or when leaving the plant. The contractor supervisor will return the completed original to the control room at the end of the shift
  • A hot work permit is valid for one shift only, and must be re-issued with each crew change. Hot work permits are issued for all cutting, welding, grinding, or heating operations. The authorized employee and his/her designated fire watch must sign the permit
  • A General Access permit will be used for all contracted work which is not covered under a Safety Clearance (LOTO). Some examples are: Building Maintenance, Painting, Landscaping, etc;
  • All workers either entering a confined space or acting as a hole watch for a confined space entry, must have a current confined space training certificate on file with Milford Power.
  • Fall Protection, consisting of a full body harness with lanyard, is required when working on scaffolds, or in all work which is greater than 6 feet above grade and lacking a proper platform with handrails
  • Use only Industrial Fiberglass stepladders. Never stand on the top two rungs of a stepladder, or the top four rungs of an extension ladder. Ladders should always be inspected before each use.
  • Only persons holding a valid Mass State hoisting license may operate a fork truck on Milford Power’s facility. A copy of this license must be on file with Milford Power
  • Only persons holding a valid Mass State hoisting license may operate the overhead crane on Milford Power’s facility. A copy of this license must be on file with Milford Power
  • Electric work carts are used on this facility. Even though our operators are careful drivers, the carts are very quiet. Please be aware of where you are walking, especially when walking around corners or exiting buildings
  • Compressed gas cylinders should be stored in a well-ventilated area at least 20 feet from combustible materials. Stored oxygen cylinders must be separated by 20 feet from fuel gas cylinders such as acetylene. Cylinders should be stored upright and secured with a chain or cable. Caps should be on, and valves completely shut when not in use and/or moving cylinders
  • There are overhead power lines which pass from the rear of the turbine building to the high voltage yard. No vehicle traffic is allowed under overhead power lines without the permission of the control room operator. Minimum approach distance for vehicles is 16’8”.
  • This is what happens when a crane or large vehicle hits or gets too close to overhead power lines
  • Contractor personal vehicle parking is located at the end of National St in the gravel area at the end of the cooling tower. Supervisor and company vehicles will be allowed on-site by permit only
  • Access to the plant will be through the Main Gate only. During outages, a Security Guard will be stationed at the gate. He/She will maintain a roster of all contractors on-site. Be patient, if the Security Guard is busy, please wait to ensure you have been marked on or off site
  • All contractors must provide current training documentation for: Respirators, Confined Space Entry, Welding Certification, Electrical Certification, Fire Watch or Fire Extinguisher training, or other applicable standards
  • This concludes the contractor safety orientation. Thank you. Now get the hell out there and get to work!
  • MILFORD POWER LLC Contractors Safety Brief

    1. 1. GDF Suez Energy Milford Power LLC Contractor Safety Orientation 2014 Please touch the space bar or click the mouse to begin
    2. 2. Welcome to Milford Power, part of the GDF SUEZ Energy International fleet in North America To ensure the safety of you and all personnel during your visit, we ask that you watch this slide show and take a short exam as you follow along. At any time during this show, please feel free to stop and ask our operations group if there is anything you do not understand. This presentation will advance automatically through the slides, or you may use the mouse to navigate forward or backward.
    3. 3. Plant Layout • Key Points: • Main Evacuation Area – Outside Main Gate • Secondary Evac Area - Northeast corner behind Warehouse • Control Room – Manned 24/7 • Maintenance Shop and Smoking Area
    4. 4. Plant Layout Additional Points: First Aid Kit Locations • Admin building • Rear door, turbine bldg. • Control room • Demin building AED Locations • Admin building • Rear door, turbine bldg. • Control room
    5. 5. NO SMOKING • Smoking is PROHIBITED in all areas except under the awning just outside of the maintenance shop, at the north end of the Administration Building
    6. 6. Minimum Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required At All Times • Hard Hat – Class E • Long Sleeved Cotton shirt • Safety Shoes with Steel or Composite toe protection • Safety glasses with side shields If you require prescription glasses then you may; Wear safety prescription glasses with side shields Wear safety glasses or goggles over your prescription glasses.
    7. 7. Other Forms of PPE (depends on the type of work being done) • Hearing Protection • Goggles / Face Shield • Chemical Boots, Gloves & Apron • Respirator • Electrical Safety Equipment – gloves, safety shoes, sleeves, etc.
    8. 8. Motor Vehicle Operators • A valid driver’s license is required for any persons who may be operating a motor vehicle on Milford Power’s property. • Your license must be valid for the type of vehicle being operated. • Site speed limit – 15 mph
    9. 9. Hazardous Areas
    10. 10. Gas Control Areas • The gas areas are defined as “Zone 2”– where gas may become present in the atmosphere as the result of an abnormal plant event. • The zones are clearly marked by red lines on the ground. • Contractors are not allowed in these areas unless their specific task is inside these zones. • If your work is inside these zones you must work with a Milford employee and follow local procedure LP 9.16 – Gas Safety
    11. 11. Fuel Gas House
    12. 12. Bulk Hydrogen Storage Tanks
    13. 13. Nitrogen Generator inside the CEMS Building
    14. 14. Ammonia Bulk Tank Respirator Required When Working on this system
    15. 15. Bulk Boiler Chemical Tank Farm
    16. 16. High Voltage Yard
    17. 17. In Case Of Emergency
    18. 18. Emergency Information • Hospital Name: Milford Regional Medical Center • Hospital Address – 14 Prospect Street/Rte. 140 • Directions: Right out of plant (National Street) left on Depot Street, left at stop sign, right at lights (Rte. 140 North), thru first set of lights – Emergency Room Entrance is 100 yards on right. • Police, Fire, Ambulance – Dial 9-911 • Control Room Operator - 429
    19. 19. Plant Evacuation • There is a plant-wide audible alarm. It is a constant siren. • Notice to evacuate will also be given over plant radios and passed along by operations personnel to all employees and contractors on site. • The site tests the evacuation alarm on the first Monday of every month @ 1100
    20. 20. Main Evacuation Point Outside Main Gate by Sign
    21. 21. Secondary Evacuation Point: Gate to Railroad Tracks - Located behind the Warehouse
    22. 22. When Notice is Given to Evacuate: • All work permits are cancelled. • Stop work immediately and turn off all tools and equipment. • Exit to the designated evacuation point and remain there for roll count. • DO NOT evacuate in your vehicle, no vehicular traffic is allowed during an emergency.
    23. 23. Site Safety • PLEASE notify Milford Power personnel immediately if you… • Have found a hazardous condition. • Have seen an unsafe act or condition. • Have suffered any injury or illness. • Have found an oil/chemical leak, spill or release.
    24. 24. Hazardous Materials • All contractors must provide Milford Power with an up-to-date MSDS for any Hazardous Materials brought on-site. • All hazardous material must be removed from Milford Power’s property by the contractor at the completion of the work requiring the material.
    25. 25. Worksite Cleanup • Contractors are responsible for disposal of their own waste. • Contractors will clean their job site and stow all tools at the completion of the days work.
    26. 26. Waste Disposal • A dumpster and a recycle bin are located behind the warehouse, for general trash & cardboard
    27. 27. Waste Disposal • A waste oil tank & unibin are located on the east side of the turbine building for waste oil and oily rags. • Do not put anything in these containers. • If you have waste oil or oily rags see a Milford employee and they will dispose of this waste.
    28. 28. Safety Showers (6) Safety Showers and Eyewash Stations are located in the following areas: • De-mineralizer Building Equipment Room • Next to Empty Bulk Tank • Ammonia Bulk Tank • Bulk Boiler Chemical Tank Farm • Chlorine Bulk Tank • MCC Battery Room Note: An alarm will sound in the control room whenever a safety shower is activated with exception of the battery room
    29. 29. Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO) • All Equipment to be Worked on will be on a Safety Clearance. • Milford Personnel will walk down all Isolation Points with the job Contractor before Work Begins • Supervisors will sign on to the LOTO and be given a key to the job Lock Box. • All Keys Must be turned in at the conclusion of the days work
    30. 30. Contractor Working Party Record • Signed by all workers at the start of each shift. • Supervisor maintains original. • Copy left in Control room for evacuation roll call. • All workers must sign out at end of shift or when leaving the plant. • Supervisor returns completed original to Control Room at end of shift.
    31. 31. Hot Work Permit • Valid for 1 Shift only, must be re-issued with each crew change. • Must be issued for all cutting, welding, grinding or heating operations. • Authorized Employee doing the work and his/her Fire Watch Must sign the Permit
    32. 32. Safe Work Review • Will be used for all contracted work done which is not covered under a Safety Clearance (LOTO). Some examples are: Building Maintenance, Painting, Landscaping etc;
    33. 33. Confined Space Entry Permit • All workers entering a confined space or acting as hole watch for a Confined Space entry Must have a current Confined Space Training Certificate on file with Milford Power
    34. 34. Fall Protection • Full body harness with lanyards are required when working on scaffolds • Required in all work at or above 6 feet without proper platform with handrails
    35. 35. Fall Protection/Ladder Safety • Use only Industrial Fiberglass stepladders • Never stand on the top two rungs of a stepladder or top four rungs of an extension ladder. • Should be inspected before each use
    36. 36. Fork Truck Operations • Only persons holding a valid Massachusetts state hoisting license may operate a fork truck on Milford Power’s Facility. • A copy of this license must be on file with Milford Power before use.
    37. 37. Overhead Crane Operations • Only persons holding a valid Massachusetts state hoisting license may operate the overhead crane on Milford Power’s Facility. • A copy of this license must be on file with Milford Power before use.
    38. 38. Electric Carts • Electric work carts are used on this facility. • Our operators are careful drivers, but the carts are very quiet in operation. Please be aware of where you are walking, especially when walking around corners or exiting a building.
    39. 39. Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety • Cylinders should be stored in a well-ventilated area at least 20 feet from combustible materials. • Oxygen cylinders must be separated by 20 feet from fuel-gas cylinders, such as acetylene. • Cylinders should be stored upright and secured with a chain or cable. • Caps should be on, and valves completely shut when not in use and/or moving cylinders.
    40. 40. Overhead Power Lines • No vehicle traffic is allowed under overhead power lines without the permission of the Control Room Operator. Min approach = 16ft.8in.
    41. 41. This is what happens when a crane or large vehicle hits or gets too close to overhead power lines
    42. 42. • Contractor personal vehicle parking is at the end of National Street in the area outside the fence at the end of the cooling tower. • Supervisor and company vehicles will be allowed on site by permit only. Contractor Parking Areas
    43. 43. Access To The Plant Will Be Through The (West) Main Gate Only • During Outages, a Security Guard will be stationed at the Main Gate; He/She will maintain a roster of all contractors on site. • If the Security Guard is busy, please wait to ensure you have been marked on/off site.
    44. 44. Training • All Contractors must provide current training documentation for: Respirators Confined Space Entry Welding Certification Electrical Certification Fire Watch /Fire Extinguisher Other Applicable Standards
    45. 45. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET 45
    46. 46. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET 46 Do not walk or stand under a load.
    47. 47. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Stay out of the path of moving vehicles, plant and equipment. 47
    48. 48. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Clip on your harness when working at height. 48
    49. 49. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Only enter a trench if the appropriate wall supports are in place. 49
    50. 50. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET The atmosphere must be tested safe before entering a confined space and monitored as you work. 50
    51. 51. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Do not perform hot work unless the fire or explosion risks have been eliminated. 51
    52. 52. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Verify that there is no live energy (mechanical, chemical, electrical, fluids under pressure, etc.)before starting work. 52
    53. 53. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Do not handle your phone or any other communication device when driving. 53
    54. 54. ZERO FATAL ACCIDENT TARGET Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 54
    55. 55. Be Safe Out There Thank you

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