Lucien Nel - Presentation

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Lucien Nel, M.Sc., CIH, CSP
Director Safety Health Quality & Risk
March Consulting Associates Inc.
Introduction
 relevance; technological change; demands
 Fundamentals
 Importance; terms; concepts; 15 min break;
workplace; management
 Conclusion
 threats; maintenance; mantra; final thoughts
 Reading list
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You are the teachers,
leaders and
workers of the future
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You will have to decide how to do the work safely
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Very rarely will you meet all three criteria
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Meet any two of these criteria
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Transportation
Communication and
electronic technologies
Medicine
Learning new things all the
time
2. Better and faster
information access
3. Aided in making life easier,
safer and healthier
4. Better decision making
1.
A. Too
much information to
be useful
B. Social and political
difficulties
C. Unknown health effects
D. Safety problems
E. Decision paralysis
(Brauer, 1994)
New hazards
 Increased accidents
 New unproven concepts, design & materials
 Health impacts
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(U.S Department of Labor, 2008)
Embraces the benefits
 Regulation and litigation
 Structured health and safety organizations
 Insurance
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Society accepts the benefits but not all the risks
 Society places demands on engineers to reduce risks
 Engineers require training in workplace safety, due
diligence and product liability in addition to their
electrical training to meet these demands
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Safety, accident
 Danger, hazard and risk
 Hazard control
 Risk reduction
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Source
Transmission
medium
Anatomy of a Hazard
Receiver
Incident
(Brauer, 1994)
United States Department of Labour (OSHA)
Hospital patients require special mention because
they may have electronic equipment attached inside
and outside their bodies.
 Small currents may leak from the instruments to
other instruments with a potential to cause injury
and death
 Why is this such an “At risk group”?
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How can the risk be reduced?
Electricity is one of the
leading causes of fire
 ARC Flash
 Arcing in the presence of
flammable or combustible
aerosol
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Grain elevators
Fiery mines
Chemical factories
Petrochemical plants
Gas stations service stations
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Safety triangle (incident : accident ratio theory)
Review work to be done
 Tour the site
 Write down hazards and analyze them
 Develop a plan to control hazard
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Eliminate the hazard by removing it or
removing people
 Reduce the hazard by substitution
 Safety device / warning device
 Warning labels & procedures
 PPE
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BREAK 15 Mins
Some workplace safety rules
 Permits
 Tools
 Housekeeping
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Electrician
 Water
 Disconnect
 ABC fire extinguisher
 Ground ground ground ground ground!
 Warning signs
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Tingle
Frayed, dry, cracked extension cords
Overheating
Smoke, sparks, spilled liquid, erratic operation
Lock-out tag-out
 Fall protection
 Confined space entry
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Work permits / orders
 Ground penetration permits
 Hot work permits
 Confined space entry permits
 Safety permits
 Tie-in permits
 Special / Unique permits
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Prevent slips trips and falls
 Maintain fire safety
 Appropriate storage of tools and equipment
 Contain potentially hazardous materials and
equipment
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Policy
 Programs
 Procedures
 Work Instructions
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Schedules & planning sessions
 Resource deployment
 Coordination with production / operation /
construction
 Corrective action planning & verification of
completion
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Poor work planning threatens the safety
of workers including engineers
To be successful, take the safety knowledge
you gained from this seminar,
build on it, and apply it
throughout your studies and
especially
when you are in the workplace
No task is so important
that we cannot take the time
to do it
safety
With this knowledge, will you be able to:
Do things safety and still meet public
expectations of:
expediency;
appropriateness; and,
fiscal responsibility.
Knowledge and proper planning
will
get us there
safely
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Society of Safety Engineers, Des Plaines, IL, 1993.
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Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, 1997.
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John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY, 1990.
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