INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Safety practices for site visits on WWTP

Safety practices for site visits on WWTP

(OP)
My new job has me visitng WWTP every now and then usually when some refurbishments happen, usually involving gas engines.
So far I've seen no systematic safety training or similar, or even just material.

The very basics are of course: traffic, machines that start on their own, don't run, careful around ladders etc, watch were to step, don't hang around under cranes, don't smoke in ex-zones, don't touch sewage, wash hands after visit, only enter cellars or shafts when they are activly ventilated, talk to staff before visit, know about works beeing carried out during visit ...

What I'm unsure of: In practice, do I treat my cell phone as an ignition source? Or a digital camera? Has anyone heard of actual accidents where these were a factor?

But what am I missing? What additional thing should I be aware of?

And what to do to ingrain these practices?




RE: Safety practices for site visits on WWTP

Each site should have a safety practices manual. At the beginning of each day, you should have a safety meeting to review what is planned for the day. Each work practice should have a written procedure. There should be an safety orientation anytime a new person comes on site.

If you work with digesters, you should not have any ignition source within the classified area. Yes, the phone and camera are ignition sources.

http://mrsc.org/getmedia/D1665C8E-F060-443B-8754-6...

RE: Safety practices for site visits on WWTP

Ask to see the safety manual. Or bring the OSHA inspector along. Seems like they are fairly lax on safety. you don't mention the gas detectors , hard hats, fall protection, lockout/tagout seals, safety vests and or safety shoes.

Richard A. Cornelius, P.E.
WWW.amlinereast.com

RE: Safety practices for site visits on WWTP

(OP)
Thanks so far. I'll hunt down safety manuals from the plants and hound my employer about this.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close