Hazard Controls for Electrical Switching Operations Not Fully Implemented
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Babcock & Wilcox, Pantex-B&W

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Electrical, Operations, Maintenance, Work Management/Planning

A near miss occurred when an electrical maintenance team inappropriately reset a 480-volt breaker without adequately assuring that the system was in an electrically safe condition. Human factors must be considered up front and promulgated in the controls. Operations management must periodically assess higher level safety requirements and ensure they are appropriately flowed into working level documents.

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