Safety and Health Standard Requirements May Not Fully Address ISMS Principle for Hazard Control
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, Paducah, KY-LATA

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Operations, Maintenance, Management Systems, Work Management/Planning, Deactivation and Decommissioning, Hazardous Energy Control

The activity to remove materials for regulatory compliance purposes should be clearly assessed for hazards related to similarly appearing materials. In this incident, it was nearly impossible to distinguish between conduit to be removed and the conduit which contained energized wiring.

Consistent marking and labeling of temporary power installations and lines must clearly distinguish live power sources.

Safety and health standards included by reference for worker safety and health requirements should be considered to be the baseline requisites for program compliance; site implementing documents must include more specific controls for hazards that may be encountered during the life of the project.

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