Employee Warns Co-Worker of Potential Hazard

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Type:  Best Practice

Publisher:  CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (Richland, WA - Hanford Site), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (CHPRC)

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Electrical, Maintenance, Well Drilling, Hazardous Energy Control

An employee performed a safety intervention with a co-worker who entered a controlled work area boundary. The employee realized his co-worker had not met all of the hazardous energy control requirements and immediately stopped the entry. The employee explained why the co-worker must leave the controlled work area. Quick action prevented the co-worker from exposure to a potentially hazardous situation, and represents a best practice in safety behavior.

Lesson Learned/Best Practice: Employees who "do the right thing" must be recognized for the concern demonstrated for the safety of their co-workers and to encourage similar behavior within the greater organization. The quick intervention by the Well Maintenance Technician prevented the Teamster from crossing a limited approach boundary, and a potential exposure to hazardous energy.

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