Electrician Inadvertently Trips Breaker while Explaining Racking Procedure during Walkdown
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

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Topics:  Operations, Management Systems, Work Management/Planning

The familiarity of performing routine work can lead to complacency or inattention to detail, resulting in high risk situations or dangerous consequences. A lack of situational awareness during a routine walkdown lead to inadvertent contact with electrical equipment. Asking questions like "what's the worst thing that can happen here?" or giving verbal reminders can provide workers an opportunity for pause - allowing a refocus prior to the performance of work.

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