Near Miss Exposure to Electrical Hazardous Energy

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  URS CH2M Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Electrical, Work Management/Planning, Deactivation and Decommissioning, Hazardous Energy Control

In preparation for demolition, workers were performing Universal/Hazardous Waste Removal in a cold and dark facility that included removal of deactivated electrical components. One worker involved in removing fuses partially opened the cover to a panel that was providing temporary power to the facility. Before the cover was completely removed, the supervisor noted an error and immediately stopped work.

LESSONS LEARNED: Ensure systems/components in cold and dark facilities are adequately marked/labeled and employees are briefed on hazardous energy that still exists in the facility.

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