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Take Care With Ship Gangways

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kinetic Energy in Crane Wire Rope

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The safety alert (below) produced by the Marine Safety Forum highlights how the stored kinetic energy hazard within wire-rope used in slings and rigging should be understood before working on changing out such types of wire-rope.

The alert also highlights the need for: 1) Document Procedure for the task; 2)  JSA to be completed highlighting the kinetic energy hazard; and 3) No one to stand in "line of fire" when removing spooled wire-rope.

Danger of Heating Sealed Tanks

Graham Marshall - Thursday, May 23, 2013
The dangers of applying heat ("hot work") to sealed hydraulic cylinders is highlighted in the safety alert from Work Safe in Western Australia.
The safety alert was published following the fatality of a worker who died when using an oxy-torch to cut a cylinder.
The tank exploded.

Risk with Pneumatic Hose Couplings

Graham Marshall - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pneumatic hose couplings are easily miss-used when they are incorrectly installed with no safety-pin and no hose-restraints ("whip check").

In Australia, NOPSEMA, the offshore safety regulator has issued a safety alert to highlight the risk, having noticed many instances where hoses have been incorrectly installed.

If hoses are not correctly installed, there is a very real danger of the hose de-coupling and whipping or striking someone.

See the safety alert below for further information.

Importance of Securing Loads

Graham Marshall - Monday, April 08, 2013

All loads, whether large or small should be adequately secured when being transported by road.

The Origin Energy safety alert shown below highlights how packing crates which are not fit for purpose, or have become unfit for purpose over time can become dangerous in themselves.

The incident shows how a  part of the packing crate disintegrated and was ejected from a moving vehicle on a highway in Queensland Australia.

This high-potential incident could have led to disastrous consequences, but in this instance, luck intervened and no other road users were harmed.

Dangers with Use of Disc Cutting Saws

Graham Marshall - Saturday, April 06, 2013

The dangers associated with the use of disc-type cutting saws is highlighted in the APPEA safety alert shown below.

The critical issue of visually inspecting the cutting saw prior to start-up is illustrated; as is the need to report and "tag-out" any faulty equipment so that it cannot put other workers at risk.

Included here is a link to a JSA on the use of disc-tools.

Vehicle Roll Over in Queensland

Graham Marshall - Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Safety Alert shown below highlights the dangers of pulling onto the soft shoulder of narrow rural  bitumen roads when allowing larger vehicles to pass.

In the recent incident in Queensland, two workers narrowly avoided serious injury or a fatality when they lost control of a vehicle, resulting in a high speed roll over.

The vehicle had been driven off the road to accommodate an oncoming truck on a narrow regional road.

The driver lost control of the vehicle on the unsealed road whilst attempting to return to the bitumen.

The Safety Alert illustrates a number of key learning points which are worth sharing with drivers exposed to rural road conditions.

Dropped Power Pole Incident Alert

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Safety Alert from APPEA which is shown below illustrates how a worker was lifting/erecting a "two-part" steel power pole when a joint in the pole separated causing the bottom section of the pole to slide into the pre-made hole and the top section (still attached to the crane) to swing down and hit the ground.

No personnel was injured.

Key learning for all such lifting operations include:

> Ensure manufacturer’s specifications are reviewed and followed for installation projects;

> Ensure exclusion zones are implemented and observed throughout lifting operations; and

> Verify certifications for lifting points on equipment or structures prior to lifting.

Drill Rig Pressure Release

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shown below is another excellent incident alert from APPEA.  This one shows how table bushings were ejected from the drill rig floor when BOP procedures were not reviewed to check for pressure related hazards and the appropriate controls.

Vehicle Roll-overs are a Common Problem

Graham Marshall - Monday, December 24, 2012

This Safety Alert from APPEA demonstrates how easy it is to lose control of a vehicle when driving on oil-field roads.

It's been our experience that oil-field roads all over the world pose particular threats to drivers; whether it be from high-traffic volumes, the movement of large vehicles, use of roads by non-oilfield traffic, broken pavement, narrow roads, blown sand, blown snow, or other problematic weather factors like ice, fog or rain.

In all cases, the key to oil-field driving is to slow down, take your time, and plan ahead.

After all, it doesn't matter how quickly you get there, what matters is how quickly you stop at the end.

 


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