You the Supervisor in the Oil patch with chemicals.pptx by TPenney


									        You, the Supervisor
                   and your
Chemical Control Plan in the
                   Oil Patch
             Your Oilfield Chemical
                 Control Plan
Exposure Control Plans and Codes of Practice that requires the employer to
develop a written plan for each listed material that define:
o Purpose and responsibilities for implementing the plan;
o Risk identification, assessment and control procedures and practices;
o Worker education and training requirements;
o Written work procedures for storage, handling, use and disposal;
o Hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures;
o Health monitoring requirements; and
o Record keeping.

Health Monitoring for particular chemicals (e.g., asbestos, silica, lead) to consider
the impact on health by monitoring changes in the bodies of workers exposed to
hazardous agents. Common tests include urine testing, blood testing, pulmonary
function testing and x-rays. Medical experts are required to conduct these tests and
interpret the results. The aim is to take action before the onset of disease.

Occupational Hygiene Testing – measures the concentration of airborne chemicals
to determine if they are within legislated Occupational Exposure Limits and if the
controls that have been implemented are effective in reducing exposure to
hazardous materials
You, the supervisor and the
Birds Eye View of Risk
Elimination or Control
  Chemical Management
Plan and Your Oilpatch Site
  Supervisors are the people responsible for
  implementing the chemical management plan at
  the worksite.
  Their duties typically include:
  •    Receiving the chemicals on site.
  •    Directing the work with the chemicals done
       by workers.
  •    Reviewing and sharing chemical information
       (Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Guidance
  •    Organizing and implementing on-site hazard
  •    Ensuring communication flow between shifts,
       contractors, etc.
  •    Ensuring the availability of personal
       protective equipment (PPE) and any other
       equipment required to work safety with
  •    Ensuring that staff has training on the use of
       PPE, safety equipment, SDS, Guidance
       Sheets and on the chemical hazards
       management plan for the materials they will
       be working with.
  •    Enforcing health and safety requirements
       and correcting unsafe acts and conditions
Hierarchy starts the Process
      Two Big Items in the
      Hierarchy of Controls
Identify the Chemical Hazards
As a supervisor you need to know what chemicals are present at
the worksite and the hazards they pose. You need to collect an
inventory of all chemicals at your work place and obtain Safety
Data Sheets (SDS) for each of them. Implement procedures to
ensure that all chemical shipments you receive are
accompanied by a SDS. For specific jobs collect the SDSs for the
chemicals you will be working with and review the information
to see how it will apply to the task at hand.
Assess the Chemical Hazards
Before you begin work with chemicals you need to ask the
following questions;
• What are the properties of the chemical e.g. flammable,
    corrosive, liquid, solid etc.?
• Who has responsibility for chemical management and use?
• Where is the chemical being used?
• What are the routes of entry associated with that chemical
    (e.g., inhalation, skin/eye contact,
• ingestion)?
• How much of the chemical is being used?
• How long is the worker exposed to the chemical?
• Will the work process mean that a lot of dust, vapor or gas
    will be released in air?
   Apply Control Branding
There are two main factors which affect whether
chemicals in the workplace are likely to harm health:
the type of damage the chemical causes and the amount
needed to cause that damage; and how much is likely to
get into the air and be breathed in or come into contact
with the skin or eyes.
This in turn depends upon its dustiness or its ability to
produce vapors or gases in air.
The Controlling Chemical Hazards guideline and web
project uses this information and chemical information
gathered from safety data sheets and other sources
information to select one of four control approaches
(bands). Control guidance sheets are then produced that
provide information on what you need to do to work
safely with the specific chemicals at hand.

The Controlling Chemical Hazards guideline and web
project recommends four control approaches that
depend on the need reduce worker exposure because of
a chemical’s potential to harm health
Why is it here, how is it
used, how to store it.
Branding and Zero Incident's
Hazardous substances - which include chemicals - can harm health if
they are used wrongly. Using them safely means protecting people
from breathing in too much and keeping chemicals off the skin.
Proper control:
• helps stop you and your coworkers from being off sick;
• helps stop you and your coworkers from getting diseases or
     chemical injuries; and
• helps you comply with the law.
First, you really need an up-to-date safety data sheet.
The supplier must send your employer data sheets with your first
consignment for single chemicals and for mixtures if these are
“Controlled Products” under WHMIS/GHS.
If the chemical or mixture is produced at your work place, your
employer is responsible for providing you with a safety data sheet.
Sometimes the chemicals or mixtures are changing because of
processes at the worksite; in this case your employer will need to use
process information and the results of chemical testing to find the
components in the mixture you are working with.
Do the drill down practice
       in reducing
 4 known controls to zero
Control for the Chemical Hazard
In all chemical hazard management systems, there are
four basic hazard control strategies:
• elimination/substitution;
• engineering controls;
• administrative controls; and
• personal protective equipment (PPE).
Elimination and substitution control the chemical
hazard by outright removing the chemical from the work
Processes may be avoided or adjusted to eliminate the
need for the chemical or a safer alternative is
substituted in place of a more hazardous chemical. If
elimination or substitution is not possible, engineering
controls are the next possible choice.
Engineering controls control the hazard at its source.
These include measures such as ventilation,
containment and enclosure. The use of engineering
controls should always be considered first.
Administrative controls, e.g., signage, are used in
conjunction with engineering controls
It is incredibly simple
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