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					35W Bridge Collapse
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                                          Site Command

                                             MN/Dot




                                                                                    Investigation
                                                                    Recovery
 Site Safety     Site Security              Demolition
                                                                                       NTSB
                                                                 Minneapolis Fire
 MNOSHA        Minneapolis Police      Carl Bolander & Sons
                                                                   Department
                                                                                        FBI




                                        Underwater Rigging
Federal OSHA
                                          Subcontractor



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Julie Bottolfson            Mn/DOT                 Doug Theis
 651-775-2231             Metro Safety            651-775-3090
                          Professionals




  Jim Weiler
                     35W Bridge Safety Training    Rita Hutton
 651-775-5803                  2007
                                                  651-775-2683
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                               Mn/DOT
                            District Safety
                            Professionals


      D2- Rod Starkey                                D1- Bill Haug
      218-213-0381                                   218-310-6625
D4- Bill Hanson                                         D3- Mark Moehlenbrock
218-849-6105/260-3158                                   218-232-6710
                                               Metro
   D8- Mark Pierskalla
   320-894-7412/291-4823             D6- Troy Hollasch
                                     507-273-2059/779-9661
                    D7- Dale Plemmons
                    507-380-9232


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           Content Overview:
• Site Access
     Parking
     Credentialing
     Restricted Areas
• Reporting
     Injuries/Illnesses
     Motor Vehicle Accidents
     Equipment Damage
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             Content Overview:
• Personal Protective Equipment
  Hard Hats, Safety Glasses, Hearing
  Protection, Class 2 ANSI Hi-Visibility Vest
  + Pants during night operations), Personal
  Floatation Device (PDF), Gloves, Safety
  Boots, Fall Protection …
• Environmental Hazards
  Heat Stress

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      Safety Creed
       “No job is so
       important in
      maintenance
    and construction,
    and no service so
      urgent that we
     cannot take the
      time to perform
    our work safely!”




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              Site Considerations

Parking:
Park vehicles in designated lot near Mn/DOT
Trailer (car pool ???)…
Credentials:
Mn/DOT ID + Site Access Card ???
Communication:
All requests for information should be directed
to the Public Affairs Coordinator (PAC)


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      Follow Safety Procedures


•Use Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE)
•Only operate equipment that you have
been trained and authorized to operate
•Identify problems / concerns and report
them to your supervisor
•Promote safe attitudes by being a good
example
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                   Hazards


Falls: Safety Harness & lanyard
required

Slips/Trips & Uneven Terrain: …

Electrical: Overhead electrical lines


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            Physical Hazards


• Heat Stress – Drink lots of water
  throughout your shift and pace
  yourself
• Watch for signs & symptoms in
  yourself and others
• Apply sunscreen regularly


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            Physical Hazards


Weather
Plan ahead for rain and dress
   appropriately
• Watch for rising river levels
• Litghtening
• Slippery ground and slopes
• Watch sewer outlets for unexpected
   currents
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             Physical Hazards


Bridge Debris:
• Wear gloves to avoid cuts from rough
   concrete and rebar

•   …




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              Site Hazards


 Drowning: Mississippi River – strong
         current, undertow

Struck By: Heavy Equipment
Operation




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               Health Hazards

Silia: concrete cutting, drilling, etc

Asbestos: potential transite conduits or
piping or debris underground during
excavation




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              Health Hazards


Lead, Hexavalent Chromium & Other
Metals: during cutting, grinding and hot
work on steel

Noise: Ear plugs or muffs required




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       Medical Emergencies & First Aid




         952-292-4406
       Rescue Resources



        Universal Precautions:
       Protect yourself at all times

“if it is wet, and not yours – don’t touch it”
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             Universal Precautions


       Protect yourself at all times

         Routes of Entry
         • Absorption
         • Ingestion
         • Inhalation
         • Injection

“if it is wet, and not yours – don’t touch it”


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          Reporting: Injuries/Illnesses


Report all accidents and injuries must be
 reported A.S.A.P. (within 24 hours) …
            NO EXCEPTIONS
                    Report to:
                    Supervisor
           Workers Compensation Coordinator
             Trevia Campbell – 651-234-7429
                 Safety Administrator
    Please provide accurate and all pertinent
                  information


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        REPORTING: Motor Vehicle Accident




MN State Self Insured # A-1046


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   Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)


        After an accident
      Supervisor’s Investigation
       Contact by third parties
All information requests and correspondence
 are to be referred to the Metro Safety Unit
Be careful what you say and who you say it to




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  Hazard Hotline



State of Minnesota
  Hazard Hotline

 1-888-673-7466




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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)




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             PPE: Head Protection

• Whenever work is
  being done above
  shoulder height.

• Whenever a
  designated “Hard Hat
  Zone”.

• When working in a
  bucket truck.

• Railroad Right of Way
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               PPE: Hand Protection


Wear hand protection to
 protect from:
  – Absorption of harmful
    substances
  – Chemical burns
  – Punctures, cuts,
    lacerations, &
    abrasions
  – Thermal burns
  – Harmful temperature
    extremes
  – Infectious Agents

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                  PPE: Head Protection


• Maintenance,
  Cleaning & Storage
• If Impacted – Out of
  Service
• Inspection
  – Webbing
  – Flexibility



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PPE: Hearing Protection

Ear Plugs -
lightweight and
comfortable material
that fits into ear canal,
formable foam or
custom molded.

   Ear Muffs -
   cushioned and
   cupped ear
   coverings with a
   headband.

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         PPE: Hearing Protection


– Employees should wear hearing protection
  when their noise exposure is 85 decibles
  or greater.

– Rule of Thumb: “If you need to raise your
 voice to be heard by someone less than 2
 feet away, then you need hearing
 protection.”


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               PPE: Foot Protection


Type of foot protection:                     Protects against:
• Puncture Resistant                   • Punctures, objects
  (leather, not canvas)                  piercing shoe sole.

• Meets ANSI Z-41                      • Falling objects
  standard
                                       • Electrical
• Non-conductive
                                       • Chemicals
• Chemical resistant
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            PPE: Eye And Face Protection

For Use When:

• There is a risk of flying or
  falling debris.

• There is a risk of splashing
  chemicals.

• When working around
  moving equipment.

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PPE: High Visibility Clothing




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                PPE: Respirator Usage

Employees must:

• Be trained annually in
  respirator use

• Know how to clean,
  inspect and maintain

• Fill out questionnaire and
  be evaluated

• Be fit tested annually
      Additional training is required for respirator use.
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                PPE: Respirator Usage

For Use When:

• Airborne chemicals could exceed
  OSHA limits (lead, asbestos).

• Airborne particles could exceed
  OSHA limits (painting,
  sandblasting).

• Nuisance level odors (latex paints,
  gas smells).

• Nuisance level dusts (mowing,
  sweeping).
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Mobile Earth-Moving Equipment Awareness




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              Approaching Equipment


• Make visual, voice or
  signal contact before
  approaching.
• Maintain visual contact.
• Operator must place
  transmission in neutral,
  set the brake and indicate
  that it is safe to approach.


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Equipment Visibility




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Equipment Visibility
                                Employee




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            Rollover Protection (ROPS)


• The operator must
  wear the seat belt at
  all times when
  operating equipment
  with ROPS.
• Report seatbelts
  showing signs of
  wear/tear, other
  defects or otherwise
  inoperative safety belt
  devices.
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          Working Around Power Lines


• Be careful when
  working around
  overhead power lines.
  Stay at least 10 feet
  away to prevent
  electrocution.




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                Backing Equipment


• Use the proper backing
  up procedures
• Avoid backing your
  equipment whenever
  possible.
• Use a spotter or guide
  person whenever
  possible
• Operator has full
  responsibility for
  movement of equipment


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            Backing A Motor Vehicle


• When In Doubt, Don’t
  Back Up.

• Walk the Rear and
  Check Conditions.
                                 • Use a Spotter –
                                   Be a Spotter!
                                 • Constantly Use All
                                   of Your Mirrors.
                                         • Back Slowly And
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                        Excavating


• Before excavating, make
  the Gopher State One
  call 48 hours before
  digging. Make sure all
  utilities are located

• Hand dig anything closer
  than 2 feet from the utility
  locate




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               Trenching/Excavation




• Additional training will be provided for operators of
  excavating equipment and their supervisors.
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                  The Basics To Remember

• Wear high visibility PPE when
   working around earth moving
   equipment.
• When approaching the
   equipment
   make visual, voice, or signal
  contact with the operator.
• Maintain visibility with the
   operator when approaching
   the equipment.
• Operator must place the
   transmission in neutral, set the
   parking brake, and indicate it is
   safe to approach.

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                 Confined Space Entry

     • Identifying Confined Spaces…

         – Limited Openings…..Entry Or Exit
         – Unfavorable Natural Ventilation
         – Not Designated For Worker
           Occupancy



More training will be provided for those working in confined spaces




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                   Confined Spaces


   What is a confined space?

Big enough to hold a person, but not
 made for continuous occupancy.

Hazardous or engulfing atmosphere.

Rescue could be difficult.




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                            Confined Spaces
                                     (Examples)



  •   Tanks            •   Vaults
  •   Manholes         •   Pipes
  •   Boilers          •   Trenches
  •   Sewers           •   Tunnels
  •   Bridges          •   Ducts
  •   Hoppers          •   Pits

More training will be provided for
those working in confined spaces.

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                         Confined Space Entry


    • Oxygen Deficient
      Atmospheres Minimum acceptable oxygen level.
      19.5 %
       15 - 19%             Decreased ability to work strenuously.
                            Impair coordination. Early symptoms.
       12-14%               Respiration increases. Poor judgment.
       10-12%               Respiration increases. Lips blue.
       8-10%                Mental failure. Fainting. Nausea
                            Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
       6-8%                 8 minutes - fatal, 6 minutes - 50% fatal
                            4-5 minutes - possible recovery.
       4-6%                 Coma in 40 seconds. Death
More training will be provided for
those working in confined spaces.

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                  Confined Space Entry


• Safety Procedures
  – Review Organizational
    Guidelines
  – Get Proper Approval
    (Permit)
  – Isolate Confined
    Spaces
  – Test
    Atmosphere/Ventilate/
    Clean
  – Assemble Proper
    Equipment
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              Confined Space Entry


• Prevention…

  – Know The Hazards
  – Learn How To Deal With Them
  – Follow Established Safe Procedures




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       Working on Right of Way / Shoulders

• Turn on strobe

• Signal intentions early
• Park safely, leaving
  strobe on

• When exiting, carefully
  merge into traffic,
  signaling intentions,
  leaving strobe on, until
  going speed of traffic
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                 PPE: Fall Protection

   Required whenever there is a fall
    potential of 6 feet or more       Remember …
                                                  Gravity Kills

                                                       Additional
                                                       training is
                                                    required & will
                                                    be provided for
                                                    those required
                                                      to wear fall
Harness &     Guardrail         Safety net
 lanyard                                               protection
               system            systems

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               Working Over Water



All work over water requires the use of an Coast
Guard approved personal floatation device (PDF)




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Energy Control



               Control of hazardous energy
                    is the purpose of the
                Lockout /Tagout Program




                 More training will be provided to
                 those affected and authorized
                 employees.



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                    Ladder Safety
                                                     • Check the ladder
• Keep your body                                       carefully.
  centered on the                                       – Look for missing,
  ladder. Hold the                                        damaged or
  ladder with one                                         loose
  hand while working                                      components.
  with the other.                                       – Don’t use a
• Never let your belt                                     damaged ladder.
  buckle pass beyond
  either ladder rail.




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              Railroad Requirements


• Requirements when
  working within 25 feet
  of the track edge.
• Safety training
  course.
• RR Representative.
• Hi-Vis
   – Vest
   – Hard Hat

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 Hazard Recognition



• Infectious and
  Biological hazards
• Chemical hazards
• Physical hazards



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Wild Parsnip, Poison Ivy




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                    Sunscreen Use


Re-apply as needed

SPF 15 or Higher

Wide Brim Hats




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                   West Nile Virus

• To reduce the risk of Mosquito
  bites:

• Use a good mosquito repellent,
  containing no more than 30% of
  the active ingredient DEET.

• Wear long sleeve shirts and long
  pants if you do have to spend
  time in an area where mosquitoes
  are biting.

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                     West Nile Virus


• Avoid outdoor activities at
  dusk or dawn when
  mosquitoes are feeding.

• Eliminate possible
  mosquito-breeding sites
  including items such as
  old tires, buckets,
  clogged rain gutters, bird
  baths, cans and other
  containers, and
  ANYTHING that can hold
  a small amount of water.
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             Project Sensitivity


• Understand that this is still a recovery
  site and that you may observe a
  recovery operation
• Be aware of the effects of this on
  yourself and other workers on site:
      - Physically         - Mentally
      - Emotionally        - Behaviorally



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