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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Confined Space

Q: How do I know if a space is a confined space?

Q: What is the definition of a confined space?

Q: What makes a confined space a "permit" confined space?

Fall Protection

Q: Is fall protection required when working on a ladder?

Q: What is the "belt-buckle rule?"

Q: What is the definition of a "competent person" for fall protection

Q: Where can I find a list of "competent persons?"

A: A competent person is one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.6 A designated SLAC fall protection competent person has completed required training and has appropriate experience

Hazardous Waste

Hoisting & Rigging

ISEMS

Job Hazard Analysis

Lock and Tag

  • Criteria for GLP
    Excerpt from section 4.4 Energy Control Procedure Selection "SLAC Lock and Tag Program for the Control of Hazardous Energy"
    The first step in performing a Lockout/Tagout must be to identify the appropriate procedure to follow, General Lockout Procedure (GLP) or written Equipment Lockout Procedure (ELP). To do this, identify and evaluate possible energy sources ON OR NEAR the machines, equipment, or processes and energy-isolating devices) for those energy sources. ( 7.5 Attachment E: “Energy Assessment Chart,” may be helpful for this evaluation.)

    When ALL of the following elements exist:

    1. The machine or equipment has no potential for stored or residual energy or re-accumulation of stored energy which, after shutdown, could endanger personnel.
    2. The machine or equipment has a single energy source which can be readily identified and isolated.
    3. The isolation and locking out of that energy source will completely de-energize and de-activate the machine or equipment.
    4. The machine or equipment is isolated from that energy source and locked out during servicing or maintenance.
    5. A single lockout device will achieve a locked out condition.
    6. The lockout device is under the exclusive control of the authorized worker working on the equipment. (Reference 4.11.1 “Using a Tag Only”)
    7. The servicing or maintenance does not create hazards for other personnel.
    8. The machine or equipment was never involved in an accident by the unexpected activation or re-energization during service or maintenance.
    9. No ELP is provided for the machine or equipment.

Excerpt from the SLAC Lock and Tag Program for the Control of Hazardous Energy

4.4 Energy Control Procedure Selection
(Ref.: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 c.4.i)
The first step in performing a Lockout/Tagout must be to identify the appropriate procedure to follow, General Lockout Procedure (GLP) or written Equipment Lockout Procedure (ELP). To do this, identify and evaluate possible energy sources ON OR NEAR the machines, equipment, or processes and energy-isolating devices for those energy sources. ( 7.5 Attachment E: “Energy Assessment Chart,” may be helpful for this evaluation.)

When ALL of the following elements exist:

  1. The machine or equipment has no potential for stored or residual energy or re-accumulation of stored energy which, after shutdown, could endanger personnel.
  2. The machine or equipment has a single energy source which can be readily identified and isolated.
  3. The isolation and locking out of that energy source will completely de-energize and de-activate the machine or equipment.
  4. The machine or equipment is isolated from that energy source and locked out during servicing or maintenance.
  5. A single lockout device will achieve a locked out condition.
  6. The lockout device is under the exclusive control of the authorized worker working on the equipment. (Reference 4.11.1 “Using a Tag Only”)
  7. The servicing or maintenance does not create hazards for other personnel.
  8. The machine or equipment was never involved in accidents by the unexpected activation or re-energization during service or maintenance.
  9. No ELP is provided for the machine or equipment.

Machine Tools / Equipment Usage

MFD Safety Office

New / Departing Employees

Personal Protective Equipment

Q: How often can I get reimbursed for safety Glasses?

Q: How often can I get reimbursed for safety shoes?

Q: How can I tell if my glasses are ANZI compliant.

Q: Where can I get side shields for my eyeglasses?

Q: Can contractors be reimbursed for safety shoes

Training

Work Authorization


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Last update: April 12, 2010