Transcript Typical Decision Process on type of permit
Activities that ALWAYS Require a Safe Work Permit When Should Safe Work Permits Be Issued Activities that Require a Safe work permit IF YOU ARE NOT AN Authorized Operating Procedure User Activities That DO NOT Require a Safe Work Permit
1. Confined Space Entry 1. Line & Equipment Opening 1. An activity that is specifically listed on the Facilities list of activities that do not require a Safe work permit 2. Hot Tap 2. High energy hot work in a general area 3. Diving Operations 3. All hot work in flammable areas 2. Activities in non-Dow operated facilities on Dow Property that are authorized by the personnel of those facilities 3. Emergency Response Activities 4. Hydroblasting 5. Work on Exchangers with exposed tube plugs 6. Critical Lifting 7. Doing a lift of personnel on suspended work platforms 8. When requested by person doing the work 9. Positioning and operation of lift equipment near un-insulated, weather proofed or bare power lines ( refer to EWP-13 in global electrical safe work std) 4. Excavation 5. Electrical Work 6. Work over water 7. Abrasive blasting 8. Pressure Washing 9. Radiography 10. SW-1 switching ( Potentially Hazardous Switching, refer to EWP-20 ) 10. Asbestos related work 11. Class A-1 energized electrical work ( refer to EWP-30 in global electrical safe work std) 11. Work that requires the use of explosive devices (for example: Hilti gun) 12. Erecting, modifying or removing temporary life critical guards used for fall prevention (refer to global elevated work std ) 12. Work that removes or impairs a safeguard critical to life or work that creates a hazard that requires a safeguard critical of life (other than PPE) 13. Elevated Work* (*) If pre-task analysis is done, no safe work permit is required for elevated work 14. An activity that is not specifically listed on the Facility's list of activities that do not require a safe work permit.
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Exempt Job List –
This is the only list to be used at the Freeport Site.
Jobs are not exempt if any of the following are true:
energy isolation is needed, (including exclusive control)
spark producing activities in an area of flammability concern
work that requires a life critical safeguard, (ie. removing grating, life critical barricades, handrails)
Audits and inspections not intrusive to the process.
Carpentry Civil Surveying Environmental sampling, approved designated sampling points (routine ) Fiberglass work on new pipe and equipment not tied into the process Fire systems checks, (deluge systems, smoke alarms, fire monitors, etc) Fireproofing Fuel and portable equipment servicing Fugitive emissions tagging, monitoring and first attempt after communication / authorization by operational person.
General clean up, including garbage removal Grouting Installation and removal of non contaminated, non asbestos insulation over well maintained pipe and equipment Liquid penetrant inspection Lubrication checks Measuring and sketching Painting (non mechanical spray applications, such as brush, roller, small spray can) Pre-job setup and preparation Rotating equipment/vibration checks Sampling transformer fluids Steam trap and heat tracing surveys.
Vehicle and powered equipment use in areas without flammability concerns, (excluding cranes and mobile hoists)
Instrument, Electrical & Analytical Work meeting all the following criteria:
Red tags are not required (Energy Control Measures Not Required) Work is not potentially spark producing in an electrically classified area Equipment is not contaminated with process chemicals Work that does not require process line and/or equipment opening No work on bare conductors greater than 50 volts No possibility of changing operating process control parameters
Activities in a non-process area:
Tasks as a minimum require signing the Visitor Log Exempt activities - All the items above in addition to the following
● Plumbing ● Flooring ● Non computer controlled HVAC ● Moving furniture A/C filter changes ● Pest Removal / Exterminating ● Non-Process related computer repair ● Routine grass cutting and weed spraying ● Custodial cleaning ● Communication systems, phones or intercoms ● Installation, maintenance and calibration of Laboratory equipment
Pre-job Task analysis should be performed per department or Company policy.
A controlled access area is one that is marked with any combination of signs, barricades, warning tape (complete with identification tag) or flashing lights indicating that entry into the area is prohibited without a SWP.
All work is suspended in emergency situations and you must respond according to the facility orientation.
Reviewed: JC: 04/05/2010