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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:42 am 
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Does anyone have an Electrical Safety Program for a manufacturing facility that I could use as a model?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Vica1ME wrote:
Does anyone have an Electrical Safety Program for a manufacturing facility that I could use as a model?


You are setting yourself up for problems, even if a company would release thiers, which would suprise me, you want to develop your own. I can recommend the "Electrical Safety Program book"

http://www.netaworld.org/Category.cfm?CategoryID=106


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You have to consider OHSA or in Canada applicable OH&S Codes/Regulations when implementing an Electrical Safety Program, by following an framework that illustrate due diligence against Occupational health and safety management systems.

In Canada we have an excellent Standard, CSA Z1000 Occupational health and safety management that provides guidance on what you should consider. Certain categories/elements should be in your Electrical Safety Program.

As well you should ensure that your Electrical Safety Program covers of identifying appropriate preventative and protective control measures in the a priortized hierarchy:

1. Elminate the hazard;
2. Substitute with other materials, processes or equipment;
3. Use engineering controls;
4. Use safer work systems that increase awareness or potential hazards (e.g. lights, signage, beepers, etc.);
5. Provide adminstrative controls, such as training and procedures;
6. Provide personal protective equipment, including measures to ensure its appropriate use and maintenance.

Reference above is from CSA Z1000-06.

From BS OHSAS 18001:2007:
a) elimination;
b) substitution;
c) engineering controls;
d) signage/warnings and/or adminstrative controls;
e) personal protective equipment.

You can see that the Standard for management systems are similiar in identifying how you should approach reviewing any hazard.

They also mention a simple, Plan, Do, Check Act process.

You also need to consider identifying categories such as roles & responsibilities, hazard risk assessment, incident investigation, emergency response etc...

Regards;
Terry Becker, P.Eng.
http://www.esps.ca


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