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 Post subject: Job Briefing
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:29 pm 
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I think the requirement of a Job Briefing' applies only to transmission or utility type work. I think Job Briefing does not apply to manufactring/industrial plants. Please let me know if I am correct in my assumptions.

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 Post subject: Re: Job Briefing
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:55 pm 
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SheelPandey wrote:
I think the requirement of a Job Briefing' applies only to transmission or utility type work. I think Job Briefing does not apply to manufactring/industrial plants. Please let me know if I am correct in my assumptions.


Definitely not the case. NFPA 70E-2015 Article 110.1(H) is titled Job Briefing and states that before starting each job, the employee in charge shall conduct a job briefing with the employees involved.

So job briefing is not limited to utility workers, nor should it be. A good practice is to have all workers perform a job brief not just electrical workers.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:44 pm 
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Thank you Mr. Donovan for replying on my question.

I want to add following in my post:

OSHA particularly mention 'Job Briefing' requirement in 1910.269 which is for 'Electric Power generation, transmission and distribution'. Do you know if OSHA has mentioned 'Job Briefing' requirement in any other chepter?

OSHA does not require 'Job Briefing' for an employee working alone. 70E does not have this exemption. Is it not that 70E is ovestepping the requirement for'Job Briefing' ? It aslo has removed the exemptions allowed in 2012 such as Job Briefing for Repetitive or Similar Task and Routine Work. How burdensome it will be for a supervisor or manager to just keep writing'Job Briefing' for each job, may be for the same job each time?

What will be the accepted form of 'Job Briefing' - verbal or in writing ?


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OSHA particularly mention 'Job Briefing' requirement in 1910.269 which is for 'Electric Power generation, transmission and distribution'. Do you know if OSHA has mentioned 'Job Briefing' requirement in any other chepter?


That is the only chapter I know where Job Briefing is mentioned.

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OSHA does not require 'Job Briefing' for an employee working alone. 70E does not have this exemption. Is it not that 70E is ovestepping the requirement for'Job Briefing' ?


Not so. See 1910.269(c)(5)

Working alone. An employee working alone need not conduct a job briefing. However, the employer shall ensure that the tasks to be performed are planned as if a briefing were required.


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It aslo has removed the exemptions allowed in 2012 such as Job Briefing for Repetitive or Similar Task and Routine Work. How burdensome it will be for a supervisor or manager to just keep writing'Job Briefing' for each job, may be for the same job each time?


I think a stand alone job brief can be created that the employees should be able to refer to and check to see if conditions are different than what the JB states. You may be able to address this through your safety program/manual.

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What will be the accepted form of 'Job Briefing' - verbal or in writing ?


There is no requirement either way. Having a written JB does have some benefits in that the JB is documented and if another employee joins the work, the JB will be consistent with the earlier one. They can also be used for training purposes in the event something was missed in a JB.

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 Post subject: Re: Job Briefing
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Most, if not all industrial facilities require job briefing for all tasks, not just electrical. Most facilities perform this with the title of "JSA" (Job Safety Analysis), part of the safety permit process.


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 Post subject: Re: Job Briefing
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Great discussion that might point to the huge difference between those who load their own truck each day to complete 12 hours of work, and those who sit behind government desks writing safety codes.

The later party can go on and on writing ever more requirements to justify their position, however; does that really translate to field conditions and expectations.


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Gary B wrote:
Great discussion that might point to the huge difference between those who load their own truck each day to complete 12 hours of work, and those who sit behind government desks writing safety codes.

The later party can go on and on writing ever more requirements to justify their position, however; does that really translate to field conditions and expectations.


Yes. JSA's have been proven to lower injury rates. A good one walks through what work is going on, what things can go wrong, and what needs to be done to prevent them. Nothing more than that. You can walk a crew through it in 5 minutes and its typical of the interaction that a good crew does anyway. Or you can burden it with bureacracy and then it becomes a meaningless task with poor participation and no value comes from it. With one man jobs, it often takes place during job assignment. Not as effective as on job site, but helps some.


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I agree that job briefs, tailgates or shift turnovers as they are referred to in my present industry are standard practices and have been so in all of the industries that I have been employed in.

That includes for U.S. Navy Avionics tech, Marine electrical construction, Numerical Control Technician, Journeyman Meter Tech and NERC certified Power System Dispatcher as well as my career as a reserve Sheriff's Deputy. All had a shift brief, tailgate or end of shift turnover practice.

Mostly these practices included not only a verbal turnover but a written or, later, a typed record. Safety was in integral part of all of these briefs.


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