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The response for an unqualified person in the Limited Approach Boundary during energized work is:
Keep working
Stop working
Insist they leave the area
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:20 am 
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If an unqualified person enters the limited approach boundary while energized work is being performed, the response should be:

  • Keep working
  • Stop working
  • Insist they leave the area
  • Report them
  • Something else
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:02 pm 

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You need to escort them and make them aware of the hazards.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:27 am 
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johnpake wrote:
You need to escort them and make them aware of the hazards.

Yes, that is also an option. For this week's question, let's assume the person does not belong there at all. They just randomly show up for something like a need to discuss the weekend football scores :) . I should have mentioned this.

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I missed the multiple votes part - You need to stop working and insist they leave the area. If they refuse to leave then they need to be reported.


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We stop working and ask them to step back. Our rule is no one is to be within "arms reach" of an open cabinet without the proper training and gear.

This one is hard to get through the heads of most of our managers until they realize that any time I am spending removing them from MY work area is time that I am not working on getting the equipment back up and running. They catch on eventually and leave us alone until we are done.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:28 am 
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That reminds me of an incident I had working in a mill.

The area manager was behind me pesterring me as to how long it was going to take while i was looking at an overload that tripped. He just reached around me and reset it while I was inspecting it.

And I DID report him to the electrical superintendant. The bad thing is that the area manager did not have a clue how dangerous what he did was. All he was concerned with was getting production running again. My caution was negatively affecting his production numbers.

It was not long after that a coworker reset an overload and it exploded in his face. He had a hardhat and safety glasses on, but the blast burned off his eyebrows and burned his forehead and cheeks.


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