2010 Life Critical Training Sessions Safe Distance
Overview • Let’s review WHY • WHO needs to know this? • WHAT’s an emergency? • WHERE is a safe distance? • WHEN can I respond?
Let’s review WHY? • Required by State and Federal Regulation and by SMR Procedure • California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5192 • Federal OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 • MSE Emergency Manual, Section 2 • Past citations • Personnel and Responder SAFETY
WHO needs to know this? • First Responder, AWARENESS level • All non-operations field employees • Understand & recognize potential hazards or situations • Knowledge of how to and who to call for help • RSL, 3601, 2222, Orange Button on radio, etc. • Get themselves to safe location away from hazard • First Responder, OPERATIONS level • Operations personnel in area of expertise (trained in unit) • Respond defensively from a safe distance
WHO needs to know this? • Hazardous Materials Technician • Aux Crew, Basic Fire Crew, SHARCs, RATs when responding under the direction of Incident Commander • Respond for the purpose of stopping a leak • More aggressive than Operations level • May approach the point of release to stop it • Incident Commander / On-Scene Manager • Trained individuals
WHAT’s an emergency? • An occurrence which results, or is likely to result, in an uncontrolled release, which may cause high levels of exposure to toxic substances, or which poses danger to employees requiring immediate attention.
WHAT’s an emergency? • YES / NO • Seal leak at Sulfur Plant – product contains high H2s / NH3 • Lube oil spill onto ground when contents of pump had not been fully emptied • Instrumentation failure at SRU where product from firebox is released to the atmosphere • Tubing failure at SRHT where hydrocarbon is releasing to atmosphere • Tubing failure at volatile storage where LPG is releasing to atmosphere • Pressure gauge blow out at DCU releasing product to atmosphere
WHEN can I respond? • When operating under the direction of the IC / RSL (present at scene), or • RSL has been contacted and is responding. • Let RSL know what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. • Responder assumes all responsibilities for appraisal and size-up of scene, and operates from a safe distance. • Monitoring of area - toxic, flammable, both? • Proper PPE, backup person(s), etc. • RSL / IC approves each case.