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19 June 2013. ILA Lead Occupational Exposure Workshop Prague, Czech Republic Gerry Manley Vice President - EH&S Compliance. Discussion Points. Metrics Tracking Methodologies Elevated Blood Lead Employee Counseling

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19 June 2013

ILA Lead Occupational Exposure Workshop

Prague, Czech Republic

Gerry Manley

Vice President - EH&S Compliance

discussion points
Discussion Points
  • Metrics Tracking Methodologies
  • Elevated Blood Lead Employee Counseling
  • Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Observations supporting Blood Lead Reduction Program
metrics tracking methodologies
Metrics Tracking Methodologies

“If you measure it,

you can manage it.”

  • However, what you measure,

and how you measure, are

equally important to your

success in managing blood

leads.

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RSR supports a Medical Removal limit of 20 ug/dl PbB.Previous practice focused on measuring incremental ranges of blood lead levels.

µg/dl

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Now, all blood leads > 20 ug/dl are treated the same.By focusing on all blood leads >20 ug/dl, clear expectations have been established, and improvement is clearly evident.Blood Leads - Number of Employees > 20 µg/dl 2013 YTD

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Metrics Tracking Methodologies
  • RSR has debunked the myth that long term employees’ blood leads cannot be reduced.
  • Expectations of blood lead reduction are not dependent on years of service.
  • Monetary motivations have played an important role in achieving such success.
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Metrics Tracking Methodologies
  • RSR has demonstrated that through education and motivation, employee blood leads can be reduced.
  • Tracking most recent group of 5-year employees demonstrates this effect.
5 year employee blood lead progression
5 Year EmployeeBlood Lead Progression

Blood Lead

RED Line represents average of all data.

elevated blood lead employee counseling program
Elevated Blood Lead Employee Counseling Program
  • All employees with blood leads > 20 ug/dl participate in program;
  • All New Hires participate in Program during first 90 days;
  • Each employee is assigned a counseling mentor to provide hands-on coaching;
  • Each Monthly blood samples taken (all other employees quarterly);
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Elevated Blood Lead Employee Counseling Program
  • Program focuses on two key elements
    • Basic Hygiene Awareness
      • Proper End of Day Decon Technique
      • Proper Break Time Decon Technique
      • Mid-shift Showering
      • Mid-Shift Changing of Dirty Uniforms
    • Proper Use/Storage of Company Provided PPE
      • Respirator – Doff/Don, storage, cleaning; Assignment of PAPR as appropriate.
      • Gloves – Doff/Don; Disposal;
      • Clothing – Proper vacuuming techniques.
      • Boots – Proper washing techniques.
review blood lead counseling checklist daily
Review Blood Lead Counseling Checklist Daily
  • Name: _________________________________________ Date: ______________________
  • Department: ____________________________________ Position: ___________________
  • Type of Respirator: ______________________________ Date of Hire: ________________
  • Yes No
  • ___ ___ Do you wash your hands, arms and face thoroughly before eating or drinking?
  • ___ ___ Do you restrict your eating to the lunchroom only?
  • ___ ___ Do you take mid-shift showers?
  • ___ ___ Do you have enough uniforms?
  • ___ ___ Do you bite your fingernails?
  • ___ ___ Do you shampoo your hair thoroughly when showering?
  • ___ ___ Do you wear latex, vinyl or rubber gloves while working?
  • ___ ___ Do you use the boot wash?
  • ___ ___ Do you use the vacuum station?
  • ___ ___ Did you have a Qualitative fit test (smoke test) last week?
  • ___ ___ Did you have a Quantitative fit test for your present respirator?
  • ___ ___ Do you inspect & self-test your respirator each time you put it on?
  • ___ ___ Are your respirators in good condition?
  • ___ ___ Do you avoid pulling your respirator from your face while in restricted areas of plant?
  • ___ ___ Did you work in very dusty/dirty areas recently?
  • If yes: where, how often and what precaution did you take? ______________________
  • ___ ___ Have you made any work positive practice changes during the last month?
              • (e.g. increased use of gloves, etc.) If yes, what? ____________________________________
  • ___ ___ Have you worked with lead outside of RSR employment during the last month?
  • If yes, where? ___________________________________________________________
  • Employee Signature ______________________ Safety Representative ___________________
  • Supervisor ___________________________ Dept. Manager ________________________
behavior based safety bbs observations supporting blood lead reduction program
Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Observations supporting Blood Lead Reduction Program
  • All employees encouraged to participate in BBS program weekly. Primarily focused on accident reduction.
  • Employees with elevated blood leads are observed by peers, focusing on blood lead reduction opportunities;
    • Work practices generating excessive dust;
    • Positioning of body during tasks to minimize exposure;
    • Utilizing ventilation controls optimally?;
    • Adjustments of respirator while in exposure areas;
  • Review results of BBS with employee to achieve improvements;
summary
Summary
  • Set a blood lead goal, and measure to that goal
    • RSR supports 20 ug/dl medical removal limit.
  • Provide peer mentoring/active coaching until all employees achieve blood lead goal.
  • Utilize Behavior Based Safety techniques to reinforce proper work practices to reduce employee blood leads.