At-Risk BARRIERs

  • 1. Training Issue, Unfamiliar - never trained, unqualified, too long since training, unusual task.
    2. Management Pressure / System - time constraints, hurry, priority, poor job coordination.
    3. Apathy, Insignificant - don't care, unimportant.
    4. Facility and Equipment Condition - design, modification or deterioration contributing to at-risk condition or behavior.
    5. Disagreement on At-Risk Practices - cannot agree that an at-risk condition or behavior exists.
    6. Personal Factors or Distractions - not thinking, mind not on the task at hand, preoccupied, self imposed pressure.
    7. Accepted Culture or Peer Pressure - doing the wrong thing because our peers do, going along with the crowd, rather not “rock the boat”.
    8. Environment Related - affected by weather, insects.

Critical Behavior Elements

1.0 PPE

  • 1.1 • Eye & Face Protection - wearing proper eye and face protection for the task (Safety glasses, face shield, goggles).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 1.2 • Hand Protection - proper gloves (Rubber gloves, Leather Gloves).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 1.3 • Body Protection - proper protective clothing ("Tyvek", FR clothing, rubber apron) including seat belts.

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 1.4 • Foot Protection - proper foot protection (steel toed safety shoes).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 1.5 • Fall Protection - properly protected from falling when working where this hazard exits (safety harness, body harness, tie-offs).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 1.6 • Hearing Protection - wearing proper hearing protection where the hazard exists (ear plugs, ear muffs).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 1.7 • Head Protection - bump cap worn appropriately where hazard exists.

  • At-Risk BARRIER

2.0 BODY USE and POSITION

  • 2.1 • Line of Fire - worker is positioning his body to avoid injury by any moving hazards (escaping steam, falling objects).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 2.2 • Lifting - proper lifting techniques (using legs, back straight, weight close to body, feet flat on floor, knees bent).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 2.3 • Pinch Point - aware of and avoid pinch points (pinch points blocked, maintaining body parts out of pinch points).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 2.4 • Awkward Position - proper body mechanics (over-extended, using legs not back when pulling).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

3.0 TOOLS and EQUIPMENT

  • 3.1 • Tool Use / Selection - using the right tool for the job and using it properly (correct style wrench).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 3.2 • Condition - tools, even if correct for the job, must be in good condition (electrical cords properly insulated).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 3.3 • Position Parked - vehicle is left in the position which creates the least possibility of incident (parking break set, engine off, forks down)

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 3.4 • Ergonomics (Design) - system / component designed to be user friendly, with the operator(s) in mind (accessible, low strain).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

4.0 EYES ON PATH / HANDS

  • 4.1 • Eyes On Path - watching what you're doing and where you're going (looking for / being aware of hazards).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 4.2 • Eyes On Hands - aware of hand placement (watching where hands are placed during work or near hazard, not being distracted).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 4.3 • Ascending / Descending - proper climbing techniques on ladders/stairs, both portable and stationary (facing ladder, not skipping rungs or steps, hold onto railing).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 4.4 • Travel Path - non-hazardous route of travel, path of least potential incident (walking / driving around spills, barricades, rough terrain).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

  • 4.5 • Travel Speed - rate of speed to minimize potential incidents based on environment, surroundings or changing conditions.

  • At-Risk BARRIER

5.0 PROCESS HAZARDS

  • 5.1 • LOTO - are workers protected from potential hazards (locks / tags / grounds applied or removed, lines depressurized).

  • At-Risk BARRIER

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