IH Qualitative Survey
Overview of site production activities (annual tonnage, products, shipping methods, etc...)
Number of employees, typical job tasks, mining method (stone quarry, excavated S&G, dredge, etc...)
Is there any visible dust generated through site activities?
- Plant & Process Emissions
- Work Task Emissions
- Haul Roads
- Multiple Sources
What are the primary controls the site uses to control dust (water truck, spray bars, enclosed transfer points, etc...)?
What are the primary housekeeping practices at the site (water hose, dry shoveling, compressed air blow down, vacuum, other)?
Does all mobile equipment have enclosed cab and if so do operators keep windows and doors closed?
Does the QC lab have controls in place to control dust during sample processing?
Is respiratory protection available at the site?
If so, what type(s) of respiratory protection are available for employee use?
What are the typical welding methods and applications at the site (basic plant maintenance, mobile equipment wear parts, etc...)
Are all welding tasks done in open air with adequate natural or mechanical ventilation?
If welding is conducted in enclosed or confined spaces ( chutes, bins, hoppers, etc..) is supplemental mechanical ventilation provided during the task?
Are MSDS available for all chemicals defined as hazardous under MSHA 30 CFR Part 47?
Is a list of all hazardous chemicals available for the site as required under MSHA 30 CFR Part 47?
What are the primary noise sources at the site? (plant - screens, crushers, mobile equipment, etc...)
What are the secondary noise sources at the site? (customer trucks, tools/maintenance, etc...)
Is hearing protection available at the site?
What type primarily (plugs or muffs) and noise reduction rating (NRR)?
Is hearing protection worn by employees working in high noise areas (>85 dBA)?
Have any standard threshold shifts been identified through audiometric testing or hearing loss claims been made through workers compensation system?
If yes, was appropriate follow up and retraining provided in accordance with MSHA 30 CFR Part 62?
Does the site have practices in place to address thermal stress (heat or cold) such as hydration and work-rest regimens?
Audit of Group Standards Related to IH/OH
Has a qualitative and quantitative risk assessment been conducted in accordance with the Group H&S risk management standard to determine exposure potential for every job classification and task?
Has a site specific RCS and TD-PNOR management and control program been established?
Has a health surveillance program consistent with the Group's HASOP been established for employees exposed to RCS and TD-PNOR?
Has a site noise survey been conducted?
Has a noise map been developed for the site?
Has noise dosimetry been conducted for employees anticipated to be exposed above 85 dBA?
Has the hierarchy of controls (HOC) been applied in cases where TWA noise exposures exceed 85 dB?
Have high noise areas (>85 dBA) been posted with appropriate signage?
Have employees exposed to noise > 85dBA received baseline and annual audiometric testing?
Any ergonomic or other risks identified during survey? (QC sample collection & processing, maintenance, mobile equipment operation, etc...)
Have any musculoskeletal injury/illness claims been reported to Health Bridge that are could be attributable to repetitive motion or other ergonomic risk factors?
Summary & Overall IH Risk Perception
Summary of Observations
What is the perception of the overall risk for the site?
Any significant safety-related issues or compliance deficiencies?
Any best practices or other notable accomplishments the site has made with respect to H&S?