June 2014 issue of the Canadian Petroleum Contractor magazine

CONTRACTOR An official publication of the CPCA JUNE 2014 41009509 CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR An official publication of the CPCA Setting a new standard Discussing the benefits of ELLD CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 1 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
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CPCA CPCA CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR in this issue 5 Regional news 7 Safety bulletin – Heat stress 8  Discussing the benefits of ELLD OPCA conference marks its 20th anniversary 12  Safety bulletin – Hand laceration 14  advertisers An official publication of the CPCA CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR Canadian Petroleum Contractors Association 4, 10 Clarkway Construction Ltd. 6 An official publication of the CPCA Containment Solutions Inc. 15 DTE Industries (2010) Ltd. 11 Jaly International Inc. Jefferson Solenoid Valves USA, Inc. 5 13 National Energy Equipment Inc. 2 Petroleum Oriented Safety Training 3 Steelcraft Inc. 9 ZCL Composites Inc. 16 Advertising Sales and Editorial Offices: Fulcrum Media Inc. 508 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1A1 Telephone: 416.504.0504 Toll-free: 1.866.688.0504 Fax: 416.256.3002 Email: info@fulcrum.ca Website: www.fulcrum.ca JUNE 2014 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 3 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 3 2014-06-17 1:01 PM
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CPCA MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS Alberta Petroleum Storage Systems Contractors Association Association des Entrepreneurs Pétroliers du Québec Inc. British Columbia Petroleum Contractors Association Manitoba Petroleum Contractors Association Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association Saskatchewan Retail Petroleum Construction Association ALBERTA Marcus Cormier Cantest Solutions Tel: 403.912.9129 Ext. 12 mcormier@cantest.net Pat White Leak Technologies Solutions Tel: 403.637.0280 pwhite@leaktechsol.ca MANITOBA Chad Kenwood Century Petroleum Construction Tel: 204.694.2230 centpet@mts.net Ken Melnyk Kellerdenali Construction Tel: 204.781.7642 kenm@kellerdenali.com ONTARIO Gord Thompson Comco Canada Inc. Tel: 705.728.0905 gord.thompson@comcocanada.com Phil Hughes Southwest Energy Control Systems of Canada Tel: 905.420.8400 Ext. 102 phughes@southwestenergy.ca QUEBEC Guy Rochon Service & Construction Mobile Ltée Tel: 418.688.5751 grochon@groupemobile.com Louis Rizzetto Équipement National Énergie Tel: 514.489.8281 lrizzetto@nee.ca SASKATCHEWAN Arlene Wright Capital Petroleum Services Ltd. Tel: 306.757.3533 arlene_cps@sasktel.net Mike Seibel National Energy Equipment Inc. Tel: 306.665.0223 mseibel@nee.ca BRITISH COLUMBIA Rob Bateman Western Oil Services Tel: 604.514.4787 rbateman@westernoilservices.com CPCA OFFICE Michelle Rae, Administrator Mailing Address: 92 Caplan Ave. Suite 223 Barrie, ON L4N 0Z7 Toll Free – 1.866.360.6722 Tel: 705.735.9437 Fax: 705.735.9418 info@cpcaonline.com Web: www.cpcaonline.com OFFICERS Marcus Cormier, President; Pat White, Vice President; Louis Rizzetto, Secretary; Chad Kenwood, Treasurer 4 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2014 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 4 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
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regional news APSSCA news By Marcus Cormier As summer finally approaches, the Alberta board has been working on preparations for our annual general meeting and our 16th annual golf tournament. This year, we also have the pleasure of hosting the Canadian Petroleum Contractors annual general meeting. The annual meeting always gives us a great opportunity to catch up with members and discuss opportunities and challenges for our industry. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. This year, we are offering two Petroleum Mechanic review and exam sessions – the first taking place in Calgary from June 2 to 4 and the other in Edmonton from June 9 to 11. If at any point in the year you bring on new technicians that need to register for the CPCA Petroleum Mechanic Home Study Program, you can always do so by contacting Michelle Rae toll-free at 866-360-6722. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our instructor, Mr. Darcy Teichroeb from Bar W Petroleum, for all the time and effort he puts into the training sessions. Lastly, for the past three years, one of our directors, Mr. Howard Heal, has served as a member of the Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST) committee. Because a good number of contractors in western Canada are performing work in both the upstream and downstream sectors, we sometimes observe differences in safety needs, processes, and standards from one part of the country to the other. Having a voice from western Canada on matters related to the POST program is valuable for our membership. I encourage any other petroleum contractor boards from western Canada to reach out to Howard if you have any ideas, concerns or problems that you would like to see him bring to the POST committee for discussion. Changes coming to the SRPCA By Bob Turczyn When the SRPCA was formed in 1993 by the retail or downstream petroleum construction companies in the province, it was done in response to the need to be able to work with customers and the provincial government in applying the relatively new environmental regulations. The association saw the need to have proper training and certification of companies and their employees, to be able to communicate with government bodies as one organization for the benefit of all parties, and to work to improve the industry by being able to provide better solutions to the problems of the day. Over the years, the association has worked steadily toward achieving those goals. At the same time, the petroleum industry in the province has not stood still. Petroleum storage and marketing standards, equipment, and suppliers have changed. Underground tanks, lines, and related equipment have changed dramatically; there are fewer, but larger marketing and storage facilities, including many secondary fuel storage terminals around the province; many retail and cardlock facilities that incorporate the use of aboveground tanks with secondary containment; changes and improvements to site cleanup and remediation techniques; etc. Most recently, changes in how crude oil is extracted, stored, and shipped to refineries have started to blur the line between upstream and downstream. The association has recognized the need to grow and adapt to those changes. Starting this year and continuing on into the foreseeable future, the SRPCA is looking to increase its membership and to become more inclusive of all parts of the industry. This starts with changing the bylaws to allow that to happen. The current bylaws call for two types of membership, voting and non-voting, depending on certain aspects of the member’s business. Opening the association to more voting members will help to increase the sense of ownership and involvement of all segments of the industry in the province. To this end, Mike Seibel, the current president of the association, sent a letter and copy of the current bylaws to all members asking for their input in changing and improving them to achieve that goal. This will be discussed further at the annual general meeting on June 3, where it is expected that a committee will be appointed to take on the work of making the necessary changes. In the absence of a working website (more about that in a future article), any person or company interested in becoming a member of the SRPCA is asked to contact any one of the individuals listed below: PRESIDENT – Mike Seibel (mseibel@nee.ca) VICE-PRESIDENT – Terry Lightbody (tlightbody@kwpetro.com) TREASURER – Darcy Campbell (darcycampbell@sasktel.net) JUNE 2014 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 5 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 5 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
regional news APSSCA news By Marcus Cormier As summer finally approaches, the Alberta board has been working on preparatio...
regional news MEMBER AT LARGE – Kish Parmar (kishparmar@shaw.ca) (or) Bob Turczyn (bob_turczyn@shaw.ca) (Background information on the history of the SRPCA was taken from an article written by Harold Bemis for the Winter 2006 issue of Canadian Petroleum Contractor.) Dead end in Quebec By Guy Rochon After 40 years of intense efforts, we have to conclude that there is no political will to recognize our employees’ skills by putting in place a compulsory certification program. We have been in a standby situation since 2007. We were told that subsidies were available for the translation of all CPCA training material and for a provincial certification program for our employees. There is lot of reticence at the government level, and they would go forward with a non- compulsory system. The AEPQ is not willing to spend about $400,000 to remain as it is now, as this investment would represent over $10,000 for each of our members. We are then giving up and forgetting our dream of having our employees’ competence recognized. Once again, Quebec is very special, when the worker installing a toilet bowl needs a license while any Joe Blow can install a 50,000-litre gas tank. Route sans issue au Québec Par Guy Rochon Après 40 ans d’efforts, nous arrivons à la conclusion qu’il n’y a aucune volonté politique pour la reconnaissance des compétences de nos employés pour l’obtention d’un programme de formation obligatoire. Depuis 2007, on nous envoie à divers ins- tances gouvernementales, qui nous laissent miroiter que des subventions sont disponibles pour permettre de traduire en français le matériel didactique du CPCA et pour mettre en place un programme québécois pour la certification de nos employés. Comme il y a énormément de réticences à obtenir une reconnaissance de nos employés, nous sommes d’avis de ne plus mettre d’efforts à créer un tel programme de formation. De plus, nous estimons le coût total du programme à environ 400 000 $, et ce, sans subvention cela représenterait un coût moyen de plus de 10 000 $ pour nos membres. Nous mettons donc fin, à regret à notre rêve de voir les compétences de nos employés reconnues. Encore une fois, nous répétons que l’installation d’une toilette au Québec nécessite une licence pour le travailleur, alors que n’importe qui peut installer un réservoir de 50 000 litres pour produit pétrolier. 6 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2014 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 6 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
regional news MEMBER AT LARGE     Kish Parmar  kishparmar shaw.ca   or  Bob Turczyn  bob_turczyn shaw.ca   Background info...
safety bulletin Heat stress How to work safely in hot weather by Michelle Rae Engaging in physical activity when it is hot puts stress on the body’s cooling system; the harder your body works, the more heat it has to dissipate to maintain temperature equilibrium. Environmental heat stress can place additional strain on your body that may lead to fatigue, dehydration, heat-related illnesses, and possibly even death. In outdoor occupations like construction, summer sunshine is the main source of heat, which can potentially overwhelm the body’s ability to deal with heat. Most people feel comfortable when the air temperature is between 20°C and 27°C, and when relative humidity ranges from 35-60%. When air temperature or humidity is higher, people feel uncomfortable. Such situations do not cause harm, as long as the body can adjust and cope with the additional heat. Very hot environments can overwhelm the body’s coping mechanisms, leading to a variety of serious and possibly fatal conditions. When the air temperature or humidity rises above the optimal ranges for comfort, problems can arise. The first effects are subjective in nature – they relate to how you feel. Exposure to more heat stress can cause physical problems such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, all of which impair workers’ efficiency and may cause adverse health effects. The following are some of the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you or a co-worker exhibit any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION • Heavy sweating • Cool, moist skin • Strong thirst • Quick pulse • Rapid breathing • Feeling of fatigue and possible fainting SYMPTOMS OF HEAT STROKE • High body temperature (>40°C) • Very hot, red, and dry skin • Tiredness/confusion • Very rapid pulse • May suffer convulsions WHAT TO DO! STAY HYDRATED Drink plenty of water, frequently (equivalent of about one litre every hour) in hot weather conditions, whether you feel thirsty or not, to replace the fluid loss. Avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol, which can cause dehydration. For a complete list of all of the signs and symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, visit www.POSTtraining.ca to download the complete guide for dealing with heat stress. JUNE 2014 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 7 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 7 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
safety bulletin  Heat stress  How to work safely in hot weather by Michelle Rae Engaging in physical activity when it is h...
Setting a new standard Benefits of electronic line leak detection in the retail petroleum industry by K.H. (Ken) Jamieson, P.Eng, M.ASCE, PM1, PM2, PM3 The detection of leaks in a double-wall system has always depended on the secondary system for not only containing a leak, but also transporting the leaking product to a sensor to set off an alarm, whether by a float sensor in the bottom of a tank interstitial or a sump sensor. But in doing so, we put our faith in the secondary system being “tight.” There is a major flaw in this assumption, as the only way we know the system is “tight” is by doing the initial secondary testing and hydrostatic sump testing when the site is first built, which was up to 22 years ago, during the first year of double-wall legislation. 8 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2014 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 8 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
Setting a  new standard Benefits of electronic line leak detection in the retail petroleum industry  by K.H.  Ken  Jamieso...
d T he only other time these systems are ever really tested is if the site has an incredibly high groundwater level that causes not only the tanks to become completely submerged, but also the sumps, electrical entry boots, piping entry boots, and piping, so any leaks allow water to enter a sump and set off a sensor. Sites with water tables like this do exist, but they are a very small percentage of all the double-wall sites out there. So, for the majority of facilities, we don’t even know if this secondary system is capable of not only containing the leaks, but transporting the leaking product to a sensor to shut things down and set off alarms, as is assumed they will, the way things are legislated across Canada today. If you’ve been in the field, you have seen entry boots that are cracked, split, ripped, and dried out, as well as non-coaxial secondary containment piping leaking or bulk head fittings, electrical entry boots, or sumps cracked or caved in from ground pressure so badly you can’t even see inside the sumps anymore. And this just isn’t at a few sites here and there; many sites out there have these kinds of issues. The problem we face is there is no easy way to ensure this secondary system is all intact. Although jurisdictions require annual testing of the electronic monitoring system and sensors and visual inspection of the systems, I don’t know of any that enforce it. That being said, it’s not likely a petroleum mechanic, professional engineer, or even the original equipment manufacturer (if they’re still in business) would sign off that everything is fine and capable of doing what it is designed to do. Entry boots are impossible enough to see all the way around to check for any rips, let alone to see if the secondary containment layer of the pipe between sumps is okay. The only way to be sure is to reinstall all of the test boots on the piping system and pressure test the secondary of the pipe, as was done when it was installed. Then, fill all the sumps with water; however, because you cannot see the outside of the sumps/boots as you could during the initial hydro test, you have to leave it for at least 24 hours to see if the water level has dropped. Now, assume the water you pumped out is contaminated, as testing would cost the same, and dispose of accordingly. Even if the test boots are all in good shape and fit to re-test, it requires the removal of all dispensers off the islands to access the sumps and test boots. This typically costs $3,000-$5,000, and requires a site shutdown for at least two days. This problem is easily resolved for tanks by “positive” monitoring of the tank interstitial space, either by putting a vacuum on it, which is the method I have found most successful, or by using a “ et’s move to L legislate that all underground tank and piping pressure systems, both new and existing, be upgraded to include electronic line leak detection. ” Steelcraft_1011_Waterloo:Layout 1 10/25/11 6:15 AM Page 1 Storage Containment Solutions Since 1923 Looking for a superior storage containment solution? STEELCRAFT Inc.offers a full line of standard and custom liquid containment tanks and systems, as well as pressure vessels including: single and double-walled tanks, underground storage,process vessels,and field erected tanks. Field-proven after thousands of installations, our products meet stringent code specifications and are the choice of engineers, contractors, and architects.With our leading-edge engineering, custom manufacturing facilities, and in-house finishing capability,you can trust us to deliver a quality product on time,every time. For lasting,trouble-free storage containment,STEELCRAFT Inc. Visit our website or contact us: Waterloo,ON 1-800-265-8840 Moncton,NB 1-888-258-8166 Edmonton,AB 1-888-661-8265 Innisfail,AB 1-800-661-2851 www.steelcraftinc.com JUNE 2014 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 9 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 9 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
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liquid (normally brine) solution in the interstitial. If the vacuum is lost or the liquid level changes in the interstice of the tank, an alarm is activated, and we aren’t dependent on any ground or product level in the tank to tell us there is a breach in the primary or secondary of the tank. Several legislators have already adopted this for new systems; however, it should be mandated that existing sites be updated to positive monitoring, as well. It is relatively inexpensive to install a vacuum system on an existing site with a dry float sensor, as the wiring is the same; it’s just a matter of pulling out the old sensor and installing a ULC-approved vacuum switch and gauge, and pulling the vacuum on the interstitial. So it’s the piping, entry boots, and sumps that are the problem. The chances of a tank becoming 100% submerged in groundwater are much higher than all the piping, sumps, and entry boots, which are several feet above the top of the underground tanks; true positive monitoring of tanks should be a lower priority as far as risk management goes, but due to the ease of implementation and no additional cost involved for new facilities, it has been easy to adopt. Positively monitoring the secondary containment of the piping, entry boots, and sumps involves ripping everything out and installing doublewall sumps and double-wall entry boots, which involves huge upfront costs and very high operating and maintenance costs. Some US jurisdictions with much better climates than we have in Canada have already adopted this and are apparently experiencing major issues. So we are putting all of our trust in a system we know has many issues, and this is a very bad situation to be in, as we can’t honestly say we are doing our due diligence. Is there a better way to minimize the risk, without spending huge amounts of money? The answer is yes. What if we could do a much better job of detecting small leaks in the primary of the pipe and then shut down the STP of the affected system to prevent any further leaking? Then, we only need to put our trust in the secondary system to contain a small amount of product, instead of trusting it will contain everything that leaks until it leaks into a sump and sets off the alarm by activating the sensor. This has been possible to do for many years, but was not practical or reliable. The good news is that it is now; pressurized line leak detection is the answer! It monitors the pressure in the primary product line every time an STP stops, and if it drops and can’t be accounted for by a temperature change or expansion of the pipe, it sets off an alarm in the electronic monitoring system. When these systems originally came out, they caused a huge number of false alarms, but the technology and software has improved drastically and the systems are now working extremely well. I installed a system in 2006 at a facility located over a subway system, and the system is still in operation today, and has not caused a false alarm yet. These systems, in the right conditions, can provide Level 1 or “precision” leak testing (0.38 litres per hour) in as little as 45 minutes of downtime. In the first 15 minutes, 10 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2014 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 10 2014-06-17 1:02 PM
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they provide a Level 3 leak test of three gallons per hour (11.4 litres per hour), and in 30 minutes a Level 2 leak test of 0.2 gallons per hour (0.76 litres per hour), and it continues until a precision test of 0.1 gallons per hour (0.38 liters per hour) is passed. On a brand new installation, the cost of the pressure transducers, the extra two instrumentation wires (exactly the same as are required for any current probe or sensor), and the extra board that might be required depending on which electronic monitoring console is in use would be less than $5,000 for a typical retail site. Retrofitting an existing site with this additional confidence or due diligence, including trenching, is likely in the neighbourhood of $15,000. This is a small price to pay compared to the cost of an environmental clean-up, and if this system detects one leak at one site, it pays for itself hundreds, if not thousands of times over. Some major oil companies have already made this a standard for their new facilities, as they know they must do their due diligence, but they should not be the only ones. So let’s not put our faith in something we already know we cannot; let’s move to legislate that all underground tank and piping pressure systems, both new and existing, be upgraded to include electronic line leak detection, and if not already in place, positive monitoring of the tank interstice by vacuum or brine. This still isn’t perfect, and will not work in every application out there, but it will in the majority of cases, and we owe it to ourselves and our future generations to protect our environment. “These systems, in the right conditions, can provide Level 1 or ‘precision’ leak testing in as little as 45 minutes of downtime. ” “Your Partner in Total Containment Solutions” Protecting the environment for future generations. Aboveground Tanks Underground Tanks Tank Accessories Fire Rated Tanks Double Bottom Tanks Fuel Oil Tanks Double Wall Oval Tanks Custom Fabrication Vertical Tanks Horizontal Tanks Bench Tanks Dike Tanks Utility Tanks Sub-Base Tanks Static Head Tanks Utility Pumps Atmospheric steel storage tank fabrication UL, ULC, AWWA, API, Up to 250,000LT 69 Comstock Road Toronto, ON M1L 2G9 Phone: 416-757-6278 Fax: 416-757-5579 Toll Free: 1-800-387-1400 dteindustries.com sales@dteindustries.com JUNE 2014 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 11 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 11 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
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Cause for celebration The OPCA conference marks its 20th anniversary in Toronto by Michelle Rae, executive director, OPCA The OPCA celebrated its 20th anniversary during its annual conference in Toronto this March. The three-day conference was held in conjunction with The Convenience U CARWACS Show. Day one commenced with manufacturer training for OPCA members and their employees. Training was provided by Franklin Fueling, OPW, Red Leonard, Containment Solutions, Gilbarco, and PD McLaren. The OPCA would like to thank all of these manufacturers for their continued support of the association and for providing the member training every year. That evening, the OPCA provided hospitality for its members at the Four Points Sheraton hotel. Members who stopped by also received gifts as a small token for attending the conference. Day two opened with the POST safety forum, hosted by the OPCA, along with members Claybar Contracting, SAS Petroleum Technologies, and National Energy Equipment. Topics included worker behaviour toward safety, working at heights, and PPE. Albert Budding of Albert’s Gas Station Maintenance also spoke on how POST benefits his company, and Jim Hunter of Shell Canada provided a presentation on retail site safety. The OPCA would like to thank Claybar, SAS, and National Energy for their initiative every year in hosting this event and for all of our great speakers, and to issue a special thank you to Andy Ferland of Claybar Contracting for acting as MC at the event. The event closed with guest speaker Michael (Pinball) Clemons of Toronto Argonauts fame, who gave a stirring speech on the importance of teamwork and safety amongst fellow workers. That afternoon saw the opening of The Convenience U CARWACS trade show, Canada’s biggest industry trade show, with hundreds of vendors from the car wash and petroleum equipment sectors. That evening, the OPCA hosted a dinner and entertainment featuring award-winning comedian Steve Patterson, host of CBC’s The Debaters. National Energy Equipment, Waleco, and Michelle Rae presents Lance Mullett with his award for the OPCA anniversary draw. Speakers share their insights during presentations at the 20th annual OPCA conference. 12 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2014 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 12 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
Cause for  celebration The OPCA conference marks its 20th anniversary in Toronto  by Michelle Rae, executive director, OPC...
Michael “Pinball” Clemons jokes around with attendees during his speech about the importance of teamwork. OPCA 2014 sponsors KMD also provided hospitality for members. Day three began with the OPCA annual general meeting, and wrapped up with The Convenience U CARWACS Show. At the OPCA annual general meeting, members participated in a roundtable discussion on a number of topics affecting the industry. Guest speakers included David Mason of Canada Brokerlink, OPCA insurance program administrator, and John Marshall of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, who gave a presentation on TSSA’s industry programs. He also introduced “The Exchange,” TSSA’s new safety blog. To commemorate OPCA’s anniversary, a short video retrospective was played. OPCA board members past and present, as well as long-time members, were interviewed to reminisce on the formation of the association and to reflect on how the industry has changed over the years. Many gifts and prizes were handed out after lunch, including the grand prize of a $1,000 Fairmont Hotels voucher, won by Lance Mullet. Prizes were provided by the OPCA and 2014 conference sponsors. See you next year! Canada Brokerlink S  teelcraft – Clemmer division Wayne KMD N  ational Energy Equipment Waleco Pro Petroleum T  S Technical College S  outhwest Energy Control Systems of Canada En-Safe Alternate Solutions Thank you for your support! Don’t Just Go with the Flow... control it with “Jefferson Solenoid Valves” ” Association Asso iat soci canadienne de normalisation Canadian Standars Association Jef f erso n So le n o id Va lv e s U .S .A . Inc. 20225 N E 15TH C T Mi ami , FL 33179 - U S A Tel . : 305-2 4 9 -8 1 2 0 / F a x : 3 0 5 -2 4 9 -8 121 / Toll Fr ee: 1-866-42-VA LV E (82583) E - mai l : in fo @ j e ffe rs o n v a l v e s .c o m / www.jeffer sonvalves.com JUNE 2014 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • 13 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 13 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
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safety bulletin Hand laceration from a sharp panel Source: Suncor Energy Products Two labourers were working in a truck bay installing vertical metal siding, working off a lift. The bottom of the panel was swinging out, and a plumber, working nearby, went over to assist them, holding the bottom of the panel. After the panel was secured, the plumber released it, and the edge of the panel cut through his glove and into his hand. The worker was administered first aid on site and transported to hospital, where he received two stitches. The worker returned to work on full duties. What can we learn from this event? Understand the hazards of the task you are performing •  hile well-intentioned, the injured worker was W working on a task that he should not have been. A Last Minute Risk Assessment (LMRA) was not completed. • The worker had not been involved in the creation of or  reviewed the Job Safety Analysis for this task. • Incorrect gloves were used for handling metal siding. •  nderstanding the tasks and identifying hazards U raises worker awareness to prevent injuries. Always perform a Last Minute Risk Assessment •  his injury could have been prevented if an LMRA was T completed. •  afety procedures must be followed at all times, S including the use of proper PPE. Appropriate cutresistant gloves for handling metal siding should have been used. •  ll parties performing a task must review the JSA to A ensure awareness of all hazards associated with the work being completed. Gloves, like all PPE, must be appropriate for the task at hand. There are many different types of gloves available for different purposes, all of which are available from your safety equipment supplier. Matching the appropriate type of glove to the task is key. Please visit the POST website, www.POSTtraining.ca, for information on glove selection, including an understanding of cut protection, abrasion protection, and puncture resistance. 14 • CANADIAN PETROLEUM CONTRACTOR • JUNE 2014 CPCA_June14_FINAL.indd 14 2014-06-17 10:57 AM
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