Hank's Hazard Hunt


By: The Pipeline


Scott Soto
Coatings Foreman

This photo shows a damaged one inch air line that has been run over repeatedly in a high traffic area in the Amelia yard.

STOP WORK was called immediately and the coatings foreman along with the site safety representative were notified and the mitigation process took place immediately.

The CORRECTIVE ACTION taken was remove the hose from service, replace it, then place drop-overs (hose bridge) in place to protect the hoses from future damage from traffic.

Kerry Guidry
Environmental Services

Here's one for you Mr. Hank.   Here's a picture of a poorly lit area in our shop from a broken light. You can't tell so much right now, but during the evening hours it is very dark and difficult to see. This is a slips, trips and falls hazard. I'm getting it fixed today.


Eugene "Penguin" Rodrigue
Production Services

Everyday hazards.

Because of the type of facility we work on,  our biggest hazard is moving equipment and crane operations. To mitigate risks we use a number of precautions. We have our roads and walkways clearly marked, we stress the non-use of cell phones in work areas, and if the need arises that you need to be on one we ask that you step into a safe location.  All crane activity is planned and discussed in SIMOPS and tool box meetings. The crane operations have 360 barricades and personnel must be on permits to enter these zones.


Michael Allen
Production Services

While out conducting routine checks for one of our customers here in Appalachia, I come across a couple of hazards:

Water in GPU containment

Hazard:  Slips, Trips, and Falls due to mixture of water and condensate creating slippery surfaces.  This mixture can also break down boots causing the waterproofing to deteriorate which can lead to trench foot and a whole new world of problems concerning the health of employees.

Intervention:  Notified customer production supervisor to have containment scheduled to be pulled by water hauler.

Kerry Guidry
Environmental Services

Here's a photo of slippery surfaces created from the recent rain.


Michael Allen
Production Services

Bees and Wasps

Hazard:  Potential stings, allergic reactions.  We are experiencing a warmer beginning to November than usual here. The warmer temperatures are keeping the bees and wasps out longer.

Intervention:  Discuss with employees the importance of notifying someone in the event of a sting due to possibility of allergic reaction.  Instruct those employees that have allergic reactions to carry their EPI pen and to inform someone on the crew of where it is located.  Knowing this information could help save lives.

The Pipeline

Keeping employees connected.


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