Harry Ford Enforces Stop Work Authority


By: Bart Bergeron

While doing a walk through prior to starting work on top of a motor control center, Field-Electrical Foreman Harry Ford noticed some grating that appeared to be loose and improperly installed. Harry inspected the grating, and it gave way under slight pressure causing a potential trip and fall hazard. Harry used his Stop Work Authority (SWA) to shut the job down and immediately informed the operations crew of the situation. The grating was immediately barricaded off, and the entire section of grating was inspected.

We would like to recognize Mr. Ford for being acutely aware of his surroundings and looking out for his fellow employees. Thank you, Harry, for taking the initiative to enforce SWA.


A well-informed and careful visual inspection of grating condition is the most effective means of finding potentially weakened sections of grating.

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Bart Bergeron

With nearly 30 years of experience in power generation and electrical services, Bart Bergeron serves as the operations manager of Danos' power generation and electrical/mechanical callout services in Broussard, La. Previously, he served as the department's manager. Bart served six years in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Division as an electrician's mate 2nd class, where he received his electrical and nuclear power generation education before starting his oil and gas career.


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