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DESCRIPTIONOSHA Red Flags for Safety. For Construction at YOUR Pharmaceutical Facility Tom Moon, MS Safety Manager, Torcon, Inc. The Pharma Industry is Very REGIMENTED. FDA Regulations 21 CFR 210 and 211 Federal and State Environmental Regs OSHA Safety Standards 29 CFR 1910 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
OSHA Red Flags for SafetyFor Construction at YOUR Pharmaceutical Facility
Tom Moon, MS Safety Manager, Torcon, Inc.
The Pharma Industry is Very REGIMENTEDFDA Regulations 21 CFR 210 and 211
Federal and State Environmental Regs
OSHA Safety Standards 29 CFR 1910
Your companys internal protocols and SOPs Usually MASSIVE
In this maze of detailed procedures,Its easy to miss the FOREST for the TREES
Keep SAFETY IN MIND!
Goals for This PresentationMake you cognizant of Red Flags
For SAFETY in your facility
Ignoring these Red Flags can cost your company . . .Cause injuries to people you work with
Cost people their lives or careers
Cause shutdowns, wasted or adulterated product
OSHA Violations and fines
Bad Publicity for your organization
About 700 Pharma Facilities have been Inspected by OSHA Since 2000Inspections occur for three reasons:
Programmed inspections For critical or at-risk industries
OSHA Inspections can be generated from your operations by . . .
Serious employee injuries or fatalities
Complaint of a serious hazard from an employee or member of the public
Referral from DEP, Local Government agency, or interest group
Pharma has a lot of hazardsFor FY 2008, of the top 20 most cited types of OSHA Violations . . .
18 of the top 20 violations can occur in a pharmaceutical research lab or manufacturing plant
Laboratories Manufacturing Lines Maintenance Facilities Vehicles
Construction is hazardous, tooOf the top ten most cited violations by OSHA in FY 2008:
Five of the top ten occur in
Both CONSTRUCTION and
The OSHA Red Flags come in two types
Specific Construction Activities
Failure to do Due Diligence in Safety Procedures during Construction
The Last Lunch Time
Motor Vehicle Accidents#1 Cause of Fatalities in ALL Industries
# 3 Cause in Construction
Preventing Vehicle AccidentsPharma Company in 5 years cut vehicle accident costs in half with:Extensive training of newer drivers (most crashes during first 5 years driving)
Graduated warnings/disciplinary actions for minor infractions
Periodic retraining of drivers, esp. following any minor incident
Tie-Ins to Existing SystemsLockout/Tagout ProgramCoordination of ShutdownsPre-job meetings to clarify procedures
Direct communication from construction foremen to owners facilities/operations personnel
Incident of The Unopened Email
Safety Training of Contractors
Exposure of Plant Employees to Construction HazardsNotify your employees of construction in their areas
Barricade and place clear signage around hazardous construction activities
Discipline employees that ignore barricades
Process Safety Management: Integrate Construction Activities into Your Existing PSM ProgramOSHA Concern: Are contractors doing the work qualified to work on systems?
Include the general contactor in your design review and subsequent Haz/Ops reviews
Keep your construction contractors in the loop of your PSM activities and info
Spill Reporting and CleanupWritten procedures for timely reporting and remediation of hazardous material releases for contractors
Your companys reputation as a good corporate citizen with government agencies and the public - if you lose it, you cant get it back
The common theme of many of these critical issues is . . .
Communication between Facility Owners and ContractorsIs the key to safety coordination of dangerous construction activitiesKeeps your workers safeHelps prevent injuries and major incidents that come across as RED FLAGS to OSHA
Thank You! I hope weve helped to expand your mind today!
*Ideally, barricades prevent access to the skylights. If covers are provided, they must support twice the intended load.The photo on the right is from a fatality investigation, where an employee sat on the skylight to eat his lunch, and fell through.