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What does CSWP stand for?

Code of Safe Work Practices


What is the purpose of the Code of Safe Work Practices?

To address the hazards common to our type of work; communicate safe work practices and expectations; and provide essential, basic information to keep employees and the public safe while maintaining a secure and healthy workplace.


What are the specific types of codes of safe work practices that we commonly encounter?

-Incident Reporting and Investigation
-Lockout Tagout
-Confined Space Entry


Who has the authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of DWR IIPP?

The Director


What are the responsibilities of employees in IIPP?

1. Comply with health & safety related signs, posters, and warnings
2. Actively participating in all required safety and health training
3. Using PPE where required
4. Requesting information related to job safety wherever needed
5. Learning about the potential hazards of assigned tasks and work areas
6. Warning coworkers about defective equipment and other hazards
7. Reporting any unsafe or unhealthy condition, defective equipment and other hazards immediately to a manager or supervisor, and stopping work if it poses an imminent hazard
8. Reporting all work related injuries and illnesses promptly to a manager or supervisor
9. Participating in incident investigations to determine the root cause
10. Participating in workplace safety inspections


What is the purpose of hazard inspections?

1. Ensure established safe work practices are being followed
2. Ensure equipment and PPE is maintained in safe and good/reliable working condition
3. Ensure that routine preventive maintenance of equipment is being conducted
4. Ensure hazards are corrected as soon as they are identified


What is the employees responsibility when there is an injury?

Immediately report the incident to their supervisor.


What is the supervisors responsibility when there is an injury?

Immediately complete Appendix B - Initial Incident Report and forward to the appropriate management personnel and conduct the initial risk ranking and document their findings within 24 hours


Who requires safety training for us?



What agency can ask for record keeping documents?

CalOSHA regulations require that records for safety inspections and hazard corrections, safety training, incident investigation, occupational injuries and illness, medical surveillance, exposure monitoring, and other safety activities be maintained for specific periods of time


If there is a conflict between lockout/tagout and OP2, which takes precedence?



Who is responsible for making sure all employees are trained?

Immediate supervisor


Define affected person

A person whose job requires them to operate or use a system on which servicing or maintenance is being performed under lockout or tagout, or whose job requires work in an area where servicing or maintenance is being performed.


Define authorized person

A person having been properly trained in procedures used for the control of hazardous energy and is knowledgeable of energies specifically related to equipment


Define energy-isolated device

A mechanical device that physically prevents the transmission or release of energy, including but not limited to, manually-operated electrical circuit breaker; a disconnect switch; a manually operated switch whereby the conductors of a circuit can be disconnected from all underground conductors (no pole can be operated independently); a gate; valve; or blocking device


Define hazardous energy

Any of the following energy forms: electricity, kinetic energy, potential energy, pressurized liquid or gases, chemical energy, and thermal energy


Define lockout

The placement of a lockout device on an energy-isolation device in accordance with an established procedure, ensuring that the energy-isolating device and the equipment being controlled can not be repositioned until the lockout device is removed


Lockout device

A device that uses a lock, either a key or combination type, to hold an energy-isolating device in a safe position and prevent repositioning of equipment


Define OSHA

Occupational safety and health administration


Define qualified person

A person who has received training in, and has demonstrated knowledge in, the construction, maintenance, and operation of specific equipment and the hazards involved with such equipment


Define supervisor

A person having authority and oversight of a subordinate and directs the work activities of employees that are authorized and/or affected person and who is responsible for meeting the requirements of the hazardous energy control program


Define tagout

The placement of a tagout device on an energy-isolating device, according to an established procedure, to indicate that the energy-isolating device and equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tagout device is removed, in accordance with the procedures


Define tagout device

A prominent warning device, such as a tag and a means of attachment, which can be securely fastened to an energy-isolating device, according to an established procedure, to warn all persons that the energy-isolating device and equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tagout device is removed


Danger tags are...

Single use and single application


What does PWSP stand for?

Pre-work safety plan.


What does JHA stand for?

Job hazards analysis


When is a JHA needed?

-For every work process which has the potential or historically accounted for losses, illness or incidents

-For all new jobs or jobs where changes have been made in processes or procedures that impact safety or new equipment is being installed.

-Where a procedure does not exist or has been identified inadequately


What are the parts of a JHA?

Section A - General Information
Section B - General Hazard Assessment
Section C - Emergency Contingency Plan
Section D - Hazardous Assessment
Section E - Job Hazards Analysis Review Sign Off


What is a confined space?

1. Large enough and configured that en employee can enter and perform work

2. Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit

3. Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy


Who identifies the PPE needed for a confined space?

Entry supervisor


An attendant must know the hazards of a confined space as well as...

The signs or symptoms and consequences of the exposure


What is a Fire Watch?

A qualified person that is required when hot work is performed in a Hot Work Permitted Area.


How long after the work is complete does the fire watch have to stay?

30 minutes


What is a safe distance from a Hot Work Zone?

35 feet


What must a fire watch have before getting a Hot Work permit?



What is the maximum amount of time that a Hot Work permit is valid?

16 hours