Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash - August 2012
Safety and Emergency Planning
Carolyn Grieves, Chair
Water plant operations involve
extensive monitoring of both interior and exterior facilities, use of potentially hazardous chemicals,
and mechanical repairs which can involve heavy and out-of-position lifting.
Outside wintertime monitoring operations often present significant slip/fall hazards.
The proper use of hand and power
tools, proper lifting techniques and practices, proper use of personal protective equipment and slip/fall protection, and proper training
and operation systems
use for chemical operations are all safety practice
priorities for your utility.
The ISAWWA Safety
Committee has developed a pro-active Safety Audit tool designed for periodic
use to reduce potential high risk behaviors and increase safe behaviors. You will be able to
download this simple auditing tool to do a check of the safety measures at your
own facility. You will be able to total your audit scores over time to track up or down safety compliance trends along with
tracking the number of incidents, accidents and injuries
sustained. The added benefit isthat you will be able to get
ISAWWA continuing education credits for filling out the audit. Stay tuned
for more information regarding the release of the Safety Audit.
Safety and Emergency Planning Reference Documents
Does your utility use a safety check list that you think is great? If you are willing to share it please post it in this file library. We will remove all references to your company or utility. You are welcome to download any of these documents and use them at your facility also.
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