Employees take part in equipment failure reviews, participate in work process critiques, and are
encouraged to make recommendations for change.
Hot Work Permit (Nonroutine Work Authorizations)
Employees are involved in planning and implementing the safe work procedures documented in
hot work permits and other nonroutine work authorizations.
Management of Change
Procedures exist to manage changes to process chemicals, technology, equipment, procedures,
and process facilities. These procedures provide assurance that the PrHA, PSI, and procedures
are updated, if necessary, to reflect the changes. Essential to the success of MOC system is the
active participation by both site and affected subcontractor employees in the review and
evaluation process to determine the impacts of proposed changes.
An incident is an event whose occurrence resulted in, or could reasonably resulted in a
catastrophic release of a highly hazardous chemical in the workplace. It is site policy that all
incidents will be investigated as soon as possible, but be initiated no later than 48 hours after the
incident. The team investigating the incident shall consist of at least one person knowledgeable
in the process involved; a contract employee, if a subcontractor was involved; and other
cognizant and informed individuals. Employees are typically involved in incident investigations
since their knowledge and skills in operations or maintenance are necessary for the conduct of
When the investigation is completed, a report containing the contributing factors to the incident
and recommendations for prevention of future occurrences will be made. This report will be
circulated by posting in work areas or by discussing it in scheduled safety meetings or ad hoc
meetings with employees. Management then addresses, resolves, and implements the report
findings and recommendations. All site and contractor personnel affected by the changes are
informed of any changes and may be involved in their implementation.
Emergency Planning and Response
A formal review process for site-wide procedures exists for soliciting and obtaining employee
input on site emergency response plans. Employees may critique drills and actual incidents to
identify opportunities for performance improvements, and improve both emergency response
planning and responder performance. Communication to employees and subcontractors is
essential to promote understanding of the actions to take during an emergency.