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Open Recommendations from investigations involving hot work

Record Number

Investigation

Recommendation Status

Recipient-Name

Recommendation Text

2006-7-I-MS-R4

Partridge Raleigh Oilfield Explosion and Fire

Open - Awaiting Response or Evaluation/Approval of Response

OSHA Jackson, MS Area Office

Implement a Local Emphasis Program (LEP) to inspect companies in the oil and gas production and extraction sector.

 

Closed Recommendations from investigations involving hot work

Record Number

Investigation

Recommendation Status

Recipient-Name

Recommendation Text

2011-1-01-I-NY-R1

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc. Fatal Hot Work Explosion

Closed – Acceptable Action

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc.

Develop and enforce corporate-directed policies and procedures which will require all DuPont facilities to audit their hot work permitting systems prior to initiating hot work to ensure that:

• All potential explosion hazards associated with hot work activities are identified and mitigated

• All relevant forms required for permits are completed in accordance with corporate policies and industry standards (including NFPA 326 and NFPA 51B)

• Appropriate DuPont personnel officially approve hot work permits, by signature or equivalent, consistent with DuPont policies

2011-1-01-I-NY-R2

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc. Fatal Hot Work Explosion

Closed – Acceptable Action

 

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc.

Revise corporate policies and procedures to require that all process piping, or similar connections to tanks or vessels be positively isolated, (using closed valves, blind flanges or pancake blanks) and the equipment appropriately vented before authorizing any hot work.

2011-1-01-I-NY-R3

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc. Fatal Hot Work Explosion

Closed – Acceptable Action

 

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc.

Revise corporate policies and procedures to require that the atmosphere inside the container be monitored for flammable vapor prior to performing any welding, cutting, or grinding on the container surface.

2011-1-01-I-NY-R4

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc. Fatal Hot Work Explosion

Closed – Acceptable Action

 

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co Inc.

Revise corporate policies and procedures to require air monitoring for flammable vapor inside the container for the duration of the hot work consistent with industry standards (NFPA 326, NFPA 51B). Create a policy for determining criteria for requiring continuous or periodic testing for the duration of hot work.

2006-7-I-MS-R1

Partridge Raleigh Oilfield Explosion and Fire

Closed - Acceptable Action

Stringer's Oilfield Services

To develop and implement written procedures to ensure the use of safe work practices during hot work, tank cleaning, and work at elevated locations.

2006-3-I-FL-R3

Bethune Point Wastewater Plant Explosion

Closed - Acceptable Action

City of Daytona Beach

Adopt city ordinances to require departments to implement policies, practices, and procedures concerning safety and health in the workplace for city employees that are at least as effective as relevant OSHA standards. Emphasize compliance with chemical standards, including hot work procedures (OSHA Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Standard, Sections 1910.251 and 1910.252) and chemical hazard communication (OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200). Implement procedures to ensure compliance with these policies, practices and procedures.

2006-3-I-FL-R9

Bethune Point Wastewater Plant Explosion

Closed - Acceptable Action

Methanol Institute

Work with the Water Environment Federation to prepare and distribute a technical bulletin containing information on the safe receipt, storage, use, and dispensing of methanol in wastewater treatment plants. In addition, include information on basic fire and explosion prevention measures when using bulk methanol (e.g., flame arrester maintenance, hot work programs, electrical classification).

2001-5-I-DE-R6

Motiva Enterprises Sulfuric Acid Tank Explosion

Closed - Acceptable Action

Motiva Enterprises - Delaware City Refinery

Revise the refinery hot work program to address the circumstances that require use of continuous or periodic monitoring for flammables.

2001-5-I-DE-R8

Motiva Enterprises Sulfuric Acid Tank Explosion

Closed - Acceptable Action

Motiva Enterprises LLC

In light of the findings of this report, conduct periodic audits of storage tank mechanical integrity and design, Unsafe Condition Reports, hot work, management of change, and accountability systems at Motiva oil refineries. Ensure that the audit recommendations are tracked and implemented. Share the findings with the workforce.

 

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