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“Employee says he was trying to unstop a drain at the PS3B Unit on the premises when other workers resumed cleaning the area without notifying the employee or checking to see if he was still working in the way. As a result, the employee was doused with chemicals of an unknown origin and the employee suffered severe injuries to his eyes, face, and skin. He sought medical treatment at the refinery's clinic and was discouraged from seeking additional treatment directly or indirectly from the employees of BP. Repcon, a contractor, and BP accused of being ultimately faulted for operating the refinery with institutional ignorance or defiance to a culture of safety and accountability, managerial acceptance or encouragement of normalized deviation from appropriate refining procedures, and failing to execute proper safety procedures.”

Questions:
1. Could some sort of LOTO type of procedure been put in place?
2. Do you think someone in middle management was trying to cover their behind?
3. How bad do you think that has hurt the organizations safety culture?
4. What needs to be done so this is not likely to occur again?

Jay D.Rohman
www.EncouragingSafety.com

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It light of the recent Texas City incident, I would have to say it can't be helping one bit. There is a big push in Alaska in response to the white paper that was released following the explosion that indicated they were going to be more aggressive with regards to process safety. Does not sound like that's being adopted nationwide. We use a lengthy permiting process just to get an ATP. Combining loto and communication through permits or JHA's to both the the folks conducting the work and those that may be working in the area is always a good thing. I am curious with regrds to the "unknown source", that would kind of scrare me a bit if the lead operators did not have that info.
Chester, I didn't quite understand what was meant by a chemical of 'unknown origin'. Somebody has got to know what it was and where it came from. Things that make you go hmmmm!
Jay D. Rohman www.EncouragingSafety.com

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