1.) Jamie Peterfi has the most votes for the Employee Safety Representative, so we will arrange training accordingly. Jamie is scheduled to complete the first one week training course for this position on Sept 12, 2011.
2.) We must remember to follow the Vale-INCO status tag policy. This policy indicates that ANY disconnecting means that is left in the off position for any reason must have a status tag attached that describes why the disconnect has been left off, and by whom. Remember… our customer’s safety policies and procedures supercede ours (provided they are equally, or more stringent)
3.) Breakers from different manufacturers cannot be mixed in a panel. The breaker manufacturer MUST match the panel manufacturer, and the breaker type must be listed as acceptable for use in a panel. (e.g. GE, Cutler Hammer, Siemens). The practice of intermixing breaker brands in panels is deemed unsafe by ESA and is outlined in a code bulletin.
4.) Review the Entering High Voltage Substations articles, and discuss. Some key aspects of safety in any substation are; becoming familiar with the voltages, switchgear, and switching before entering, understanding grounding/bonding and it’s importance (induced voltages – capacitive effect – of electrically isolated structure), and paying attention to these details, prior to entry and while working within. It is wise to have someone who is knowledgable about the station with you, if you need to enter.