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GEOPROBE Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document

JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS--GEOPROBE

PREPARED BY: Pat Mills

 

 

Date Created: 11/18/1997

Date Last Modified: 03/07/2005

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

Recommended Protective Clothing and Equipment:

 

 

Hard hat, steel-toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses

JOB: Geoprobe

 

Loading rig.

 

Pinching fingers, mashing toes, or back strain.

Stay alert, be aware of head placement, wear steel-toed shoes, use proper lifting techniques, lift with mechanical assistance or with legs; wear a back support, as weights require.

Driving to the work site.

 

Traffic accident.

Stay alert, be aware of other traffic around you, obey all traffic laws, use reduced speed when weather conditions are bad, limit driving time to 8 hrs/day.

Parking the rig.

 

Personnel and vehicle safety when exiting the vehicle in high traffic volume areas, obstacles around work site.

Use rear view mirrors, one or more helpers behind or in front of rig to guide driver to position, check field folder for traffic control plan, and wear reflective vests; ensure backup signal is operational, where installed.

Unloading the equipment.

 

Pinching fingers, mashing toes, or back strain.

Stay alert, be aware of head placement, wear steel-toed shoes, use proper lifting techniques, lift with mechanical assistance or with legs; wear a back support, as weights require.

Dress and prepare for Geoprobe work.

 

Clothing entaglement, hypothermia, or heat stress.

In both hot and cold weather, do not wear loose or hanging clothing. In all weather, stay hydrated with liquids. In cold weather, dress in layers with sufficient protection for head/ears, and toes.

Pre-work

planning

 

Shock or explosion from cutting of underground utilities.

Call JULIE (800-892-0123) or other required utility locating services at least 2 days and at most 2 weeks before the plan date of drilling to mark underground utilities at work site(s). Drill slowly or hand dig through the first several feet.

Raise rig mast or hydraulic probe

 

Electrocution

Check for overhead utility lines and stay at least 100 feet from any overhead lines.

Start drilling, placing packers, or probing

 

Falling or swinging drill stem or casing.

 Communicate among workers and remain observant.

 

 

Pinch or dropping of heavy objects on feet or hands

Stay alert, be aware of head placement, wear steel-toed shoes, use proper lifting techniques, lift with mechanical assistance or with legs; wear a back support, as weights require.

Decontamination of equipment

 

Flying objects, water/dirt in eyes, chemical exposure.

Spray equipment from a side angle, never straight on. Wear safety glasses and water repellant apron or other clothing. Wash hands and face with soap and water after process.

Reloading the equipment

 

Pinching fingers, mashing toes, or back strain.

Stay alert, be aware of head placement, wear steel-toed shoes, use proper lifting techniques, lift with mechanical assistance or with legs; wear a back support, as weights require.

Driving back to the office or warehouse

 

Traffic accident

Stay alert, be aware of other traffic around you, obey all traffic laws, use reduced speed when weather conditions are bad, limit driving time to 8 hrs/day.

Unloading the equipment at the warehouse.

 

Pinching fingers, mashing toes, or back strain.

Stay alert, be aware of head placement, wear steel-toed shoes, use proper lifting techniques, lift with mechanical assistance or with legs; wear a back support, as weights require.

 

 

 

 

 

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