SAFETY ENGAGEMENT – LIMESTONE WATER MAIN PROJECT – KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS
10 October 2013
Jay Hegemier, Limestone Water Main Project Engineer discusses Taking Shortcuts, Being Over Confident, Starting Task with Incomplete Instructions, Poor Housekeeping, Ignoring Safety Procedures, Mental Distractions from Work, and Failure to Pre-Plan the Work; with contractor’s met in the onsite meeting trailer before the start of work this morning. Workers were engaged with some lively conversation on some recent incidents which have occurred within the Shell organization.
General Contractor R & R Sewer, Water, and Excavating, Inc. foreman demonstrated hand safety concerns using their Pipe Tapping Machine, and their Partner Saw (AKA – Chop Saw) **(Note not all PPE was used for this demonstration as the focus was on hand and finger safety)**
The team has chosen to be attentive to all safety elements at their worksite. Moreover, they have agreed to become leaders and will pay very special attention to elements for which they will intervene, with respect, if they notice deviance or potential for danger with any member of the team. They will do their best to never:
Take Shortcuts, Being Over Confident, Starting Task with Incomplete Instructions, Poor Housekeeping, Ignoring Safety Procedures, Mental Distractions from Work, or Failure to Pre-Plan the Work.
“Together, we will stay safe”