The safety and health of our people Luminant employees and business. partners are fundamental to our operations We will never successfully. accomplish our operational goals if we fail to provide a safe and healthy. This handbook of safe work practices is for your guidance in. preventing accidents The practices contained herein are derived from. mining industry professionals with many years of experience which. includes miners foremen superintendents and engineers along with. safety professionals from Luminant the mining industry and MSHA. Keep in mind this is a general handbook and will not cover. every situation, If you have any questions regarding these procedures the Luminant. mining project engineer lead person or safety department at the mine. can provide any additional clarification, All subcontractors shall be so instructed in the contents of this handbook. INTRODUCTION, Welcome to Luminant The management and employees of Luminant are. dedicated to preventing all accidents and injuries in our mines and we. expect all contractors contractor personnel and visitors to also prevent. accidents and injuries, Luminant has established safety records that are exemplary We work. very diligently at performing our jobs safely and efficiently. The terms and conditions of your contract state that jobs will be. performed in a safe manner at all times If this agreement is not fulfilled. the contract may be subject to termination and you may be asked to. leave the job site, The safe working practices outlined in this handbook are intended to. supplement but not replace the provisions of the Mine Safety and. Health Act of 1977 and any regulations issued there under In addition. the publication and issuance of this handbook by Luminant is not. intended to relieve a contractor or its personnel from responsibility for. compliance with the safe working practices detailed herein Similarly the. enforcement of these practices and provisions of and or regulations. issued pursuant to the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 will continue. to be the obligation of every contractor performing work on Luminant. LUMINANT MINING,SAFETY POLICY, The safety and health of every worker and the public is of prime. importance to Luminant Luminant Mining is committed to the. safe design construction and operation of our system with. emphasis on the prevention of accidents and injuries. TABLE OF CONTENTS,Table of Contents,INTRODUCTION 2. LUMINANT MINING 3,TABLE OF CONTENTS 4,GENERAL SAFETY 5. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PPE 9,HOUSEKEEPING 11. MOBILE EQUIPMENT 13,TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 16,CONTRACTOR LOCKOUT TAGOUT SPECIFICS 18. WELDING AND CUTTING 20,BARRICADING AND SAFEGUARDS 21. FIRE PREVENTION 23,MATERIALS HANDLING 26,CHEMICALS TOXIC SUBSTANCES 27. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS 27,GENERAL SAFETY,If w hile w orking on Lum inant property you. identify an im m inent danger situation or a,situation w here im m ediate action is required. report concerns to m ine supervision im m ediately. Every person has the right to stop w ork w hen,hazards exist. A All personnel shall be 18 years of age or older, B The personnel shall be responsible to ensure their own and. fellow workers safety, C The personnel shall know the safety rules involved in each job. D Before starting a job all personnel shall take the time to. analyze the job determine if hazard s exist and not do. anything that might endanger other workers, E Contractor personnel shall communicate as appropriate with. fellow personnel and Luminant employees during hazardous jobs. and ask questions if there are any doubts about any phase of. F Haste or inattention are inconsistent with job performance. and safety and will not be permitted, G Personnel shall report to the job site prepared and ready to. work a n d must be mentally and physically able to do their. assigned task s, H Contractor shall ensure that displays of aggression or threatening. conduct by contractor personnel are not tolerated, I Indulging in impractical jokes horseplay scuffling and wrestling. at any time while on duty on Luminant property or in Luminant. vehicles is forbidden, J Luminant prohibits the use possession and or being under the. influence of intoxicants drugs or narcotics while on Luminant. property All contractor personnel must know and abide by the. specific provisions of these rules T h e contractor must. ensure that any personnel taking prescription medications. which could impair an individual s ability to safely perform the. work shall report these conditions to the contractor who will. take appropriate measures to ensure the work is performed. K No personal firearms are allowed on Luminant mine property. L Drinking water containers shall be marked Drinking Water. Only Large or bulk containers intended for multi person use. shall be kept sealed and dated and shall be accompanied with. individual or disposable water cups A contractor provided. supply of bottled water is highly recommended, M Contractors must provide their own approved first aid. station and equipment In some situations contractors may. be required to supply MSHA first aid items for their work. areas in accordance with 30 CFR 77 1713 See the, Luminant project lead or safety specialist for more. information if required, N Contractor personnel shall watch the appropriate safety. video before performing work on Luminant property Site. specific training shall be performed annually All site specific. training must be done in accordance with the Luminant. Mining MSHA approved training plan unique to each mine. site Watching the video alone does not constitute the. MSHA required site specific training Luminant Mining is. responsible for administering training that is unique to the. specific hazards associated with each site, O Contractor shall provide proof of all MSHA required part 48. and part 77 training for all personnel working on Luminant. P Contractor shall have a safety and health program that. meets the requirements of 30 CFR 77 1708 A hard copy. must be presented to the local safety department before. commencing work, Q Contractor shall submit a NIOSH medical plan as required by. the MSHA dust program See the site safety dept with. questions on applicability, R Contractors with approved NIOSH medical plans shall provide. proof that all personnel hired after the plan start date have. received a chest x ray from an approved facility, S Contractor shall provide appropriate log books for on shift. and electrical inspection logs The electrical log shall have a. current copy of the MSHA certified electrician card. T Portable toilets must be provided for each active work location. There must be a minimum of one toilet for 10 workers in each. work area The toilets shall be located at least 25 from an. active haul road or ramp and protected by a berm The unit s. shall not be located in a curve or at the top or base of a ramp. or edge nor at the top or base of highwalls or spoils The area. surrounding the unit s shall be bladed, U The contractor its agents and all contractor personnel shall. conduct their work in accordance with all Luminant MSHA. OSHA if applicable and contractor safety and health. regulations The most stringent of these rules shall govern. The contractor shall report all accidents incidents injuries. equipment damage contractor and Luminant and near misses. involving contractor personnel to the Luminant Mining. contractor coordinator and the safety department, immediately All MSHA 30 CFR Part 50 Accident Reporting. Guidelines shall be followed Copies of all injury and accident. reports including MSHA 7000 1 reports shall be sent to the. Luminant Mining site safety representative, V Contractors shall maintain an up to date list each shift of all. personnel on site All contractor personnel shall have their. names on the front of their hard hats Names shall be the same. as on payroll i e Johnathan Doe, W Contractor personnel shall not smoke in Luminant buildings. vehicles or equipment No person shall smoke or use an open. flame where such practice may cause a fire or explosion. Electric cigarettes are considered the same as cigarettes. X Contractor equipment shall have radio capabilities that will. allow communications in the work area Contractor,personnel shall adhere to the Luminant three way. communication protocol and use of phonetic alphabet. Y Berms shall be constructed on all elevated roadways and at. the edge of highwalls These berms shall be mid axle height. of the largest piece of equipment that regularly utilizes the. roadway These berms are to be constructed in accordance. with MSHA 30 CFR part 77 1605 k 77 1608 a e and, MSHA guidelines found in MSHA Program Policy Manual. Z Contractor shall report monthly hours worked on Luminant. property each month to the Luminant representative. project lead,PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PPE,A All PPE shall be inspected and properly worn. according to manufacturer specifications, B Hard hats protective footwear and safety glasses with side. shields or side shield protection are required at all times. except while working in offices operator cabs control rooms. or doing work that requires special protective equipment. Protective footwear must be ANSI ASTM F2413 05 or,ANSI Z75 approved. Exposed steel on the toe of any safety shoe is,unacceptable. Safety glasses must meet ANSI Z87 1 standards, Shaded lens shall be worn during daylight hours only. and shall not be worn in areas where there is inadequate. C Face shields with safety glasses shall be used for grinding. chipping and operations involving striking metal against. metal this includes all personnel assisting or working in the. immediate area While pressure washing face shields with. safety glasses or face shields with goggles shall be used. Any chemical handling where a splash back exposure may. occur requires chemical splash proof googles or a face. shield with safety glasses Face shields shall be used when. fueling equipment equipped with a Wiggins nozzle, D Welding hoods with hard hats shall be worn when electric. arc welding or arc gouging is being performed this. includes personnel assisting or working in the immediate. E High visibility vests clothing shall be worn when working. outside of buildings or vehicles equipment while on mine. property The clothing must meet the criteria in ANSI. 107 2004 Class 2, F When acetylene welding or cutting operations are in. progress welding goggles or an approved face shield with. proper tinting shall be worn, G Hearing protection shall be worn when working in or around. high noise level areas 85 dB or greater or where posted. H Contractors are required to comply with 30 CFR Part 62. Hearing Conservation Program HCP If a miner is exposed to. sound levels that require the miner to be enrolled in HCP. records of initial base line testing must be kept by the. contractor for inspection by MSHA and validation by Luminant. I Dual hearing protection is required for certain applications arc. gouging use of impact tools grinding dragline machine house. dragline revolving frame or dragline fan house of an operating. dragline etc See site safety department for more details. J Proper respiratory protection shall be worn when working. with or near hazardous materials requiring a respirator. Respirator hoods with Class D air are required while. sandblasting The ANSI Z88 6 1984 or later standard. pertaining to the qualifications for respirator use shall be. followed If contractor personnel are required to wear a. respirator adherence to the contractor s respiratory. protection plan is required If no plan exists contractor. personnel may not wear respirators until the plan is. established and implemented, K All contractor personnel and visitors shall wear hard hats. meeting the requirements of ANSI Z89 1 Metal hard hats are. not allowed Hard hats must be worn properly No backward. hard hats only during welding operations, L Inexperienced miners must wear yellow hard hats for one. calendar year from their initial training date Hard hats shall be. worn properly and the contracting company name and the. name of employee shall be printed on the miner s hard hat. The hard hat shall be inspected for defects such as cracks. perforation and deformity and shall be removed from service. if any defects are found, M Safety harnesses shall be worn where a falling hazard exists. All safety harnesses must be inspected before each use in. accordance with manufacturer s recommendations All fall. protection equipment must be inspected annually by a. contractor s competent person, N Confined space entry must follow recognized safe working. practices and MSHA regulations regarding entering tanks or. other dangerous areas At a minimum atmospheric testing. must be performed attendant is required and the entrant. must wear a lifeline Many other factors are associated with. confined space identification and entry See site safety. department for more information, O All personnel shall wear United States Coast Guard USCG. approved life vests where there is danger of falling into the. water Life vests shall be provided in equipment which. operates around bodies of water,P When operating equipment and vehicles all. operators drivers shall solidly sound horn once before going. forward and twice before backing up, Q Flame retardant clothing coveralls shall be worn when welding. cutting performing live electrical work or any job performed. near an open flame Flame retardant clothing coveralls shall be. washed and maintained according to manufacturer s,specifications. EXCEPTION Rain suits may be worn outside when weather. conditions warrant,HOUSEKEEPING, A Clean and orderly work areas encourage safe work habits. Good housekeeping helps prevent incidents and injuries A. job is not complete until the housekeeping is complete. B Tools and working materials should be stored in proper. storage places when not in use, C Trash and debris should be disposed of in correct containers. D Keep floors clear of tools hoses and other equipment when. not in use, E Hazardous materials shall be used stored and disposed. of in a manner approved by the company Pressurized. aerosol containers shall be stored properly in designated. areas when not in immediate use, F All welding leads air hoses etc shall be routed overhead or. in such a way to avoid tripping hazards and to prevent hose. or leads damage,MOBILE EQUIPMENT, A Vehicles and mobile equipment are to be operated in a safe. manner at all times by authorized licensed and or properly. task trained personnel only, B Mobile and stationary machinery and equipment shall be. maintained in safe operating condition Machinery or. equipment in unsafe condition shall be removed from service. immediately Equipment condition shall meet all MSHA 30 CFR. rules regulations in regards to mobile equipment, C The driver is responsible for the safety of all passengers and. the stability of materials being hauled, D Obey all posted signage speed limits traffic communications. E Give pedestrians the right of way, F Adjust vehicle speeds to road and weather conditions. G Seat belts where provided shall be used at all times. H Personnel shall not ride as a passenger on forklifts cherry. pickers or other mobile equipment unless a safe passenger. seat with a seat belt is provided, I Dippers buckets scraper blades and similar movable. parts shall be properly secured or lowered to the,ground when not in use. J Backup alarms shall be provided and maintained on specified. vehicles and equipment Vehicles with an obstructed rear. view or carrying loads that obstruct the rear view of the. back window for the operator shall require a backup alarm. Wheel hub bells are not considered backup alarms Alarms. shall be audible above the surrounding noise levels and. automatically activated by the transmission being placed in. K Travel alarms are required on all equipment that can be. pivoted 360 degrees and there is no fixed forward or reverse. with the exception of draglines, L Mobile equipment shall be equipped with a fire extinguisher. M Two fire extinguishers are required on lube trucks and. vehicles with bulk fuel storage tanks,N Lights shall be provided on both ends of mobile. equipment includes excavators, O Horns alarms lights and parking brakes shall be operable and. maintained, P Excess accumulations of oil grease fuel or fuel leaks are not. Q Horns shall be sounded before equipment is started and before. R A No Smoking and No Open Flame sign is required on fuel. storage tanks, S Permanent and stationary fuel storage tanks shall be. T All tanks shall be properly labeled and or maintained. according to their content and according to the National. Fire Protection Association NFPA recommendations as well. as environmental guidelines,U Dozers front end loaders tractors motor graders. compactors backhoes and scrapers shall be equipped with. approved Roll Over Protective Structures ROPS Labels shall. be attached or a written certification shall be provided. Repairs of ROPS shall be performed by welders who are. certified as being qualified in accordance with the American. Welding Society Structural Code AW S D1 1 73 or equivalent. V Mobile loading and haulage equipment shall be inspected by a. competent person before such equipment is placed in. operation A pre operational inspection shall be documented. safety issues recorded and reported to the contractor s. supervisor Safety issues shall be corrected before being. placed into service, W Pre operational inspections shall be conducted on equipment. that does not require an operator such as trailers pumps. light plants welding machines portable steam cleaners. generators air compressors electric pumps on barges. overhead cranes and other similar equipment, X Mobile equipment shall not be parked and or left. unattended on ramps or steep grades If a situation arises. where equipment fails while on a ramp or steep grade the. operator must remain in the cab lower implements and set. all applicable brakes then notify their supervisor. Y Vehicles shall follow at a safe distance, Z Vehicles one ton and below shall be equipped with safety. whips at least eight feet in height from the ground and have a. fluorescent colored flag that contains retro reflective material. on the flag, AA Passing shall be limited to areas of adequate clearance and. visibility Radio communications shall be established for. authorization to pass Three ay communications is required. Radio communication shall be established before descending. or ascending ramps, BB Dippers buckets loading booms or heavy suspended loads. shall not be swung over the cabs of haulage vehicles until the. drivers are out of the cabs and in safe locations unless the. trucks are designed specifically to protect the drivers from. falling material, CC Contractor personnel shall not mount or dismount moving. EXCEPTION Trainmen may get on or off of slowly moving. DD Open cab equipment must be evaluated for operator. exposure and compliance with 30 CFR Part 62 prior to. operating in the mine Contractor will provide documentation. of compliance to Luminant representative project lead or. site safety department, EE Mobile equipment shall not be left unattended unless the. brakes are set All light vehicles must be chocked when not in. use All rubber tired or tracked equipment without ground. engaging implements shall be properly chocked when not in.
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