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Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit
Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit
BIC is a federally registered trademark of the BIC Group. Crescent is a federally registered trademark of Cooper Brands, Inc. Crocs is a federally registered trademark of Crocs, Inc. EXCEL-FR is a trademark of Bulwark Protective Apparel. INDURA is a federally registered trademark of Westex Inc. ISNetworld is a federally registered trademark of ISN Software Corp. Multi-Plier is a federally registered trademark of Fiskars Inc. KEVLAR is a federally registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. TWIC is a federally registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Varsol is a federally registered trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation. WellCAP is a federally registered certification mark of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. © 2012 Chevron U.S.A. Inc. All rights reserved. Original edition effective July 1, 2003; current edition effective January 2011. This document contains confidential and proprietary information of Chevron Corp. Any use of this document without prior written authorization from Chevron and/or its affiliates is prohibited. Publication is available on our website: https://upstream.chevron.com/contractorgom
1.0 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 1.1 Operational Excellence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 1.2 How to Use This Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2.0 Responsibility Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. 2.1 Chevron Employee Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. 2.2 Contractor Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. 2.3 Stop-Work Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.0 Chevron Workplace Principles and Policies . . . . . . . . . 8 3.1 Professional Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. 3.2 Contraband: Drugs, Alcohol, Weapons, . Pornography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3.2.1 Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.2.2 Illegal Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.2.3 Prescription Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.2.4 Internet Prescription Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.2.5 Explosives and Firearms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. 3.3 SafeGulf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. 3.4 Transportation Worker Identification Card . . . . . . . 11 3.5 Housekeeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12. 3.6 Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13. 3.7 Fishing Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14. 3.8 Language Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14. 3.9 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14. 3.10 Behavior-Based Safety Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. 3.11 Orientation of Visitors at Offshore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. 3.12 Short-Service Employee Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. 3.12.1 Contractor Short-Service Employee Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19. 3.13 Root Cause Analysis/Incident Investigation . . . . . . 20 3.14 HES Ratings Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.
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15 Cell Phone Usage While Operating a 8 Motor Vehicle . 4. . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . 30. 35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. .2 Medical Emergency Transportation 8 Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. 27. . 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26. . . . . . .17 Subcontractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. .6 Methods to Secure Closed Facilities . .5 Incident Reporting Procedures .4. ii | GOMBU and DWEP BU . . . . .4.4 Initial Assessments . . . . . . . . 25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . . 4. .2 Pre-Job HES Meetings . 4.2 Fee for Arriving Without Appropriate PPE . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29. . . . . . . . . . 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. 26 4.0 Emergency Procedures . . . . . . . . .2i Closed . . . . . . . .16 Management Field Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29. . . . 24 4. . . . . 4. . 4. . . 4. . 3. .7 Emergency Response and Drills . . .4. . .2 Status Changes . . . . 4. . . . . . 23. . . .3 Damage Assessments . . . . . . . . 4. 31. . . . . 4. . . .1 Facility Status Definitions . . . . . . . 8. . . . . . . . . . 30.10 Boarding Assessment Personnel . . 35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28. . . . . . .4. . .4. . . . . . . 33 6. . . . . . .1 Onsite HES Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Documentation . . . . 32. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . .0 HES Meetings . Contract Representative . . . . . . .7 Accessing Closed Facilities . 4. . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . .4 Damaged Facility Assessment and Boarding Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.4. . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . 23.3 Hurricane Evacuation Action Plan . . . . . . 3. .1 General . . . . . .1i Open . . . .4. . . . . . . .11 Operations Representative or . . . . . . . 4.8 Boarding Mitigation Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. . . . 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . 33. . . . . . . . . . . . 22. . . 26. . . . 29. 35 6. . 5. . 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Personal Protection Equipment . . . . . . . . . .1 Medical Coverage . . . . . . . . 3. . 25. . . . . . . .6 Oil Spill Response Plan and Notifications . . . . . . . . . .5 Boarding Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . 23. . 25. . .
. . . . . . . . . 7. . . .1 Selecting Eye Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . . 7. . . . . . .8 Foreign-Flagged Vessels . Contractor Handbook | iii . . . . . . . . . .3. 67. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38. . . . .1 General Information . . . . . . 71. . . . . . . 56. . . . . . . . . 70. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 6. . . . . .0 Transportation . . . . . . . .2 Examples of Chemical. . . . . . . . . . . .9 Marine Safety. . .2 Helicopter Underwater Egress Training and . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . 64. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Foot Protection . 7. . . . . . . . . .0 Offshore (Water) Safety . 62. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. 7. . . . . . . . . . .5 Helicopter Safety .. . . . 51 6. . . . . . . . 44 . . . . . . . . .3 Head Protection . . . . . . . . . .3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Personnel Baskets . . 7. . . . . . . 55 7. . . . . . .3 Safe Use . . . . . . . . .49 6. . . . . . . .7 Hazardous Materials Transportation . . . . . . 53 6. 42. . . . . . 7. . . . Hand Protection . . .11 Personal Flotation Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Swing Rope Guidelines and Procedures . . . . . . . 59. . . . . . .2 Personnel Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . 61. . . . 67. . 62. . . . . .9. . . . . . . 6. . . . . .5 Contact Lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Personnel Entry Into Water . . . . . .9 Protective Clothing . . . . . . . . 53 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3. .8 Hearing Protection .7 Hand Protection . . . .10 Respiratory Protection . . 71. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61. .6 Aviation Emergency Medical Procedures . . . . . .1 Examples of Non-Chemical Types of Hand Protection . . . 36. . . . 7. . . . .1 Marine Transportation . . .7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 6. . . . .45 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 8. . . . . . . . . . . 8. . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . .12 PPE During After-Hours . . . . . . . . . . . and Efficiency . . . . . . . . 65. . .7. 6. . 6. 43. . .2 Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68. Water Survival Training . . . . . . 6. . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Eye Protection . . . . . . . . Reliability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56. . . . . . 6. 51 6. . . . . . . . . 6. . . 7. . . . . . . .1 Fire-Resistant Clothing .
. . . . . .1 Lifting of Loads by Personnel . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . .0 Environmental Stewardship . . . .2. 83 10. . . . . . . . .2 Asbestos .7 Piping . . . . .3 Pollution Prevention . . 9.3. . . . .1 General . . . . . . . . . . 10. 79. . (HAZCOM)/MSDS Program . .2. . . . 10. . . 82 10. . . . . . . . . . . 85. . . . . . . . . . . 87. . . .2. .4 Heat Stress . . .2 Operating Equipment . . .3 Pressurized Production Equipment .4 National Pollutant Discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . 75. . . . . . . . . . . .5 Repressurizing . . . . . . . . 77 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . . 76. . . . . . . . . . . 82 10. . . . .1 Hazardous Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . 79. .2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elimination System . . 10. . . . . . . . . . .2 E&P Waste . . . . . . . .4 Lead . . . . . . . . 79.4 Other Regulated Waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Manual Lifting Policy) .84 11. . . . .5 Fatigue . . . . 9. . . . . . .3 Benzene . . . 87. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 9. . . . . . . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88. . . .3. . . . . . . 10.2. . . . 11.1 Naturally Occurring . . . . . 88. . 86. . . . . 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86. . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Repair and Maintenance . . . . . . . 75. . . . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . . .2 Waste Categories . . .2. . . . . 85 11.3. . . . . . . . . . .1 Waste Management . . . . .0 General Operations . . . . . . . 76. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Requirements for Third-Party . . . . . . . . . 74. . Equipment Brought to Chevron Facility . . .3. 83. . . . . 11. 9. .2 Hazard Communication . 81. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . 80. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 General Industrial Hygiene Principles . . . . . . . . . . 9.0 Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. . . . . 11. . . . 72. . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . .1 Fit for Duty . . . . . . . . . .2. . iv | GOMBU and DWEP BU . . . .6 Valves . . . . . . . . . . . Radioactive Material . 87. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Solid Waste . . . . . . 11. . . . 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . .106. . . . . . . . Workover. . . . . . . . . 99. . . . . . . . . . 9 3. . . . .2 Well Control . . . Use of Cheater Bars and Pipes . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . . . . . .0 Specialized Operations . . 12. . . . 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . Contractor Handbook | v . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . . 12. . . Well Service Operations Plan . . . . . . . . .1 Emergency Drills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use of Hand and Power Tools . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Subpart O Requirements – Gulf of Mexico OCS Locations Only . . . . . . . . . . .7 11. . . . . . . . 90. Working Overhead . . . .7. . . . Ladders . . Completion. 1 05. . Perforating Operations . . . . . . . . 100. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Personnel Conducting .4 11. . . . . . . . . . .1 Knife Policy . . Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . 13. . . . . . . 12. . . 93. .2 Paint and Blast Waste Media Discharges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . 103. 93 12. . .2 Drilling. . 105. . . . . . . . . . . . Operational Hazard Warnings and . . . . . Repetitive Stress . . .4 Painting on Chevron Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Blowout Prevention Equipment Tests .5 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and .8. . . 91 . . . . . . 88. . . . . . . . . 12. . . . .6 11. . . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . 101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Qualification . 12. . . 13. . .99. . . 102. . . . . . . . . . . . 98. . 94. . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Scaffolding Safety . . . . . . . . . 11. . . 97. . .0 Drilling and Well Servicing Operations . . 12. . . . . . .105. 13. . . . . . . . . . . 99 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105. .8. . . . . 12. . Heliports . . . .1 Record Keeping . . . . . . .100. 91 12. . . . . . . . . . 89.2 Pilots . . . . . . . . .5 Compressed Air Used for Cleaning .7 Perforating Operations – Heliport . . . . . . .9. . . . . . . 13. . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . .3 11.1 Production Operations Plan . . . . . . . .9. 93. . . 91 .8 Pig Launchers and Traps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89. .6 Temporary and Permanently Closed . .9 DOT Operator Qualifications . . . . . . . .4 Regulatory Compliance . . . . . . . .7. . . . . .3 Sandblasting . . . . . . . . . . . 102 12. . .
. . . . . . 16. 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131. . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Fuels and Gases . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . .2 Specifications . . . . . . . 109. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118. . . . . .4 Hazard Analysis Content .1. 109. 126 Hazard Identification Card . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Permit to Work Process . . . . 112. . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . 130. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Gasoline . . . . . .4 Training Requirements . 131. 15. . . 109. . . . . . . . 134 vi | GOMBU and DWEP BU . . 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . 108 15. . . . . . . . . 133. . . . . . 111. . . 117. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Hazard Identification – Using the Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9. .9. . . . . . . 1 07 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111. 113. . . . . . .14. . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Isolation of Hazardous Energy . Equipment Is Required . . . . . 127 16. . .0 Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) . .1 When Fall Protection/Arrest . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . .1 Hazard Analysis . . . . . . . . . . 129. .3 Think Incident Free (TIF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 16. . . .1. . .1. . . . .6 Natural Gas . . . . . . . . 16. . 15. 15. . . . . . . . . .2. . .1 Storing and Handling . . . . . . . . . 16.3 Required Documentation . . . . 114. .2.108 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Open Hole . . . . . . . . . 15. . .133. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Acetylene Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Safe Work Practices . . .9. . . . . . . . . . 129.9 Work at Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . 125 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Fueling .1. . . . . . . 15. . . . . . .5 Form Selection Matrix .9. 16. .129 16. . . . . . . . . 110. . . . . . . . .2. . . . 16. . . . . . . . . . .2 Requirements . . . . 121.1 Isolation of Hazardous Energy . . . . . . . . . .2 Storage . . . . . . 120. . . .4 Oxygen Cylinders . . . . .1 Moving Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9. . Procedures on Chevron Facilities . . . . . . .2 Use of Lockboxes . . 16. . 16. .8. .7 Hazard Identification – Chevron’s Expectations . . . .2. . . 110. . . 15. . . . . . . . 120. . . . . . .3 Use . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 15. . . .2 Compressed Gas Cylinders . . 16. .2 Planning Phase Hazard Analysis . . . .8. . .
. . . . .15 Bypassing Critical Protections . .3 Portable Communication . . 16.2 Simultaneous Operations Documentation/Communication .12. . . . . . .3 Monitor and Control . . . . . Chevron Production Facilities Only. 139 16. . . . . .9. .15. . . . . .3. . . 16. . . . . . 16. . . . . 142. . . . . . . . . . . .135. . . . . 6. . . 16. . . . . . . . . . . 144. . . . . . . .1 Chevron Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . 141. . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . .13 Electrical Safety . . . . . .3.3 Ignition Sources . 16. . . . . . . . . . . . .15. . .11 Hot Work . . . . . . . 142. . . . . . . .4 Other Electronic Equipment . . .7 Requirements for Guardrails . . . .13. . .13. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Simultaneous Operations Plan . . . . GOM Facilities Only) . . . . 144. . . . . . . . . . .13. . . . . 16. . 146. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Electrical Safe-Work Practice . . . . . . . . . . . 6. .2 Roles and Responsibilities . 150. . 16. .12Personal Electronic Devices .12. . . . . . . 16. . Contractor Handbook | vii . 16. . . . 16. . . . 150. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . 152. .150. 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . .12. .12. . . . . . . .15. .2 Fire Watch .16. 16. .10. 6. . . . . . Radios . . 141. . . . . . . .3. 16.2 Electrical Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . 143. .136. . . . . . 16. .4 Static Electricity .14 Confined Space . . . . . . . .14. . . . . . . . . . . 16.14.13. . . .6 Openings in Decks . . . . . . 148. 140 16.142. . . . . . . . . . . 145. .10. . . . . . 135 16. . . . . . . . . . . .3.12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Minimum Number of Devices .4 Use of Solvents . . . . . . . .1 Requirements . . 16. .3 Extension Cords . . . . . . .12. . . . . . . . . . 16. 143.10 Simultaneous Operations . . 16. . .1 Fire Retardant Tarps (Chevron . . . . . . . . . 136. . . . . . . . . 151. 6. . .16 Excavation . . . . . .1 Flag . . . . . . . . . . . 151. . . .12 Fire Prevention .2 Contractor Responsibilities . . 138 16. .15. . . . . . . . . . . 151. . . . . .15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150. .12. 16. . . . . . . . .137. . . . . . . .. . . . . .4 Qualified Person . . . .16. . . . . . . 16. . . . . 142.5 Training .2 Flashlights . . . . . . . . . . . 147. . . . . . 139 16. . . . . . 151. . . . .9.
. . .2 Heavy Lifts/Hazardous Lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . . . . . . . . Chevron Facilities . 17. . . . . . . 160 17.3 Identification Codes . . . . . .7. . .16. . . . . . . . . . . 157. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . . . 17. . . . .5 Modes of Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . . . . . .6 Sling Inspections . . . 17. . . . . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 17. . . .7 Rigging Hardware – Maintenance and Inspection . . . .16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159. . . .2 Contract Crane Operator .7. . .0 Lifting and Rigging . Classifications . . . . . .6 Excavation Permits . . . 17. . . 155 17. . . . . . . . . .3 Weather . . . . . 17. 170. . . . . . . . . .7 Leadership Expectations . . . . . .6. 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Crane Repairs and Alterations . 17. . . . . . . . 156 17. . 159. . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . .5 Sling Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . . 16. 156. . . . . . . . . .4 Critical Components . . 156. . . . 160 17. .16. . . . . . .6. . . . . . 169. . . . . . . . . 168. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Training . . 152. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16. . . . . .9 Tag Lines . . 153. . 162. . . . . . . 16. . . . . . . . . . 153. .2 Eyebolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Weight Indicators . . . . 17. . . . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6. . . . . . . . 159. . . . . .16. . . . .6. . . .11. .8 Delivering and/or Handling Cargo at . . . . . . . . . . . viii | GOMBU and DWEP BU .7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. . 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164. . . . . . . . . . . . . 162. 154. 172. 163. . . . . . 17.1 Shackles . . .7. . . . Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . 162. . . . . . . . . . .11 Requirements for Chevron– and . . . . . . 172. . .1 Contract Crane Operator . . . . 17. . . 165. 170. . . . . . . .10 Overhead Hoists . . . 164. . . . . . . . . 16. . . . . . .1 Pre-Use Inspection . . . . . . . .2 Annual Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11. .4 Sling Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . . . . . . . . .11. .4 Pad Eyes . . . . . . Contractor-Owned Cranes on . . .3 Hooks . . . . . . . . . . Chevron Facilities . . . . . .3 Competent Person (Qualified Professional) . . . .
. . . . . 174. . . . . . . . .2 During Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .175 17. . . . 180 17. 179 17. . 182. .6. . .11. . . . . 17. . . . . . .12. . . . . . 175 17. . . . .12 Communication . . . . . . .5 Rigger Responsibilities . . .3 Post-Operation . . . .12. 179. . . . . . 176. .5.1 Radio Communication . . .12. . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 17. . . . . . 184.7 Alternate Lifting Devices . . . . . . . . . .3 Post-Operation . . . . . . . .8 ISO/Shipping Containers . .4 Crane Operator Responsibilities . . .11. 181 17. . . . .12. . . Appendix A – List of Acronyms .12. . . . 174. . . . . . . . 174.12. . . . . . . . . 17. . . . . .12. . . .12. . . . . . . . .12. 186 Index . . . .3. . . . . . . . .1 Pre-Use Inspection . . .4. . . .1 Pre-Operation . . . . . . . 17. . . . .12. 176. . . . 17. . . . .4. . . . . . 178. 181 17. . . . . . . . .12.. . .4 Unattended Control Stations . . . . . . .3 Lift Team Responsibilities . . .1 Pre-Operation . . . .3. . . . 17. . . . . . 183 17. . . . .5. . . . . 17. . . . . .12. . . . .12. 17. . . . 17. .12. . 17. . . 17. . .5. . .12.12. .. . . . . 17. 177. . . 177 17. .6 Vessel Captain Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173. . .2 Pre-Lift Checklist and JSA . . .2 During Operation . . . .12. . . . 192 Contractor Handbook | ix . .1 Pre-Operation .5 Bypass of Safety Devices .2 During Operation . . . . . . . .
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or purchase order performs work or provides services or equipment to or for Chevron. or an Contractor Handbook | 1 . the more stringent rule shall apply. subcontract. This handbook is intended to supplement. which the contractor is required to implement.1.0 Introduction Chevron Gulf of Mexico business units value the safety of all workers and the protection of our environment. The following terms are used in this handbook to describe the contractor company and personnel mentioned in the guidelines: Handbook Terms Contractor A contractor is defined for the purposes of this document as any company or individual which by contract. not replace. Our company is committed to having incident-free operations (IFO). Contractor Supervisor/ Person Leading Work (PLW) This handbook provides guidance and a minimum set of expectations for Chevron employees and contractors regarding contractor work performed for Chevron. the contractor’s company safety program. In the event of a conflict between this handbook and the contractor’s company safety program. As the contractor. This individual represents the contractor company that supervises the work of a contractor or contractors. The contractor company’s contract with Chevron may be canceled. We can only achieve this by working as a team with our contractors. you are required to follow the policies and procedures established by the contractor’s company in addition to any of Chevron’s site-specific policies.
• Do it safely or not at all. Chevron is continuously looking for ways to improve our health. 2 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .com/contractorgom/. chevron. 1. Operational Excellence is based on the ten tenets that Chevron is committed to using to guide decision making. safety. work planning. Chevron’s Operational Excellence Tenets of Operation We Believe: Two Key Principles: All incidents are preventable. and efficiency and is one of our critical drivers for business success. and safety (HES) programs. The contractor will be exposed to Operational Excellence and our efforts to achieve incidentfree operations while working for Chevron. • There is always time to do it right. environment.1 Operational Excellence Operational Excellence (OE) is a Chevron system for managing the areas of health. and execution in all situations. please access the Chevron external Gulf of Mexico Contractor Safety website at https://upstream. and it is essential that our contractors and their employees understand and are familiar with them. reliability.individual may be requested to leave Chevron premises and not return if the guidelines of this handbook are not followed. Both of these goals are important to our business. To communicate feedback for improvement or changes to this document. environment. It is our expectation that contractors working under Chevron’s operational control will abide by these tenets as well.
Chevron’s Operational Excellence Tenets of Operation We ALWAYS: iiii 1. Comply with all applicable rules and regulations. ii3. Meet or exceed customers’ requirements. Maintain integrity of dedicated systems. If an HES issue arises that is not addressed in the handbook or by the contractor’s own safety program. Ensure safety devices are in place and functioning. 1. ii9. you must ask for guidance from the contractor representative or a Chevron representative. ii 8. Involve the right people in decisions that affect procedures and equipment. ii ii ii7. and understood by contract personnel before any work is performed for Chevron. 6. Operate in a safe and controlled condition. ii 4. Address abnormal conditions.2 How to Use This Handbook The intent of this handbook is to provide guidance to our contractors and employees regarding Chevron’s expectations of its contractor workforce. 10. The contents of this handbook should be reviewed. Operate within design and environmental limits. All of Chevron’s contractors should have a copy of this handbook accessible to them. 5. discussed. Follow written procedures for high-risk or unusual situations. Contractor Handbook | 3 . Follow safe work practices and procedures. ii2.
We always comply with the Tenets of Operational Excellence shown above. Remember: Stop-Work Authority It Is Your Responsibility You Have the Authority Zero Is Attainable Your ideas and concerns are important. Gulf of Mexico Business Unit – GOMBU Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit – DWEP BU 4 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . That is our commitment to you. and there will be no repercussions to you. and safety orientation meetings are available to supplement this handbook. The contractor may schedule an orientation by contacting the Chevron person overseeing the work. you are responsible and authorized to stop any work that does not comply with these tenets. As an employee or contractor for Chevron.Contractor health. environment.
0 Responsibility Overview 2. and follow the contents of this handbook and consult with the contractor’s supervisor if the contractor has any questions about its contents. 2. • Ensure that contractors are aware of these expectations and have a copy of the handbook available. the more stringent rule should be followed. The contractor must become familiar with Chevron’s requirements and expectations. the contractor’s own safety program. • Ensure that all contractors working for Chevron are meeting the expectations presented in the handbook.2 Contractor Responsibilities The contractor’s company is responsible for the contractor’s employees’ safety and for ensuring that the contractor’s employees perform their day-to-day work in a safe and proper manner. become familiar with. The contractor must read. many of which are presented in this handbook.2. 2.1 Chevron Employee Responsibilities The following are Chevron employees’ key responsibilities regarding this handbook: • Be aware of the contractor handbook and its requirements.1 at all times. not replace. If Chevron’s procedures and the contractor’s procedures conflict. These guidelines are intended to supplement. All contractors are authorized to stop and are responsible for stopping any Contractor Handbook | 5 .3 Stop-Work Authority Chevron is committed to following the Tenets of Operational Excellence listed in Section 1.
chevron. If the contractor. it is critical that the contractor’s comments are heard and any resulting actions are communicated to the contractor. If a contractor has a concern about a safety or compliance issue.com/contractorgom/ or call the numbers listed below. Chevron employees. Contractors may leave a phone or • Notification of BU HES manager: Any safety or 6 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . or other contractors if any person’s safety or the environment are at risk. they should report this action via the Chevron external Gulf of Mexico Contractor Safety website at: https://upstream. Depending on the significance of the item. or subcontractors are discouraged from exercising their Stop-Work Authority (SWA) or are penalized for doing so. or wishes to provide a suggestion for improvement in these areas. No repercussions will result from this action. raising a concern in this manner can be done verbally or in writing. Safety or compliance issues can be communicated in one of these methods: • Notification of supervisor/person in charge: Any safety or compliance issue that arises should be brought to the attention of the Chevron supervisor or representative. It is Chevron’s commitment that there will be no repercussions upon any contractor for taking such action. the contractor’s employees. Chevron supervisors should respond to the contractor with a description of how the concern will be resolved. The contractor is empowered and expected to stop the work of co-workers.work that does not comply with these tenets. compliance issue that has not been resolved or agreed upon by a contractor and respective Chevron supervisor/representative can be raised to the Chevron HES managers.
• HES managers can be reached at the following numbers: HES Managers Greater GOM HES Manager Gulf of Mexico BU HES Manager (Covington) Deepwater and Exploration Projects BU HES Manager (Houston) Numbers 985-773-6000 985-773-6000 832-854-6000 • Chevron Hotline: If the contractor was unable to resolve the HES issue using both steps and the contractor believes a violation of HES policy or regulation exists. The HES manager should then review the contractor’s concern and report the outcome of the review to the appropriate BU management. “I am reporting an HES concern for your review.” This notification can be made anonymously. the contractor can call the Chevron Hotline at 1-800-284-3015. Contractor Handbook | 7 . or a letter prefaced by the statement. Use of the Hotline will prompt an external investigation from personnel outside the respective business unit. email message.
engaging in company business. or exiting Chevron locations without prior announcement. As a safety precaution. 3. intoxicating beverages. may result. No form of harassment or fighting will be tolerated while on locations under Chevron’s operational control. no pornography of any kind may be displayed or stored on Chevron property. Horseplay. firearms. Alcohol. materials. such as involvement of regulatory agencies and law enforcement.1 Professional Conduct Chevron respects every individual who works for our company. Pornography Any person under the influence of alcohol. or the personal effects of any employee or contractor for illegal drugs. controlled substances.g. Depending on the severity. vehicle. weapons. Weapons. 8 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . authorized representatives of Chevron may search those entering.2 Contraband: Drugs. and to preclude the loss of Chevron’s tools. working in. or operating company equipment. or equipment. Entry into or exit from any Chevron office or work location is provided under the condition of the company’s right to search any person. We expect our employees and contractors to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Chevron’s drug and alcohol policies and procedures are fully explained in the contractor’s contract.3. or any intoxicating substance is prohibited from entering company premises. and harassment are not allowed. additional repercussions. BIC® lighters). practical jokes. or pyrotechnics (e.0 Chevron Workplace Principles and Policies 3..
purchase. in general terms. that one of the contractor’s employees on location is using medication and has reviewed such use with the contractor’s medical sources. 3. distribution. said worker may be removed from Chevron premises. and that the contractor’s employee has been cleared for work. Use of a prescription or over-the-counter medication is permitted only if such use does not have side effects Contractor Handbook | 9 .1 Alcohol Chevron prohibits the unauthorized use. or if the worker appears to be impaired or endangering himself or herself or others. or sale of alcohol while on company premises. or operating company equipment. The contractor’s employees shall report the use of medication to the supervisor employed by the contractor.2.2.2 Illegal Drugs Chevron prohibits the use. distribution. 3. possession.2. conducting company business. If the contractor’s supervisor cannot assure the Chevron supervisor that these steps were taken. or sale of illegal drugs while on company premises. purchase. possession. the medication must be in the bottle or container in which it was originally dispensed and must be prescribed to the individual.3 Prescription Drugs If a contractor brings prescription drugs into a Chevron facility. 3. or operating company equipment. That contractor supervisor should report to the Chevron supervisor. conducting company business.
Under applicable law. A contractor must have a legally valid prescription to take a controlled substance.2. Such prescriptions are also unacceptable under the Department of Transportation’s drug testing regulations.5 Explosives and Firearms Chevron prohibits the use. or operating company equipment. possession. such as an “Internet prescription” that is based on an online questionnaire and review by a doctor who has not examined the patient. that could adversely affect the contractor’s work performance. or sale of any controlled substance while on company premises. conducting company business. transportation. 3.2. 3. an employee must have a doctor- patient relationship with the doctor prescribing the controlled substance.4 Internet Prescription Drugs It is unlawful to use a controlled substance or other prescription drug without a valid prescription. Various state and federal authorities establish that a prescription issued outside a legitimate doctor-patient relationship. engaged in company business. or sale of unauthorized explosives. Chevron prohibits the use. (Interpretive guidance to 49 CFR 40. purchase.) A contractor who uses or possesses a controlled substance with an invalid prescription is in violation of Chevron’s policy prohibiting controlled substances. firearms. possession. is invalid.141. Contractors should consult with their physician before taking any medications that may interfere with their ability to work safely. unauthorized flammable materials. or operating company equipment. or other weapons while on company premises. distribution. 10 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
or chemical production or transportation thresholds.S. both Chevron and contractor. This act requires Chevron to implement Coast Guard-regulated offshore and shorebase security plans for facilities that meet certain oil. Specific details about the content of the SafeGulf training and training providers are available on the SafeGulf website at http://www. Upon arrival at a Chevron shorebase. a) All contractors who are permanently assigned to Chevron’s offshore facilities that have Coast Guard- approved facility security plans must obtain a TWIC. gas.3. and additional training may still be required for specialized and regulatory controlled work. The following guidance applies to TWIC. all personnel must show a government-issued picture ID to enter the shorebase.com. who need unescorted access to offshore and shorebase facilities that are required to implement a U. Coast Guard (USCG) Facility Security Plan (FSP).safegulf. Contractor Handbook | 11 . SafeGulf is a program to ensure that all workers in the Gulf of Mexico are trained to a set of minimum requirements for HES awareness. A Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC®) is a biometric security credential (card) issued to employees. This training is not meant to take the place of regulatory and company training requirements.3 SafeGulf All personnel who work a rotational position in the offshore Gulf of Mexico and all personnel that will or may travel there more than three trips per calendar year are required to be SafeGulf c00ertified.4 Transportation Worker Identification Card Certain Chevron facilities are regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002. 3. SafeGulf certification is required for travel to any offshore facility for anyone who travels more than three times a year.
TWICs for these facilities will be checked at the shorebase and heliport during crew changes and at the facilities as personnel arrive. (Employees without a TWIC must be escorted by a facility employee who has a TWIC. but they must obtain permission from the facility person in charge before arriving because the facility will be required to escort the employee during the visit. it has a flash point above 140°F and below 200°F. c) Employees and contractors without a TWIC may still work and visit Chevron Coast Guard-regulated security facilities.) As a general rule. The contractor will: • Keep all work areas. GOM facilities are not staffed to provide security escorts and may not be able to accommodate visitors. d) Employees and contractors without a TWIC are required d) to contact the person in charge before arriving to make d) escort arrangements. handrails. equipment. including Chevron pilots. A safe solvent is a class IIIA liquid. This also applies to all pilots. 3. • Use only commercial fire-safe solvents for cleaning. and life-saving and fire-fighting equipment clean and free of obstructions. then they must obtain a TWIC.b) All contractors who have the potential to work on or visit Coast Guard-regulated facilities for any purpose and need unescorted access to the facility must obtain a TWIC. walking surfaces. tools. Prohibited cleaning agents 12 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . orderly. • Store tools or tie them off.5 Housekeeping It is the contractors’ responsibility to keep their work areas clean. and in a condition conducive to safe work while under Chevron’s operational control. If a pilot wants unescorted access to these locations. so they do not cause a hazard to people in the surrounding area.
from regular trash. but are not limited to. 3. jugs) with name of substance contained. diesel. gasoline. such as galleys. if there is no alternative. they should not contain any hydrocarbons or flammable items. a facility for smoking in a separate building with ventilation to the outside or a separate room with outside ventilation or. and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). include.g. and other small objects with the name of the owner before use or transport over offshore waters. or request the contractor to designate. designated outside smoking area. Questions on appropriate solvents should be directed to the Chevron person in charge. the secondhand smoke is not circulated throughout the passenger seating area.. including discarded oily rags. and laundry rooms. • Segregate wastes. Smoking is allowed in the wheelhouse of a vessel as long as the area is well ventilated. Smoking is not allowed in any common use area. unless duplicate “smoke-free” common use facilities are provided. • Properly label all containers (e. • Use plastic buckets appropriately. an appropriate. Chevron will provide. except for areas specifically designated for smoking. restrooms. Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas. Contractor Handbook | 13 . smoking is not allowed in common use areas.6 Smoking All Chevron buildings and living facilities are designated as “nonsmoking” areas. and there is not a more stringent smoking policy imposed by the vessel owner/operator. • Appropriately label all loose materials. such as passenger seating areas. small tools. spray bottles. During personnel transport. offices.
Where crew members predominately speak a language other than English and warning signs are posted in that language. If a translator is needed. and local jurisdictions’ fishing regulations.3. the number of translators required will be determined by the Chevron work owner and documented in a mitigation plan. Fishing regulations may require licenses. Before beginning to fish. Contract employees are discouraged from bringing large amounts of cash or other valuables of a financial or personal nature to work sites. If they choose to do so.7 Fishing Policy Chevron discourages. While fishing. Except on foreign-flagged vessels such as barges or rigs. employees and contractors from fishing during nonworking hours while onboard any Chevron offshore facility. personnel must follow all federal. No more than one non-English speaker will be assigned to a translator. possession limits by species or quantity (creel) and size. along with any Chevron site-specific rules.9 Security Contractor companies shall be responsible for their own equipment and accountable for controlling the actions of their employees while working at locations under Chevron’s operational control. employees and contractors must determine if it is permissible to fish at that facility. 3. however. it is their own responsibility to keep these 14 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .8 Language Requirements All workers must be able to read or understand the posted warning signs while working at a location under Chevron’s operational control. but does not prohibit. the contractor must notify the Chevron work owner. may entirely forbid fishing. one translator will be assigned to each non-English speaker while work is conducted. Certain facilities. who must notify the field supervisor before work begins. and cleaning stipulations. 3. at the supervisor’s discretion. Chevron is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. state.
The Chevron Gulf of Mexico Facility Security Plan has identified specific areas of our shorebase and all our offshore facilities as restricted areas that potentially store or transport hazardous materials. Part of this plan seeks confirmation of employee information for those who have access to and/or handle hazardous materials. Coast Guard before being allowed to visit a Chevron facility or travel Contractor Handbook | 15 .S. and their company will be required to perform pre-employment background screenings.-resident aliens possessing an Alien Registration Card (Green Card) will be considered Foreign Nationals (FN) and will have to be cleared by Chevron and the U.S. and Social Security participation. Contractors are included in the Facility Security Plan.items adequately secured. Company and contract employees are encouraged to practice good Security Awareness and Vigilance behaviors and alert company personnel to any suspicious persons or witnessed behaviors. Chevron is required by federal regulations to develop and implement plans to address security risks related to transporting and storing hazardous materials. government-issued picture identification. as well as a review of any state or federal criminal records. contractors who enter restricted areas must show valid. verification of identity. citizenship/alien status. citizens or permanent U. Personnel that are traveling offshore will be required to check in with security at the heliport with a picture ID. references. Specifically. All contractors who are not U. Please ensure that when traveling to one of the deepwater rigs. and the identification number on that ID is recorded. you have a current identification card or driver’s license.S. These screenings must include recent employment history.
offshore. Additional details regarding foreign nationals are available in BU-specific processes and procedures.
• Prior to an FN contractor’s arrival at any DWEP or GOM
facility, the FN contractor’s employer shall notify the Chevron work owner that the contractor is an FN.
• Before scheduling a trip to an offshore facility, the
FN contractor’s employer shall request the USCG to issue a Letter of Determination (LOD) to the contractor.
• Prior to the arrival of an FN contractor at any DWEP or
GOM facility, the responsible Chevron work owner shall complete a Chevron North America Exploration and Production (CNAEP) Company Visiting Foreign National Form and send it to the CNAEP Export Control Officer (ECO).
• When the FN contractor arrives at the shorebase or
airport to go offshore, the contractor shall possess a passport with a valid U.S. visa and a copy of the LOD issued by the USCG. The CNAEP ECO must then clear the contractor.
3.10 Behavior-Based Safety Process
Contractor companies are required to have their own behavior-based safety (BBS) process. This process must include:
• A data sheet with critical behaviors – Critical behaviors
listed on a data sheet (observation card) should be pulled from historical incident data listing behaviors that led to those incidents.
• Training on the observation process – Appropriate
personnel will be trained on the established observation process.
• Feedback after observations – Upon completing an
observation, the observer is expected to have a discussion with the observed to give feedback.
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• Data collection and trend analysis – The contractor will
have a process to collect the data from each observation and perform trend analysis on the data collected.
• Action planning – Once trend analysis is complete, the
contractor shall create appropriate action plans to address unsafe behaviors.
• A step to follow up on action plan – Action plans are
carried out over the course of a set time period. Follow-up is necessary to ensure the closure of all actions listed with the action plan. Contractors acting as Chevron representatives are expected to follow the applicable BU BBS process.
3.11 Orientation of Visitors at Offshore Locations
All personnel are required to sign a login sheet when arriving at a Chevron site. When arriving at a Chevron location for the first time, individuals are required to attend an orientation meeting that will cover emergency procedures, including the Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP) and site-specific information.
3.12 Short-Service Employee Policy
A short-service employee (SSE) is any contractor with fewer than six months of experience in the same job type or with the contractor’s present employer. Contractors who quit and return to the same company and the same job type within one year are deemed to satisfy the requirements. Specific policy requirements: Notification • – The contractor must complete the SSE form for each – SSE assigned to perform work at a Chevron location. – The form must be submitted to the Chevron – representative who hired the contractor’s – personnel, and it must be approved 24 hours before – the SSE arrives on Chevron property.
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– The contractor will fax this form to the Chevron location supervisor before arriving at the work location if job mobilization is within 24 hours of the request for work. If an SSE for whom an SSE form has – not been submitted arrives on Chevron property, the – onsite Chevron representatives may send the SSE back to shore at the contractor’s expense. All SSEs must carry this form on their person at all times while on Chevron property. Chevron SSE crew makeup requirements: • – Single-person “crew” cannot be an SSE. – Two-to-four-person crews can have only one SSE per crew. – Five-or-more-person crews shall not exceed 20% SSEs. – Crews with more than 20% SSE personnel are only permitted upon the submission of a written variance approved by the Chevron representative. Identification • – All SSEs must be identified with a high-visibility orange hard hat. (This high-visibility color is not the same as orange.) Mentoring • – Mentoring Process: The contractor must assign an onsite mentor to each SSE. A mentor can be assigned to only one SSE per crew. Each mentor must closely supervise the SSE to ensure that the SSE does not perform tasks for which they are not properly trained. Land transportation contractors are exempt from the onsite mentoring requirement. – Mentoring: Each SSE’s work will be closely monitored for a six-month period. During that period, the SSE must demonstrate a good working knowledge of the contractor’s and Chevron’s HES policies. The contractor may require any employee having a recordable safety incident within this time to repeat the six-month introductory period.
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Subcontractors • – Chevron GOMBU contractors will manage their subcontractors in alignment with this policy. Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) Areas • – No SSEs are allowed to work within designated NORM work areas.
3.12.1 Contractor Short-Service Employee Form
The Chevron Contractor SSE Form consists of a section that captures information on the individual SSE and a variance section that will be filled out whenever any element of the SSE Policy (listed above) cannot be met. The information section must be filled out for all SSEs and submitted at least 24 hours before SSE arrival for approval or rejection by the Chevron location supervisor. In the event that a variance is required, it will be filled out and submitted to the Chevron location supervisor who has authority to approve or deny any variances on his location. Approved SSE forms are available on the Chevron external Gulf of Mexico Contractor Safety website at: https://upstream.chevron.com/contractorgom/. Reference is also made to the Marine, Safety, Reliability, and Efficiency (MSRE) Competency Management and SSE Policy Letter for vessel operators and crews. This can be found on the Gulf of Mexico Contractor Safety website at https://upstream.chevron.com/ contractorgom/programs_policies/marine_safety.asp.
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and in some cases may be asked to lead. a root cause analysis (RCA) team.3. even if the sample passes the lab test. • All fires. requires reporting an incident to the U.05. • Marine vessel operators. • Any “near miss” or minor incident that has the potential to result in a serious injury. • Any significant financial incident. 46 CFR 4. • All incidents that exceed national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) guidelines. An incident investigation and root cause analysis is required where a notice of marine casualty. • All preventable motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) that take place in a Chevron company car. DWEP BU requires an RCA for any NPDES sheen. fire.S. or MVC. at the request of the GOM management team. • Any spill of one barrel or greater (GOMBU) and all oil and chemical spills (DWEP BU). property loss. Root cause analysis investigations are required for: • Any accident resulting in an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable injury. Coast Guard. or any NPDES lab test that is above the monthly average.13 Root Cause Analysis/Incident Investigation Contractors are required to conduct. oil spill. In addition. but are not limited to: • A description of the event • A determination of the actual and potential loss or losses • A list of the root causes of the incident • An evaluation of the risk of recurrence 20 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . RCA investigations shall include. • Incidents that occur frequently.
HES audits 4. This meeting should be scheduled within a reasonable time frame after the RCA is complete. In situations where an incident involves multiple contract companies or contract and Chevron personnel. 3. Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 2. Safety questionnaire 3. Contractors requiring an HES rating will be assigned a rating of A-F based on the following six elements: 1. contractor work scope will be evaluated by the Supply Chain Management group to determine whether a contractor is required to have an HES rating. Working relationship Additional information on Chevron’s Contractor Safety Management process may be found at https://upstream. Field competency verifications 5. Any contractor who has incurred an OSHA-recordable injury or illness while working for the Chevron DWEP or GOMBU must schedule a meeting with the appropriate Chevron vice president or designee to review the details of the incident and any lessons learned.• A list of system controls and/or process changes to reduce the risk of recurrence • A plan to communicate fully any lessons learned All RCAs completed for incidents on Chevron property will be shared with the contractor’s Chevron representative as soon as possible.14 HES Ratings Overview During the qualification process. chevron. Chevron may commission a team composed of personnel from all affected companies. Chevron may request to participate on all incidents requiring investigations while under operational control. Field feedback forms 6. Contractor Handbook | 21 .com/contractorgom/.
3.15 Cell Phone Usage While Operating a Motor Vehicle
In accordance with the Chevron Cell Phone Policy, contractors may not use a cell phone while driving or operating heavy equipment while on Chevron locations or while operating a Chevron-owned or -rented vehicle. Contractors are discouraged from other forms of “multitasking,” such as using two-way radios and pagers, eating, or taking notes, while operating a motor vehicle.
3.16 Management Field Visits
Strong leadership is a critical success factor for any safety program. Contractor management is required to visit work sites periodically.
Primary contractors will be held accountable to ensure that their subcontractors are held to the same standards as their employees. This includes ensuring that subcontractors are qualified to perform the work and are meeting Chevron’s expectations while working under Chevron’s operational control. For ongoing work, the contractor is required to notify the Chevron work owner when the contractor will be using subcontractors. For project proposals, contractors are required to submit a subcontracting plan, including:
• Products and services to be subcontracted • Selection criteria to be used to select subcontractors • Plans to ensure HES performance from subcontractors
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4.0 Emergency Procedures
4.1 Medical Coverage
Contractors are responsible for providing medical coverage as appropriate for their scope of work. This may range from first aid-trained personnel to licensed paramedics. In the event that medical coverage provided by the contractor is not available, Chevron will take necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that care is provided to contract employees working on Chevron property. Chevron strategically deploys emergency medical responders (EMRs) at various locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Proximity to additional medical support or hospital facilities should be considered when determining appropriate medical coverage.
4.2 Medical Emergency Transportation Process
In the event of a medical emergency, the contractor’s Chevron representative will ensure transportation of the injured person to shore. Injured personnel sent in for medical assistance/evaluation should be accompanied to the medical facility. Depending on medical provider availability or severity of injury, a nonmedical provider may accompany the injured party. This person should have the authority from the contractor to authorize treatment for the injured employee (e.g., foreman or supervisor). The contractor’s company should have a representative meet the injured person upon arrival to ensure medical care is appropriately provided.
4.3 Hurricane Evacuation Action Plan
Chevron coordinates the safe evacuation of all personnel working on Chevron offshore facilities and shorebases. This
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includes contract employees working on a Chevron facility. Chevron’s evacuation process and plans are contained in the Chevron GOM Operational Excellence Manual. Contractors are responsible for developing and maintaining plans to: 1. Safely evacuate contract employees who are not working on a Chevron offshore facility or shorebase. 2. Safely secure contractor equipment or assets located or staged at Chevron shorebases. This includes vessels tied at Chevron piers. 3. Safely secure (or move) contractor offshore equipment or assets not located or staged on Chevron offshore facilities.
4.4 Damaged Facility Assessment and Boarding Process
Guidelines exist for personnel boarding facilities for the purposes of performing damage assessments, regulatory compliance, or other work on platforms and caissons after storm events or other events that:
• May have compromised the structural integrity of the
facility or facilities.
• May have restricted access/egress to the facility due to
damage to boat landings and swing ropes and/or heliports.
• May have created safety hazards (open holes, missing
handrails, damaged vessels, etc.) on the facility or facilities.
• May have created hazards by moving or compromising
production equipment. No one shall be allowed on any structure identified as being in a noncompliant condition until a hazard mitigation plan has been prepared and approved by the Operations manager to maximize the safety and security of our employees and contractors as well as anyone who may seek refuge there.
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Boarding Assessment personnel may board such facilities only after an Initial Assessment has been done as described in Section 4.4.4 and permission is granted by the Operations supervisor.
4.4.1 Facility Status Definitions
22.214.171.124 O pen Facilities that are deemed “Open” are considered open for normal operations and do not require a mitigation plan for boarding. Open facilities must meet the following criteria:
• All damaged or hazardous areas are sufficiently mitigated or isolated to Chevron GOM standards including: – Significant structural damages repaired or deemed safe by engineering analysis – Two functional means of egress – All open holes barricaded per GOM Open Hole standards – All missing and damaged handrails mitigated/ barricaded to Chevron standards (see Guidelines for Guarding Deck Openings) • Other hazards (spills, loose or hanging items, etc.) cleaned or secured 126.96.36.199 Closed Closed facilities are defined as those for which access to the facility is restricted and/or hazards exist that require one or more persons to mark, barricade, protect, remove, and/or repair the hazard enough to protect personnel and the environment. Closed facilities require a mitigation plan for boarding. This plan must be signed off by the Area Operations manager.
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Status Changes From Closed to Open Changes from Closed to Open may occur only after the following is completed: • The facility meets all Open criteria in Section 4.2 Status Changes Status Changes From Open to Closed Automatic – Facilities will automatically be given the “Closed” status for the following reason: • The facility is in an area that experiences sustained hurricane-force winds. or Operations manager: • After a significant event that may have compromised safety or structural integrity of the facility. 4. This is the same criterion the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.4.1. and Enforcement (BOEMRE) uses to shut in remote- operated facilities. 26 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .4 Initial Assessments Initial Assessments are made from either helicopter or boat and do not require a mitigation plan. 4.1. Offshore/Onshore Installation manager (OIM). because the facility will not be boarded. Regulation.3 Damage Assessments In conducting these assessments. Discretionary – Facilities may be given the “Closed” status at the discretion of the Operations supervisor.4. • Operations supervisor approval is obtained. • After a significant issue is identified in a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) review or through the use of Stop-Work Authority.4. care must be taken not to expose ourselves or others to the risks we seek to identify. 4.4.
listing or missing) • Heliports • Boat landings and swing ropes • Stairways • Grating and handrails Major piping and production vessels • Spills or sheens • In the event the assessment team observes a condition that requires immediate action (i.e. • Visually observe the levels overhead and below before changing levels. Perform a visual assessment to: • – Confirm Initial Assessment. personnel will relay the situation to the supervisor or manager to discuss actions to be taken. • Review the Initial Assessment as part of their JSA and pre-job safety meeting. personnel must do the following: • Obtain Operations supervisor approval to board facility. 4. Before boarding. Contractor Handbook | 27 . boarding personnel must do the following: • Actively use the BBS process and Stop-Work Authority. Once on board. continuing pollution).5 Boarding Assessments Boarding Assessments will be made with an objective to obtain further damage assessments.e. Observations should be made of the following items: • Platform (i.4... – Identify additional hazards/risks.
contractors.4. blocking stairwells. tying-off. barricading open holes. top and bottom).4.4. and the general public) to those facilities until they are made safe. All assessments are to be submitted to the designated coordinator for each area.1 and 4.1. • Installing locking-out clamps on all stairways: – Leading up from the boat landing – Leading down from the heliport • Marking the heliport as closed as per Chevron Aircraft Operations Guidelines • Posting appropriate signage on Stairway Lockout Clamps 28 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Boarding Assessments will recommend facility status as “Open” or “Closed” as defined in sections 4.2. • Implement hazard mitigations within their capability (marking. 4. Ways to install barriers include.6 Methods to Secure Closed Facilities All facilities that are deemed “Closed” through the assessment process will be secured to prevent access (by employees.1. but are not limited to: • Removing or pulling up and tying off all swing ropes as appropriate Caution: Do not leave yourself without egress or without a way to board under a Boarding Mitigation Plan later.
etc. The Operations manager must approve all Boarding Mitigation Plans for each boarding party. satellite phones.7 Accessing Closed Facilities Access to Closed facilities will only be allowed with the development of a Boarding Mitigation Plan for each specific facility.) will be maintained while on board. Fall Protection and Rescue Plan.4.8 Boarding Mitigation Plans Boarding Mitigation Plans will be documented on the Boarding Mitigation Plan Template. • Advise the Field Operations supervisor or the designated person in charge (PIC) before boarding the structure. • Complete the Permit to Work form and any necessary Safe Work Practices (JSA. Establish location and contact information for nearest emergency medical responders. etc.4. All mitigation plans will include the following minimal requirements: • All boardings must be done by two or more personnel. they will be mitigated and reviewed with the entire crew before initiating work.) as needed for the scope of work to be performed. 4.4. No single-person boardings are permitted. Hot Work Permits. 4.9 Documentation All Damage Assessments will be documented on the appropriate forms: Initial Assessment Form • Contractor Handbook | 29 . • Communications (company radio. • In the event additional hazards are found. Review listed hazards with personnel boarding the platform. Isolation of Hazardous Energy Form. 4. Lifting Plan. • Replace Platform Closed signs any time you depart the platform.
10 Boarding Assessment Personnel • Review this process as part of JSA and pre-planning for performing assessments. • • Obtain Operations supervisor approval to board facility. 30 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Boarding Assessment Form • Boarding Mitigation Plan Template • 4. • Complete the Boarding Assessment Form. • Review the hazards identified by the Initial Assessment.4. and submit it to the Operations supervisor. This person may be supervising several jobs or could in certain circumstances be the person performing the task.4. Develop a Boarding JSA. • Proceed with caution as not all hazards may be readily visible or evident. • Develop a Boarding Mitigation Plan as necessary and submit to the Operations supervisor for review. 4. • Advise Operations supervisor before boarding facility. • Proceed with caution as not all hazards may be readily visible or evident. • Review the hazards identified by the Initial and Boarding Assessments.11 Operations Representative or Contract Representative This will normally be the company or contract representative in charge of the person(s) doing the work. • Review this process as part of JSA and pre- planning for performing repairs.
6 Oil Spill Response Plan and Notifications Chevron’s emergency management team will coordinate responses to oil or hazardous material (HAZMAT) spills that originate from Chevron offshore and shore-side facilities or assets. harassment. A Chevron incident report must be completed and any statements needed for the report must be taken at that time. near misses.5 Incident Reporting Procedures Incidents are defined as identifiable and unintentional deviations from planned operations. property damage. property damage. This meeting should be scheduled within a reasonable time frame after the RCA is complete. Any contractor who has incurred an OSHA-recordable injury or illness while working for the Chevron DWEP or GOM business units must schedule a meeting with the appropriate Chevron vice president or designee to review the details of the incident and any lessons learned. 4. Failure to do so may result in termination of the contract. caused by factors that may or may not be within Chevron’s span of control. This includes complying with government agency planning requirements and notifying the National Response Center (NRC) and all other applicable government agencies of oil and HAZMAT spills that originate from Chevron property or assets. or a near miss that could have resulted in any of the above. spills. and permit violations must be reported as soon as possible to Chevron personnel. the contractor is required to notify Chevron and update their Management System Questionnaire (MSQ). Contractor Handbook | 31 . fires. If an injury classification changes over time. Failure to report an incident may result in termination of the contract. releases. All incidents.4. that result in an injury to an employee or contractor or cause environmental consequences.
32 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .7 Emergency Response and Drills Emergency drills are conducted at Chevron facilities in accordance with all applicable laws. regulations. regulations. Notify the contractor’s supervisor and the Chevron person in charge. and facility policies. but are not limited to: Shutting in the well(s) and/or vessel(s) • • Closing the surface and/or subsurface (automatic or manual) safety device(s) Actuating emergency shutdown (ESD) device(s) • • Actuating blowout prevention (BOP) assembly and well control system(s) Contractors are responsible for developing oil and HAZMAT response plans that meet agency regulations for spills that originate from their property. when feasible. cautiously. and reasonably. Contractors are therefore responsible for managing and responding to all oil and hazardous material spills that originate from their property. and record drills for their personnel according to all applicable laws. facilities. including vessels.Contractors who observe or discover a spill from a Chevron facility or asset will take the following actions: 1. 2. All drilling rigs will schedule. including vessels. 3. This includes notifying the NRC and other appropriate agencies of oil and hazardous material spills that originate from contractor property or assets. Safety first – Ensure the safety of all personnel. conduct. Chevron conducts drills as if an actual emergency exists. facilities. Anyone who observes the spill should act carefully. 4. and policies. To ensure familiarity with the emergency procedures. Control the source – Qualified personnel. or assets. vessels. Contractors are required to participate in all drills. should take actions that may include. or assets.
5.. at the beginning of each workday. with team • Discussing work to be completed and how to do the work safely • Analyzing lessons learned • Sharing incidents and near misses • Recognition • Conducting a learning exercise • Observing trends and discussing the corrective actions tied to those trends Note: For more information. please review the Hazard Analysis section. 5.0 HES Meetings 5. the completion of a written Job Safety Analysis. the person in charge must hold a pre-job meeting to discuss job planning.1 Onsite HES Meetings Contractor shall conduct or actively participate in onsite HES meetings as made available. job assignments. and any unique or unusual project hazards. Contractor Handbook | 33 . or in the event of a significant operational change. but at least daily.2 Pre-Job HES Meetings Before a new job. Think Incident Free (TIF). which includes JSA/Job Safety Evaluation Assessment (JSEAs). These meetings can include: • Interactively reviewing the Hazard Analysis Standard. etc.
but not be limited to: Job planning • • Job assignments • Completion of written JSA • Any unique or unusual project hazards 34 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .The person in charge must hold a pre-job meeting: • Before a new job • At the beginning of each work day • In the event of a significant operational change These meetings should contain.
0 Personal Protective Equipment 6. and the specifics of the job site. V-Guard • Contractors must maintain and replace the hat’s suspension system. a contractor does not have the appropriate PPE for the job requested. upon arrival at a Chevron facility. at its discretion: • Send the contractor back to retrieve the appropriate equipment at the contractor’s expense. Shock-Guard • No one is to alter (drill. the potential hazards to which the person will be exposed.3 Head Protection • Contractors must wear a hard hat when working in field operations.1 General All personnel working for Chevron will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as determined by the Hazard Analysis. or paint to change the design) hard hats in any way. 6. Chevron may either. 6. rivet. It is the responsibility of each contract company to provide PPE required by the specific task being performed.6. Contractors must adhere to the minimum PPE requirements recommended on the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for material they are handling. as needed. Chevron will deduct this charge from the invoice for the completed work. Contractor Handbook | 35 .2 Fee for Arriving Without Appropriate PPE If. • Provide replacement PPE for a fee of $100 per item.
is mandatory for all personnel in field operations (including visitors) and must be worn outside of quarters and office buildings: • All safety eyewear (prescription and nonprescription) must have side shields or wraparound protection that meets ANSI standard Z87. 6. including reflected rays from another surface. • Safety eyewear will meet ANSI standard Z87.1.1 (or any successor standard). The only exception to this guideline is when the welding hard hat poses a hazard to welders due to body positioning while performing their work. In addition. along with explanation. (The notation Z87 should be on the frames or temples of the safety eyewear.1. such as the water. personnel must wear goggles when helping or working near welders. 36 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .4 Eye Protection Safety eyewear. This exception to the policy. must be documented on the Hot Work Permit and noted on the JSA with all potential hazards mitigated. • Welding hard hats must be provided during welding operations where overhead hazards are present. clear (for night operations) or tinted. • Personnel should always shield their eyes from the arc’s rays.) This includes prescription eyewear used as the only source of eye protection. • Contractors must wear their hard hats squarely on their head and not cocked to one side or turned in a reverse position.• Hard hats must be made of nonmetallic material and must comply with ANSI standard Z89.
up to 1 in. Gas welding (heavy). over 6 in. electrodes Gas metal-arc welding (nonferrous) Gas metal-arc welding (ferrous) Gas tungsten-arc welding Atomic hydrogen welding Carbon arc welding Torch soldering Torch brazing Light cutting. 12 14 11 12 12 12 14 2 3 or 4 3 or 4 4 or 5 5 or 6 4 or 5 5 or 6 6 or 8 3/16. choose the most appropriate shade number from the list for the particular activity. up to 1/8 in. Gas welding (medium). Heavy cutting. over 1/4-in. 1/8 to 1/2 in. Contractor Handbook | 37 . electrodes Shielded metal-arc welding.• Safety eyewear other than safety glasses may be required for certain tasks. over 1/2 in. Medium cutting.to 1/4-in. Gas welding (light). according to the following chart. up to Minimum Shade Number 10 5/32-in. electrodes Shielded metal-arc welding. 1 to 6 in. Welding Operation Shielded metal-arc welding.
AND face shield * Shade V or current OSHA standard 38 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . AND face shield OR 4. Type of Work (Activity Group) 1. eyecup type. The following table is a guide for selecting eye protection. Electric (arc) welding Possible Danger to the Eyes • Sparks • Ultraviolet rays • Molten metal • Flying particles Minimum Eye Protection Needed 1. cutting.1 (or any successor regulation). Acetylene – burning. coverspec type with tinted* lenses or tinted-plate lenses.1 Selecting Eye Protection Eye protection equipment must meet ANSI standard Z87. 6. Welding goggles. Welding helmet with appropriate tinted lenses AND safety glasses or goggles OR 2. Goggles.4. with tinted* lenses. or welding OR 2. Face shield with tinted-plate lenses AND safety glasses or goggles OR 3.
mixing. • Chemical splash • Acid burns • Fumes • Glass breakage • Splash 1. Face shield AND either goggles (flexible fitting. Follow current MSDS guidance. flexible fitting. Laboratory OR 3. flexible fitting. regular ventilation. AND face shield May require hooded ventilation. Power tool cleaning the rust off steel for painting operations Flying particles 1.Type of Work (Activity Group) 1. Grinding OR 3. Wire brushing OR 4. Changing a choke 1. Chemical goggles AND face shield OR 2. Full sandblasting hood with inner and outer shield (option for paint operations) Goggles provide more protection Contractor Handbook | 39 . Paint handling. Goggles. AND face shield 1. regular ventilation. Chemical goggles AND face shield OR 2. Chipping OR 2. Bleeding down a pressure line or vessel OR 2. Chemical handling OR 2. pouring Possible Danger to the Eyes • Flying particles • Hydrocarbon splash/spray Minimum Eye Protection Needed 1. Goggles. regular ventilation) or safety glasses OR 2.
Sandblasting Flying particles 1.Type of Work (Activity Group) Possible Danger to the Eyes Minimum Eye Protection Needed from impact than safety glasses and are the preferred and HESrecommended choice over normal safety glasses under the face shield in these operations. with regular ventilation OR 3. Goggles. 1. Confined entry watch • Flying particles • Splash/spray Note: Varies with work activity. Fire watch (welding) OR 2. Safety Glasses OR 2. Sandblasting hood with inner shield Note: Sandblasting hoods have an outer shield and an inner shield that protects the eyes even when changing the outer shield. 1. 1. 40 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . flexible fitting. Face shield AND safety glasses or goggles Note: Determined by hazard analysis of work done and proximity of fire watch to the work performed.
Painting (using paint brush or roller) Splash 1.Type of Work (Activity Group) 1. Roll-film goggles. Face shield and goggles or safety glasses OR 2. Full sandblasting hood with inner and outer shield Contractor Handbook | 41 . When spray paint accumulates and obstructs vision. Painting (using a paint gun) Possible Danger to the Eyes Spray Minimum Eye Protection Needed 1. Full sandblasting hood with inner and outer shield 1. such as Advanz A-030 or equivalent OR 3. advancing the film and clearing the vision. Roll-film googles. such as Advanz A-030 or equivalent These offer unique eye protection for spray painting applications. the painter simply turns the knob. OR 2.
000 psi or higher) 1. flexible fitting. Hot fueling/ rapid refueling of helicopters • Splash/spray • Flying particles Splash/spray 1. Low pressure washing (100 to 10. Face shield and goggles or safety glasses 1. Water cleaning using water hose 0 to 100 psi) Possible Danger to the Eyes • Splash/spray • Flying particles Minimum Eye Protection Needed 1.000 to 40.000 psi) OR 2. Full sandblasting hood with inner and outer shield 1.Type of Work (Activity Group) 1. Face shield AND goggles OR 2. regular ventilation 6. Goggles OR 2. Ultra-high pressure washing (10.5 Contact Lenses Contractors wearing contact lenses must follow these guidelines for eye protection in addition to those listed in the previous table: • Inform the contractor’s supervisor when you are wearing contact lenses. 42 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Goggles. • Do not wear contact lenses in areas where there is potential exposure to a welding arc.
are not required to wear safety footwear. or rubber Contractor Handbook | 43 . • Visitors and employees not actually involved in daily field operations.• Wear soft or gas-permeable lenses. synthetic leather. such as sandals. and flipflops are unsuitable footwear when on the work site or using Chevron helicopters and crew boats. slip-on. such as helicopter pilots and Office Assistants (OAs). Crocs®. slippers. or side-zipper leather shoes or boots with steel toe – Western-style boots (provided the heel is not excessively high) with steel toe – Leather tennis shoes with steel toe – Steel-toed rubber boots – Synthetic leather boots (for drilling completions) • Types of safety footwear not allowed: – Deep lug sole and hiking styles – Shoes with crepe pattern soles or smooth leather soles – Narrow-throated boots – High-heeled footwear (heel in excess of one inch) – Footwear constructed of materials other than leather. 6.6 Foot Protection Safety footwear is mandatory in field operations. • Have a spare pair of contact lenses or prescription glasses readily available to you. Open-toed shoes. • Types of safety footwear allowed: – Lace-up.
such as test-fitting pieces. except when engaged in light work. and when performing electrical work (certified gloves for electrical work). or leather-palmed gloves). the employee’s company is expected to provide the fixed or locking blade knife and maintain it for that specific task. or abrasions (cloth.6. The contractor will provide procedures for cleaning and disinfecting these gloves. punctures. • Rigging-Specific: Gloves must be worn when performing rigging duties. or gas cutting operations. • Divers are required to wear KEVLAR® gloves. leather. • Personnel using fixed or locking blade knives must wear KEVLAR or leather gloves. gas welding. – If a knife is the appropriate tool for the job. cutresistant. when handling chemicals or hazardous materials where absorption is a concern (rubber gloves). such as cuts. – Only countertop electric knife sharpeners will be permitted for use in galleys and kitchens under Chevron’s operational control. A JSA must be completed before its use. • Welding-Specific: Flameproof gauntlet gloves must be used during all arc welding. • Galley/Cooking: All galley personnel who use knives during food preparation are required to wear cut-resistant gloves.7 Hand Protection Appropriate gloves must be worn when the contractor’s hands are exposed to hazards. 44 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
grinders.7.. Possible Uses for This Type of Hand Protection Contractor Handbook | 45 .• Company and contract personnel are not allowed to carry pocketknives with them at offshore locations. Cut-resistant gloves • Cut-resistant gloves are used when workers are at risk to be sliced or cut by equipment or the products they are handling.1 Examples of Non-Chemical Types of Hand Protection Type of Hand Protection (Photos are NOT for ordering purposes. sanders. nail guns.g. and any machinery that produces high levels of vibrations or where the individual is exposed to excess vibration • These gloves provide extra padding to help prevent hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) that often occurs from repeated exposure to vibration. 6. In lieu of a pocketknife. an alternative cutting device must be used and provided by the contractor (e. wire cutters are an appropriate alternative cutting device for cutting ty-wraps). only examples) Anti-vibration gloves • Protection for highly specialized tasks such as operating chainsaws.
Type of Hand Protection (Photos are NOT for ordering purposes. • Consult your Electrical Safe Work Practice advisor for more information. Nighttime versions have retro-reflective patches or elements to reflect light beams (used by flaggers or for communicating hand signals). High-visibility gloves Are available in safety orange or lime colors and come in day or nighttime versions. only examples) Electrical hazard gloves Possible Uses for This Type of Hand Protection • Electrician gloves are used to protect against electrical shock that could result from an accidental contact with energized electrical equipment. branch circuits and switches. Reference Standard: Rubber insulating gloves (ANSI Standard J6. emergency power systems. elevators.6-1967) should be used at all times when working on general electric equipment. 46 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . and solar photovoltaic systems. etc.
.Type of Hand Protection (Photos are NOT for ordering purposes. drilling operations). only examples) Kong Possible Uses for This Type of Hand Protection These are best used when handling pipe and larger items where less dexterity is needed (i. durability. All kinds of leather provide comfort. Provide maximum protection against abrasive and puncture hazards of the palm area only. They are well designed and protect the hand from: • Hairline fractures • Bruising blows • Pinched fingers Leather gloves For protection from rough objects. mild heat resistance. In most cases. and for cushioning from blows in heavy-duty work. other areas of the glove are thin for more dexterity. dexterity. Leather-palmed gloves Contractor Handbook | 47 . and abrasion protection. These advantages make leather a traditional favorite for industrial workers. sparks and heat.e.
Note: Not liquid-proof. Note: Make sure you ask the right questions when selecting a glove for a particular application. and are very durable. This is a generic catch-all name for an all-purpose glove. sparks. or flames. A special feature of effective welding gloves is fully welted seams. which allows for high dexterity.and heat-resistant. heat. there is a variety of versions and different looks. Welding gloves Made of leather with heat-resistant panels.Type of Hand Protection (Photos are NOT for ordering purposes. which are five times stronger than steel and are flame. Using the right glove for the task is worth the investment compared to potential hand injuries. 48 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . These fibers protect the seams from degeneration due to exposure to abrasion. some sewn with KEVLAR fibers. only examples) Mechanics’ style gloves Possible Uses for This Type of Hand Protection These gloves are designed to be thin.
It will.or liquid-proof/ resistant gloves) are available in a few versions: • Full-coverage for complete liquid-proof or chemical- proof protection • Palm. and fingertip coverage for a breathable glove • Palm.2 Examples of Chemical Hand Protection The material on the following list is only intended to provide an overview of the chemical protective glove categories. and other petroleum-based products and is water-resistant or waterproof (if fully coated). chemical. blister and separate or peel off in thin layers when in contact with petroleum-based products. Contractor Handbook | 49 .7. oil. finger. Remember.e. Best used during first aid and food preparation. however. only examples) Latex rubber Possible Uses for This Type of Hand Protection Is an inexpensive. 6.. Nitrile rubber (NBR) Resists grease. coated gloves (i. and knuckle coverage Type of Gloves (Photos are NOT for ordering purposes. waterproof glove that works well but has limitations. fingertip.
punctures. Do not use in water or water-based solutions. including acids. and PVC gloves. PVA also offers good resistance to snags. chemicals which quickly deteriorate. Caution: PVA coating is water-soluble. they generally are thicker and heavier. Polyurethane Polyvinyl alcohol-coated (PVA) PVA gloves are nearly inert to strong solvents. natural rubber. abrasion. oils. Although neoprene gloves can offer good grip. Provides extra abrasion resistance and extended wear. The coating does provide waterproof protection but only limited chemical resistance. Neoprene gloves provide excellent chemical resistance to a broad range of hazardous chemicals. and cuts. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gloves frequently are used in the petrochemical industry. alcohols. neoprene. aliphatics. and chlorinated solvents. and inks. including aromatics. 50 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .Type of Gloves (Photos are NOT for ordering purposes. only examples) Both PVC and neoprene Possible Uses for This Type of Hand Protection Offer excellent chemical-resistant properties.
facility representatives. electricians. Note: Make sure that on the glove the coating is resistant to the types of chemicals that are present. operators. construction representatives.8 Hearing Protection Contractors will provide hearing protection to their personnel and ensure they are worn whenever those employees work in areas requiring hearing protection. Contractor Handbook | 51 . Department of Energy Occupational Safety and Health Technical Reference Manual rates various gloves as protective against specific chemicals and will help you select the most appropriate gloves to protect your employees.html/.S. Select glove material based on the manufacturer’s product literature to determine the gloves’ effectiveness against specific work place chemicals and conditions. etc.) who work on.gov/ Publications/osha3151.osha. The U.9 Protective Clothing This policy applies to ALL company and contract personnel (including mechanics. in. drilling contractors. drill representatives. such as: In posted areas and on helicopters • In high-noise areas • 6. 6. or around production areas/equipment or drilling equipment. You can find the glove ratings on Table 4 Chemical Resistance Selection Chart for Protective Gloves at http://www.
powered by no more than two button-type batteries). or loose material – and fit appropriately. tears. button-up shirts and long pants. frayed. However. as long as they are all cotton. or rayon. coveralls with zippers. and other loose jewelry. Overalls..Tour groups/visitors (for other than crew change purposes) are required to wear long sleeves. • Rings. they must meet Chevron’s GOM Daily Non-Welding Hot Work Permit requirements (e. nylon. necklaces. long-sleeved. such as polyester. may not be worn.g. Exceptions to this policy for visitors will be at the discretion of the onsite person in charge. with sleeves rolled down and shirttails tucked into trousers. • Clothing shall be orderly – no holes. • Suitable protective clothing (specified on current MSDS/ JSA) will be worn when handling chemicals or hazardous substances. – Watches may be acceptable if protected by the employee’s long sleeves. 52 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . • Synthetic garments. This policy DOES NOT apply to: • Personnel who work in the field office or bunkhouse (including OAs and catering personnel) • Personnel passing through production areas in the process of crew change (including boat and vessel crews) Contractors must observe the following clothing standards at offshore work locations while working around production equipment or outside quarters: • All-cotton. including exposed body piercings are prohibited when working in areas where they could catch on moving objects or sharp protrusions or come in contact with electrical circuits. and jeans are acceptable.
• Clothing and shoes saturated with petroleum products or
chemicals will be removed immediately to prevent skin irritation and possible ignition.
• Rain gear is acceptable as an outer layer in appropriate
6.9.1 Fire-Resistant Clothing
Contractors will provide Fire-Resistant Clothing (FRC), and PPE to their personnel and ensure they are worn based upon the incident energy exposure associated with the specific task. At a minimum, FRC is required for all contractor electricians and automation specialists working on Chevron facilities. FRC selected by a contractor must provide for electrical arc protection. INDURA® or EXCEL-FR™ brands are acceptable.
FRC may be required for non-electrical contractors who perform certain duties with a high risk of flash fires. For high-voltage applications, additional requirements are listed in the Chevron Electrical Safe Work Practice Manual. Consult a Chevron representative for more details.
6.10 Respiratory Protection
Contractor companies whose personnel perform work requiring respiratory protection are required to have a documented respiratory protection program in place. The contractor company must ensure that their personnel are properly trained, medically cleared, and fit-tested, and that the program is properly implemented.
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6.11 Personal Flotation Devices
USCG-approved Type I life preservers or Type V or Type III/V work vests are required at all times over water locations. USCG Type I life preservers are provided by Chevron for emergency situations and during emergency drills. Type I life preservers are typically stored in orange boxes at facility muster sites and near primary means of egress. It is the responsibility of the contractor company to provide their employees with U.S. Coast Guardapproved Type V or Type III/V work vests as needed.
Type V work vest
Type III/V work vest
All personal flotation devices (PFDs) must be securely fastened, fit snugly, and be in good condition. PFDs must be worn during the following activities:
• When transferring to or from any watercraft (by swing
rope, personnel basket, or gangway)
• Outside the cabin or wheelhouse of a watercraft
• When riding in an open or semi-open watercraft • When entering the water to perform work (diving
• Any other time deemed necessary by the vessel captain
• Accessing areas below the sump deck
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• When working on the boat landing or Plus 10 level when
not surrounded by guardrails Only Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved inflatable PFDs are provided in, and shall be worn on, all helicopters.
6.12 PPE During After-Hours
All personnel working for Chevron will wear appropriate PPE during after-hours if outside the galley and living quarters.
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7.1 Marine Transportation
These guidelines apply to contractor personnel and equipment transported by a vessel under charter to Chevron.
• Safe operation of a vessel chartered to Chevron is the
exclusive duty of the captain and owner of the vessel.
• Only properly licensed captains employed by the vessel
owner will operate and navigate vessels under charter to Chevron. Only qualified personnel who hold the appropriate licenses, if required, will operate all other vessels used in Chevron’s field operations.
• The captain of the vessel will
refuse to allow persons not adhering to the PFD rules to board a vessel.
• The captain of the vessel will
ensure that the cargo is properly positioned and secured on the vessel before leaving our facilities. Fastening equipment for securing cargo on marine vessels will be furnished by the marine company. The only acceptable chain binders are the cam-lock safety binders or the ratchet-type binders. Single lever, boomer-type binders are prohibited. The captain of the vessel has final authority to refuse to transport any cargo not properly secured.
• The captain of the vessel has the authority to refuse
passage to anyone considered an unsafe passenger.
• The captain of the vessel can refuse transportation of any
hazardous materials that have not been properly identified, classified, named, packaged, marked, labeled, and manifested.
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– Additionally. Selective unloading or cherry picking is when riggers/deck crew climb on top of lifts (i. • Materials. containers. cargo containers. or wire segments will be recovered after use and securely stored until suitable disposal is accomplished. – All cable. or water- based paints. non-waterproof decals. • Selective unloading.. small tools.) or enter unsafe deck areas (where confinement does not allow easy access to cargo Contractor Handbook | 57 . spools. marking pens. and other items used in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) that are of such shape or configuration that they are likely to snag or damage fishing devices will be handled and marked as follows: – All loose materials. also known as cherry picking. reels. will be avoided as part of our cargo planning. equipment. and other small objects will be kept in a suitable storage area or a marked container when not in use. etc. – All markings must clearly identify the owner and must be durable enough to resist the effects of the environmental conditions to which they may be exposed. BOEMRE PINC G-251 stipulates that the above markings cannot be made with chalk. – Skid-mounted equipment. containers. grease pencil or crayon.• The captain of the vessel shall request a JSA on all lifts performed with lift team. tools.e. boxes. portable containers. • The captain of the vessel may require that seat belts be worn where available. chain. and drums will be marked with the owner’s name before use or transport over offshore waters.
– When there is a departure from the agreed sequence of deck cargo offload (cherry picking) SWA must be exercised and the Cargo Plan should be discussed. unless there is no other practical means of transfer. or lay barges). i. at dive spread vessels. and a thorough JSA has been completed. and riggers). and the opportunity for safe evacuation of this area. they should be performed only after other means of transfer have been evaluated and excluded. and agreed upon with the lift team (captain. – A JSA which specifically addresses the hazards associated with the revised Cargo Plan must be completed and documented and a copy retained by the vessel crew. Note: Personnel transfers from boat to boat in open waters are generally not recommended... – Organize cargo placement to maintain access/egress routes. the PIC of the facility (or delegate). The JSA cannot be a checklist and must include an assessment of current weather. revised. – In the case of infield moves where the Decision Support Center/shorebase is currently not involved in cargo planning.g. construction barges. crane operator. Personnel should avoid climbing on cargo or walking on tubulars. cargo on board. the vessel captain and lift team leader will incorporate into the Pre-Lift JSA a plan to avoid selective unloading (cherry picking). When such transfers are necessary (e. and any other considerations particular to the situation. when cargo is secured closely to bulwarks not allowing sufficient access by riggers/deck crew). 58 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . the safety of the transfer is deemed acceptable. sea conditions.e. and other persons involved in the operation.
unless there is an emergency that requires the transfer to save lives. For Chevron. • Hoists will be equipped with a personnel handling certification tag.and contractor-owned cranes on Chevron facilities.2 Personnel Transfers • Only qualified crane operators can perform unsupervised personnel lifts. personnel designated as Class A crane operators (Chevron or contractor) are considered qualified. Personnel-certified hoists are maintained according to manufacturer’s recommendations. or using a dynamic positioning system will not take place. These cranes also have an emergency load lowering kit available on the platform. moored. For hydraulic boom cylinders. such as an integrally mounted check valve. which can be found on the Gulf of Mexico Contractor Safety website at http://upstream. Contractor Handbook | 59 .com/contractorgom/ programs_policies/marine_safety.chevron. • Cranes will be classified as “personnel handling” and identified with a sticker depicting a personnel basket. 7. • Follow the recommendations outlined in API Spec 2C and API RP 2D when using cranes to transfer personnel. Refer to the MSRE Personnel Transfer Procedures. the crane is equipped with a holding device. The hoist certifications are maintained in the crane file. • Any Chevron employee hiring a third-party crane operator to perform personnel transfers must verify that the person is a qualified crane operator and is experienced with personnel lifts. • Cranes classified as personnel handling will be equipped with a boom hoist pawl to prevent unintentional lowering of the boom.Boat-to-boat transfers in which neither boat is anchored.asp/. all efforts must be exhausted to ensure that the transfer does not expose emergency personnel to greater danger. In such a case.
60 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . line should be attached to the bottom center of the basket. Note: When using a stinger to transfer personnel. • For the X-904. and the proof test certification number and date. to avoid unexpected shifts. hooks or other devices should be used to retrieve tag lines. The certification tag should specify the description. and position your feet as indicated by painted footprints on the basket floor. grab the outer ropes.5.• Hooks on headache balls or on blocks used to transfer personnel will be a type that can be closed and locked (API 2C. personnel will stand on the outer rim facing in toward the basket. supplier’s name. step onto the basket. and should be free of any knots or splices. and boats must be designed for and in a condition suitable for the intended purpose (API RP 2D). Riggers must not get beneath the basket to retrieve the tag line. 6. Each personnel basket must contain a stainless steel certification tag provided by the manufacturer. If necessary. 15 to 20 feet in length. • A tag line must be used on all personnel baskets. • For the Billy Pugh collapsible basket.3. luggage must be positioned in the center of the basket. pertinent working load limits. The tag • All personnel transported on a personnel basket must wear a PFD and hard hat. not stacked. hooks for both the headache ball and block and stinger must be a type that can be closed and locked. platforms. • Personnel baskets used to transfer people to and from rigs.3). size and length of the sling. Note: Do not attach the quick-release safety lanyard until you step into the basket.
• Personnel baskets must be equipped with a stabilizer. the crane operator or qualified rigger must ensure that the basket is in serviceable condition and certified. The crane load charts will include the capacity rating for personnel lifts.• For the X-904.2). • Personnel baskets should not be on a platform.1 General Information • Personnel baskets must be equipped with a proper tag line. and dry-rotted canvas mat in the center (Refer to the Personnel Basket Inspection Section 7. not onto the PFD fastener.3. attach the quick release safety lanyard clip to the upper nylon strap of the PFD work vest between the stitching. worn or kinked cables.3. Pass your arms around the inner rigging ropes and cross them for a secure grip. personnel should look for frayed or broken nylon ropes. At a minimum. unless the platform crane is classified for personnel handling. 7. The deckhand or rigger will signal the crane operator when the riders are properly secured. Contractor Handbook | 61 . • Personnel baskets may serve as a temporary flotation device in emergencies. • The number of passengers in a personnel basket shall not exceed the manufacturer’s specifications. • Before using a personnel basket. • The tag line should be attached to the bottom center of the basket and should be free of any knots or splices.3 Personnel Baskets 7. Personnel baskets will carry no cargo other than personal luggage or small tool bags/boxes. The safety lanyard serves as a fall restraint and should not be considered fall protection.
the center post should be evaluated for structural integrity during this two-year inspection. If there is any excessive wear or damage.6).3. all load-bearing parts of the personnel basket should be inspected by a competent person in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations. Note: For contractors using the X-904.3 Safe Use Contractors are responsible for training their employees in proper personnel basket use to include general safety issues and specific transfer procedures. contractors are responsible for refurbishing personnel baskets and replacing parts as required. All load-bearing lines. 7. • The vessel captain or crane operator may reduce this limit depending on weather and sea conditions. If 62 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . covers. • Every six months.2 Inspection In addition to cursory inspections that should be conducted before each use. contractors must send a qualified person who meets the relevant American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications to conduct a thorough inspection of the unit. Some general personnel baskets safety guidelines that should be addressed in training include: • Never stand under a personnel basket.3. • Every two years. hardware. and flotation items should be carefully inspected. 7. the unit should be removed from service until it can be repaired or replaced. Riggers must not get beneath the basket to retrieve the tag line. • Personnel basket slings will be inspected yearly in accordance with Chevron’s sling policy (See Section 17.
hand-carried items in the center of the basket. • Carry nothing in your hands. • Stand in the center of one of the openings in the netting. step off quickly and get clear of it. As slack appears on the basket. flex your knees with one foot on the ring of the basket and be ready to place the other on the deck. Do not step off. • Keep knees flexed. • Pass arms through the netting and cross them for a more secure grip. • Should the basket contact the boat at the top of a swell. • Should the basket contact the boat as it is rising on a swell. Contractor Handbook | 63 . and do not wear gloves. with one foot on the ring of the basket and one foot on the deck. as you could fall as the boat drops away from you. be prepared for a sudden jar. • Heavy material will be transferred in a cargo box or cargo basket. As it does. • Wear a properly fastened life preserver or work vest (USCG-approved Type I device or Type V or Type III/V work vest). • Do not lean inward on landing. • Place small. use hooks or other approved devices to retrieve the personnel basket tag line. You could lose your balance and fall into the basket or be struck by the headache ball. • Balance the load by spacing passengers evenly on the basket. • The basket should contact the boat at the bottom of a swell. • Be ready for the unexpected. necessary.
Note: Anyone involved in the transfer should use Stop-Work Authority any time they feel conditions are unsafe. Factors used to determine when transfers could be safely made include the direction of the sea. and equipment • from boat to dock. materials. 7. – Grab the knotted rope high enough to clear the structure’s catwalk when the boat is on top of a swell. • Hard hat/strap must be worn during transportation. • When transferring from the structure to a boat. time your swing so that your feet land on the boat deck as it completes its rise. use a materials basket with the crane. wind. and the physical abilities of the personnel. timing your action. Before you swing. then have the deckhand pass the material to you when you are on the dock. If this is not possible. 64 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .4 Swing Rope Guidelines and Procedures On boats with deckhands. and tide. • Do not wear gloves. • When transferring from a boat to a structure. pass items to the deckhand before transferring to the boat. Anyone involved in the transfer should use Stop-Work Authority any time they feel conditions are unsafe for transfer. Contractors are responsible for training their employees in proper swing rope use to include general safety issues and specific transfer procedures. time your swing so that you leave the boat just as it dips down from the highest point in the wave. watch the boat as it rises with the wave. a deckhand wearing a PFD must be on deck to assist passengers any time a personnel transfer is made. Some general swing rope safety guidelines that should be addressed in training include: When transferring luggage.
7. All hazardous materials shipments must conform to Contractor Handbook | 65 . flammables. The rotor spins at such high speeds that it is not visible. or go beyond the baggage compartment door of the helicopter. compressed gases.5 Helicopter Safety When working around helicopters. – Be alert and help the next person make a safe landing. and its danger cannot be overemphasized. These guidelines apply to helicopter safety. such as explosives. the appropriate place to grab the rope is just above the middle knot or at eye level. cross under the tail boom. in most cases. General helicopter safety procedures include: • Advise the aviation dispatcher before transporting any hazardous materials. Personnel should always approach the aircraft with the rotors spinning at a 45-degree angle and only after making eye contact with the pilot. – Release the rope for the next person after landing. it is necessary to adhere to the specified safety guidelines. Never walk around the tail rotor. DANGER DANGER Warnings: Use extreme caution when approaching an S-76 with its rotors spinning as this aircraft’s main rotor height is lower than other aircraft in the fleet. and radioactive substances. The rotor is one of the most severe hazards to personnel working around helicopters.
on the flight decks. which may not be their commonly called name. or you may provide your own. Please do not discard used earplugs inside aircraft. This can cause a safety hazard. Crocs. Inform the pilot if you are unfamiliar with your • destination. • Use the scales provided to weigh both your person and your luggage accurately for every flight. This action reduces confusion. Earplugs are provided on each aircraft. slippers.Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49 CFR Parts 170-179) regarding identification. 66 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . sandals. hazard classification. chewing tobacco. • Wear hearing protection – either earplugs or earmuffs.or chemical-saturated clothing or shoes are permitted. Notify the flight dispatcher and pilot if you are a first- • time passenger. and use of snuff are • prohibited onboard aircraft. – Proper shoes are required – no thongs. packaging. – No petroleum. marking. so that you may be notified when you arrive at your destination. Remove and stow any unsecured headgear including • hard hats before approaching a helicopter. Smoking. – Shirts must have collars – no tank tops. because helipads are marked by their geographical location. proper shipping name. and manifesting. You will also receive extra assistance and guidance during boarding and unloading the aircraft. or flip-flops. You must view Chevron’s Flight Safety and Aircraft Orientation film before boarding the aircraft. or on airport ramps. labeling. because helicopter rotor wash can pick up such debris and ingest it into the engines. • Passengers must comply with the following guidelines for dress: – Long pants are required – no shorts.
placarding. 7. marking. Evacuation offshore should be coordinated through Chevron. or highway. Any person who is responsible for classifying. unless special situations. packaging. personnel may have to be transported to the shorebase by boat. If severe weather conditions prevent helicopter evacuation. 7. dictate otherwise. The medical provider in charge of any injured person will have the final say as to which medical facility the injured is transported. it is assumed that the incident exceeds the first-aid category. Warning: Never inflate the aviation life jacket inside the aircraft. such as weather or the nature of the emergency. water.6 Aviation Emergency Medical Procedures The transportation priority for first-aid incidents is the next available flight.• Securely fasten and wear an inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) aboard the aircraft as provided by the pilot. personnel may use ground transportation once the aircraft reaches the shorebase. For first-aid incidents. Medical emergencies will be flown to the nearest designated hospital. labeling. During inclement weather. the contractor’s company must arrange for ambulance and medical personnel to be at the boat dock. Medical emergencies are those situations requiring immediate evacuation. Contractor Handbook | 67 . When an emergency flight is requested.7 Hazardous Materials Transportation Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 170-179) apply to Chevron operations whenever hazardous materials are transported by air. Contractor company personnel should meet their injured employee at the base and arrange transportation from that point to a medical facility.
The amount of dry ice in the container should also be included on the manifest or shipping paper. etc. (Dry ice is not a DOT-regulated hazardous material when shipped by highway.S. not a Straight Bill of Lading.) hired by Chevron or a Chevron contractor that are registered in a country other than the U. and manifesting. packaging. (foreign-flagged) must comply 68 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . requirements. flammables.handling. marking. Gulf of Mexico due to specific legal. both statutory and regulatory. Consult a Chevron regulatory specialist before using a foreign-flagged vessel. survey vessels. hazard classification.) 7. Chevron is obligated to report any violations of these regulations. tank barges. labeling. compressed gases. all vessels (mobile offshore drilling units [MODUs]. OXYGEN 2 FUEL OIL 3 INHALATION HAZARD 2 EXPLOSIVES 1 NON-FLAMMABLE GAS 2 • Ensure that all hazardous materials shipments conform to DOT regulations regarding identification. • Advise the boat captain or aviation dispatcher before transporting any hazardous materials. S.8 Foreign-Flagged Vessels Foreign-flagged vessels require special consideration for use in the U. but it is regulated when shipped by air or water. • Identify any container delivered to a shorebase or heliport that contains dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) on the manifest or other shipping papers. anchor-handling vessels. installation vessels. or preparing shipping papers for regulated hazardous materials must have the required training to perform those job duties. proper shipping name. or radioactive substances. construction barges. • If arriving directly from a location outside the United States. • Document hazardous waste on a Hazardous Waste Manifest. such as explosives.
Such equipment is considered to be ship’s gear or vessel equipment and is not considered to be merchandise transported between ports or places in the United States. including an OCS facility. A U. • Under no circumstances is a foreign-flagged vessel • On a case-by-case basis as permitted by CBP.S. or to a foreign-flagged vessel located at the lease block where the materials will be used or installed. registry-endorsed vessel may deliver materials to unattached MODUs or assist in anchor-handling.-flagged.S. or other equipment from a U.S. port or place to an OCS location where the vessel itself will perform installation services using the materials. including an OCS location. merchandise.S. with the arrival and entry requirements of the U. permitted to load at a U. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before working for Chevron on the U. port or place. port or place (a coastwise point) any cargo or merchandise intended to be transported to and offloaded at a different coastwise point.S. coastwise-endorsed vessel may transport • Chevron project teams should contact a Chevron BU regulatory specialist for guidance prior to contracting a foreign-flagged vessel to work on the OCS.-flagged and foreign-flagged vessels.S. a foreign- • A U. • Foreign-flagged MODUs and construction vessels may load at U. foreign-flagged vessels must satisfy any clearance requirements imposed by CBP.-flagged. Contact a DWEP regulatory specialist for guidance in obtaining proper CBP permission.S.S. Contact a DWEP regulatory specialist for guidance on specific interactions between U. Contractor Handbook | 69 . cargo. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) within or beyond the territorial sea.S. provided the foreign-flagged vessel does not participate in the transportation. port or place to a different coastwise point.S. ports the equipment necessary for executing their typical work functions at OCS locations. flagged vessel may transfer materials from a U. Before departing from a U.
• A foreign-flagged vessel is not permitted to conduct salvage operations in the territorial waters of the U. and efficient services. There are nine processes and procedures: • Anchoring • Cargo Handling • Competency Management • Hose Management • Marine Vessel Inspections • Personnel Transfer • Safety Culture Management • Vessel Contracting • Vessel and Installation Communication The MSRE Personnel Transfer Procedures can be found on the Gulf of Mexico Contractor Safety website at: http:// upstream. Contact a DWEP regulatory specialist to coordinate that effort. These procedures are designed to lead to incident-free marine operations.com/contractorgom/programs_policies/ marine_safety. However.S.asp.chevron. reliable. Gulf of Mexico. and Efficiency The MSRE Process identifies the requirements and activities Chevron Global Upstream requires to conduct safe. • Chevron project teams should contact a Chevron BU regulatory specialist for guidance before contracting a foreign-flagged vessel to work on the OCS. it may be advisable to obtain advance CBP verification that the anticipated activities are permitted. 70 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Reliability.9 Marine Safety. 7.
pending approval of the Permit to Work (PTW) and JSA.8.1 Personnel Entry Into Water Entry into the water shall be permitted only when: • A diver is to perform specified work. Other persons should be available to secure the lifeline and retrieve the person in the water. Refresher training is required every three years. 8. Note: DWEP ONLY All personnel must have HUET regardless of how many trips offshore. Specific details regarding training content and trainer competence are available on the Chevron Contractor External website at https://upstream. For additional specific HUET training requirements.2 Helicopter Underwater Egress Training and Water Survival Training All personnel who work a rotational position in the offshore Gulf of Mexico and all personnel who will. chevron. or have the potential to. All such personnel are required to have refresher training at least every three years. personnel performing the rescue should don a PFD and attach a lifeline. Contractor Handbook | 71 . travel there more than 12 days per calendar year are required to be trained in Helicopter Underwater Egress Training and Water Survival Training (HUET/WST). contact DWEP HES Manager at 832-854-6000.com/contractorgom/. If rescuing a person in the water when there are no other reasonable rescue alternatives.0 Offshore (Water) Safety 8. • An “abandon platform” order is given.
. 72 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .9.0 Environmental Stewardship Chevron is committed to working to prevent pollution and waste. PPE. piles. or other open containers. drums. Prohibited Practices The following waste management practices are prohibited: • Burning of liquid or solid materials in pits. • Disposal of liquid waste in landfills. and dispose of that waste in accordance with all applicable government regulations. Consult with your Chevron contact for information on approved disposal facilities. it is the contractor’s responsibility to handle. paint waste from painting the contractor’s equipment or used motor oil resulting from an oil change in the contractor’s equipment). etc. rags. This also applies to the use of burn baskets on offshore platforms operated by Chevron. document. • Disposal of Chevron waste in disposal facilities not audited and approved by Chevron.1 Waste Management For waste generated by the contractor (e.) in containers not dedicated to such material. Waste generated on Chevron’s behalf must be handled according to Chevron’s waste procedures. scale. • Disposal of oily wastes (sand. striving continually to improve environmental performance and limit environmental impact from our operations. filters. 9.g.
212. in electric transformers and capacitors. insulating block. and 217). adhesives. 113. 112. ventilation. Contractor Handbook | 73 . Existing equipment containing ODS may be operated and maintained until the end of its normal life cycle. acoustical textures. Halon 1211. Prohibited Materials The procurement of new materials or any equipment (new or used) containing materials listed below is prohibited1: • Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS). duct insulation for heating. refractory and boiler insulation materials. 12. fireproofing spray. Existing inventories and equipment can be used or managed in place as long as the prohibited materials do not pose a health or environmental concern. or with acceptable alternative refrigerants. defined as any material containing more than 1% asbestos. • All forms of asbestos-containing products. gaskets. and removal is not required by local regulations. They include chlorofluorocarbons (CFC 11. and 2402. asbestos cloth. as of the applicable compliance date (Appendix B). In particular. 211. 1. 114. These are the specific chemicals that have been defined by the Montreal Protocol as having adverse effects on the stratospheric ozone layer. • PCBs. insulating cement. vinyl floor tile. the following products may fall into this category: pipe-covering. packing materials. and brake and clutch assemblies. carbon tetrachloride. ceiling tile. insulated electrical wire and panels. 13. coatings. as defined by the Montreal Protocol. Polychlorinated biphenyls are employed in industry as heat exchange fluids. 115. 215. existing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment containing ODS can be maintained (recharged) only with recycled or reclaimed ODS. While not an exhaustive list. 1301. and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. 214. 1-trichloroethane and methyl bromide. asbestos cement pipe. and as additives in 1 Potentially less harmful alternative materials should be substituted for prohibited materials wherever possible. thermal seals. 1. roofing products. hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs). joint compound. mastics. 216. 111. transite board.
and other regulated waste. 9. PCBcontaminated materials are defined as materials exceeding 50 mg/kg of PCB oil. • Reuse a material. sealants. it is important to identify the material and use it as intended or to find an alternate user. Waste Minimization Chevron operates under the following waste management hierarchy guidelines: • Reduce the amount of waste at the source by ordering only the amount of chemical or other materials needed to do a job. • Leaded-thread compound (pipe dope). documenting. Waste transported from offshore or from shorebase locations must be accompanied with the proper paperwork and have the correct markings. • Return unused portions of the chemicals or materials to the vendor. storing.2 Waste Categories Wastes generated from GOMBU’s exploration and production activities include those defined as hazardous waste. keep it segregated and obtain guidance from a Chevron representative on how to identify and dispose of it. whether recycled or disposed. 74 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Guidance for handling. When dealing with waste. and disposing of waste can be found in the GOMBU Waste Management Plan. if possible. • Lead-based paint.paint. Exploration and Production (E&P) waste. carbonless copy paper. solid waste. and plastics. • Dispose of waste at a facility audited and approved by Chevron. • Recycle or regenerate wastes for continued use. If the material cannot be used.
9. even though it is not a regulatory requirement. The results of laboratory analysis indicate that the waste meets one of the following criteria specified in the regulations to be classified as characteristically hazardous: – Ignitability – D001: flashpoint less than 140° F – Corrosiveness – D002: pH < 2 or pH > 12. or herbicides • The company requires that the waste be treated as a hazardous waste.1 Hazardous Waste Waste will be classified as hazardous if any of the following conditions exist: • • The waste is listed as a hazardous waste in 40 CFR 261 or in applicable state hazardous waste regulations.2. or U-List.5 – Reactivity – D003: is explosive or releases harmful quantities of cyanide or sulfide gas – Toxicity – D004 through D043: leaches certain metals. organics.2.2 E&P Waste The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) has very specific criteria to determine when a waste is considered E&P waste. 9. The lists are generally referred to with respect to Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) assigned waste code: F-List. is tested and managed as commercial waste. because the LDNR-licensed facilities (29-B facilities) cannot properly handle it. K-List. or is uniquely associated with waste that came from downhole. Contractor Handbook | 75 . P-List. such as wash water from vessels that contained E&P waste and sorbent materials used in the cleanup of an E&P waste spill. such as oiled absorbent booms and pads. pesticides. It is E&P waste if waste in question came from downhole. and thus regulated by Statewide Order 29-B. Some waste meeting the definition of E&P waste. chlorinated organics.
and federal laws. and on the OCS by the BOEMRE • PCB waste – regulated under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 9. in Mississippi by the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board. 76 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .4 Other Regulated Waste Some types of waste must be handled and disposed of in accordance with other regulations in addition to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). rules.2. state. 9. Examples of waste included in this category are: • Asbestos – regulated in Louisiana by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Air Quality Division • NORM – regulated in Louisiana by the Louisiana DEQ Radiation Protection Division and Louisiana DNR. Furthermore.3 Pollution Prevention Chevron expects pollution prevention to be a responsibility of contractor companies and their subcontractors when working for Chevron.2.3 Solid Waste Examples of solid wastes are: • Commercial solid waste • Construction/demolition debris • Industrial solid waste • Residential solid waste • Garbage • Trash 9. Chevron expects the contractor company and its subcontractors to comply with all local. and regulations relative to and concerned with spill prevention and pollution control.
Chevron expects contractor companies and their • subcontractors to maintain their immediate work areas free of all harmful spillage. as well as those promulgated by agencies thereof. contractor companies and their subcontractors must perform the same in accordance with the best technical procedures and professional manner. • In the performance of all work. or other pollutants. • If work involves pressure. Flowlines may be displaced with water where practicable to prevent pollution. or pressure vessels for the contractor’s and its subcontractor’s activities. appropriate plugs must be in place. Performance of these items will be coordinated with the responsible Chevron representative. down before initiating service work. at the beginning of or during a particular operation. which may have to be drained or allowed to run out of lines or equipment to allow work to progress. • Chevron will furnish the status and other necessary information on wells. state. where appropriate. and they will obey and comply with all local. the wells or system may be bled • Drip pans or equivalent containment devices will be positioned to catch oil. 9.4 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Process is designed to comply with the monitoring and documentation requirements of the NPDES permits Contractor Handbook | 77 .If Chevron’s contractors and/or their subcontractors • encounter or foresee a potential pollution hazard or spill event occurring during an operation. Additionally. and regulations. rules. The responsible Chevron representatives must be notified of the event. systems. immediate steps must be taken to eliminate the hazard and/or minimize the effect. discharge. federal laws.
what permit terms and conditions govern that discharge. Any substance not specifically authorized by permit cannot be discharged. but are not limited to: • Deck drainage • Domestic waste • Drill cuttings • Drilling fluids • Hydrostatic test water • Produced sand • Produced water • Sanitary waste • Uncontaminated ballast water • Uncontaminated bilge water • Uncontaminated seawater or freshwater • Workover or completion fluids Chevron representatives (including contractors) need to be trained in the specific NPDES requirements for the area of operations. Specific training requirements can be found in the Chevron GOM OE Manual. Some examples of discharges covered by this section include. This training must be specific for their job scope. if so. Only those discharges specifically authorized by the appropriate permits may be discharged into the Gulf of Mexico.that apply to the operations in the GOM. Before discharging anything from or into a drainage system on an offshore facility. The process also seeks to prevent noncompliance through process monitoring and continual improvement. 78 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . and. The monitoring and reporting requirements for specific permits can be found in the Discharge Permits Manual. the contractor must verify through a Chevron representative whether a discharge is allowed.
and ensure that all employees are properly trained for their assigned tasks. • Ensure that the contractor’s employees know and comply with Chevron’s drug and alcohol requirements.1 Fit for Duty Contractors are responsible for ensuring that employees who are sent to work under Chevron’s operational control are physically capable of performing their job function. • Notify a supervisor when the employee is taking medication. Contractor Handbook | 79 . both prescription and nonprescription. that could impair his/her ability to work safely. 10. • Provide their employees with proper personal protective equipment in good working condition. • Ensure that personnel assigned to work at Chevron locations are fit for duty and physically capable of performing all aspects of their jobs.2 Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)/ MSDS Program If a contractor brings a chemical to a Chevron facility.10. • Conduct appropriate industrial hygiene monitoring and. To meet this responsibility. if requested.0 Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 10. the contractor is required to have the chemical labeled properly. to travel with a valid and current MSDS. provide copies of the results to Chevron. and to report the chemical to the person in charge upon arrival. This includes a pre-employment physical for all contractor personnel. • Follow safe work practices and procedures. the contractor must train their employees to: • Implement and enforce their safety program.
evaluation. and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace. and the location and availability of MSDS while working on Chevron locations. or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community. impaired health and well-being. which may cause sickness. Industrial hygiene is defined as “that science and art devoted to the anticipation. 10. • Informing contractors of the labeling system in use.The person in charge of the facility will ensure that contractors are informed of the hazardous chemicals their employees may be exposed to while working on Chevron property. Obtaining the chemical identities and MSDS on hazardous • chemicals the contractor may bring onto Chevron locations and informing the employees at the location of the associated hazards of each chemical.” Chevron’s industrial hygiene objectives are to: • Protect the health of all personnel working under operational control. the safe handling procedures to be used. the protective measures to be taken. The person in charge is responsible for: • Communicating the identity of any hazardous chemicals to contract employees or visitors who may be immediately exposed while working at the location. recognition.3 General Industrial Hygiene Principles Contractors are responsible for identifying health hazards that may be present in their scope of work. ensuring that appropriate programs and monitoring are in place to protect their employees. 80 | GOMBU Shelf and DWPBU Deepwater .
or enter the skin through open wounds. These hazards can be minimized by properly wearing an approved respirator. equipment. and other equipment.1 Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) is low-level radiation. The internal hazards occur when airborne radioactive materials are inhaled. tubing. 10. sludge pits. sand filters. and by protecting wounds and cuts. When scale or a thin film is present. Wetting the loose material on clothing with water can also prevent inhalation. Contractor Handbook | 81 . or if NORM contamination is suspected. • Only trained. salt-water disposal injection wells. which results from concentration of radioactive minerals during extraction of oil and gas from the earth. or solids containing NORM. • Contractors and employees may be exposed to possible external or internal NORM.• Provide a framework for recognizing and managing health hazards. junk iron. non-SSE personnel may handle piping. ingested.3. the contractor should contact a Chevron representative to confirm whether NORM exists in the area and to receive site-specific NORM procedures. • Coordinate storage of NORM-contaminated materials through the shorebases. • Contact the onsite Chevron representative to coordinate disposal with the HES coordinator on location or the shorebase before shipping NORM for disposal. by practicing good personal hygiene. brine. • Comply with regulatory requirements. NORM can be found in piping. Some key industrial hygiene issues are described in the following sections. Limiting exposure time can control external exposure.
Contact a Chevron representative if it is necessary to disturb any suspected asbestos. Asbestos can be dangerous if not handled properly. Scan these materials with a NORM meter. wipes. a liquid found in most crude oil and condensate. Asbestos may remain in some older facilities.3 Benzene Benzene. and roofing felts. and sludge from piping and process equipment may also contain NORM. To minimize health risks. Benzene is known to cause cancer in humans. and flag them if they contain NORM. it is important not to drill. rags.3. remove. sand. so it is important to limit your exposure to it.3. or if you notice any deterioration in the condition of the suspected asbestos. Only trained personnel with proper equipment will disturb or remove asbestos. floor tiles. To know what benzene concentrations exist and the PPE requirements 82 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . and on structural materials. step on. or in any way disturb suspected asbestos. tear. in brake pads. Breathing asbestos dust is hazardous. never mix these materials with ordinary trash. can also be found in produced gas in a gaseous form. especially in non-enclosed structures. brush against. Asbestos insulation that is not damaged or friable (hand pressure can crumble.2 Asbestos Asbestos is generally used as pipe and vessel insulation. such as transit panels. PPE. • When working at facilities identified to produce NORM contamination. cut. pulverize. 10. Segregate and contain these materials separate from other wastes. and other equipment may be contaminated with NORM. 10. or reduce it to powder when dry) generally does not produce asbestos fibers at a dangerous level. It is often difficult to differentiate between asbestos and non-asbestos without laboratory equipment. hammer on. Scale.
Interim protection must be used until an exposure assessment has been done to determine whether exposures exceed the Action Level (AL) of 30 mg/m3 . time-weighted average. 10. Chevron locations known to have dangerous levels will be posted. and medical surveillance requirements. which triggers specific monitoring. Inorganic lead may be absorbed into the body by ingestion or inhalation. training. you should refer to the MSDS for the products and product streams you handle. Leather gloves or clothing saturated with liquid containing benzene should be removed and cleaned or properly discarded to prevent prolonged skin exposure. time-weighted average. that apply.4 Heat Stress Due to environmental conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. Contractor companies whose workers will be exposed to lead must have a written program in place to monitor their workers’ blood-level exposure. 10. Contractors are responsible Contractor Handbook | 83 . Chevron will inform contractors if lead-based paints or coatings may be present before soliciting or bidding on a project. You can reduce exposure and risk by keeping your work area and your clothing as clean as possible. Lead is most commonly found in paints and coatings. heat can be a major health hazard that should be recognized in job planning and JSA activities.3. The Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for lead is 50 mg/m3 for an eight-hour. Abrasive blasting or burning of painted surfaces probably pose the greatest potential for lead exposure.4 Lead Overexposure to lead can result in serious short-term (acute) or longer-term (chronic) health effects. The program will be reviewed by Chevron before starting the project. eight-hour.
Contractor companies are responsible for monitoring employee activities and behavior to determine if an employee should be removed from the work site to obtain rest or should be given a rest period upon arriving at the work site before beginning work. 10. including travel. • The Chevron work owner. 16 work-hour days. 84 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . personnel acclimatization. workers should notify their supervisor and handle their fatigue appropriately. should approve any deviation from these general guidelines. Appropriate controls include. but are not limited to. When they feel fatigued. using the Chevron management of change process. contractor companies will allow workers eight hours of an uninterrupted rest/sleep period. and regularly scheduled breaks.5 Fatigue Worker fatigue can be a factor in incidents or risk to personnel working under Chevron’s operational control. Chevron has adopted the following guidelines developed by the Joint Contractor Symposium and expects all contract companies to comply: • Workers should be limited to 12 to 14 planned work-hours per day and are not to exceed 16 hours per day.for ensuring that appropriate controls are identified and in place to ensure the safety of their employees before beginning work. • After two consecutive. work mission duration.
but no more than shoulder width. Agree on who will be the leader. Keep the back nearly vertical. leaning back slightly to keep the center of gravity over the feet. The contractor must determine whether assistance is needed to lift lighter weights. teamwork is important.1 Lifting of Loads by Personnel (Manual Lifting Policy) Employees and contractors must not lift loads over 75 pounds. • Pull the object close to the body. • Avoid twisting the body when lifting or carrying loads. Before lifting. Release the materials only when everyone is ready. • Firmly grasp the object and straighten the legs. Place feet apart. • When handling material with others. get another person to help carry it. Position the body as close to the object as possible. and give signals to indicate instructions. • Is the object within the contractor’s capability to lift? • Is the walking surface free of obstructions? Use proper lifting procedure: • Bend legs at the knees. Contractor Handbook | 85 . determine the following: • Can a mechanical device move the object? • Is the object bulky? Will it obscure vision? If so.0 General Operations 11.11. Keep the back straight and upright.
2. 86 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . • Do not wear jewelry.2. • Ensure that all drain pans are in good condition and are kept clean and dry with drain plugs wrenched tight.1 General All equipment delivered to a Chevron shorebase location must be pre-slung with slings that meet or exceed Chevron’s sling and shackle policy.11.2 Operating Equipment Operating equipment typically refers to rotating or reciprocating equipment. watches. • Engines must have (1) spark arrestors on exhaust. wrist chains. and (3) low-tension ignition systems. • Assure all equipment is NORM-free. • Make sure that all equipment and materials have the contractor’s company name clearly and permanently marked on it. 11. key chains. or loose clothing when working around operating equipment. such as rings. (2) air intake shutdown devices. etc.2 Requirements for Third-Party Equipment Brought to Chevron Facility 11. • Confine long hair. Protect hot surfaces against accidental contact. • Determine if equipment is fit for purpose and if it has been adequately maintained with necessary documentation. • Only trained operators will start and stop operating equipment. pumps. pumping units. such as compressors. • Ensure that all equipment is inspected for dropped object hazards.
Contractor Handbook | 87 . • • Hydrostatically test the lines and vessels when pressure testing is required. and short nipples downstream of the bleed valve. ells.3 Pressurized Production Equipment Only individuals who are qualified in accordance with 30 CFR 250 Subpart O may perform work on pressurized production equipment. All equipment must be shut down and an Isolation of Hazardous Energy (IHE) device used to prevent accidentally starting equipment while the work is conducted.5 Repressurizing Purge and repressurize lines and equipment slowly and carefully. 11. securely anchor all points where a change of direction occurs. as required by the Chevron Isolation of Hazardous Energy program. • Do not make repairs to.4 Repair and Maintenance • Install skillets or other absolute blocking to guard against leaking valves and inadvertent valve openings. Guards and other safety devices will be fit for purpose and in place before the equipment is operated. • Do not hammer lines or fittings under pressure. If turns are necessary. or alter equipment that is in operation. 11.2.2. 11. Ensure that personnel in the area stand clear and remain clear of the area until normal operating pressures are reached. service. • Stand to one side and away from possible flow direction as flanges are parted or fittings removed. • Remove swings.2.
11.8 Pig Launchers and Traps • Be aware that NORM may be present and that you should take proper precautions before receiving scrapers.2. 11. 88 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .2.6 Valves • Plug valves in hydrocarbon service that open to the atmosphere with a solid. forged steel plug.2. • Tap and equip with a bleed-type steel needle valve with metal-to-metal seats plugs installed in a line or valve (with the exception of Kerotest valves) with no means of depressurization other than loosening of the plug. but it is best to plug them when possible. • Do not use the lower master valve in the day-to-day operation of wellheads. such as crane or wireline operating areas. Needle valves with metal-to-metal seats can be used without a plug. 1 x 3/4 in. Alternatively.7 Piping • Only use screwed pipe bushings with two or more pipe-size reductions (for example. 11. • Report leaking or difficult-to-operate valves to your supervisor so that necessary repairs or replacements may be made. equip the barrel with a device that ensures the launcher/receiver cannot be opened without verifying that pressure has been released from the barrel.) on rotating or reciprocating machinery in hydrocarbon service. • • Equip launchers and receivers on in-service pipelines with a pressure gauge. Consider installing a pressure gauge only during actual launcher/receiver opening operations in potential impact areas. • Do not hammer valves under pressure.
• Do not use cheater pipes on Crescent®-type adjustable wrenches. • Power tools should be de-energized when not in use. • Stand to the side opposite the launcher or receiver hinge to prevent injury from trapped pressure. The pipes must be less than twice the length of the wrench handle and must closely fit the entire length of the wrench handle. do not use wrenches as hammers or screwdrivers as chisels or pry bars.4 Use of Hand and Power Tools • Refer to the Chevron Non-Welding Hot Work Plan when using electric power tools. • Do not jump or jerk on cheater pipes to break connections. • Depressurize the trap after launching or receiving a pig whenever a pig trap is left isolated from the production stream. 11. 11.3 Use of Cheater Bars and Pipes • Use cheater pipes only when absolutely necessary. For example. Bulk Oil to “B” Structure). • Power tools should be included in a planned maintenance program. • Identify the pipes or buildings that the launchers and receivers serve (e.g. • Maintain tools in good condition.. • Use hand tools for their intended purpose only. Do not use pipe wrenches on Contractor Handbook | 89 . and replace or have defective tools repaired by qualified personnel. 8-in.
• Most portable electrical or air-operated tools contain a motor that can generate sparks hot enough to ignite a mixture of natural gas and air.4. 90 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . 11. etc. • Verify that guards are in place. Use the three-pronged plug only in a three-prong service outlet. a JSA must be completed before its use. • If a knife is the appropriate tool for the job. hex nuts.1 Knife Policy • The contractor company must provide alternative cutting devices for their personnel to use. • Contract personnel are not allowed to carry or use pocketknives or multi-use tools (Leatherman and Gerber Multi-Plier®. • Verify that a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) exists on outlets that are not part of permanent buildings or structures supplying power to portable electric tools. contractor companies are required to provide their own fixed or locking blade knives and maintain them for this use. Use the facility’s Hot Work Permit process to ensure that these tools are used safely. and properly installed.) at offshore locations. • Ensure that power tools are equipped with a three-wire grounded conductor cord. • If a fixed or locking blade knife is determined to be the appropriate tool for the task. Personnel must wear the appropriate PPE (KEVLAR or leather gloves) during its use. unaltered. make sure that grinder wheels are properly rated for the speed of the grinder. and obey all other relevant specifications.
11. handle tools to prevent them from falling or being dropped. and remove it from service. • If the ladder is not in a safe operating condition. • Tie/fasten single and extension ladders at the top.6 Working Overhead Before working overhead. • Do not use ladders as scaffolding components. Then. • Inspect ladders before they are used. tag it for maintenance. follow these procedures: • Never throw hand tools or materials to anyone. Contractor Handbook | 91 . Observe caution when performing any task that requires repetition.7 Repetitive Stress Contractors should be trained in and aware of the effects of repetitive movements during work activities. ladders that have the industrial grade 1-A label. 11. • Allow only one person on a ladder at a time. notify anyone who will be below you. • Use. hand them up or down.5 Ladders • All ladders must be equipped with anti-slip safety feet. • Contractors will take all precautions to guard against falling objects by properly identifying and mitigating hazards using the Hazard ID Tool.11. • When working at heights. • Do not use metal ladders when working with electrical equipment. • Barricades or other suitable safeguards should be placed below overhead work to prevent personnel from entering the area below overhead activity. at a minimum.
92 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .so that your body does not experience discomfort. In many cases. Employees are encouraged to report early signs of repetitive stress injuries to their supervisor as soon as possible. proper handling or using correct posture for certain tasks will reduce risk.
and use. paint chips.1 Scaffolding Safety Scaffolds are temporary elevated platform structures. Erection and dismantling of scaffolds must be performed under the supervision and direction of a qualified person experienced with or trained in scaffold erection. such as removed paint and materials associated with surface preparation and coating applications. but are not limited to: • Inhalation of dusts (including lead from the paint or silica from the blasting medium) • High noise levels • High operating pressure of equipment Contractor Handbook | 93 . Before conducting sandblasting or similar maintenance activities. as well as knowledgeable about the hazards involved. All scaffolds will be erected.2 Paint and Blast Waste Media Discharges Maintenance waste. and paint overspray. such as spent or over-sprayed abrasives.12. and dismantled in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.3 Sandblasting The potential hazards during sandblasting operations include. which must be provided for all work that cannot be done safely from ladders or from permanent or solid construction. 12. 12. develop and implement a best management practices (BMP) plan for the containment of waste materials. This includes airborne material.28 or any successor regulation.0 Specialized Operations 12. must be contained to the maximum extent practicable to prevent discharge. used. dismantling.
• Maintain adequate ventilation. 12. • Wear approved respiratory and hearing protection. • Sandblasting sand must be double washed to minimize fires and to minimize exposure to silica dust. to keep the work atmosphere less than a 10% lower explosive limit (LEL) and the oxygen (O2) content greater than 19. • Use a blasting nozzle with a cutoff device (dead-man’s switch) in all situations.5% when working in a confined space. • Post warning signs identifying potential hazards. except underwater grit blasting. • Secure and hobble all high-pressure air hose connections using metal whip checks and cotter pin. the Operations supervisor or designee must determine whether the planned activities will require a Construction Simultaneous Operations Plan and a Daily 94 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .Contractors are responsible for appropriate disposal of accumulations of waste. • Consider the paint coatings removed by sandblasting operations as lead until proven otherwise. The following guidelines minimize the possibility of an HES incident during sandblasting operations: • Contractors performing sandblasting operations for Chevron must have a medical surveillance program in place to monitor employee’s blood-level exposure to lead. either mechanical or natural. • Pin or wire all air hose connectors (crow’s feet) to keep them from coming apart. • Gather waste over solid decking. • Check all hoses every day for leaks and signs of wear. • Bleed or depressurize all lines before disconnecting.4 Painting on Chevron Facilities Before beginning any blasting and painting work on an offshore platform. • Wear appropriate eye protection.
• Use filter media to protect the internal working components when painting or blasting in the immediate vicinity of a panel board. please contact your Chevron onsite representative. if they are within 50 feet of any work. piping. • Protect the detector head and shield assembly from paints and thinners. • Review the potential health risks during abrasive blasting operations (e.) In addition. but are not exposed to paint when painting in the immediate vicinity of a combustible gas detector. Use filter media so the gas detectors continue to function. Contractor Handbook | 95 . • Inform the paint inspector and contractor’s supervisor before intentionally bleeding down any well. • Take all appropriate measures to minimize waste in accordance with industry practices. Record the time of installation and removal of this protection in the IHE log. all personnel not wearing forced-air breathing equipment must stay clear of the area of operation). • The paint crew and platform personnel must use PPE when paint-related products are mixed or applied. or vessel. • Store all paints and thinners in baskets or paint lockers and protect them from their surrounding environment.g. (For copies of these documents. • Ensure that any accumulated waste is disposed of appropriately.Simultaneous Operations Log. they must prepare a written JSA with consideration given to the following items: • Hold daily safety meetings so that personnel can review activities of the day..
if not blasted and painted. replaced or repaired before blasting. schedule of the piping. working pressure. The determination should be based on the severity of corrosion. or the paint inspector must conduct an inspection of the location to identify potentially critical areas associated with blasting lines and vessels before starting blasting operations. – If necessary. In addition: – They will determine which lines or vessels can be safely blasted. such as Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or another Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) system. threaded nipples. service. if necessary) must be shut in and bled down before blasting. type of corrosion. under stainless steel bands. They should give special attention to areas under or near U-bolts and clamps. – Lines and vessels that fail to meet maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) by nondestructive testing (NDT) or x-ray (identifying with unique color. in a work order database. to assist personnel in making a final determination concerning safety of blasting subject lines or vessels. and sections of risers near the waterline. or not blasted and painted. 96 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Remove the protection at the end of each day. lines at deck penetrations. a nondestructive testing crew will be sent to the location to test ultrasonically or radiographically potential hazards associated with piping or vessels. – Record the problem area. the company facilities representative.• Record the time of installation and removal of this protection in the IHE log when using plumber’s plugs or filter media to protect drains from blasting media. • Only platform personnel at the direction of the PIC are allowed to reroute or relocate emergency shutdown device (ESD) stations and/or fire-loop lines. • The person in charge. and the wall thickness of the vessel.
the contractor must wear. direct compressed air toward a person.5 Compressed Air Used for Cleaning Compressed air used for drying or cleaning must be limited to 30 psig by a pressure regulator or pressure-reducing nozzle. until the PIC states that it is safe to restart these tasks. at a minimum. The paint crew and platform personnel must remove or secure all loose items in the vicinity of the heliport to prevent items from being picked up in the helicopter’s blade wash. Do not. the contractor’s supervisor. for any reason. 12. • Use suitable filter material to protect air intake of production/drilling equipment and diving equipment. the PIC will notify the paint inspector. • Properly identify and take special precautions to prevent damage to the micarta ring between the faces of flanges on insulated flanges installed in conjunction with cathode protection systems.242 or any successor regulation. • Protect and/or identify all rupture discs as piped to a safe location. protective eye goggles. and the company facilities representative of any additional potentially critical lines and vessels observed. The person in charge must advise helicopter pilots and heliport personnel of the abrasive blasting operations in process to protect helicopter engines from ingesting abrasive particles that could damage them. When using compressed air for cleaning in a dry and dusty situation. Contractor Handbook | 97 . • Once work has started. and a dust filter for respiratory protection. Record this protection in the IHE log. as specified in OSHA 29 CFR 1910. gloves.• Stop all sandblasting and painting in the event of an emergency or routine shut-in. Compressed air introduced into the body can cause injury or death.
The marker must be orange with legs at least 20 feet long and three feet wide. temporarily or permanently. The orange X marker can be made from vinyl or other durable material in the shape of a diagonal X.6 Temporary and Permanently Closed Heliports The following practice is required when a heliport is temporarily closed or permanently closed: • Orange X Marker – An orange X marked diagonally from corner to corner across a heliport will be installed to indicate visually that the heliport is closed and helicopter operations are not permitted. • Permanent Closing – If a heliport is to be permanently closed. the following notification must be made by the PIC of the facility: • Aviation dispatcher: – Notified of location and estimate of time heliport will be closed – Notified when heliport is put back in service • Office Assistant: – Notified of location and estimate of time heliport will be closed – Notified when heliport is put back in service 98 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . the orange X diagonals must be painted on the landing area. • Notifications – If a heliport is closed.12. • Temporary Closing – An orange X marker will be used for temporarily closed heliports. The orange X marker will be removed once the aviation dispatcher and office assistant (OA) have been notified that the heliport is back in service.
12.7.1 Personnel Conducting Perforating Operations Whenever perforating operations are scheduled and operators are concerned that radio transmissions from helicopters in the vicinity may jeopardize the operation. See HSAC RP 92-5 for more information. install a temporary marker in the shape of an X with No Radio stenciled in red on the legs of the diagonals. including those from helicopters.12. and nearby manned platforms of the pending perforating operation. To close the deck and make the radio warning clearly visible to passing pilots. 12. avoid radio transmissions from or within 1. • • • Keep the marker in place while charges may be affected by radio transmissions. the procedures outlined below and the requirements of the Temporary and Permanent Closed Heliports Operational Hazard Warning/Procedures HSAC-RP-92-5 must be followed. or upon observing the No Radio warning. so the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system can be activated for the perforating operation and temporary helideck closure. To prevent this.000 feet of the helideck.000 feet of a known perforating operation.7.2 Pilots When operating within 1.7 Perforating Operations – Heliport Operational Hazard Warnings and Procedures Explosive charges used in conjunction with perforating operations offshore can potentially be detonated by radio transmissions. Contractor Handbook | 99 . operators will take the following precautions: Notify company aviation departments. Do not land on the deck. The letters should be 24 inches high and 12 inches wide. helicopter operators and bases.
the requirements of this subpart have been fully implemented by Chevron in Gulf of Mexico production and well control operations. Contract employees must be able to provide documentation of completed Subpart O training. completion. When possible. Ensure that all communications are complete outside the 1. workover. 2000-N03. Effective October 1.000-foot hazard distance. make radio calls to the platform being approached or to the communications center from at least one mile out. Both of the following plans were designed to ensure safe and clean operations. Turn off Flite Trak radio. or if the platform is not radio- equipped. do not make further radio transmissions until visual contact with the deck indicates it is open for operation (no X marker). The production safety system 100 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .1 Production Operations Plan The Chevron Employee Resource and Training Center (ERTC) and designated field locations host training classes for Chevron employees. 2002. and well service operations understand and can properly perform their duties. as long as it is in the possession of the employee while on a Chevron location. Chevron developed the following to comply with the requirements of the new Subpart O training rule. Use alternate communication means available on the rig or platform. 12. If no response is received. dated August 14.8 Subpart O Requirements – Gulf of Mexico OCS Locations Only In accordance with NTL No. drilling. 12.8. 2000. this can be a wallet card or training certification. Radio transmissions include signals emitted from aircraft radar and transponders. making sure that Chevron employees and contractors engaged in production-safe systems operations.
Suppliers accredited by IADC in the WellCAP program will deliver all prescribed training. one or more of the following methods to evaluate the training programs of our contractors: • Internal audits • Third-party audits or like reviews • Master work agreements 12. Certain supplier supervisors and support employees who may be involved in well control duties will hold certification from an IADC-accredited WellCAP program. and computer-based training.2 Drilling. Qualified trainers and Contractor Handbook | 101 . The level of certification person(s) are required to hold is outlined in the plan. but is not limited to. training (PSST) plan uses formal classroom. Workover. and Well Service Operations Plan All Chevron employees or contractors acting as company representatives will have International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Well Control Accreditation Program (WellCAP®) supervisor training as a part of this competency assurance program. hands-on. Employee records and documentation are readily available upon BOEMRE request. Chevron uses one or more of the following assessment tools to verify that all employees and contractor personnel can perform their assigned production safety systems duties: • Informal employee interviews • Written assessments • Hands-on skill demonstrations • Behavior-based safety observations Chevron also uses. Completion. Qualified trainers and training administrators conduct the courses.8.
training administrators will conduct the courses as specified in the IADC WellCAP accreditation process. To ensure compliance.1 Record Keeping Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit (GOM and DWEP) have selected ISNetworld® software from ISN Software Corp. responsible for ensuring that all affected personnel (company and contractor) comply with this regulation. Contractor companies unsure if their employees fall under this rule should contact a contractor safety specialist immediately.9 DOT Operator Qualifications Chevron wants to ensure that all contractors who perform any work on DOT-regulated facilities are in compliance with regulations. DOT holds Chevron. potentially. Chevron will use one or more of the following assessment tools to verify that all employees and contractor personnel can perform their assigned well control duties: • Informal employee interviews • Written assessments • Hands-on skill demonstrations • Observations during well control drills • Attendance at well control training 12. Noncompliance with this rule can affect a contractor company’s ability to perform work for Chevron and.9. we have identified methods acceptable to Chevron for employee and contractor record keeping and qualification. Chevron employee and contractor employee records and documentation will be readily available upon BOEMRE request. 12. as a pipeline operator in the Gulf of Mexico. as our DOT Operator Qualification (OQ) record 102 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . other pipeline owners and operators.
oqsg. You can learn more about OQSG. and EnergyU. MEA.EnergyU. Please note that your qualification method must include a written test for each covered task. by visiting their websites at: http//www. keeping system for contractors and company personnel.midwestenergy. Any questions regarding how to submit DOT OQ records can be directed to ISN at 214-303-1303. When you submit your information to Chevron. ISNetworld enables you to: • Work with Chevron to achieve DOT OQ compliance • Manage your employees’ OQ tasks • Select and assign the precise OQ tasks and qualification methods Chevron will accept Contractor companies should submit their employees’ DOT Operator Qualification records to ISNetworld so that Chevron can view them as needed.com http://www. Chevron’s DOT OQ Curriculum Review team approves qualification methods based on their applicability to our work environment and on the substance of the curriculum.9. or written testing.org.org If your company has already selected a method of qualifying your personnel other than those listed above. Qualification assessments are available on the Internet. computer CD-ROM.2 Qualification Operator Qualification Solution Group (OQSG) and Midwest Energy Association(MEA)/EnergyU. Any alternate forms of qualification you wish us to consider must be submitted in writing.org provide pre-approved methods of qualification for contractors in Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit and Deepwater Exploration and Projects Business Unit. a response will be provided after Contractor Handbook | 103 .org http://www. and you must detail your covered tasks and qualification method. 12.
please contact a Chevron contractor safety specialist or the Chevron DOT pipeline specialist (CUSApipeline@chevron. For information regarding approval of other forms of qualification. All contractors must provide proof of qualification before performing any DOT-covered task at a Chevron facility. a 90-day review period.com). For information on the pre-approved qualification methods. refer to the websites above or call ISNetworld at 214-303-1303. If you have questions about the DOT Operator Qualification Rule. 104 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . please contact a Chevron contractor safety specialist.
BOP equipment must be tested when initially installed and every fourteen days thereafter for drilling operations..0 Drilling and Well Servicing Operations 13. Well control drills while drilling. Documentation for subject drills will be maintained on location. and regulatory requirements. Drill documentation will be maintained on location.2 Well Control Chevron’s vision of sustained incident-free operations is predicated on maintaining well control. or per current BOEMRE requirements. Chevron’s requirements. etc. abandonment. A seven-day test is required for workover and cased-hole operations. tripping. including fire. until crews illustrate proficiency. The object of BOP testing is to eliminate all leaks and to determine that the equipment will perform under threatened blowout conditions. 13. to comply with the contractor company’s requirements. 13. will be carried out at a minimum of three per week for each tour. Contractor Handbook | 105 . and well control.1 Emergency Drills Contractor company personnel will regularly conduct all emergency drills. then conducted at two per week for each tour. BOP test charts and documentation will be maintained on location. It is Chevron’s expectation that the contractor will ensure that all personnel will be appropriately trained as per Chevron’s Subpart O Training Plan for Well Control. or per current BOEMRE requirements.3 Blowout Prevention Equipment Tests Blowout prevention equipment (BOPE) is emergency equipment and must be maintained in proper working condition at all times per Chevron’s Drilling Well Control Guide and/or Chevron’s Workover Well Control & Blowout Prevention Guide.13. man-overboard.
workmanlike manner. containment. actuations. • Equipment not marked with owner’s name 106 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . and documentation • Area electrical classification infractions • Pollution. etc.4 Regulatory Compliance It is Chevron’s expectation that all personnel will comply with both company policy and appropriate regulations. The Incidents of Non-Compliance (INCs) consistently appearing at the top of the list issued by the BOEMRE include: • Operations not carried out in a safe. whether due to unsafe actions or unsafe conditions • BOP equipment. drip pans unplugged.13.
smell cannot be used to detect its presence. therefore. and training. flammable gas with an odor like rotten eggs at low concentrations. Ask the contractor’s Chevron representative if a work location is an H2S facility. Each platform designated as an H2S facility maintains an H2S Contingency Plan that includes emergency drills. Contractor Handbook | 107 . H2S rapidly deadens the sense of smell. If contractors detect the presence of H2S. commonly called H2S. It is heavier than air and tends to accumulate in low areas. It is a colorless.14.0 Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Hydrogen sulfide. In areas of H2S. which may be reviewed for operational and safety guidelines. is a highly poisonous gas. they must report it to Chevron immediately. fit tests. contractors will be required to provide proof of appropriate medical clearance.
1 Gasoline Gasoline is the most widely used flammable liquid.1 Storing and Handling • Gasoline must not be used as a cleaning solvent. and using gasoline requires special attention. do not store gasoline in office buildings.1. It generates flammable vapors at ambient temperatures. lawn mowers.15. • Use gasoline only as fuel. Acceptable uses are equipment such as outboard motors. gasoline presents a greater potential fire hazard than most other fuels. • Clearly label gasoline containers.0 Fuels and Gases 15. Take special precautions to ensure proper ventilation when using gasoline. • Gasoline vapors are heavier than air and have a tendency to collect in low-lying areas. • Because of its low flash point (-45° F). handling. Store containers in their designated place. Storing. and chain saws. Automatic Closing Flame Arrestor Vent Cap Spout Small Storage Medium Storage Large Dispensing Gasoline storage and handling containers 108 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . 15. For this reason. • Use gasoline engines only when other power sources are not available.
ropes. such as open flames. Maintain this contact continuously until the flow stops.2 Fueling Be cautious when fueling gasoline engines. Observe these guidelines: • Eliminate sources of ignition. 15. – Clean spillage.1. or chains to lift a cylinder. • Do not lift cylinders by protector caps. Contractor Handbook | 109 . • Make sure the delivery nozzle is in contact with the fill pipe before starting fuel delivery. corrosion-resistant racks. Keep the protector caps in place when cylinders are not in use. – Ventilate areas and check for gasoline vapors before starting engines or operating equipment. Turn engines and motors off. • Do not smoke near fueling operations. • Make sure the valve protector cap is secure before moving cylinders. 15. If the contractor ignores this rule. • Do not fill tanks completely.2 Compressed Gas Cylinders 15.2. Allow a minimum of 2% of the tank space for expansion. • Do not use slings. • After the fuel flow has stopped: – Tighten the fill cap.1 Moving Cylinders • Transport compressed gas cylinders in DOT-approved. the contractor can create a serious fire hazard from static discharge generated by this action.
• Do not expose cylinders to an open flame. • Do not use cylinders that have been defaced. Open the valve slowly with the valve pointing away from the contractor and other personnel. except when the cylinder is in active use. a temperature above 125° F. including falling objects. such as oil or chemicals.2. 110 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . or an area where heavy equipment is being moved. because it may injure the eyes or body or create a fire hazard. Securely fasten the cylinders to the hand truck. • Do not place compressed gas cylinders where they might become a part of an electrical circuit. are missing identifying markings (labels. • Use a hand truck to move cylinders to prevent sliding or dragging. tags). • Keep the cylinder valve closed. separate the cylinders with a metal wall 5 feet high and 1/4 inch thick.2 Storage • Store cylinders in shaded areas. • Secure cylinders upright with a nonflammable device to prevent them from being knocked over or damaged. or have expired hydrostatic test dates.2. • Keep caps in place when cylinders are not in use. 15. decals. • Do not use compressed gas cylinders as rollers or supports. or for any purpose other than to contain the content as received. • Do not use compressed gas for cleaning. 15. while in use. • Keep compressed gas cylinders at least 20 feet from highly combustible or flammable materials. Alternatively. Do not use rope to secure cylinders.3 Use • Cylinders must be secured and protected from impact.
• Install flashback arrestors at the discharge of the regulators and at the torch. • Use properly fitted and recommended wrenches with cylinder-valve accessories. Oxygen alone will not burn. Do not use these wrenches for any other task.5 Acetylene Cylinders • Use and store acetylene cylinders upright to prevent the acetone (a stabilizing agent) from draining into the valves or fittings.2. it supports combustion. 1/4 inch thick. 15.4 Oxygen Cylinders Oxygen cylinders are pressurized to 2. Contractor Handbook | 111 . This is a requirement. • Do not use acetylene at a hose pressure exceeding 15 psig to reduce the possibility of an explosion. • Do not lubricate or allow oil or grease to contaminate oxygen connections to prevent spontaneous explosions and fires that may occur when oxygen contacts oil or grease under pressure. however. and as wide as the storage rack. and hoses only for the particular gas or group of gases for which they are provided.2. Do not use them on cylinders containing gases with different properties. gauges. 15. Acetylene is extremely unstable at pressures above 15 psig.400 pounds-per- square-inch-gauge (psig) at 70° F when full. • Separate oxygen and hydrocarbons. • Do not use oxygen in place of compressed air or as a source of pressure. • Separate oxygen cylinders and fuel-gas cylinders (such as acetylene. • Use regulators. and propylene) by at least 20 feet or by a metal wall 5 feet high. propane.
15. in stoves and heaters).2. 112 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . so that a leak can be detected when natural gas is used for domestic purposes inside buildings (e. Never commingle natural gas and air supply systems.. • Isolate natural gas and air supply systems from each other. or areas where the gas can be trapped.6 Natural Gas • Do not use natural gas to power pneumatic tools. • Do not use rubber hoses as supply or exhaust lines for natural-gas-powered equipment. enclosures. • Install an odorization unit in the gas line before it enters the building. • Do not use natural gas in areas that have an ignition source. Do not vent or exhaust to confined areas. • Vent pump and starter exhaust to a safe area.g.
The following describes the relationships between this procedure and other behavior-shaping processes currently used by Chevron: 1.16.com/contractorgom/ Managing the Safe Work Process The success of the Managing Safe Work (MSW) process requires that supervisors at every level understand their roles and responsibilities in MSW and translate them into actions and behaviors that are visible to the Chevron workforce (including contractors). The MSW process identifies and Contractor Handbook | 113 . Where permits are required from either a Chevron or contractor’s process. It assumes that processes and procedures for managing safe work are in place. this procedure provides guidance to the strategic business unit (SBU) by identifying behaviors at every level of supervision specific to supporting MSW. Incident.chevron. The Behaviors to Support MSW procedure is focused on shaping behaviors of supervision at each level to ensure that MSW procedures are followed without fail. As stated in the Contractor Safety Management process.and Injury-Free (IIF) – The IIF program focuses on personal commitment. https://upstream. contractors are required to follow their own Safe Work Practices. 2.0 Safe Work Practices The Safe Work Practices process applies to all GOM facilities. developing relationships. and acting in a safe and caring fashion. Behavioral-Based Safety (BBS) – BBS is focused on shaping behaviors to ensure the safety of the individual performing work. Recognizing that behaviors to support MSW are part of leadership accountability in the Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS). they will be reviewed by the Chevron person in charge.
such as supervisors. contractors. GOM Safe Work Practices • Permit to Work • Isolation of Hazardous Energy • Work at Height • Simultaneous Operations • Hot Work • Excavation • Electrical Safety • Confined Space • Lifting and Rigging • Bypassing Critical Protections 16. and others involved in the planning and execution of work tasks. team leaders. Behaviors to Support MSW procedure ensures those procedures are followed. The SBUs are encouraged to leverage existing activities for data collection and may incorporate that data into existing scorecards where appropriate to enhance leadership accountability. is also a means of communication between responsible persons. operators. The Behaviors to Support MSW procedure recognizes SBU responsibility for establishing accountability and provides a framework to collect data to assist in that effort. 114 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . a formal written process.1 Permit to Work Process The Permit to Work (PTW) Process. requires that procedures for managing safe work are in place. The MSW process requires each SBU to establish a measurement and track behaviors with appropriate accountability. It is vitally important that each individual knows his/her own responsibilities and duties and carries them out properly.
A Permit to Work will be required for the following: – Specialized work permits are initiated (e. Confined Space.e. Consult the Chevron work owner to determine the requirements before starting work.Contract companies are expected to have a PTW process in place. – Provide a procedure for times when work has to be suspended. – If the area controller determines a permit is required. – Make clear to people carrying out the work the exact identity. Electrical. etc. stopped for a period before it is complete. – Specify the precautions to be taken.g. and any limitations on the extent of the work and the time during which the job may be carried out. – Work or maintenance is performed in a process area that involves breaking into a line.. Isolation of Hazardous Energy. equipment. There may be situations where the contractor will be required to comply with the Chevron PTW process on Chevron facilities. the hazards involved. Hot Work. SIMOPs. including safe isolation from potential risks such as hazardous substances and electricity. or vessel that contains actual or potential hazards. Excavation. Contractor Handbook | 115 ..). Work at Heights. – Provide for the cross-referencing of safe work practices and associated permits for work activities that may interact with or affect one another. – The work has significant potential for injury or incident. – Communication across more than one area. The main functions of the PTW Process are to: • Ensure the proper authorization of designated work. group. or technical type is required to accomplish the task. i. nature and extent of the job. – There is a transfer of work and responsibilities from one group to another.
Review Lift Boat Guidelines and Procedures before all liftboat moves. liftboat guidelines and procedures are the standard operating procedure for liftboat operations in all fields. That person leading work could be a company or contractor operations representative. – Refer to the PTW/SimOps Decision Matrix (available on the external contractor website) to help determine if only a Permit to Work is needed or a Permit to Work and SimOps. crew superintendent. facility representative. non-routine work as a criterion for determining when the Permit to Work is needed. – Boats are transferring diesel fuel. Note: Do not use routine vs. complete and attach the Hazard Identification Checklist (available on the external contractor website) to the Permit to Work form. – During liftboat moves. Many situations will have to be evaluated individually. synthetic base mud. paint inspector. • The Decision Matrix captures the majority of circumstances that require a Permit to Work. – Boats are arriving within 500 meters of the facility (Floating Offshore Installations). – When synthetic slings are used in marine operations involving crane activities. not every scenario can be predicted. However. – Before blasting and painting and production wireline and construction activities. For each permitted work activity there will be a designated person to lead the work. or other hazardous materials to the facility. Instrumentation and Engineering (I&E) 116 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . The person leading work (PLW) is normally the company or contract representative in charge of the crews doing the work.
hazard analysis tools are critical to identifying potential hazards and developing actions and strategies to prevent incidents from occurring. • The PLW is a competent individual assigned the responsibility of verifying the work site activities are in compliance with the permit conditions. Behaviors of the Person Leading Work: – Sets expectations – Plans the work with the team – Collaborates and coaches throughout the job – Provides performer feedback 16. • The PLW is a competent individual responsible for the safe execution of the work. and safety meeting topics and to write HES procedures and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for new or modified jobs. wireline operator.1 Hazard Analysis Introduction This procedure follows the three phases of hazard analysis as it applies to our work.1. as the basis for HES checklists. to the individual’s ongoing effort to Think Incident Free (TIF). to the work group pre-job onsite Job Safety Analysis (JSA) discussion. crafts person. representative. From the initial planning phase. etc. Hazard analyses may also be used as a training tool for new employees. • The PLW is on location and acknowledges that all permit conditions in Section B of the PTW form are met. Contractor Handbook | 117 . BBS observations. X-ray technician. and the work site has been inspected before beginning work.
2 Requirements A hazard analysis will be conducted for work performed where Chevron has operational control. 16. and PPE are included in the plan • To identify the types of permits required to do the work • To identify the safe work practice (SWP) standards and SOPs applicable to the work • For use as starting point for onsite JSA 118 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . equipment.1. Job Safety Analysis. The Use of Analysis Methods table lists the methods discussed in this procedure. skill sets. Use of Analysis Methods Analysis Method Hazard Analysis (e. Risk Assessment.. Job Hazard Analysis [JHA]. Safety Plan) When to Use During the planning phase of work – pre-work Intent • To identify anticipated hazards and plan mitigations • To ensure that the right number of people.g. For contractor activities where Chevron does not have operational control. we will encourage them to use their hazard analysis tools.
and mitigations • To address onsite conditions on the day of the work • To ensure that mitigation measures are in place • To verify that work team has proper skill level and tools Think Incident Free (TIF) Anytime • To prompt workers to think before they act • To ensure that the worker is looking for hazards while doing work • To support StopWork Authority and the Tenets of Operation Contractor Handbook | 119 . hazards.Use of Analysis Methods (continued) Analysis Method Job Safety Analysis (JSA) When to Use During the permitting phase of work – before work – starts Intent • To involve the work team to make sure that the people doing the work understand the tasks.
equipment. preparation. A qualified standard operating procedure (SOP) may be used as the hazard analysis for job planning.3 Think Incident Free Think Incident Free should be used by everyone before beginning any activity. it should be developed in the language appropriate for the entire work crew (sometimes multiple languages and/or verbal translation may be needed). This should ensure that the proper people. and losses. they must be identified. 16. This also provides the opportunity to adjust the work plan to reduce risk. SBUs should consider incorporating a completed hazard analysis into new and existing SOPs. Many tasks have risks associated with them that could potentially result in injuries. and HES processes are identified and acted upon before commencing work. The JSA should identify the hazards present at the time the work starts as well as identify specific mitigation actions necessary to prevent incidents.16. After the analysis is done. environment. and safety. specifically in the area of health. TIF enables employees 120 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Before these risks can be eliminated or controlled. as well as protect the environment. Job Safety Analysis The JSA is a tool for analyzing a task. This analysis occurs at the work site before work begins and involves those individuals that may be affected by the task. Since the JSA is a tool intended for individuals and teams performing the work. environmental impact. it may be kept as a reference for future similar operations.2 Planning Phase Hazard Analysis The hazard analysis performed as part of job planning provides a structured approach for identifying potential hazards and developing control measures. These self-assessments focus on the fact that each worker must take responsibility for his or her own health and safety in all activities.
• Take action to prevent any negative consequences. Hazard Analysis Content Hazard Analysis JSA TIF Content Includes a review of the use of Stop-Work Authority by all employees and contractors. The steps in an effective TIF assessment are: • Determine the potential hazards. Discuss specific conditions associated with the task that are potential triggers for stopping work. company facilities. P P P Contractor Handbook | 121 . • A Permit to Work.to observe day-to-day operational and procedural systems to identify potential hazards that could threaten the health or safety of our personnel or contract workforce. SBUs may use other nomenclature and/or tools for their TIF assessments. • A recyclable document (it must be refreshed for each job). 16. • Determine what can be done to eliminate the hazard.4 Hazard Analysis Content A hazard analysis is not: • A detailed work procedure (either maintenance or operating). and a PTW is not a JSA. Items that should be included in the different levels of hazard analysis are listed in the Hazard Analysis Content table. or the environment.
Hazard Analysis Content (continued) Hazard Analysis JSA TIF Content Includes a review of the Tenets of Operation Is used as an onsite tool to engage workers involved in the work Documents work location Is dated (using the actual date work is performed) Is written for all designated job tasks and all new job tasks Identifies. workers associated with work described in the specific JSA Identifies potential spill sources or items lost overboard. by documentation. along with preventive and/or backup containment plans P P P P P P P P P P P P P 122 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
and safety equipment required have been addressed Is adaptable to changing conditions by following what is written. and changes documented accordingly. If not written.Hazard Analysis Content (continued) Hazard Analysis JSA TIF Content Uses a hazard analysis worksheet as a checklist tool to ensure potential hazards. the task will be stopped and discussed. controls and emergency/ contingency plans. Is reviewed and signed (including permits) by personnel new to the task location upon arriving at the ongoing work location P P P P Contractor Handbook | 123 .
In these cases. the JSA or SOP must be updated to address the changes. Work must also be stopped if errors are identified in SOPs or JSAs while performing the work.Hazard Analysis Content (continued) Hazard Analysis JSA TIF Content If the supervisor or person in charge of work is replaced. P P 124 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . the permit approver will be notified to ensure additional communications occur as needed.
Criteria (Cumulatively) When Use Use When When More Less None Use Complexity of work or task Many One Number of Safe Work Practices Many None Pocket-Size Checklist (JSA Green Card) Minor TIF SelfAssessment None 16.5 Form Selection Matrix SimOps None Severity of Consequences Major No Yes Hazard Assessment. or JSA Worksheet (Long Form) Very Low Yes Guidance on selecting hazard analysis tools is provided below. SOP in place Contractor Handbook | 125 Yes No Any permit required No . SOP.
7 Hazard Identification – Chevron’s Expectations It is Chevron’s expectation that all our employees and contractors will use the Hazard Identification Tool when identifying hazards associated with work to be completed.6 Hazard Identification – Using the Tool The Hazard Identification Tool is a visual aid that will help you focus on hazards associated with your work. This is not new. Job Safety Evaluation Assessment (JSEA). Job Loss Analysis (JLA). The Hazard Identification Tool easily integrates with existing hazard assessment methodologies such as JSA. The Hazard Identification Tool is critical to identifying potential hazards and enables the development of actions and strategies to prevent incidents from occurring. 16. Use this tool from the initial planning phase. Safe Performance Self-Assessment (SPSA). Using this method will help you complete daily activities and tasks safely and reliably. you can take actions to prevent their occurrence. to the permitting phase during the work group’s pre-job onsite Job Safety Analysis. TIF. this is just a systematic approach to correctly and consistently identifying workplace hazards. the environment. 126 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Once the hazards are identified. or equipment. to the implementing phase with the individual’s ongoing effort to Think Incident Free. JHA. Task Hazard Analysis (THA). The concept is very simple: you identify what energy sources are present in the work place and analyze if they have any potential for causing harm. etc. This tool is used to identify energy sources in the workplace that could result in a hazard to people.16.
or unwanted contact with. Protect from the release 4. Prevent the release of energy 3. Use Stop Work Authority Ra .Hazard Identification Tool Hazard ica l M P re ot ssu io n M e c h a n ic al El e c tr it y re G r av di at io n Biolo gic al Che ca mi Te mp Contractor Handbook | 127 e ra t u re See It! l A condition or action that has the potential for an unplanned release of. All rights reserved. an energy source that may result in harm or injury to people. Remove the energy source 2. property. or the environment. So und Hierarchy of Controls 1. © 2009 Chevron Energy Technology Company.
power lines. or gases. viruses. drive belts. straining. friction. conveyors. solar rays. vessels. vessel. flowing water. carcinogens or other toxic compounds. vibration. liquids. welding fumes. pyrophorics. tanks.pressure piping.equipment noise. wind. hoses. oxygen-deficient atmospheres. and general environmental and weather conditions Mechanical . energized equipment. steam. high-pressure release. and a body tripping or falling 128 | GOMBU and DWEP BU Motion . improperly handled food.animals. ignition sources. static charges. microwaves. reactive hazards. combustibles. bacteria. hot or cold surfaces. welding arcs. compressed springs.open flame. and body positioning when lifting. collapsing roof.falling object. control lines. and motors Electrical . and contaminated water Radiation . lightning. blood-borne pathogens.Gravity . and the impact of noise to communication Temperature . transformers. lasers.rotating equipment. wiring. and NORM scale Sound . insects. corrosives. or equipment movement. and batteries Pressure .lighting issues. compressed cylinders.flammable vapors. X-rays. and pneumatic and hydraulic equipment . impact noise. and dusts Biological .vehicle. or bending Chemical .
Whenever a contractor’s Isolation of Hazardous Energy Plan is more stringent.1 Isolation of Hazardous Energy Procedures on Chevron Facilities The contractor will. JSA development. 16. follow the Chevron Isolation of Hazardous Energy Plan. If they do not have their own locks/tags.8. Contractors will apply their own locks in addition to any Chevron locks and tags already in place. and the company must train its employees in using the process per applicable regulations. laws. or policies. this will be addressed during the pre-job meeting. they will be issued facility Isolation of Hazardous Energy equipment. Contractor Handbook | 129 .8. If the contractor’s Isolation of Hazardous Energy Plan is used.8 Isolation of Hazardous Energy Each contractor company must have an Isolation of Hazardous Energy process in place. and proof of authorization must be provided to Chevron. at a minimum. a lockbox may be used in lieu of a lockout bar clip. All contractors performing Isolation of Hazardous Energy must be fully trained and authorized before conducting Isolation of Hazardous Energy activities.2 Use of Lockboxes For a large job. • Lockbox procedure may be used when energy sources or a group of employees are involved in maintenance or repair operations.16. a Chevron Operations lock will be the first lock on before turning the equipment over to the contractor and the last to be removed upon completion of the work. and/or completion of the Permit to Work. 16.
each assigned authorized employee verifies that all hazardous energy has been isolated and/or de-energized. This plan does not apply on drilling rig floors and derricks. For operations on vessels (MODUs. • When the maintenance work extends beyond one shift. Each authorized employee assigned to the job will then affix his/her personal lock on the lockbox. The keys from these locks will then be placed inside a lockbox. • As a member of a group.9 Work at Height The primary objective of the Work at Height Plan is to prevent incidents and injuries caused by falling through floor and deck openings or by falling while working at elevations. contractors will employ adequate safety procedures designed to guard against falls. attach a job-lock to the lockbox. • The Isolation of Hazardous Energy devices will not be removed or the hazardous energy/substance device(s) activated until after each authorized employee has removed his/her lock from the lockbox and the Isolation of Hazardous Energy device(s) are removed. Drilling contractors will employ adequate procedures that are designed to protect their personnel against falls. liftboats. and other self-propelled boats). and land-based locations. state. the primary authorized employee will place an Isolation of Hazardous Energy device upon each hazardous energy/substance isolation device. 130 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . This plan applies to both Chevron and contract personnel conducting work on Chevron facilities. including all OCS. • Under a lockbox procedure. 16.
9. or floor • When working in an area where it is possible to fall more than four feet through deck and floor openings • When working on a fixed or portable ladder and the worker is above six feet • When working on the boat landing or Plus 10 level when not surrounded by handrails • When working on scaffolding that is not green-tagged Note: Individual contractors may require personnel to tie off even if scaffolding is green-tagged.2 Specifications Chevron’s GOM business unit is changing its Work at Heights policy effective January 1. or over the unprotected edge of a work platform. walkway.” The three (3) components of the policy that will be affected are as follows: • A minimum size requirement for all D-rings on equipment including harnesses • Snap hooks that do not allow pressure to be applied to the gate in the opening direction • The elimination of a specific piece of equipment Contractor Handbook | 131 .1 When Fall Protection/Arrest Equipment Is Required Personnel must use fall protection equipment when performing any of the following: • When working at elevations of six feet or more. 16. 2011. 16. The changes are being implemented to minimize the possibility of accidental disengagement commonly referred to as “roll out. deck.9.
The final change is the elimination of the pelican hook on lanyards. all D-rings must be a minimum of 21/4-in. In lieu of the pelican hook. inside diameter (ID). 2. After January 1. 3. The change to a 21/4-in.1. The tie-back lanyard must be equipped D-ring cannot apply pressure to snap hook gate 132 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . workers may either equip lanyards with carabiners as shown on the next page or use a tie-back lanyard. combined with a hook that does not allow pressure to be applied to the gate in the Non-compatible opening direction. Small D-rings are often used as a front connector on harnesses for rescue and or ladder-climbing devices. In apply pressure to snap lieu of a snap hook. These hooks are acceptable as a positioning device but may not be used as a primary means of connection. carabiners hook gate may also be used as connection points for all equipment. D-ring. will eliminate connection – D-ring can accidental disengagement. Smaller sized D-rings can allow pressure to be applied to the snap hook gate in the opening direction.
4 Training Requirements GOM Fall Protection required training for contractors is as follows: • One-Day Fall Protection class (typically eight hours) for employees that use fall protection equipment.9. The inspection forms may be hard copy or electronic and must be available upon request from the contractor’s HES group. D-ring and a hook or other connecting means that cannot apply pressure to the gate in the opening direction. 16. captive eye personnel must complete or verify the following: • Permit to Work • Fall Protection Checklist • Rescue plan • Inspection forms Carabiner with A rescue plan must be developed captive eye and included in the JSAs for jobs requiring the use of fall protection equipment. which includes hands-on use and demonstration of competency by the student • Two-Day Competent Person training for at least one person per crew onsite Contractor Handbook | 133 . Each contractor must be able to provide verification of an annual inspection for all equipment onsite. with a combination of the 21/4-in.9.3 Required Documentation Pelican hooks are no longer permitted Before beginning work that involves the use of fall protection. 16.
16. but it is recommended. or falling from open-sided floors. • Rescue training for at least one person per crew onsite. For cases where fall protection equipment is required.9. platforms. Openings smaller than 1 ft x 1 ft are not required to meet these guidelines. If agreement to proceed is not reached. – If discrepancies are identified. or runways at elevations of six feet or more.9 Work at Height standard. Stop-Work Authority may be exercised and a review of Chevron expectations will take place.5 Open Hole The primary objective of Guidelines for Guarding Deck Openings is to prevent incidents and injuries caused by falling four feet through deck and floor openings. see section 16. • Verification of Contractor Fall Protection training: – Onsite documentation may be requested from contractors to provide verification of compliance with Chevron requirements. a review of the contractor’s training and policy will be initiated. a review of the contractor’s fall protection training/training provider will be conducted to ensure that it meets Chevron’s expectations/training criteria. that any opening that presents a potential hazard be guarded to prevent a person’s foot or body from inadvertently passing through the opening. 134 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . If observations performed during climbing activities indicate less than satisfactory performance. however.
• Guardrail is capable of supporting a load of at least 200 pounds applied in any direction (except upward) at any point on the top rail or corresponding member. Although an attendant is acceptable under 29 CFR 1910. 16. 16. or otherwise made inaccessible.9. or otherwise made inaccessible immediately and reported to the PLW. guarded. Openings in decks accessible to personnel will be covered. Contractor Handbook | 135 . When possible.6 Openings in Decks Personnel will wear fall arrest equipment when making an opening in the deck or floor. Personnel are required to wear proper fall arrest equipment when working inside the guardrail used to protect the hole. open holes will have guardrails installed five feet from the closest edge. The minimum requirements of OSHA regulations are as follows: • Minimum vertical height of 42 inches to the top of the guardrail. The manner of blockage will prevent a person’s foot or body from inadvertently passing through the opening. Every deck opening into which personnel can accidentally walk will be guarded with a guardrail or covered with a floor-hole cover of standard strength and construction.7 Requirements for Guardrails Guardrails will meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.23. Unintentional openings in decks accessible to personnel will be covered. Chevron does not allow for a “hole watch” in lieu of guardrails.9. guarded.23.
10. Examples of fencing materials are chain link and orange safety netting.1 Simultaneous Operations Plan A Simultaneous Operations Plan will be required when: Two or more of the following operations are performed concurrently: • Production operations • Rig operations • Construction operations • Anchoring of vessels • Derrick barge operations • Heavy lifts • Diving operations Production activities concurrent with construction activities only require a Permit to Work. All SimOps plans will be used in conjunction with the Permit to Work process. 16. • Guardrail has a standard toeboard and intermediate rail or fencing from top to bottom.10 Simultaneous Operations 16. SimOps procedures may be required. Refer to the PTW/SimOps Decision Matrix to help determine the need for using Permit to Work only or Permit to Work and SimOps. 136 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . but depending on specific hazards and complexity of the project as identified by the Field Management team.
2 Simultaneous Operations Documentation/Communication Simultaneous Operations Plan Form Complete the form before starting SimOps activities. operations supervisor • Must be used to ensure compliance with the Simultaneous Operations Plan • Completed by the PIC and members of the Field Management team (FMT) SimOps Meetings – Daily • Responsibility of the PIC Contractor Handbook | 137 . 16. facilities engineer. operations supervisor • Is a bridging document to help create a tangible plan including completion of a Risk Assessment • Designates the responsible parties for the various operations being performed • Establishes emergency response awareness and contacts • Identifies hazards and appropriate mitigations (precautions and actions) • Clarifies communication between the various operations Simultaneous Operations Plan Checklist Complete the checklist before startup and weekly thereafter. drilling engineer. • Responsibility of PIC: Facility representative. • Responsibility of the project initiator: Operations engineer. wellsite manager.10. drillsite manager.
SimOps should be discussed daily at all shift/pre-tour meetings. The key element during simultaneous operations is communication. This communication will be established at the outset of simultaneous operations and maintained daily through both normal and abnormal conditions and documented on the Daily Simultaneous Operations Log. • The Operations supervisor is responsible for conducting a weekly review of the Daily Simultaneous Operations Log. One way to provide the best communication during simultaneous operations is to maintain the same drilling. • A copy of the log is provided to the Operations supervisor. Simultaneous Operations Log – Daily • Responsibility of the PIC. It is imperative that clear and continuous communication is maintained between company and contract personnel onboard. This process does not preclude establishing more restrictive limitations that may be warranted by particular circumstances or conditions. production. • Used during all simultaneous operations and is completed daily by the PIC. 16. and construction personnel throughout the entire project. as well as the process required to obtain this permit.11 Hot Work All contractor employees working on a Chevron location or under Chevron’s operational control must be aware of potential operations and ignition sources that may require a permit. • Used to document the discussion of projected activities of the day. 138 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
When contracted to perform this task. Welding in. contractors should work closely with Chevron personnel and project planners to assure that all safeguards and procedures are in place and are followed. 16. A copy of this plan and BOEMRE approval letter is available at all manned facilities. and for getting all appropriate signatures as required. and any associated grinding or non-welding hot work (all other ignition sources). or on. vessel. will be fire-retardant (FR) tarps and will meet the following specifications: • Be red in color Contractor Handbook | 139 . The Chevron representative is responsible for coordinating the issuance of the Daily Welding Permit or the Daily NonWelding Hot Work Permit. regulations. procedures.Contractors performing hot work on Chevron property are required to follow Chevron’s approved BOEMRE Hot Work plan while performing any welding or burning. All contractor employees performing hot work must be trained in this program and able to conduct these operations safely.12 Fire Prevention Fire prevention is vital to safe operations. any tank.12. and project execution requirements.1 Fire Retardant Tarps (Chevron GOM Facilities Only) The GOMBU has determined that all tarps used in hot work and purchased for offshore. Contractors working under Chevron’s operational control at locations other than on Chevron property are required to have a hot work program that ensures that this kind of work can be conducted safety and in compliance with local rules. and requirements. 16. no matter whether or not for hot work purposes. or piping connected to the tank or vessel requires special planning.
• • • Have fire-retardant label or tag Be silicone-coated or silicone-impregnated (to keep the material from becoming airborne or friable) Have grommets 16. 140 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . The extinguisher must be metal and meet the requirements of the job. have usable fire-extinguishing equipment readily available and be trained in its use. Separate fire watches must be stationed at each area where welding is in progress and must have no other duties while standing watch. Fire watch will not rely on production facility-mounted fire extinguishers as the primary fire extinguisher.12. A separate fire extinguisher needs to be provided as part of the job planning for the fire watch to use as the primary. The fire watch assists the inspection of the work area. • Be familiar with the facility’s Emergency Response Plan and procedures for sounding an alarm in the event of a fire. It must be inspected before each use and have the proper inspection tag. capable of. Specific requirements for fire watch include: • Before any welding. with the facility fire extinguishers used only if there is a problem with the primary. one or more persons must be designated as a fire watch.2 Fire Watch A fire watch is a person adequately trained. and solely designated to operate gas detection and incipient firefighting equipment during all welding and burning operations performed outside approved designated safe welding areas. During all welding.
and computers) may require a non-welding hot work permit approved by facility management. and grinders). Some specific ignition sources that are not hot work- related are described below. grind. such as welding arc cutting torches. sanders. • Remain on duty for 30 minutes after welding ends. If there is any doubt whether a piece of equipment can ignite an air-natural gas mixture. Hot work is prohibited when the presence of a flammable atmosphere greater than 10% of the lower explosion limit (LEL) is detected. • Perform continuous monitoring with a portable gas detector before and during welding. gouge. Pneumatic tools that chip.1 Personal Electronic Devices • • Personal electronic devices (phones. electric power tools (such as drills. pagers.12. 16. and lighters.12. or drill are also ignition sources that require the use of hot work permits.3 Ignition Sources Contract personnel should be aware of typical ignition sources. they are assumed to be an ignition source (particularly those cameras with flash attachments or motor drives). cameras. Unless cameras have been properly evaluated. contact the contractor’s supervisor for guidance. Do not use them in or around production or drilling operations without prior approval of the person in charge. dew point testers. • Wear proper PPE including but not limited to UV arc protection. Contractor Handbook | 141 .3. 16.
16. such as Underwriters Laboratories as suitable for Class I.3. take the same precautions as used during welding operations and complete and obtain approval for a non-welding hot work permit. If contractors are in doubt about the equipment.2 Flashlights • Use flashlights approved by a recognized testing laboratory. When using non-intrinsically safe equipment. A safe solvent is a class IIIA liquid. they should ask the contractor’s supervisor for guidance. • Refer to the MSDS for safety precaution information and for guidelines about the proper PPE to use when handling solvents. Use commercial fire-safe solvents for cleaning mechanical equipment. or any other flammable liquids as a cleaning fluid.4 Use of Solvents • • Do not use gasoline. Division 1 locations. as suitable for Class I. 16. Varsol® mineral spirits. Painters are excluded from this requirement only when cleaning their paint-spraying equipment.12.12. Aircraft maintenance is excluded from this guideline. it has a flash point above 140° F and below 200° F. 16. If in doubt about fire-safe solvents.3 Portable Communication Radios • Use portable communication radios approved and identified by a recognized testing laboratory.3. such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).3. Division 1 or Division 2 Group D hazardous (classified) locations. consult the profit center’s safety representative.12. 142 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .4 Other Electronic Equipment • Many types of electronic equipment are not intrinsically safe.12. 16.
laws. Contractor Handbook | 143 . Do not work on or alter electrical circuits. or policies. • Do not touch electrical equipment while standing in water.13. However.13 Electrical Safety Each contractor company must have an electrical safety awareness program in place. • Do not operate electrical equipment when your skin surfaces are damp or when you are wearing wet shoes or damp clothing. on damp concrete. 16. extension cords. • All work is to be done in a de-energized state. or on other well-grounded surfaces. Individuals performing electrical work must be able to meet the competency requirements and have personal PPE and tools needed to perform a specific task. • Post danger signs on electrical equipment for voltages above 600 volts. on metal floors or ladders. At a minimum. • Follow the appropriate Isolation of Hazardous Energy procedure when working on any electrical equipment. tools. contractor employees required to perform work on electrical installations may need additional training and/or certifications as determined by the contractor company. and the contractor company must train its employees per applicable regulations. or any other types of electrical equipment. this training must include the following topics. • Post caution signs on electrical equipment for voltages of 600 volts and below.1 Electrical Safe-Work Practice • • Be cautious when working around electrical equipment. unless you are qualified to do so. 16.
To maintain proper circuit protection. power extended to the work site using suitable extension cord. • • 144 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . only qualified workers will replace blown fuses. GFCIs on all cord-connected electric power tools and other cord-connected devices are required. an explosionproof adapter cord (not more than 2 feet) should be used. • Do not bridge fuses or circumvent the normal operation of circuit breakers. • • De-energize circuits by using Isolation of Hazardous Energy procedures before replacing fuses. 16. Use proper construction methods to create permanent electrical connections where more than temporary needs exist. and requires employees demonstrate the ability to use voltage detectors. • Use explosionproof and non-sparking tools and extension cords where potentially explosive atmospheres exist. Where premise wiring connections originate at an explosionproof receptacle.13. with a GFCI whip cord connected for equipment connections at the hazardous area.2 Electrical Fuses Testing for the absence of voltage is an essential part of establishing an electrically safe work condition. • Do not replace blown fuses with fuses having a higher amperage or lower voltage rating.13. 16.3 Extension Cords Use extension cords only in temporary situations. These whip cords (not more than 2 feet in length) should be plugged directly into the premise receptacle if non- explosionproof. • Use a fuse puller to remove cartridge fuses.
such as pigtails.13. • Do not hang cords over nails or sharp edges. chemicals. welding hoses. • Always test GFCIs immediately before use to ensure proper working order. • Do not place cords in walkways or areas that impose a tripping hazard. • Tape connections with electrical tape when connecting electrical tools and whips for shock protection. Address the following items during the inspection and take appropriate action to use the extension cord: • Use extension cords in classified areas that are designed for explosionproof service. • Always connect the non-explosionproof connection first and disconnect it last when using adapter cords. Do not place them where vehicles may run over them. refer to the Chevron Non-Welding Hot Work Plan notes section on page 3. • Protect cords against contact with oil. • Do not connect multiple cords to extend the length.4 Static Electricity • Electrically bond barges and trucks to loading or unloading lines before connecting hoses and opening hatch covers. or repairs covered with electrical tape. and hot surfaces. Contractor Handbook | 145 . 16. Inspect all extension cords before use. cuts. • Discard cords found with abrasions. • Make and break all connections under zero energy state. • Bond nozzles to the vessel first if using steam or water to clean oil storage tanks and separators. For more information.
and the contractor company must train its employees to use the process per applicable regulations.14 Confined Space Each contractor company must have a Confined Space Entry program in place. or policies.g. and the static charges generated cannot dissipate. hoppers. silos. or electrically bond the nozzle to the vessel being blasted. Onshore – bury rod 8-feet deep to ground it Offshore – bond electricity to the facility 16. 146 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . • Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (e. this training must include the ability to recognize a confined space and an awareness of the requirements for entering. Confined space is defined as a space that: • Is large enough and so configured so that an employee can enter the space and perform the assigned work. vessels. At a minimum. When a contractor enters a permit-required space. tanks. laws. • Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. as long as the handle does not have a plastic or wood grip. • Use antistatic sandblasting hoses. Work in a confined space is allowed only after the appropriate permits are obtained and training is completed. and pits). Plastic or wood grips prevent buckets from bonding to the valve or other metal parts. vaults. storage bins.. NO SMOKING FLAMMABLE • Do not use plastic buckets to collect hydrocarbons. A metal bucket with a metal handle is acceptable. both Chevron personnel and the contractor have responsibilities as outlined in the following section.
Permit-required confined space is a space that has one or more of the following characteristics: • Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere • Contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant • Has an internal configuration where an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross section • Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard 16. • The platform operator must review and sign the Confined Space Permit before work begins. and entering the confined space. obtain approval for a plan for isolating.14. • When personnel perform work that involves permit- space entry: – Select a qualified contractor to perform entry work. Contractor Handbook | 147 . each person entering must be trained as an authorized entrant. If inspection or work verification requires entry by Chevron personnel. This person must be qualified to oversee work in confined spaces either through training or experience. • Make visitors aware of permit-required confined space activities. – Using the Permit to Work process. cleaning. • Take effective measures to prevent entry by unauthorized personnel.1 Chevron Responsibilities Chevron has these responsibilities when someone enters a permit-required space: • Assign a Chevron onsite representative to provide oversight during the entry.
148 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . – Inform the contractor of any precautions or procedures (such as Isolation of Hazardous Energy) that Chevron has implemented for the protection of employees in or near confined spaces where contractor personnel will be working. – Turn the confined space over to a qualified contractor to perform assigned work. isolate. – Inform the contractor of the elements associated with the hazards that make the space a permit space. – Using the proper Isolation of Hazardous Energy procedures. – Debrief the contractor at the conclusion of the entry operations. – Empty or drain the confined space of liquids and gases that are flammable or toxic. • Coordinate entry operations with Chevron. and block all potential sources of energy and contamination. In brief narrative form. – Coordinate entry operations between Chevron and contractor personnel when Chevron personnel will be working near confined spaces. – Appoint the prime contractor to govern and coordinate entry operations when more than one contractor is participating in entry operations. identify all hazards confronted during entry operations.14.2 Contractor Responsibilities All qualified contractors who perform confined space entry operations must: • Obtain information regarding confined space hazards and entry operations from Chevron. lock. Provide copies of all MSDS associated with the prior contents. Send a copy of the permit and narrative to the confined space process advisor. 16.
• Participate in the debriefing at the conclusion of the entry operations to communicate any hazards confronted during entry operations. It is the Chevron onsite representative’s responsibility to communicate with the person leading work and ensure compliance. Contractor Handbook | 149 . the GOMBU allows an attendant (entry watch) to monitor one confined space activity at a time. • Provide the Chevron location with a copy of the confined space program that the contractor will follow and maintain a copy at the work location for the duration of the job. A copy should be kept at the field’s records location for one year and a copy sent to the GOM HES group. • Initially monitor and then continue to monitor the confined space in accordance with the procedures established in Evaluating Permit-Space Conditions. Note: Although the regulations allow an attendant (entry watch) to monitor more than one confined space operation at a time when certain conditions are met. • Provide Chevron with a copy of the completed entry permit and include any debriefing notes. Program must meet or exceed the program outlined here and must identify the entry permit that will be used by the contractor. • Share the required annual evaluation results with the GOMBU Confined Space Advisor when completed.
testing. you must take corrective action (close inlet valve. ESD platform. 16.) to prevent an undesirable event. If you detect an abnormal condition. Although it may be convenient to use a group bypass or to bypass extra safety devices to prevent nuisance shut-ins. 150 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . including the bypassing of safety devices. etc.1 Flag Any surface or subsurface safety device that is temporarily out of service will be flagged: • To be in compliance with the regulations • To be a visual reminder/alert to all personnel that a safety device is in bypass 16.15. 16.3 Monitor and Control Personnel will monitor the bypassed or blocked-out functions until the safety devices are placed back in service. will be fully cognizant of the potential for undesirable events ranging from minor upsets to catastrophic equipment failure. or maintenance task to be performed.15. place the safety device(s) back in service and remove the flag/tag. An operator will be in a position to monitor the function of the bypassed device.16.15 Bypassing Critical Protections Chevron Production Facilities Only Anyone engaged in facility operation.15.2 Minimum Number of Devices You may bypass only safety devices required to allow the startup. use of such group devices is a clear violation of bypassing more than the minimum. There will be no deviation from this policy. As soon as the task is completed.
Any person that has not received the required training must be directly supervised by a qualified person when engaged in installing.4 Qualified Person A qualified person is one who has successfully completed a production. flagging. bypassing. testing.5 Training All contract Production Safety System (PSS)-trained operations personnel are required to complete the Flag. Bypass. trench. 16. 16. Newly hired PSS-trained contract operators will be given a hard copy of the FBM process as soon as practical and they will formally introduced to the FBM process by field management during their first hitch on Chevron property.16 Excavation An excavation is any man-made cut. cavity. monitoring. 16. 16. inspecting.15. safety-system training program and is familiar with the site-specific monitoring procedures of that facility. When Chevron personnel and a contractor enter a permitrequired space.1 Requirements • Identify and mitigate hazards associated with excavations before work begins. each has responsibilities as outlined below. or maintaining safety devices. Contractor Handbook | 151 . or depression in an earth surface. and Monitor (FBM) training modules on an annual basis.15. • Complete the steps necessary to properly and safely prepare the job site and equipment for the start of work.16. formed by earth removal.
or working conditions which are unsanitary. bracing. • Train personnel performing work for competence in the roles for which they are responsible.2 Roles and Responsibilities • Competent person (qualified professional) • Registered professional engineer • Person entering excavation • Operator of powered excavating equipment • Qualified gas tester A single individual may fulfill more than one role as long as he or she meets the training and knowledge requirements. shoring. and is able to fully meet multiple responsibilities.3 Competent Person (Qualified Professional) • Has received additional third-party training and has been qualified as a excavation competent person • Is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings. benching. • Inspect excavation shoring or bracing systems daily and after a rainstorm. trained persons. 16. or dangerous to employees and has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them 152 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .16. or other hazard- increasing occurrence. • Cease all work in the excavation until necessary precautions have been taken to safeguard personnel. and shields).g. sloping. 16.16. hazardous.. • Protect personnel who enter excavations by using support systems (e. earthquake. Design and construct the excavation support system using competent.
• Permit to Work – A Permit to Work and Excavation Permit are required for any excavation work and before breaking the surface. confined space entry. – Underground utilities such as sewers. telephone. no matter what depth. 16. may be hazardous. Contractor Handbook | 153 . Personnel involved must recognize modes of failure and understand Soil Type A (most stable) -B-C.16. 16.5 Modes of Failure • All excavations. before excavation with powered equipment begins. benching.4 Critical Components • Pre-Job Planning and Hazard Analysis – The scope of the job and the hazards that can be encountered will dictate the amount of planning that is required.. the work team leader will thoroughly inspect the site to determine if special safety measures must be taken. electrical). • Utilities and Pre-Work Site Inspection – Before excavation. Additional permits may also be required depending on the nature of the work (i. • Collect Site Data – Soil analysis is important to determine appropriate sloping. electric. • Inspections – A competent person will conduct inspections before the start of each shift or when conditions change. and proper notifications made. fuel.e. hot work. and shoring. water lines.16. or any other underground installations that may be encountered during excavation work shall be located and marked.
• Excavations greater than or equal to 5 feet deep are particularly hazardous and must be shored unless: – The face is cut back to a safe slope and the material in the face will remain stable under anticipated conditions of work and weather. and other structures before the excavation is started to determine the appropriate controls to address the risk of cave-in. • All excavations where employees are to enter are to be evaluated as a confined space. 154 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . 16. retaining walls. • Erect barriers to prevent unauthorized people from entering the excavation area or accidental falls into the excavation. • Excavations shallower than 5 feet have been known to collapse. • A civil engineer or other qualified professional must review excavation in close proximity to buildings. or – Shoring is impracticable or unreasonable.16. and a civil engineer or other qualified professional has certified that adequate safety precautions have been taken. • Locate the exact position of the utility precisely by hand digging or probing with a blunt object. • Control surface water and cutoff drains. or – No one will be entering the excavation. • Control exposure to vehicular traffic. roads.6 Evacuation Permits • The Chevron GOM Excavation (Specialized) Permit will be completed for all excavations and trenches where equipment is used and soil is removed to a depth greater than 12 inches. Provide protection of personnel in excavations lower than 5 feet where hazardous ground movement may be expected.
Note: The Competent Person (CP) listed at the bottom of the form can be either a Chevron CP or a contractor CP. • Ensure contractors involved in excavation understand and follow this standard when they are under Chevron’s operational control.7 Leadership Expectations • Implement this standard at all onshore facilities. Contractor Handbook | 155 .16. 16.
All sling tags will reference the rated capacity of a Horizontal sling angle minimum of 45 degrees. Field. 17. Note: Never use a horizontal sling angle less than 45 degrees. latest edition. Review the load chart before the lift to determine if heavy lift inspection is required. Some sections contain information specific to cranes on Chevron facilities. Speak with your supervisor if you have any questions.0 Crane and Rigging Safety 17. modified or non-certified lifting equipment must be removed from service immediately and reported to your supervisor. The optimum angle for rigging practices is 45 to 75 degrees. These requirements do not apply to contractor cranes not on Chevron facilities. Note: The use of field-modified or non-certified lifting and hoisting equipment is prohibited.17.1 Training All contract employees who perform rigging or operate cranes on Chevron property must have current documentation verifying successful completion of Qualified Crane Operator/Rigger training in accordance with API RP 2D.0 Lifting and Rigging Safety The following requirements apply to all contract companies operating cranes under Chevron’s operational control. 17.2 Heavy Lifts/Hazardous Lift Evaluate all lift paths to minimize exposure where possible. 156 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
17. Heavy lift – A nonroutine lift (i. as well as wind and sea conditions. hazardous lifts are defined as any lifts made over unprotected pressurized equipment where the consequence of a dropped load could result in significant damage or injury to personnel. pressurized equipment. etc. at either a dynamic or static condition.3 Weather All contractors operating cranes under Chevron’s operational control are required to define environmental operating parameters for crane operation. For Chevron and contract company cranes on Chevron facilities. construction.. etc.). flammable liquids.) is equal to or greater than 75% of the rated capacity per the load chart.e. at the anticipated minimum boom angle/maximum radius of the lift. foot seas or 24-mph wind speeds. Vessel operators may have more restrictive weather guidelines for their vessels. These parameters will reflect the limitations of the crane(s) used and the requirements of the contract company’s crane program. If the wind and sea conditions exceed these values. Additional consideration should be given to nonroutine lifts of hazardous materials (acids. workover. which may take into account current strength. the Chevron person in charge should consider consulting with the manufacturer for possible temporary de-rating of the crane’s dynamic load capacity. wireline. drilling. the following environmental parameters have been established: • Dynamic load charts are designed using six-foot to eight. Contractor Handbook | 157 . • • Hazardous lift – At a minimum.
static and dynamic All crane operations. If a crane has been out of service for more than 12 months.Crane operations must be stopped under these conditions: Weather and Sea Conditions That Stop Crane Operations Conditions Seas meet or exceed 12 feet Winds meet or exceed 35 mph Lightning is in the vicinity Operations Stopped All dynamic crane operations All crane operations.4 Crane Repairs and Alterations • Take the crane out of service or restrict its operations to eliminate the unsafe condition if adjustments or repairs to the crane are necessary or any deficiencies that impair safe operation are known. static and dynamic 17. • If a crane is taken out of service. • A qualified crane inspector must approve/authorize a crane taken out of service for repair of critical components before it can go back into service. perform an annual inspection before the crane is placed back into service. 158 | GOMBU Shelf and DWEP BU Deepwater . • Perform repairs to critical components in accordance with API RP 2D. place an Out of Service sign over the primary controls (should be isolated using local Isolation of Hazardous Energy procedures).
Contractor Handbook | 159 .6 Sling Inspections 17.5 Sling Certification Do not use the sling if the identification tag is missing. crushing.6. except when used with overhead hoists during maintenance operations. This inspection should include visual examination for kinking. (see page 161 Color Code table) Note: Do not use chain slings for lifting. bird-caging. 17. embedded particles. The Chevron GOM Crane team must approve exceptions for special lift operations. All wire rope slings and nylon slings must contain identification tags consistent with the following required information: • Diameter and length • Pertinent working load limits • Name of manufacturer • Proof of test certification number and date • A valid color code identification to indicate that an annual sling inspection has been conducted. Additionally. or any other damage to the wire rope or end attachments. the qualified rigger must verify that all slings have proper certification tags. Render the sling unusable and dispose of it if a replacement tag cannot be obtained.1 Pre-Use Inspection A qualified rigger must visually inspect all slings before each lift operation. cuts.17. tears. For synthetic web slings. and broken or worn stitching. inspection should include holes.
17. which are conspicuously displayed at the workplaces.3 Identification Codes A color and/or shape code easily identifies a component or item of rigging gear with the current inspection status. Each SBU will use a minimum of three colors and/or shapes. and properly dispose of them. a qualified person Illegible or Missing Tag should evaluate the sling or strap to determine Photos courtesy of Lift-All Inc. lubricants. No foreign Acid Damage Worn Wires substance.6.2 Annual Inspection The annual inspection of third-party slings is the responsibility of the vendors providing the slings. and properly dispose of it.6. marker ink. including spray Heat Damage Corroded paints. or Cuts Bird Caging protective coatings must be Sling Abuse Cuts & Tensile Damage applied to synthetic straps Kinked & Crushed and slings. Render unusable any sling or strap found unfit for intended use. Render inoperable all slings taken out of service. 17. If a foreign Punctures & Snags substance is found on nylon Tensile Breaks slings and straps.® suitability for its intended use. unless Abrasion Damage specifically Worn & Deformed approved by the Face Cuts Attachment manufacturer. Do not apply the color and/or shape code identification directly to the load-bearing part of a 160 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
Note: When new Chevron-owned slings are received on a location. place it on the identification tag so that it does not obscure any critical data. Color Code Table Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Color Yellow Brown Green Purple Yellow Brown Green Purple Krylon Paint # 1813 1317 2012 1929 1813 1317 2012 1929 Contractor Handbook | 161 . Slings will be marked with “born on” date. • Nylon (web) slings will be changed out on an annual basis (12 months from “born on” date). during the annual inspection. synthetic sling. sling type. certification number and installation date. vertical capacity. Annual Sling Inspection and Color Identification • For wire rope slings. the sling’s certification number. wire rope diameter and length). paint all sling sleeves in acceptable condition (crimps only) with the appropriate color code for that year. and the color code for the year that the sling is purchased. notify Smart Support with the new slings’ data (platform. Refer to the Color Code table.
riggers. 17. secure them to prevent abrasion from rubbing. and associated individuals that are using slings can remove any questionable slings from service. or as an anchor point for fall protection gear. • Slings that fail the annual inspection are removed from service and are destroyed and discarded (rendered unusable). • All qualified crane operators and riggers are trained to conduct pre-use inspections to identify damaged or defective rigging as per API standards.7.4 Sling Storage Do not store slings on the deck or ground. sling storage). as well as ESD stations.. such as buoys and floats.7 Rigging Hardware – Maintenance and Inspection 17. • All qualified riggers are trained (as per API 2D) to perform the annual sling and cargo-carrying unit (CCU) inspections. Store nylon slings in a way that provides UV protection. Never use the guardrail or handrail as an anchor point for lifting or supporting a load (i. visually inspect shackles used in lifting: • Check the pin for straightness and complete seating. riggers.e. • All crane operators. If space limitations require storing slings along the side of the platform. may be mounted to guardrails. 17.6. Store and maintain slings in a well-ventilated building or shed to minimize corrosion. Light lifesaving devices. and shorebase personnel monitor slings during their pre-use inspection to ensure that each sling has the current color code.1 Shackles Before making a lift. 162 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . • All crane operators.
Discard unsuitable shackles. • Look for cracks. Also. a 5/8-in. As a standard practice. Look for evidence of grinding. also check the receiving holes. discard those shackles that do not clearly show the rated capacity or that are worn by more than 10% of the original diameter in the crown or pin. machining. pin diameter). deformities..7. • Remove from service and discard any unsuitable eye bolts exhibiting any of the above conditions. bending. Contractor Handbook | 163 . and evidence of heat damage or alterations.2 Eyebolts • Carefully inspect eyebolts before each lift. the pin size is one size larger than the shackle size (e. cracks. Shackle Pin Size Requirements Sling Diameter Shackle Size Pin Size ½ inch 5/8 inch 3/4 inch 5/8 inch 3/4 inch 7/8 inch 3/4 inch 7/8 inch 1 inch 17. or other alterations.g. elongation or other deformities. and damaged or dirty threads. Check them for wear or damage. shackle will have a ¾-in. • Check eyes for roundness and twisting. cutting. each shackle in a bridle hitch should be one size larger than the size of the wire rope (sling) used. • Check the distance between eyes for signs of opening up. As shown in the following table.
ream. crushing. • Punching must not be used on a plate more than 1/2 inch thick. They should also be inspected for cracks. wrinkled paint.7. wear. other methods may be used. or other deformities. bulges. Make sure that all pad eyes are smooth in the direction of the lift to prevent point-load stress failures during lift operations. burrs. • Make sure that all hooks. unless followed by machining away at least 1/8 inch from the material after burning. Visually inspect pad eyes before making a lift by checking them for evidence of bending. have functioning latches. excessive rust. general damage. bending. Drill.7. corrosion. 164 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . or cut holes in pad eyes fabricated in the shop or fabrication yard with a mechanically guided torch at right angles to the surface of the metal to ensure a smooth surface in the direction of the lift. Replace the pad eyes if they exhibit any of these conditions. twisting.4 Pad Eyes • • • • Flame-cut pad eyes are prohibited in operations under Chevron’s operational control. punch. All pad eyes must be of an engineered design suitable for the intended load and service. 17. and missing or corroded pins and bolts. except sorting and choker hooks.3 Hooks • Visually inspect hooks for cracks. and indications that the pad eye has been modified. if they are approved by Facilities Engineering personnel. 17. • Verify that there is no paint on the hook. • Replace hooks that were opened more than 15% of their nominal throat opening or twisted more than 10 degrees from the plane of the unbent hook.
Field construction of pad eyes is discouraged. all holes must be fabricated after the cheek plates are completely welded in place. • Do not cut or weld lifting equipment. 17. if this becomes necessary. Improperly prepared cargo may be returned to the contracting company at the contracting company’s expense. • The contractor will be asked to correct situations when their company is involved in improper crane operations or rigging practices. • Be properly installed by a qualified/certified welder. x-ray. • Pass inspection by the appropriate nondestructive testing technique (ultrasonic. Holes must be cleanly cut and must not have torn or ragged edges. the following guidelines for contractors operating cranes or delivering material and cargo to Chevron facilities will be enforced.8 Delivering and/or Handling Cargo at Chevron Facilities To assure safe operations at our facilities. • Chevron personnel will examine cargo and refuse to attach or lift any load they judge to be unsafe. • Have smooth bearing surfaces in the direction of the lift ground. • If the pad eye design includes addition of cheek plates. • All lifting equipment and containers must be in good condition and capable of handling intended loads. However. the pad eyes must: • Be properly designed and approved by a qualified engineer. or magnetic particle examination). Contractor Handbook | 165 . • Do not use chains as slings. All holes must be made before surface preparation and painting.
including choker hooks and sorting hooks. • Attach slings to loads with shackles. • Use only stainless and forged alloy shackles.g. • Upon request. pumps) that exceeds 1. the operator must be able to provide documentation certifying that the cargo containers and skids are of an engineered design capable of withstanding the stated maximum loads. welding machines. except in these circumstances: – A stinger is attached directly to a load for a one point lift. drum racks. such as trash baskets. • Configure or pre-rig for a one-point hookup all cargo (excluding tubular containers) delivered to shorebase locations for shipment offshore. • Permanently mark the maximum design “gross” weight capacity and “net” (empty) weight on all cargo containers. • Verify that all hooks.. hooks. gas cylinder racks. by welding or cutting. • Permanently mark all skid-mounted equipment (e. hazardous material bins. 166 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . and portable racks. • Do not alter lifting equipment.• Use bolt-type safety shackles (with cotter pin or keeper ring) for permanent rigging. cutting boxes. – Loading or unloading casing at drilling or workover rigs. or pad eyes. air compressors. have functional safety latches and that the latch is completely closed when in use. grocery boxes. – Adjustable choker slings are used. • Use steel thimbles on all wire rope sling eyes. sensitive material bins. Only shackles with the manufacturer’s name or logo and the load-bearing capacity embossed in raised letters on the shackle body are permitted.000 pounds capacity with the maximum weight of the equipment. such as shackles. rather than hooks. tool baskets.
• Use bolt-type safety shackles (with cotter pin or keeper ring) for permanent rigging. • Use a drum rack to move drums to or from a vessel offshore. move drums with synthetic web slings using choker hitches and move single metal drums with a locking drum clamp. do not cover wire rope slings with a rubber hose. clipping. valves. • Do not shorten or alter a sling by knotting. sacks. • Place loose items. If the cargo does not safely fit in the basket. • Annually inspect and verify that the slings have certification tags (in accordance with API RP 2D). buckets in appropriate containers (cargo baskets) to make loading and offloading more safe and efficient at offshore facilities. or other means. Cargo placed in cargo baskets should not exceed the top of the basket and should not protrude over or through the sides of the basket. • Do not externally cover slings with any material that would prevent visual inspection. • Truck drivers are required to use personal protective equipment in accordance with Chevron PPE requirements. For example. Do not use cargo nets to move drums. • Only use synthetic web slings and adjustable sliding choker slings for choker configurations. such as drums. and • Do not attach or detach loads on their vehicles for the purpose of crane lifts while on Chevron property. lift it as a separate or single load. • The freight company must furnish fastening equipment for securing cargo on motor vehicles on Chevron property.Note: This shackle requirement does not apply to shorebase or land locations. Contractor Handbook | 167 . On platform lifts (static lifts).
Pull easily until the load turns. and should extend between 15 to 20 feet from the load. • The tag line should be made from ¼-in.9 Tag Lines All lifts being moved to or from a boat will have a tag line. • There are additional risks to be aware of when using tag lines. two tag lines are recommended with one placed at each end of the load. splices. • The captain of the vessel must ensure that cargo is Contractors should direct any questions about these guidelines to the appropriate Transportation or Operations supervisor. • When using a tag line to direct a load into place. or loops. Marine companies will not be penalized for refusal to make such a transfer. 168 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . which include.• Vessel captains and crane operators are responsible for determining the safety of cargo transfers between marine vessels and Chevron facilities. • For large loads. • Tag lines will be free of any knots. • Special lifting configurations may require longer tag lines. properly positioned and secured on the vessel before leaving our facilities. but are not limited to: – The possibility of injuries from falling objects as a result of personnel handling cargo working in closer proximity to loads. be aware that the load can swing into other objects when you apply too much force in the wrong direction at the wrong time. 17. and then direct it into place by using only enough force to get it there. The marine company must furnish fastening equipment for securing cargo on marine vessels. The line will be attached to the load. hemp rope. The captain of the vessel has final authority to refuse to transport any cargo not properly secured. Either party may refuse to make a transfer for safety reasons.
This file contains copies of the pre-use inspection forms. • The tag line could be fouled in limbs or clothing. Do not wrap tag lines around the hands. cleats. stanchions. • Where tag lines have already been installed on the load. between the person handling the tag line and the load. • Maintain a file at each field location for all overhead hoists installed in that field. These records must be retained for a period of four years for Chevron facilities. equipment. – There are potential injuries resulting from personnel handling cargo: • Being dragged if a heavy load rotates in an uncontrolled manner. consider using a boathook to retrieve the tag line to avoid being close to or under the load. or contractor who operates an overhead hoist under Chevron’s operational control must be a qualified rigger. and snapping in an uncontrolled manner. • When wearing gloves. handrails. company. take care that the tag line does not foul the glove. annual inspection forms. in front of the body. including slack.10 Overhead Hoists • Any Chevron or contractor-employed person. or any other items. Contractor Handbook | 169 . • Hold tag lines where they can be quickly released. parting due to a heavy load. • Keep all sections of the line. wrists. 17. observe the following: • Tag lines are an aid in positioning the load. • Do not secure or attach tag lines to any structure. – There are potential injuries resulting from tag lines secured to adjacent fixed structures. or any other part of the body. When using tag lines. and all maintenance and repair documentation.
Contract Crane Operator Classifications Contract Crane Operator Classifications A Experience Requirement Restrictions Minimum of one year’s experience operating cranes in an offshore environment and successful completion (100% score) of the Chevron Contractor Crane Operator Checklist Class A crane operators are not required to repeat the checklist process when operating similar types of cranes in other field locations 170 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .1 Contract Crane Operator Classifications The following table details Chevron’s contract crane operator classifications.11. Pre-use inspections are required once per day when a hoist is operated. 17.• A qualified rigger must perform and document a pre-use inspection on the Overhead Hoist Pre-Use Inspection Form before operating Chevron-owned overhead hoists.11 Requirements for Chevron– and Contractor-Owned Cranes on Chevron Facilities 17.
Contract Crane Operator Classifications (continued) Contract Crane Operator Classifications B Experience Requirement Restrictions Minimum of six months’ experience operating cranes in an offshore environment • Cannot perform any heavy lifts. or hazardous lifts • Subject to Chevron Class C crane operator restrictions C Less than six months’ experience operating cranes in an offshore environment Contractor Handbook | 171 . or hazardous lifts • Subject to Chevron Class B crane operator restrictions • Cannot perform any heavy lifts. personnel lifts. personnel lifts.
g. If the cargo weight is unknown and a weight 172 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . they must be maintained in operational condition. weight indicators can be temporarily installed for periods of high crane usage. standard controls. If needed. Additionally. cells) must be removed from the crane when the indicator gauge is removed.11.. if available.11. hoses. or they must be removed. All components of the weight indicator (e.2 Contract Crane Operator Checklist The Chevron Contractor Crane Operator Checklist is administered by a Chevron-qualified observer and witnessed by the onsite contractor supervisor.000 pounds must be recorded on the shipping manifest and marked legibly on the cargo before shipping. If a contract crane operator is unable to complete the checklist successfully after the second attempt. A copy of the operator’s completed checklist must be maintained in the field crane files and sent to the GOM crane coordinators. Upon successful completion of this checklist. Cargo weight over 1. 17. 17.3 Weight Indicators If weight indicators are installed. the contract crane operator is considered a Class A crane operator in accordance with Chevron’s crane program.). A list of Class A contract crane operators is available for review on the Employee Resource and Training Center (ERTC) website. The qualified observer may conduct re-evaluations of each contract operator and upgrade or downgrade the classification of each operator. etc. the qualified observer should give special consideration to re-evaluating crane operators based on their experience with different types of cranes (joystick controls. that individual must wait for 30 days before retaking the test. Contract crane operators who do not successfully complete the checklist are given one opportunity to review the checklist’s content and take the test again.
4 Unattended Control Stations Before leaving the control station unattended for a prolonged period. Assure that no component of the crane will interfere with normal helicopter flight operations. 5. Any significant deviations from the shipping manifest must be communicated to the Operations supervisor. 2. the dynamometer serial number and load weight must be recorded on the shipping manifest. This is an acceptable practice as long as the procedures listed above are followed. Contractor Handbook | 173 . Stop the prime mover. Set all locking devices. Put controls in the off or neutral position.11. For loads sent from field locations to the shorebase locations. When a dynamometer is used to determine weight. Some wireline operations require that the crane be left attached to the suspended lubricator (lubricator stabbed and resting on the tree connection). where applicable. the load weights must be verified with the shorebase cranes. Land any attached load. The calibration frequency for dynamometers should follow the manufacturer’s recommendations (typically annually). indicator is not installed. 3. 4. the crane operator must follow these steps: 1. 17. the cargo weight must be determined by using a dynamometer or some other means. Dynamometers must not be used under dynamic conditions. Disengage the master clutch. 6.
If radio communication is not available for key members of the team. a written JSA is required. the vessel captain determines if the cargo can be transferred to or from the vessel safely.12 Communication • Discuss with the lift team (the qualified crane operator. qualified rigger(s).12. or other limiting device on a crane for reasons other than inspections will not be allowed. 17. anti- two-blocking. 174 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . unless authorized by the Operations supervisor and properly tagged and documented. a written JSA is required before performing the lift. After consultation with the crane operator. • The qualified crane operator is responsible for the safe operation of the crane and has the authority to refuse to make any lift. and vessel captain) the circumstances of the lift before making the lift.11. 17. In addition. 17. The team must have the written or verbal approval of the Operations supervisor (or designee) before conducting the lift operation.1 Radio Communication Lift team members must use radios and hand signals to communicate during the lift operation. This information must also be documented in the platform logbook.5 Bypass of Safety Devices The bypass of safety devices during pre-use inspections is acceptable. • The qualified crane operator must obtain all pertinent information contained on the shipping manifest before cargo transfer begins. However. A tag listing the date and name of the authorizing person must be attached to the crane whenever a bypass is authorized. bypassing the boom kick-out. Either party may refuse to make a transfer for safety reasons. The tag must be in plain view of the crane operator.
Depending on the scope of the lift operation. facilities representative. The checklist/crane operations JSA are tools containing a bulleted list of key safety checkpoints for crane operation. Before beginning the lift operation. For example. workover representative. Use a Crane Pre-Lift Checklist or the Crane Operations JSA (aka Yellow Card) in lift operations where a written JSA may not be feasible.. Contractor Handbook | 175 . heavy lifts and lifts without radios). use the checklist yellow card in cases such as dynamic lifts. and the vessel captain. the lift team should prepare a written JSA before beginning a lift operation.2 Pre-Lift Checklist and JSA When feasible. The team typically includes a qualified crane operator. as well as other portable electronic devices. one or more qualified riggers. Note: The team must verify that the type of radio used is suitable for the work environment. all members of the lift team must have access to a copy of this checklist and verbally (by radio) review each bullet to ensure all safety requirements have been met. drilling representative.12. and production operator. Refer to the Non-Welding Hot Work Risk Matrix for clarification on specific requirements.g. the lift team may also include the facilities engineer. In certain cases.12. 17. a written JSA is required (e. The use of radios. where part of the lift team is on a platform and the other part of the team is on a boat.3 Lift Team Responsibilities The lift team consists of all key personnel involved in the planning and execution of a lift operation. 17. must be done in accordance with the Chevron Hot Work Guidelines.
1 Pre-Operation The lift team has these responsibilities before beginning the operation: • Conduct a pre-lift meeting to review the scope of work and the execution plan. • Ensure that a clear method of communication is established. • Stop work and conduct another pre-lift meeting if site conditions change or if the lift operations change from the original plan. currents. • Prepare a written JSA for all heavy lifts and nonroutine lifts. and adequate lighting. The specific responsibilities of key lift team members are provided in later sections of this handbook.3. size of the vessel. 176 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Complete a Crane Pre-Lift Checklist and JSA. 17. 17. as required. • • Assess site conditions to ensure that the lift operation can be conducted safely.2 During Operation The lift team has these responsibilities during the operation: • Maintain constant communication between all lift team members. Review the lift path and the weight of the loads to determine if specific simultaneous operations procedures are required to protect production equipment from falling loads. before continuing with the lift. position of cargo. • Evaluate lift operations to determine if additional qualified riggers are needed to assist in loading or offloading operations.12. Key responsibilities of the lift team are outlined in the following list. wind speed and direction. taking care to include sea state.3. weather.12. • Review the Crane Pre-Lift Checklist with all members of the lift team.
at a minimum. such as the crane operator and rigger.12. B. • Designate a qualified rigger as a signal person to relay signals any time the qualified crane operator is unable to see a load. • Ensure that heavy lift inspections were completed within 21 days of making a heavy lift. A qualified crane operator must also meet the requirements of a qualified rigger. • Verify load weights by load markings and shipping manifest documentation.12. have the proper qualifications.1 Pre-Operation Before the operation. 17. 17. A qualified crane operator must be requalified every four years. • Ensure that the proper rigging equipment is selected and inspected by a qualified rigger before the lift takes place. • Ensure that only qualified riggers and essential personnel are allowed in the work area during lift operations.12. Contractor Handbook | 177 . • Verify that all personnel involved in executing the lift operation.3 Lift Team Responsibilities. or C operators.4. • Verify that the appropriate load-rating chart is in place and that the rigging is properly configured to accommodate the planned loads.4 Crane Operator Responsibilities All Chevron crane operators will be designated as Class A. the crane operator has these responsibilities: • Participate in the pre-lift meeting as discussed in the 17. • Conduct a pre-use inspection before beginning crane operations.
during crane operations. and follow procedures outlined in section 17.4. • Do not start machine movement unless the load or signal person is within range of vision.3 Post-Operation After the operation. • Wear proper work clothes and personal protective equipment in accordance with Chevron PPE requirements. 17. • Stop any lift operation that is deemed unsafe (exercise Stop-Work Authority). shown in the load chart.4. • Make sure that you do not exceed the crane capacity. the crane operator has these responsibilities: • Assume ultimate responsibility for safe operation of the crane.4 Unattended Control Stations. Appropriate signals (audible or visual) must be given. • Re-evaluate crane operations during bad weather or when the ability to communicate with the signal person is impaired. 17.12. • Be aware of helicopter traffic. • Ensure there is sufficient lighting for safe operation when cranes are operated at night. • Respond to signals only from the appointed signal person and respond to emergency stop signals from anyone at any time.11. The load and landing area must be illuminated.12. the crane operator has these responsibilities: • Ensure that the crane is properly secured and controls are turned off or in the neutral (for hydraulic cranes) position before leaving the crane.2 During Operation During the operation. 178 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
5 Rigger Responsibilities All personnel. • Inspect all hardware. the rigger has these responsibilities: • Participate in the pre-lift meeting as discussed in section 17. equipment. Chevron or contract.12. • Verify load weights by load markings and shipping manifest documentation.12. Requalification must be conducted at least every four years. tackle.4 Unattended Control Stations for the exceptions to this guideline that occur during wireline operations. Communication among lift team members is one of the team’s most important responsibilities. in accordance with API RP 2D. Lift Team Responsibilities.11.5. • Select the proper rigging equipment and cargo container for the lift. Always lower the load to the deck before leaving the crane.12. • Make sure that the safe working loads of the equipment and tackle are never exceeded. 17. • Do not leave an unattended crane with a load in the air.1 Pre-Operation Before the operation. attaching and detaching lifting equipment to loads and providing signals to crane operators. The riggers must provide documentation indicating that they have successfully completed a rigger training course that meets the requirements of API RP 2D. Contractor Handbook | 179 . Rigging operations include. and slings before use. • Ensure that only qualified riggers and essential personnel are allowed in the work area during lift operations. (See section 17.3.) 17. at a minimum. participating in rigging operations on Chevron facilities must be qualified riggers. Destroy or render unusable any defective components.
including the rigger’s personal safety. • Wear proper work clothes and personal protective equipment in accordance with Chevron PPE requirements. • Stop any lift operation deemed as unsafe (exercise Stop-Work Authority). 180 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . • Act as a signal person. • Ensure that a designated signal person is identified and that the team agrees upon a communication method. do not use the sling. The rigger should be facing the crane at a safe distance and never stand directly beneath the load. notify the Chevron representative. 17. • Look for potentially unsafe situations and warn the crane operator and others in the crane operations and crane operating area. • Inspect all loads or cargo containers. during the lift operation. • Do not stand between the load and another stationary object or boat railing (pinch zone). when designated.12. the rigger has these responsibilities: • Assume responsibility for the safety of all personnel around the crane and crane operating area. • Verify that all slings have proper certification tags. If a replacement tag cannot be obtained. Evaluate load stability and potential for spill or release of fluids. If the identification tag is missing.5.2 During Operation During the operation. including permanent slings or tackle.
the rigger has these responsibilities: • Properly secure loads on vessels. The cargo must be positioned on the deck of the vessel to facilitate rigging during offloading operations. The vessel captain is always a key member of the lift team for any lift operations that involve a boat or marine vessel.3 Post-Operation After the operation.5. • Ensure the vessel’s stability for all cargo placed upon its deck. 17. by radio. using the equipment furnished by the vessel company. contractors.12. • Verify that the proper fastening equipment for securing the cargo is onboard.12. • Ensure that all deckhands. • Make sure that the cargo is properly positioned and secured before leaving the dock or offshore facility. In addition to the lift team’s responsibilities previously mentioned. • Participate. in good working condition. Contractor Handbook | 181 . and Chevron personnel participating in rigging operations on the vessel wear proper work clothes and personal protective equipment in accordance with Chevron PPE requirements.6 Vessel Captain Responsibilities Vessel stability is the primary concern when loading a vessel. as required. the vessel captain has the following responsibilities: • Participate in the pre-lift meeting. by radio. and furnished by the vessel company. 17. • Properly store and maintain rigging equipment and tackle. in preparation of written JSAs.
Verify that all tag lines attached to cargo are properly positioned, or remove the lines to prevent trip hazards and to prevent them from being trapped beneath other cargo.
• Stop any lift operation to or from the vessel that is deemed unsafe (exercise Stop-Work Authority). • Make sure that the vessel is maneuvered away from the load during the lift operation. • Maintain communication with the lift team during lift operations via hand signals and radio. • Ensure that all cargo loaded onto the vessel is properly documented on the shipping manifest, with the weights recorded. 188.8.131.52 Pre-Use Inspection The pre-use inspection must be performed and documented before the crane is used. The inspection is typically performed on a daily basis. An inspection is also performed during extended operations whenever the qualified crane operator deems it necessary. This documentation should be maintained in the vicinity of the crane. A qualified crane operator performs this inspection. The inspection applies to all cranes, regardless of usage category. If the qualified crane operator changes, a new pre-use inspection should be performed and documented by the new operator.
The pre-use inspection also includes rigging gear, such as: • Slings • Cargo baskets • Cargo containers • Cargo nets • Personnel baskets • Drum racks • Trash baskets
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• Tool boxes • Grocery boxes • Gas cylinder racks • Sensitive material bins • Cutting boxes/bins • Hazard material bins • Portable tanks As a minimum requirement, each crane (excluding out-of-service cranes) must be operated once a month. This includes the operation of all crane functions and the testing of each safety device (one completed pre-use inspection). The crane operation requirement helps extend component life and, because of regular lubrication, helps prevent sticking of other components.
17.12.7 Alternate Lifting Devices
Several lift assist devices (e.g., stiff legs, hydraulic masts, air-tuggers) currently fall outside the scope of API RP 2D. All personnel involved in installation, operation, and maintenance of these devices on Chevron properties must be qualified riggers, and they must know the manufacturer’s recommendations, guidelines, and procedures. All personnel involved in installation, operation, and maintenance of knuckle boom cranes on Chevron properties must be qualified crane operators, and they must know the manufacturer’s recommendations, guidelines, and procedures.
Visually inspect the following equipment before use. In addition, prepare a written JSA with consideration given to the following items: • Weight capacity limitations • Cargo weights • Stability and anchor points
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• Device placement • Weather and site conditions • Operator qualifications • Wire rope and loose gear inspection • Containment and spill potential • Safety devices • Lift team communication • Lift path
17.12.8 ISO/Shipping Containers
ISO containers are manufactured according to specifications from the International Standards Organization (ISO) and are suitable for multiple transportation methods such as truck, rail, or ship (intermodal). The ISO shipping container design has limitations that include:
• Dynamic load factor of 2.0 • No side impact factor • Applicable for sheltered water loading and unloading • Requires specific handling equipment such as: – Vertical lift appliance when lifted from the top – Lifting lugs and spreader bar when lifted from the bottom – Fork lift To compensate for design limitations, the original rated cargo capacity of the ISO shipping container is reduced by 33% when lifted or moved in offshore application on Chevron facilities or in Chevron service.
Original rated cargo capacity = Gross container weight – Container tare weight.
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ISO shipping containers can be loaded to the original rated cargo capacity in offshore operations when in a static condition (i.e., not being lifted or moved). Future use of these containers is being reviewed, and additional guidance will be issued when that review is complete. Inspection Inspect ISO shipping containers for mechanical damage and corrosion before lifting, moving, or handling. Give particular attention to corner fittings that may have damage from use of nonstandard lifting lugs or lifting devices. No container may be lifted or moved if damage is found until the effect of the damage on the integrity of the container is assessed by a qualified engineer.
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Regulation and Enforcement Blowout Prevention Blowout Prevention Equipment Business Unit U.S.S. Department of Transportation Deepwater Exploration & Projects Exploration and Production Export Control Officer BOP BOPE BU CBP CCU CFC CFR CMMS CNAEP CO2 CP DOT DWEP E&P ECO 186 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .Appendix A – List of Acronyms AL ANSI API API RP BBS BMP BOEMRE Action Level American National Standards Institute American Petroleum Institute American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice Behavior-Based Safety Best Management Practices Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Customs and Border Protection Cargo-Carrying Unit Chlorofluorocarbon Code of Federal Regulations Computerized Maintenance Management System Chevron North America Exploration and Production Carbon Dioxide Competent Person U.
Appendix A – List of Acronyms EEP EMR EAM ERTC ESD FAA FBM FMT FN FR FRC FSP GFCI GOM GOMBU H 2S HAVS HAZCOM HAZMAT HBFC HES HUET HVAC Emergency Evacuation Plan Emergency Medical Responder Enterprise Asset Management Employee Resource and Training Center – Chevron Training Facility Emergency Shutdown Federal Aviation Administration Flag. Bypass. and Monitor Field Management Team Foreign Nationals Fire Retardant Fire-Resistant Clothing Facility Security Plan Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Business Unit Hydrogen Sulfide Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome Hazard Communication Hazardous Material Hydrobromofluorocarbon Health. and Air Conditioning Contractor Handbook | 187 . Ventilation. Environment and Safety Helicopter Underwater Egress Training Heating.
and Efficiency Managing Safe Work 188 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . Reliability.and Injury-Free Incident of Non-Compliance International Standards Organization Job Hazard Analysis Job Loss Analysis Job Safety Analysis Job Safety Evaluation Assessment Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Lower Explosion Limit Letter of Determination (from USCG) Maximum Allowable Working Pressure Midwest Energy Association Methyl Ethyl Ketone Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Material Safety Data Sheets Management System Questionnaire Marine.Appendix A – List of Acronyms IADC ID IFO IHE IIF INC ISO JHA JLA JSA JSEA LDEQ LDNR LEL LOD MAWP MEA MEK MODU MSDS MSQ MSRE MSW International Association of Drilling Contractors Inside Diameter Incident-Free Operations Isolation of Hazardous Energy Incident. Safety.
Appendix A – List of Acronyms MTSA MVC NDT NORM NOTAM NPDES NRC NTL O2 OA OCS ODS OE OEMS OIM OQ OQSG OSHA PCB PEL Maritime Transportation Security Act Motor Vehicle Crash Nondestructive Testing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material Notice to Airmen National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System National Response Center Notice to Lessees and Operators (from BOEMRE) Oxygen Office Assistant Outer Continental Shelf Ozone-Depleting Substances Operational Excellence Operational Excellence Management System Offshore/Onshore Installation Manager Operator Qualifications Operator Qualification Solution Group Occupational Safety and Health Administration Polychlorinated Biphenyl Permissible Exposure Limit Contractor Handbook | 189 .
Appendix A – List of Acronyms PFD PIC PINC PLW PPE psig PSST PTW PVA PVC RCA RCRA SBU SimOps SOP SPSA SSE SWA SWP THA TIF TRIR TSCA TWIC Personal Flotation Device Person in Charge Potential Incident of Non-Compliance (from BOEMRE) Person Leading Work Personal Protective Equipment Pounds-Per-Square-Inch-Gauge Production Safety System Training Permit to Work Polyvinyl Alcohol Polyvinyl Chloride Root Cause Analysis Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Strategic Business Unit Simultaneous Operations Standard Operating Procedure Safe Performance Self-Assessment Short-Service Employee Stop-Work Authority Safe Work Practice Task Hazard Analysis Think Incident Free Total Recordable Incident Rate Toxic Substances Control Act Transportation Worker Identification Card 190 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .
Coast Guard Well Control Accreditation Program Water Survival Training Contractor Handbook | 191 .Appendix A – List of Acronyms UL USCG WellCAP WST Underwriters Laboratories U.S.
36. 1. 111 air hose connectors.3.Index 2 29 CFR 1910. 26. 95 accident. 42. 170. 10 49 CFR Parts. 87 C captain. 172 Chevron employees. 97 compressed gas cylinders. 63. 56. 38 API 2C. 179. 60. 158. 59. 154 contact lenses. 175. 174. 146–149. 76. 60 API RP 2D. 73. 54. 57. 83. 101–102. 162. 6. 153. 97. 61. 165–169. 97 29 CFR 1910. 31 acetylene cylinders. 105. 176. 6. 106. 172–173. 97 forced-air breathing equipment. 100–101 Chevron responsibilities.28. 106 BOEMRE. 147–148 compressed air. 183 API Spec 2C.1. 5. 57. 104 4 40 CFR 261. 69. 56–58. 174. 143 cheater pipes. 94 alcohol. 9. 82. 167. 181 cargo. 156. 58. 67 A abrasive blasting. 148. 102. 93 blowout prevention. 20 OSHA recordable. 76.3. 5. 109–110 confined space.5. 94 crow’s feet. 66. vessel. 179. 75 49 CFR 40. 59 asbestos. 68. 43 contractor responsibilities. 8. 32. 82 B benzene. 21. 95. 115. 89 Chevron Contractor Crane Operator Checklist. 181–185 caution signs. 83 192 | GOMBU and DWEP BU .141. 94. 170–179. 111 OSHA 29 CFR 1910. 149 contractor safety specialist.242. 168. 62. 70. 114.242. 79 ANSI standard Z87. 20. 139 3 30 CFR 250 Subpart O.
20. 102. 116. 103 Operator Qualification Solution Group (OQSG). 121. 72. 12. 110 fires. 66. 157. 94 cylinders. 125. 31. 84 fire hazard. 11–15. 52. 128 compressed gas. 94 decision matrix. 8. 131–133. 56. 139 danger signs. 23. 169. 10 crane and rigging safety. 38–42 D Daily Non-Welding Hot Work Permit. 140. 94. 139 Daily Simultaneous Operations Log. 94 guidelines. 179. 138 Daily Welding Permit. 103 DOT regulations (49 CFR Parts 170–179). 134 fatigue. 184 H2S facility. 109–111 dynamometer. 29. 96. 59. 107 emergency medical responders. 67 F facilities. 68. 150. 165. 109–111. 28. 67 first-aid incidents. 149 excavation. 145 eye protection. 156. 10 fire-safe solvents. 145 pigtails. 168. 143 dead-man’s switch. 67 Contractor Handbook | 193 . 167. 144–145 inspection. 49. 143. 65. 176 cutoff device. 130. 115. 111 firearms. 32. 114. 67 DOT OQ.Index controlled substances. 115. 23–26. 142 first aid. 175. 94. 170. 129. 156–157 crane operator/rigger training. 103 Midwest Energy Association/EnergyU. 97. 113. 32. 8. 53. 175. 53. 29 entry permit. 156 Crane Pre-Lift Checklist. 136 designated hospital. 105. 139. 117. 54.org. 155. 107 fall protection/arrest equipment. 31. 151–155 extension cords. 23. 36–42. 75. 173 E emergency drills. 108. 109. 82.
66 hazard analysis. 139. 50. 107 hand protection. 6. 90. 65–67. 115. 134 helicopter. 60. 97.Index fishing regulations. 33 permit violations. 107 H2S Contingency Plan. 67 hot work. 169 galley/cooking. 18. 117. 83. 48. 99. 108–109. 81. 33–34. 13. 51. 35. 31 releases. work at. 91 hard hat. 52. 141. 138–145. 139. 98. 44–51 hand tools. 107 G gasoline. 23. 31 near misses. 40. 153 hazard identification. 126. 43. 31. 68 HAZCOM. 55. 80 hazardous waste. 83 I IADC WellCAP supervisor training. 63–64. 36. 139. 133. 31 fires. 115. 68. 126–128 hazardous chemicals. 22. 138. 47. 89. 44 welding specific. 21. 66. 42. 74. 178 HES. 130– 131. 7. 118. 44 rigging specific. 114. 31 194 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . 29. 173. 71. 149 Health. 36. 145 hydrogen sulfide. 153. 79–80 hearing protection. 4 HES meetings. 116. 89. 29. 52. 44 ground fault circuit interrupter. 90 H H2S. 14 fueling gasoline engines. 109 height. 33. 71. 142 gloves. 175 hot work permit. 44–51. 35–36. 31 spills. 11. 101–102 ignition sources. 90. 18. 2–3. 64. 142 hot work plan. 94 heat. 128. 97. 114. 117–125. 75 Hazardous Waste Manifest. 31 property damage. 94. Environment and Safety orientation meetings. 90. 51. 141 incident reporting. 120. 40. 26. 89. 33–34 hospital.
35 MSDS. 24. 26. 2. 81–82 nondestructive testing (NDT). 95. 52. 117–119. 90. 35. 95. 23 Isolation of Hazardous Energy (IHE). 100 L LDEQ Air Quality Division. 2000-N03. 93. 83. 78 NTL No. 87. 26. 148 medical emergencies. 113 Contractor Handbook | 195 . 97. 76 lower explosive limit (LEL). 94 permissible exposure limit (PEL). 76 lead. 39. 77–78 natural gas. 20 J Job Safety Analysis. 57. 181. 33. 71. 30. 77. 176 Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material. 141 K key responsibilities. 129. 126 JSA. 112. 25. 76 LDEQ Radiation Protection Division. 88. 58. 117–126. 85 Material Safety Data Sheets. 1. 76. 142. 120 injured personnel. 36. 2–4. 52. 81–82. 28. 24.Index incident-free operations. 183 N National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. 128 NPDES. 148. 27. 129–130. 90. 75. 83. 5. 79–80. 115. 29. 83. 83 lockbox. 114. 129–130 Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR). 20. 5. 33. 94 O open hole. 29. 13 NORM. 96. 18 MVCs. 144. 44. 96. 74. 109 Operational Excellence (OE). 34. 86–87. 105. 158 M manual lifting policy. 20. 19. 174– 176. 165 Nonsmoking. 143. 86. 134– 136 operating equipment. 133. 67 mentoring process.
54. 71. 170 over-the-counter medication. 61. 142. 31 releases. 180. 182 safe use. 90. 121. 147. 72. 181 prescription drugs. 116. 35. 75 repressurize lines. 136 Overhead Hoist Pre-Use Inspection Form. 20. 94–95 personal protection equipment (PPE). 60. 129. 9–10 production safety system training (PSST) plan. 59–61 PFD. 167. site-specific information. 62–64 personnel transfers. 60. 111 P pad eyes. 36 personal protective equipment. 178. 55. 94. 59. 54–55. 9 oxygen cylinders. 118. 67 overhead hazards. 61–64. 71 pig launchers and scrapers. 17 54–55. 164–165. 17 personal electronic devices. 146. 165 combustible gas detector. 53. 85 PTW. 89 PPE. 72. 119. 64. 29. 95 PEL. 100–101. 141. 4. 67. 167. 141 personal flotation device. 151 proper lifting procedure. 121. 76 196 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . 21. 114– 117. 118. 82. 35–55. 87 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). 71. 95 Daily Simultaneous Operations Log. 180. 79. 148–149 permit to work. 95. 147 pre-job safety meeting. 153 permit-required space. 166 painting. 143. 178. 94–97. 88–89 pig trap. 181 personnel basket. 27 R RCA. 31. 83 permit space. 133.Index orientation meeting. 39. 41. 95 Construction Simultaneous Operations Plan. 136. 114–117. 36 welding hard hats. 56.
S. 38–43. 126 Toxic Substances Control Act eye protection. 63 hearing protection. Coast Guard-approved Type I life preservers and Type V work vests. 134. 82. 94 cutoff device. 69 W waste. 68–70 vessels. 26. 36. 4–6. 93–94. 88–89 pig trap. 66. 20–21 short-service employee. 94 ventilation. 142 safety footwear. foreign-flagged. 68. 13. 88–89 pig launchers. 94 dust inhalation. 127. 13. 119. 117. 64. 27. 94 work atmosphere. 19 Stop-Work Authority (SWA). 20. 97. 94. 18 Form. 83. 180. 78. 97 right to search. 122. 75. 81 crew makeup requirements. 93 lower explosive limit. U. 8 root cause analysis. 17–19. 33.lead. 119. 53. 12. 180. 182 S safe solvent. 58. 178. 25. 120–125. 43 sandblasting. 94 warning signs. 94 U lead dust inhalation. 39–42. 32. 109. 27. 146 blood-level exposure to lead. 88–89 U. 93 T Think Incident Free (TIF). 94 paint coatings . 95 Contractor Handbook | 197 . 54. 94 silica dust inhalation. 54 V Varsol®. (TSCA). 17–19 smoking. 77.-flagged. 142 vessels. 93 scrapers. 93. 76. 121. 66 spill. 51. 94 scaffolds. 184 SSE. 43 unsuitable footwear. 94 respiratory protection. 72–76. 31.S.Index respiratory protection. 76 94 Type V work vests. 14.
32. 37. 74. 102. 166 welding hard hats. 40. 19. 139–141. 36 well control. 76 solid waste. 74. 75 NORM. 68. 142. 74. 128 other regulated waste. 42. 38. 75 hazardous waste. 82 E&P waste. 76 PCB waste. 74. 8. 105 working overhead. 76 weapons. 76. 145. 86. 81–82. 44. 10 welding. 76. 36. 88. 91 198 | GOMBU and DWEP BU . 48.Index asbestos. 100. 128. 101. 73.
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