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PEARL GTL PROJECT

HSSE

5887-ON-PR-HM-043

MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS


PROCEDURE

Rev 0 Rev 1 Rev 2 Rev 3

Prepared By (Originator): J. Pile J. Pile

Checked By (Line Manager): T. Macfarlane T. Macfarlane

Reviewed By (PQM): S. Alkhedairy S. Alkhedairy

Approved By (Project Director): S. P. Watson S. P. Watson

Date: 25 Oct. 06 07 Mar. 07

Issue Status: ICC IFL


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 PURPOSE............................................................................................................................... 5

2.0 SCOPE.................................................................................................................................... 5

3.0 RISKS ..................................................................................................................................... 6

4.0 SPECIFIC ABBREVIATIONS / DEFINITIONS ....................................................................... 6


4.1 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................. 6
4.2 Definitions ....................................................................................................................... 7

5.0 REFERENCES........................................................................................................................ 8
5.1 Project Reference Documents ...................................................................................... 8
5.2 Associated Procedure References ............................................................................... 9

6.0 ROLES / RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................................................................... 9


6.1 COMPANY Construction Manager ................................................................................ 9
6.2 CONTRACTOR Construction Manager......................................................................... 9
6.3 CONTRACTOR HSSE Manager ..................................................................................... 9
6.4 CONTRACTOR Supervisors and Vendors ................................................................. 10

7.0 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS REQUIRING CONTROL......................................................... 10


7.1 General .......................................................................................................................... 10
7.2 Hydrocarbons ............................................................................................................... 10
7.3 Flammable Liquefied or Pressurized Gases .............................................................. 10
7.4 Corrosives..................................................................................................................... 10
7.5 Chemical Asphyxiants ................................................................................................. 11
7.6 Irritant Gases and Vapours.......................................................................................... 11
7.7 Systemic Toxic Chemicals .......................................................................................... 11
7.8 Carcinogens and Suspect Carcinogens..................................................................... 11
7.9 Infectious Substances ................................................................................................. 11
7.10 Asbestos ....................................................................................................................... 12
7.11 Tributyltin (TBT)............................................................................................................ 12

8.0 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) .................................................................... 12


8.1 Inventory of Hazardous Materials ............................................................................... 12
8.2 MSDS Master File / Listing........................................................................................... 12
8.3 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Content ............................................................ 12

9.0 RISK ASSESSMENT ............................................................................................................ 14


9.1 Approval to Transfer to Worksite................................................................................ 14
9.2 Minimum Contents of Chemical Hazard Risk Assessment ...................................... 14
9.3 Assessments Required................................................................................................ 14
9.4 Performing Chemical Hazard Risk Assessments...................................................... 15

10.0 PACKAGING AND LABELLING .......................................................................................... 16

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10.1 General .......................................................................................................................... 17
10.2 Warning Signs .............................................................................................................. 17
10.3 Packaging for Transport to / from Worksite .............................................................. 22

11.0 STORAGE AREAS ............................................................................................................... 24


11.1 General .......................................................................................................................... 24
11.2 Segregation of Incompatible Materials....................................................................... 25
11.3 Separation Distances ................................................................................................... 26

12.0 USE....................................................................................................................................... 26
12.1 Transport....................................................................................................................... 26
12.2 Handling and Use ......................................................................................................... 27
12.3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)........................................................................ 27

13.0 SPILLS AND WASTE DISPOSAL........................................................................................ 27


13.1 Spills .............................................................................................................................. 27
13.2 Disposal of hazardous chemicals............................................................................... 30

14.0 INFORMATION AND TRAINING.......................................................................................... 30

15.0 WORKSITE INSPECTIONS ................................................................................................. 30

16.0 APPENDICES....................................................................................................................... 30

Appendix A Hazardous Chemical Risk Assessment


Appendix B Hazardous Material Storage Permit
Appendix C Hazardous Material Inventory

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Rev Issue Date Revision Details


Status
0 ICC 25 Oct. 06 Issued for Client Comment
1 IFL 07 Mar 07 Issued for Implementation

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1.0 PURPOSE
The purpose of this procedure is to describe for the IC’s, EPCM Contractors and Early Works
Contractors and their Subcontractors the procedure and standard expected for the safe
transportation, storage, handling, use and disposal of all hazardous chemicals and
substances for the Pearl GTL Project.
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that all work involving the transportation, storage,
handling, use and disposal of all hazardous chemicals is carried out in a safe and efficient
manner and provides the necessary safeguards for personnel engaged in such activities.
This procedure has been prepared by the PMC group, henceforth referred to herein as
COMPANY, acting for and on behalf of Qatar Shell GTL.
The IC, EPCM, Early Works Contractors and their Subcontractors shall henceforth be
referred to herein as the CONTRACTOR.
It is CONTRACTOR responsibility to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced,
imported, or used on the Pearl GTL Project are evaluated, and that the hazard information is
communicated to affected employees. The components of this Hazard Communication
Program include:

• A method of hazard determination;

• Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) requirements;

• Labels and other forms of warning; and

• Employee information and training.


This procedure incorporates the Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment
(ESHIA) requirements. This procedure also incorporates Annex Eight of the Qatari Executive
By-Law for the Environment Protection Law issued via the Decree Law No. 30 for the Year
2002.

2.0 SCOPE
This document addresses the HSSE requirements for the transportation, storage, handling,
use and disposal of all hazardous chemicals IC’s, EPCM Contractors, Early Works
Contractors and their Subcontractors used in conjunction with the Pearl GTL Project during
the construction phase.
These include:

• Fuels (petrol, diesel);

• Lube and hydraulic oils;

• Flammable gases (acetylene, propane, etc);

• Nitrogen and argon gas

• Paint, thinners;

• Abrasive blast material;

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• Refractory material, concrete grouts, sealants and curing materials, fireproofing material,
etc;

• Acid and bases (hydrochloric acid, caustic, sulphuric, acid, etc); and

• Hazardous waste materials.


This document addresses all construction work to be carried out by IC’s, EPCM Contractors,
Early Works Contractors and their Subcontractors for the Pearl GTL Project during the
construction phase.
This procedure should not be used during pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up and
production operations without further consideration of the risks.
The transportation, storage, handling, use and disposal of all hazardous chemicals requires
the completion of a Hazardous Chemical Risk Assessment and a Permit to Work form before
this activity can be performed. See Section 5.2 Ref. [1] Construction Permit to Work
Procedure.
A key requirement of this procedure is that CONTRACTOR shall obtain written approval from
COMPANY before it transports any hazardous material to the Worksite.
Storage and use of flammable materials have additional requirements, which are described
in the Fire Prevention and Protection Procedure. See Section 5.2 Ref. [2].
The control of radioactive substances are described in Radiation Control and Non
Destructive Examination (NDE) Procedure. See Section 5.2 Ref. [3].

3.0 RISKS
Failure to adequately identify and control health, safety and environmental hazards in the
workplace through a robust PTW system for the management and control of hazardous
chemicals may result in serious injury, death, severe environmental pollution, damage to
assets and loss of local and international reputation.

4.0 SPECIFIC ABBREVIATIONS / DEFINITIONS

4.1 Abbreviations
Item Description
ALARP As Low As Reasonable Practicable
EPCM Engineer Procurement and Construction Management
G&P Shell Gas and Power
GS Shell Global Solutions International
GTL Gas to Liquids
HRA Health Risk Assessment
HSE Health, Safety and Environment
HSSE/SD MS Health, Safety, Security, Environmental / Social Development
Management System
IA Issuing Authority
IC Implementation Contractor
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
JHA Job Hazard Analysis

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JSA Job Safety Analysis


LEV Local Exhaust Ventilation
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
PC Permit Co-ordinator
PMC Project Management Contractor
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PTW Permit to Work
QSGTL Qatar Shell GTL Limited
SCENR Supreme Council for the Environment and Nature Reserve
RLC Ras Laffan City
TSTI Total Safety Task Instruction
WMF Worksite Medical Facility

4.2 Definitions
Term Definition
Competent Person CONTRACTOR or COMPANY personnel that have been approved
to carried out a HSSE critical task in accordance with the
Competent Person Designation Procedure Ref. [4] Section 5.2.
Engulfment The surrounding and effective capture of a person by a liquid or
finely divided (flowable) solid substance that can be aspirated to
cause death by filling or plugging the respiratory system or that can
exert enough force on the body to cause death by strangulation,
constriction, or crushing.
Immediately Any condition that poses an immediate or delayed threat to life or
Dangerous to Life that would cause irreversible adverse health effects or that would
and Health (IDLH) interfere with an individual’s ability to escape unaided from a permit
space. [Note: Some materials (hydrogen fluoride gas and cadmium
vapour, for example) may produce immediate transient effects or
that, even if severe, may pass without medical attention, but are
followed by sudden, possibly fatal collapse 12-72 hours after
exposure. The victim “feels normal” from recovery from transient
effects until collapse. Such materials in hazardous quantities are
considered to be “immediately” dangerous to life and health].
Inerting The displacement of the atmosphere in a permit space by a non
combustible gas (such as nitrogen) to such an extent that the
resulting atmosphere is non combustible. [Note: This procedure
produces an IDLH oxygen-deficient atmosphere].
Isolation The process by which a permit space is removed from service and
completely protected against the release of energy and material
into the space by such means as: blanking or blinding; misaligning
or removing sections of lines, pipes, or ducts; lock out or tag out of
all sources of energy; or blocking or disconnecting all mechanical
linkages.
Line Breaking The intentional opening of a pipe, line, or duct that is or has been
carrying flammable, corrosive, or toxic material, an inert gas, or any
fluid at a volume, pressure, or temperature capable of causing
injury.

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Term Definition
Oxygen Deficient An atmosphere containing less than 20.0% oxygen by volume.
Atmosphere [Note: standard based on Shell Confined Space entry guidelines,
September 2004]
Oxygen Enriched An atmosphere containing more than 21.5% oxygen by volume
Atmosphere [Note: standard based on Shell Confined Space entry guidelines,
September 2004]
Permit To Work The COMPANY or CONTRACTOR written procedure for preparing
(PTW) System and issuing permits for the storage of hazardous materials.
PTW Requestor CONTRACTOR or COMAPNY that has been designated a
competent person authorised to request a permit for the storage of
hazardous material.
PTW Issuing COMPANY Engineer that has been designated a Competent
Authority person authorised to issue a permit for the storage of hazardous
material. This will be the COMPANY Utilities HSSE Manager (or
designate).
PTW Holder (Work The person, such as the employer, supervisor, or crew chief
Supervisor) responsible for determining if acceptable hazardous material
storage conditions are present.

5.0 REFERENCES

5.1 Project Reference Documents


Document Document number
Pearl GTL Project Part IV, C9, A1 - 1.4.1
Specification Part IV, C9 A.1-1.6
Part IV, C9 A.1-1.8
Part IV, C9 A.1-2.13
Part IV, C9 A.1-3.6
QSGTL Procedures Chemical Hazards HRA and Exposure Evaluation (Shell,
1995)
Guide to Warehouse of Chemicals (Shell, 1996)
Pearl GTL Environmental Social Impact Assessment
(2006)
KBR and Kellogg KBR Hazardous Communication Programme procedure
Corporate Procedures (HSE Reference Manual, Part II, Section 26.0)
MWKL Management of Hazardous Substances (BP-
MWKL-ON-HSE-2092)
MWKL Hazardous Substance Assessment (FO-MWKL-
ON-KG-0430).
Qatari Regulations Annex Eight of the Qatari Executive By-Law for the
Environment Protection Law issued via the Decree Law
No. 30 for the Year 2002.

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5.2 Associated Procedure References
Associated plans and procedures include:
No. Document Reference
1. Construction Permit To Work 5887-ON-PR-HM-013
2. Fire Prevention and Protection 5887-ON-PR-HM-042
3. Radiation Control for Radiographic Services and NDE 5887-ON-PR-HM-040
4. HSSE Competent Person Designation 5887-ON-PR-HM-034
5. Risk Management and Total Safety Task Instruction 5887-ON-PR-HM-038
6. Respiratory Protection Procedure 5887-ON-PR-HM-045
7. Construction Waste Management Procedure T-13.377.450
8. HSSE/SP Audit Procedure 5887-ON-PR-HM-019

6.0 ROLES / RESPONSIBILITIES

6.1 COMPANY Construction Manager


The COMPANY Construction Manager has the overall responsibility for this procedure
and is responsible for supporting it and for ensuring that all entities at the jobsite actively
participate.
The COMPANY Construction Manager is responsible for providing the personnel,
facilities, and other resources necessary to effectively monitor and manage
CONTRACTOR implementation and compliance with this procedure.

6.2 CONTRACTOR Construction Manager


The CONTRACTOR Construction Manager has the responsibility for compliance with this
procedure and shall provide the personnel, facilities, and other resources necessary to
effectively implement, administer and enforce this procedure.
The CONTRACTOR Construction Manager is responsible for the effective dissemination,
education, and implementation of the requirements throughout the CONTRACTOR and its
sub-contractors’ organizations.
The CONTRACTOR Construction Manager shall ensure that all sub-contractor employees
and all lower-tier sub-contractors comply and actively participate with its requirements.

6.3 CONTRACTOR HSSE Manager


CONTRACTOR HSSE Manager shall:

• Ensure that MSDS’s are available at Worksite for all hazardous chemicals prior to the
chemical being transferred to Worksite;

• Prepare Chemical Hazard Risk Assessments for each chemical, see Appendix A;

• Maintain a log of all chemicals (storage locations, quantities, etc) at the Jobsite; and

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• Monitoring and close out any control actions, training, and workplace monitoring and
worker health surveillance identified in the risk assessments.

6.4 CONTRACTOR Supervisors and Vendors


CONTRACTOR Supervisors and Vendors and others bringing to and using hazardous
chemicals on site shall submit the relevant MSDS to CONTRACTOR one month prior to
arrival of the hazardous chemical at site.

7.0 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS REQUIRING CONTROL

7.1 General
The categories in this section outline the general characteristics of the chemicals that may
be used on the Pearl GTL Worksite. CONTRACTOR shall obtain and review the MSDS’s
of all chemicals and identify any hazardous property via a Chemical Hazard Risk
assessment.

7.2 Hydrocarbons
These substances exist in both liquid and gaseous form. They are in the work place in the
forms of fuels, lubricants, and fuel gases. They are also found in many other chemicals
such as solvents, thinners and paints.
There are classified are:

• Flammable: lighter forms of hydrocarbons have flash points below 37.8 degrees Celsius;
and

• Combustible: Flash points above 37.8 degrees Celsius and below 61 degrees Celsius.
All hydrocarbons pose a potential for fire or explosion and detailed requirements for
storage and use of flammable and combustible materials are described in the Fire
Prevention and Protection Procedure, see Section 5.2 Ref. [2].
Inhalation of hydrocarbon vapours may cause headaches, dizziness, or in extreme cases,
suffocation. Skin and / or eye contact with the liquid can cause irritation. Chronic inhalation
studies with light hydrocarbon components have shown kidney damage and kidney
cancer in laboratory animals.
It is a Project environmental requirement that only low-sulphur (max. 0.05%) diesel fuel is
permitted for the Pearl GTL Project.

7.3 Flammable Liquefied or Pressurized Gases


These include oxygen, acetylene and propane gas bottles and cylinders.

7.4 Corrosives
Corrosive chemicals are those that can cause visible damage or irreversible changes to
any part of the body it comes in contact with. They can burn eyes and skin and result in
permanent damage. Well-known corrosives are sulphuric acid and caustic (sodium
hydroxide). Other less well-known corrosives include phenol and hydroxides. All corrosive
material shall be handled with extreme caution and with appropriate protective equipment,

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such as gloves, chemical goggles and face shields. If contact does occur, flush the
affected area with water for 15 minutes, and then seek medical attention.

7.5 Chemical Asphyxiants


These are chemicals which can cause suffocation by chemically restricting the intake of
oxygen or by respiratory paralysis. Two such chemicals are carbon monoxide and
hydrogen sulphide. Other forms of asphyxiants are inert gases such as nitrogen and
argon. Most of these are odourless.
As these chemicals rob the respirable atmosphere of oxygen, the only acceptable
respiratory protection is supplied air equipment as described in the Respiratory Protection
Procedure, see Section 5.2 Ref. [6]. CONTRACTOR shall not work in these environments
without approval from COMPANY via the Permit to Work (PTW) Procedure, see Section
5.2 Ref. [1].

7.6 Irritant Gases and Vapours


Gases and vapours which are irritating (and in some cases severely irritating) to the skin,
eyes, and respiratory tract, are considered irritant gases. Examples of these gases are
chlorine, ammonia, sulphur dioxide and xylene. All of these gases have very pungent
odours and will immediately cause irritation and discomfort to the eyes, skin, or respiratory
tract.

7.7 Systemic Toxic Chemicals


These are chemicals which on inhalation, ingestion, or absorption through the skin have
the potential to cause damage within the body. Damage is focused or “targeted” to specific
systems or organs, such as the nervous system or the lungs, kidneys, or liver. Examples
of these chemicals are phenol, tetraethyl lead, and methyl cellosolve (ethylene glycol
methyl ether or methoxyhydroxyethane).

7.8 Carcinogens and Suspect Carcinogens


Chemicals which have the potential or suspected potential to cause cancer are known as
carcinogens. Suspected carcinogens are those chemicals which have been shown to
cause cancer in humans.
Benzene is a carcinogen which can cause leukaemia. Benzene can be found in
hydrocarbon fuels.
Some refractory materials may contain known or suspected carcinogens.
Isocyanates are irritants and carcinogens.

7.9 Infectious Substances


These are the substances which contain bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungus, and
genetically engineered organism, known or reasonably believed to cause diseases to the
humans or animals (e.g. medical waste from Clinics / first aid stations etc.).

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7.10 Asbestos
Asbestos is known carcinogen and has been linked to lung cancer. Asbestos containing
materials are not permitted on the Pearl GTL Project.

7.11 Tributyltin (TBT)


Tributyltin (TBT) has been used as an anti-fouling biocide and as a fungicide in paints,
particularly for marine applications. The use of TBT is not permitted on the Pearl GTL
Project as:

• It is extremely toxic to aquatic life and is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that causes


severe reproductive effects in aquatic organisms; and

• It is extremely stable and resistant to natural degradation in water.

8.0 MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

8.1 Inventory of Hazardous Materials


CONTRACTOR shall maintain an inventory list of all hazardous materials at the Worksite
and supply this to COMPANY on a monthly basis. An example log is given in Appendix C
to this document and includes type, quantity, use and location of the materials.
MSDS’s are required for each hazardous chemical used on the Pearl GTL Project site. A
single MSDS may apply to complex mixtures having similar hazards and composition.

8.2 MSDS Master File / Listing


CONTRACTOR shall maintain a file of all MSDS’s in alphabetical order by common or
trade name. This file shall be available for the use of all supervisors and employees for
determining hazards associated with a chemical, and precautions to be taken when
working with them.
CONTRACTOR shall ensure that a full set of MSDS’s are located at the Worksite Clinic
and with the CONTRACTOR HSSE Manager. In addition, the CONTRACTOR shall
ensure that the MSDS’s are available at the hazardous materials storage areas (i.e. with
the Supervisor responsible for the storage).

8.3 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Content


MSDS’s shall be used as the chief means of determining whether or not a chemical or
substance is hazardous. The hazard information shall be based on the International
Standard for Product Information: International Standard – Safety Data sheet for Chemical
Products – ISO/CD 11014 (1994).
Material Safety Data Sheets provide the following information:

• Chemical Identification
The first section helps identify the chemical by name, trade names, and the chemical
manufacturer.

• Hazardous Ingredients

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This section lists what is in the chemical mixture that can be harmful. It also lists the
concentration of the chemical ingredient and the exposure limit to which one can
safely be exposed.

• Physical Data
This section describes the chemical’s appearance, colour, and other physical
characteristics such as boiling point, volatility, and vapour pressure.

• Fire and Explosion Data


This section describes the temperature at which the chemical ignites; this is called its
flash point. Flammable materials have flash points below 37.8 degrees Celsius and
combustible materials have flash points between 37.8 and 61 degrees Celsius.
This section of the MSDS also lists the proper extinguishing agents to be used to put
out the fire.

• Health Hazards
This section lists symptoms of over exposure. It also provides first-aid emergency
procedures in case of overexposure.

• Reactivity Data
This section describes if the chemical reacts with other chemicals, water, or certain
conditions such as temperature. Incompatibility information lists the materials, such as
water, that cause the chemical to burn, explode, or release dangerous gases.
Instability describes environmental conditions, such as heat, that cause a dangerous
reaction.

• Spill and Leak Procedure


This section explains what to use to clean up a spill, and protective equipment that
should be used. This section may identify how to dispose of the chemical safely.

• Special Protection
This is a listing of any personal protective equipment needed to work safely with the
chemical. If protective equipment is needed, this section may list the specific types
that are recommended.

• Special Precautions
This section lists other special precautions to follow. This section may also list other
health and safety information not included in any other section.

• Labels and Chemical Identification


Each container of hazardous chemicals in the work place shall be labelled, tagged, or
marked with the identity of hazardous chemicals contained in them, and shall show
hazard warnings appropriate for employee protection. The hazard warning can be any
type of message, words, pictures, or symbols which convey the hazards of the
chemical(s) in the container.

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9.0 RISK ASSESSMENT

9.1 Approval to Transfer to Worksite


CONTRACTOR personnel originating an order for a chemical to be used on the Pearl GTL
Project are responsible for ensuring that an MSDS is requested and available at Worksite
one month prior to the chemical arriving at Worksite.
CONTRACTOR shall carry out a Chemical Hazard Risk Assessment, see Appendix A,
and submit it to COMPANY for approval, one month prior to transferring hazardous
chemicals to Worksite.
When a chemical arrives at the project site, it is the responsibility of the person ordering
the chemical to ensure that the applicable MSDS is available. The responsible person
shall obtain the MSDS before use of the chemical.

9.2 Minimum Contents of Chemical Hazard Risk Assessment


The minimum contents of a Chemical Hazard Risk assessment includes:

• Full data regarding hazardous substance; including hazards to people and the
environment;

• Description of use of substance;

• Estimate of types of, and levels of exposure (including requirements for exposure
monitoring);

• Assessment of RISK from the substance HAZARD;

• Suitable and sufficient controls to be implemented;

• Requirement for health surveillance where applicable;

• Record of persons doing the work;

• Date of assessment and date for revision.

9.3 Assessments Required


The following examples are typical but not exhaustive:

• Fuel handling;

• Handling cement, grouts, sealants;

• Installing insulating material;

• Treatment or cutting of timber;

• Spraying of paint;

• Gunning of refractory;

• Abrasive blasting;

• Installing fire protection material;

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• All types of welding process;

• Application of epoxy materials or similar treatments.


Some assessments will be generic and others specific. Also, the method of application,
the way in which work is carried, or the environment in which the activity takes place will
all have a bearing upon the assessment. Assessments shall be specific to the operation
performed; i.e. two different assessments shall be required if, for example, the same
substance is used for:
a) wiping a surface with a wetted rag
b) spraying onto a surface at high pressure;
Separate assessments shall always be required if the RISK varies with use. Note also that
the CONTRACTOR shall ensure that sub-contractors take similar precautions where
hazardous substances handled by one affect the working environment of others.
Assessments shall identify risks to persons and the environment associated with the use
of the substance, and suitable and sufficient controls to reduce the risks. The required
hierarchy of controls follows:

• Elimination of use of substance;

• Substitution of substance with a less hazardous substance or the same substance in a


less hazardous form;

• Engineering controls including full or partial enclosure of the process involved;

• Provision of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV);

• Reduction in exposure to substance through reduction in duration, frequency and


numbers exposed;

• Provision of Personal Protective Equipment ONLY to be considered if residual risk


remains after all other control measures that are reasonably practicable are in place.

9.4 Performing Chemical Hazard Risk Assessments


The Chemical Hazard Risk assessments shall be carried out using the template given in
Appendix A of this document.
9.4.1 Assessment Process
The hazards to personnel and the environment must be assessed and suitable and
sufficient controls identified. In all cases, MSDS’s and other information used shall be
attached to the assessment. First the following basic information regarding the substance
and its use must be completed:

• Supplier;

• MSDS reference number;

• Substance trade name;

• Substance chemical name(s).

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9.4.2 Assessment of Health Risks
Substance classification shall be entered; normally one or more of Very Toxic, Toxic,
Corrosive, Harmful, Irritant, Harmful to Environment, or other designations identified from
the MSDS.
The use of the substance shall be entered, including for example, location of use, training
required, application method, any decanting required, storage where appropriate,
ventilation, disposal, etc.
The type of exposure will be identified; with respect to the specific use of the substance.
Any exposure limits known (in the UK listed in HSE document EH40) shall be entered.
Using the information identified in these stages, and the MSDS, a semi-quantitative
assessment of risk to health shall be made. The assessment shall be based on possible
health effects (as identified on the MSDS or elsewhere) that are reasonably foreseeable
as a result of the specific use of the substance. All possible entry routes into the body
shall be considered.
9.4.3 Assessment of environment risks
The substance use shall then be evaluated semi-quantitatively for environmental risk
using information in the MSDS or other sources. The matrix form shall be completed for
each possible environmental effect that is identified and the risk assessed on the
following:

• Duration of impact

• Magnitude of impact

• Likelihood of impact being realised


9.4.4 Control Measures
All risks to persons or the environment shall be reduced so far as is reasonably
practicable to a tolerable level by the implementation of control measures in the hierarchy
shown above.
Controls shall be documented on the assessment form, together with any requirements for
exposure monitoring or health surveillance.
9.4.5 Exposure monitoring and health surveillance
Where it is foreseeable that exposure to a hazardous substance may cause a hazard to
people’s health the exposure to that substance must be monitored using an appropriate
technique. Exposure monitoring may be undertaken for individuals; or of an area; e.g.
concentration of substance in air within a room. Where individual monitoring or ambient
conditions are carried out the records must be kept for the duration of the Project.
Where it is reasonably foreseeable that the exposure to a hazardous substance may lead
to a health effect; and a valid technique exists for measuring that effect, health
surveillance shall be carried out for all affected individuals.

10.0 PACKAGING AND LABELLING


CONTRACTOR shall comply with the Labelling / Warning requirements given in this
document. The responsibility for ensuring that this requirement is met shall rest with the

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person(s) originating the order for the chemical, the person(s) receiving the chemical, and
the user of the chemical.
CONTRACTOR shall not bring any container, drum, sack or other such item containing
hazardous chemicals or materials to the Worksite without correct identification of its
content.

10.1 General
Each container of hazardous chemicals at the Worksite shall be labelled, tagged, or
marked with the identity of hazardous chemical contained therein, and shall show hazard
warnings appropriate for employee protection. The hazard warning label shall be as
described in section 10.2 of this document, which uses words, pictures and symbols in
order to convey the hazard of the chemical(s) in the container.
Labels shall be legible, in English (plus other languages, as required), and prominently
displayed.
The word, term, or phrase that is used to identify the hazardous chemical(s) on the label
shall also be used on the associated MSDS.
Signs, placards, process sheets, batch tickets, operating procedures, or other such written
materials may be used in lieu of affixing labels to individual stationary process containers.
However, the alternative method shall identify the applicable containers and shall convey
the required hazardous chemicals identification and hazard warning. The written materials
should be readily accessible to the employees through their employers.
Pipe and piping systems are exempt from the labelling requirements.

10.2 Warning Signs


10.2.1 NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
CONTRACTOR shall use the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) system for
warning labels. This is a diamond diagram, which is divided into four colour coded
sections:

• Red - flammability information;

• Blue – health information;

• Yellow - reactivity information; and

• White - special information.


Each of the three coloured areas in the NFPA fire diamond has a box in which the degree
of hazard can be written. The degree of hazard is given by these numbers:
Number Degree of Hazard
4 Extreme
3 Serious
2 Moderate
1 Slight
0 Minimal

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An explanation of each of the hazards for each section is given as follows:
Health (blue)
4 Extreme On very short exposure could cause death or major residual injury even
though prompt medical treatment is given.

Highly toxic material A known or suspected human carcinogen, mutagen or teratogen.

3 Serious May cause serious temporary or residual injury on short term exposure
even though prompt medical attention is given.

Toxic material A known or suspected small animal carcinogen, mutagen or teratogen.

2 Moderate
Intense or continued exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or
Moderately toxic possible residual injury unless prompt medical treatment is given.
material

1 Slight May cause irritation but only minor residual injury even without treatment.

Slightly toxic material Recognized innocuous material when used with responsible care.

0 Minimal No chemical is without some degree of toxicity.

Flammability (red)
4
Extreme
Flash point below 73 F (22.8 C).
Extremely flammable

3 Serious Vaporizes readily and can be ignited under almost all ambient conditions.

Flammable May form explosive mixtures with or burn rapidly in air.

May burn rapidly due to self-contained oxygen.

May ignite spontaneously in air.

Flash point at or 22.8 C but less than 37.8 C.

2 Moderate Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high temperatures for


ignition to occur.

Solids which readily give off flammable vapours.


Combustible
Flash point at or above 37.8 C but less than 93.4 C

1 Slight Must be preheated for ignition to occur.

Will burn in air when exposed at 815.5 C for 5 minutes.


Slightly combustible Flash point at or above 93.4 C

0 Minimal Will not burn

Will not exhibit a flash point

Will not burn in air when exposed at 815.5 C for 5 minutes.

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Reactivity (Yellow)
4 Extreme Can explode or decompose violently at normal temperature and pressure.

Can undergo a violent self-accelerating exothermic reaction with common


materials or by itself.

May be sensitive to mechanical or local thermal shock at normal temperature


and pressure.

3 Serious Can detonate or explode but requires a strong initiating force or confined
heating before initiation.

Readily promotes oxidation with combustible materials and may cause fires.

Is sensitive to thermal or mechanical shock at elevated temperatures.

May react explosively with water without requiring heat or confinement.

2 Moderate Normally unstable and readily undergoes violent change but does not detonate.

May undergo chemical change with rapid release of energy at normal


temperature and pressure.

May react violently with water.

Forms potentially explosive mixtures with water.

1 Slight Normally stable material which can become unstable at high temperature and
pressure.

0 Minimal Normally stable material which is not reactive with water.

Special (White)

Water Reactive

Ox Oxidizing Agent

Radioactive

Poison

10.2.1 Qatari Regulations


Annex Eight of the Qatari Executive By-Law for the Environment Protection Law issued
via the Decree Law No. 30 for the Year 2002 requires compliance with the UN
classification system for import, production, handling and transportation of hazardous
materials. CONTRACTOR shall therefore ensure that all hazardous materials are labelled
in accordance with the UN requirements:
UN Category Symbol Label colour and design

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UN Category Symbol Label colour and design


1.1

1.2 The background is orange as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
1.3 numbers if any are to be black.
(Explosive)

1.4 The background is orange as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Explosive) numbers if any are to be black.

1.5 The background is orange as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Explosive) numbers if any are to be black.

1.6 The background is orange as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text, symbols
(Explosive) and numbers if any are to be black.

2.1
The background is red as per the colour
(Liquefied or given in schedule (1.1). The text, symbols
pressurised and numbers if any are to be black or white.
gases)

2.2 The background is green as per the colour


(Liquefied or given in schedule (1.1). The text and
pressurised numbers, symbols if any are to be black or
gases) white.

2.3
The background is yellow as per the colour
(Liquefied or given in schedule (1.1). The text and
pressurised numbers, symbols if any are to be black.
gases)

2.4

(Liquefied or The background is white The text and


pressurised numbers, symbols if any are to be black.
gases)

3.0 The background is red as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Flammable numbers, symbols if any are to be black or
liquids) white.

4.1 The background is (7) red and (6) white


vertical stripes as per the colour given in
(Flammable schedule (1.1). The text and numbers,
solid) symbols if any are to be black or white.

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UN Category Symbol Label colour and design


4.2 The upper half of the background is white
and the lower half red as per the colour
(Flammable given in schedule (1.1). The text and
solid) numbers, symbols if any are to be black.

4.3 The background is blue as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Flammable numbers, symbols if any are to be black or
solid) white.

5.1 The background is yellow as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Oxides) numbers, symbols if any are to be black.

5.2 The background is yellow as per the colour


given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Oxides) numbers, symbols if any are to be black.

6.1a
The background is white. The text and
(Poisonous numbers, symbols if any are to be black.
substance)

6.1b
The background is white. The text and
(Poisonous numbers, symbols if any are to be black.
substance)

6.2
The background is white. The text and
(Poisonous numbers, symbols if any are to be black.
substance)

The upper half of the background is yellow


and the lower half white as per the colour
7 given in schedule (1.1). The text and
(Radioactive) numbers, symbols if any are to be black.
The size of the label should not be less
than 250mmx 50 mm.

8 The upper half of the background is white


and the lower half is black. The text and
(Corrosive) numbers, symbols are to be white.

The upper half of the background is (7)


9 black and (6) white stripes. The lower half is
(Miscellaneous) white. The text and numbers, symbols are
to be black.

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Notes:
1. The text on the categories labels and the secondary hazard labels can be written on
one line;
2. On the categories labels and the secondary hazard labels there should be a border
with the same colour as that of the symbol. The border is 5 mm long if the label is 100
mm x 100mm. The labels should be square placed at angle 45 like a diamond;
3. The categories labels can be used as secondary hazard labels provided that the lower
angle of the category label is to be removed. Category (6) labels only are to be affixed
on the containers and packages containing hazardous materials falling within
categories (6.1a) and (6.1b).

10.2.2 Colour on the Labels


The colour of each label used on the containers and packages should be compatible with
the colour scheme given below. The ink used for printing the label should be fast and
cannot be erased easily.

Colour of the Label Pantone

Orange Pantone 151

Red Pantone 195

Green Pantone 361

Blue Pantone 300

Yellow Pantone 109

All containers and packages are to be labelled correctly subject to UN’s directives and the
UN’s classification and identification numbers.

10.3 Packaging for Transport to / from Worksite


10.3.1 General requirements
Hazardous materials should be packed in a good quality packing and capped and sealed
properly to avoid any spill or leak during loading / unloading and transport. This is
applicable to new and re-used packing materials. No significant amount of any hazardous
material shall be attached outside the packing (e.g. as a sample).
The coating of the packing in direct contact with the hazardous substance shall be
resistant to the chemical or any other effects of the chemical so as to avoid interaction and
corrosion and consequently result in leak or spill or reaction. The packing should not be
made of plastic or a material that may be affected by heat or chemical reaction with the
contents of the substance or cold. The choice of packing material should take
consideration of the nature of the substance packed.
The exterior body of the packing and the interior coating or surface should be resistant to
vibrations. The corks or caps are to be tightly fixed by air vacuum means. It is to be
designed in a way that makes it easy to inspect / check the packing.

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10.3.2 Interior Packing of the Items
The proper coating / lining of the items inside the packing should absorb any shock /
friction in order to avoid damage or leak. Buffer material / sponge shall be fitted packed in
order to prevent movement of the items inside the packing.

10.3.3 Absorbing Elements


Unless otherwise provided, the liquids falling within the U.N. Categories 3, 4 or 8 and in
Section 1.5 or 1.6 (categorized as substances posing severe or moderate danger) shall be
in containers that are chemically compatible with the substance and the packing shall be
made of material which can absorb any leakage of liquids. The outer surface of the
packing should be waterproof.

10.3.4 Other Packing Requirements


The nature and thickness of the outer surface of the packing material should prevent any
friction, and subsequent heat which may cause chemical reaction of the contents.
Homogenous items containing dangerous liquids (except flammable liquids in bottles of
120 ml or less or infectious substances) shall be packed with the top of the bottles or jars
facing upward. A label is to be affixed on the package / cartoon showing the upward
direction (This side up).
The volume of the cartoon or packing is to be sufficient for affixing labels or stickers
containing information required as per the provisions of procedure.
The packing specifications and UN's classification / identification shall be used during the
transport of hazardous materials

10.3.5 Labels
The type, quality and specification of labels to be affixed to packages shall be:

• The labels shall be a good adhesive type that cannot be easily removed and the data
written on the labels cannot be erased in the ordinary shipping conditions;

• Two types of labels are used:


o Danger / hazard warning labels required for hazard materials of all categories;
o Handling labels required in all cases;

• The handling and danger warning labels affixed on the packages of hazardous materials
shall comply with Section 9.3 of this document. The dimensions of the danger warning
labels should be at least 100 x 100 mm. The symbol is to be placed in the upper part of
the label whereas the text is in the bottom with the category number except the labels in
U.N. Categories 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6;

• The text indicating the hazardous nature of the material should be in English. This is
applicable also in relation to the handling labels. The label may contain brief information
about the manufacturer, but this should be in the margin in small font;

• Hazard warning labels shall


o Identify the category of substance. There is a label which identifies the
secondary hazards as per the UN's recommendations;

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o Identify the major danger / hazard of the substance and include the category
number in the bottom corner of the label. The category number shall not be
written on the secondary hazard label;

• Prohibited labels shall comply with:


o The diameter of the small containers shall not be so small so as not to be
sufficient to affix the complete label clearly without being folded;
o It is prohibited to affix labels containing arrows other than the arrows showing
the direction of the packing (this side up) if it contains hazardous liquids;

• Labels shall be
o Affixed on the package properly so as to be clearly seen;
o Affixed on the package with a contrasting background;
o Not folded on many sides of the packing;
o If the label cannot be stuck on the surface of the package it shall be tightly tied
to it;
o Secondary hazard/ danger labels when used, may be affixed beside the major
danger / hazard labels;
o At least two labels showing the right direction (this side up) shall be affixed on
opposite sides of the packing;
o other labels may be attached if the labels do not contradict the requirements of
this procedure;
o All packages shall be marked with the UN identification number followed by the
UN unique number;

11.0 STORAGE AREAS

11.1 General
All bulk quantities of hazardous materials, including fuel and paint, shall be stored in the
laydown areas of the Worksite, unless otherwise approved by COMPANY HSSE
Department.
CONTRACTOR shall only store hazardous chemicals in areas approved by COMPANY,
which meet the storage requirements of the respective Material Safety Data Sheet.
All hazardous chemical storage areas (hydrocarbons tanks and drums, paint stores, waste
storage areas, etc) will require a COMPANY PTW before they are put into operation. The
PTW will be renewed periodically (maximum three months). The PTW application form is
given in Appendix B of this document. A copy of the PTW shall be displayed at the storage
location.
Chemical storage will be in secure areas e.g. fence, locked doors, etc.
Liquid and solid hazardous materials storage areas shall have impermeable floors with
secondary containment that is minimum 110% of the largest tank volume.

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A spill kit (adsorbent pads, gloves, container for waste, etc) shall be kept in all hazardous
chemical storage areas.
Supervisors responsible for storage areas shall be selected in accordance with the HSE
Competent Persons procedure Ref. [4] Section 5.2 and shall be authorised to hold
Hazardous Storage Area PTW's. CONTRACTOR shall train them in this procedure.

11.2 Segregation of Incompatible Materials


Chemicals storage will be planned to provide segregation in order to prevent mixing of
incompatible materials.
The following minimum standards (categories are as per UN requirements – refer to
Section 10.2 of this document) shall be as follows:

UN 1.1 1.2 2.2 2.3 3.1 4.1 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 6.1 8
Category

1.1 C C C C C C C C C C C

1.2 C C B B C B C C B B

2.2 C C A A B A A B A A

2.3 C C C C C C C C C C C

3.1 C B A C B B B C C B A

4.1 C B A C C B B C C B A

4.2 C C B C C B B C C B A

4.3 C B A C C B B C C B B

5.1 C C A C C C C C B B B

5.2 C C B C C C C C B B B

6.1 C B A C C B B B B C A

8 C B A C C A A B B B A

For separating two categories of hazardous materials use the alphabetical letter at the
intersection of the vertical line representing the first category with the horizontal line
representing the other category:

• A: The distance for separation is to be at least (3) meters away from the other
categories.

• B: The distance for separation is to be at least (5) meters away.

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• C: They should not be stored in the same room and the distance for separation is to be
at least (10) meters.
The prescribed distance of separation may be reduced following written risk assessment
and approval from COMPANY HSSE Manager
Hazardous materials should be stored away from fabrication shops and Worksite to the
maximum extent practicable.
If hazardous materials are stored in industrial installations, the distance of separation
should be at least 3 meters away from the production of non-flammable materials, and it
should be at least 10 meters away from any source of hazard.

11.3 Separation Distances


The minimum separation distances for bulk storage areas from offices and Worksite fence
are as follows:

U.N. Category of Material Minimum Distance

1 50 meters

1.2 5 meters

2.2 5 meters

2.3 15 meters

1.3 10 meters

1.4 to 4.3 5 meters

5.1 and 5.2 5 meters

6.1 or 6.3 5 meters

8 5 meters

12.0 USE

12.1 Transport
Transportation of hazardous substances at the Worksite will be carried out in compliance
with the transportation requirements of the respective Material Safety Data Sheet. In
certain circumstances an escort for the transportation of some chemicals may be
necessary. In all cases the chemical being transported will be clearly identified by signs
attached to the transport vehicle.
CONTRACTOR shall ensure that their suppliers / vendors include the related MSDS’s in
the shipping and delivery documentation for all hazardous materials transported to the
Worksite.

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12.2 Handling and Use
Prior to any employee, supervisor or manager being exposed to any chemical they shall
be briefed on all HSE requirements pertaining to that particular chemical or hazardous
substance.
Each supervisor who is in control of work associated with hazardous chemicals or
substances will be issued with, following the safety briefing, a copy of the product Material
Safety Data Sheet and Chemical Hazard Risk Assessment for future reference.

12.3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


In addition to normal Worksite PPE, CONTRACTOR shall provide all PPE required by the
MSDS to its workers. This may include:

• Safety mono goggles;

• Full face shield;

• Respiratory protection and breathing apparatus;

• Chemical suits; and

• Rubber boots and gloves.


Such PPE will be made available to and its use enforced for all employees employed to
carry out work with hazardous substances. Such PPE will be issued in compliance to the
recommendations contained in the MSDS and Chemical Hazard Risk Assessments.
Should the issue of specialised (PPE) be necessary, CONTRACTOR shall ensure all
personnel required to use such equipment are adequately trained and are proficient in the
use of such equipment.

13.0 SPILLS AND WASTE DISPOSAL

13.1 Spills
In the event of a spill of a volume over 5 barrels (820 litres), or with the potential to reach
marine or groundwater, CONTRACTOR shall control immediately and remedy as
appropriate. CONTRACTOR shall also:

• Submit a written report to SCENR and RLC.

• Remedy to a risk based standard mutually agreed upon with SCENR.

• Install additional monitoring wells after clean up of the spill to establish the effectiveness
of the clean up work.

13.1.1 Immediate Actions


If spilled materials are flammable, eliminate sources of ignition from near the spill area.
If it can be performed safely, stop the source of the spill and contain the spill within as
small an area as possible.

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If the spill is small or minor (i.e., less than or equal to 820 litres), and is NOT in an
environmentally sensitive area:

• The spill will be immediately cleaned-up by Jobsite personnel and properly disposed.

• CONTRACTOR will notify the COMPANY HSSE Manager (or designee) as soon as
possible of the location and action taken.

• The COMPANY HSSE Manager will notify the CONTRACTOR Construction Manager
and complete an Environmental Incident Report.
For large spills (i.e., greater than to 820 litres or spills impacts on environmentally
sensitive areas (e.g., buffer areas, water courses):

• CONTRACTOR shall immediately implement the Emergency Response Procedure and


contact the COMPAMY HSSE Manager, and if injuries are involved, the Worksite
Medical Facilities;

• The COMPANY HSSE Manager will respond to the Emergency Response Procedure.
The CONTRACTOR Construction Manager or designee will secure the area and
establish perimeter control at a safe distance from the spill.

• Scene management will be the responsibility of the COMPANY Construction Manager or


designee and supported by the COMPANY HSSE Manager until offsite emergency
management personnel assume control (if necessary).

• If an immediate threat to human health or the environment DOES NOT EXIST, the
HSSE Manager will arrange for a safe cleanup of the spill.

13.1.2 Cleanup Actions Specific to Diesel Fuel and Gasoline Spills


• SAFETY FIRST
o Avoid inhalation of vapours by staying upwind.
o Use chemical-resistant personal protective equipment (PPE) during cleanup
activities.
o Gasoline and gasoline vapours are HIGHLY FLAMMABLE - remove sources of
heat, sparks, flame, friction, and electricity. Gasoline vapours may create an
explosive atmosphere.

• Small or minor spills, less than or equal to 820 litres should be cleaned-up immediately
by Worksite personnel and properly disposed.

• Large or major spills, greater than to 820 litres, outside of contained areas should be
diked with absorbent clay or soil to prevent liquid from reaching drainages, buffer areas,
storm sewers, or other bodies of water. Cleanup of large amounts of free liquid will be
decided by the COMPANY Construction Manager and may be performed by a trained
offsite contractor.

• Spill cleanup wastes must be placed in proper waste containers and properly labelled.

• Diesel fuel and gasoline cleanup wastes will be disposed of as hazardous wastes.

• Diesel fuel and gasoline cleanup wastes that contain free-flowing liquid will be drained to
remove as much of the free-flowing product as possible. The free product removed from

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the waste must either be recycled or, if not recyclable, disposed of as a hazardous
waste.

13.1.3 Cleanup Actions Specific to Hydraulic / Lube Oil Spills


• SAFETY FIRST
o Avoid inhalation of vapours by staying upwind.
o Avoid being burned by hot oil.
o Use chemical-resistant PPE during cleanup activities.

• Restrict fires or open flames from the spill area.

• Small or minor spills, less than to 820 litres, should be cleaned-up immediately by
Jobsite personnel and properly disposed.

• Large or major spills, greater than to 820 litres, will be diked with absorbent, clay or soil
to prevent liquid from reaching storm sewers, bodies of water or other protected area.
Cleanup of large amounts of free liquid will be decided by the COMPANY Construction
Manager and may be performed by a trained offsite Contractor.

• Cleanup wastes must be placed in proper waste containers and properly labelled.

• Hydraulic / lube oil cleanup wastes, where the soil and/or rags are saturated, must be
disposed of as hazardous wastes.

• Soil and rags that are not saturated may be disposed of with the non-hazardous solid
waste.

• Hydraulic / lube oil cleanup wastes that do contain free-flowing liquid will be drained to
remove as much of the free-flowing product as possible. The free product removed from
the waste must either be recycled or, if not recyclable, disposed of as a hazardous
waste.

13.1.4 Cleanup Actions Specific to Chemical Spills


• SAFETY FIRST
o Avoid inhalation of any vapours (if present) by staying upwind.
o Use chemical-resistant PPE during cleanup activities.
o Restrict fires or open flames from the spill area.

• Refer to MSDS (available from the HSSE Manager) for special hazards associated with
any spilled chemicals, especially for reactivity with other materials in the spilled area.

• Small or minor spills within contained areas should be neutralized (if appropriate). Free
product that cannot be re-used must be handled and disposed of as hazardous waste, if
product characteristics warrant.

• Spills of acids, caustics, or other dangerous chemicals outside of contained areas should
be diked with absorbent, clay or soil to prevent liquid from reaching storm sewers or
bodies of water. Trained offsite contractor personnel should perform the cleanup of large
amounts of free liquid.

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• Spill cleanup wastes must be placed in hazardous waste containers and transferred to
the Waste Management Area for disposal as a hazardous waste.

13.2 Disposal of hazardous chemicals


The disposal of any residual hazardous substance and / or is container shall be carried
out in accordance with the Construction Waste Management Procedure Ref. [7] Section
5.2.

14.0 INFORMATION AND TRAINING


Employees will be trained at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new
hazard is introduced into their work activity.
Minimum requirements are:

• Methods and observations that may be used to detect and identify hazardous chemicals
such as odour, visual presence, etc.

• The physical and health hazards of chemicals they use.

• Location of MSDS’s and the format in which they are maintained.

• How to use the MSDS.

• Methods of protection from chemical hazards.


Documentation of training shall be placed in the personnel file of each employee by the
employer and entered into a computer database maintained by the CONTRACTOR. The
database shall be supported by training class attendance records.
Prior to using any newly introduced hazardous chemicals, supervisors shall obtain a copy
of the appropriate Chemical Hazard Risk Assessment and MSDS and review it with their
employees. Employees will be required to sign the back of the MSDS that will then be filed
in the training folder and maintained on the project.
NOTE: Simply giving an employee a sheet to read DOES NOT fulfil this training
requirement.

15.0 WORKSITE INSPECTIONS


CONTRACTOR shall carry out regular inspections on the Management of Hazardous
Materials in accordance with the requirements of the HSSE/SP Audit Procedure Ref. [8]
Section 5.2.

16.0 APPENDICES
Attachment Description
A Hazardous Chemical Risk Assessment
B Hazardous Material Storage Permit
C Hazardous Materials / Chemical Register

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Appendix A – Hazardous Chemical Risk Assessment


No.
Date
HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
Pearl GTL Project
SECTION 1: CONTRACTOR DETAILS
CONTRACTOR Construction Supervisor name
Telephone number Badge number
SECTION 2: CHEMICAL IDENTIFICATION
Supplier: MSDS reference
Substance trade name: Substance chemical name(s):
SECTION 3: USE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
Use of substance:

Is there exposure of worker to hazardous substance (e.g.


dust, vapour or liquid) whilst using in this manner:
What are the exposure limits (state MEL / LTEL / STEL and
units)
SECTION 4: HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT (Complete the table below using the Project Risk Assessment Matrix and information in
the MSDS)
Mode of Entry Assign health risk as HIGH, MEDIUM or LOW based on:
Duration of effect (Immediate / Short term / Medium term / Long term)
Magnitude of effect (Minor / Medium / Major)
Likelihood (Unlikely / Possible / Probable)
Inhalation
Ingestion
Absorption
Injection (directly into blood stream)
Describe harmful health
impacts to be protected
against.

SECTION 5: ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT (Complete the table below using the Project Risk Assessment Matrix and
information in the MSDS)
Impact on Assign health risk as HIGH, MEDIUM or LOW based on:
Duration of effect (Immediate / Short term / Medium term / Long term)
Magnitude of effect (Minor / Medium / Major)
Likelihood (Unlikely / Possible / Probable)
Air
Groundwater and soil
Surface water
Waste disposal
Other environmental impact

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Describe harmful
environmental impacts to
be protected against.

SECTION 6: BULK STORAGE REQUIREMENTS


Storage location Storage area Area suitable for material
PTW number
Yes No
SECTION 7: HSE CONTROL MEASURES
Based on the above information, is the proposed substance use a significant Yes / No
risk to health or the environment

Should an alternative chemical / work method be considered? Yes / No


Are safety, health or environmental control measures required? (list detail on Yes / No
next sheet [1])
Is exposure monitoring required? (list detail on next sheet [2]) Continuous / Periodic / None
Is health surveillance required? (list detail on next sheet [3]) Yes / No
SECTION 8: HSSE APPROVAL TO BRING HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL TO WORKSITE
Name Badge number Telephone number Date
CONTRACTOR HSSE Manager
EPCM HSSE Manager
Action
Closed by
HSE Control Measures [1] Action by, name complete
date
date
1

10

Action
Worksite exposure monitoring required (method, etc.) Closed by
Action by, name complete
[2] date
date
1

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Action
Closed by
Worker health surveillance required (method, etc.) [3] Action by, name complete,
date
date
1

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Appendix B – Hazardous Material Storage Permit


No.
Date
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL STORAGE PERMIT
Pearl GTL Project
PERMIT NUMBER
SECTION 1: WORK REQUEST BY CONTRACTOR
CONTRACTOR PTW Requestor
Telephone number Badge number
Storage location Plot plan attached MSDS or Risk assessment
attached
Yes No
Yes / No
Material to be stored Maximum quantities

SECTION 2: HAZARDS
Flammable Combustible Corrosive
Material hazardous properties
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Irritant Toxic Carcinogenic Dangerous to the Environment
Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Distance from nearest building, fabrication
shop, etc
Distance from nearest occupied buildings

Fire fighting equipment required

Environmental spill prevention measures

Warning signs required

Description of security measures

SECTION 3: APPROVALS
Name Badge number Telephone No. Date
CONTRACTOR HSSE Manager
Electrical Engineer
Issuing Authority (HSSE Manager)
Permit start date Permit finish date
SECTION 4: PTW ACCPETED BY CONTRACTOR
PTW Holder (Work supervisor) Name Badge number Telephone No. Date

SECTION 5: PTW CLOSED


Name Badge number Signature Date
PTW Issuing Authority (HSSE
Manager)

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Appendix C – Hazardous Materials / Chemical Register

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS / CHEMICALS REGISTER


Pearl GTL Project
Date of Risk
Chemical Name Material Type Qty Description of Use Location
Assessment

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