Risk Assessment

The EHS Checklist Roadmap, is intended to provide guidance regarding the follow up actions that may be required as result of the EHS assessment of specific 3rd party / customer site. Special attention to be given to the areas with critical risks. In case of Red Flag is raised is to be used for PPG Associate EHS Observations related to PPG employee activities or PPG product use at a customer site.

  EHS Criteria Required EHS Actions
General Safety (ORANGE FLAG - Manageable Risks)
1 Is there a process to ensure site visitors are oriented and made aware of site safety policies before entering? No - Check with site management and/or follow the guidelines in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual
2 Do you have to sign in when entering this site? No - Inform your presence to the site management before commencing work.
3 Are there formal site safety procedures? No - Check with site management and/or follow guidelines in PMC SAFE Manual.
 
4 Is there a site Emergency Action Plan? No - Check with site management and/or follow guidelines in PMC SAFE Manual.
 
5 Is first-aid available at this location? No - Find out the nearest first aid location  outside the customer site.
6 Are the site conditions such so your routine tasks are performed without awkward postures or lifting? No - Follow the guidelines in " Ergonomics" topics of the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
7 Are pedestrian areas clearly defined? No - Be aware of things around you - Where you are / What you are doing.
8 Are rotating equipment, pinch points and other machinery adequately labeled and guarded? No - Maintain safe distance from pinch points.
Working at Heights (RED FLAG - Critical Risks)
9 Is there a formal procedure or specific requirements addressing the safety rules when working at heights? No - Follow guidelines in the PMC SAFE Manual
10 Is there a specialised team/departement that checks and approves the elevated platforms, motorised aerial work platforms, scaffolds, ladders etc.? No - Check with site management / Follow the guidelines in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
11 Are the elevated working and walking surfaces guarded? No - Maintain safe distance from pinch points.
Crane Suspended Personnel Platforms
12 Do observations indicate that railings, toeboards, access gates and other restraints are present and in good condition? No - do not proceed and discuss with site management.
13 Are the attachments for slings and ropes present and in good condition? No - At height the suspended platform is likely to swing due to wind movement / Ensure ropes and personnel available to secure lateral movement of the platform. Otherwise do not proceed.
14 Are ropes used to limit lateral movement of the platforms? No - Ensure platform sufficiently cleaned / Use steel toed safety shoes with slip resistant sole.
15 Are the working surfaces of the platforms clean and free of debris and tripping hazards? No - Ensure platform sufficiently cleaned / Use steel toed safety shoes with slip resistant sole.
16 Is periodic inspection data available for the slings? No - Check condition of slings / If sling wear & tear visible…do not proceed and discuss with site management
17 Are the slings marked with their maximum weight (should be 4 times the weight to be lifted)? No - Confirm with site management that slings are appropriate for the load being lifted.  do not proceed if slings are not designed for the load.  Address with site management and inform your supervisor.  
18 Are slings in good condition, without visible wear or fraying? No - If sling worn out, do not proceed and discuss with site management.  
19 Are cranes provided with  safety latches for the hook? No - Check with site management / Ensure safety latch present. Otherwise do not proceed.
20 If the crane operator is not visible, is there a shipyard system for having a person or persons on deck and in direct communication with the crane operator (hand signals or other)? No - Discuss with site management and ensure that means of clear communication exist. 
Motorized Aerial Work Platforms & Lifts
21 Is there evidence of routine inspections of this equipment? No - Check with site management / Ensure trained operator & equipment is in good working condition before using the lift mechanism.
22 Is the equipment in good condition, without visible signs of malfunctioning? No - Ensure equipment working in good condition / If malfunctioning - do not proceed.
Scaffolds and Ladders
23 Does scaffolding appear to be well constructed and compliant with all safety standards? No - Ask site management for confirmation and check if scaffolding is firm and sturdy / Ensure safety guards are present. Otherwise do not proceed.
24 Do ladders appear to be in good condition and are periodically inspected? No - Ensure equpiment working in good condition / If malfunctioning - do not proceed.
Housekeeping & Personal Protective Equipment          (ORANGE FLAG - Manageable Risks)
25 Is fall protection available from the shipyard? No - Use PPE (Safety belt and/or safety harness) supplied by PPG when appropriate / required.
26 Do PMC FTS employees work over / near water where floatation devices are required? Yes - Use safety jacket / floatation devices in situations where working over water or during surveys etc.
27 Are deck/floor openings guarded or have a cover of appropriate strength? No / Not always - Be careful and always remain aware of the surroundings. 
28 Are there visible contaminants present? Yes - Use appropriate PPE such as safety glasses / dust and/or active respiratory mask etc.
29 Are there noticeable odors? Yes - Use appropriate PPE such as dust and/or active respiratory mask etc.
30 Are floors and aisles cluttered with debris or trip/slip hazards? Yes - Be careful and always remain aware of the surroundings.  Use appropriate PPE such as steel toed safety shoes. Ensure shoe sole is not worn out.
Fire Protection          (YELLOW FLAG - Low Risks)
31 Are portable fire extinguishers available and ready for use? No - Inform site management.  Stay clear in case of fire and follow site emergency response procedures.
32 Are there fire alarm pull stations and are they accessible? No - Inform site management.  Stay clear in case of fire and follow site emergency response procedures.
Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) Procedures          (YELLOW FLAG - Low Risks)
33 Do the PPG FTS employees work in situations which require LOTO? Yes - Be familiar with the procedure. 
No - work with site management to risk assess the equipment and ensure that proper LOTO can be completed.
34 If yes, is there a LOTO procedure for each piece of equipment you work with?
Confined Space Entry          (RED FLAG - Critical Risks)
35 Does the site have  a formal written permit procedure for confined space entry? No - Follow the PPG PMC Confined Space Entry assessment procedure and the guidelines for confined space in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
36 Is approval by a site supervisor required prior to PPG personnel entering a PR confined space? No - Never enter confined space alone and always check with site management for confirmation that Confined Space conditions are safe.
37 Are entrances to permit required confined spaces posted with a sign stating - "Danger, Confined Space, Entry by Permit Only" or similar language? Yes / No / Not Always - Evaluate all spaces meeting the three criteria for confined spaces with the PPG PMC Confined Space Entry assessment procedure and the guidelines for confined spaces in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
38 Are PPG personnel required to enter a confined space alone? Yes - Never enter confined space alone.
39 Does the shipyard procedure require that all electrical and mechanical hazards  be locked out prior to entry? No - Check with site management for confirmation prior to entry. Otherwise do not proceed.
40 Does the shipyard procedure require that all feed lines, gas lines, steam lines that can create a hazard be blanked off, disconnected, or controlled using double block and bleed prior to entering the space? No - Check with site management for confirmation prior to entry. Otherwise do not proceed.
41 Does the shipyard procedure require that entrance openings be properly guarded to prevent workers and/or objects from accidently falling into the confined space? No - Recommend openings to be guarded / Stay aware of the surroundings - Where you are / What you are doing.
42 Does the shipyard procedure require that spaces be drained and rinsed from all chemical and other contaminants that can harm entrants? No - Ensure space sufficiently clean to ensure safe entry and poses no harm to the entrants.
43 Are confined spaces sufficiently ventilated prior to entry? No - Ensure working ventilation available    Ensure that the space is sufficiently ventilated and safe for entry.  Otherwise do not proceed.
44 Are confined spaces well lighted prior to entry? No - Ensure you have good well maintained flashlight / Carry spare battery.
45 Is a process in place to assure that the oxygen level is between 19.5% and 23.5% during a confined space entry? No - Discuss with site management and ensure ventilation setup available and working. Ask for confirmation of safe conditions (oxygen level). Otherwise do not proceed.
46 Is a process in place to assure that the concentration of flammable and combustible gas does not exceed 10% of the lower explosive limit during a confined space entry? No - Discuss with site management and ensure ventilation setup available and working. Ask for confirmation of safe conditions (< 10% LEL). Otherwise do not proceed.
47 Is the atmosphere tested for any possible toxic substances that might be present in the space prior to entry? No - Discuss with site management and ensure confined space is gas free/ good ventilation working. Otherwise do not proceed.
48 Does the site have confined space rescue procedures? No - Discuss with site management / Follow the guidelines for confined space rescue in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual. If all aspects of the guideline can not be met, do not proceed.
49 Are procedures in place that require the evacuation of the confined space if there is a situation detected outside of the space that  could endanger the entrants? No - Check with site management / Follow the guidelines in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
Static Electricity          (ORANGE FLAG - Manageable Risks)
50 Do  PPG FTS employees  handle or work in close proximity to flammable materials? Yes - Respect the site Safety rules / regulations and follow guidelines in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
51 Are appropriate bonding and grounding / earthing procedures being used? No - Discuss with site management and take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. If this cannot be ensured do not proceed.
52 Is stretch or shrink wrap used in work areas where flammable materials are used? Yes - Discuss the safety issue of potential static electricity generation with site management.
53 Are the films / plastic removed in areas remote from where flammables are handled? No - Discuss the safety issue of potential static electricity generation with site management. Ensure plastic / films are removed in areas away from where flammables are
Health & Product Stewardship          (YELLOW FLAG - Low Risks)
54 Do the PPG FTS employees perform spray applications? Yes -The PPG FTS employees are not allowed to perform spray application if they are not specially trained and authorized to do so.
55 If PPG FTS employees perform spraying, is it performed with appropriate ventilation? No - Discuss with site management to provide proper ventilation / Do not proceed unless  sufficient ventilation is arranged.
56 Are all PPG product containers labeled? No - Immediately inform the PPG management.
57 Are MSDSs available for all PPG products used at the facility? No - Immediately inform the PPG management.
58 Are respirators needed for the tasks of the PPG FTS employees in the facility? Yes - Ensure compliance with the requirements for wearing respirators in the PPG PMC SAFE Manual.
59 Is there a high noise level in the facility (i.e. voice needs to be raised to be heard at short distances) where hearing protection is necessary? Yes - Use appropriate ear protection (i.e. ear plugs, muffs etc.).
60 Is hearing protection available on site? No - ensure that FTS employees on the site are provided hearing protection by PPG.
Environmental          (YELLOW FLAG - low Risk / Informative)
61 Are the PPG related wastes segregated - hazardous from non hazardous and solids from liquids? Check with site management
62 Are these waste containers labeled as "waste" or "hazardous waste"? Check with site management
63 Are PPG products or PPG-related wastes stored to prevent spills (inside) and outside facility)? Check with site management
64 Do you know the procedures to respond to spills? Check with site management