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Daily Safety Message

Barricades, Tags and Hazard Warning Signs

Context:  Note: “Caution Tape” can only be


used for 24 hrs, and is not allowed
Barricades, Tags and Warning Signs are for Construction Projects.
used to protect others from the hazards
associated with our work.  Tags & Signs:
 Construction and maintenance  Place a yellow “Roped Off Area” tag
jobsites can be dangerous places if at each entry point to a work area
hazards are not identified.  Each tag must include a contact
 There may be people onsite that name, department/company, cell
won’t recognize all hazards. phone #, and the hazard(s) present.
 The hazards in an area may change  On Construction Projects, “DANGER
at any time. DUE TO …” signs identifying the
hazards are also required at each
Barricades are also there to protect us from
entry point.
the hazards that we don’t know about!

Get permission to enter a Roped-Off area Accessing a Roped-off Area:


every time you need to enter!  Get permission from the person who
roped off the area, each and every time
Barricades, Tags and Signs: you need access.
 Barricading or roping off an area is  Remember that conditions within the
required if the area has: barricaded area may change at any
 Fall hazards time.

 Overhead hazards Crossing a barricade without permission


 Confined Space hazards may put you or others in serious danger!

 Hot work hazards, or fire / explosion Speakers Notes:


hazards ___________________________________
 Hazardous walkways ___________________________________
___________________________________
 Other hazards that could injure
someone
 Barricades:
 Rope off with ¼” chain or 3/8” Does anyone have any questions about
polypropylene rope for temporary how to do their job safely today?
barricades, or install a solid
barricade with a gate.
 For Open Holes, use a double rope
barricade or a solid barrier.

Supervisors – review with your crew as part of your Toolbox Meeting / Line-up.
SHE Coordinators – complete the attached Jobsite Audit form and submit. DM # 561923
February 2018
DM # 561923 February 2018
Daily Safety Message Details
Barricades, Tags and Hazard Warning Signs
Context:
Construction and maintenance jobsites can be dangerous places if hazards are not identified
and managed well. There may be a lot of people onsite, including sub-contractors, delivery
people, and others. For many of them, it will be their first time at that jobsite.
Barricades, Tags and Warning Signs are used to protect others from the hazards associated
with our work, and to protect us from the hazards we don’t know about!
Barriers, Tags and Signs:
Barricading or roping off an area is required when work is being done that creates a hazard,
where an unsafe condition has been identified, or following a critical injury or incident.
Barricades must be put up where there is potential for materials falling from overhead, such as
lifting or hoisting operations, other work being done on the level above, or unsecured
structures. Hot work being done or other fire / explosion hazards, confined spaces with
possible atmospheric hazards, slippery or otherwise unsafe walkways, or any other condition
that could result in an injury or incident are other examples of when to rope off or otherwise
barricade an area. The immediate area where a critical injury has occurred must also be
barricaded, pending an MOL investigation or release of the site by the MOL.
Fall hazards such as open holes, damaged flooring or handrails, or unguarded leading edges
must be barricaded at least 6 feet from point someone is exposed to a fall hazard. Use a
double rope barricade or a solid barrier to guard open holes, as per SAF-SPI-18.
Use ¼” chain or 3/8” polypropylene rope for temporary barricades. Solid barricades should be
used wherever practical, or if barricading will be required for more than 3 months. Note:
“Caution Tape” does not meet the requirements of the Construction Regulations, and even for
other work, it can only be used for 24 hrs. An approved yellow “Roped Off Area” tag must be
placed at each entry point to a work area, complete with a contact name, cell phone #,
department/company, and the hazard(s) present. On Construction Projects, “DANGER DUE
TO …” signs identifying the hazards present are also required at each entry point.
Rope off a large enough area to perform the work and protect others, and ensure all points or
access to the area are barricaded. Do not restrict access to other adjacent worksites or
operating areas, unless agreed to by the other stakeholders. Watch for inadvertent access by
interior stairwells, ramps, elevators or temporary access points.
Barricade changes may be required during the work; immediately rope off all new entry points
created when equipment or piping is removed during the work.
Accessing a Roped-off Area:
You must get permission from the person who erected the barricade to enter each and every
time you need to access the area. Conditions in the barricaded area may change at any time.
Crossing a barricade without specific permission may put you or others in serious danger.

Does anyone have any questions about how to do their job safely today?

Supervisors / Vale Reps – review as preparation for Toolbox Talks / Line-ups / Audits.
SHE Coordinators – complete the attached Jobsite Audit form and submit. DM # 561923
February 2018
Reference Material: Barricades, Tags and Hazard Warning Signs
 Occupational Health and Safety Act
o O. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s.44(1) Signs meeting the requirements of subsection
(2) shall be posted in prominent locations and in sufficient numbers to warn workers of a
hazard on a project.
o O. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s.67 Traffic control, barricades.
o O. Reg. 854 Mines and Mining Plants s. 34, 68, 84(2), 87(9b), 196(3.2 b), 202(5), 255(a)
 Vale Golden Rules
o Rule # 1. The Fundamental Requirements
 Only perform work that you are trained, qualified, authorized and fit to perform.
 Vale SPI’s, Standards & Policies - see Extranet Site http://extportal.vale.com/PMO/
o SAF-SPI-18 Barricading in Surface Plants
 Procedures to protect personnel from overhead hazards, open holes or any other
condition that must be protected using barricades in surface plants.
 Vale Contract Requirement Documents - see Extranet Site http://extportal.vale.com/PMO/
o General Requirements for Ontario Operations
 Section 5.1.11 Barricades
 The Contracting Party is to secure the work site with yellow tape/rope or suitable
barricades as per Vale’s SPI-18 Barricading in Surface Plants.
 Information on the yellow tag will be legible and include the cell phone number of the
applicable authorizing person.
 When the work is performed in areas open to the Public, the Contracting Party shall
provide, erect and maintain adequate barricades, warning signs, and/or traffic controls
to provide for public safety.
 Warning signs and traffic controls in public areas shall be illuminated and placed at a
sufficient distance from the work to allow members of the public to respond safely to
the directions provided, and visible in daylight or at night.

 Vale Extranet Site http://extportal.vale.com/PMO/


o click on PMP Safety, under Planned Maintenance Periods (PMP), for:
 various PMP Daily Safety Messages
 MOL Website
 IHSA Website

The details listed above may not be up-to-date, always refer to the source documents.

Supervisors / Vale Reps – review as preparation for Toolbox Talks / Line-ups / Audits.
SHE Coordinators – complete the attached Jobsite Audit form and submit. DM # 561923
February 2018
Daily Safety Message – Barricades, Tags and Hazard Warning Signs
Audit Date: Auditor’s Name:
Plant: Auditor’s Company:
Area: Site Supervisor:
Project #: Project Name:

Interactive Audit - Discussion Topics Interactive Audit – Results


1 Did you receive a safety message today? How Many
2 What was the topic of the safety message? Workers Did You
3 Do you know what types of hazards require barricades?
Talk To?
4 What tags & signs must be used with barricades?
5 Who do you have to contact before crossing a barricade?
6 # of Responses
7 that Required
8
Coaching
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10
Notes

Please send Audits to your Vale Representative & Tasha.Pinkerton@vale.com DM # 561923 February 2018
Daily Safety Message – Barricades, Tags and Hazard Warning Signs
Audit Date: Auditor’s Name:
Plant: Auditor’s Company:
Area: Site Supervisor:
Project #: Project Name:

Field Conditions Audit # Acceptable # Unacceptable


1 Barricades (In place as needed. Proper rope / chain or solid barriers used. Access is reasonable)
2 Tags & Signs (In place at all entry points. Proper tags / signs used. Filled out properly & legible.)
3 Contract Contact List (Supervisor & SHE Rep’s names/contact info listed. Vale Rep &JHSC listed)
4 Walkways / Stairways / Emergency Exits (Not obstructed or suitable alternate routes avail.)
5 Work Areas (No overlapping roped-off areas, suitable space between areas for access by others.)
6 Electrical Panels (Not obstructed by barricades.)
7 Emergency Equipment (Not obstructed by barricades, or suitable temporary measures in place.)
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Notes

Please send Audits to your Vale Representative & Tasha.Pinkerton@vale.com DM # 561923 February 2018