FIELD OPERATIONS- TORONTO YARD
 JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Tuesday April 03rd, 2007: 1000 – 1300

              3rd Floor Conference room, GYO Bldg

 

                                                            COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

                                                                                     

N. Richards                    Member, Co-chairperson              CPR Co-Chair                 Present

M. Waver                      Member                                      CPR                              Present

R. Sutton                       Member                                      CPR                             

 

D. Humphrey                  Member, Co-chairperson              TCRC/UTU Co-Chair                  

D. Gillam                        Member, Alt Co-chairperson         TCRC/BLE                      Present

K. Lawrence                   Member                                      TCRC/UTU/RCLS            Present

D. Simpson                    Alternate                                     CPR                                                     

P. Debono                      Alternate                                     TCRC/UTU                     Present

B. Sexsmith                   Alternate                                     TCRC/BLE                     

C. Smith                        Alternate                                     TCRC/UTU/RCLS           

 

                                                   GUESTS Present:

George Smith                                Service Area Manager SOSA

Robert Lewicki                              Field Safety Adviser SOSA

                                                    

Agenda:

Opening Comments – George Smith – Safety first quarter 2007 and safety focus for year. 

ITEMS

DESCRIPTION

WHO

1

Review 2007 Safety Plan - Activities

All

2

Review Safety Stats – Personal Injuries, Train Accidents/Incidents

All

3

SOFA Audits

Auditors

4

SOFA Audit Addendum – Sprains & Strains At Risk Factors

Auditors

5

RCLS SOFA Audit Addendum – Toronto Committee Pilot Project

Auditors

6

ORCA Audits

Auditors

7

Footboard Meetings: At-Risk trends, Safety Info-Grams/Flashes

All

8

Monthly Workplace Inspections

Inspectors

9

Accident Investigations/Work Refusals

Participants

10

Safety Hazard Reports

All

11

Old Business/Discussions/Completed Items

All

12

New Business/Discussions,

All

13

Update HRDC/TC Annual Report

All

14

Adjournment

All

 

 

 

Item 1: Review of 2007 Safety Plan:  H&S Committee reviewed 2007 Safety Plan and activities:  Summary of Activities:

 

Tracking Document

SOSA F.Ops H&S Committee: 2007

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Target

Completed

Safety Activities for 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month / Yr

Month/Yr

1. SOFA Operations Switching Audits

5

10

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10* / 120*

23

2. SOFA Addendum – Reducing Strains & Sprains

0

5

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PILOT

6

3. RCLS SOFA Audits Addendum - PILOT

4

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PILOT

13

4. ORCA Audits

2

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Month/24 yr

5

5. Safe Work Practices meetings-blitzes

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Year

3

6. Workplace Inspections 

  Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each area - Twice yearly

 On target

7. Pre-Departure Checklist/Job Briefings

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 month/24 yr

6

8. Mentoring/Coaching Program for Junior employees– (3-5 yrs service) (Pilot Commenced March 2006 and continued in 2007)  (#Employees)

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Continued        Pilot in 2007

 

 

 

* Total Includes RCLS SOFA Audit Addendum

 

Safety Activity 1: SOFA (Switching Operations Fatality Analysis) Audit results:

At-risk procedures (Trends) are identified on SOFA Audits and are discussed. These at-risk items form the topics for discussion in Activity 5: Safe Work Practices, footboard meetings and blitzes.

 

Safety Activity 2: SOFA Addendum – Reducing Stains & Sprains Audit results:

At-risk procedures (Trends) are identified on SOFA – Reducing Stains & Sprains (Addendum) and are discussed. These at-risk items form the topics for discussion in Activity 5: Safe Work Practices, footboard meetings and blitzes.

 

Safety Activity 3: RCLS SOFA Audits – PILOT Addendum Audit Results:

At-risk procedures (Trends) are identified on  RCLS SOFA Audits (Addendum) and are discussed. These at-risk items form the topics for discussion in Activity 5: Safe Work Practices, footboard meetings and blitzes.

 

Safety Activity 4: ORCA Audit results:

At-risk procedures (Trends) are identified on ORCA, discussed and form the topics for discussion in Activity 3: Safe Work Practices,

footboard meetings and blitzes.

 

Safety Activity 5: Safe Work Practices, Meetings, Blitzes:

At-risk procedures (Trends) noted in previous month SOFA Audits and/or ORCA audits are discussed with Rte’s at following

Month’s footboard meetings, blitzes and affirm/reaffirm safe work practices and procedures.

 

Safety Activity 6: Workplace Inspections

Committee to schedule local inspections of Toronto Yard, which includes five (5) Areas: GYO/Hump, Pull down, Classification Yard,

Diesel/Car Shop, Arrival/Departure Yards plus seven (8) Customer/Industrial locations: Each area or customer location: established

plan is to inspect twice per year.

 

Safety Activity 7: Pre-Departure Checklist/Job Briefings

Monitor use and quality of pre-departure checklists: monitor and participate in crew job briefings.

 

Safety Activity 8: Mentoring/Coaching – Continuation of 2006 Pilot Project by Toronto Yard Joint S&H Committee

Description: Development and implementation of mentoring and coaching junior and/or at-risk employees:

(Primarily Mentoring Employees between 3-5 years service and/or as otherwise required: Pilot commenced March 2006.

Will continue this pilot project as required in 2007.

 

 

 

 

Item 2:  Review Safety Stats – Personal Injuries, Accidents/Incidents: Review To date:

H&S Committee review of SOSA stats and Toronto Yard 2007 – FOPS accidents/Incidents and Personal Injuries:

 

Tracking Document

 

 

 

 

 

2

0

0

7

 

 

 

 

2007

2007

2006

2006

FOPS – Toronto Yard

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

YTD Actual

Target

    YTD   Actual

Target

FRA Personal Injuries

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

3

3

4

Non-FRA Personal Injuries

1

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

7

7

7

FRA Train Accidents

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0

0

0

Non- FRA Train Accidents

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

11

12

17

Cardinal Rule Violations

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

0

3

2

 

2007

FOPS FRA PI - NIL

 

FOPS NON-FRA PI

Jan. 20, 2007: P&C YSH - CT14 Slipped on ladder rung (Left Leg) – strained left Knee                                           NON-FRA

Feb. 04, 2007: P&C YSE - Consumed by Fumes - Eng 1609 (FUMES - REPEATER)                                                                NON-FRA

Feb. 21, 2007: P&C YSH - Consumed by Fumes - Eng 1610 (FUMES)                                                                                    NON-FRA

 

FOPS FRA TA - NIL

 

FOPS NON-FRA TA - NIL

 

Cardinal Rules Violations - NIL

 

Other: incidents reviewed: (NON-HF-FOPS)

Jan. 02, 2007: Hump – Derailment CT01 West End - - Wide Gauge in curve                                             E/S Responsibility

Jan. 18, 2007: Hump – SOO600369 to Clear track - CT48 – Car through Inert                                       S&C Responsibility

Jan. 29, 2007: Hump – CT07 – Crossed Couplers – Derailment - - Hump Operation:                               S&C Responsibility

Feb 07, 2007: 101-07 – Derailed Over switch W/e FT01 – Split Switch:  Switch Defect                    S&C-E/S Responsibility

Feb 12, 2007: Hump  - NKCR65223 derailed destined GRP 7, acct contacted CEFX10643 which had stalled at retarder. S&C Responsibility

Feb.23, 2007: 231-22: Eng 8809 Derailed R7E – Track Wide Gauge/missing Spikes/Rail Anchors            E/S Responsibility

Mar.01, 2007: Hump – Crossed couplers CT04 - NOKL733645 derailed A-end R3/R4- Hump Operation   S&C Responsibility

Mar.02, 2007: Hump – Over speed ex Master and Group – Oil Contamination in Master                           S&C Responsibility             

Mar.05, 2007: T14-05- L1/R1 Eng CP8209 derailed account ICE conditions – Trying to break path as per rule – ENVIROMENTAL Conditions

Mar 24, 2007: Hump - Car to CT27 stalled, next car destined CT15 cornered and derailed b-end of car -  HUMP Operation

Mar 31, 2007: Hump – Crossed couplers (Hump Operation) in CT25 caused south rail to cant over          HUMP Operation

 

 

Item 3: SOFA Audit Results:

 

SOFA Audits: Safe Observations, At-risk observations, SOFA Audit Summary For 2007:

The basic concept of communication, or its lack of, has been attributed to the cause of many Accidents & incidents

across the property last year. The key is that we must not assume the other members of our crew know what we are

going to do; we must talk about it constantly so we are all sure everyone else is on the same page as us.

 

                                                                        SOFA Audit Tracking Document

2007

S

O

F

A

 

 

A

U

D

I

T

S

 

Lifesaver

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Totals/AVG. YEAR

Lifesaver 1

Secure Equip.

 

100%

 

98.6%

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 2

Equipment

 

98.2%

 

100%

 

98.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 3

Job Briefing

 

96.5%

 

88.8%

 

90.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 4

Communication

 

96.5%

 

93.5%

 

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 5

Coaching

 

96.6%

 

97.7%

 

97.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total SOFA Conducted

/Month

  

    5

 

  10

 

   8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Audits

Month

 

 

 280

 

350

 

 386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total - AT Risk

Behaviors - Month

  

    8

 

  11

 

    6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Totals

Month %

 

97.0%

 

96.8%

 

98.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total At Risk % - Month

 

 3.0%

 

 3.2%

 

 1.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues/SOFA At Risk Behaviors: Items for discussion:

SOFA Life 2 (E) Application/Testing handbrakes

SOFA Life 3 (A) Job Briefings – At beginning of shift

SOFA Life 3 (B) Job Briefings – Proper job briefing procedure

SOFA Life 5 (A) Senior crew member reviews experience of coworker

SOFA Life 5 (C) Entraining and Detraining > Proper Detraining from stationary equipment

 

Item 4 – SOFA Audit Addendum - Sprains & Strains At-Risk Factors:

Examining additional factors which may lead to sprains and strains:

 

                                       Sprains & Strains At-Risk Factors Audit Tracking Document

2007

                 SOFA Audit Addendum - Sprains & Strains At Risk Factors

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Totals

YEAR

Addendum Conducted /month

  

   0

 

   5

 

   1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Observations

 

   0

 

  41

 

  21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total AT Risk Behaviors

 

   0

 

   7

 

   1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Totals

 

   0

 

82.9%

 

95.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Risk %

 

   0

 

17.1%

 

4.80%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues/ SOFA Audit Addendum - Sprains & Strains At Risk Factors: Items for discussion:

Item 1A) Stretch and Flex: Crew has or loosened up their muscles prior to starting the job

 

  

Item 5 – RCLS SOFA Audit Addendum – Toronto H&S Committee Local Pilot Project for 2007- RCLS

For 2007, Toronto Yard Joint H&S Committee will commence use of an RCLS SOFA AUDIT addendum an effort to capture and document RCLS operations since most of the yard operations at Toronto Yard are RCLS. 

The purposes of this RCLS tracking sheet are for easy cross reference to identify on the areas of concern that the Toronto Yard Health and Safety Committee may have to address the unique problems in regards to RCLS Operations.

 

                                                                        RCLS Tracking Document

2007

R

C

L

S

 

 

A

U

D

I

T

S

PILOT

Lifesaver

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Totals/AVG. YEAR

Lifesaver 1

Secure Equip.

 

100%

 

78.7%

 

94.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 2

Equipment

 

93.2%

 

93.5%

 

98.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 3

Job Briefing

 

93.3%

 

100%

 

95.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver 4

Communication

 

90.8%

 

 88%

 

96.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total RCLS  Conducted

/Month

 

    4

 

    4

 

   4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Audits

Month

 

 

 240

 

 270

 

 398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total - AT Risk

Behaviors - Month

 

  17

 

   24

 

   12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Totals

Month

 

92.9%

 

91.1%

 

96.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total At Risk % - Month

 

 7.1 %

 

8.9 %

 

 3.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues/RCLS At Risk Behaviors: Items for discussion:

RCLS/SOFA Life 1 (C) Equipment separated by 50 feet

RCLS/SOFA Life 3 (A) Job Briefings – At beginning of shift with immediate supervisor

RCLS/SOFA Life 4 (A) Proper Radio Identification procedures – Using Engine Number – Rule 121

RCLS/SOFA Life 4 (B) Proper Radio Communication between Crew Members and crews

RCLS/SOFA Life 2 (F) Proper Entraining/Detraining

 

  

Item 6 – ORCA Audit Results: (Onboard)

ORCA : On Board - Safe Observations, At-risk observations, ORCA Audit Summary For 2007:

 

                                                                        ORCA Audit Tracking Document

2007

O

R

C

A

 

 

A

U

D

I

T

S

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Totals

YEAR

ORCA  Conducted /month

   

   2

 

   1

 

   1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Observations

 

 116

 

  18

 

  180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total AT Risk Behaviors

 

   4

 

  Nil

 

  Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Totals

 96.5%

 

100%

 

 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Risk %

 

 3.5%

 

  0%

 

   0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues/ORCA At Risk Behaviors: Items for discussion:

No issues this month

 

 

Item 7: FOOTBOARD Meetings: Summary of items for monthly footboard discussions:

7A) Safety Flashes/Info-grams

7B) At-Risk items: RE results/Trends from: SOFA Audits, Sprain and Strain Addendum, RCLS SOFA Addendum and ORCA audits:

 

7A) Safety Flashes/Info-grams (since last meeting): for discussion at next Footboard meetings:

March 2007 Sam’s Message

Situational Awareness INFO-GRAM

 

 

7B) At-Risk items: Trends from: SOFA Audits, Sprain and Strain Addendum, RCLS SOFA Addendum & ORCA audits:

Topics for Footboard Meetings: Including At-risk procedures (trends) identified from previous month:

SOFA Audits, Sprain and Strain Addendum, RCLS SOFA Addendum and ORCA audits:

Review Personal Injuries/Train Accidents – To date

 

Issues/SOFA At Risk Behaviors: Items for discussion:

SOFA Life 2 (E) Application/Testing handbrakes

SOFA Life 3 (A) Job Briefings – At beginning of shift

SOFA Life 3 (B) Job Briefings – Proper job briefing procedure

SOFA Life 5 (A) Senior crew member reviews experience of coworker

SOFA Life 5 (C) Entraining and Detraining > Proper Detraining from stationary equipment

 

Issues/ SOFA Audit Addendum - Sprains & Strains At Risk Factors: Items for discussion:

Item 1A) Stretch and Flex: Crew has or loosened up their muscles prior to starting the job

 

Issues/RCLS At Risk Behaviors: Items for discussion:

RCLS/SOFA Life 1 (C) Equipment separated by 50 feet

RCLS/SOFA Life 3 (A) Job Briefings – At beginning of shift with immediate supervisor

RCLS/SOFA Life 4 (A) Proper Radio Identification procedures – Using Engine Number – Rule 121

RCLS/SOFA Life 4 (B) Proper Radio Communication between Crew Members and crews

RCLS/SOFA Life 2 (F) Proper Entraining/Detraining

 

OTHER:

 - Yard Inventory/Equipment updating/reporting promptly to TYC/YCS when additional moves made.

 - Confirming Lockout procedure – (Class)

 - Smoking policy in Engines and around vicinity of entrances to buildings.

 

 

 

NOTE: Footboard meetings commence 0630 Wednesday April 11th  to 0630 Friday April 13th, 2007

 

 

Item 8: Monthly Workplace Inspections: Any deficiencies noted and being progressed as required.

 

Monthly Workplace Inspection schedule for 2007:

Workplace Inspection Areas

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

IGI WAX

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

STRATOFLO

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

VIVA1-Nelsons - Cross connection

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

VIVA2-Finch Plant, Owens Corning

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

Pull down, Ladder, LHF compound

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

SOLO - (Lily Cup)

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

IPSCO

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

Shops - Car/Diesel

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

Classification Yard

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

A/B Yards

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

F/G Yards, Shed/Expressway

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

GYO/Pull down/Hump/Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Plan

 

 

Item 9: Accident Investigations, Work Refusals,

Accident Investigations (ISROP):           Nil

Work Refusals:                                        Nil

 

Item 10:  Safety Hazard Reports: 

 

                                                                        Tracking Document

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 2

 0

 0

 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

YTD

2007 NEW Safety Hazards Received

 

12

14

08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Hazards Resolved

--

08

11

08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Hazards Referred for resolve

--

04

03

00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hazards Still Outstanding (Year)

--

04

05

02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 10:  Safety Hazard Reports:  (Detail): Safety Hazard Reports: 2007: Reviewed and Discussed by Toronto S&H Committee:

 

Jan 2007:

Jan 03, 2007: #1652: Fumes in Cab Eng 8214 – T04-03 between Toronto Yard and Oshawa                             >> RESOLVED 01/25/2007

Jan 05, 2007: #1653: Escalation Request Re: Outstanding tripping hazard #0214 of Sept 24th, 2006  (Rail)     >> RESOLVED 01/18/2007

Jan 13, 2007: #2035: Broken Stairs Hump (Opposite Propane tanks)                                                                   >> RESOLVED 01/15/2007

Jan 12, 2007: #2028: Uneven Ballast at Wye Switch Guelph Jct.  >> FORWARED TO HAMILTON/LONDON      >> RESOLVED 01/16/2007

Jan 13, 2007: #2022: Heating in GYO                                           >> NON-SAFETY HAZARD > EXCLUDED         >> RESOLVED 01/13/2007

Jan 18, 2007: #2022: Fumes in Cab Eng 8206 – T14-18 between Toronto Yard and Shed/IGI Wax                   >> RESOLVED 01/25/2007

Jan 18, 2007: #2038: FT01 Blue Flag/M/S Five Alive – Procedure Issue                                                                               >> RESOLVED 01/19/2007

Jan 18, 2007: #2203: TAXI exception Toronto to Mactier           >> FORWARDED To MTL-CALGARY                 >> RESOLVED 03/01/2007

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Jan 18, 2007: #2037: Rail Lying L1- A-Yard Lead, Stratoflo                                                                                  >> REFFERED 01/18/2007

CAP: E/S has advised that will handled by end April 2007- C. Eveline

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Jan 29, 2007: #2041: Vines/Brush/Trees north Side Havelock at Stratoflo – Tripping Hazard                              >> REFFERED 01/31/2007

CAP: E/S has advised that will handled by end April 2007- C. Eveline

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Jan 30, 2007: #2042: Yard Radio Interference from M/S, E/S,  FOPS: Instruction/Reminder Issued                  >> RESOLVED 02/08/2007

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Jan 30, 2007: #2208: Fumes in CAB P&C Eng 1609 –(2nd REPEAT – Original from Dec 2006)>> See Feb 04,07>> RESOLVED 04/02/2007

3rd REPEAT – OUTSTANDING >> See Feb 04, 2007: Hazard #2204

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Feb. 2007:

Feb 01, 2007: #2206: Tobacco Residue from Crews Smoking in Engine 1610 – (Eng Inspected – Nil Found        >> RESOLVED 02/01/2007

Feb 04, 2007: #2204: Fumes in Cab P&C Eng 1548 - #6 Injector Changed, Timing/Rack Adjusted/Vee Cleaned               >> RESOLVED 02/19/2007

Feb 07, 2007:  Four Royal Taxi Exceptions for Vehicle Condition (Tires) Sent to CMC/L. Courtney for handling >> RESOLVED 03/07/2007

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Feb 04, 2007: #2204: Fumes in Cab P&C Eng 1609 - (3rd REPEAT)                                                                     >> RESOLVED 04/02/2007

REPEATER – Update March 02: Eng 1609 at shop – Waiting M/S full inspection/investigation: K. Arbuckle March 02/07

MARVIN – MIR – NON-FRA – Employee Sick from Fumes

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Feb 14, 2007: #2244: Fumes in Cab Eng 5674 – 234-13 Whitby – NIL Found                                                      >> RESOLVED 02/28/2007

Feb 14, 2007: #2245: Fumes in Cab Eng 8223 – 234-13 Whitby – VEE Cleaned, #2 Exhaust Manifold Gasket   >> RESOLVED 02/23/2007

Feb 15, 2007: #2215: Extra car (Shop) on Oshawa “A” – Inventory Issue – Procedures/Addressed                  >> RESOLVED 02/25/2007

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Feb 19, 2007: #0003: Tobacco Smoke – Eng 6043 at shop                                                                                   >> RESOLVED 04/02/2007

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Feb 21, 2007: #2207: Fuel Fumes Eng 1610, VEE Groove/Fuel Overflow                                                             >> RESOLVED 02/23/2007

MARVIN – MIR – NON-FRA – Employee Sick from Fumes

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Feb 22, 2007: #2049: Timely Deadheading Issue  >> Forwarded to CMC for handling                                        >> RESOLVED 02/24/2007

Feb 24, 2007: #2218: Two  Extra Cars on Oshawa “A” – (Shops) – Process/Refocus From Feb 15 to Feb 25    >> RESOLVED 02/25/2007

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Feb 26, 2007: #2219: 8800’s Engs – Middle seat – Bar behind head could be a potential hazard> Forwarded  

Forwarded to K. Wachs Manager Operating Practices for further handling. Engine Design: Item Progressed     >> RESOLVED 03/01/2007

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Feb 27, 2007: #2050: Crew Bus – Burnt out brake light                                                                                        >> RESOLVED 03/01/2007

Feb.28, 2007: #1615: Inventory Exception – Osh-A Turn                                                                                    >> RESOLVED 03/07/2007

 

Item 10:  Safety Hazard Reports:  (Continued): Safety Hazard Reports: 2007: Reviewed and Discussed by Toronto S&H Committee:

 

March 2007:

Mar 01, 2007: #2210: Hump Protection of class track CT54: Procedures – Reaffirmed                                        >> RESOLVED 03/07/2007

Mar.02, 2007: #2220: Inventory Exception Osh-B Turn                                                                                       >> RESOLVED 03/08/2007

Mar.02, 2007: #2216: Hallcon Driver Exception – Forwarded to L. Courtney Manager Contractor Services       >> RESOLVED 03/08/2007

Mar.04, 2007: #2051: Crew Bus – Burnt out passenger side tail light -                arranged to get fixed.                            >> RESOLVED 03/05/2007

Mar.08, 2007: #2034: Snow/Ice conditions G-Yard Road                      - Snow Removed March 10/07                                >> RESOLVED 03/10/2007

Mar.22, 2007: #2228: CP5878 – Cover for Electrical cover missing – wires exposed                                           >> RESOLVED 04/02/2007

Mar.24, 2007: #2032: Hump trimming in a track, P&C authorized to same track without being advised of hump                >> RESOLVED 03/25/2007

Mar 28, 2007: #2229: Oil Burning fumes in Cab – Eng STLH 8212                                                                         >> RESOLVED 04/02/2007

 

Item 11: Old Business/Discussions: Status of Items: Completed Items, Reports, Ongoing Items:
 
Completed Items:

Ψ        From Oct 2006 Meeting:

D. Gillam presented samples of cleaner - VIROX-SARS disinfectant cleaner/sanitizer and dispenser for                               LOCAL

possible use at yard offices – K. Lawrence and C. Smith investigating initiative – Discuss at next meeting.        INITIATIVE

            CAP: Investigate supplier of hand sanitizer/dispenser for GYO, Hump, Pull down by Nov 30.

                Dec 5, 2006: Paul Gagne supplier at meeting date to demonstrate products:

                Dec 5, 2006: D. Humphrey/D. Gillam will determine number of dispensers for GYO/Pull down

                CAP: Plan to implement Jan 2007                                                                                                                 

                CAP: N. Richards will contact Mr. P. Gagne for final quote – by Jan 15/07                                          

Feb 2007: N. Richards Contact Mr. Gagne by month end to arrange 3 dispensers & sanitizer             product  

                March 2007: N Richards sent Email to Mr. Gagne. Product ordered.    

                Product Received March 08, 2007 – Dispensers installed and filled March 9th: 2 at GYO, 1 at PD                        COMPLETED

 

Ψ        From Feb 2007 Meeting:

Hotel issue Smith Falls – Water disabled and no alternate location from lodging                                                   (B. Sexsmith)

Mr. Sexsmith will draft memo of occurrence by month end and will progress to Supervisory staff at Smith Falls 

March 2007: Still to be progressed – CAP – Addressed for April 2007 meeting                                                    

April 2007 – Item handled by MSA – Scott Nelson                                                                                                  COMPLETED

 

Ψ        From Mar 2007 Meeting:

Auto Crew Calling from CMC – Automated system Is calling crews on cell phones: while crews driving.

This is difficult and dangerous to try enter prompts and passwords to the automated system while driving.

Automated crew calling should refer to home number but should not direct to cell phones.

If there is a requirement to reach employee not at home, manual calling to employee by crew dispatcher

on cell phone would be safer than employees trying to accept call via the automated required prompting in order

to accept call.

CAP – March 2007: N. Richards will forward item to CMC- Mtl & Calgary for investigation & possible solutions.

Letter drafted and sent March 07, 2007 (N. Richards) to progress/investigate this Item.                                                   

Answer Received March 08, 2007: Sent out to committees on SOSA                                                                    COMPLETED

 

Ψ        From Mar 2007 Meeting:

Status of H&S Training for members/alternates on the H&S committees for 2007?                                               Forward to R. Lewicki             

Email sent out March 07 by N. Richards, Response already received and distributed to H&S committee March 07 as follows:

1)     “Technical training trainers are currently being trained in the new H&S committee training program and will be ready to deliver the training shortly. Please contact the appropriate designated training specialist below for your function in order to coordinate / arrange training for your committee reps / managers. (FOps - Norm Creighton)

2)     We are still awaiting the launch of the new h&s program for committee. Calgary has advised me that trainers in technical training group are currently being trained and will be prepared to deliver the program once complete. I will advise when this occurs and the process to be undertaken in order to get the ball rolling on the demand for training. Thanks for your patience. (R. Lewicki).

The inquiry to H & S training has been responded – will arrange training as soon as it is available.                      COMPLETED

 

Ψ        From Mar 2007 Meeting:

Still having issues with Hamilton tunnel – Radio repeater: Ongoing issues: This is and safety issue  for communications

Of any type incident occurring in tunnel: IE GO train/Emergency, other trains: and not being able to contact RTC.

March 2007 – N. Richards will forward this item to D. Elen/G. Gionet for their handling and response.                                Forwarded to D. Elen

Response received March 08 from Mr. Elen. Mr. Elen coordinating with S&C to fix & maintain. PROGRESSED     COMPLETED

 

 

Item 11 - Ongoing Items:

 

Ψ        From Jan 2006 Meeting: Point Protection Hump                                                                                                                                    

Flood point protection hump lead.  If signal bungalow malfunction or electrical failures etc what are procedures                (K. Lawrence/C. Smith)

K. Lawrence/C. Smith to prepare draft plans for point protection & will present to the Committee.                                    

March 2006 – by default: If no point protection – RCLS rules apply – Issue bulletin                                             (J. Bonham/K. Lawrence)

April 2006:  Will review RCLS/GE rules and procedures and draft/issue bulletin:                                                  

        CAP –     J. Bonham/K. Lawrence to have bulletin drafted and issued by June 05                                            

REVISED CAP – J. Bonham/K. Lawrence to have bulletin drafted for issuance by June 30. (ON AV)            

REVISED CAP – N. Richards and K. Lawrence to discuss, draft and issue for Sept 30.       (AV)       

REVISED CAP – N. Richards and K. Lawrence to discuss, draft and issue for Oct. 30.         (AV)       

REVISED CAP – N. Richards and K. Lawrence to discuss, draft and issue for Dec 31.                         (C. Smith)

REVISED CAP – C. Smith will draft by Dec 11th for approval and implementation.                                             (D. Humphrey)

        Jan 2007: DRAFT 2 Done – A few updates still required

CAP: Proof for Draft-3 for Feb Meeting then draft procedure for training and Implementation.                 

        Feb 2007: Draft Completed – More edits may be required. D. Humphrey will advise for March meeting.             (D. Humphrey)

March 2007: REV-CAP – Some issues - Union LR to be followed-up: Have finalized for end April 2007:                               ONGOING

April 2007: No Response received from Union LR. – Ken Lawrence will forward to Craig Watt

 

Ψ        From Jan 2007 Meeting:

Terms of reference for 2007 (DRAFT) Reviewed. N Richards will send out electronically.                                    COMMITTEE

CAP: Will finalize document for Feb 2007 meeting for signage by members and alternates.                                 DOCUMENTATION

New CAP – March 2007 meeting for signage by members and alternates.           

NEW Cap- Further discussion is required before signoff.

 

 

Ψ        From Jan 2007 Meeting:

H&S Committee investigate procedure of drawbar alignment since there is no established procedure                 (P. Debono)

Investigate use of Knuckle alignment strap.                                                                                                           (K. Lawrence)

                CAP: H&S committee will investigate procedures and prepare draft for Feb 2007 Meeting                                   LOCAL

Feb 2007: Draft Reviewed. Mr. Lawrence will submit procedural pictures by Feb 15 to R. Lewicki                       COMMITTEE

For send off to Calgary to Corporate Ergronomist for their approval.                                                                   PILOT

March 2007: Finalizing new draft before sending to Calgary Ergronomist:                                                           

April 2007: Drafts done and forwarded to Mr. Lewicki and Calgary.

Calgary requires an in house Ergo assessment.                                                                                    

CAP - Ken Lawrence & R. Lewicki will do assessment by April 30 for submission to Calgary                                  ONGOING

 

 

 

Item 12: New Business/Discussions/Comments: Issues brought forward April  2007:

 

Discussions:

 

R. Lewicki discussed the following items:

- Walkabout will be held May 15 & 16 – More integration and discussions with employees as to EVAC plan, H&S reps, safety Etc.

- Wellness fair – June 5th

- Executive Policy Committee – Requests Survey – for return by April 30

- New/Revised eye policy

- Cross-functional SOFA audits: Meeting to be established in April 2007 to work out details.

- Focusing on engaging employees to work safely: Focusing on adherence to procedures, situational awareness – asking the questions

 

 

New Business:

 

Ψ        From April  2007 Meeting:

New crew bus vehicles – Require netting or other method of securing grips                                                         (M. Waver)

April 2007: Mr. Waver will contact Discount or alternate company to investigate tie-down/netting possibilities    NEW ITEM

 

 

 

Ψ        From April  2007 Meeting:

FG-Yard road condition again poor: N. Richards to contact M. Stilwell by end of month as to road repairs.         (N. Richards)

                                                                                                                                                                                NEW ITEM

 

 

 

 

Item 13:  Update HRDC/TC Annual Report:

Yearly update of report for TC due on March 1/2008 for Year 2008.

Committee to review & update HRDC document at end of each monthly meeting.  DONE - nbr

 

 

 

 

Next meeting at 1000, TUESDAY May 1st, 2007 GYO Bldg, 3rd floor Conference Room, Toronto Yard

 

Signed:

 

Norm Richards, Chairperson

D. Gilliam Alt-Chairperson

 

 

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