Mactier/Sudbury / Toronto North / Health & Safety Committee

May 14, 2007

10:00 – Mactier

 

PLACE:

MACTIER            

DATE:

May 14, 2007

TIME:

10:00

 

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

Present

 

 

 

 

 

Mactier

Poeta, J

Road Manager, Mgmnt Co-Chair 

416-997-4906

 

Sudbury

Sudbury

Toronto

Glad, T

Moher, C

Purdon, D

Manager Road Operations

Road Manager, Alternate

Road Manager, Alternate

647-233-6347

705-675-0891

416-997-4918

 

 

X

Sudbury

 

Graham, S

Maisonneuve, R

T.C.R.C. (T) 

T.C.R.C. (T)  Alternate

705-692-7130

705-674-4696

X

 

 

Curran, J

Forrest, R

T.C.R.C.(E) 

T.C.R.C (E) Alternate

705-525-6141

705-525-6141

X

X

Mactier

Dave Bright

Ken MacDonald

 

T.C.R.C.(E)

T.C.R.C.(E) Alternate

705-389-3392

X

 

 

Hiller, B   

Gillespie, M

T.C.R.C. (T) Employee Co-Chair

T.C.R.C.(T) Alternate

705-527-7453

X

 

Toronto N

 

 

 

Rasmussen, C

Nelson, G

Arnem, W

Craig Watt

T.C.R.C. (T)

T.C.R.C. (T) Alternate

T.C.R.C. (E)  

T.C.R.C. (E) Alternate

705-357-1831

 

705-722-3503

705-437-3567

 

X 

X

             

Guest :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Hiller called meeting to order 10:30.

 

AGENDA:

 

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

WHO

1

Review 2007 Safety Plan

All

1a

Local H&S Plan – Monthly Tracking & Updates

All

2

Review Safety Stats

All

3

Monthly Workplace Inspection

Inspectors

4

Accident Investigations/Work Refusals

Participants

5

Safety Hazard Reports

All

6

Safety Flashes

All

7

SOFA Audit Results

Auditors

8

Ongoing Business

All

9

New Business

All

10

General Discussion

All

11

Update HRDC/TC Annual Report

All

 

Item 1: Review of 2007 Safety Plan

 

Reviewed: 2007 Safety Plan accepted as presented

 

  • HSC meetings on schedule.  ON SCHEDULE
  • Safety Footboards on schedule.  ON SCHEDULE
  • SOFA, ORCA’S and property Audits.  ORCA  ON SCHEDULE
  • Safety blitzes as needed.  ON SCHEDULE
  • Safety framework 2007 and local H&S Plan will be reviewed monthly.
  • Safety boards will be updated as scheduled.
  • Keep your head in the game poster will be posted
  • Terms of reference updated, not yet signed off.  COMPLETE

 

 

Item 1a: Local Health & Safety Plan – Monthly Tracking (updates and action required)

 

 

Promote recognition of safe work performance through safe work incentives, congratulations to following employees for having their names drawn for working safely; Ken MacDonald and Peter Fernyhough in Mactier, Rob Sonier for Toronto North and Mark Edwards and Fred Pollock in Sudbury. 

 

1)      Improved tracking of safety hazard reports and corrective action.

2)      Improve the Property Audit resolve process using the Time and Action Calendar and A/B/C of importance process.  Manager’s to hand out Red, Yellow or Green Card.

 

 

Item 2: Review Safety Stats

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct.

Nov

Dec

YTD

2006

Actual

2007

target

FRA PI’s

 0

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

5

5

Non-FRA PI’s

1

0

 1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

14

11

FRA TA’s

0

0

1

 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

Non-FRA TA’s

2

1

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

10

8

CRV’

0

0

 1

 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

5

3

3rd P

1

 0

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

6

n/a

 

 

 

FRA PI’s

  • NIL.

 

Non FRA PI

  • NIL.

 

FRA Train Accident  07-03-27 ( Spence has been changed to a FRA ) 

 

 

Non FRA Train Accident

  • NIL.
  • .

 

 

CRV’s

  • NIL.

 

3rd Party Incident

                RT switch April 17 2007

 

 

CAP REVIEWS

 

 

Two mentoring programs were conducted on account of employee’s personal injury history  on April 27, 2007.

 

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Before starting any task remember to ask yourself:

  • What is the hardest part of doing this task?
  • How can I get injured?
  • What can I do to prevent an injury or accident?

 

Sudbury/ Mactier Toronto North Stats:

 

                 FRA PI    NON FRA PI   FRA TA   NON FRA TA      CRV

Mactier                513           131                  1538             131              1216

 

Sudbury              958             57                    766             236                162

 

Toronto               44              94                    345               32                  33

 

 

 

070411 Unit 5947 derailed track #6 Sudbury. Track condition / ES

 

070417 RT SWT Vaughan 3rd party. CAP / Derick Gibbons, Dave Purdon / COMPLETE

 

070427  Personal injury 3rd party. CAP / ongoing 

 

Item 3: Monthly Workplace Inspections

 

Property audits on target: (April:  4 Issues resolved / 1 Issue ongoing)

 

061108            Utopia –Ongoing : slurry has been cleaned up but new spills are on going. Dave

                  Purdon  to obtain schedule from BCRY.  Dave P followed up and awaiting response on                                  BCRY’s schedule for ongoing clean up. RESOLVED

 

070109            Honda Compound – insufficient handbrakes, blitzed by H&S Reps at Honda during footboards,                              and were advised blue flags on order.  Bob Barker with PGM indicates new blue flags to be                                  received and installed by end of April 2007.  C.Rasmussen/W,Arnem to advise status by                                      070430. RESOLVED  .

 

070315            Roadways and walkways between tracks at Spence yard below grade due to frost, roads are                              rutted.  ACTION ONGOING: R. Ruthven/Judy Cavanaugh.

 

070420            Britt / No issues / Job aids updates

                        Pointe Au Baril  /  Tripping hazard , lock missing on derail / RESOLVED

                        Parry Sound / Derail handle busted / Ongoing

                        Nobel / No issues

                        Reynolds / No issues

                        Mile 20.9 / Rocks on right away / Resolved

                       

070410            Copper Cliff / swt,s need to be oiled / Ongoing

070411            CN transfer and slag track swt,s need oil / derails need painting

 

070413             Vaughan / Safety supplies not available / Resolved

                          West end # 1 crossover ballast has to be brought up higher / ongoing / John Bonham

                          Job aid for utility person / ongoing / Bill Arnem

                           Road way storage track 14, north lead Huntington  cut too low / ongoing / Bill Arnem, John

                          Bonham

                          Reflectorized  road targets needed to be replaced / Resolved

 

070411             Utopia / Slurry between rails / Resolved

                           

 

 

 

 

Item 4: Accident Investigation/Work Refusals

 

 

  • Reviewed two Non FRA TA / Sudbury / Vaughan  and one NON FRA PI  / OVR

 

 

Item 5: Safety Hazard Reports

 

  • 070401 / Trespassers at Sudbury throwing items at train. Norm Lemarche  increased patrols / No issues
  • 070425 / Air Chief seats on units at Spence / Ergonomics issue / recommendation is to try and ensure that every effort is made to avoid these seats at Spence   

 

 

Item 6: Safety Flashes reviewed.

       

  • Safety Through Compliance /  On or about tracks
  • Field Ops Safety Item of the day. 

 

Item 7: SOFA Audit Results

 

Include the number of safe, at-risk and total observations and the number of employees observed.

YTD numbers appended below.  TOTAL SOFA AUDITS PERFORMED: April    16 CREWS

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct.

Nov

Dec

Action Plan

Lifesaver #1

186

7

 225

12

 226

3

192

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver #2

163

7

 155

8

 203

2

 116

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver #3

 39

3

 57

8

 43

4

15

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver #4

137

6

 122

8

 168

5

 96

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifesaver #5

94

5

 113

4

 120

2

62

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Totals

619

28

 672

41

 760

16

480

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

% At Risk

 4.5

 6.1

 2.1

 2.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Safety Blitz to Include Review of SOFA Lifesavers as follows: (May)

                                    % at Risk        Lifesaver #

SUDBURY                 4.3                   #1,  #4

TORONTO N             4.1                   #1, #4

MACTIER                   0                      ………

 

 

3RD PARTY SOFA AUDITS

HCRY              3          24% at Risk / lifesaver 1, 2 and 4

OVR                2          No issues.

 

 

TOTAL ORCA AUDITS PERFORMED: April ‘07 –  8 CREWS performed

  • Orca Audits –              Engineers    1.4% at risk (communication, of swts)
  •                                     Conductors 2.1% at risk, ( communication of swts and permissible speed )

 

 

REDUCING SPRAIN AND STRAIN AT RISK FACTOR (AUDITS) – 7

Issues were;   1) Crews not stretching and flexing prior to starting a job

                        2) Safe switch operations

                       

 

 

REVIEW CANADA LABOR CODE: RESP: Craig Rasmussen           

 

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Item 8: ONGOING BUSINESS:

Create Time & Action Calendar for new item.

 

Ongoing Business

Item

Description

Who

Action Taken

Status

01-06

 

 

 

040503 Lineup Matrix – Compressed Item, This is currently in the Policy Committee H&S Minutes. 

Policy Committee

-Survey distributed to

 H&S Committee 

 reps

This item is being addressed by Policy Committee.

04-06

060705 SUDBURY - – Emergency Access during events is not available to both sides of yard.   

060906 City of Sudbury & Bylaw Officer contacted and await their assistance.

S.Graham

N.Lamarche

City of Sudbury has not yet posted signs.

-signs are being 

 made, waiting

 update on

 availability.

- Letter to be drafted

  by co-chairs of City 

  of Sudbury

Update: 070611

07-06

060718 SUDBURY - Trespassers Sudbury Yard.  

 C. Moher

Fence repaired.  Require T&A

Update  070611

10-06

061211 SPENCE ROADWAY in very bad shape, below tie level

C.Rasmussen

R. Lewicki

Business Case by May 14 2007

Update 070611

01-07

070312 Roadway at Vaughan, road along north track from Huntington into work tracks and storage track 14

J. Bonham / Dave Purdon

Reviewed process with contractor and H&S Reps to provide update next meeting

Update 070611

02-07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 9 – New Business:

 

  • The Company is currently reviewing recognition programs and we should hear something in the near future.

 

            Complaints regarding subcontractors to Halcon, sending vehicles not fit for duty.   Occasions of Parry 

            Sound Sub Contractors showing up with lack of safety supplies. Taxi in particular #6 Parry Sound Cab.

            Ball Joints????????. Message sent too Mike Smith /  May 14 2007./ Dave Purdon

 

  • Target for Douglas ST Xing on Sault Branch requires large target.  ACTION: Mike Coderre & Cathy Moher.
  • Sand Boxes for Mactier and Sudbury will be ordered by September, 2007.

 

 

Item 10: General Discussion.

 

 

·        Bulletin book in Mactier not always being updated and/or not receiving

·        South end Bala / when staging trains and when securing equipment / stop clear of bridge/ discuss in footboards ( Fall Hazard )

·        Before starting any task remember to ask yourself:

·        What is the hardest part of doing this task?

·        How can I get injured?

·        What can I do to prevent an injury or accident?

  • Utility track at Vaughan needs work / Air conditioning and gas leak.  Letter sent to John Bonham May 14 2007
  • Mile post 28 and 17 impossible to identify / too low / letter sent to ES May 14 2007
  • Walk way needed on the north side at Romford for crews to use when they are Recrewing trains at the staging point. Letter sent Paul Towns May 14 2007
  • Whistle post at Mactier is in front of door / any possibilities of sign being moved. Letter sent to Kim Wachs May 14 2007
  • Bolton needs walkway where crews are staging trains. Letter sent to Rheal Lemelin May 14 2007

 

 

Item 11: Update HRDC/TC Annual Report.

 

Updated monthly.

 

 

Next Meeting will be June  11 , 2007 at 10:00 in Mactier.

 

 

Jeff Poeta                                                                   Bill Hiller

______________________________                        ____________________________

Jeffrey Poeta                                                                Bill Hiller

Management Co-Chair                                     Employee Co-Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Service Area Manager

Southern Ontario Service Area