Karen Jenkins, CSP, is EHS manager for Rohm and Haas Advanced Materials in Weeks Island, La. She has an extensive background in manufacturing, PSM and EHS. Karen can be reached at email@example.com or (337) 867-4263.
It was Friday at 3:30 p.m. when I got the call. “We are wrapping up the job! Wanna meet me at the confined space entrance so we can do the wrap-up walk-around?”
“Sure thing,” I replied. “See ya in ten minutes.”
I grabbed my hat and glasses and walked out the door. Part of my safety and environmental specialist responsibilities is to perform a closing meeting with contractors and ensure that the worksite is free of hazards, locks have been removed, and spills were reported and cleaned before the contractor signs off on the completed job.