Bayonet Fuse Incident � � � � Called out to an outage on a pad-mount 50 KVA XFMR was live and “humming” when arrived No secondary power Crewmember removes primary from H 1 a and “parks” the Hi-voltage cable = Dead? Operates the relief valve Removes the Bayonet fuse assembly Disassembles Bayonet and tests the fuse with DVOM = Bad
Sectionalizing cabinet approximately 300 ft away from jobsite.
Restore the POWER! �Replace the fuse and assemble Bayonet assembly – Purpose of fuse? �Install the Bayonet back into the XFMR �Unpark the Primary and Reinstall onto the H 1 a terminal – Is this practice acceptable? !
BOOM �Oil shower �Bayonet BULLET of 14 oz/6125 grains �Bayonet assembly embeds into neighbor’s exterior house wall 75 ft away from XFMR
Were there any warning signs? �Instructions! �Transformer/Circuit �XFMR Testing! was found to be faulty/shorted windings �Weak-link fuse failed to blow
Basic test using a DVOM
Emergency Action Plan for Nebraska Electric Utilities Organization in Calamity By Kory Hildebrand Nebraska Rural Electric Association / Northeast Community College
Emergency Action Plan �Objective - To ensure the protection of persons in “Somewhere” Utilities facilities during emergency conditions, i. e. , fire, severe weather, etc. This plan outlines the appropriate responsible actions to be taken by management and employees during emergency conditions. Training shall be provided annually to ensure all employees know and understand the Emergency Action Plan.
Introduction • In this program we will answer some questions. - Why do I need an Emergency Action Plan ? - What would happen if I chose not to develop a plan? - What are the minimum requirements ?
Tornado: Bayard, NE. June 12 th, 2017
YOUR Tornado? !!?
Emergency Action Plan? 1. Assessment a. Who is going to perform this assessment? b. How? c. Report to who? d. Who is getting power first? 2. Equipment and Supplies a. Do you have any? b. Are they buried in rubble/missing/damaged? c. Suppliers? 3. Help? a. Who will help? /Who will make arrangements? b. What happens when they arrive? c. Will “home” crew be working restructure? d. Up-to-date system maps for visiting crews? e. Where will they stay? f. What will they eat? g. Fuel? Supplies? Liaison? Communications?
What would happen if I chose not to develop a plan? • Unreliable emergency response • Possibly cause injury or death • Compliance Issues
How can a properly written and practiced EAP apply to a fully-loaded passenger plane crash?
What are the minimum requirements ? • Employers are required to develop and maintain a plan. • If there are more than 10 employees, it MUST be in writing. • It must be kept in the workplace and available to all employees.
Minimum Requirements expanded. • Emergency escape procedures and escape route assignments. • Procedures for employees that maintain critical operations. • Procedure to account for employees after evacuation. • Identification of employees with special duties (rescue, first-aid…)
Minimum Requirements Expanded (cont) • Preferred means of reporting emergencies. • Types of response to be used in the different emergency situations. • Names or job titles of those that can be contacted for further information regarding the Emergency Action Plan.
What are the Training Requirements ? • Training shall be provided for… - Employees designated to assist in evacuation and accountability of others. - All employees, in the location of the plan. - All employees in the recognition and reaction to the different alarms. - All employees in the proper evacuation procedure and route.
When should the Emergency Action Plan be reviewed ? • When the plan is first developed. • When an employee is first hired. • When duties change. • When the plan changes.
Two main General Reactions to Emergencies • When an emergency has been announced or noted, the first priority is to protect yourself. • If a non trained person is in your area, such as a customer or vendor, you must take them with you in your reaction to the emergency.
What type of emergencies should be addressed in a plan? • Fire – Last time EVERYONE performed a fire drill? Alarms? Where to rally? Head count? Exit Plaques/Signs? Weather related and Natural Disasters– Tornado shelter? Remain in building or evacuate? - Move away from windows - Calmly proceed to the storm shelter areas - Assist visitors/ customers to shelter - Remain in shelter until all clear notification • All evacuated employees will assemble at the rally point designated for their work location. • Department supervisors or their designated person will be in charge of the assembly of employees and perform a roll call to assure everyone has successfully evacuated. • All employees will receive training in first- aid and the proper way to move an injured victim. • Employees are not encouraged to re-enter the building once they have evacuated. • Professional Emergency Personnel will perform rescues using the roll call information acquired at the rally point locations
Earthquake • There will probably be no alarm preceding an earthquake. • In the event of an earthquake one should… • Protect yourself from falling objects and debris, by getting under a desk, in a doorway, or laying beside couch or chest.
Robbery • Concede to the robber’s demands • Do not provoke the robbers • As soon as robbers leave, employees will lock all doors • Call 911 • Give aid to anyone that may have been hurt • Assist customers and visitors • Have all witnesses individually write down everything that they remember about the incident, without discussion
Medical Emergency • Good idea to announce medical emergency to staff on-hand provide location of the emergency. • Call 911 for medical personnel • Give care to the victim until professionals arrive.
Hazardous Material Release Be PREPARED with spill kits, containment tools, etc. . � Think ahead to prevent spills from happening. � Notify the proper authorities if necessary �
Bomb Threat • Upon receiving a bomb threat, document as much information as possible concerning the threat. • Contact management immediately. • Call 911 • Management will notify authorities to secure the area However, at their discretion, may order an evacuation of the facilities first
Outside Violence • Upon witnessing a violent act taking place outside the facility, “LOCK DOWN!”. Employees near doors must lock all doors and escort customers to an area away from doors and windows. • Call 911 immediately.
Inside Violence • In the event of some form of aggression or need of assistance within the facility, notify proper management • Call 911 immediately. • Available personnel should respond to the distress call.
Acts of Terrorism • These acts may include… - Bomb Threats - Hazardous Material Release - Acts of Violence - Cyber Attacks
Review • OSHA has requirements for employers to develop a emergency action plan in order to Keep employees safe in the event of emergencies. • The employer will furnish a written plan that will cover in detail the measures that will keep the employees safe and accounted for. • The employer will provide the proper training for the employees so they can distinguish the differences of the emergencies and the reactions required. • The employer will provide the proper training for those that are asked to provide special services in the times of an emergency
Summary • Emergency Action Plans are necessity in the workplace. • Becoming familiar with the plan will further protect you from potential problems when reacting to emergencies.