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Title: Safety Barricade Procedure

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Safety
No.: SOP-0119

MIDGA
Preparer:
Safety

Reviewed: 6/18/14
Owner:
Safety

1.

Page: 1 of 5
Effective: 5/15/10

Supersedes:
Approver:
Safety

Ver. 1.3

PURPOSE
The purpose of this procedure is to establish minimum standard requirements for the
regulation of entry/exit into areas that may contain specific safety, health, or
environmental hazards and to provide a warning that such hazards may be present.

2.

DEFINITIONS
BASF uses a 2 color system for barricading hazards throughout the MIDGA Operations.
The tape shall identify hazardous areas as "Caution" by the use of yellow tape, and,
"Danger - Do Not Enter" areas by the use of red tape.
Yellow "Caution" tape shall be used to identify areas where a hazard *is not
immediately dangerous to life or health*. Some examples are clay spillage that could
cause slippery floors, welding operations on ground level, or construction areas where
equipment and tools are stored that may create trip hazards.
Red, "Danger - Do Not Enter" tape shall be restricted to areas where a hazard may not
be apparent or where life threatening situations exist. Some examples are serious
electrical hazards where exposure to live circuits by unqualified personnel may be
present, areas under equipment being lifted by hoisting devices, areas under overhead
welding and cutting operations or hazardous chemical spills. No one should ask to enter
a Red "Danger - Do Not Enter" taped area simply to take a "short cut" to another area of
the plant.
Note: If red "Danger -Do Not Enter" tape was originally installed in a work area for
protection, and, the hazard has been reduced from serious or life threatening to one of
less hazard, then the red "Danger -Do Not Enter" tape should be replaced with yellow
"Caution" tape.

3.

SCOPE
This procedure shall apply to all BASF employees, contractors, subcontractors, or service
personnel that may be involved in work on BASF property.

Title: Safety Barricade Procedure

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Safety
No.: SOP-0119

MIDGA

Reviewed: 6/18/14

4.

Page: 2 of 5
Effective: 5/15/10

Supersedes:

Ver. 1.3

PROCEDURE
4.1 Designated Entry/Exit Points for Danger Do Not Enter Tape:
An area that has been barricaded off with red "Danger - Do Not Enter" tape will have a
designated entry/exit point(s) that will be marked with "Danger -Do Not Enter" tags that
will be placed approximately 6 feet apart to designate the point of entry/exit into the area.
The number of designated entry/exit point(s) will be determined by the person in charge
of the work area. If the person in charge of the area wants absolutely no entries to occur,
it is acceptable to use one Danger Do Not Enter tag with that persons contact
information listed. No other tags will be placed on the tape and no other points of
entry/exit will be allowed.
4.2 Designated Person for Entry:
A person shall be assigned as the designated entry contact for all entry into a red
"Danger - Do Not Enter" area by the person in charge of the project. *If the designated
entry contact is not in sight of the gate, a means of communication must be established
and listed on the Danger Do Not Enter tag (i.e. radio, mobile phone, etc.).* If the
designated entry person must leave the work area for any reason, another person shall
be assigned to be the designated entry person. If the work area is large and more than
one entry point has been designated, then more than one designated person for entry
may be required. If the work area is small, more than one designated entry point can be
controlled by a single designated person as long as all entry points are within close
proximity to the one designated entry person. In order to enter a Danger- Do Not Enter
barricaded area each entrant must have the approval of the designated entry contact
and their name recorded on the Danger- Do Not Enter tag (only exception is
emergency medical situation as listed below). If leaving the barricaded area for an
extended period of time the entrant must confirm with the designated entry contact that
no hazards in the area have changed before re-entering.

Title: Safety Barricade Procedure

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Safety
No.: SOP-0119

MIDGA

Reviewed: 6/18/14

Page: 3 of 5
Effective: 5/15/10

Supersedes:

Ver. 1.3

4.3 "Danger - Do Not Enter" Tags:


These tags will be placed on each side of the designated entry point(s). Tags should be
placed approximately 6 feet apart. Back of tag will list the designated contact person on
the first line. The remainder of the work crew will also be listed for ease of entry during
the work process. For control of entry during extended periods of time, such as over
night or on weekends when no activity is planned within a red barricaded "Danger - Do
Not Enter" area, the designated person for entry listed on the back of the "Danger - Do
Not Enter" tag(s) will contact the operator in charge of the work area and discuss the
hazards of the work area with the operator. The operator of the work area will then
become the designated person for entry into the area. The operator of the work area will
place his red "Danger - Do Not Enter" tags at all of the designated points of entry and
the original designated work crew will remove their tags. Note: For control of entry over
multiple shifts, the operator's job title and not his personal name will be placed on the red
"Danger - Do Not Enter" tag. All communications involving the changing of entry
personnel will be noted in the operator's log book.
"Danger - Do Not Enter" signs on stanchions may be used instead of red "Danger - Do
Not Enter" tape when the maintenance department is either placing or retrieving
equipment from isolated permanent lay down yards with hoisting equipment and, when
the maintenance department is operating in an isolated area of the m mine or plant, such
as setting or retrieving an isolated field pump or isolated impound pump with hoisting
equipment. These signs will be posted so that they will be visible from each approach
direction to the work in progress, and, at least 3 feet from the hazard in each direction.
"Warning - Beware of Overhead Lifting" signs shall be posted at all entrances to
maintenance/construction shops and designated permanent equipment storage
buildings. Lifting with hoisting devices may take place in these areas without the use of
any additional warning equipment such as barricade tape or stanchion signs (these
areas include ONLY the maintenance/construction shops and permanent equipment
storage buildings. Any deviation from this rule must be approved by the Superintendent,
who must first consult with Ecology, Health, and Safety.)

Title: Safety Barricade Procedure

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Safety
No.: SOP-0119

MIDGA

Reviewed: 6/18/14

Page: 4 of 5
Effective: 5/15/10

Supersedes:

Ver. 1.3

4.4 Emergency Flashers:


On all lifting vehicles equipped with emergency flashers, the flashers will be activated at
all times that lifting is in progress.
4.5 Tape Installation:
Tape shall be installed approximately 42 inches above the surface.
Tape shall isolate all sides of the hazard. Large work areas may be isolated by taping
doorways, stairways, ladderways, to prevent entry into the building or area.
Tape shall be a minimum of approximately 3 feet from the hazard on all sides.
During welding and/or brazing operations: Personnel utilizing designated Hot Work areas
will use available welding screens at all times while welding and/or brazing to prevent arc
flash induced eye injuries or skin burns to persons. Welding and/or brazing operations
outside Hot Work designated areas will place welding screens around the work area
when possible. Personnel at locations where welding screens are not possible will
barricade around the work area using red tape and proper labels at a distance of no less
than ten (10) feet from the source. Special attention should be placed on utilizing red tape
and labels to barricade areas below any elevated work platform where hot work may take
place to prevent sparks from falling on personnel below.
Tape shall be completely removed when the hazard no longer exists.
4.6 Operator Communications:
Any production operator(s) whose duties require him to be within the confines of a red
barricaded "Danger -Do Not Enter" area will be properly communicated with about the
scope of work to be performed by the designated contact entry person. The production
operator(s) will then sign the "Danger - Do Not Enter" tag for convenience in leaving and
entering the work area.
4.7 Specific Situations:
For Critical Lifting situations (where the gross load weight is more than 75% of the rated
capacity of the crane, refer to Crane and Rigging Procedure, SOP-0146).
During an emergency medical situation that may incapacitate the entry contact person,
any person may enter a red, "Danger - Do Not Enter" area to offer assistance without
permission after assessing the situation for his own safety.

Title: Safety Barricade Procedure

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Safety
No.: SOP-0119

MIDGA

Reviewed: 6/18/14

Page: 5 of 5
Effective: 5/15/10

Supersedes:

Ver. 1.3

4.8 Road Barricading:


All barricading of BASF roadways shall comply with the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices, which is published by the U. S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal
Highway Admin.) Copy of publication available from Ecology, Health, and Safety.
4.9 Protection for Openings around Travelways
Openings above, below, or near travelways through which persons or materials may fall
shall be protected by railings, barriers, or covers. Red or Yellow barricade tape is not an
acceptable barrier, and shall not be used except as a mitigating action along with an
attendant to warn of the hazard until an acceptable railing, barrier, or cover is put in place.
*4.10 Yellow Caution Tape
When using Yellow Caution tape, a properly completed orange WARNING tag shall be
used to identify the hazard. It is OK to place more than one WARNING tag if the yellow
taped area is large. Anyone can place yellow tape and tags and anyone can remove
yellow tape and tags once the hazard is removed.*
5.

RESPONSIBILITIES

6.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

7.

REVISION HISTORY

Section
Revised
4.1

Revision

Revised By

Date

Added using one tag

WJK

5/15/10

4.2

Added communication method


when not in site of gate
Added Tape requirement
SOP Review
Definition clarified
Added for consistency with tag
policy

WJK

5/15/10

EM
EM
WJK
WJK

8/9/2013
8/9/2013
6/18/2014
6/18/2014

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4.2
4.10