Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV1920-291 - NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV1920-291
Start date: 2019-08-12
End date: 2019-08-15

Team:

Regulated company: NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.

Operating company: TransCanada PipeLines Limited

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Rationale and scope:

Safety oversight of construction activities - worker safety [Construction inspection of the NGTL McLeod River South Project. The Project consists of two non-contiguous pipeline loop sections of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 48 pipeline that will loop the existing Grande Prairie Mainline (GPML) and GPML Loop. GPML Loop No. 2 (Bronson Section): The Bronson Section is located approximately 80 km northwest of Edson, Alberta and consists of approximately 12 km of 1219 mm (NPS 48) outside diameter (OD) pipe. GPML Loop No. 2 (Hornbeck Section): The Hornbeck Section is located approximately 40 km northwest of Edson, Alberta and consists of approximately 23 km of 1219 mm (NPS 48) OD pipe Assess compliance with the OPR (Safety Management Program), and construction safety manuals/project specific safety plans.

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Facility details

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Regulatory requirements

Regulatory requirements that apply to this activity:

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Additional Project-specific requirements or conditions:

2. Design, Location, Construction, and Operation NGTL shall cause the approved Project to be designed, located, constructed, installed, and operated in accordance with the specifications, standards, commitments made and other information referred to in its application or in its related submissions.

Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - General Observations

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-13 16:50

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

General observations for all sites visited:

 

 

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - NNC #1 - Safety Data Sheets (Banister Yard Warehouse)

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-13 10:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Material Safety Data Sheet Binders in the warehouse contained Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that had expired and also contained sheets for products that were not present on the project.

Compliance tool used: Notice of Non-compliance (NNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Company shall verify that valid Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all hazardous products at the Banister warehouse and on the McLeod River North project are readily available on the worksite as specified in the Site Specific Safety Plan. Outdated hazardous product Safety Data Sheets shall be replaced with current SDS.

Due date: 2019-10-11

Date closed: 2019-10-08
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 3 - CNC #1 - Over Head Power Signage (Banister Yard)

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-14 17:25

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Overhead powerline voltage was not identified on signage as required in the Construction Safety Manual (Site Specific Safety Plan) filed for the project.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

The company shall ensure that signage on electrical approach limits contains the information as specified in the Site Specific Safety Plan (s. 15.9.2).

Due date: 2019-08-14

Date closed: 2019-08-14
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 4 - CNC #2 - Unmitigated Tripping Hazard (Banister Yard)

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-13 13:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

A storm drainage pipe was observed along the side of the warehouse buliding that needed infilling and/or barriers to prevent the potential for personnel to step in to the hole observed around the drain pipe.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

The company shall ensure that the hazard is controlled by adding a barricade or by filling in the hole observed around the drainage pipe.

Due date: 2019-08-16

Date closed: 2019-08-15
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 5 - CNC #3 - Improper Grounding (HDD site, SF Road 6)

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-14 11:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Ground rods were not penetrated in earth to obtain a ground nor were the HDD generator ground cables connecting securely to the rods.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Company shall install ground rods per the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).

Due date: 2019-08-14

Date closed: 2019-08-15
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 6 - CNC #4 - Improper Toe Board on Elevated Work Platform (HDD Site, SF Road 6)

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-14 13:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

A temporary work platform (the Centrifuge Platform) at the HDD site was observed to not have a toe board in place that met the requirements.  It was also observed that the platform lacked a barricade across the opening at the top of the stairs to prevent falling.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

The company shall ensure that corrections are made such that the elevated work platform includes toe boards and barricade across the access opening as specified in the Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Prime/General Contractors (Cdn-US-Mex).

Due date: 2019-08-15

Date closed: 2019-08-15
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observation 7 - CNC #5 - Worn Rigging Slings (HDD Site, SF Road 6)

Date & time of visit: 2019-08-14 14:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

Rigging slings were observed in the HDD rig that demonstrated significant wear/fraying such that they should not have been available for use.

Compliance tool used: Corrected Non-compliance (CNC)

Regulatory requirement:

Relevant section(s):

Company action required:

Remove slings that were observed as having significant wear/fraying from being available for use.

Due date: 2019-08-14

Date closed: 2019-08-14
Note: the date closed is the date that the inspector completed their review of the company corrective actions for adequacy and determined that no further actions are required.

Reason closed: Requirement met

Compliance achieved: Yes

Observations (company follow-up required)

Identified non-compliances to company plans or procedures are non-compliances either to:

- the condition of an authorization document that requires the implementation of that plan or procedure; or

- the relevant section of the regulations that requires implementation of that plan or procedure including those sections that require implementation of plans or procedures as a part of a Program