Safety Report July 2012
PINK SPRAY INCIDENT
Last Thursday night (July 12th) we had a minor incident around the HSW T-28. We were running the hydraulic mule while checking on the canopy system when one of the lines busted and sprayed several gallons of reddish pink hydraulic fluid all over me and the starboard side of the T-28. Man, what a mess it made and also made working around the plane unsafe. I wanted to take the time to thank Col. Mark Haskins, Bill Coombes & others for cleaning up and making the work area safe for the next work day. Then on Saturday we got the busted hose replaced and got it running again until fire started shooting out of the motor and tripping the breaker box; we had to shut down again and check the motor. It was so hot that water boiled when Col. Haskins poured water on the motor. We should have the motor replaced by now. As Safety Officer, we need to check each and every piece of equipment before use to make sure other incidents don’t happen again. We are lucky nobody got hurt, and did the right thing shutting the equipment down and preventing more damage to the equipment, planes and the workers around. Hopefully everything will go smoothly Tuesday night.
Safety Report June 2012
Summer Safety News
Well, it is hard to believe summer is here! HOT, HOT & LOOONGER DAYS are here to stay.
I want to start off by saying thanks to Brent Collins for helping me get some safety issues taken care of around the hangar. Brent & I did some painting on some beams around the hangar to help everyone find the location of fire extinguishers. We now have four bright red beams painted (two on the north end & two on the south wall). Once we get two more fire extinguishers for the south wall, we will create a new emergency fire escape plan to incorporate the use of 4 fire extinguishers.
I will keep the members posted on the changes as soon the Wing Leader, Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, & I the Safety Officer have an EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN developed & finalized.
Also, remember to be aware of your surroundings, watch for spiders, snakes & other odd creatures as they will creep into the hangar for water & places to keep cool. As for all other members, please take time to work safely around the planes & hangar and make sure you stay cool & drink plenty of water too!
And kudos to Col Bill Coombes for keeping the hangar clean too!