Description of Incident
The United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has published Safety Alert 468 relating to “red zone” or LINE OF FIRE hazards and increased risk during lifting operations.
BSEE defines “red zone” hazards, as hazards that “occur when a worker is in the direct path of an object if a release of energy from that object would cause the worker to be hit, struck, pinched, impaled, crushed, or caught between objects. Injuries from red zone incidents range from minor incidents, such as a pinched finger, to fatalities.”
BSEE notes that the offshore work environment is inherently hazardous with heavy equipment, swinging lines, complex machinery, and a myriad of other hazards posing a potential risk to personnel.
To view this IMCA and The United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) safety alert in full, click the 'Download Alert' button above and refer to section 4 of the document.