Communication

The purpose of the Communication Subcommittee is to establish an effective information sharing process, where all members of the Tri-Lateral are kept informed of the latest decisions, news, and updates.

This page will serve as the avenue where information can be published for all members to be able to access and reference at any given time.

Please check back frequently for the most current information regarding the SST.

News and Updates

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Nate Brown and Brian Seyrek

Nate and Brian stopped all traffic in an area to ensure the safety of persons on the ground.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Arturo Guzman

While insulating on an air heater expansion joint Arturo Guzman called a Stop Work when he noticed an electrical wire smoking in the conduit.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Bobby Arnold

Bobby Arnold decided to pause work when he observed an employee using a high torque without use of hand protection (impact gloves).

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Darian Sidney

While a crew was changing out a gearbox on the Unit 1 pac silo Darian Sidney noticed an attempt to remove the coupling put both EEs in pinch-point positions.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Sherika Davis

Sherika Davis was tasked with cleaning up a large water spill in the Unit 1 control room when she discovered cables with exposed ends laying in the standing water.

Troy Tacchi recognized for Stop Work Authority action - April 2022

During preparation to remove a dredge pump, Troy Tacchi called for a Stop Work when he observed the connected shackles did not appear to be sized correctly.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Drake Catchings

Drake Catchings was recognized for using his stop work authority when the close proximity of two trucks offloading was potentially unsafe. A new traffic pattern was established to prevent the issue from recurring.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Leonard Addison

Leonard Addison (Trans Ash Operator) was recognized for using his stop work authority when he recognized a subcontractor had entered his work area without notification and not following the man on the ground procedure.

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Charles Davidson, Grant Coaker and Joseph Bush

Charles Davidson, Grant Coaker and Joseph Bush were recognized for using their stop work authority. Charles Davidson stopped work when he found their JSA did not have specific hazards for the job to be performed. Grant Coaker observed two articulating dump trucks, traveling in opposite directions, attempting to use the same entrance ramp at the same time. Joseph Bush was present when a vendor pump company was stopped and made to review the LOTO with the crew.

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Grant Coaker, Chase Green and Blake Baria

Grant Coaker, Chase Green and Blake Baria were recognized for using their stop work authority. Grant Coaker was recognized for his commitment to safety and his continued promotion of stop work authority to his crew. Chase Green stopped and instructed a contractor attempting to make a U-turn in a truck crane on the narrow ash pond road. Blake Baria stopped and spoke an employee that was beginning to move an aerial lift without wearing a safety harness.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Chris Sasser

Chris Sasser was recognized for using his stop work authority when he noticed a new hire was not using the safety approved tool buckets that are allowed at height.

Stop Work Authority Recognition - Finnell "Nail" Davidson

Finnell "Nail" Davidson was recognized for using his stop work authority when he observed another company preparing to work inside of an electrical sump and noticed that their air monitor hose was only approximately 2 feet deep inside the sump.

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Jacob Gray, Blake Baria and Steven Beck

Jacob Gray, Blake Baria and Steven Beck were recognized for using their stop work authority. Jacob Gray saw an employee setting up to refuel a piece of equipment and noticed he was not wearing safety glasses. Blake Baria recognized that a new excavator operator was tracking parallel to the ditch that he was excavating in the ash pond. Steven Beck witnessed an employee using a breaker box as a switching device for a submersible water pump.

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Darnell Harris and Norman Harris

Darnell Harris and Norman Harris were recognized for using their stop work authority.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates - March 2022

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines and Screening Questions have been updated. For detailed information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates page.

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Jordan Steele and Benny Eubanks

Jordan Steele and Benny Eubanks were recognized for using their stop work authority at Plant Barry during the week of Feb. 21, 2022.

Stop Work Authority Metrics - February 2022

The Stop Work Authority Metrics for year to date 2021 are available.

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Phillip Drake

Phillip Drake was recognized for using his stop work authority.

2022 Regional Training Schedules - December 2021

Stop Work Authority Recognitions - Willie Watkins

Willie Watkins from GA West was recognized for a great SWA.

Stop Work Authority Metrics - October 2021

The Stop Work Authority Metrics have been updated to reflect 2021 YTD (as of 10/05/21).

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines have been updated - June 2021

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates page to view the new guidelines for suppliers and vendors.

The SST Committee votes in a new Chairman - May 2021

The SST Committee voted in a new Chairman, Chad Kendrick, that was announced on May 18th and became effective immediately.

  • Chad began his career in 2001 at Southern Company supporting the Generation fleet in Technical Services – High Energy Piping and Metallurgy. Chad has held site positions of increasing responsibility at Wansley SCRs, Franklin 3 CC, and Oleander 5 Simple Cycle before serving as Assistant Site Manager on Stanton B CC and McDonough 4, 5, and 6 CC.
     
  • In 2012, Chad became Construction Manager for the Gorgas Baghouse and CCB Landfill project. When Gorgas was near completion, Chad was named Project Manager of the Miller 2 Precipitator Rebuild project.
     
  • In 2016, Chad assumed his current role as Director of Projects – West. This new role combines all of Alabama and Mississippi Generation support. Chad’s focus since 2016 has been leading the project team’ successful implementation of the CCR and Waste Water Management program, as well as the planning and execution of ash pond closures.

Chad is looking forward to leading the Southern Safety Tri-Lateral in future endeavors. Please join us in welcoming Chad to the SST.

The 2021 SST Safety Leadership Training Schedules are available - December 2020

The 2021 SST Regional Safety Leadership Training Schedules have been posted.

Current Requirements for Attending a Regional Class - June 2020

For the foreseeable future, those attending training should expect the following:

  • Temperature scan before entering
  • Attendees will have to sign a form stating they are not sick
  • Liability form- attendees will have to sign a form releasing the state from any liability if they were to contract COVID-19 (this is because Bevill employees are state employees)
  • Each session will be limited to 15 attendees in order to comply with 6 feet social distancing
  • Instructor will be wearing a mask and attendees are expected to do the same

Training to reopen beginning with July classes - June 2020

2020 SST Regional Training Schedules have been reposted and classes will begin in July.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates - April 2020

All Training Cancelled/Postponed Until Further Notice - April 2020

  • Southern Safety Tri-Lateral First Line Supervisor Training and Recertification classes have been cancelled/postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice. Those currently signed up have been notified by Bevill of the cancellation. Check back with the website for updates.

2020 SST Safety Leadership Training Schedules available - November 2019

Updated Training FAQ - June 2019

2019 SST Training Updates and Additional Information - April 2019

  1. The SST First Line Supervisor/Foreman 'Safety Leadership Recertification Training' is available and is an 8-hour session (including lunch and breaks). As a friendly reminder, recertification is required before the 3-year anniversary date of the last recertification. If you have someone who has been trained but aren't sure when their certification expires, please contact Bevill State (listed below).
  2. The 2019 regional schedules for both the 16-hour initial training as well as the 8-hour recertification training are now available on the SST website for those wanting to attend a regional class. These schedules include options for Train the Trainer version as well as the First Line Supervisor/Foreman version. For details, visit the Safety Leadership Training page.
  3. You may also contact Bevill to set up specific classes for your organization, as well as to schedule test proctoring. Please specify whether you want the 16-hour Initial Training or the 8-hour Recertification Training. You will also need to specify whether you want the Train the Trainer version or the First-Line Supervisor/ Foreman version.

    To schedule training and/or end of training assessment, contact Bevill State Community College at:

      Ken Russell- Training Coordinator
      Office 1-800-648-3271, Extension 5225
      Cell 205-913-7791
      Email krussell@bscc.edu
  4. Please give Bevill at least a 1 week notice for classes to be taught or for test proctoring. This is so that they may maintain their schedule and have an available individual to teach, as well as, it being helpful in making their travel arrangements as needed.
  5. You can find a list of FAQs here: Safety Leadership Training FAQ

SST Stop Work Authority Recognizes Safe Workers - April 2019

SST Stop Work Authority Intervention and Video Update - November 2018

The SST Stop Work Authority Intervention presentation is available for use. Links to the videos "Generational Differences" and "5 Steps of Intervention" are included in the presentation.

2019 SST Regional 'Safety Leadership Training' Class Schedule - October 2018

To provide more flexibility and options to our contractors around class availability and location, the SST Training Subcommittee has worked with Bevill State Community College to develop a schedule of regional training classes for 2019. These classes will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Click on the link below to see the schedule.

If you have questions or would like to schedule training, please review the FAQ document at the link below:

2018 SST Regional 'Safety Leadership Training' Class Schedule Update - December 2017

To provide more flexibility and options to our contractors around class availability and location, the SST Training Subcommittee has worked with Bevill State Community College to develop a schedule of regional training classes for 2018. These classes will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Click on the link below to see the schedule.

If you have questions or would like to schedule training, please review the FAQ document at the link below:

New SST Site Is Available - July 2017

The new Southern Safety Tri-Lateral (SST) website is now available and is accessible from any computer, tablet or mobile device that has an internet connection. Please visit the website for the latest updates, information on training, best practices, and much more. Share the link listed below or save it as one of your favorites today. www.southernsafetytrilateral.com

Site Safety Champion Focus Group Meetings - Summer 2017

Site Safety Champion focus group meetings have been held at Plant Bowen, Plant Barry, and Plant Scherer, with one scheduled for Plant Miller on July 31st. The meetings are coordinated by corporate safety personnel and provide attendees an opportunity to share SST updates, review the goals and objectives of the site safety champions, and to provide feedback and recommendations.

Attendees may include the OpCo Safety Coordinators, Plant Safety Specialist, E&CS Safety Specialist, Plant Safety Rover, Site Safety Champion, and Contractor Safety Leads.

As a reminder:

  • The Site Safety Champions were established as part of the Southern Safety Tri-Lateral (SST) initiative and are selected from contractor craft personnel at sites with significant contractor resources.
  • The role is intended to be a point person for safety, coordinate walk-downs, and help share best practices, alerts, and lessons learned among site safety representatives.
  • The role is similar to the Plant Safety Rover, but is an external craft person.
  • This SST Site Safety Champion Focus Group meeting will facilitate introductions and discussions among safety representatives from OpCo Corp, Plants, E&CS, and Contractors.