Stop Work Recognition

On September 23, 2019. Assistant Superintendent Jack Sims was on LOTO walkdown of U-2 when he discovered that the FGD area sump flush water valve was left off LOTO as the cross over line connecting the other valve.

Jack Sims
Pictured left to right: Tim Reynolds, Bowen SST Champion; Jack Sims, Assistant Superintendent


Vulcan Labor Foreman, Nickolas Townsend was performing a preshift walkdown on the work area when he smelled smoke. He discovered the 2D beltline was hanging on rollers that were not working properly. The belt was full of coal and smoking very badly. Nickolas used his SWA and pulled the emergency stop on the line and began spraying water on the belt until help arrived.

Nickolas Townsend
Pictured left to right: Tim Reynolds, Bowen SST Champion; Nickolas Townsend, Vulcan Labor Foreman

Recognition Award Recipients

David Andrews - 2019

David Andrews, FMS Boilermaker Foreman, was recognized by Plant Barry SST Champion Dustin Beech and Site Superintendent Terry Ingle. David utilized his Stop Work Authority to halt a manual lift being performed using unsafe lifting techniques with sub-standard lifting devices.

David Andrews
Pictured left to right: Dustin Beech, Barry SST Champion; David Andrews, FMS Boilermaker Foreman; Terry Ingle, Site Superintendent

Tony Glasscock - 2019

Tony Glasscock, FMS Boilermaker, was recognized by Plant Barry SST Champion Dustin Beech and Site Superintendent Terry Ingle. Tony utilized his Stop Work Authority to halt an Aerial Work Platform, operated by an adjacent contractor, before it could be driven on to deck grating not rated for weight.

Tony Glasscock
Pictured left to right: Dustin Beech, Barry SST Champion; Tony Glasscock, FMS Boilermaker; Terry Ingle, Site Superintendent

Stephen Gassett - 2019

Stephen Gassett, the acting foreman for a crew of electricians working inside the Water Treatment Plant #1, was recognized for executing a Stop Work when he observed that there were no measures in place to mitigate the concrete dust being caused by a crew of laborers drilling and chipping concrete forms to remove them. Stephen removed the crew from the area and notified the safety manager for Cleveland. The work was stopped and the proper mitigation set in place to control the concrete dust. Water was applied as the concrete chipping continued.

Stephen Gassett
Pictured left to right: Tim Reynolds, Bowen SST Champion; Stephen Gassett, Cleveland; Antonio Young, Cleveland Electric Safety Manager

Tyron Owensby - 2019

Tyron Owensby was recognized for executing a Stop Work when he and an apprentice were working on a lighting project inside the Gypsum Storage Barn. A section of the Gypsum pile (approximately 15 ft) was cleared so an aerial lift could be used to install conduit along the north wall of the storage barn. Because of his concerns of a possible cave in, Tyron decided not to continue forward. He notified the foreman and the general foreman of his concerns and the safety manager was contacted. The decision was made to discontinue this project until a safer alternative could be chosen.

Tyron Owensby
Pictured left to right: Tim Reynolds, Bowen SST Champion; Tyron Owensby, Cleveland; Antonio Young, Cleveland Electric Safety Manager

Robert Johnson - 2019

Robert Johnson recognized for executing a Stop Work when he and the rest of the crew were inspecting the rigging and he noticed something didn't look right, so he asked the foreman about it. The foreman deemed that the nylon sling needed to be tagged out.

Robert Johnson
Pictured left to right: Robert Johnson, Brad Cole; Daryl Abrams, T&PS

John Paul - 2019

John Paul recognized for executing a Stop Work when he observed an employee was incorrectly using a grinder on tungsten. The employee had the grinder chained down to a pipe tripod, with the trigger being engaged by the chain on the tripod itself.

John Paul
Pictured left to right: John Paul, Zachry Construction; Mario Guzman, T&PS

Jerry Hendrick - 2019

Jerry Hendrick recognized for executing a Stop Work when he observed a 35-ton crane was set in place without proper outrigger pad coverage making sure that full bearing pressure on the ground was established.

Jerry Hendrick
Pictured left to right: Jerry Hendrick, Zachry Construction; Lloyd Kern, T&PS

Richard Horne - February 2019

Richard Horne is awarded the SST Safe Worker recognition award for executing a Stop Work while working at Plant Scherer. Richard observed a contractor employee reaching half of his body inside of a Fusion Machine without having the machine shut off as per manufacture manual. This information was discovered once the CCR Project Management requested the operators manual of the equipment.

Richard Horne
Pictured left to right: Marty Mingus, SCS ASM; Richard Horne, SCS QA Coordinator

Sam Harris - January 2019

Plant Scherer employee, Sam Harris, receives the SST Safe Worker recognition award for executing a Stop Work when he observed a piece of pipe being flown over an employee's head who was working on a suspended scaffold. Additionally, he observed a rigger standing directly underneath a piece of pipe that was suspended from a crane and chainfall.

Sam Harris
Pictured left to right: Marty Mingus, Sam Harris

Terry Bell - November 2018

Fluor employee, Terry Bell is awarded the SST Safe Worker recognition coin for executing a Stop Work while working at Plant Gaston. Terry observed another contractor preparing to lift a heavy beam for the air preheater monorail support system using beam clamps in an incorrect manner. Work was stopped, and the beam was rigged properly before the lift took place.

Terry Bell of Fluor
Pictured left to right: Kyle Burgett, Fluor Alliance Manager; Terry Bell, Fluor Site Manager; David Murphy, Fluor Executive Director