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Appendix C: Lean Event EHS Checklist

LEAN EVENT CHECKLIST FOR EHS IMPACTS

1. TITLE OF LEAN EVENT

2. ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT

3. DATE

4. BUILDING/PROCESS AFFECTED

5. LEAN TEAM LEADER

6. PHONE NUMBER

7. E-MAIL ADDRESS

To ensure that changes proposed during Lean events identify potential environmental compliance, health, safety, and/or fire protection impacts, this form must be completed by the team leader for all organizations undergoing Lean activities.

Background Information: Impacts (either positive or negative) could occur as a result of altering chemicals/materials use, the location of the process, or facility alterations. Any potential impacts must be addressed prior to implementing any changes. Potential changes that must be identified on this form include:

  • Changes to the type, volume, or introduction/issuance procedure for chemicals and materials use, the location of the process, or facility exposure. This may change the procedure for gathering data to report to regulatory agencies.
  • Changes to the type of volume of waste generated by a process. This includes all media such as air emissions, water emissions, liquid/solid waste, etc.
  • Changes proposed to either the physical layout of the process (i.e., moving work or storage areas) or to the facility (moving, replacing, or installing items such as vent hoods, floor drains, stacks, or process tanks).

Instructions: Describe the Lean event/process and answer the following questions about proposed process changes. If any of the questions are answered either “Yes” or “Unk” (unknown), there may be the potential for environmental impacts that need to be reviewed by EHS staff. Please contact ______________________ immediately upon identification of potential impacts or with questions.

Brief Summary of the Event/Process:

 

Physical Environment

As a result of the Lean event, will there be:

Unk Yes No

Any changes to the locations where either maintenance work or use of hazardous chemical/material will occur?

 

 

 

Any changes to your personnel’s work zone assignments?

 

 

 

Any new equipment or modifications to existing equipment, or movement of existing equipment that has the potential to produce air or water emissions (e.g., rinse equipment/operations, cleaning tank, heating ovens)?

 

 

 

Any changes to the facility (e.g., vents, stacks, floor drains, oil/water separators)?

 

 

 

Any changes in the location(s) of the current flammable storage locker/areas?

 

 

 

Any new confined space entry activities or procedures (e.g., personnel entering fuel tanks for cleaning)?

 

 

 

Material/Chemical Use and Storage

As a result of the Lean event, will there be:

Unk Yes No

Any changes to the type or volume of materials issued to personnel and/or used?
This includes the introduction of new chemicals, elimination of chemicals, etc.

 

 

 

Any changes to the chemical introduction or issuance procedure for chemicals/materials containing hazardous materials?

 

 

 

Any changes in the volume of chemicals/materials stored?

 

 

 

Any flammable materials that are not returned to the storage cabinets at the end of each shift?

 

 

 

Waste Management

As a result of the Lean event, will there be:

Unk Yes No

Any change(s) to the waste profiles for wastes stored at any initial accumulation points?

 

 

 

Any change(s) to the location or number of initial waste accumulation points?

 

 

 

Any change(s) to the volume of waste(s) that require disposal (i.e., wastewater, hazardous or solid waste) or to the volume of material that will be recycled or reused?

 

 

 

 
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