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Post Seismic Bridge Inspection Safety & Wrap-Up 11. Finishing up X 2. 1.
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Complete the forms as you go Carefully ID bridge name and location Carefully document bridge parts
Make a sketch of bridge if you dont have plans Use standardized forms Bridge Evaluations Types of Damage: o Support columns fail in shear o Spans fall off abutments and piers o Approaches settle, resulting in an offset at the abutment
STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM BRIDGE Assessment Report No. _________ Assessment Report # _________ Assessment Report # _____________
Bridge Evaluations Posting Field Safety Hazardous Materials Recognition Type of facility
National Fire Protection Association Placards Fumes, Odors, Visible Spills Actions Leave and post area Notify jurisdiction or fire department Common Failures Causing Hazmat Releases Bridge structural failures
Underground pipeline breaks Short connector pipe breaks Equipment sliding or overturning Downed Powerlines Field Safety Travel in teams of two Wear a hard hat, boots, safety goggles, high visibility safety vest and gloves
Survey bridge before approaching Go next to or under only if safe Avoid hazardous materials Sharps, broken glass, chemical spills Field Safety (contd) Be alert for falling objects In case of fire, evacuate area and alert fire department
Avoid downed power lines Report gas leaks Photo: Dave Swanson Photo: Dave Swanson Photo: Dave Swanson
Photo: Dave Swanson Summary Have equipment, tools and safety items available. Work your way to high volume/high priority bridges first. Know your lifelines. Conduct inspections in your area ASAP after seismic event inspect all 10 bridge components.
Document findings on paper forms and report bridges inspected and damage found. Close damaged and failed bridges to protect the public report closures. Practice personal and public safety. Family Protection Plan Self and Family Plan
An employee that is overly concerned about his or her family is darn near worthless. The investment in dealing with this concern pays big dividends in the long run. Of course, pre-earthquake planning at home can prove to be invaluable for all concerned. (Richard J. Evans, San Francisco Fire Chief, October 17, 1989)
Self and Family Plan Am I really prepared? Whats there to worry about? How bad could it be?
What can I do? Self and Family Plan STEP 1: Find out which disasters you may experience where you live. STEP 2: Create a plan with your family. STEP 3: Put your plan into action. STEP 4: Practice and maintain your plan.
Self and Family Plan ACT NOW!!! IF YOU FAIL TO DO SOMETHING IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS - YOU WILL PROBABLY DO NOTHING AT ALL!!! Thank You
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