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Mentoring Corner: Understanding Unique Operations

By Tim Paz

Unique operations found at either person’s site to enable the mentee to gain in understanding strategies for hazard analysis as well as to expand their background in process reviews. The mentor should help the mentee with a unique hazard or operation at their facility.  If the mentee does not have one, then they should use one from the mentor’s facility or something from one of their previous jobs.  Develop a background of the operation or process focusing on what makes this hazard unique.  Use basic characterization and information gathering by using walkthroughs of your facility.  Develop a method (or methods) for assessing the hazard.  Determine what evaluation criteria you will use in the assessment of the chemical and/or physical agents.