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OPG waterways public safety program

Conference:

Abstract

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has 64 hydroelectric generating stations, 241 dams, and 109 dams in Ontario's registry with the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). In 1986, it launched a formal dam safety program. This presentation addressed the importance of public safety around dams. The safety measures are timely because of increasing public interaction around dams; the public's unawareness of hazards; public interest in extreme sports; easier access by recreational vehicles; the perceived right of public to access sites; and the remote operation of hydroelectric stations. The presentation outlined the OPG managed system approach, with particular reference to governance; principles; standards and procedures; and aspects of implementation. Specific guidelines and governing documents for public safety around dams were identified, including guidelines for public safety of waterways; booms and buoys; audible warning devices and lights; public safety signage; fencing and barricades; and risk assessment for public safety around waterways. The presentation concluded with a discussion of audits and management reviews to determine if safety objectives and targets have been met. figs.
Authors:
Bennett, T [1] 
  1. Ontario Power Generation Inc., Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2009
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The Canadian Dam Association workshop on public safety around dams, Ottawa, ON (Canada), 4-5 Mar 2009; Other Information: Day 2; Online publication; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the Canadian Dam Association workshop on public safety around dams, [500] pages.
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; DAMS; SAFETY; HAZARDS; RISK ASSESSMENT; INLAND WATERWAYS; SPILLWAYS; RECOMMENDATIONS; ONTARIO
OSTI ID:
21240144
Research Organizations:
Canadian Dam Association, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0905175
Availability:
Available from the website of the Canadian Dam Association at http://www.cda.ca/
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 1-32
Announcement Date:
Dec 11, 2009

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Citation Formats

Bennett, T. OPG waterways public safety program. Canada: N. p., 2009. Web.
Bennett, T. OPG waterways public safety program. Canada.
Bennett, T. 2009. "OPG waterways public safety program." Canada.
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