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Safety Wardens

Announcements

Current Safety Wardens

Can be found in the EH&S Manual and on the CATS page.

Next Meeting

When: April 30, 2014 Where: CC F113
Time: 9am -10:00am

ATTENTION

"Visual" (Ground Level) Fixed Ladder Inspection List

  1. Look for obstructions for safe mounting or exit of the ladder (ie, shields to prohibit use. Some have previously caused a laceration hazard to those coming down the ladder because they were allowed to swing back closed).
  2. Look at the mounting bolts to see if they appear to be tight. If not, carefully shake the ladder to see if it moves independent of wall.
  3. See if there is any obvious damage. If so, tag the ladder (admin tag) and put in a request to have it repaired before use.
  4. See if rungs have additional friction material installed (not tape that fails to conform to the rungs shape). Submit a work request if needed.
  5. See if grease or other undesirable lubricant is on rungs, side rails or around base of ladder, such that it could be tracked onto the rungs on someones boots. If so, tag ladder out and put in a housecleaning work request to have area cleaned prior to its use.
  6. Check for rust or other signs of corrosion.
  7. Ensure the rungs, cleats and steps are free of splinters, sharp edges, burrs, or other projections which may be a hazard.
Remember that Fixed and portable ladders have caused several injuries here at the lab, Please take the time to inspect the ladders in your areas. Contact the SME (Ned Walker) or your Division's Liaison for any further guidance

Clean House for a Safer Workplace

There is a direct correlation between a clean, neat, well-organized workplace and a safe, successful workplace. Benefits of good housekeeping:

Poor housekeeping, on the other hand, creates hazards and invites accidents.

ACCOUNT FOR YOUR SAFETY TIME BY USING THE FOLLOWING CHARGES ON YOUR TIME SHEETS.

Accelerator Division: Safety Wardens working in the Test Lab use SAFINF, Inside the fence use SAFACC
Engineering Division: Use Only ENGSAF
FEL: AGCOM