ES&H Manual



2410 Jefferson Lab’s Hazard Issues



1.0            Purpose


Jefferson Lab uses established standards, programs, and practices to mitigate identified hazard issues relevant to current operations. These include:

·         Applicable laws and regulations;

·         Consensus standards and industry practices;

·         Department of Energy (DOE) directives explicitly cited in the DOE/Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) contract; and

·         Programs, processes, and procedures in the ES&H Manual.


Taken together these ensure that Jefferson Lab activities are conducted safely and in accordance with best environmental, safety, and health practices.


2.0            Scope


Hazard issues relevant to activities at Jefferson Lab are listed in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List. This list identifies issues; the appropriate Subject Matter Expert (SME); applicable laws, regulations, DOE Orders, Directives, Contract Clauses, and other references; and denotes the documents used to communicate procedure(s) for implementation.


The Hazard Issues List is reviewed by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Division Safety Officers (DSOs). Updates are performed in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T2 Hazard Issues Update Procedure.


3.0            Responsibilities

NOTE:     Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1              Division Safety Officer (DSO)

·         Identify new hazards.

·         Initiate change process to Hazard Issue List per ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T2 Hazard Issues Update Procedure.


3.2              Associate Director - ESH&Q

·         Approve changes to the Hazard Issues List.

·         Assign SME authority to a qualified laboratory staff member.

·         Notify ES&H Manual Editor of requirement changes.


3.3              ES&H Manual Editor

·         Notify ES&H Manual Technical Point-of-Contact(s) of changes to standards related to their chapter/appendices.


3.4              Subject Matter Expert (SME)/ES&H Manual Technical Point-of-Contact

·         Be familiar with the laws, regulations, DOE Orders, Directives, Contract Clauses, and other reference material (hereafter known as “regulations”) that are relevant to the subject assigned.

·         Be directly involved in the modification of manual content as required by standard changes in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 1300 Content Review Policy and ES&H Manual Chapter 1300 Appendix T1 Content Review Procedure.


4.0            Expectations


4.1              Changes to Contract Requirements

Changes to contract requirements are managed in accordance with the Management of Contract Requirements procedure.


4.2              Changes to Laws, Regulations and Consensus Standards

·         Those who become aware of requirements changes inform the Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Associate Director.

·         ES&H Manual Technical Point-of-Contacts regularly review regulations and modify manual content as required.


5.0            Technical Appendices


5.1              Hazard Issues List

Jefferson Lab has identified the following hazard issues relevant to current operations. ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List has been developed to assist individuals plan their work while complying with safety and health requirements established within DOE O 420.2C – Safety of Accelerator Facilities; 10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program; Public Law 91-596, Section 5 Duties Clause; 10CFR835 Occupational Radiation Protection; and DOE O 231.1A Environment, Safety and Health Reporting.


5.2              Hazard Issues Update Procedure

Identification of federal, state, local, and contractual requirements (hereafter known as “regulations”) associated with hazard issues at Jefferson Lab is of utmost importance. ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T2 Hazard Issues Update Procedure describes the process used to identify hazard issues and maintain the procedures within this manual to comply with relevant regulations and best practices.


6.0            Revision Summary



Periodic Review – 11/10/16 – no changes per M.Logue

Periodic Review – 11/11/15 – no changes per M.Logue

Revision 1.3 – 11/24/14 – Periodic Review; no changes per M.Logue

Revision 1.2 – 09/10/13 – Qualifying Periodic Review; clarified purpose; deleted References section (references already cited within document); moved content from Appendices and added to new section Expectations.

Periodic Review – 06/01/12 – no changes per M.Logue

Revision 1.1 – 06/22/10 – Changed title to more accurately reflect content

Revision 1.0 – 07/09/10 – Update to reflect current laboratory operations








(Annual Review Required)




ESH&Q Division

Mary Logue





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