ES&H Manual



4100 Appendix T2

Informal Safety Awareness Training



1.0          Purpose


Jefferson Lab encourages groups to perform safety awareness training on an informal basis.  These sessions can take place during a tool-box, stand-up, or group meeting.  They are used to provide safety mitigation examples that are specific and relevant to the group.  This appendix defines two categories of informal safety awareness training and outlines key components to be incorporated.


2.0          Scope


The level and depth of each safety awareness session is dependent on the hazard, the individual’s experience, and the supervisor’s judgment. 


The process steps for this procedure are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 4100 Safety Training.


3.0          Responsibilities

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


3.1          Everyone at Jefferson Lab

·       Apply the knowledge and skills acquired from safety awareness training at all times.  


3.2            Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor

·       Provide general and specific safety awareness training to augment general lab-wide concerns.


4.0          Expectations


Unless otherwise noted the Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the following expectations are met.


4.1            General Safety Awareness – includes the following elements:

·       What is the hazard?

·       How is it potentially harmful?

·       How is it identified at Jefferson Lab?

·       How can it be avoided?

·       How can someone learn more about it?

·       What should someone do in an emergency?


It is important to use site-specific illustrations and provide opportunities for questions.  (For subject-matter topics see Toolbox Meetings.)


4.2            Specific Safety Awareness includes detailed explanations of a particular hazard(s) and required control measures.  This type of instruction includes:

·       Accepted work practices

·       Pertinent work-control documents (Operational Safety Procedures, Hot Work Permits, etc.)

·       Standard operating procedures (Task List entries)

·       Manufacturer's operating instructions (unless otherwise covered)

·       Environmental Management System requirements

·       Personal protective equipment

·       Engineered controls

·       Technical assistance resources (people and references)

·       Emergency mitigation and response actions


5.0          Revision Summary


Revision 1.1 – 10/26/11 – Update review to three years.

Revision 1 – 05/24/11 – Incorporated requirements and responsibilities from “ES&H Manual Chapter 3220 Communication of Hazards to Employees and Users.”












ESH&Q Division

Bruce Ullman





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