ES&H Manual



6140 Appendix T4

Access Restrictions to Material Handling Equipment



1.0            Purpose


Access to material handling equipment is controlled through the use of engineered controls using automated electronic key boxes and administrative controls established by work group leaders. The Material Handling Safety Representative authorizes access by qualified operators to specific keys needed to activate equipment


2.0            Scope


This procedure applies to material handling equipment owned or leased by Jefferson Lab.


Process steps are performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Material Handling Equipment Program.


3.0            Responsibilities


3.1              Material Handling Safety Representative (MHSR)

·         Establish and maintains the key boxes used to restrict access to material handling equipment.

·         Monitor group leaders’ material handling equipment programs to ensure that appropriate restrictions are applied to the equipment to prevent inadvertent use.


4.0            Process Steps


4.1              Access Control

Step 1:             Upon satisfactory completion of required training and medical determination, the MHSR provides qualified operators access to specific keys.

Step 2:             The MHSR notifies the qualified operator’s supervisor of the successful completion of requirements and provides authorization for use of equipment.


4.2              Authorized Use

Step 1:             Work involving the use of material handling equipment is authorized by the qualified operator’s supervisor. 

Step 2:             When authorized the qualified operator access the keys from the appropriate control mechanism (key box or group leader).

Step 3:             Upon completion of work, the qualified operator returns the key to the appropriate key box or group leader.  Failure to do so results in disciplinary action in accordance with Administrative Manual - 212 Voluntary and Involuntary Separations.

Unauthorized use of material handling equipment shall result in disciplinary action in accordance with Administrative Manual - 212 Voluntary and Involuntary Separations.


5.0            Revision Summary


Periodic Review – 12/04/14 – No changes.

Revision 1.0 – 04/12/10 – Updated to reflect current laboratory operations.












ESH&Q Division

Dave Kausch





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