|Chapter 2600 Student Safety Program|
Students at Jefferson Lab are not considered to have sufficient practical work experience or hazard-recognition skills for the equipment or processes to which they may be exposed. They require on-the-job observation and coaching to a greater degree than would a new employee with prior experience. This EH&S Manual Chapter provides the responsibilities and requirements necessary to ensure Student safety.
Students are assigned a Mentor while at Jefferson Lab. Mentors are expected to inform Students of the hazard issues associated with their tasks. Students also receive training to understand and mitigate these hazards. Mentors provide coaching and on-the job observation or assign a local supervisor to ensure that individuals who are considered "Students" receive the proper training, coaching, and oversight.
The type of student, the student programs, and the terms and conditions under which students interact with Jefferson Lab staff and facilities are described in the Administrative Manual Section 203.07 Students, Co-Op Programs and Mentoring. Mentors are assigned in accordance with Jefferson Lab's Administrative Policies and Procedures. This procedure does not negate the requirements of Jefferson Lab's overall mentor program; rather it clarifies the requirements to ensure Student safety.
Students, under the age of 18, are afforded special consideration when particular hazards are deemed to be Risk Code >2. Per "Jefferson Lab's Administration Manual Section 203.7 Student's, Co-op Programs, and Mentors:"
By law, a minor may not be assigned to work with certain types of hazardous machinery and equipment unless the student is part of an approved apprenticeship program or an equivalent training plan approved by his or her school and parent or legal guardian.
Students under the age of 18 shall not enter a radiologically-controlled area unescorted. Exceptions are possible but rare; contact the Radiation Control Group for additional information."
All training is reviewed and updated per Jefferson Lab's Annual Review Program and updated regularly via the Job Task Analysis (JTA) program requirements. Graduate students are registered (or re-registered) on an annual basis.
To ensure a basic understanding of the hazards that may be encountered in an area and the appropriate response expected, Mentor or assigned supervisor review topics from ES&H Manual Chapter 1400 Visitor Safety Briefing Topics, Section 4.0 Basic Safety Information with the Student prior to entering an area. Review associated TaskList entries and any (T)OSPs. Additional topics from Section 5.0 Additional Safety Information are also discussed if relevant to the hazards in the area, or task assigned.
NOTE: Mentors must be Jefferson Lab employees. Mentor authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager. Joint appointees may not be assigned as a Mentor.
NOTE: Joint Appointees may not be assigned as a Mentor.
Jefferson Lab's Student Mentor Program is defined within the Administrative Manual Section 203.07 Students, Co-Op Programs and Mentoring.
Division Safety Officer (DSO)
This document is controlled as an on-line file. It may be printed but the print copy is not a controlled document. It is the user's responsibility to ensure that the document is the same revision as the current on line file. .