|Chapter 3330 Stop Work and Re-Start for Safety Program
Jefferson Lab considers no activity to be so urgent or important that its standards for environment, safety, or health (ES&H) may be compromised. Therefore, all individuals at Jefferson Lab have the responsibility, and authority, to stop work when conditions appear to pose a hazard. This stop-work and re-start program is provided to ensure the safety of individuals, equipment, and the environment.
10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program (§851.20(b)(8)) specifically gives every worker the right to decline assigned work if they have a reasonable belief it may pose an imminent risk of physical harm. Further, a worker has the right to stop work if a dangerous condition arises.
This program satisfies applicable federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
This Stop Work and Re-Start for Safety Program is for "in-progress work." It is not intended to replace safety mitigation measures developed during work planning.
T1 Suspend Work for Safety Procedure
ES&H Manual Chapter 3330 Appendix T1 Suspend Work for Safety Procedure is implemented when a hazard issue is discovered, or is anticipated, that will effect individuals, equipment, or the environment. All parties agree with the mitigation measures; but work must be suspended until the measures are implemented.
T2 Stop Work Order for Safety Procedure
ES&H Manual Chapter 3330 Appendix T2 Stop Work Order for Safety Procedure, initiated when a definitive statement is made that an imminent danger has developed, a hazard issue is discovered, a Task Hazard Analysis (THA) reveals a post mitigated Risk Code >3, or individuals cannot resolve an issue in a mutually acceptable manner.
T4 Work Re-Start Procedure
ES&H Manual Chapter 3330 Appendix T4 Work Re-Start Procedure ensures the safety of individuals, equipment, and the environment after a work delay. Characteristics of each delay, including urgency, resources, timeliness of communications, etc, differ. This document provides the minimum requirements to ensure that safe, effective work planning has been enacted prior to work re-start.
Figure 1. Suspend/Stop Work for Safety
Note: Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Everyone at Jefferson Lab
Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative(SOTR)/Sponsor
Associate Director/Division Manager
Associate Director - ES&H
Chief Operations Officer
Division Safety Officer (DSO)
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