|Chapter 3510 Emergency Response Activities|
This chapter and its associated appendices are based on Jefferson Lab's Emergency Management Plan (EMP) which describes the laboratory's responsibilities, processes, resources, and implementation strategies for dealing with emergency situations. It is recognized that vigilance and preparation efforts implemented before an emergency helps to ensure the safety of everyone during an actual event.
Jefferson Lab's EMP fully incorporates required elements stated in its Contractor Requirements Document - DOE Order 151.1-C, Comprehensive Emergency Management System. The emergence response activities provided in this document satisfy applicable federal, state, and local requirements as outlined in ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
This document applies to situations that involve large numbers of people at Jefferson Lab and have a major effect to operations (e.g., hurricane or flood); catastrophic events (e.g., tornado or fire); or have been deemed possible at Jefferson Lab (e.g., pandemic). Specific emergency response procedures that involve limited numbers of people, with minimal affect to operations, are covered under the referenced subject within the ES&H Manual.
Jefferson Lab has solicited the assistance of the City of Newport News Emergency Services, through its 911 system, to respond with the appropriate personnel. This includes, but is not limited to medical, firefighting, and hazmat incident response.
Table 1: Required Safety Training Courses for Emergency Response Job Classification
T1 Emergency Response Protocol
ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T1 Emergency Response Protocol is used by everyone at Jefferson Lab as the basis for response during an emergency situation in the absence of management direction. By their very nature, emergencies pose unique challenges, Jefferson Lab recognizes that listing the requirements for every possible emergency is prohibitive, but has used identified plausible situations to produce this guidance.
T2 Emergency Response Drills/Exercises
Drills and exercises, to rehearse anticipated emergency scenarios, are periodically conducted at Jefferson Lab. They are designed to provide training, reduce confusion, and verify the adequacy of emergency response activities and equipment. ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T2 Emergency Response Drills/Exercises provides the general activities involved to accomplish these activities.
T3 Department Emergency Procedure Development
Jefferson Lab encourages every department to produce emergency plans and procedures that consider the unique configuration of the area under its authority. ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T3 provides the accepted method for developing and reviewing of emergency procedures to ensure compatibility with other processes. All emergency procedure are evaluated and accepted by the Emergency Manager prior to implementation.
T4 Active Threat Emergency Procedure
An active threat situation has become a serious and possible threat to any environment. An active threat is any incident that creates an immediate threat or presents an imminent danger to the Jefferson Lab community. No one knows how any individual will respond during an active threat emergency; however, those who have been given guidance are more likely to remain calm and react appropriately. ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T4 Active Threat Emergency Procedure provides guidance to improve the level of personal safety for individuals and groups at Jefferson Lab.
T5 Response to Chemical Spills
Jefferson Lab considers chemical spills to be an environmental hazard. ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T5 Response to Chemical Spills provides minimum action steps and contact information to ensure prompt, safe clean-up of a chemical spill.
T7 Accounting for Employees During a Catastrophic Emergency
Jefferson Lab has established ES&H Manual Chapter 3510 Appendix T7 Accounting for Employees During a Catastrophic Emergency as a general procedure to account for employees during a catastrophic emergency.
Emergency Event Reporting
Jefferson Lab investigates all actual emergency events concerning personal injury; property or equipment damage; and environmental impact. These investigations allow Jefferson Lab to implement corrective and preventive actions across the site to avoid recurrence. Jefferson Lab's ESH&Q Reporting Officer analyzes the event in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 5200 Event Investigation and Causal Analysis Process.
Spill/Release Response Procedure
Jefferson Lab's considers the release of any harmful material to be an environmental hazard. ES&H Manual 6610 Appendix T7 Clean-up of Chemical Spills Procedure provides the minimum process steps and contact information to ensure prompt, safe clean-up of spills (e.g., hazardous material, oil, chemical).
Hurricane Preparedness Condition Program provides the response process Jefferson Lab uses during a Hurricane.
Note: Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Everyone at Jefferson Lab
Emergency Manager/Exercise Coordinator
For more information and resources please see Jefferson Lab's Emergency Management Webpage at: https://www.jlab.org/intralab/emergency/.
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