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Jefferson Lab Safety Configuration Management Board (SCMB)


Safety Configuration Management Board Charter

The Safety Configuration Management Board (SCMB) is chartered by the Lab Director to address matters of accelerator-specific safety related to implementation of the Accelerator Safety Order (ASO). It does not address general safety, which is managed through the Lab’s Worker Safety and Health Program, except in situations where general safety matters may impact the safety of accelerator operations. The SCMB reviews accelerator-specific safety issues, approves changes to systems and operations that affect accelerator safety, makes recommendations regarding accelerator safety and assures continued compliance with the Accelerator Safety Order (ASO). The Lab Director appoints members to the SCMB and, through the Associate Director (AD) ESH&Q, provides oversight of the board’s activities.

The SCMB responsibilities apply to all Jefferson Lab accelerators including CEBAF, LERF and other facilities that may be designated as accelerators under the ASO. The SCMB reviews planned activities that have the potential to impact accelerator safety and screens safety concerns that develop during accelerator operations. The SCMB reviews activities that mitigate identified accelerator hazards to ensure that they are implemented correctly and assists in the development of new mitigating measures as needed. The SCMB assures that safety screening, reviews, and recommendations regarding accelerator safety are properly documented.

Correspondingly, the SCMB has the following specific responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a current listing/inventory of accelerators,
  2. Review relevant events at Jefferson Lab and other facilities for potential application to systems and processes within the scope of the SCMB charter such as FSADs, credited controls, and ASEs,
  3. Charter ad hoc shielding review teams as needed and approve shielding design for medium shielding design projects as part of the Radiation Control Department (RCD) Shielding Design and Review process,
  4. Provide guidance on the development and implementation of the Accelerator Readiness Review (ARR) process associated with commissioning and operations,
  5. Screen safety concerns pertaining to accelerator operations and determine whether they are Unreviewed Safety Issues (USI), deficiencies in JLab policies or the implementation thereof, or ASE violations,
  6. Refer positive USI determinations and any known or suspected USI violations to the Reporting Officer upon discovery,
  7. Review and approve changes to the credited controls defined in the ASE and to other systems or processes that can impact the effectiveness of the credited controls, Review the Final Safety Assessment Document (FSAD) and the Accelerator Safety Envelope (ASE) annually to ensure they remain current. Make recommendations regarding approval to the Lab Director through the AD ESH&Q.
  8. Review matters pertaining to compliance with the Accelerator Safety Order (ASO) DOE-420.2c and subsequent revisions as may be incorporated in the DOE contract, and make recommendations to the Lab Director through the AD ESH&Q,
  9. Review proposed changes to the Accelerator Safety Order and participate in the DOE review process to protect the interests of Jefferson Lab. Formal submissions to the review process are coordinated with the AD ESH&Q,
  10. Recommend training to assure awareness of matters affecting the safety of accelerator operations and compliance with the ASO and related Jefferson Lab policies.

Board Members

Meeting Minutes