When: December 13, 2017
Where: CC F113
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
QUARTERLY MEETING MINUTES
September 28, 2017 Click for Slides
Introduction - Mark Loewus, Material Handling Equipment Manager.
See Something, Say Something:
- Ln2 Discharge - Roland Evans - Recognized the hazard posed by Ln2 discharge pipe to pedestrians. Posted Caution signs until the hazard can be resolved through an Engineered Controls.
- Sign Blindness - Roland Evans - Recognized that the Caution sign for OHD hazard 1 and 2 were very similar. He purchased some magnetic blinking lights to use when the higher hazard level was posted.
- Shiv Found - Theo Mcguckin - Found a razor blade wrapped with electrical tape, on a window sill. This will be disposed in a "sharps" container.
- Gas Leak - Mark Thompson - Recognized a gas smell, and called 911. The building was evacuated and the gas leak was fixed.
Sign Replacement - If you see a worn, tattered or otherwise illegible sign contact Industrial Hygiene (x7863) for repair or replace.
Human Performance - Will Oren - Provided evidence from lab wide “notable events” that our safety performance is slipping and the commonalities between these are human performance.
Drills and Lessons Learned:
- Spill Response - Scott Conly - This exercise was staged to determine the effectiveness of Jefferson Lab’s Spill Response Procedures. https://jlabdoc.jlab.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-143276
- Proper Radiation Posting - During a controlled access, an employee questioned a radiological posting. After a brief investigation, RadCon determined that a high radiation area and radiation area were not appropriately posted.
- Leak in a refrigerant Detection System - An Industrial Hygiene employee noticed that a refrigerant alarm was not on. The employee emailed the Manager only to find out that there was a small leak in that building and the alarms had been disabled without the appropriate notifications.
- Foot Fracture - When placing an 850-pound lifting arm down on an elevated platform, the load hit the steel platform and rolled onto the spotter’s foot. It was determined by an off-site medical facility that the foot was fractured.
- Discovery of Unexpected Energy - Two technicians were troubleshooting a piece of equipment when they discovered uncontrolled energy. A second power feed was discovered on the output side of a 120 V terminal.
- Acid Solution Leak caused an Electrical Spark - A leak in the flexible hose fitting during acid flushing activities caused a power failure. Several other utilities (cooling water to the End Station Refrigerator) were affected.
- Failure to Secure a Credited Control - A credited administrative control gate was discovered unlocked subsequent to Beam Authorization.
- Fall results in Sutures - While accompanying his work partner, an employee tripped on a pipe that was approximately 6 inches off of the ground and fell. The fall caused an open wound requiring sutures.
- Unauthorized Personnel Transport - A shipment containing radioactive and corrosive material (Copper(Cu-67)/gallium) had not been scanned in at the local UPS office, an untrained employee went to the local UPS store and picked up the package. They then decided to transport the package to its destination. Management had the employee turn around and transport the package back to UPS.
- Inadequate Fall Protection results in Suspend Work - a subcontractor was conducting work approximately 6-feet out on an I-beam and tied off to a wire installed as a temporary guardrail.
ACCOUNT FOR YOUR SAFETY INSPECTION TIME
Use the Following Charge Codes on your Timesheets:
Engineering Division: ENGSAF
- Test Lab: SAFINF
- Inside the Fence: SAFACC