The Jefferson Lab (JLab) Worker's Safety Committee is empowered to promote and continuously improve work place safety at JLab. The Committee provides JLab management with working level feedback, ideas, and recommendations for improving safety laboratory wide. The committee also provides safety stakeholders - employees, subcontractors, users - with the opportunity for communication of their issues and concerns. This Committee is not intended to bypass existing procedures and processes. Rather, it serves as a vital communication link for highlighting work force safety issues and concerns and as a means for ensuring improvement actions of interest to the work force are initiated and completed.
The Committee members actively engage employees, users, and subcontractors regarding strengths, areas for improvement, and overall perception of Lab safety. Frequent work site walk downs, conversation with individual or small groups of employees from a cross section of the Lab, and comparison results of these observations and discussions among Committee members are key sources of information.
The Committee members will have direct access to the Director's Safety Council, or the Director for ES&H anytime they deem it necessary. The Committee Chair or Vice Chair will brief the DSC at the quarterly meetings.