A cigarette butt or butts discarded just outside of the CEBAF Center B Wing stairwell door started a fire in the landscaping mulch on May 29. The fire was noticed and extinguished by an alert JLab staff member shortly after lunch time.
Improperly disposed of cigarette butts had landed in the mulch, right next to the CEBAF Center building foundation, and started a fire in the mulch.
If the fire hadn't been noticed the flames would have burned up under the building's siding and could have caused a fire inside the building.
Smokers at Jefferson Lab are reminded of lab policy: Smoking isn't allowed within 25 feet of facility entrances, operable windows, or outdoor air intakes. Smoke breaks should be taken in the smoking huts located around the Jefferson Lab campus. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in the butt cans available at the smoke huts and not tossed onto the ground.
If you are aware of a smoking hut that needs a new or replacement butt can, please notify Mike Lewellen, Facilities Management and Logistics, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential fire hazard situations may be reported to Facilities Management at ext. 7400.
Jefferson Lab Admin Manual
208.07 Smoking Policy
JSA/JLab is committed to a policy of providing its staff members, users, subcontractors, visitors, and guests with a safe, environmentally sound, and healthy workplace.
Smoking is not permitted within any building or within 25 feet of entrances, operable windows, or outdoor air intakes.
This policy applies to all JSA/JLab facilities, vehicles, staff, users, subcontractors, visitors, and guests.
Associate Directors are responsible for promulgating this policy in their respective organizations and ensuring uniform enforcement of the policy by subordinate managers.
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Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 3:00pm