DOE Hosts Accelerator Safety Workshop, Aug. 5-7

The Department of Energy is sponsoring the 2014 Accelerator Safety Workshop (ASW), which will be held at the DOE Germantown Campus Aug. 5-7. The DOE accelerator community works hard every year to encourage and improve communication across the DOE complex, especially across the DOE accelerator community, according to Bob May, Jefferson Lab EHS&Q deputy.

The September 2013 annual workshop was conducted as a video teleconference with an emphasis on improving readiness, he noted. The resulting communications across the community recently led to the development of a new Order (DOE 420.2C), a new Guide (DOE 420.2-2), and a draft technical standard to address the clearance of material from accelerator facilities.

According to May, the intent of the 2014 ASW is to continue sharing experience and gaining consensus on how safety systems are efficiently applied to accelerator facilities and to share lessons learned from the readiness review process and accelerator commissioning effort, as well as accelerator operations, maintenance and decommissioning or re-purposing.

The workshop atmosphere is informal, and open discussion is encouraged throughout. Monday, July 14, is the hotel registration due date to get the conference rate. Individuals interested in attending or wanting more information, may contact Harry Fanning or Bob May, Jefferson Lab’s representatives on the workshop organizing committee, or visit the webpage at: