Notable Event Notice: Dec. 16 Failure to Comply with Posted Signs

On Dec. 16, 2013, a GERT-trained subcontractor at Jefferson Lab moved a RadCon Controlled Area sign – hanging on the fixed ladder at the Vertical Test Area in the Test Lab – in order to gain access to the area located directly above the VTA. The signage was attached to the ladder by a magenta and yellow bungee cord, but the contractor did not pay attention to verbiage on the sign.

This area had been posted on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, as SRF staff was scheduled to begin testing a cavity with a 1W amplifier over the weekend. The contractors performed a walk-through of the site on Friday, however, they failed to take a look at this particular area.

Signs are posted to communicate important safety information. Please read and obey posted signs.

If you are ever confronted with a sign that you question or don't understand, call the phone number on the sign to seek clarification. If a phone number isn’t listed on the sign, call the office, work group or person responsible for the sign. If you still have unresolved questions or concerns, contact your division safety officer or the safety warden for the area where the sign is posted.

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