Safety Focus Tomorrow Afternoon

January 26, 2006

Dear Coworkers,

Two of our colleagues have recently suffered serious injuries. These accidents have clearly demonstrated that not all of us keep safety in the absolute forefront while we are working. Therefore, we will have a safety stand down across the laboratory tomorrow, January 26. I will kick this effort off with key managers at 11:00am tomorrow and will issue expectations and directions. These senior managers in turn, under the guidance of their Associate Directors, will communicate and schedule your activities for this all-afternoon stand down. At the end of the day, I want Lab senior management's assurance that we can complete this fiscal year without further injury to staff, users, or subcontractors. This expectation is demanding and will require everybody's finest effort. I expect your full engagement in this safety focus and I want your dedication to safe behavior and continued improvement of work place conditions.


Thank you,

Christoph Leemann



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