Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
January 4, 2012

Announcements

Section of CEBAF Blvd. Closed Jan. 4-5, 2012
A section of CEBAF Blvd - the two-lane road through the middle of the Accelerator Site - is closed Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 4-5, for the delivery and installation of equipment to CEBAF's Central Helium Liquefier, Building 8. The section of road and sidewalk - from about the southwest corner of Building 87 to about the front door of Building 89 - will be closed. For more information, see the announcement.

Fire Academy Graduation to Fill CEBAF Center Parking Lot
The Tidewater Regional Fire Training Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and reception Thursday evening, Jan. 5, in the CEBAF Center auditorium and lobby. Fire Academy leaders and cadets will begin arriving to set up for the event Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 5 p.m., the cadets’ family members will begin arriving. The event will last until about 8:30 p.m. If you normally park in the main CEBAF Center parking lot, you might want to park your vehicle toward the back of the lot (east and north ends), behind the EEL (Bldg. 90), or in the Rutherford Road parking lot on the north (cafeteria) side of CEBAF Center after lunch on Thursday to avoid congestion from incoming traffic to the main CEBAF Center parking lot.

Onsite Blood Drive Set for Jan. 27
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center Room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. Contact Johnie Banks, x7539, to schedule an appointment.

Rate Restructuring for SURA Residence Facility
The SURA Residence Facility, located adjacent to JLab, is open to all lab researchers, users, guests, collaborators, business associates and their families. The facility's rates will change on April 1. If you have a blanket purchase order on file with the facility that states an authorized rate, contact Melissa Hicks as soon as possible to update. For questions, contact Rose Durham or Melissa Hicks at 757-223-1167 or resfac@sura.org. The new rates and more information can be found online.

Tracking Thomas at JLab
Little Thomas is visiting all corners of the JLab campus. If you can identify his location this week, email Kandice Carter with your guess. Guesses are accepted through Friday.

Congratulations this week go to Harry Fanning and Lawrence Ferbee, who were the first to correctly identify the Dec. 14 location. Honorable mentions go to Richard Jacobsen, Casey Heck, Jason Willoughby, DeAnn Maddox, Dick Owen, Karen Bartek, Doug Higinbotham and Samika Hawkins. Check out the Tracking Thomas webpage for a better view of his last location and this week's new mystery photo.

JLab Calendar of Events

Jan. 5: Tidewater Regional Fire Training Academy Graduation
Jan. 9: Safety Shoe vendor onsite
Jan. 11: Hall D Open House for staff and users

Jan. 16: Martin Luther King Day holiday - JLab closed
Jan. 23: Safety Shoe vendor onsite
Jan. 24: Science Series Lecture - Volcanoes in Virginia
Jan. 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive
Feb. 4: Va. Regional High School Science Bowl

Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

Resolving ES&H Concerns
To ensure the welfare and productivity of its workforce, JLab has several mechanisms for employees, or anyone who comes into contact with the lab, to report issues potentially affecting the safety of workers, visitors, lab neighbors or the environment without fear of retaliation or reprisal. ES&H Manual Chapter 2310 lists a variety of mechanisms for resolving and reporting ES&H concerns and for preventing similar concerns from occurring in the future. Here is a list of the options you have for resolving an ES&H concern:

  • If possible, resolve the ES&H concern yourself;
  • If you are unable to resolve the concern yourself, refer the concern to your supervisor and management chain using the mechanisms outlined here;
  • You may also consult your Safety Warden, Division Safety Officer, your representative to the Worker Safety Committee, or contact an ESH&Q staff member directly for any ES&H concerns you may have;
  • If you would like to remain anonymous, or if you feel that it is more appropriate, use JLab’s Employee Concerns Program;
  • If one or more of the above steps have not resulted in resolution of the concern, or if you feel that it is more appropriate, you may also use the formal DOE Employee Concerns Management System hotline at 800-676-3267; or use DOE's Differing Professional Opinion process through the form found in DOE Order 442.2.

Once your concern has been addressed, communicate any lessons learned to your staff, co-workers, supervisors and your Division Lessons Learned Coordinator. ES&H Manual Chapter 2310 offers more information on concern resolution.