Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs March 27, 2013
Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
March 27, 2013
12 GeV Upgrade
Spring is the beginning of many things. In the 12 GeV Upgrade Project, spring is evident by the many changes that have and will continue to occur. In Hall B, the space-frame modification is underway; Hall C has seen the installation of the new Super High Momentum Spectrometer rail with the assembly of the SHMS structure out for bid; and the Hall D Tagger area landscape continues to change with the installation of girder stands and magnet assembly. As the accelerator upgrades near completion, the Accelerator Readiness Review (ARR) process is getting ready to kick off with the summer Director’s Review of the Integrated Commissioning Plan. The ARR process is designed to verify that the programs, people and equipment are in place to safely commission and perform routine operation of the accelerator.
FEL activities are on hold, waiting for continued funding.
Use On-Hook Dialing to Stop 911 Misdials & Wrong Numbers
Vote for Your Favorite JLab T-Shirt Design
Brown Bag Lunch Workshops with MIS: Thursday, April 4, 12:15 p.m., CC F113
Last Chance to Share Your Green Thumb in the JLab Garden Club Survey!
Picture of Shipping and Receiving Well-Wishers Scheduled
JLab Property Custodians: Complete GEN 150 Refresher & Property Validation by March 31
Last Chance to Complete Key Validation
Time To Celebrate Records & Information Month
Tango For Everyone
Colloquium and Public Lecture: On the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions at Ultrarelativisitic Energies
Tracking Thomas at JLab
Samika Hawkins correctly guessed the location for March 13. Honorable mentions go to Becky Mosbrucker, Robert Martin and Dick Owen. Check out flickr for a better view of his last location and this week's new mystery photo.
Environment, Safety, Health and Quality
Critter Time of Year
To prevent any surprise encounters in your area, look for signs of critters on or around boxes, disused items or seldom-accessed shelving, racks or quiet storage areas before you access these spaces. Critter clues can be chewed papers, holes that are not normally associated with that type of box or even webs or droppings. Clues like these were recently seen in a Safety Warden walk-through, where the team noted in one small building a whole colony of black widow spiders along the door frame. One of the boxes of stored items in that same building had a collection of mouse droppings, indicating mice lived in the area.
If you encounter creatures and need to have them controlled, call Facilities Maintenance at x7400 or submit a Facilities Work Request detailing the exact location and what type of animal or insect (or their indicators) was observed. JLab has standing contracts with the animal/insect control companies who frequently are on site; the contractors are properly credentialed and have experience in addressing these issues. It is not your job to wrangle snakes or eliminate nests of stinging insects.
JLab Calendar of Events
April 3: Colloquium and Public Lecture
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