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• Near-Miss Reporting

• Bulk Shred Documents

• 2018 JLab T-shirt Design

• Middle School Science Bowl

• History Photo of the Week

• In Case You Missed It

February 22, 2018

Energy Secretary Visits Jefferson Lab

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry toured Jefferson Lab on Wednesday and addressed the staff and scientific Users in a Town Hall Meeting. Read more about his visit here.

Many scattering processes between hadrons feature intermediate states possessing non-zero intrinsic spin. As such, it is important to understand the role this non-vanishing spin has on the scattering amplitudes. A new paper presents the first determination of ρπ scattering using lattice QCD, a first-principles numerical approach to solving QCD.

How Does Near-Miss Reporting Prevent Future Events?
The National Safety Council has determined that, although often overlooked in safety reporting, near-miss incidents often precede loss-producing events. According to most safety organizations, a near-miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. In 1931, American Engineer Herbert William Heinrich wrote that for every 300 near-misses, there will be 29 minor injuries and 1 major injury. This figure, which is in agreement with more recent, in-depth studies, highlights the importance of recognizing and reporting near-miss incidents. Doing so enables a facility to investigate and rectify the situation, proactively and significantly improving worker safety.

Bulk Shred Your Business Sensitive Work Documents
To aid in the proper disposal of business sensitive or other restricted-use JSA or Jefferson Lab documents, secure shredding collection boxes are located in CEBAF Center, the Technology and Engineering Development (TED) Building, and the Support Service Center. These boxes are emptied monthly; the refresh dates and more information may be found in the staff memo.

Get Your Design in Now for the 2018 Lab T-shirt
Your idea could become the winning design for Jefferson Lab's 2018 T-shirt! The Jefferson Lab Activities Group is seeking entries for the annual T-shirt design contest. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2. For more information, see the full memo.

18 Teams Face Off in Virginia Middle School Science Bowl March 3
Anticipation is growing across the Commonwealth and at Jefferson Lab as the date draws near for the 2018 Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl. Read more here.

The JLab Weekly provides information on the status of safety, accelerator operations, experiments, reviews, upcoming activities and special events. Deadline for submission is every Tuesday by 10 a.m. Submit new items to: the Communications Office or contact Kandice Carter at x7263.

Feb. 11-17, 2018

No published journal articles.


This week's photo of the week was taken in May 1996 during the Jefferson Lab Dedication. Hazel O'Leary was the keynote speaker. She was the first African American and first woman to serve as Secretary of Energy, a position she was nominated into by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

Feb. 22-24: GlueX Collaboration Meeting
Feb. 23-24: SBS Collaboration Workshop
Feb. 25-26: PREX/CREX Collaboration Meeting
March 3: Va. Regional Middle School Science Bowl
March 6-9: CLAS Collaboration Meeting

Science Education Seeks Summer Projects

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