The Electrical Safety Program provides guidance for implementing safe electrical work practices and maintaining an electrically safe workplace. Jefferson Lab allows only trained personnel to perform electrical work. Training requirements are determined by the task assigned. The electrical safety program utilizes a committee of experts, including electrical engineers and electrical specialists from all laboratory divisions, who interpret and assess the technical aspects of electrical safety. The Electrical Safety Committee (ESC) provides continuous improvement recommendation to advance electrical safety practices and training. The ESC also promotes the uniform application of safe electrical work practices throughout all laboratory divisions.
Safety meetings and toolbox talks are important for building a strong safety culture and reinforcing a commitment to safety and worker protection. Conducted on a regular basis, meetings and talks not only educate workers on safe work practices, but also helps an organization stay compliant with regulations regarding safety and training.
Safety Meetings are structured gatherings that cover the complete work plan, the risks and hazards, and the envisioned objectives. Safety topics include safe work practices, general personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, and basic emergency practices (e.g. medical, evacuation, security). Jobsite visits are encouraged to allow workers to familiarize themselves with the layout and hazards. Make sure everyone knows how to stop work to correct unsafe work acts or...
All work at Jefferson Lab is evaluated for hazards prior to performance. A risk code is assigned each activity that dictates relevant mitigating functions. A graded approach used to determine the level of rigor allotted commensurate with programmatic impact.
No work is completely without risk; therefore, all work requires forethought, planning, and authorization. Identification of work hazards and understanding their risks is an essential part of this process. Jefferson Lab's work planning, control, and authorization process is commensurate with the laboratory's commitment to achieve the highest standards of safety and quality.
The Rule requires that DOE contractor workers are provided with a workplace that is free from recognized hazards that can cause death or serious physical harm.
To accomplish this objective, the Rule establishes management and worker responsibilities, worker rights, safety and health standards, and required training.
The Rule replaces the Contractor Requirements Document (CRD) of DOE O 440.1A "Worker Protection Management for DOE Federal and Contractor Employees."
No work after compliance date of May 25, 2007 without an approved program
Ensure workplace is free of recognized hazards
Provide workers with adequate protection
Comply with workplace safety and health requirements (some new requirements, e.g. pressure safety)
Ensure work is performed in accordance with approved Worker Health and Safety Pr...