Paul Apple (FAC) receives December 2017 Gold Spot Award
On December 28, 2017, Paul Apple (FAC) received a Gold Spot Award for his timely actions that stopped a water leak.
Apple was working at the Argonne Guest House when he spotted a sprinkler pipe that had become damaged due to freezing water and was spraying water into the boiler room. Apple immediately telephoned the Argonne Fire Department. They arrived and de-energized the sprinkler system and stopped the leak.
Thanks to Apple’s quick response to have the water leak repaired, substantial damage to the facility was avoided.
Spot Awards give employees “on-the-spot” recognition for positive safety or quality assurance initiative. The Spot Award program offers three award levels: gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25).
If you see an employee exhibiting behavior that warrants positive recognition (e.g., safe behavior or process improvements), you can nominate that individual for a Spot Award by submitting Spot Award (ANL-758).
The form will be routed to the individual’s supervisor and division for approval. Observers may award employees from their own division or from other divisions. The cost of the award is charged to the recipient’s division.
Additional information about the Spot Award program is available on Inside Argonne.