AWARE — Argonne’s Work Assessment and Review Effort — is the name for the laboratory’s enhanced work planning and control online application. AWARE beat out several other submissions in a contest launched by the Improving How We Work – Work Planning and Control project team. From submissions received from across the laboratory, the team narrowed … Read More
Safety is integral to Argonne’s scientific research and engineering technology mission.
Laboratory leaders will greet drivers at Argonne’s gates on Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2018, to hand out 9-1-1 Hotline reference cards. The cards, which easily clip to a badge or lanyard, provide a handy reminder of when and how to call for both emergency and non-emergency assistance.
The 9-1-1 Hotline system is a crucial tool … Read More »
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), many heat-related problems can be avoided.
Modify working conditions
You may need to make adjustments to your work environment to reduce exposure to heat.
Use air conditioning as much as possible. Use air-conditioned equipment like crane or construction equipment cabs. Have air … Read More »
4th quarter radiation dosimeters were due Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Read More »
Radiation dosimeters are due Friday, June 29, 2018.
Employees are asked to return dosimeters to the assigned rack or local distribution office as soon as possible. Prompt return will help minimize the added effort and costs associated with searching for and processing late dosimeters.
As a reminder, per LMS-PROC-146, “When you are not using dosimeter, … Read More »
It’s summertime, and the bitin’ is easy…for a mosquito or tick, that is. The key to avoiding mosquitos and ticks—and the diseases they transmit—is prevention, prevention, prevention.
Here are seven tips from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep pests from robbing you of summer fun:
Treat clothing (also tents, sleeping bags … Read More »
Due to the late arrival of spring this year, we haven’t seen much poison ivy…but now it’s back. Recent rains contributed to the rapid spread of this weed.
You can get a rash from poison ivy by direct contact with the plant, or by touching something that has been touched by it, like your clothes … Read More »
Argonne has an excellent safety reporting system in place to respond to safety issues. Once an issue is identified, proper steps are implemented to review and address it.
How to report issues and suggestions
In the event of an emergency, dial 9-11 from land lines or 1-630-252-1911 from cell phones. If you are unsure if it’s … Read More »
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), winter driving requires extra care, including tire maintenance. Specialty winter tires can be an effective choice for safe travel in snowy areas.
Advantages of winter tires Winter tires are made from rubber that remains pliable and supple in extremely cold temperatures. Recently designed snow tires without … Read More »
A helicopter may be in the skies on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, hovering over the neighboring forest preserve outside Argonne’s fence line. Weather permitting, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be conducting an aerial count of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s white-tailed deer population.
Information about white-tailed deer management and … Read More »
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