In recent years, there have been multiple safety recalls for household dehumidifiers due to fire hazards. With the Argonne steam shutdown starting Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, there may be an increase in household dehumidifier use to assist with humidity control in affected buildings. Before using a dehumidifier, employees should check that it has not … Read More
Safety is integral to Argonne’s scientific research and engineering technology mission.
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fireworks are the riskiest consumer product when it comes to fire fatalities.
Shocking statistics 12,000 people went to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries in 2017. Of those injured, 36 percent were children under the age of 15. Sparklers accounted for nearly half of the injuries to children … Read More »
4th quarter radiation dosimeters were due Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Read More »
Radiation dosimeters are due Friday, June 28, 2019.
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 »
A section of Inner Circle in front of Building 203 will be closed Saturday May 4, 2019, will be closed so Utilities and Grounds can repair a canal water pipe under the roadway. Inner Circle will be closed between Meridian Road and Westgate Road.
An employee who fell while being attacked by geese at a U.S. Department of Energy facility in Missouri needed seven stitches to the back of the head. The employee also suffered a probable … Read More »
by Robert J. Einspar (IS), Continuous Improvement Manager
Beginning Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Fire Alarm Office within the Security Travel and Emergency Division (STE) will begin distributing Emergency Response Notifications via Vector. These notifications are sent to safety and emergency response employees, and laboratory leaders, for their information and possible response.
Notifications will be … Read More »
A booklet on physical activity, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in November 2018, contains new data suggesting that physical activity accumulated in bouts of less than ten minutes at a time is associated with improved health.
The guidelines still urge all adults to engage in 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic … Read More »
This video, created and shared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, describes their hydrogen fire event in September 2018, the investigation and the lessons learned.
Cultivate a questioning attitude. Maintain a healthy respect for what can go wrong. Reflect on your daily work tasks.
What steps do you need to take to reduce the risk in … Read More »
Argonne’s Mandy Youker, the Work Planning and Control Program Manager, emphasizes the responsibilities of the Person In Charge in the WPC video, “Work Planning and Control: the Person In Charge.” The function of the Person in Charge, or PIC, is the same in each type of work control, whether using the skill-of-the-worker role (SOW), … Read More »
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