Starting with this article, Argonne Today will post summaries of the topics discussed during meetings of Argonne’s Operations Excellence Council (OEC). The council provides a senior management forum to help deliver leading-edge science, and develop a strong commitment to, and culture around, research and operational excellence throughout the laboratory. It supports timely, transparent and effective … Read More
On Nov. 15, 2017, a test of the Argonne Alert System was sent at 9 a.m. to a total of 5,229 people; about 200 could not be contacted.
The Argonne Alert System is designed to inform employees and site occupants about time-sensitive and other emergency announcements as soon as possible. If you didn’t receive a … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of October 2017.
Gold Spot Award recipients Paul Blickhahn (FAC) Hua Chen (HSE) Gregory Dolnak (NWM) Timothy Ortiz (HSE) Julie Tossing (HSE) Brian Weder (HSE) Robert Wright (AES) Silver Spot Award recipients Travis Blair (FAC) Virginia Brown (FAC) … Read More »
By John Quintana, interim deputy laboratory director operations / chief operations officer
We all have someone that we can rely on in an emergency. That person might be a partner, family member or just a good friend who is willing and capable to provide immediate help to us and our families should an emergency strike. … Read More »
Jing Lu Petersen (FAC) received a Gold Spot Award for her attentive identification of an electrical hazard and her actions taken to have it resolved.
Petersen was directed to initiate a water spill cleanup near the Advanced Photon Source ring. She noticed that the water spill had puddled below various electronic devices and was making … Read More »
Argonne’s Outdoor Warning System and public address message was inadvertently activated at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. It was not a scheduled test, and there was no emergency.
June Ann Lena (FAC) received a Gold Spot Award for her successful implementation of a new tagging system in place on the loading dock for Buildings 223/241. Created by Ed Schmitt (PSE), this system manages the compressed gas cylinder inventory.
Managing the loading dock inventory for these cylinders has been a challenge ever since 2013 … Read More »
Starting Monday, Oct. 30, and continuing through Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, the weekly morning shoemobile service will be temporarily relocated from the Building 200/203 parking lot to the Building 360 parking lot. The shoemobile hours will be 8 a.m to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Building 360 parking lot.
Service is … Read More »
“Conversations with Kearns” a weekly, informal gathering with Interim Laboratory Director Paul Kearns, will move to Building 240, Room 4301, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. All are welcome to join in the discussion, which will touch on safety, the budget outlook, lab strategy and any other topics that interest those in attendance.
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Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of September 2017.
Gold Spot Award recipients Michael Bracken (AES) Clarence Clark (AES) Debra Curry (AES) Benjamin Duval (STE) June Lena (FAC) Jing Lu Petersen (FAC) Raquel Sierzega (STE) Elaine Slavik (HSE) Robert Van Lonkhuyzen (EVS) Silver Spot … Read More »
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