Argonne’s Operations Excellence Council (OEC) provides a senior management forum focused on delivering leading-edge science, and developing a strong commitment to, and culture around, research and operational excellence throughout the laboratory. The council supports timely, transparent and effective decision-making on operational programs. It communicates customer feedback, needs and priorities, and reviews lab performance targets and … Read More
In March 2018, Jason Boggs (BIS) received a Gold Spot Award for his outstanding commitment to cyber security safety.
During a code review of the ServiceNow core tool, Boggs discovered a high risk software security bug in the application. Understanding the severity of the potential risk presented by the bug, Boggs immediately reported his discovery … Read More »
This Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the annual emergency exercise will take place. Employees should be aware that unusual activity may occur around the Argonne campus during the exercise. This is normal and part of the exercise scenario. No alarm or concern is needed. Signs will be placed in outdoor areas where the exercise is taking … Read More »
David Withrow (FAC) received a Gold Spot Award in March 2018 for attention to detail that prevented the complete failure of equipment and the loss of heat to all of Building 595.
At the end of his shift, David Withrow (FAC) was walking past the equipment room in Building 595 and noticed that one of the … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of March 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients David Withrow (FAC) Jason Boggs (BIS) Richard Kara (STE) Scott Petersen (AES) Ahmed Farghaly (AES) Daniel McGann (NWM) Silver Spot Award recipients Michael Anastasio (LEG) Dennis Bartley (BIS) Patty Campbell (EVS) … Read More »
Every once in a while, there is a story that we wish was only a fairy tale, but it ends up being reality instead. Still, like most good fairy tales, there’s a lesson to be learned. The moral of this story? Stay alert.
This was the case with a recent phishing incident. In March, the … Read More »
Tornadoes can strike at any time of the year, but they are most common during the spring and summer months between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. A tornado is a violent destructive whirling wind, usually accompanied by a funnel-shaped cloud that travels in a narrow path over the land. Since tornado strikes can occur unexpectedly, … Read More »
All full-time Argonne employees will be contacted by phone, text or email the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 2018, as a part of an exercise taking place across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex. The exercise objective is to practice contacting and accounting for employees in case of an emergency.
Full-time employees will be … Read More »
On February 6, 2018, Brian Van Acker (PMO), performed life-saving CPR to save a toddler’s life at his children’s swim practice. Thanks to an Argonne Fire Department training class, he was ready and able to deliver CPR with success.
While Van Acker was sitting in the bleachers watching practice, a woman with a 1.5-year-old child suddenly … Read More »
Spring is in the air, and as we look at our backyards for the best places to plant shrubs, flowers or vegetables, or to build that new shed, we need to be mindful of the various utilities that may lie underground.
How to locate buried utilities
Call 811 (or 1-800-892-0123) — as required by Illinois … Read More »
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