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
Based on feedback from listening sessions held with Paul Kearns, the lab leadership team, and frontline supervisors, and from the Work Planning and Control (WPC) researcher forum, the WPC Program Office has created a list of technical experts. The technical experts are available to provide professional assistance in reviewing work control documents and planning or … Read More »
On May 22, 2019, Argonne helped organizations across Illinois respond to four tornadoes, a plane crash, epic flooding, and a … Read More »
Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality and Infrastructure Services have established building operations teams across the laboratory in order to become leaders in operational excellence. These teams build customer confidence by meeting the operational needs of our research community and are the point of contact for any operational issues whether safety or facility related to help … Read More »
The Chicago area is expecting a heat index of 99 to 107 degrees Fahrenheit Thursday July 18, through Saturday, July 20, 2019. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. The combined heat and humidity will make it feel hotter than the temperature alone, creating a high … Read More »
Recently, Apple determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop computers, the battery may overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Business and Information Systems has identified the affected lab-owned MacBooks and notified division information technology administrators to begin the recall process. However, it’s possible that some devices may have been … Read More »
All full-time employees will be contacted by phone, email, and text Thursday, July 18, 2019, as part of a regular accountability exercise taking place across the U.S. Department of Energy complex.
The personnel accountability exercise is similar to those in the past. The objective is to practice contacting and accounting for employees in case of … Read More »
The Argonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will initiate its annual evacuation drill program in July. With the assistance of building area emergency supervisors and building managers, OEM will coordinate with the Argonne Fire Department, Fire Protection Systems, and the Business and Information Services Communications Center to conduct evacuation drills in each occupied building between … Read More »
Skin cancer is preventable
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer every year. Many people use sunscreen to protect their skin, and if used correctly, it can help to prevent skin cancer and delay the aging process to skin.
Sunscreen with an SPF of … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of May 2019.
Gold Spot Award recipients
Michael Bracken (AES) David Meyer (ASD) Glenn Moonier (AES) Leonard Morrison (AES) Anthony Puttkammer (ASD) Cristen Sarne (AES) William Sterling (STE) Robert Vargas (ASD) Andrzej Walkowicz (NWM) Andrey Yakovenko (XSD)
Silver … Read More »
- Functional Materials: Potential and PromiseAugust 21 - 11:00 am
- Real-Time, AI-Assisted Flame Stability Analysis of Flame Spray PyrolysisAugust 21 - 2:00 pm
- Fog Computing: Beyond Mobile and Cloud-Centric Internet of ThingsAugust 21 - 2:00 pm