Researchers in the Advanced Photon Source X-ray Science division (XSD) were looking for a specific gas cylinder regulator for an upcoming experiment involving pressurized flammable gases. They sent out a facility-wide request, and beamline scientist Andrey Yakovenko (XSD) responded that he had the correct part. However, instead of simply handing over the part, Yakovenko asked … Read More
Gregory Dolnak (NWM) completed the weekly Resource Conservation and Recovery Act inspections at the end of the day, when a waste specialist observed him obtaining a scanner and re-scanning staged containers that had failed when scanned the previous week for the quarterly inventory. Greg performed this activity at the end of his work shift, inspiring … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety or quality assurance initiative during the month of February 2019.
Gold Spot Award recipients Ralph Bechtold (AES) Allison Cherry (NWM) Marcus Diaz, Jr. (FAC) Michael Douell (ASD) Regina Mekler (AES) Daniel Nassar (FAC) Milton Peggs (FAC) Kyle Stalter (NWM) Silver Spot Award recipients Daniel Berkland … Read More »
Allison Cherry (NWM) contributed substantially to the success of the Nuclear and Waste Management division’s Y‑12 Uranium Packaging Campaign, which took place the week of Feb. 18, 2019. This effort involved packaging more than 3,400 items in under three days.
Cherry, who assisted both in inventory preparation activities and as project team inspector, helped to ensure that … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of December 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients Zachary Baker (BIS) Benjamin Duval (STE) Jared Gudaitis (FAC) Jeffrey Kerr (FAC) David Kosicek (FAC) Christian Kourkoumelis (EGS) Sean Kramer (FAC) Glenn Moonier (AES) Cecil Pinder (STE) Ryan Roberts (FAC) Anthony … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of November 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients Diane Ansah (HRS) Kevin Knoerzer (AES) Patrick Dombrowski (ASD) Patricia Weghorn (ASD) Ronald Blake (ASD) Randall Zabel (ASD) Brian Schultz (FAC) Mark Quesinberry (EOF) Dylan Dias (NWM) Jeffrey Slawinski (FAC) Silver … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of September 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients Jessica Durham (AMD) Jessica Frigon (HSE) Keith Knight (AES) Edward Listwan (EOF) Daniel Murphy-Olson (CLS) Anthony Reavis (EOF) Timothy Rutter (ES) William Sterling (STE) Li Tang (AMD) Yuepeng Zhang (AMD) Silver … Read More »
In August 2018, Arthur “Art” Vik (EOF) received a Gold Spot Award for mitigating a hazard by effectively planning and verifying a safe solution.
During a routine lifting and rigging operation, Vik observed a new research facility addition that had created an obstruction that was not identified in the original lift plan. Understanding the risk … Read More »
Gayle Maloney (ES) received a Gold Spot Award in August 2018 for noticing and reporting a potentially unsafe situation concerning a tank of liquid/pressurized gases (nitrogen and argon).
On August 21, Maloney noticed and reported a fizzing sound from a nitrogen tank at Building 362. Tanks are delivered to the area regularly; however, Maloney observed … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of August 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients Ned Arnold (AES) Raymond Davis (AES) Sene Defreitas (FAC) Thomas Gailus (FAC) Jesus Gonzalez (FAC) Timothy Hennebry (BIS) Roberto Herrera, Jr. (EVS) Steven Macewko (NWM) Gayle Maloney (ES) Sarah Owens (BIO) … Read More »
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