When heavy equipment is utilized around facilities, subcontractors and employees need to be aware of the obstructions in the area and understand the effect on the facility and any hazards generated if the obstruction is damaged, must ensure Job Safety Analyses (JSA) are written to mitigate these types of events and need to understand and implement...Read More
Recently, a researcher was cleaning the interior of a glovebox window when a glovebox differential pressure alarm was activated. Remaining calm, the researcher visually surveyed the glovebox work area and realized the left glovebox support ring and glove he was working in had detached outward from the glovebox port creating an opening directly into...Read More
A subcontract well drilling company brought a 480 VAC diesel powered generator to the Hanford Site from a local rental company. The manufacturer/model are Doosan Infracore Portable Power/G70 WCU-3A-T41 Year 2014. The generator is used to power a temporary well pump during the well development process. The next day, following connection of the po...Read More
On June 10, 2019, a 22-year-old contractor with 3 years of experience, was fatally injured when he was pinned between a front-end loader and a concrete block. The victim was working in a conduit trench, preparing to install a junction box. The plant manager was using a front-end loader above to back fill the trench. The front-end loader over trave...Read More
Six employees were injured from an explosion while performing emergent troubleshooting activities on a Priest Rapids generator circuit breaker. The event resulted in six lost time injuries due to severe burns that requied hospitalization for all six of the employees. Equipment damage included the generator and generator circuit breaker, resulting i...Read More
In July, 2013 a 13 year old girl and her 8 year old brother died while swimming near a private dock in the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. About two hours later a 10-year-old boy died in a similar manner at Cherokee Lake, near Knoxville, Tennessee. His 11-year-old friend was pulled from the water and resuscitated but died early the following eveni...Read More
The configuration, weight, and underground interferences associated with objects, such as concrete foundations, must be known before attempting to lift them with a crane. Cranes are designed for lifting and moving loads only. Pulling imbedded objects or stuck objects is an improper use of a crane. Inadequate rigging choices and poor decision making...Read More
This presentation, provided by the DOE Office of Analysis, includes information about the health and safety impacts of fatigue on workers and what employers can do to mitigate them. Short sleep duration, less than 7 hours per day, poor quality sleep, or sleep not aligned with circadian rhythms sleep, are linked to various negative health outcomes:...Read More
When PNNL researchers began planning a project to synthesize a highly-toxic chemical agent, there was no room for error. Because of the risks involved, management had to match the significance of the work to a rigorous safety protocol. Before the work could begin, researchers and a diverse set of subject matter experts collaborated to perform an in...Read More
This article describes how a 20-ton decommissioned medical solenoid magnet was repurposed including how the laboratory team used good planning and teamwork to ensure it was staged, tested and transported successfully.
The video captures the reflective thoughts from a few team members about why the ANL Solaris Project was a great example of success...
Published on May 9, 2011 by the State of Washington Department of Ecology. This video shows pickup truck owners and drivers how to properly load and secure a variety of items. These items range from yard waste to construction materials. The video also shows how to use appropriate tie-downs.
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Mission Support Alliance (MSA) Safety Video to help motivate safe attitudes.
Contained in the video are ideas you can implement to avoid distracted driving.
Types of distracted driving are:
Visual Distractions - Anything that takes your eyes off the road
Manual Distractions - Anything that takes your hands off the wheel
After receiving and sharing OE-3-2014-03, "Mechanical Door Failures," in March of 2015, measures were put into place at the Idaho National Laboratory to ensure that employees were not in the direct line of fire in case of door failure. On October 26th, 2015 the measures prevented personnel from being injured when a overhead door sprocket came loo...Read More
Inculdes Good Work Practices developed by the DOE Operating Experience Community.
DOE Corporate Operating Experience Program Documents: OE-1, OE-2, OE-3, Operating Experience Summaries, Suspect/Counterfeit/Defective Items, Data Collection Sheets, and ORPS Summaries/Final reports.
Reports issued to communicate brief examples of problems and mistakes encountered in actual cases and to present points to be consider for avoiding similar occurrences.
Articles on identified program/mission specific lessons learned across the DOE complex and from external entities.
Product Recalls and Alerts
Information related to products that have been formally recalled either by a defined company or in conjunction with the consumer products safety commission.
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Deactivation and Decommissioning
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Drills, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response
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Hoisting and Rigging
Cranes, Hoists, Forklifts, Rigging Equipment and Operations
Criticality, Fissile Material, Safety Basis
Project Controls, Construction Management, Contract Management
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