Create a robust and high throughput pit disassembly tool with a small footprint and only the necessary automation and controls to support existing processes with meeting throughput demand.Read More
DOE requirements in the Downdraft Room at the TA55 Nuclear Facility mandated the need for implementation of a nondestructive fire suppression capability. NPI8 was tasked with the design, procurement, installation, startup and commissioning of a new technology to meet these stringent requirements associated with fire suppression. Execution of this m...Read More
The principles and tools of Human Performance Improvement (HPI) may be proactively applied to all scopes of work whether in the field or in an office environment to reduce errors related to safety. The tools are equally effective at reducing quality errors. For the Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF) project, these tools are being us...Read More
The Safety Data Sheet for the intended quick dry enamel gloss paint was reviewed as part of the pre-job planning. The SDS stated use of the product requires adequate ventilation. The roll up door in the work area was opened to provide ventilation. Painting inside the lower level mechanical equipment room was performed using a brush and roller. Sh...Read More
During warmer weather months, its imperative to consider the risks associated with working in hot environments, their effects on Department of Energy employees and contractors, and how those risks can be mitigated. Heat-related illnesses generally occur when high ambient temperatures, either indoor or outdoor, overcome the bodys natural ability to...Read More
A mechanic died after being crushed by a 900-pound electrical cabinet he was working on tipped over. The incident occurred in a decommissioned equipment storage area of a frozen food manufacturing facility. On the day of the incident, the victim was removing salvageable equipment from a nonworking electrical cabinet, when it tipped over and crushed...Read More
Recently, SLACs Facilities & Operations (F&O) division reviewed their equipment measurement locations and compiled a list of the most hazardous locations for technicians to access. Taking this data, F&O came up with a less hazardous configuration and improved methods for obtaining predictive maintenance information in the field. In this example,...Read More
The attached Operating Experience Level 3 document provides information about a safety concern related to workers who use ladders during work at Department of Energy facilities. This OE-3 discusses recent DOE events that involve fall protection issues or injuries while workers use or descend from ladders and associated corrective actions. In additi...Read More
Safety Culture Video Series related to WRPS-IB-17-006, Safety Culture Video Implementation Best Practices: The scenario depicted in this video by the Washington River Protection Solutions Safety Culture Improvement Team is of workers using peer checking during a 360-degree inspection prior to moving a vehicle. The key message of the video is that e...Read More
This INL produced safety video discusses safe practices for various types of Manual Material Handling.Read More
AAA explains why drowsy driving is so dangerous and shares tips to prevent falling asleep at the wheel.Read More
This INL produced video reviews safe parking lot behaviors.Read More
In support of CPWR's (Center for Construction Research and Training) National Stand down to prevent falls in construction, UCOR employees give testimonials to fall events they have had while working on ladders.Read More
Mechanical Door Failure Operating Experience Prevents Possible Injury
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. The measures prevented personnel from being injured on October 26th, 2015, when a overhead door sprocket came loose and door dropped to the floor. The corrective measures that were put into place, along with effective communication of those measures, is credited with the prevention of possible injury to workers in the area when the sprocket fell to the floor.
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