Use Peer Checking to Avoid Adverse Consequences

When configuration of a work area is such that any part of the work evolution creates a blind spot for individuals working with moving equipment, a spotter should be utilized to provide equipment movement directions to avoid any adverse consequences. On April 23rd, 2020, effective communication between an equipment operator and a spotter could have...

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Energized Electrical Found in Overhead Ceiling Grid

On March 24th, 2020, a construction subcontractor was working on the 3rd floor of the Willow Creek Building (WCB). The subcontractor was preparing existing ceiling tiles for the installation of new lighting fixtures. When the subcontractor moved the next ceiling tile to be worked on, a spark occurred from unidentified exposed live conductors that w...

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Use of Human Performance Tools Resolves Blocked Valve Gearing

While performing a valve line up on the By-Pass Demineralizer (BPD) system at the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), operators noticed a pressure change in the Primary Coolant System (PCS). Normally this procedure would not impact the flow of the PCS. Faced with an unexpected situation the operators stopped the procedure and placed the system in a safe c...

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COVID-19 Utilizing Conduct of Operations Standing Orders to Communicate Critical COVID-19 Information

Effective use of Standing Orders (SO) to communicate information and expectations leads to smooth transition of personnel from the COVID-19 partial shutdown to Phase 1 of return to work.
The initial issue and subsequent revisions of the SO were disseminated to all UCOR personnel through several means including e-mail, direct mail, text messages a...

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Health Hazards of Prolonged Sitting

According to research, sitting for extended periods of time is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. A recent analysis suggests there are 34 chronic diseases and conditions associated with excess sitting. By just adding one hour of standing increases bloo...

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Evaluating the Use of Sit to Stand Workstations

As a result of an article published in April 2015 by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environment, Health, Safety & Security titled "Health Hazards of Prolonged Sitting," an increased installation of Sit to Stand Workstations occurred at Nevada National Security Site. To determine if or how users benefited from the installation of the Sit to...

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Employee Ignores Peer Pressure and Reports Safety Concern

An employee performed a safety intervention with a co-worker who crossed a lockout/tagout boundary without complying with the required hazardous energy control process. The co-worker resisted the safety intervention and encouraged the employee to ignore their concern. Disregarding the peer pressure, the employee notified management and a stop wor...

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Generator Circuit Breaker Explosion at Priest Rapids Dam

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...

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Wasn't Me Entertaining Behavior Safety Video

This is a behavior based saftey video created for the Star Leasing Company.

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Preventing Falls Through Skylights

More construction workers die from falls than from any other on-the-job injury. Fatal falls and serious injuries may result from inadequate guarding and fall protection for work around skylights. This video explains the events that led to a roofing supervisors death after he fell 30 feet through a warehouse roof skylight onto a floor. Photographs f...

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MSA Distracted Driving Safety Video

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
Cognitive D...

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INL Forklift Lessons Learned Video

Recently INL experienced multiple forklift events at different facilities with in a weeks time frame. This video discusses those events and the initial lessons learned from them.

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Are You Wearing Your Hearing Protection?

Our hearing is one of the many things in life we take for granted. Work place hearing loss is gradual, and over time the effects can have a tremendous impact on our life at home and work. The Downtown Safety Committee at Mission Support & Test Services, LLC, created this video, with the help of the A-1 machine shop and NLV maintenance employee...

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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. On October 26th, 2015 the measures prevented personnel from being injured when a overhead door sprocket came loo...

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