Winter Hazards, Site Safety Measures and Worker Injuries
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security - DOE

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Emergency Management, Operations, Maintenance, Management Systems, Radiation Protection

The Office of Health, Safety and Security has identified some relevant causal analyses which demonstrate lessons learned through insightful, comprehensive and valuable reporting. This article features an occurrence report submitted by Hanford that provides a beneficial discussion on how to reduce the risk of worker injury in inclement weather through procedural changes, appropriate identification of affected site geographical areas for closures and delays, communication methods, and limiting employee access to areas not cleared of snow or ice.

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