Ineffective Communication Leads to Subcontractors’ Recurring Failure to Recognize Silica as a Hazard during the Work Planning Process
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA

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Topics:  Respiratory Protection, Construction/Project Management, Work Management/Planning, Radiation Protection

There have been four events within the past year at Jefferson Lab where ineffective flow down of information led to two subcontractors failing to recognize and properly mitigate Silica as a high hazard during the work planning process. Lessons Learned were not effectively communicated nor flowed down to all subcontractors. Subcontractors failed to adhere to requirements established in the contract specification and their Site Specific Safety Plans.

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