The lab’s COVID-19 protective measures help protect us all. The main goal of a face covering is to reduce respiratory droplets that enter someone’s breathing space. Remember to wear a face covering in buildings and all government vehicles to reduce the amount of respiratory droplets that can deposit on potentially shared surfaces.
Don Cossairt and Matt Quinn’s new textbook “Accelerator Radiation Physics for Personnel and Environmental Protection” is now available. The authors have successfully put to the page a graduate course that addresses the major radiation physics issues commonly encountered at accelerators of all particle types and energies.
All employees should be aware that in instances where employees have technical concerns related to environment, safety or health that have not been resolved through established Fermilab channels, the Department of Energy’s Differing Professional Opinion, or DPO, process offers a supplementary approach.
The ES&H Section is here to help. We support the lab mission, and safety is top priority. Thanks to a work assessments by DOE and our ongoing efforts at human performance improvement, we are always working to improve our work at both section and individual levels. One of our biggest projects is LBNF, in particular the work in South Dakota, where we are making sure that work there is conducted as safely as it is on the Fermilab site. Treating our environment is also key, and we’re bringing it to everyone’s attention with the April 25 Earth Day Fair in Wilson Hall.
Lab Status Overview – Injury/Illness Summary
Amber Kenney Amber Kenney of the ESH&Q Section wrote this column. Hanging on to things comes in handy when you want spare parts or you need to refurbish old equipment. Repurposing is not only a sustainable practice that is good for the environment, but it can also save money. For these reasons, the practice of keeping “stuff” is a long-standing Fermilab tradition. This practice can occasionally lead to problems, especially if there is an accumulation of chemicals, some of which…