Safety

Fermilab integrates environmental considerations in everything we do, including practicing sound waste reduction practices. Photo: Chris Greer, Fermilab

Fermilab generates a variety of hazardous and nonhazardous chemical wastes. The handling and disposal of these wastes are governed by state and federal regulations. In order to ensure compliance with these regulations and to help protect the environment from their impacts, we need to be sure to properly manage these wastes.

The ES&H Section has posted two new webpages, both accessible from the ESH at Work website. The Work Planning and Control webpage link is located under the ESH at Work menu on the left side. The goal of the webpage is to centralize work planning contacts for subject matter experts, provide easy access to FESHM 2060 resources and hazard analysis IMPACT information, and provide access to other additional work planning and control resources. The Hazard Analysis IMPACT database webpage link…

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Some may enjoy online fireworks displays, while others may attend outdoor shows where social distancing is enforced. Fireworks can be dangerous and can cause severe injuries when improperly used. Read on for a few suggestions for a safe holiday gathering.

Mind the ice

We know that some Fermilab folks enjoy skating on the pond in front of Wilson Hall after it ices over. It’s fine to skate on the ice, but be safe when doing so. Here are some tips to help you judge whether or not an iced over pond near you is safe for recreational activity.

Be sure to include filter changes as part of space heater maintenance. Photo: David Sabatino

As long as you operate it safely, space heater is a great addition to your home or workspace, and it can help save money on heating bills.

Mind the ice

Here are some tips to help you judge whether or not an iced over pond near you is safe for recreational activity.

Everyone who uses a computer, especially a laptop, should periodically check the safety, integrity and charge rate of their computer batteries.