safety

The Feynman Computing Center Generator is an internal combustion engine that FCC uses for back up power. It emits criteria pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, sulfur oxide, nitric oxide and particulate matter. Photo: Teri Dykhuis

Fermilab is responsible for tracking and monitoring existing and potential emissions into the air to ensure that the site remains a low emitter of criteria and hazardous air pollutants. Any new sources, or changes to existing sources, should always be communicated to the Environmental Protection Department for potential tracking.

The IMPACT database is the labwide solution for creating and obtaining approvals for all hazard analysis starting Jan. 1, 2021. REMINDER: Filemaker Pro, and the FNAL Hazard Analysis Database will be turned off for creation of new hazard analysis. Hazard Analysis forms from these systems will only be available as read-only after Jan. 1 and therefore will not be valid documents for performing work as information will not be able to be changed to coincide with current work conditions. Work…

Green cones are beginning to show up in the parking lots — a sure sign of winter coming to Fermilab, which means it’s time to take more care walking in parking lots and choosing where to park. This winter, in addition to parking restrictions, there will also be a few road closures.

The IMPACT database is the labwide solution for creating and obtaining approvals for all hazard analysis starting Jan. 1, 2021. Filemaker Pro, the FNAL Hazard Analysis Database, and the old ESH Hazard Analysis Oracle Database will be turned off for creation of new hazard analysis. Data from these systems will only be available as read-only after Jan. 1 and therefore will not be valid documents for performing work as information will not be able to be changed to coincide with…

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fires, and unattended cooking fires are the leading cause of kitchen fires. With more people at home, everyone is cooking more! One ingredient you need every time you cook is 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 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.

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…