When planning work, it is important to consider all aspects of the activity. Something that can easily be missed is loose objects that may be hanging from the body, such as clothing, hair, tools, lanyards, and so on. Remember to take this into consideration when working around moving or rotating parts, electrical equipment, tech shops, climbing ladders, confined spaces and many more. If you use a lanyard to hold your Fermilab identification you are required to have a breakaway lanyard….
An accountability drill will be held today, Jan. 9. If you are a Fermilab employee or contractor and are working today, you are required to respond when you receive the message. See the recent all-hands emails for more details.
All Fermilab engineers, scientists and technicians should plan to attend a safety all-hands meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. The presentation will focus on the Improving Safety Initiative launched in August. Zoom information can be found here (must be on the Fermilab network).
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.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, from approximately 9 p.m. to midnight, Fermilab and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office will conduct live-gunfire tests of Fermilab’s on-site gunfire detection system. These tests will be conducted safely, using bullet traps – no live rounds will be fired into the air or into the ground, and there will be no danger to the public or wildlife. However, the sound of gunfire may be heard in neighborhoods near Fermilab on Thursday evening.