safety

With the recent drop in temperature and our first real snowfall of the season now behind us, here are some tips to stay safe: Please take care when walking to and from your car in the parking lots. FESS Roads and Grounds crews clear more than 85 parking lots across the Fermilab site, but it can be especially difficult to keep the areas between cars clear, especially when snow falls in the middle of a workday. Be especially careful when…

Check, check

On Sept. 29, a Fermilab fire truck parked as the firefighter checks a hydrant.

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.