safety

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.

In March the ES&H section finalized a revamp of FESHM 2060: Work Planning and Controls, using recommendations from the 2019 DOE Office of Enterprise Assessment, Work Planning and Controls. The updated chapter incorporates stronger safety concepts from the Department of Energy’s Integrated Safety Managements Systems.

An accountability drill will be held on Thursday, April 9. If you are a Fermilab employee or contractor and are working on Thursday, you are required to respond when you receive the message. See the April 7 all-hands or all-users email from Fermilab COO Kate Gregory for more details. Please note that is only a drill. If you are a Fermilab employee or contractor, you should respond “onsite” only if you are physically on the Batavia site. If you are teleworking or working…

A new Fermilab webpage has been established to provide the latest updates on Fermilab’s response to information on coronavirus (COVID-19). See www.fnal.gov/covid19. The lab’s COVID-19 response task force will keep this page updated with important information, including travel restrictions. Please check it frequently.

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….

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.