By Linda Ahlf
The Local Safety Committee (LSC) would like to introduce
itself. We are a committee of union and management representatives
providing a resource for voicing safety concerns. The LSC is proving to be
effective in addressing safety issues and promoting communication between
union and management representatives.
This committee is made up of three union members and three
members of management. It is co-chaired jointly by union and management
representatives. From management we have Jack Hahn (ES&H), Ian Evans (SSRL)
and Barry Webb (HR).
Current representatives from the union are Matt Neibel (EFD),
Marty O’Donoghue (SEM) and Rocky Pena (SSRL). Lee Lyon is the committee
administrator and Linda Ahlf is the committee secretary (both HR). In
addition, a member of SEM management regularly attends the Local Safety
Both workers and management can bring concerns about
unsafe or hazardous working conditions to the LSC. The issues are
discussed at our monthly meetings, assigned to the relevant committee
person, who reports back at the following month’s meeting. Minutes are
kept to track issues and to make sure nothing slips through the cracks.
Should some emergency safety problem come up, the
committee can access necessary resources at the highest levels at the Lab.
This has proven to be a great way to get safety concerns addressed in a
forum where results are the most important product.
Workers with safety concerns can talk to their committee
representatives, and their problems will be addressed by the committee.
For more information on this Committee, contact Linda