ES&H Improvement Effort Update
By Mike Grissom
In the last issue of
TIP, I reviewed the progress of the four working groups established as a
result of the serious ladder accident that occurred at SLAC on January
28, 2003. Since then, there have been additional developments, including
a specific goal announced by Jonathan Dorfan at his July All Hands
presentation that all SLAC staff complete routine Job Hazard Analysis
and Mitigation (JHAM) documents by November 15.
The following is an
update on the activities of those working groups.
HAWG completed its
development work and is now in implementation. Please see Safety
Simplified: Job Hazard Analysis and Mitigation (TIP,
April 2, 2004) and the JHAM web site (www-internal.slac.stanford.edu/esh/SLACsafety/jham/).
development of the process for setting institutional ES&H goals. Each
division is now following up with its own goal-setting activity.
Emergency Management Team
The REM team has
completed its work following the training of key SLAC staff in accident
investigation (July 26-28, 2004) and revision of Chapter 28 of the ES&H
Manual, Accidents, Injuries, Illnesses, and Exposures (www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/eshmanual/ESHch28.pdf).
DMWG continues to
develop a process to improve tracking and trending analysis of incidents
and accidents at SLAC.
Key Elements of ISMS
The products of these
working groups are (or will be) incorporated as key elements of the SLAC
Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). Details about the SLAC ISMS
program, including the safety management system document, are available
on the Web (www.slac.stanford.edu/esh/isms/).
Details on how
individuals and managers can participate fully in the ISMS process will
be the subject of future TIP articles.