July 2, 2004  




Director's Corner

By Jonathan Dorfan

I am looking forward to speaking to you at my All Hands presentations on July 13. I will be talking about SLAC science, budget news and other issues of importance to the Lab. I hope to see you all in the Auditorium.

Photo by Diana Rogers

Here is a reminder of the timetable:

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Owl shift and any others who would like to attend

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Last names A through G

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Last names H through P

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Last names Q through Z and swing shift

Safety at the Lab is one subject I will be highlighting on my presentation. Last year we had a very serious accident at SLAC and I determined to take action to ensure this will not happen again. One step is the introduction of a Job Hazard Analysis and Mitigation (JHAM) process. JHAM is a self assessment of the hazards that are part of our daily routine. Frequently we are the best people to identify and analyze hazards associated with our own jobs and places of work. JHAM helps us to focus on hazards we expect to encounter at work and how we can either eliminate the hazard or reduce the risk. You can find a full explanation of JHAM on the back page of this issue of TIP.

Twenty-five percent of Lab staff have been trained and are using the JHAM process. I was one of the first. Completing my JHAM assessment took about 45 minutes; it was straightforward and certainly made me think carefully about possible hazards associated with my job. ES&H staff and divisional safety coordinators will provide JHAM training to all staff before November 15. I will outline the options for training and additional education in my All Hands presentation.



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