By Burl Skaggs
Since SLACís work suspension began three weeks ago, SEM
has accumulated over 1,200 service requests. Many of these requests
involve work that is not permitted to be performed without case by case
review. This includes lockout and tagout electrical work, roof access,
hoisting and rigging, and limits our use of certain tools and equipment.
SEM is primarily scheduling service requests that address
significant safety or maintenance hazards. We will schedule some routine
service requests not prohibited by our current work restrictions. All SEM
construction projects are stopped at this time and awaiting further
guidance on subcontractor safety.
The SEM staff members appreciate your patience and
understanding during these unsettled times. Once normal work is resumed
without Restriction, every effort will be made to schedule and complete
all outstanding service requests as soon as possible.
Service Request Safety Types
The on-line submission form has three selections under
Safety: Non-Safety, Safety Regular or Safety Immediate. For service
requests, SEM defines Safety as anything that poses a direct/indirect
threat or hazard to personnel, property and/or the environment.
A large number of service requests being sent in have
Safety selected (versus Non-Safety). Please select Safety only if it meets
this definition. For general requests, selecting safety will not ensure
that your request will be handled faster or that your request will be
completed more quickly.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please
contact the SEM Service Desk (Ext. 8901).