February 4, 2005
Lessons Learned: SLAC Resources
By Joe Kenny
Learning from our own mistakes and those of others is not just smart but
crucial in getting through the day safely. “Don’t let this happen to
you” stories are obviously useful, but only if they reach us in time to
make a difference.
To make sure important lessons reach all who might benefit, SLAC engages
in a lessons-learned program in which we circulate educational accounts
of accidents, injuries and near misses at SLAC and from across the
Department of Energy (DOE) complex and private industry.
Messages take the form of brief e-mails circulated to a wide SLAC
audience, which are then archived at:
In addition, the DOE maintains a lessons-learned Web site searchable by
function, hazard, level, date and integrated safety management (ISM)
When planning work, browse through either of these valuable stores of
information. And if you have a lesson you think useful for others,
contact the SLAC Lesson Learned Manager (ext. 3517).
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is
managed by Stanford University for the
US Department of Energy
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