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: http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/esh/safety/lessonslearned.htm

In addition, the DOE maintains a lessons-learned Web site searchable by function, hazard, level, date and integrated safety management (ISM) function at: http://www.eh.doe.gov/ll/lldb/llsearch.cfm

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).




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