Introducing New SSO DOE Safety Engineers
By Linda DuShane White
With the arrival of Jeff Logan and Don
Wilhem in May, the DOE Stanford Site Office (SSO) tripled the size of
its SSO Operations and ES&H Group. Logan and Wilhelm join Dave Osugi as
Safety Engineers. Both bring extensive government experience to their
Shown here (from left to
right), Don Wilhelm and Jeff Logan join Dave Osugi as Safety
Engineers at the DOE Stanford Site Office.
(Photo by Topher White)
Logan comes to us from 15 years with
NASA Ames in Mountain View and Wilhelm from 10 years at Lawrence
Livermore DOE (DOE at LLNL) and 20 years in the Navy. Coming as he does
from Safety Oversight in another DOE lab, Wilhelm finds that he is
tailoring what he already knows into this arena.
Background of Reorganization
SSO’s enlarged safety team is part of the overall DOE
reorganization which began about three years ago. Explains Wilhelm,
“There was a time when the Oakland DOE Operations Office had the Western
Operations Manager. As they got rid of the Ops Office and things became
consolidated, a lot of tasks then got moved out to the Site Offices,
which is why more people had to be brought in. When the Op Offices went
away we all came under the Offices of Science in Chicago.”
Wilhelm’s biggest challenge is learning the differences
between security requirements at a nuclear lab and at SLAC, which is an
unclassified lab. He drives from Richmond and plans his commute so he is
on the Bay Bridge before the metering lights come on. He just goes on
cruise control and sails right along.
Logan was an Engineering Manager at NASA Ames prior to
coming to SLAC. “Unlike Don, I’m new to DOE and to SLAC.” He said. “I’m
very impressed with SLAC. People are just wonderful.” Logan’s wife is
also an engineer.
and Wilhelm say how welcome the Lab folks have made them feel and how
glad they are to be members of the SLAC Team. As things shake down over
the next few months, they look forward to being part of the evolving
atmosphere for great science here at SLAC.