New Operating Safety Committee Chair
Congratulations to new Operating
Safety Committee (OSC) Chair Michael
Saleski (LCLS) and accolades to former Chair Janice Dabney (OPS), who
safely passes the torch to him in the form of a helmet.
(Photo by Diana Rogers)
By Linda DuShane White
Michael Saleski (LCLS)
was named Chair of the Operating Safety Committee (OSC), beginning
October 1, 2005. He took over this post from Janice Dabney (GSC), who
stepped down to take over the role of Staff Person for the ES&H
Coordinating Council after 13 years of service as OSC Chair.
unanimous approval as Chair by ES&HCC, Dabney says, “I agree with the
Council that he’s an excellent choice and look forward to a smooth
transition over the next few months.” Saleski’s seven years of
experience in operations oversight in the Accelerator Department Safety
Office prepared him well for his new post. His extensive safety
background also includes experience in project management, accident
investigation, safety oversight, problem solving and procedural
explains, is a large, general purpose safety committee composed of
members chosen from across the lab to assure good representation of
Is there a
hazardous situation that needs fixing? Consider such areas as bicycle
and traffic safety, fire, earthquake, electrical, and fire—Saleski wants
to hear about your concerns. Bring safety issues to the attention of OSC
either through local safety coordinators, through the committee itself
or directly to Saleski at his
OSC Listens e-mail address.
OSC does not make
policy. Instead, it takes safety matters brought to its attention,
advises ES&HCC and recommends actions to those who do form policy. As an
example, Director Jonathan Dorfan’s directive to wear bicycle helmets on
site grew out of a recommendation brought to OSC.
Help keep the SLAC
workplace safe by passing on safety issues to OSC.
information, see: https://www-internal.slac.stanford.edu/esh/committees/osc.htm