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ESH Manual Page: 1000: Administration and Policy
  • 1.0 PROCEDURE FOR STOPPING & RESTARTING ACTIVITIES
    • ? Any person who discovers an activity that they believe poses an imminent danger to the safety and health of individuals or to the quality of the environment shall immediately request termination of that activity. This shall be accomplished verbally with the individuals engaged in the activity or through the managers of the activity.
  • 2.0 SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EHS DIRECTOR
  • 3.0 SPECIFIC LINE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EHS DEPARTMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY

 

EHS ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

APPENDIX A: PROCEDURE FOR STOPPING AND RESTARTING ACTIVITIES

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Date 06/15/10

1.0 PROCEDURE FOR STOPPING & RESTARTING ACTIVITIES
  • Any person who discovers an activity that they believe poses an imminent danger to the safety and health of individuals or to the quality of the environment shall immediately request termination of that activity. This shall be accomplished verbally with the individuals engaged in the activity or through the managers of the activity.
  • Individuals who have been asked to terminate an activity because it appears to pose an imminent danger shall immediately comply with the request. The activity may resume after the hazard has been abated.
  • Disagreements shall be rapidly escalated up through management chains.
  • In the case of subcontract work, the Sanford Laboratory employee responsible for managing the contract shall be notified as soon as possible following termination of the activity. The activity may resume after the hazard has been abated.
  • Requests to stop an imminent danger activity by any safety or environmental professional from the ESH Department shall be obeyed immediately regardless of disagreements. Discussions to resolve disagreements or differences of opinion can occur only after the activity is stopped and people are removed from the hazard.
  • The EHS Director is available to counsel participants and to facilitate implementation of these procedures.
2.0 SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EHS DIRECTOR

The specific responsibilities assigned are:

  • • Function as the editor and distributor of the Sanford Laboratory EHS Manual.
  • • Reviews all requests from Department Directors to operate in a fashion that is not in compliance with established Sanford Laboratory safety procedures or policies and make recommendations to     the Executive Director.
  • • Maintain liaison with the NSF and DOE on Sanford Laboratory EHS matters. • Maintain appropriate EHS records as required by regulations.
    • Keep abreast of proposals and changes in EHS regulations that may affect Laboratory operations.
    • Study the EHS aspects of all Sanford Laboratory activities and consider suggestions for improving performance.
3.0 SPECIFIC LINE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EHS DEPARTMENT

The EHS Department shall carry out these specific line responsibilities:

  •  Procurement, distribution, maintenance, and calibration of radiation monitoring equipment (if needed).
  •  Procurement, distribution, maintenance, and calibration of industrial hygiene monitoring equipment stored.
  •  Maintenance, repair and calibration of personal oxygen monitors (if needed).
  •  Maintenance of the personnel dosimetry program (if needed).
  •  Procurement and maintenance of radioactive sources for loan to Sanford Laboratory personnel and to visiting experimenters (if needed).
  •  Supervision of shipments of radioactive material coming to or from the Sanford Laboratory site (if required).
  •  Storage and disposal of radioactive waste (if generated).
  •  Coordination and interactions with external governmental agencies regarding EHS compliance.
  •  Storage of hazardous wastes held longer than 90 days and disposal of all hazardous wastes and regulated chemical special wastes.
  •  Environmental monitoring and preparation of monitoring reports.
  •  Industrial hygiene sampling.
  •  Management of all asbestos removal projects at the Sanford Laboratory.
  •  Maintenance of an inventory of safety signs.
  •  Maintenance of appropriate safety records as required by applicable regulations.
  •  Provision of EHS assistance to line management as requested.
  •  Provision of Lab-wide EHS training, maintenance of appropriate database, and related consultative services.
  •  Administration of the respiratory protection program.
  •  Administration of Environmental Permits.