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Laser Safety Roundtable 2005
                Agenda

• May 2005 In-house Laser Safety Audit
  Results

• Upcoming Laser Safety Audit: Oak Ridge
  Site Office Sept 13-14, 2005
  Jlab In-House Safety Assessment
             May 2005
• Focus: Agenda provided by DOE:
  – Establish clear roles, responsibility, and authority for
    laser operations
  – Demonstrate active oversight of all aspects of laser
    operations
  – Monitoring and evaluating mentors and LSSs that
    oversee students
  – Establishing and clearly explaining personal
    accountability, including reprimand policy for
    employees that do not meet safety performance
    specifications
 Findings of Internal Assessment
• Based on:
  – agenda provided by DOE
  – ANSI standard for the safe use of Lasers


• 9 Findings
Findings of Jlab Internal Assessment
  Findings 1-4: Policy Changes to
            EHS Manual
• LSO approves wording on laser signage
• Formally designate the deputy LSO: John
  Kelly
• Formal designation and documentation of
  LSS quals
• Formalize procurement process for
  purchase of lasers
  Findings 5-9 concern Training
• Laser safety orientation: slide on DOE eye injuries
• LSS’s review DOE injuries and root causes with
  all users
• Evaluate and implement refresher training where
  necessary (LSO)
• Formalize laser specific training, must indicate
  depth and scope of on the job training
           DOE Laser Audit
• September 13th -14th

• A list of LSS’s and users will be provided

• Auditors will want to pick randomly from
  the list to meet with LSS’s and operators
   Successful Audit depends on
• A complete hazard analysis of the laser system is
  documented (LSOP)
• Line management involvement and LSO oversight
  is happening.
• Staff demonstrate personal responsibility for
  working safe: They are aware of procedure details
  and wear eyewear and know to report those who
  do not.
• Good housekeeping
       Roundtable Discussion
• Formalize procurement process for
  purchase of lasers
• LSS’s review DOE injuries and root causes
  with all users
• Formalize laser specific training, must
  indicate depth and scope of on the job
  training (students)

								
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