Log of ES&H Manual Changes in 2014

The table below lists changes to the ES&H Manual in calendar year 2014. To see a list of changes published before 2014, see the Log of ES&H Manual Changes Before 2014 page.


Chapter or Section and Title of Chapter or Section


Effective Date

Table of Contents

Link to RPM Seismic Safety policy added below Ch. 10, Construction Health and Safety.


1.5, Introduction to the ES&H Manual

Paragraph added to define source requirements and other driving requirements.


1.6, ISM Overview: General Process

Restored paragraph describing line-management responsibility and accountability for ES&H. (Requirement already exists and is done on an ongoing basis.)


3.9, Medical Surveillance Program

Minor revision to clarify which employees may benefit from more frequent medical examinations.


6, Safe Work Authorizations

In Appendix A and Appendix B: Berkeley Lab ES&H Manual Chapter 5 links changed to Chapter 27.


8.9, Roles and Responsibilities (in Chapter 8, Electrical Safety)

Minor revision to Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) description


12.6.1, Permit Process

Section revised to describe Berkeley Lab's hot work process.


14, Electrical Equipment Safety Program

In Section 14.5, AHJ changed from "Engineering Division Director" to "Division Deputy, Electronics, Software and Instrumentation Engineering."

In Section 14.6, definition of AHJ revised to refer to the Electrical Safety program (Chapter 8 of the ES&H Manual).



19, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Quick Start Guide updated.


19, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Added Appendix C, Guidelines for Exceptions to Policy on Personal Protective Equipment and Food in Technical Areas with a High Relative Risk Level.


19, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Quick Start Guide updated. Herb Toor added as contact for General PPE requirements.


20, Waste Management

Program revised to meet new formatting requirements.


23, Seismic Safety

Program replaced with link to Seismic Safety policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM).


26, Biosafety

Program revised to meet new formatting requirements.


60.10, Appendix

Title of appendix changed from "Motor Vehicle Accident Report" to "Accident Report Online Portal." Images of old Accident Report examples deleted, replaced by link to the portal.



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