Section 5.10


Approved by Richard DeBusk
Revised 03/07

  Section 5.1: Accident Investigation and Reporting

  Section 5.2: Elevated Work Locations

5.10.5   Section 5.5: Off-Site Safety
  Section 5.6: OSHA Compliance

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Secion 5.1: Accident Investigation and Reporting

An accident is any unplanned happening or event that results in personal injury, property damage, or both.

Accident investigation is the systematic collection and analysis of information about suspected causes of an accident.

The reporting program is designed to provide timely identification, categorization, and notification of accidents and to develop corrective action to reduce the likelihood of significant health effects on the public, the Laboratory, or the workforce.

Preservation of an accident scene means preventing movement of equipment or vehicles involved in the accident.

The SAAR is the Supervisor's Accident Analysis Report.

A recordable injury is any injury or illness that typically results in lost or restricted work days or that requires treatment by a physician beyond first aid.

An incident is an unplanned, undesired event that adversely affects completion of a task or has the potential to result in personal injury or property damage.

Section 5.2: Elevated Work Locations

Elevated work is any work conducted above the ground on ladders, elevating platforms, revolving extension aerial ladders, or extensible boom work platforms. Specialized equipment and facilities are required to enable LBNL personnel to perform tasks at elevated levels, as well as for the lifting and overhead movement of structural components and equipment.

Section 5.5: Off-Site Safety

Off-Site Operations are operations performed by LBNL personnel away from the Laboratory or on the UC Berkeley Campus.

An Activity Hazard Document (AHD) is a safety document that identifies hazards and describes mitigation. It is the Laboratory document used to describe the controls necessary to ensure that the risks associated with a potentially hazardous research project or unique activity are at an acceptable level. (Refer to Health and Safety Manual, PUB-3000, Chapter 6, ES&H Documentation and Approvals.)

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a special agreement between the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley campus) and Berkeley Lab (LBNL) covering operations by LBNL employees on the UC Berkeley campus. (See the MOU, June 1993.)

Section 5.6: OSHA Compliance

An appurtenance is an accessory object, e.g., part of an apparatus.

A guy is a rope, chain, or wire attached to something as a brace or guide.


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