Date: July 24, 1998 (Rev. 9/3/99)
Editor: N. Gmur, W. Thomlinson, R. Casey
All NSLS employees and all NSLS guests holding BNL appointments are required to receive training on the BNL Stop work Procedure. Following this training, all personnel are authorized and are responsible to immediately stop any BNL work process (within or outside of the NSLS) that creates an imminent danger to an individual or to the environment.
An imminent danger is a hazard that presents an unacceptable risk of death, serious injury, environmental impairment or significant property damage. Imminent dangers may result from defective equipment, failure to heed proper precautions or regulations (including radiological regulations), inappropriate operations, or unforeseen circumstances.
If you observe an activity or condition that could or has created an imminent danger, the following steps should be taken:
An investigation will be conducted to determine what actions are necessary before work can begin again. Approval is required from the appropriate Department Chair for re-start of the work.
Full details are available in the official BNL Stop-Work Procedure.