Date: December 15, 2000
Editor: R. Casey, N. Gmür
Occupational injuries to NSLS employees have been declining over the past several years (see chart). This is good news as anyone who has experienced an injury in the work place can attest.
It is also good news in that the trend may be an indicator that improved work planning and training has contributed to improved safety. Keep up the good work!!
Make sure that all work is properly planned and that all personnel are trained and qualified to carry out the activity.
If an injury does occur, keep in mind that BNL has established a detailed set of requirements that need to be followed. These were reviewed in detail in ES&H Highlight #19, Report Your Work Incurred Injuries and Illnesses.