BNLers talk about how they helped to make the Lab a safer place to work.
When Amber Aponte took her daughter to the Lab’s Little Red School House one cold morning, she noticed the walkways were slippery. Watch this video to learn how Amber submitted her observation to the Safety Hotline, which resulted in a timely solution.
Andy Cook works in a lab where laser beams are directed from one table to another. Because researchers have to walk through the beam area, Andy implemented a novel solution to address this safety concern. Watch the video to see what it was.
The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) demo room, managed by Safety & Health Services Division’s Bob Selvey, gives BNLers the opportunity to try out safety glasses, gloves, lab coats, hearing protection, and more, before ordering the product. Watch this video to learn how this demo room helps people at the Lab.
Some sidewalks at the Lab are decades old, with cracks caused by weather and roots, posing potential tripping hazards to the site’s many walkers. The Site Resources Division crew is systemically identifying the sidewalks that need repair and replacement, and getting the job done. Watch the video to learn more.
By switching from metal snow stakes to fiberglass stakes, Mike Pankowski’s team found a way to limit the opportunity for injuries during the installation and maintenance process. Watch the video to learn how the new stakes are safer for BNLers.
By capturing repetitive work on video and with still images, the Lab’s ergonomic experts are able to provide detailed, personalized ergonomics advice to workers around the Lab. Watch this video of Safety & Health Rep. Mark Marco to learn more about this program.
Safety at Brookhaven National Lab is not simply about wearing area-based Personal Protective Equipment — it's about having the right mindset. Business Operations' Ayse Frosina devised a way for her colleagues to learn about safety at the Lab through a challenging game of Safety Jeopardy. Watch the video to meet Ayse and to learn more.
The LVD PPEB part-making press break replaced an old press break from 1946. The new machine produces parts with computer-assisted design, and forms them to the highest degrees of accuracy and tolerance. Not only is this high-performance press safe, the parts and tools it makes are also safe to use. Watch the video learn how Al Farland and others use this press break to make BNL safe.
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.