Revision 4DGeorge Srajer, IMMY/XOR Director
|Table of Contents|
|Section 1 – IMMY/XOR Policies
1.2 Documents Incorporated by Reference
1.3 General Policies
1.4 IMMY/XOR Specific Policies
Section 2 - IMMY/XOR Safety Organization & Responsibilities
Appendix A - Safety Assignments
Appendix B - List of Standard Procedures Used by IMMY/XOR
|Section 1 IMMY/XOR Safety Policies|
IMMY/XOR is committed to ensuring that all IMMY/XOR activities are conducted in a safe and environmentally sound manner.This plan describes the IMMY/XOR safety program.
This plan defines 1) the procedures required of the IMMY/XOR, and 2) the safety assignments within the IMMY/XOR.
All IMMY/XOR activities at Argonne National Laboratory - East (ANL-E) will conform to the requirements of the documents listed below, except as provided for by variances or APS procedures.All of the following are available through the IMMY/XOR Safety Coordinator.
IMMY/XOR will not require that any worker undertake hazardous work assignments requiring individuals to work alone or out of audio and visual range of others for more than a few minutes.
|Section 2 - IMMY/XOR Safety Organization & Responsibilities|
The IMMY/XOR Director has line responsibility for safety for all IMMY/XOR activities at ANL and for ensuring that this plan is implemented.The Director is also responsible for evaluating and responding in a graded manner to nonconformances with this plan.
The IMMY/XOR Safety Coordinator reports to the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for implementing and overseeing conformance with this safety plan.The IMMY/XOR Safety Coordinator will ensure that IMMY/XOR personnel have access to the ANL-E ESH Manual and the other identified standards and will assist IMMY/XOR members and users in meeting the requirements of these standards.The IMMY/XOR Electrical Safety Coordinator is appointed by the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for electrical safety and ensuring compliance with ANL electrical safety standards in all of the IMMY/XOR facilities.The Electrical Safety Coordinator shall develop and maintain an awareness of ANL ESH Manual defined electrical safety requirements, knowledge typically attained by completing ANL electrical safety and LOTO training.
The IMMY/XOR Chemical Safety Coordinator is appointed by the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for chemical safety, including chemical waste management, and ensuring compliance with ANL and OSHA chemical safety standards.The Chemical Safety Coordinator is also responsible for the IMMY/XOR proper use of the ANL Chemical Management System. The Chemical Safety Coordinator is to be aware of ANL ESH Manual defined chemical safety requirements.The IMMY/XOR Transportation Safety Coordinator is appointed by the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for overseeing the safe transportation of materials to and from the IMMY/XOR and ensuring compliance with ANL transportation safety standards.The transportation safety coordinator is expected to develop and maintain an awareness of ANL transportation requirements and APS-specific shipping and receiving requirements.The Transportation Safety Coordinator will remain current in the APS transportation safety course ESH387Z.
The IMMY/XOR Hoisting and Rigging Coordinator is appointed by the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for implementing the provision of the APS User Policy and Procedure covering user hoisting and rigging activities.The person assigned this role is responsible for completing and training required under the APS User Policy and Procedure and exercising sound judgement when authorizing personnel to use IMMY/XOR owned hoisting and rigging equipment.The IMMY/XOR LOM Shop Coordinator is appointed by the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for evaluating the skills and competence of IMMY/XOR personnel wishing to use machine tools in the LOM Machine Shop.This individual is also responsible for working with other LOM 432 Shop Coordinators to ensure that the shop is inspected and maintained in accordance with APS expectations.
The IMMY/XOR Sealed Source Custodian is appointed by the IMMY/XOR Director and is responsible for managing IMMY/XOR owned radioactive sources in a manner conforming to the requirements of ANL Environment, Safety and Health Manual Chapter 5.20.These responsibilities include staying current on required training, maintaining an awareness of the IMMY/XOR of the sealed source(s), and qualifying personnel wishing to the source(s).
|Appendix A - Safety Assignments|
IMMY/XOR Safety Assignments
Effective March 2005
IMMY/XOR Personnel with Experiment Safety Approval Authority
As Director of IMMY/XOR, I authorize the following personnel to conduct hazard evaluations of experimental activities, to specify required control measures, and approve such activities where specified controls have been implemented.Upon updating this form, the IMMY/XOR will provide a copy of the revised list to the APS Safety Officer.
|Appendix B - Standard Operating Procedures Used by IMMY/XOR|
IMMY/XOR has evaluated the hazards that will be encountered in its operations, and, to mitigate these hazards the IMMY/XOR will follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) listed below.
Appendix B.1 - APS Standard Operating Procedures
Date: August 2006
IMMY/XOR has adopted the APS Sop for carcinogens (see Attachment 1)
Appendix B.2 - IMMY/XOR Procedures
IMMY/XOR will follow all APS SOP’s as written.
IMMY/XOR: Beamline 8ID-E, 8ID-I
Standard Operating Procedure for the Safe Handling of Carcinogens
1.Designated Areas and Qualified Personnel
Preparation of the carcinogens will take place in the IMMY/XOR chemistry laboratory (room E30) by designated personnel.All work with carcinogen samples will be performed under the fume hood in the lab.
2.Description of Operations Involving the SampleAll preparation will be done under the fume hood to prevent any release of contaminants.Additional handling of the samples will only be done while wearing gloves, and they will be transported from the lab to the beamline in plastic bags.
3.Hazard Information TrainingAn MSDS sheet will be posted outside the lab in the designated area. Signage will also be posted on the front of the fume hood to give notification of the hazards. The designated people will have reviewed the MSDS sheet and understood the hazards and safety procedures outlined for carcinogens.
4.Engineering Exposure ControlsAll work is to be completed in the fume hood to prevent contamination of the laboratory. All waste will be disposed of in accordance with point 6.The fume hood will be wiped clean upon completion of sample preparation.
5.Personal Protective Equipment
Minimum PPE required for the safe handling of carcinogens include gloves and safety glasses.All sample preparation will be done with adequate ventilation.
Latex gloves and other miscellaneous wastes will be temporarily stored in the fume hood in a plastic zip-loc bag bearing the appropriate labels and markings.Waste disposal procedures will be followed at the end of the experiment.