Physics Department Safety Issues. Mike Zarcone January 26, 2012. AGENDA UCLA Researcher – Felony Charges Wearing Safety Glasses in Labs – Area PPE Rennovation Injuries Highlights from this year’s Self-Evaluation Other.
January 26, 2012
Area based, not job based
Labs were posted August 1, 2011
Please wear your PPE where required. If an accident were to occur, individuals and PIs would be held accountable.
The Tier 1 program worked very well this year but the number of findings rose by about 30% from last year. This is mostly attributed to the > 80 repeat violations attributed to the infrastructure. No situations involving 'imminent danger' were discovered. As can be seen from the chart below, Housekeeping, Working Environment Plant (lighting), Electrical Safety Distribution (daisy chaining, blocked breaker panels), and Electrical Safety: Equipment issues (bad cords) make up 2/3 of the issues, same as last year. Corrective Actions are assigned and tracked to completion. Responses to the corrective actions other than for the infrastructure were timely. Participation was good with Department Chair, Associate Chairs, ESSH Committee Chair and members, PIs, Group Leaders, and Group Safety Coordinator participation.
Completed Goals from 2011
Goals for 2012