Document Details

Publications Division Environmental, Safety, and Health Self-Assessment Report, October 9, 1990
Subject Terms:
Publications Division; environmental, report; safety and health; self-assessment, ORNL
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1990 Oct 09
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
Accession Number:
Document Number(s):
FPO 90/146
Originating Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This report was prepared as a part of the overall Self-Assessment program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to determine the status of environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) compliance at the Laboratory. It is an objective look by Publications Division management at the division that identifies our strengths and needs for improvement in terms of ES&H compliance. In addition, it identifies some of the deficiencies in terms of ES&H compliance and the short- and long-term actions needed to correct these deficiencies. The safety of all team members has been and continues to be a primary objective of the division, and everyone in the division is committed to this goal. Environmental deficiencies were found in hazardous chemical waste management and in the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals by groups at the Y-12 site. Also, there were some health and safety deficiencies found in the areas of HAZCOM training, safety procedures concerning the use of hazardous chemicals, housekeeping, and electrical safety (primarily under OSHA regulations). To correct these deficiencies, Publications has developed an action plan detailing what the problems are, who is responsible to correct them, and the status of each. At this point, all of the environmental concerns have been corrected or are in the process of being corrected and most of the safety and health deficiencies have been corrected, except for the electrical problems, which have been brought to the attention of the Plant and Equipment Division, which is addressing the problems on a priority basis as a part of the general electrical abatement program at the Laboratory. Also, Publications is making changes wherever possible to improve these problems. Safety forms, a Safety Action Plan, a Safety Program Plan of Action and Inspection Checklist are included.

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