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Title: Injury reduction at Fermilab

In a recent DOE Program Review, Fermilab's director presented results of the laboratory's effort to reduce the injury rate over the last decade. The results, shown in the figure below, reveal a consistent and dramatic downward trend in OSHA recordable injuries at Fermilab. The High Energy Physics Program Office has asked Fermilab to report in detail on how the laboratory has achieved the reduction. In fact, the reduction in the injury rate reflects a change in safety culture at Fermilab, which has evolved slowly over this period, due to a series of events, both planned and unplanned. This paper attempts to describe those significant events and analyze how each of them has shaped the safety culture that, in turn, has reduced the rate of injury at Fermilab to its current value.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
879008
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-TM-2344-ESH
TRN: US200621%%135
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FERMILAB; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; INJURIES; SAFETY CULTURE; US OSHA Other