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Stop Work Policy

    Title:

    Stop Work Policy

    Publication date:

    8/20/2012

    Effective date:

    8/20/2012

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    This policy describes stopping work activities considered to be an imminent danger. An "imminent danger" is defined as any condition or practice that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious injury, or environmental harm. This policy applies to all activities conducted at Berkeley Lab and to all off-site facilities operated by Laboratory personnel.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    This policy applies to all persons who work at or visit Berkeley Lab.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    To Read the EH&S Program Details, Go To:

     http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH01/CH01.html

    Contact Information

    Safety Compliance Program Manager
    EHS&S Division

    Title:

    Stop Work Policy

    Publication date:

    8/20/2012

    Effective date:

    8/20/2012

    Policy

    A. Purpose

    This policy describes stopping work activities considered to be an imminent danger. An "imminent danger" is defined as any condition or practice that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious injury, or environmental harm. This policy applies to all activities conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and to all off-site facilities operated by Laboratory personnel.

    B. Persons Affected

    This policy applies to all persons who work at or visit Berkeley Lab.

    C. Exceptions

    None

    D. Policy Statement

    1. All Berkeley Lab employees, affiliates, and contractors are responsible for stopping work activities considered to be an imminent danger. This policy applies to all activities conducted at Berkeley Lab and to all off-site facilities operated by Laboratory personnel.
      1. An "imminent danger" is defined as any condition or practice that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious injury, or environmental harm.
    2. Whenever an employee, affiliate, or contractor encounters conditions or practices that appear to constitute an imminent danger, such individuals have the authority and responsibility to:
      1. Alert the affected worker(s) engaged in the unsafe work creating an imminent-danger condition and request that the work be stopped.
      2. Call ext. 6999 to report the incident. Environment, Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S) Division staff will investigate it.
      3. Notify the immediate supervisor and/or responsible division/department manager (if known).
    3. EHS&S staff will ensure that the supervisor or work lead is notified and will assist the supervisor in preparing a report to the EHS&S Division Director, describing the unsafe activity and identifying corrective actions and responsibilities.
    4. Resumption of work will not proceed until after the condition has been evaluated and the appropriate remedial actions have been taken.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    All persons working at or visiting the Laboratory are expected to know they may take action as prescribed by this policy should an imminent danger situation arise.

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    Terms

    Definitions

    Imminent Danger

    Any condition or practice that could reasonably be expected to cause death, serious injury, or environmental harm

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    None

    H. Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    PUB-3000, Ch 1

    General Policy and Responsibilities

    Program

    I. Contact Information

    Safety Compliance Program Manager
    EHS&S Division

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By Whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) Affected

    Change Type

    8/20/2012

    0

    W. Wells

    Rewrite for wiki

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Stop Work Policy

    Document number

    07.01.006.000

    Revision number

    0

    Publication date:

    8/20/2012

    Effective date:

    8/20/2012

    Next review date:

    8/20/2015

    Policy Area:

    ESH General Policy

    RPM Section (home)

    ESH

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

     

    Functional Division

    EHS&S

    Prior reference information (optional)

    PUB-3000 Chapter 1

    Source Requirements Documents

    • Contract 31, I.79, DEAR Clause 970.5204-2 Laws, Regulations and DOE Directives (Dec 2000)
    • Contract 31, Appendix I, Environment, Safety and Health Standards for LBNL
    • 10 CFR 851, DOE Worker Safety and Health Program Rule
    • ES&H Core Policy, document number 07.01.001.000
    • Integrated Environment, Safety, & Health Management Plan (PUB-3140)
    • Worker Safety and Health Program (PUB-3851)

    Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    PUB-3000, Ch 1

    General Policy and Responsibilities

    Program

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