Berkeley Lab

Electrical Safety at Berkeley Lab


Glenn Kubiak

In response to recent electrical work accidents at Berkeley Lab and other DOE Labs that have resulted in serious injuries, Berkeley Lab’s Associate Laboratory Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak has approved (as of 7/1/15) for implementation a brand new Electrical Safety Program. You can see the details in the following two documents:

The revised PUB-3000 Chapter 8, Electrical Safety describes our institutional requirements and processes to ensure electrical safety in the workplace. The new Electrical Safety Manual, which expands on electrical hazard identification and controls following our Integrated Safety Management (ISM) principles.
Chapter 8 7-9-2015 Electrical Safety Manual_FINAL_6-26-2015


Implementation is expected to last about a year. Contact your Division Electrical Safety Officer or Electrical Safety Advocate for more information about timelines.

The Electrical Safety Program needs your input and suggestions!

The Safety Culture Forum is a place for you to share information and bring your concerns and challenges in implementing the new requirements.  Please join the conversation!

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