In response to recent electrical work accidents at Berkeley Lab and other DOE Labs that have resulted in serious injuries, Berkeley Lab’s Director Paul Alivisatos 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.
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!