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CDF BUILDING AND DETECTOR: SAFETY, TRAINING AND OTHER INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

This note is being distributed to all CDF experimenters and Fermilab CDF staff. The objective is to provide a short overview of work rules, required training and ES&H (Environmental, Safety and Health) issues in the CDF building and around the CDF detector. It is expected that all individuals will follow the PPD Implementation of Integrated Safety Management (ISM) core functions for every task.
http://www-ppd.fnal.gov/ppd_www/Operating_manual/PPD_OPER_004ISM.pdf
These functions are:
  • Define the work
  • Analyze the hazards associated with the task(s)
  • Take action to mitigate those hazards
  • Perform the work within the hazard controls
  • Provide feedback to allow improvements


CDF REGISTRATION

All CDF experimenters and all Fermilab CDF staff are required to register with the CDF Department. To register, simply read this information and sign on the last page indicating that you understand your responsibilities, then deliver the last page to the CDF Department (Barbara Perington, Carol Picciolo in the CDF trailers). Your name will then be entered in the data base of people authorized to work in the CDF building.

If some of the information on the last page of this packet changes (you moved, changed institutions, changed your phone number, etc.), please contact

Barbara Perington, Carol Picciolo with these changes (barb@fnal.gov or carol@fnal.gov). Also, please update the CDF Run II People Database.

Note: It is particularly important that advisors remember to get their students registered! Note also that the CDF registration is in addition to the normal User registration at Fermilab!

BUILDING KEYS

You should get a building key if you work on CDF (same key for trailers and B0). A building key request form can be obtained from Barbara Perington or Carol Picciolo. Since the building may be locked on weekends and during evening hours, you will need a key to access the building for any reason, including the use of the tornado shelter.

HAZARDS IN THE CDF BUILDING

Hazards that can be encountered include d.c. High Voltage (HV), 60 Hz and 400 Hz a.c. voltages, low voltage high current systems, flammable gases, dangerous heights, falling objects, operating cranes and radioactive sources.

GENERAL WORK RULES AND TRAINING

The responsibility for using safe working practices begins with you. This is reasonable because you have a vital interest in not getting seriously hurt. An important element of safety is common sense. Examples:

1) You should not work on unfamiliar equipment without first obtaining some information about it.

2) You should be alert to situations that are inherently dangerous and where special work rules therefore apply (example: Work on live high power electrical systems). In such cases, you should find out what the rules are, then comply with them. This document lists some (but not all) of the dangers and associated rules in the CDF Building.

3) Working at your terminal late at night is fine, but if you want to work on the detector at any time, you must have a "buddy" around. This way, there is somebody who can call for help if you get hurt.

4) Get training as required before engaging in work.

RULES FOR "CLIMBING ON DETECTOR"

A Safety Harness must be worn whenever work on the detector is being done in places that would expose someone to falls equal or greater then six feet (examples: When high on the central "arches" or high on the Forward Muon Toroids). You are also required to obey the two-man rule: You must have a "buddy" working with you when you climb on the detector! Safety harnesses can be found near the elevator both on the first floor and at the lower level. You should get instruction from Dave Haynie in how to use them correctly before you start doing this type of work. The basic idea is that you can hook on to something solid above you while you are high up, so that if you fall, you won't fall far.

HARD HAT POLICY

Hard hats must be worn by all personnel who work on the Collision Hall Floor or on the Assembly Pit Floor when the detector is present or if someone is working above you or if there is a danger that something may fall on your head. Hard hats should not be worn when working above ground level, unless you are exposed to a bump hazard, either on the detector or on a lift. (be aware that a falling hard hat could hurt somebody below). If you chose to wear one, it must be used with a chin strap.

If you begin work in a location above somebody else already at work, it is your responsibility to warn them before starting to work. Workers on the cryo platform should exercise particular care to warn others.

It is expected that certain situations could arise where, due to the level or type of activity in an area, all personnel will be directed to wear hard hats.

Note that special work rules apply near the beam pipe (very fragile).

The most common types of training required are listed below:

COLLISION HALL CONTROLLED ACCESS TRAINING

To make a controlled access to the Collision Hall, this training is required. The training is in the form a video, a brief explanation and a handout on Beams controlled access procedures. Once you have completed this training and signed the associated signature sheet, your training will entered in the training data base. However, you must also complete all the other prerequisite safety training before you will be fully qualified to make a controlled access. Training must be renewed annually. To renew your training you only need to read the handout and sign the associated signature sheet. All prerequisite safety training must be current. Given by the CDF Training Coordinator

SUPERVISED ACCESS TRAINING

The list of people authorized to make a supervised access to the Collision and Assembly halls is kept by CDF. Reading of the Supervised Access procedures, successfully completing the test plus your signature that you have understood your responsibilities will get you on the list. The CDF Training Coordinator must give all prerequisite safety training.

TEST BEAM CONTROLLED ACCESS TRAINING

Anyone working in the CDF test beam needs this training which is given by The CDF Training Coordinator. This should be done just prior to each fixed target run. Training is the same as Collision Hall Controlled Access.

ODH (OXYGEN DEFICIENCY HAZARD) TRAINING

ODH training is not currently needed for any part of CDF including the Collision Hall. All parts of CDF are now classified as ODH Class 0.

GENERAL EMPLOYEE RADIATION TRAINING (GERT)

GERT is required to be taken by all personnel working on CDF, who do not have Radiation Worker I or II training. This training is valid for a two year period.

RADIATION WORKER I TRAINING

This is required by all personnel who are on shift and/or who will be making a supervised or controlled access into the CDF Assembly Hall, the CDF Collision Hall or the CDF Test Beam area. This training is currently valid for a two year period.

RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL TRAINING

This is required by all personnel who are on shift and/or who will be making a supervised or controlled access into the CDF Assembly Hall, the CDF Collision Hall or the CDF Test Beam area. This training is currently valid for a two year period.

RADIOACTIVE SOURCES AND SOURCE TRAINING

If you are going to work with radioactive sources, you must have the appropriate training by the Radiation Physics Group.

If you plan on having a radioactive source brought to CDF you must contact Radiation Physics to let them know before it arrives. All sources must be kept in the radioactive source cabinet when not in use. To get a source from the source cabinet contact the CDF source monitor (see list on source cabinet).

Remember in particular that every time a source is relocated or transported, Radiation Physics and the CDF source monitors (see list on source cabinet) must be notified in advance.

Radioactive sources or materials are not permitted in the office areas in B0.

LOCKOUT/TAGOUT (LOTO) TRAINING

All Fermilab employees are required to take Lockout/Tagout I training. Those employees who will be involved in lockout/tagouts or who will be supervising or writing such procedures, are required to take Lockout/Tagout II.

"SCISSOR LIFT" TRAINING

"Hands-on" training in the use of the different types of scissor lifts in the CDF building will be given by Dave Haynie. There is a list of people who are qualified to operate the lifts. If your name is not on this list, you have not had formal training and you will not be allowed to operate the lifts.

You should also be aware that these lifts can do a lot of damage to delicate and, in some cases, essentially irreplaceable equipment, so use them with care.

CRANE AND FORK LIFT TRAINING

If you need to operate these devices, see John Voirin or Craig Olson to find out what it takes to become qualified.

DRIVING GOVERNMENT VEHICLES

A valid regular driverís license is required of all Fermilab employees who drive government vehicles.

Users will be allowed to use the CDF Department vehicles, when available, if they are holding a valid state drivers license. These vehicles are intended for short term use (one half hour on site trips).

Users who need full use of a government vehicle while working at Fermilab must make arrangement with their home institution to obtain a Fermilab vehicle, prior to arriving at Fermilab.

Failure to conform to the procedures and regulations of the safety program may mean denial of user access to laboratory facilities.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY AND MANAGEMENT

To quote from a letter from the Director to Fermilab Personnel and users:

"At Fermilab we have long held that the most effective way to manage ES&H (Environment, Safety and Health) activities is through the line organizations. The line begins with each and every employee and all are held accountable for the implementation of the Fermilab ES&H program. Users have a very special responsibility because they bring equipment to Fermilab for their research. Access to Fermilab facilities is contingent upon adherence to Fermilab ES&H policies."

If you see somebody acting in an unsafe manner, it is your responsibility to correct the situation or, if not possible, to alert others to have it corrected.

If you damage something on the detector or see damage you must report it. This is not to place blame on someone, but to repair the damage at its origin rather than making a later attempt to locate the source of the problem.

FLAMMABLE GAS

All use of flammable gas must be coordinated through Pat Lukens.

DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS

Disposal of hazardous materials, chemicals or liquids of any type in ordinary trash containers or dumpsters is prohibited. Questions concerning proper disposal methods should be addressed to the Particle Physics Division ES&H Department. In the CDF Building, The Building Manager (Craig Olson) can usually arrange for proper disposal.

Radioactive materials must be discarded in the designated barrels. The radiation technician must be contacted to unlock these barrels. Call Fermilab pager #0193.

MATERIAL MOVE REQUESTS

Virtually all shipping of materials, whether inside or outside the lab, must be accompanied by a "Material Move Request Form". A signoff that the material has been measured not to be radioactive is required. The people in CDF who are authorized to sign off are: Dervin Allen, Rich Krull, and Craig Olson.

For shipment of radioactive materials and sources, consult the ES&H Section.

INFORMATION FOR CDF TOUR GUIDES

ALL TOURS MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE

The tour entrance is the Main Entrance to the building near the South-West corner. The usual guided tour remains on the main floor within the tour area (blue floor). TLD badges are not required in this area, or in the office areas in B0.

There are cases when tours need to be taken into the Assembly Pit (and, when there is supervised access, into the Collision Hall). The Assembly Pit and the Collision Hall when not interlocked is posted as a Controlled Area. The following rules apply for such tours:

1) Since it is the responsibility of the tour guide to make sure that the tour group is not put in any danger, the guide must be knowledgeable about the hazards in the building and near the detector. The tour guide must ask the Operations Manager or the Safety Coordinator to obtain approval for the tour.

2) The tour guide must wear their TLD badge in the Assembly Pit and Collision Hall.

3) Before entering the Assembly Pit or Collision Hall the tour guide must review the Supervised Access work rules with all members of the tour.

Remember that persons under the age of 18 need prior approval by the ES&H Section Head to enter any radiation area. Special rules also apply to pregnant women.

Permanent TLD badges can be obtained by contacting the CDF Safety Coordinator. You can request that yours be added to the TLD badge rack in the CDF building. Temporary TLD badges can be obtained from Dee Hahn.

EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNALS IN THE CDF BUILDING

These are as listed at the back of the Fermilab Telephone Directory:

Severe weather or National Emergency
SIGNALINDICATESACTION
Steady AlarmFireEvacuate building
Voice InstructionsGo to Tornado Shelter
Whooper HornHazardous AtmosphereEvacuate building

The enclosed staircases below ground level and the ground level washrooms serve as tornado shelters for the CDF Building and trailers. You may need a key to enter the building. See previous section titled "CDF BUILDING AND DETECTOR: SAFETY, TRAINING AND OTHER INFORMATION" for information on obtaining a key.

RESPONSE TO SERIOUS INJURY OR ILLNESS

In case of an emergency situation (e.g. serious injury or illness), dial 3131, give your name, location and the nature of the emergency. Stay on the phone until the emergency operator indicates they have all the necessary information. It is not always easy to tell the extent of an injury or illness. Therefore, please err on the side of caution. That is, if there is any doubt, call 3131.

In emergency situations, it is important to be able to describe your location accurately. Example: My office is on the third floor of the CDF building, location 309 (as indicated by a small blue tag under the ceiling). The Trailer lunch room is room 146-D in trailer #146.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Fermilab Safety Manual
Research Division Safety Manual
Fermilab Experimenter's Handbook
Radiation Guide

SOME PHONE NUMBERS

EMERGENCY: 3131
FERMILAB SAFETY SECTION: 4646
RADIATION SAFETY: 4646
BEAMS DIVISION SAFETY GROUP: 4437 PARTICLE PHYSICS DIVISION SAFETY GROUP: 2641

CDF BUILDING/UTILITIES CALL LIST
8/23/00

I. Heat Ventilation, Air Conditioning and LCW

    Bill Noe     9-844-2674,     p. 0225,     LRP 9-612-6233    x4553
    Harry Carter     9-1-815-756-8208,     p. 1151    x2458
II. Gas Systems
    Bill Noe     9-844-2674,     p. 0225,     LRP 9-612-6233     x4553
    Harry Carter     9-1-815-756-8208     p. 1151     x2458
    Pat Lukens    9-761-1738    x8053
III. Solenoid, Refrigerator and LN Dewar
    Bruce Lambin     9-739-1960     p. 0841     LRP 9-612-8120     x4554
    Bob Kephart     9-365-5585     cell 9-531-6611     x3135
IV. Safety Sytems
    Keith Schuh     9-985-0406     p.0254     x4575
V. Electrical Power
    Jim Catalanello     9-1-815-436-2274     p. 0220     x4889
    Mark Knapp     9-416-3864     LRP 9-314-5510     x4382
    Keith Schuh     9-985-0406     p. 0254     x4575
    Steve Hahn     9-851-1268     LRP 9-314-4862     x2123
VI. Counting Rooms and Electronics
    Steve Hahn     9-851-1268     LRP 9-314-4862     x2123
VII. Computing
    Jim Patrick     9-383-9605     x2626
    Mark Schmitz     9-513-5449     x2253

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