Working safely to cleanup the environment and protect our future
Victoria Chadwick, field engineering team lead for the ER Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Remediation Program, saw a need and the opportunity to reinforce the use of proper hand signals for team members serving as spotters for vehicles backing up. She led an initiative to design, print and distribute backing hand signals badge lanyard cards for the RCRA Remediation field teams.
Victoria was nominated as a Safety Champion by one of her coworkers, who said, “Victoria’s enthusiasm and follow-through were impressive and contagious."
Congratulations Victoria, your initiative and enthusiasm makes you an N3B Safety Champion!
Alicia Lopez, geologist in the Environmental Remediation Program, took charge of a tour group visiting the project and made sure there was proper personal protective equipment usage, signage and area compliance. During the tour, Alicia pointed out area signage and hazards and conducted an onsite safety briefing.
When asked about compliance, she was able to produce a notebook with implementing documents (i.e., Job Hazard Analysis, procedures and work documents) and walked the participants through the material. Alicia clearly demonstrated her knowledge and care of visitors' safety.
Congratulations Alicia! Thanks for your knowledge and willingness to take charge. You are an N3B Safety Champion!
At N3B, Contractor Assurance Specialist Anne Forde was nominated by a co-worker who noticed Anne had stopped to address a slipping hazard on a stairway.
It’s clear that Anne recognized the danger, paused, and asked the important safety question of “What if?” In this case, the question was, “What if someone stepped on these small slipping hazards on this stairway?”
Anne knew that any kind of debris – even a handful of bobby pins – can create a slip and fall hazard.
Anne, your attention to detail and willingness to take necessary action, keeps others safe and makes you an N3B Safety Champion!
Grayson Vogel, an N3B team member and project engineer with Tech2Solutions, was driving a government vehicle up the Los Alamos main hill with coworkers when a driver swerved into their lane. Thanks to Grayson’s quick thinking and defensive driving, he avoided a very serious accident. Kudos Grayson. Your dedication to safe driving and swift action makes you an N3B Safety Champion!
Brandon Fryar responded appropriately to a co-worker who was choking during lunch. He used his training and performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the food item, and potentially saving his co-worker's life. Congratulations and thank you, Brandon! Your quick thinking and trained response makes you an N3B Safety Champion!