The success of Safety Week is built on an all-hands effort, but each year, some stand out for exceptional dedication and the quality of their contributions.
This year, to promote ongoing safety-culture awareness and maintain the momentum of Safety Week, we honor an outstanding individual worker and the top-performing self-assessment team for outstanding safety and organization effort during Safety Week.
Individual Award: Wes Tabler
ATAP Division Administrator Wes Tabler takes the individual award, honoring the person most helpful to others in Safety Week efforts. He went the extra mile in contributions throughout the entire Safety Week cycle, from helping make logistics arrangements and assignments beforehand, through ensuring good stewardship of tagged property during the event, to helping with follow-up on the matters that required additional planning and resources.
Team Award: HL-LHC AUP
Team honors go to the assessment team for the High-Luminosity LHC Accelerator Upgrade Project for their performance in work-area cleanup and assessment and their commitment to workplace safety. Their task involved Building 77A, where a wide variety of magnet structure and assembly and cable winding tasks are underway. They were selected for this honor by division management, after final walkthroughs and reports from all the teams. Team members included Ahmet Pekedis, Al Baskys, Andy Lin, Carlos Perez, Elizabeth Lee, Josh Herrera, Katherine Ray, Matt Reynolds, Juan Rodriguez, Mike Naus, and Mike Solis, led by Dan Cheng and Ian Pong.
These honors were the result of pleasantly difficult decisions after assessing the excellent contributions of so many people. Let’s maintain the momentum on Safety Week’s themes of clean and well-organized workspaces, diligent chemical stewardship, and up-to-date training, and have another year of doing great science safely.