|Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Management System Description|
|Management System Owner:||ESHQ Section Head (Martha Michels)|
|Revision and Date:||Rev 6, July 3, 2013|
The Environment, Safety and Health Management Systemís purpose is to ensure that the implementation results in compliance with the Contract and to improve Fermilabís ability to meet or exceed ES&H customer expectations. This system is to protect the public, the worker and the environment through a set of elements that Fermilab uses to plan, direct, control, coordinate, assure and improve how ES&H policies, objectives, processes, and procedures are established, implemented, monitored, and achieved, thereby enabling the scientific mission.
|ESHQ Section Head||
|Fermilab ES&H Subcommittees||
|Associate Directors and Division/Section/Center Heads||
The operation of this Management System occurs through oversight, assessment, and evaluation of employee, scientist/user and contractor performance; reporting of ES&H performance data to SC and other entities as appropriate; and striving for continuous improvement in all ES&H areas. Overall documentation for implementing/assuring an effective system operation is contained in the Fermilab ES&H Manual which includes the Fermilab Radiological Control Manual.
Operation is accomplished mainly through ES&H Subcommittees and one over-arching Fermilab ES&H Committee (FESHCom) which the subcommittees chairpersons formally report to on a regular basis. These committees, along with line management personnel interacting with members of the committees and ES&H personnel, are key to the operation and integration of ES&H processes at the lab.
Information on the FESHCom and the above subcommittees (including Charters) is shown at Fermilab ES&H Subcommittees . Main ES&H committee responsibilities (FESHM 1010) are to update their respective FESHM Chapters and training, watch for/discuss issues and lessons learned, prepare annual self-assessment reports, look for improvements (lab wide consistency, best practices discussions), and to communicate to the COO and ESHQ Section Head issues/actions at FESHCom meetings or through e-mails/phone calls.
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The main ES&H processes are summarized in: Fermilab ES&H Manual which includes the Fermilab Radiological Control Manual. Also useful is the ISO/OHSAS Cross Walk which shows a comparison of the ISO/OHSAS Standard and the supporting documents/processes within the Fermilab management system that meet the requirements for each article in the standard.
In FESHM, the chapters below are key in specifying how the program is implemented:
Summary Web Pages are a resource to help ensure that people can find the information that they need in order to follow the appropriate processes and keep informed about the status of the program:
Databases listed here are used for tracking and sharing issues, improvements and lessons learned:
Program and Plan details are standard documents that describe how parts of the ES&H Management System work:
Communication is key in this management system and the following are some methods that we use to mitigate envisioned risks:
FRA Board of Directors ES&H Committee Presentations:
ES&H Assessments and other structured operational awareness activities are all part of Fermilab’s ES&H Assurance Program. The ES&H assessment program is described in FESHM 1010.1. “ES&H Self-Assessment Program”.
Many high level documents can be found at:
Other assessments are described in other chapters, such as:
Risks/assessments monitored by:
Monitoring and evaluation of subcontractor performance is discussed in