photo: Take Five for Goal Zero

Fermilab has launched the "Take Five" campaign to give you the tools to improve ES&H and promote best practices. ES&H is everyone's responsibility!

Take Five Program

Take five minutes to consider how to do the job safely.

  • Walk down to the work area.
  • Review the hazards and plan with the team members.
  • Discuss what can go wrong.
  • Consider how to minimize environmental impact.
  • Identify the tools, materials, personal protective equipment, signs and barriers required.
  • Review the training needed for the work activity.

Take five seconds to think about what you're going to do.

  • Have I established a safe work area?
  • Am I using the necessary personal protective equipment?
  • Am I using the necessary safety measures? (Hazard Analysis, LOTO, ALARA...)
  • Do I have the time necessary to complete the task safely?

Take five items to reflect on when the job is done.

  • Am I leaving the work area free of hazards?
  • The next time I perform this task, how can I do better?
Martha Michels
Martha Michels

What does Take Five for Goal Zero mean to me? To me, it is a reminder to stop and think about myself, others and the environment before I act. I hope the Take 5 campaign has helped keep your awareness up as it has mine. Whether it is using the proper tool, donning appropriate personal protective equipment, buying the greener option, or minimizing waste, you have the choice to make a positive impact here at Fermilab. Take Five to make that choice.

Click on the categories below for helpful links that will help you improve ESH&Q and promote best practices. ESH&Q is everyone's responsibility! If you'd like to suggest a link to add to this page, please contact us.

Take Five Tools

Last modified: 09/03/2013 |