Fermilab Today Monday, July 18, 2005  
Monday, July 18
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE) - Curia II
Speaker: R. Zukanovich, Universidade de So Paulo
Title: Phenomenological Motivations for Future Reactor Neutrino Experiments
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Electron Cooling

Tuesday, July 19
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series - 1 West
Speaker: H. Prosper, Florida State University
Title: Cosmology
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

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Lab Holds Sweet Sendoff
For Witherell and Family

Witherell Symposium
Mike Witherell gets ready to cut the cake at the labwide reception on Thursday. (Click on image for larger version.)
The sorrow of parting had a sweet beginning with cake and ice cream on Thursday, July 14 as Fermilab bid farewell to Director Michael Witherell after six years. The afternoon symposium, "Fermilab Science: The Witherell Years," guided Ramsey Auditorium attendees through the key times and significant advances of Witherell's term as Director, from July 1999 to June 2005, from breaking ground for the MINOS experiment to establishing the lab as the favored US site for the proposed International Linear Collider.

A labwide reception in the Atrium followed, and dinner at Chez Lon completed the day as Mike, Beth and Lily Witherell prepared to leave for California, where Mike Witherell will be Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of California-Santa Barbara. "This has been a great day-and I didn't have to prepare a talk for today," Witherell said. "It's been a privilege to work at this lab, and it's been a privilege to work with such talented people. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of working here these six years."

New director Pier Oddone concluded the day's presentations with a salute to what he called a bright future with exciting science for the lab. "Our success will be in large measure because of the foundation that Mike established-a very strong foundation across the spectrum of the lab," Oddone said.
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-Mike Perricone

Fermilab Personnel Policies Switch to Electronic Format
Wilson Hall
In an effort to provide Fermilab employees with the most up to date policies and to save trees, the Personnel Policies have switched to an entirely electronic format. If you have looked for a policy recently, you probably discovered our new Working at Fermilab website. The website provides a guide to the Laboratory's policies and procedures. You will find a link to Personnel, Director's, ES&H and Scientific Policies. The website also includes all of the SPDs (Summary Plan Descriptions) for benefits. You can find a link to the website on the Lab Services home page and click on Policies and Guidelines. If you don't have access to a computer, remember that there are computers available in the library for your use.

Watch for new additions to the website. The next feature will be a glossary of terms used in the personnel policies and procedures.

Please throw away your blue Personnel Policy Guide and your Fermilab Employee Handbook! They are obsolete and will not be updated.
-Fermilab Lab Services Section

In the News
From Nature Magazine,
July 14, 2005

First 'data' from LHC
Alison Wright
Components installed for the ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider report their first signals not yet the Higgs boson, but the tell-tale tracks of cosmic muons.

At last week's Lepton-Photon Symposium, held at Uppsala University, Sweden, the ATLAS collaboration proudly reported the first 'data' taken at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Any sign of the long-sought Higgs boson will not appear before the proton collider springs to life in mid 2007. But as the monster detectors are assembled ATLAS will stand five storeys high signals generated by cosmic-ray particles are the first sign that all is working as it should.

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Safety Tip
Work Planning
Work Planning
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
A common theme of this column has been that ES&H depends on effective work planning. This principle is reflected in the recent revision to chapter 2060 of Fermilab's ES&H Manual, Work Planning and Hazard Analysis. The previous version of this document focused on hazard analysis, while the revised version has a broader scope. A pre-job inspection (job site walk down), pre-job briefing and post-job critique are now required.

An inspection of the job site is conducted prior to developing a hazard analysis. This will help assure that associated hazards and work control issues are addressed. The supervisor is also expected to go over the work plan with employees to make everyone aware of how the job is supposed to proceed. This review includes a summary of the critical steps, anticipating what can go wrong and reviewing the controls needed to control hazards. After the work is complete, participants are expected to analyze whether changes should be implemented the next time the task is performed. In addition to these changes, the layout of the form used to document hazard analyses now includes a section for checking off the personal protective equipment required for the job.

As before, the level of formality is tied to task complexity and the extent of the hazard. The table of guidelines to determine when a written analysis is needed has been expanded and clarified. Recall also that a hazard analysis is unnecessary if an appropriate standard operating procedure already exists.

Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
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Accelerator Update
July 13 - July 15
- During this 48 hour period Operations established two stores that combined with an existing store provided the experiments with approximately 11 hours and 48 minutes of luminosity
- TeV experts conduct studies
- TeV quench looses store

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