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August 15, 2016
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2015 Former Worker Medical Screening Program Annual Report

EHSS is privileged to present the 2015 Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments of this program, which provides critical services to those who served and sacrificed through their work in the Department and its predecessor agencies.

August 5, 2016
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Worker Safety and Health Training at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on September 26-29

The Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy will provide outreach training at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to enhance understanding of the requirements of OSHA construction safety standards pursuant to DOE adoption of OSHA standards under DOE O 440.1B.

July 19, 2016
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Possible Scam Regarding OPM Social Media Checks

On May 12, 2016, the Security Executive Agent signed the Security Executive Agent Directive (SEAD) 5, “Collection, Use, and Retention of Publicly Available Social Media Information in Personnel Security Background Investigations and Adjudications.” SEAD 5 “addresses the collection and use of publicly available social media information during the conduct of personnel security background investigations and adjudications for determining initial and continue eligibility for access to classified national security information or eligibility to hold a sensitive positions and the retention of such information.”

June 21, 2016
EPEAT DOE Winner Site Recipients: From left to right: Jeff Eagan (DOE), Brianna Durkin (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Hanh Kent (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), William Harriman (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Carlsbad Field Office), Angela McConnell (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), Cindy Snow (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), Ingrid Kolb (Director, DOE Office of Management), Durand Carmady (Y-12 National Security Complex, Consolidated Nuclear Security), Tania Smith-Taylor (US Department of Energy - Legacy Management), Teresa Krannig (URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC Information Technology IT), John Shonder (DOE), Cate Berard (DOE)
DOE Sweeps National Sustainable Electronics Awards; 15 Sites Honored

The Department of Energy and its facilities dominated the recent 2016 EPEAT Purchaser Awards ceremony held in Washington DC. Of the thirty eight award winners, fifteen were DOE labs, sites, and facilities.

June 14, 2016
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Worker Safety and Health Training at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on July 25-28

The Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy will provide outreach training at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to enhance understanding of the requirements of OSHA general industry standards pursuant to DOE adoption of OSHA standards under 10 CFR 851 and DOE O 440.1B.

June 2, 2016
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Operations Security (OPSEC) Reminder

DOE O 471.6, Section 4.f, Information Security Manual and the DOE Headquarters Facilities Master Security Plan, Section 8, OPSEC, require that each element review information before it is posted to their publicly accessible website to ensure the data does not contain Controlled Unclassified Information and/or sensitive (critical information).

May 24, 2016
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Jeff Edlund of the NNSA Production Office Y12 Site Named 2015 Facility Representative of the Year

Jeff Edlund of the NNSA Production Office Y12 Site Named 2015 Facility Representative of the Year

May 24, 2016
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Jimmy Guerry of the Savannah River Field Office Presented 2015 Safety System Oversight Annual Award

Jimmy Guerry of the Savannah River Field Office presented 2015 Safety System Oversight Annual Award

May 20, 2016
Female Aaedes Albopictus mosquito insect close-up.
Zika Virus Disease and Prevention Presentation

A “Zika Virus Disease and Prevention” presentation was made by Bonnie S. Richter, MPH, PhD, at the May 19 Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) All Hands Meeting.

May 17, 2016
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HAZWOPER and Radiological Worker II Training offered to local-area (GTN) employees in June

The Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy (AU-11), is coordinating Local-area (GTN) safety and health training: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and Radiological Worker II training with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Training and Education Fund.

May 11, 2016
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Environmental Protection Agency Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards

On May 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners from across 12 states, the District of Columbia and Canada for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion and use of a range of cleaning and other household products that carry the Safer Choice label. DOE was recognized as part of the Federal Sustainable Acquisitions and Materials Management Practices (SAMM) Working Group under the Program Supporter category.

May 11, 2016
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Climate Change Adaptation Training at HAMMER June 21-22, 2016

Executive Order 13693, "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade," directs agencies to identify and address projected impacts of climate change on mission critical water, energy, communication and transportation demands and to consider those impacts in operational preparedness planning.

May 5, 2016
Worker Safety and Health Program Implementation Assistance – Worker Safety and Health Training
Worker Safety and Health Training at Hanford - June 6 - 9, 2016

On June 6-9, the Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy will provide OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety outreach training to 30 individuals at Hanford.

May 5, 2016
Worker Safety and Health Program Implementation Assistance – Worker Safety and Health Training
Worker Safety and Health Training at Hanford - May 9 – 12, 2016

On May 9 - 12, the Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy will provide OSHA 30-hour General Industry outreach training to 30 individuals at Hanford.

April 7, 2016
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DOE Technical Standards Policy & Procedures (TSPP) Tutorial Modules Available

DOE Technical Standards Policy & Procedures (TSPP) tutorial Modules Available

March 22, 2016
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2016 Nuclear and Facility Safety Program Workshop

The Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Security will sponsor the 2016 Nuclear and Facility Safety Program Workshop which will be held May 2-6, 2016 at the Alexis Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 17, 2016
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Worker Safety and Health Training at Hanford - May 2-6, 2016

The purpose of the training is to provide an enhanced understanding of the requirements of OSHA general industry standards pursuant to DOE adoption of OSHA standards under 10 CFR 851 and DOE O 440.1B.

March 17, 2016
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2016 National Fall Prevention Campaign

Department of Energy, 2016 National Fall Prevention Campaign.

February 16, 2016
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Worker Safety and Health Training at Princeton Site Office - March 14-18, 2016

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Health and Safety, provides OSHA 30-hour General Industry outreach training to DOE workers.

January 29, 2016
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Personal Commitment to Excellence in Health and Safety: A Message from Secretary Moniz and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall

Secretary Moniz and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall signed their Personal Commitment to Excellence in Health and Safety. The memorandum was used to develop a poster that is being displayed throughout DOE facilities in Forrestal and Germantown.

January 20, 2016
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2016 Call for Proposals for the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Safety Research and Development (NSR&D) Program

The purpose of the Call for Proposals is to identify potential projects addressing cross-cutting nuclear safety issues across the DOE complex.

December 3, 2015
In the photo, L to R:  Matt Moury, Associate Undersecretary of Energy for Environment, Health, Safety and Security
Mike Sweitzer, NNSA Office of Environment and Sustainability; Josh Silverman, DOE Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship; Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director, Council on Environmental Quality; Denny Hjeresen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lynn Hansen, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jessica Arcidiacono, NNSA Office of Environment and Sustainability; Eric Bradley, DOE Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship
Climate Champion Award to Los Alamos National Laboratory, DOE and NNSA

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), along with DOE and NNSA, were recognized as "Climate Champions" by the White House GreenGov Awards program, for the project, "Climate Realities at LANL." The award recognizes LANL, DOE, and NNSA for identifying significant climate-change related impacts at and around LANL and taking steps to integrate the reality of climate change into the Lab's operational and planning processes.

October 22, 2015
Bill R. McArthur, PhD, CIH
Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy, US Department of Energy
Engineered Nanoparticles - The Department of Energy’s Regulatory Approach

On October 14 & 15, Dr. McArthur presented the lecture entitled "Engineered Nanoparticles - The Department of Energy’s Regulatory Approach” at both the Northwest Occupational Health Conference in Bremerton, Washington and the University of Washington in Seattle.

June 26, 2015
Department of Energy (DOE) employees may use the U.S. Postal Service's BlueEarth program to mail-in their personally owned electronics and accessories for free recycling.
U.S. Postal Service BlueEarth Program - Personal Electronics Recycling Program

Department of Energy (DOE) employees may use the U.S. Postal Service's BlueEarth program to mail-in their personally owned electronics and accessories for free recycling.

June 3, 2015
(L to R) Anastasia O'Rourke, Chair of SPLC Board of Directors; Josh Silverman and Shab Fardanesh, DOE; Jason Pearson, Executive Director, SPLC
2015 Awards For Leadership In Sustainable Purchasing Announced

2015 Awards for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing announced - DOE GreenBuy Award Program