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Enforcement Letter, WEL-2012-05 - December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

Issued to Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, related to an Electrical Shock Near Miss Incident that occurred on February 27, 2012, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The Office of Health, Safety and Security’s Office of Enforcement and Oversight evaluated an electrical shock near miss incident that occurred on February 27, 2012, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance) manages and operates NREL under a contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) and is subject to the provisions of DOE’s Worker Safety and Health Program rule (10 C.F.R. Part 851). The event revealed weaknesses in Alliance’s electrical hazard identification and control processes that implement relevant Part 851 requirements and protect NREL workers from unmitigated hazardous energy.