Enterprise Assessments Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Argonne National Laboratory – August 2017

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Enterprise Assessments Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Argonne National Laboratory – August 2017

Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Worker Safety and Health Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), conducted an assessment of work planning and control (WP&C) at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).  EA also examined the DOE Argonne Site Office (ASO) WP&C and contractor assurance system (CAS) oversight activities at ANL.  U Chicago Argonne, LLC (UChicago) operates ANL, and ASO provides Federal oversight.  EA conducted this assessment April 3-6 and April 24-27, 2017. 

This assessment focused on the effectiveness of the ANL WP&C program, through activity-level observations at the Advanced Photon Science Division, the Materials Science Division, the Nuclear Engineering Division, Nanoscience and Technology Division, Energy Systems Division, Global Security Sciences Division and the Biosciences Division.  This assessment also followed up on previous machine guarding issues at the Central Shops and certain findings from previous EA assessment activities.