BaBar Drift Chamber Safety Training Requirements

Last Updated: 11 October 2005 Michael Kelsey (Fall Protection)

For work on or around the DCH and detector, there are four required trainings, in addition to the normal SLAC and BaBar training requirements (GERT, EOESH, and Electrical Safety).

BaBar/IR-2 Safety Orientiation
This half-hour briefing is conducted by Sandy Pierson, originally at the beginning of every long shutdown (e.g., last July). It is now required for anyone entering the interaction region around the detector, behind the shielding wall.

If you have attended this briefing (either during a recent Collaboration Meeting, or at the start of last summer's shutdown), you should have a silver star affixed to your SLAC badge. Please contact Kathy Webb in the ROB to get your star.

Permit-Required Confined Spaces (ESH #144)
This course is required for anyone assisting with work directly on the detector endplate (inside the DIRC tunnel). Both the person in the tunnel, and the person(s) monitoring their safety, must have completed this course. The course expires after two years; there is an annual refresher that will keep you up to date.

If you have completed this course, you should have a small sticker labelled "PRCS" affixed to your SLAC badge. Please contact Joe Kenny in ES&H to get your sticker.

Use of Fall Protection (ESH #415)
This course is currently (as of 11 Oct 2005) required for all PRCS attendants. There is a gap between the PEP backward raft platform and the entrance to the DIRC tunnel, which is more than four feet above the ground. Until a spanning platform is constructed, PRCS attendants must have completed Fall Protection training and be wearing fall protection.

CPR/First Aid (ESH #138)
This course is recommended for anyone assisting with work directly on the detector endplate (inside the DIRC tunnel). The person(s) monitoring the safety of someone inside a confined space should be able to rescue and perform necessary first-aid on that individual in the event of problems.

Lock and Tag Program for the Control of Hazardous Energy (ESH #157)
This course is required for anyone working with the front-end electronics on the detector, with the chiller, or with the low-voltage or high-voltage power supplies. A computer-based version of this course is available in addition to the three-hour classroom training.

If you have completed this course, you should have ordered and received a set of photo-labelled warning tags and a set of red LOTO locks. Please contact Jim McDonald for assistance in obtaining your tags and locks.

Lock and Tag Awareness Training for Affected Employees (ESH #136)
This course is required for anyone assisting with work on the detector front-end electronics, with the chiller, or with the low-voltage or high-voltage power supplies. This 90-minute course is the first half of the full Lock-and-Tag Program (above).

If you have completed this course, there will be a record in your ES&H training history.

It is up to each of us to ensure that our training is up to date and identified. Please take a bit of time to ensure that you have all the necessary identifications on your badge. If you cannot be identified as qualified to perform work in IR-2, the shift leader or safety personnel will require you to stop work and leave the area.