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
- 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
- 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
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.