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Environment, Safety and Health Self-Assessment Report Fiscal Year 2010

Description: The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Self-Assessment Program was established to ensure that Integrated Safety Management (ISM) is implemented institutionally and by all divisions. The ES&H Self-Assessment Program, managed by the Office of Contractor Assurance (OCA), provides for an internal evaluation of all ES&H programs and systems at LBNL. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that work is conducted safely and with minimal negative impact to workers, the public, and the environment. Self-assessment follows the five core functions and guiding principles of ISM. Self-assessment is the mechanism used to promote the continuous improvement of the Laboratory's ES&H programs. The process is described in the Environment, Safety, and Health Assurance Plan (PUB-5344) and is composed of three types of self-assessments: Division ES&H Self-Assessment, ES&H Technical Assurance Program Assessment, and Division ES&H Peer Review. The Division ES&H Self-Assessment Manual (PUB-3105) provides the framework by which divisions conduct formal ES&H self-assessments to systematically identify program deficiencies. Issue-specific assessments are designed and implemented by the divisions and focus on areas of interest to division management. They may be conducted by teams and involve advance planning to ensure that appropriate resources are available. The ES&H Technical Assurance Program Manual (PUB-913E) provides the framework for systematic reviews of ES&H programs and processes. The ES&H Technical Assurance Program Assessment is designed to evaluate whether ES&H programs and processes are compliant with guiding regulations, are effective, and are properly implemented by LBNL divisions. The Division ES&H Peer Review Manual provides the framework by which division ISM systems are evaluated and improved. Peer Reviews are conducted by teams under the direction of senior division management and focus on higher-level management issues. Peer Review teams are selected on the basis of members knowledge and experience in the issues of interest to the ...
Date: March 23, 2011
Creator: Robinson, Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dichotomy in American Western Mythology

Description: The fundamental dichotomy between savage and civilized man is examined within the archetypal Western myth of American culture. The roots of the dichotomy are explored through images produced between 1888 and 1909 by artists Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Four John Ford films are then used as a basis for the "dichotomous archetype" approach to understanding Western myth in film. Next, twenty-nine "historical" and "contemporary" Western movies are discussed chronologically, from The Virginian (1929) to Dances with Wolves (1990), in terms of the savage/civilized schema as it is personified by the roles of archetypal characters. The conclusion proposes a potential resolution of the savage/civilized conflict through an ecumenical mythology that recognizes a universal reverence for nature.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Robinson, Scott E. (Scott Elmon), 1961-
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Detection of Surface Contaminant Residue by Tunable Infrared Laser Imaging

Description: We report the development of a new, real-time non-contacting monitor for cleaning verification based on tunable infrared-laser methods. New analytical capabilities are required to maximize the efficiency of cleaning operations at a variety of federal (Department of Defense [DoD] and Department of Energy [DOE]) and industrial facilities. These methods will lead to a reduction in the generation of waste streams while improving the quality of subsequent processes and the long-term reliability of manufactured, repaired or refurbished parts. We have demonstrated the feasibility of tunable infrared-laser imaging for the detection of contaminant residues common to DoD and DOE components. The approach relies on the technique of infrared reflection spectroscopy for the detection of residues. An optical interface for the laser-imaging method was constructed, and a series of test surfaces was prepared with known amounts of contaminants. Independent calibration of the laser reflectance images was performed with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The performance of both optical techniques was evaluated as a function of several variables, including the amount of contaminant, surface roughness of the panel, and the presence of possible interfering species (such as water). Finally, detection limits for generic hydrocarbon contaminants were evaluated as a function of system noise level.
Date: June 1, 2001
Creator: Ottesen, David; Johnsen, Howard; Allendorf, Sarah; Kulp, Tom; Armstrong, Karla; Robinson, Scott et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department