CAT Chat Minutes

February 3, 2003

 

Information and Follow-up

Jan Ilavsky asked about the status of replacing the microwave oven in 438. 

Bill Wesolowski looked into this and found that the original request was made to the building manager by floor coordinators just prior to Christmas shut down. A new oven was ordered through PARIS and expected to arrive at the end of January, 2003. The oven was lost in shipment and the PARIS re-order is in place. We expect the new oven to arrive and be placed in 438 on Wednesday, Feburary 5th. Bill and the building manager are looking into getting a spare in-house until the order has arrived.

Thomas Gog would like to know about hazardous waste pickup schedule.

Floor coordinators already work with several beamline personnel in the pickup of hazardous waste.  Per Waste Handling Procedures Manual, section 1.2 "Satellite and Generator Waste Accumulation Areas."

3.1.4. Containers must be labeled hazardous waste or with other words that identify the contents of the container. Labels are available from Waste Management Office, telephone extension 2-5865.

3.1.5. An inventory of what is placed in each waste container must be kept. If this is done, it is easy to fill out the required forms for waste pick up. Floor coordinators can and do assist in the filling out of these forms but cannot sign the forms because process knowledge for signature is required.

When pickup is required, notify a floor coordinator and they will make the necessary contacts for pickup by Waste Management. Waste Management accommodates the entire laboratory and it takes approximately two weeks for pickup, so request pickup in advance of actual need. If faster removal time is required, tell the floor coordinator so that they can facilitate pickup.

 

General Information

Machine Studies G. Decker: Glenn reported for period 1/29- 2/03/2003 the delivered beam was 120.43 hours, percentage of scheduled time of 95.53 % with downtime during period at 5.64 hours. Mean Time Between Faults (MTBF) is 30.11 hours. There were four faults: 1/29/03 duration 23.74 hours to correct P0 error; 1/30/03 duration 5.38 hours due to line power bump; 1/30- 2/02/03 of 58.40 hours due to 18ID radiation monitor trip; and 2/02-03/2003 of 32.13 duration, fill ongoing.

LOM Access Status B. Wesolowski: The interior sliding door of all LOMs (431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 438), the LOM truck lock doors (431/432, 433/434,435, 438), and the entry door of 431Z are now programmed to allow access without the use of card key between the hours of 06:00 to 17:00 (6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) excluding weekends and holidays. At all other times, a card key will be required for access. If you experience any problems, please contact a floor coordinator. Thanks to the MCR personnel for manually performing this function during January. Thanks to Darryl Reigle and PFS for making the necessary modifications to the doors. 

LOM Fire Doors: Edmund Chang said the pneumatic door holder is to be installed in the future. There was discussion on the fire door versus egress door, and storage issues. Edmund will cover these topics in another CAT Chat meeting.

Chemical Management System J. Alicz: A new chemical inventory program has recently been instituted. Following are notes from Jeffs viewgraph presentation.

The APS is available to support your efforts to keep your Chemical Tracking System (CTS) records up to date. This support will include: comparing CTS records with your CAT's actual inventory and resolving discrepancies on an annual basis; deletion of records from CTS for empty containers, and additional safety support.

The process for the annual chemical inventory process will be: APS will notify a CAT representative of the next inventory due date; APS will schedule a date to conduct the inventory at the CAT's convenience; and APS representatives will visit your chemical storage areas with the CAT representative in attendance. 

During the visit, the APS representatives will: scan all bar-coded containers in storage, and apply barcodes to containers not currently in the CTS; identify containers listed in the CAT's inventory that appear to be missing; and make the required modifications to the CTS to resolve discrepancies.

The process for deleting records for chemical containers that have been emptied will be that the APS will provide your CAT with a small board to be posted near your chemical storage area(s). The CAT may then use this board to apply the CTS barcode labels from any empty containers.

Once the board is filled, the CAT may send the board through interoffice mail to Amanda Erickson (AOD) in Bldg. 401 who will then make the required modifications to the CTS and send your CAT a new board.

Additional safety support will: assist with chemical storage issues; assist with waste packaging & requisition questions; and assist with general lab safety concerns.

Any questions, contact Jeff Alicz (XFD ES&H Coordinator) at 2-9525 or email: alicz@aps.anl.gov

 

Status of CAT Chemical Inventory Process
J. Alicz
February 3, 2003

CAT

APS Support-

"Yes"

APS Support-

"No"

Undecided

CAT Contact

Date Completed/Scheduled

XOR-sector 1

X

   

T. Bolin

Scheduled - 02/04/03

XOR-sector 2

X

   

T. Bolin

 

XOR-sector 3

X

   

T. Bolin

 

XOR-sector 4

X

   

T. Bolin

 

DND-CAT

X

   

Keane, Guise, Philippides

Scheduled - 02/06/03

Mu-CAT

 

X

     

MHATT-CAT

X

   

E. Dufresne

1/09/2003

IMM-CAT

X

   

H. Gibson

1/30/2003

CMC-CAT

   

X

   

MR-CAT

   

X

   

BESSRC-CAT

X

   

Beno, Linton

 

GSECARS-CAT

X

   

Pluth, Macha

 

BioCARS-CAT

X

   

Pluth, Macha

 

ChemMatCARS

X

   

Pluth, Macha

 

HP-CAT

X

       

IMCA-CAT

X

   

C. Stamper

 

Bio-CAT

   

X

   

SBC-CAT

   

X

   

PNC-CAT

   

X

   

SER-CAT

   

X

   

SGX-CAT

X

   

L. Morisco

1/23/2003

COM-CAT

   

X

   

UNI-CAT

 

X

     
           
 

- Chemical Inventory Completed for CY2003

   

Central Shops D. Hausermann: Daniel Hausermann reports that his office will be calling Central Shops customers with a brief survey/questionnaire. He will be asking approximate dollar figures spent per month now per number of Central Shops jobs and whether more jobs would be considered for Central Shops if their rates were reduced Daniel is asking that replies be returned to his office before the end of this week.