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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Worker radiation contamination

Worker radiation contamination averages one event per month this year at Los Alamos


It is at least the sixth time since January that the safety board has reported a contamination event at Los Alamos.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/radiation-on-worker-s-hands-prompts-lanl-cleanup/article_f5ddecb8-b5b2-5510-ba93-b6fefaec8668.html

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the look of this rad worker safety has taken a step down under Wallace. At least McMillan was better in this area.

Anonymous said...

So what does Wallace and McMillan really have to do with rad safety? They are at least 5 steps removed managerially from the production floor.

Anonymous said...

Did it ever occur to you, 6:46 AM, that that might be the problem? Layer after layer of worthless managers insulating the people making the big bucks from any responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Did it ever occur to you, 6:46 AM, that that might be the problem? Layer after layer of worthless managers insulating the people making the big bucks from any responsibility.

June 21, 2018 at 10:42 PM

The "people making the big bucks" made one of three possible errors they should be held accountable for: 1) they ordered the workers who made the errors to make those errors, or 2) they hired totally incompetent workers, or 3) they failed to train those workers appropriately. If 3) then the workers are not innocent; they knew they were not trained to handle the situation they were confronted with. Another possibility: It is impossible in northern NM to find workers whom it is possible to train to appropriate technical competence since their education ended when they dropped out of high school.

Anonymous said...

6:12 PM wrote “Another possibility: It is impossible in northern NM to find workers whom it is possible to train to appropriate technical competence since their education ended when they dropped out of high school.”

All of the technicians that I work with at TA55 have AT LEAST a high school diploma. I find your comment demeaning and probably racially biased.

Anonymous said...

June 23, 2018 at 9:53 AM

You are implying that 1) all technicians at TA-55 are Hispanic, and that 2) Hispanics are of a different "race" than Caucasian. Are either of those true?? Plus, the poster was talking about POTENTIAL hires who lack the appropriate education and therefore cannot be hired. But I won't question your reading comprehension since that would be "racist."

Anonymous said...

There has always been "layers of management" prior to LANS. So back to the original comment that McMillan was better at managing rad safety- what policies, procedures, lower-level management or personnel changed from McMillan to Wallace that would create an uptick in rad incidents?

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