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Chapter 12
Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM)

ARS employees are charged with the responsibility to implement and/or comply with all applicable provisions of the ARS Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Program as it pertains to operations within their workplace, duties, and responsibilities (see Chapter 1 of the ARS Manuaal 230.0). The ARS Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) Program is the Agency’s plan to effect optimal achievement of error free and, therefore, accident free task preparation which involves employee, machine, and environmental relationships. Within ARS, the SHEM function encompasses the related functional areas of: Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Management, Employee Assistance Program, Worker Compensation, Environmental Management, Radiation and Biological Safety.

Workplace Violence is not directly addressed by the SHEM Program. Currently the Workplace Violence issue impacts at least two areas in ARS:

  • Safety
  • Human Resources

Acronyms:

See Chapter 2 for a comprehensive list of commonly used acronyms.

References:

Cross References:

Web Site:

Points of Contact:

Area Office Contact

Headquarters Contact

Vacant

Safety and Occupational Health Manager

USDA-ARS-NPA-NRRC

2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 310

Fort Collins, CO  80526-8119

Telephone:  (970) 492-7021

Fax:  (970) 492-7031

E-Mail:

 

Pete Javanovich

Branch Chief

USDA-ARS-AFM-FD                      

Safety, Health & Environmental Management Branch

5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4-1254

Beltsville, MD 20705-5123

Telephone:  (301) 504-1243

Fax:  (301) 504-1252

E-Mail:  pete.jovanovich@ars.usda.gov 

 

Phil Smith, Acting Lead

Safety and Occupational Health Manager

USDA-ARS-WBSC

1001 Holleman Drive, East

College Station, TX  77840-4117

Telephone:  (979) 260-9449

Fax: (979) 260-9344

E-Mail:  phil.smith@ars.usda.gov

 

Darrell Williamson

Asset Manager

USDA-ARS-WBSC

141 Experiment Station Road

Stoneville, MS 38776-0225

Telephone:  (662) 686-5343

Fax: (662) 686-5373

E-Mail:  Darrell.williamson@ars.usda.gov


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