Ames Laboratory chemist Pat Thiel is July’s Safety Hero for identifying a fall hazard near a main entrance to the Laboratory.
STOP: Early in the morning on July 13, Pat Thiel noticed that high humidity was causing condensation to develop on the floor just inside the east, ground-floor Spedding entrance.
THINK: Thiel realized that the condensation on the floor would create a very slippery surface and serious fall hazard in a highly-traveled area.
CHECK: Thiel called Plant Protection to alert them of the potential hazard. Plant Protection officers assessed the area and called in Custodial Services.