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Al Kikilas

Al Kikilas

Age: 34
Occupational Safety Manager
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL

“Al rebuilt the electrical safety program, changing the electrical safety culture by improving the training and qualification process and work procedures. Al used several different methods to improve the program, from a complete rewrite of the electrical safety manual to hands-on, practical one-on-one assessment of an electrical worker's ability to place equipment in a safe state. He conducted meetings with leaders to help them understand the hazard and how to better mitigate the risk. He used a customer service-based approach to develop technical solutions that both met the electrical safety requirements as well as the needs of our research and operations communities. As a result, Argonne has not had a hazardous electrical shock in over two years and counting.”

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