03.16.2006 UB Safety is told that Supervisor Erol Bars referred to Alan Haungs as “useless” for practicing LOTO

KEY POINTS:

  • In this set of two emails, UB Safety Officer David Lytle remarks on the LOTO procedure I made saying it looks reasonable.
  • UB Safety Officer David Lytle also suggested I get into contact with UB Safety persons John Raab and Al Swavy, which I did.
  • I mention to David Lytle what occurred when I used this LOTO procedure that he said looked reasonable.
  • I mention that my use of LOTO caused Supervisor Erol Bars to tell me to not perform LOTO but to proceed with working on the ion source without it. (he did not want the power supply secured in the off position by lock and key).
  • I continued to work on the ion source with LOTO in place which then prompted him to call me useless.
  • Erol Bars told me to inform the Director Dr. Nabi of this incident of my using LOTO, and I did.
  • Erol Bars was not disciplined for insulting me, nor for trying to stop me from performing LOTO.
  • LOTO is both the policy of the University and law.
  • Dr. Nabi’s solution to this incident was to send to me a letter saying I was not to work on the cyclotron until there is a recognized LOTO program in the department.
  • Dr. Nabi was not disciplined for allowing such hostility against me to exist for simply following University policy and the law.

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03.16.2006 UB Safety is told that Supervisor Erol Bars referred to Alan Haungs as “useless” for LOTO Cyclotron University Buffalo