August 22, 2019 | Susan Napier-Sewell

How far away is death?

How far away is death: The benefit of a questioning attitude

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Prior to working for PNNL, Dan Wharton was a 25-year-old apprentice on a job in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, when his life changed forever.

Wharton was severely injured in an arc blast while installing a 480V panel without the benefit of proper personal protective equipment.

In this five-minute video, you’ll hear Wharton detail the incident, his harrowing recovery, how it informs his approach to working around hazardous equipment today, and the benefit of a questioning attitude, one of Battelle’s Safe Conduct of Research (SCoR) principles.

The above content is shared from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland WA), Richland, WA (PNNL), and the U.S. Department of Energy, via OPEXShare.

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How Far Away Is Death?
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