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Standards and Related Courses Available Periodically at LANL

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Title Course # Length


Introduction to LANL Engineering Standards Provides familiarity with national and LANL engineering standards for anyone performing, reviewing, or managing design activities.


6 hours

LANL Electrical Engineering Standards Covers the electrical engineering standards in Chapter 7 of the LANL Engineering Standards Manual and discusses mandatory requirements and good practices for those involved in electrical design. Strongly suggested for electrical designers, electrical engineers, electrical safety officers, and facility managers.


4 hours

ESM Chapter 21 Software Overview Course for Software Owners and Responsible Line Managers


2.5 hours

ESM Chapter 21 Software Owner’s Course for Software Owners (following Overview prerequisite)


3 hours

ESM Chapter 21 Software Required Reading for Engineering Services Division technical staff not an SO or SRLM.



Structural Standards Intro Provides an introduction to the Engineering Standards Manual Chapter 5, Structural.  The intended audience is project managers, structural engineers, safety analysts, and others who may be interested. The course discusses the chapter and design criteria in summary; detailed discussion is planned for a future, follow-on course. Normally presented by Structural POC Mike Salmon & consultant Stephen Short.


4 hours

Engineering Standards Manual Application of Structural Requirements Provides an in-depth review of the new requirements in the Engineering Standards Manual, Chapter 5, Structural. Expected to presented by Structural POC Mike Salmon & consultant Stephen Short


8 hours

Drafting Standards Manual for Designers/CADD Operators: Provides basic standard format information for both graphic and textual information concerning design drawing requirements. Normally taught by POC Richard Trout


4 hours

Drafting Standards Manual for Engineers and Managers: Address the LANL Drafting Standards Manual in a summary fashion that highlights the manual's elements directed and focused to: design engineers, system engineer, project leaders, and management.  These elements include: manual organization, National CAD Standards, Uniform Drafting Standards, conduct of engineering, necessity for standards, configuration management, vital safety system documentation, priority drawing requirements, and document submittal requirements.  Normally taught by POC Richard Trout.


3 hours

NEC Changes Covers the changes in application and installation rules of the current National Electrical Code, compared with the previous code. Significant commercial and industrial changes are explained in detail, whereas residential rule changes are covered in summary only. Some of the topics addressed include space requirements, identification of conductors, overcurrent protection, grounding, hazardous locations, manufactured structures, and emergency systems.


14 hours

OSHA 511: General Industry Standards Introduces OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles.


30 hours

OSHA 2015: Hazardous Materials Introduces OSHA general industry standards and other consensus standards that relate to hazardous materials, including FLAM/COMB liquids, compressed gases, and cryogens


32 hours

System and Equipment Grounding Covers principles, design, and application of facility grounding systems. Answers common questions concerning wire sizing for overcurrent and short circuit protection, connections, and protection of facility equipment. Based on the NEC and applicable Laboratory standards.


8 hours

Designing Safe Electrical Equipment Covers guidelines for designing and fabricating electrical equipment for laboratory use that meet OSHA, NEC, and NTRL safety standards. Covers overcurrent protection, enclosure, grounding, and protection of the operator. Designed to help electrical workers meet requirements for approval of safe electrical equipment.


2 hours

Basic Facility Wiring Principles Addresses the basic principles and requirements for facility wiring, including overcurrent protection, types of outlets and plugs, single- and three-phase circuits, and grounding.


2 hours

Compression Fittings Assembly Presents a general overview of compression fitting priniples followed by hands-on application of compression fittings (e.g. Swagelok) to copper and stainless steel tubing.


2 hours

Gas Cylinder Safety Provides information and hands-on experience to reduce the potential for injuries and accidents resulting from improper handling of compressed gas cylinders or compressed gas cylinder systems.


2 hours

Pressure Safety: Advanced Presents technical definitions and basic concepts. Provides information on pressure hazards, danger signals, and their identification. Discusses accident causes, severity, and control measures. Covers pressure safety guidelines, codes, and standards.


4 hours

ISM in Construction Project Management: New Nuclear Facility Provides instruction on using ISM to design a new nuclear facility. Focuses on integrating safety into design by providing project management tools for tasks in project management, ES&H, safety basis, design, and readiness review.


8 hours

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