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  1. 1. Opportunities by the Millions Patricia Gallagher EMS/P2 Team Leader Los Alamos National Laboratory LA-UR 07-7709
  2. 2. Who Implements P2/EMS CO$T$ Waste Management Professionals Technical Process/ Facility Staff Control Mechanisms Treatment & Recovery Other Recycling In Process Recycling Source Reduction
  3. 3. Pre-EMS P2 <ul><li>Before EMS, P2 was a guerilla effort: coerce, cajole, convince, beg </li></ul><ul><li>Not nearly as successful as a result </li></ul><ul><li>P2 fully integrated into EMS effort </li></ul><ul><li>LANL received ISO 14001:2004 third party certification in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>P2 efforts have increased by orders of magnitude with EMS </li></ul>
  4. 4. Environmental Management System <ul><li>Remedy: LANL developed a P2-based EMS </li></ul><ul><li>Required by DOE O 450.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LANL certified to ISO 14001:2004 standard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Governing Policy begins with Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies significant environmental aspects & risks </li></ul><ul><li>Directorates develop action plans to address risks </li></ul><ul><li>Process creates institutional objectives and targets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste reduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy and Fuel Conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment & Materials Disposition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zero Liquid Discharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>P2 Program provides upstream implementation mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning EMS objectives to key organizational priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Working Groups led by P2 staff </li></ul>
  5. 5. Participation : Numbers and levels are key in Developing EMS <ul><li>2005-2006: Created at the worker level with upper and middle management support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Senior management environmental steering committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33 divisions as organizational units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 90 participants in the development of the EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Really engaged the brilliance of workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won the DOE P2 Star Award in 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2007: New contractor, massive reorganization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even stronger senior management support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 directorates as organizational units with 69 divisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lost active division participation; middle management essential </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need to re-engage at a lower level again, higher level too removed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New worker safety teams provide a great opportunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Won NNSA Award, “Integrating Safety and Security into EMS Lifecycle: A Body-Contact Sport” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. P2/EMS Program Process Assess Risks EMS Goals Waste generation #s EMS Action Plans Planning: Develop P2 targets Implementation Preventive Action & Review Waste Volume Forecast Haz Waste Min Plan Enviro-Grams LANL & NNSA P2 Awards/Newsbulletins Lean/Six Sigma Process Engineering Support GSAF Projects New Project/Design Reviews Lab Policies/Guidance/Toolkits Communicate successes Internal & External assessments Senior Mgmt Steering Committee
  7. 7. Tools for Generators <ul><li>Created tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ROI calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean out toolkits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Badges, posters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ROI calculator is an eye-opening tool in terms of recognizing the cost of waste </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lean/Six Sigma <ul><li>Using new Laboratory improvement initiatives to include prevention in institution-wide efforts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hazardous materials acquisition and disposition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fleet management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety and security planning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lean/Six Sigma tools replace traditional P2 assessments </li></ul>
  9. 9. Results were immediate <ul><li>2007 $1.2 million in investment provided $5.2 million in cost avoidance using only pilot results </li></ul><ul><li>2007 projects totaled $17 million in cost avoidance </li></ul><ul><li>2008 P2 awards involved 56 teams, over 300 staff and resulted in $5 million in cost avoidance </li></ul><ul><li>Cost avoidance tricky: staff and support systems still on the books, cost avoidances are transparent to managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real cost savings is in avoidance of management less than just disposal </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. P2 Program Reach <ul><li>Operational improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steamer Lay-up: just produce process steam when needed, not 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Isolated duct work to keep from washing down an entire facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of dissolvable PPE, extending use of launderable PPE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Lifecycle Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Procurements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Construction/Sustainable Design: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CMRR soil reuse and recycle project: 150,000 cubic yards of waste diverted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEED standards for large projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office waste </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricting use of canned air and UPSs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Procedural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving work review and materials management processes </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Key Findings <ul><li>Insert yourself into the biggest organizational problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P2 staff are expert problem solvers and facilitators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leverage everything </li></ul><ul><li>Spend more time planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean/Six Sigma approach: 90-95% time planning, 5% execution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the right sponsorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define the process owner and all the players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand all the issues and upstream and downstream effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the strategy and tactics necessary for implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Couch benefits in a way that resonates with customers/sponsors </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contact Information <ul><li>Patricia Gallagher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>505-667-2278 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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