The Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) Division supports
the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's mission and vision by
sustaining excellence and enhancing the effectiveness of
integrated safety, health, environmental protection, and security.
SLAC Environment, Safety, Health, and Security Policy Statement
SLAC is committed to protecting the health, safety, and security of
on-site personnel, the public, and the environment as it carries out
its mission. All SLAC organizations are required to implement the
Laboratory’s Environment, Safety, Health (ESH) and Security Program
through line management, in accordance with applicable implementing
procedures (refer to ESH Manual, Chapter 1).
Management at all levels shall ensure that all workers understand
the content and importance of this policy. In turn, employees are
responsible for complying with this policy and integrating
environment, safety, health, and security considerations into their
work activities. Lab management shall be responsible to ensure that
policies, programs and professional ESH and security staff in place to
enable implementation of these programs.
- Must follow the guiding principles and core functions of the
Integrated Safety and Environmental Management System to conduct
all work safely, effectively, and efficiently to achieve the Lab’s
mission and ensure the protection of workers, the public, and the
- Will work to maintain a safe and healthful workplace in which
hazards are identified, removed or controlled, best management
practices are used to reduce or prevent the potential for
occupational injuries, illnesses, environmental impacts, or
losses, and identifies opportunities for continual improvement of
- Will wisely use and conserve natural resources and conduct all
activities in a sustainable manner.
- Will conduct all mission and operations work to ensure the
production of radioactive materials and exposure to radiation is
reduced to as low as reasonably achievable.
- Will protect the individual security, laboratory assets, and
actions that may affect national security.
- Will integrate environment, pollution prevention, safety,
health, quality, and security into goal setting, project planning,
design, construction, operations, maintenance, and decontamination
and decommissioning of facilities.
- Will comply with requirements of the Stanford/DOE contract and
applicable laws and regulations.
- Are empowered and have the responsibility to stop, or not
perform, any activity if doing so would present an imminent danger
to themselves or co-workers. In such cases, personnel must
immediately notify their supervisor/manager of the “stop work.”
- Who are injured or become ill as a result of a work-related
activity are required to notify their supervisor immediately and
to report to the SLAC Occupational Health Center.
- Are responsible for notifying their supervisor of hazardous or
abnormal events and conditions, and are responsible for notifying
Security of any emergency situations or incidents. Line management
is responsible for effectively evaluating and correcting the
causes of hazardous or abnormal events or conditions.
This policy is issued under the authority of the Laboratory
Director. The authority to implement the policy has been delegated to
the Laboratory’s Chief Safety Officer.
Signed 30 June 2017
SLAC Laboratory Director: Chi-Chang Kao
Chief Safety Officer: Brian Sherin
The SLAC ESH Policy document (quoted above) is kept in
the SLAC Documents Records, an internal location. If you do not
have access and need a
copy of the signed Policy, please contact
The following describe the major ESH programs for implementing this
Detailed SLAC-wide requirements are contained in the
ESH Manual and
the Radiation Control Manual (RCM) [pdf]