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Safety Coordinators

ESH Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities

(February 2006)

The SLAC ESH Coordinators at the directorate, division, department, and group level are the individuals in the line organizations who help SLAC achieve and maintain excellence in matters of environmental concern and the safety and health of its staff and the public. Consequently, the ESH Division looks to these individuals for coordination and assistance with the program that is necessary to accomplish the ESH mission which includes providing SLAC management and staff with the support and training necessary to:

  • Ensure a safe and healthful workplace.
  • Minimize adverse impact to the general public and the environment.
  • Comply with all applicable laws, standards, and regulations governing environment, safety, and health.

Because of this connection, the ESH Coordinators must be aware of, informed about, and participate with the ESH Division staff in the activities that are required to carry out both the SLAC and the ESH Division missions. These activities are:

  • Help promote an understanding and implementation of good environmental protection, safety and health policies and practices by disseminating guidance documents and by assisting the staff in their directorate, division, department or group to obtain the appropriate environment, safety, and health training and education.
  • Serve as the liaison with the ESH Division to help provide the technical assistance needed to identify and control the hazards associated with the work processes and fulfill environmental protection, safety, and health responsibilities within their directorate, division, department or group.
  • Direct the staff in their directorate, division, department or group to the services provided by the ESH Division as needed. These services include: environmental protection, fire protection services, occupational health management, personnel protection system design, radiation dosimetry, radiation shielding, and waste management.
  • Interpret the requirements imposed by the Work Smart Standards (WSS) Set for work groups within their directorate, division, department or group and assist supervisors to implement those requirements.
  • Assist with keeping the WSS Set current.
  • Monitor for compliance with the laws, regulations, and standards contained in the WSS Set by conducting inspections and self assessments.

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