October 17, 2003
HazMat Program Working
By Mike Scharfenstein
SLAC welcomed two separate reviews of its hazardous material and waste
management programs in September. The first one was an audit to support
our independent oversight program with the DOE. The second one was an
annual inspection by San Mateo County. The audit and inspection took place
at the same time due to unavoidable schedule conflicts.
Results were favorable from both reviews and demonstrate that SLAC is
committed to managing hazardous materials and waste in an appropriate
manner. While there are always improvements to be made, the programs are
evolving into the type expected of a world-class science facility like
You can help improve the program by making sure all your chemicals and
waste are properly labeled, inspected weekly and appropriately stored.
Donít forget how important good housekeeping is to maintaining a safe work
environment as well.
Thanks to all who participated in the successful reviews. For comments,
questions or suggestions, contact Michael Scharfenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ext. 3341).
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