November 5, 2004  


Important Safety Contacts

By Larissa Williams

Our safety and the safety of those around us is important at all times. Recently, we’ve had that impressed upon us and a lot of information about safety has been distributed. The most important thing to remember is that we are not alone—there are people throughout the site who have been trained and are knowledgeable about safety, environment and health issues. Any time we have a question or a concern about something, we can get guidance and resources.

In particular, the following contacts are useful to know.

Resource List for Environment, Safety and Health: This list of people trained in specific categories is updated quarterly. It can easily be printed out and hung on walls near phones and is a very good resource to keep current.


Emergency Information: ES&H maintains a website with simple, specific instructions of what to do in different emergency situations. It includes important phone numbers such as SLAC Medical (Ext. 2281), SLAC Security (Ext. 2251), the Radiological Support Call-in List, and the ES&H Safety Hotline (Ext. 4641). See: 

ES&H Coordinators (Safety Coordinators): Safety Coordinators help SLAC achieve and maintain excellence in matters of environmental concern and the safety and health of its staff and the public. There are representatives within each division who are available to assist us with our questions and concerns:

Director’s Office, Human Resources and Technical Division: Janice Dabney, Ext. 3603,

Business Services Division: Rick Challman, Ext. 3004,

ES&H Division: Mike Grissom, Ext. 2346,

SSRL and LCLS Divisions: Ian Evans, Ext. 3110,

PEP-II: Sandy Pierson, Ext. 3686,

Research Division, Frank O’Neill, Ext. 5300,

For more information about Safety Coordinators see ‘The Role of the Division Coordinator in ES&H’ ( and the ES&H website:

SLAC Citizen Committees

Citizen Committees consist of people from ES&H and from across divisions with expertise in various areas who work together on committees to support the line organization with safety and compliance with regulations.

They review new installations and designs, consult with safety representatives, discuss issues in meetings and report their findings and recommendations. Some of the roles they take are in areas such as approving Hot Work (Electrical Safety Committee) or reviewing projects for hazards (Hazardous Experimental Equipment Committee).

More information about Citizen Committees can be found in the September 3, 2004 TIP article ‘The Role of SLAC Citizen Committees in ES&H’ ( or on the ESH website at: 



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