November 5, 2004  


Safety Resources in Meetings

By Larissa Williams

One of the ways to promote a safe workplace is to open every meeting with a discussion about safety. But after the first few meetings, what do we say? What do we do to keep safety first? Some ideas are listed below to help involve your group in safety discussions.

Invite a Speaker

Safety contact personnel (see Safety Contacts article in this issue) are trained and knowledgeable in their fields. With advanced planning and scheduling, individuals will be able to come to your meetings and give brief presentations or have a question and answer session on their programs.

ES&H Safety Videos

The ES&H Training Group has a collection of nearly 100 Safety videotapes available for checkout. Each of them focuses on different safety specialties and vary from six minutes to a half hour in length. Bring a tape to your meetings and play all or part of the subject matter that your group is interested in. Tapes include Bloodborne Pathogens, Carcinogens, Cleaning Agents, Electrical Safety (with five different focuses), Fire Safety, Heat Stress, Laser Safety, Protecting the Environment, Toxicology, and Waste Minimization.

Contact the ES&H Training Team at Ext. 2688,, to arrange for checkout of these tapes. For a complete list, see: 

Safety Resource Materials in the SLAC Library

The SLAC Library contains many books and reference materials on safety. Do members of your group have questions on regulatory codes? Do you need examples of surveys or assessment programs? The Library has access to many of the regulatory codes and several interpretive books to aid us in understanding them.

There are also video tapes of many of the presentations given at the Lab, including our Safety Stand downs. Go to the Library in the Central Lab (Bldg. 40, room Y215) or go to the catalog online at and type ‘safety’ in the subject field. The Circ-Info link at the top of search result links will tell you if the book is available.

If you are looking for a particular book and it is not in our collection, we can usually borrow it from another library. Contact the SLAC Library at Ext. 2411, email, for questions. See:

Other safety and environmental resources can be found on the ES&H website at   


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