May 6, 2005  


SLAC Hosts International HEP Technical Safety Forum

Participants at the safety forum.
(Photo by Diana Rogers)

By Jack Hahn

SLAC hosted the 5th International High Energy Physics Technical Safety Forum April 11-15. Safety professionals from 15 institutions including laboratories in Europe, China and the U.S.

This Conference is held approximately every 18 months, and has presentations on a wide range of technical and programmatic safety issues associated with such topics as Electrical, Personnel Protection, Large Experimental Equipment, Construction, Photon Science and Subcontracting. Participants also made a visit to the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park to assess some of the emerging issues surrounding earthquake and Tsunami research done at this facility. The next Safety Forum with be hosted by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in England in the fall of 2006.

Presentations from the Forum can be found at:


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Last update Friday May 06, 2005 by Topher White