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Safety at the PSFC

 

PSFC Office of es&h, x3-8917, NW21-214, www-internal.psfc.mit.edu/esh/esh_home.html

The Plasma Science and Fusion Center has extensive policies and procedures governing work on or near potentially hazardous materials or environments.  PSFC personnel are encouraged to contact the PSFC Office of ES&H  to obtain appropriate information and/or guidance.  The ES&H Office is located on the second floor of NW21

 

PSFC Safety Committee

Catherine Fiore, Safety Officer    

NW21-203

3-8440

Paul Bonoli, Principal Research Scientist, Theoretical

NW16-240 

3-0992

William Byford, Officer, EHS

N52-496

2-2508

Phyllis Carter, Asst. Safety Officer/Plant Engineer     

NW21-109  

3-5982

Gary Dekow, Technical Supervisor      

NW21-107 

3-6177

Ernie Doeg, Research Specialist, Div. III             

NW21-114

3-3693

Jim Dought            

N52-496 

8-5636

Bret Dyer, Officer, EHS       

N52-473 

8-5644

Matthew Fulton, Safety Coordinator      

NW21-214 

3-8917

Tom Hrycaj, Administrative Officer

NW16-202  

3-4726

Mark Iverson, Project Technician

NW21-135  

8-5836

Fred McWilliams, Senior Officer, EHS Lead Contact

N52-496

3-5603

Phillip MichaelL, Research Engineer                    

NW22-137

3-3186

Brian Munroe, Grad Student, Div. IV                    

NW16-178  

2-2019

EDGAR ROLLINS, Project Technician        

 

 

Paul Thomas, Technical Supervisor                    

NW16-114

3-8430

General PSFC Safety Policies Include:

  1. Safety Briefings - All PSFC personnel are to be briefed regarding safety requirements and practices related to the laboratory, shop, or office area in which they will be working.  This briefing is to be conducted by the responsible supervisor of that particular area (or other informed, responsible individual), before personnel are to begin work.  All laboratory personnel are to be advised of the locations of fire extinguishers, safety showers, and eyewashes.  Regular Staff, Visitors, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students (UROP’s), Voucher and Student Hourly Staff can get Safety Briefing forms on line at http://www.PSFC.MIT.EDU/esh/safe-brief.pds. New personnel must also complete an on-line “Training Needs Assessment” at http://ehs.mit.edu/site/training or http://web.mit.edu/sapweb/PS1/ehs_home.shtml and click on the link on the left for the MIT Learning Center. The TNA must be completed within 7 days after the start date of employment. Safety in the laboratory can be achieved only by the exercise of judgment and proper use of facilities by informed, responsible individuals.
  2. Working alone is prohibited on operations or experiments, which may be hazardous. This includes, but is not limited to work on:  high-energy materials; significant quantities of flammable or toxic materials; high pressure systems; radioactive and cryogenic materials; moving equipment and machinery; energized electrical systems; Class IV lasers; and high magnetic fieldsWorking alone is prohibited on operations or experiments, which may be hazardous. This includes, but is not limited to work on:  high-energy materials; significant quantities of flammable or toxic materials; high pressure systems; radioactive and cryogenic materials; moving equipment and machinery; energized electrical systems; Class IV lasers; and high magnetic fields.
  3. Faculty, administration, and research supervisory personnel are responsible for promoting safe practices and for providing safe equipment and facilities for members of the staff, students, and visitors. Each person using the equipment and facilities of the Institute is expected to follow proper and safe procedures, to report accidents promptly, and to bring to the attention of supervisors and faculty mem­bers any unsafe conditions or practices.
  4. Visitors who are here for less than one week are on guest status and must be overseen by regular staff when working in laboratory areas. Visitors who are here a minimum of one week must have an official appointment to cover all issues of liability.
  5. Outside contractors must comply with all MIT safety procedures. See Matthew Fulton, NW21-214, x3-8917.
  6. More information can be found at http://www-internal.psfc.mit.edu/esh/esh_home.html

Other MIT Safety Services:

Environmental Health and Safety

N52-496 

2-3477

Environmental Programs

N52-496

2-3477

Bio-safety Program

N52-496

3-1740

Industrial Hygiene Program

N52-496

3-2596

Radiation Protection Program

N52-496

3-2180

Safety Program

N52-496

3-4736

Safety Program Fax

N52-496

8-9638

 

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