In case of Emergency:911 or x7777 (on internal phone)
303-497-7777 (when using cell phone)
DSRC Medical Unitx3801
In case of Chemical Emergencies/Spills:
NIST BSHEDx5375, option 3
* BSHED: Boulder Safety Health and Environment Division (NIST under contract with NOAA)
NIST Police (non emergency)x3530
CSD Area Safety Representative (ASR)Ranajit Talukdar x5825; DSRC 1A129
CSD Area Safety Representative (ASR)Gerd Hüblerx3490, DSRC 1A111
CSD Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)Ann Middlebrookx7324; DSRC 3A117
CSD Laser Safety Officer (LSO)Steve Brownx6306; DSRC 1A118
NOAA SECO Industrial HygienistRhonda Carpenterx3912
NOAA SECO Environmental EngineerMark Georgex3064
* SECO: Safety and Environmental Compliance Office

Safety Program

CSD is totally committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment free from recognized hazards that could cause serious harm or even death.

Occupational Safety in the US is regulated by OSHA (OSHA Act of 1970, 29 CFR 1910.1200(a)(1), 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1960, 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR Part 1960.46); OSHA set standards apply since 1980 (US Presidential Executive Order 12196) to all US Federal Agencies, aside from the Military. At the DoC NOAA ESRL everyone (including anybody coming into the building: i.e. affiliates, contractors, guests & visitors, vendors) is obliged also to follow DoC OSH guidelines and NAO209-1.

Even though Employees of the State of Colorado (ie CIRES, CIRA) are normally exempted from OSHA, at DSRC and on NOAA projects, they must comply and adhere to CU EHS regulations (CO Governor Executive Order DO122-89) that must be at least as stringent as the OSHA regulations (CO Governor Executive Order DO122-89).

NOAA Environmental, Safety, and Sustainability Office (NESSO) - NESSO information for NOAA employees (UMS authentication required)


Applies to all NOAA Employees, Affiliates, Contractors, Guests and Visitors all the time, and everywhere
CSD Employees, Affiliates, Contractors, Guests and Visitors work

Uncle Sam pointing at you

SAFETY IS ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE
GO GET AN ATTITUDE

Training Requirements

Documentation must be provided to receive credit for completed training. Email certifications (i.e. take a screen shot or print to PDF) to your ASR for credit if training is not through the CLC, or retake the training!

All Staff:

In addition, All new Staff:

In further addition, All Staff, as required by work space, job duties & tasks (see risk analysis spreadsheet):
This is determined by supervisor, unless Division Management and/or Program Lead decision overrides it.

NOAA Safety Seagull

Safety Programs

Biological Safety

Chemical Safety

  • CSD Hazard Communication Plan PDF file
  • Our HCP is designed to provide employee information and training on (1) the hazardous chemicals known to be in the workplace, (2) the methods that will be employed to protect workers, (3) the precautionary methods employees must follow to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals, (4) the detection of a release of hazardous chemicals and (5) emergency procedures to follow should there be a release of hazardous chemicals and/or employee exposure to them.

  • CSD / DSRC Chemical Hygiene Plan PDF file
  • Our CHP incorporates work practices and procedures required to protect employees from health and physical hazards.

  • CSD 2016 Chemical Inventory (Intranet access required)
  • CSD / NIST OSHE Hazardous Waste Generator Training PPT file (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
  • CSD / NIST BSHED Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) Operator Training PPT file (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
  • CSD / NOAA SECO Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Training PPT file (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)

Hearing Conservation

Appliances generally not approved for use in GSA-controlled space

  • coffee pots in personal/individual work spaces
  • coolers and small refrigerators
  • fans and heaters
  • electric blanket-type lap warmers and leg warmers
  • electric, propane, kersone, natural gas, solid fuel, and volatile-liquid cooking appliances
  • griddles, hot plates, toaster ovens, popcorn makers
  • decorative water fountains, aquariums / fish tanks
  • decorative lights, including holiday string lights
  • plug-in air fresheners, night lights, and electronic pest control appliances

Laser Safety

Motor Vehicle Safety

Office Safety

Radiation Safety

  • DSRC Basic Radiation Safety Training PDF file (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
  • CSD & GMD Radioactive Source History (Intranet access required)
  • CSD Radioactive Source Information PDF file (Intranet access required)
  • NOAA ESRL possesses a materials license 05-11997-01 PDF file from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the use of three radioactive materials: Nickel-63, Polonuim-210, and Americium-241. Of these, CSD is actively using Polonium-210 PDF file and Americium-241 in some of our chemical ionization mass spectrometers and aerosol calibration equipment. Polonium-210 is marketed as a "nuclear static eliminator" or "alpha-energy ionizer". Americium-241 is commonly used in smoke detectors. Both Polonium-210 and Americium-241 emit alpha particles and low energy gamma rays. Americium-241 also emits some beta radiation. The risk for exposure to radiation from CSD's devices is quite low since the radioactive material is sealed in a foil and encased in either a stainless steel or tungsten housing. In case of an emergency or other questions related to radiation safety, please refer to the Radiation Safety Program PDF file. For further information, contact the Radiation Safety Officer, John Schneider x4646.

Staff Shop Safety

Video: VitalSmarts

Saying Something about Safety in your workplace.

Resources

CSD Labs Hazard and Risk Analysis PDF file (Intranet access required)

CSD Safety and Environmental Compliance Manual PDF file (Intranet access required)

DoC Safety Program - DoC Occupational Safety & Health Manual PDF file

NOAA Safety Program - NOAA Safety Policy: NAO 209-1 PDF file

NOAA Workforce Management Office - Commerce Learning Center (CLC)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OHSA)

DoC Boulder Campus Emergency Plans (Intranet access required)

CSD laboratories DSRC Block A floorplan PDF file (Intranet access required)

CSD Safety Inspections (Intranet access required)

NOAA Safety Incident Metrics: FY14 (through the end of March 2014) PDF file (Intranet access required)

CSD Employees on the Job Accidents and/or Injuries

CSD Pandemic Work-at-Home Policy PDF file (UMS authentication and Intranet access required) and Alternative Work Arrangements in the Event of Pandemic Outbreak

NOAA Environmental Compliance & Safety Assessment System (NECSAS) Program Safety & Environmental Compliance Office (SECO) Policy 97-01 PDF file

  • DSRC Safety Audits: PDF file (Intranet access required)

OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure Standard

CSD Chemical Surveys

Matheson or MSDS Provider [Material] Safety Data Sheets database search

Hazardous Waste and Recycling

CSD manages small amounts of hazardous waste in labs in satellite accumulation areas (SAA); SAAs require weekly documented inspections:

NIST administers the Universal Waste and Recycling program for all agencies on site, including disposal of aerosol spray cans and batteries. More info...

NIST BSHED regularly (twice annually currently) conducts inspections of the CSD satellite accumulation areas (SAA):

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