Annual NOAA Safety, Environmental and Sustainability Awareness Course
Federal employees:
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Cooperative Institute and other employees:
Access NOAA SECO sponsored training, selecting the survey link at the end of the training which will gather information necessary to verify completion and generate completion certificates.
DoC Safety Program
DoC Occupational Safety & Health Manual PDF file
NOAA Safety Program

Safety Program

Our ongoing commitment to maintain a healthy and safe working environment, and to promote improved awareness by all NOAA employees and partners ...

CSD Area Safety Representative:Ranajit Talukdar(303) 497-5825
CSD Area Safety Representative:Gerd Hübler(303) 497-3490
CSD Radiation Safety Officer:Ann Middlebrook(303) 497-7324
CSD Laser Safety Officer:Steve Brown(303) 497-6306
In case of Emergency:x7777 or 911
NIST Policex3530
Medical Unitx3801
In case of hazmat spill:
NIST BSHED Hotlinex5375, option 3
* BSHED: Boulder Safety Health and Environment Division
Other contacts:
NOAA SECO Industrial Hygienist:Rhonda Carpenter(303) 497-3912
NOAA SECO Environmental Engineer:Mark George(303) 497-3064
* SECO: Safety and Environmental Compliance Office

Our Safety Program applies to all NOAA Employees, Affiliates, Contractors, Guests and Visitors all the time, and everywhere CSD Employees, Affiliates, Contractors, Guests and Visitors work.

DoC Boulder Campus Emergency Plans (Intranet access required)

CSD Safety and Environmental Compliance Manual 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

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 2013 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) 2012 Training PPT file (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)

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.

Laser Safety

Biological Safety

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