|In case of Emergency:||911 or x7777 (on internal phone)|
303-497-7777 (when using cell phone)
|DSRC Medical Unit||x3801|
|In case of Chemical Emergencies/Spills:|
|NIST BSHED||x5375, option 3|
|* BSHED: Boulder Safety Health and Environment Division (NIST under contract with NOAA)|
|NIST Police (non emergency)||x3530|
|CSD Safety Officer||Eric Williams||x3226; DSRC 2A118|
|CSD Area Safety Representative (ASR)||Matt Richardson||x4943, DSRC 2A129|
|CSD Radiation Safety||Ann Middlebrook||x7324; DSRC 3A117|
|CSD Laser Safety||Steve Brown||x6306; DSRC 1A118|
|NOAA SECO Industrial Hygienist||Rhonda Carpenter||x3912|
|NOAA SECO Environmental Engineer||Mark George||x3064|
|* SECO: Safety and Environmental Compliance Office|
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
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!
- Annual NOAA Safety, Environmental and Sustainability Awareness Course
- Federal employees: Login through the Commerce Learning Center (CLC) to take the course and automatically track completion.
- Cooperative Institute and Other employees: Access NOAA Safety and Environmental Compliance Office (SECO) sponsored training, selecting the survey link at the end of the training which will gather information necessary to verify completion.
In addition, All new Staff:
- New Employee/Affiliate/Contractor Entry Briefing
- CSD / NOAA SECO GHS Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Training (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
- CSD Laboratory Hazards Supplement Training (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
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.
- CSD Biohazard and Biosafety Program
- CU DEHS Campus Biological Safety Program
- CU DEHS Biological Safety Program Training
- CDC Biosafety and NIH Biological Safety & Compliance
- CU IBC Requirements for Laboratory Operating Practices, Physical Containment, and Training for Research Involving Biological Agents
- CU DEHS Environmental Health & Safety Guidance for Disinfectants and Sterilization Methods
- CSD Hazard Communication Plan
- CSD / DSRC Chemical Hygiene Plan
- CSD Chemical Inventory (Intranet access required)
- CSD / NIST OSHE Hazardous Waste Generator Training (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
- CSD / NIST BSHED Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) Operator Training (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
- CSD / NOAA SECO Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Training (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
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.
Our CHP incorporates work practices and procedures required to protect employees from health and physical hazards.
- 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
- CSD Laser Safety Program
- NIST Laser Safety Awareness (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
Motor Vehicle Safety
- CSD Office Safety
- NOAA ESRL Basic Radiation Safety Training (UMS authentication required)
- CSD & GMD Radioactive Source History (Intranet access required)
- CSD Radioactive Source Information (Intranet access required)
NOAA ESRL possesses a materials license 05-11997-01 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 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.
All CSD employees that work with licensed materials must complete the NOAA ESRL Basic Radiation Safety Training then read and sign the Radioactive Material Training record and submit it to CSD Radiation Safety, Ann Middlebrook. In case of an emergency or other questions related to radiation safety, please refer to the Radiation Safety Program . For further information, contact the ESRL Radiation Safety Officer, Brian Vasel x6655.
Staff Shop Safety
- CSD Staff Shop Safety Training (UMS authentication and Intranet access required)
CSD Labs Hazard and Risk Analysis (Intranet access required)
CSD Safety and Environmental Compliance Manual (Intranet access required)
DoC Boulder Campus Emergency Plans (Intranet access required)
CSD laboratories DSRC Block A floorplan (Intranet access required)
CSD Safety Inspections (Intranet access required)
NOAA Safety Incident Metrics: FY14 (through the end of March 2014) (Intranet access required)
CSD Pandemic Work-at-Home Policy (UMS authentication and Intranet access required) and Alternative Work Arrangements in the Event of Pandemic Outbreak
- DSRC Safety Audits: (Intranet access required)
- Facilities noise surveys: DSRC noise survey and CSD Machine Shops noise survey
- Aircraft noise analysis: NOAA WP-3D noise analysis and NOAA G-IV octave band analysis
CSD Chemical Surveys
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):