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Congratulations, you will be working with a student here at Jefferson Lab. We want to take the opportunity to share with you information on our safety culture and our expectations for you, since you will be providing routine supervision and oversight of the student’s activities.

Jefferson Lab Policy:
Jefferson Lab considers no activity to be so urgent or important that we will compromise our standards for environmental protection, or the safety and health of our workers, users, students, contractors, or members of the public.

People to Know
Your student will be assigned a Jefferson Lab employee to serve as his/her Mentor. The Mentor is cognizant of the work your student will be performing and any potential hazards, will complete the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the student, and will develop a skills requirements list (SRL) to identify any training needs.

Divisional Safety Officer (DSO):
The DSO is responsible for ensuring division activities are consistent with Jefferson Laboratory ES&H policy, programs, and procedures and resolves ES&H issues. Consult with your DSO if you feel your student needs additional safety precautions over and above those required by Jefferson Lab. The list of DSOs is available at

ESH&Q Liaison:
Your ES&H Division Liaison is a member of the ESH&Q Division, who has been assigned to your division. They provide support in implementing Jefferson Lab’s ES&H programs. The list of ES&H Division Liaisons, and their assigned divisions, is available at

Your Responsibilities

Work Planning:
Work Planning is conducted in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 3210. Much of the work performed at Jefferson Lab is defined through the use of various Task Lists. Each Task List entry has a Hazard Identification Worksheet (HIW).

Reporting Events:
Jefferson Lab is a learning environment and we strive to prevent unwanted events and to improve our systems.