|Chapter 3130 Accelerator Experiment Safety Review Process|
Jefferson Lab holds the strong conviction that high standards in environment, safety, health and quality (ES&H) are fully compatible with accomplishing forefront research.
The laboratory’s ES&H Policy states that “Jefferson Lab considers no activity to be so urgent or important that we will compromise our standards for environmental protection, safety, or health.”
To help ensure that safety is integrated into the planning and conduct of experiments Jefferson Lab has established an experimental review process. By including safety considerations in the early design stages of an experiment the experimenter reduces the risk that safety issues, that could significantly delay the experiment, will surface later. At the discretion of the associate director of the accelerator division, R&D carried out in any JLab accelerator (CEBAF, LERF or UITF) must follow the “Accelerator Research and Development Review Process” outlined in the Accelerator Experiment Safety Review Process in ES&H Chapter 3130 Appendix T1 Accelerator Experiment Safety Assessment Document (ESAD) Instructions. The criteria for assessing the need for an R&D review are:
This review process is performed for accelerator experiments performed at JLab accelerators which do not require the level of ES&H Manual 3120 The CEBAF Experiment Readiness Review Process but still requires a higher level of organized review.
A separate ES&H Manual 3120 The CEBAF Experiment Readiness Review Process applies to nuclear physics experiments mounted in the experimental halls at Jefferson Lab or other experiments in CEBAF that have the potential to compete with the NP program for beam time. The decision of applicability of Chapter 3130 process is at the discretion of Accelerator Division Associate Director which when necessary can be coordinated with the Physics Division Associate Director.
Phases of the Accelerator Experiment Readiness Review Process are found in the Experiment Review Process (click on the applicable box for details on the respective phase).
T1 Accelerator Experiment ESAD Instructions
3130 Appendix T1 Accelerator Experiment Safety Assessment Document (ESAD) Instructions ensures that procedures, technical requirements of the experiment, and the actual work performed are coordinated and performed safely.
T1 Accelerator Experiment ESAD Form
3130 Appendix T1 Accelerator Experiment Safety Assessment Document (ESAD) Form documents the experiment.
T2 Accelerator Experiment COO Instructions
3130 Appendix T2 Accelerator Experiment Conduct of Operations (COO) Instructions provides guidance to personnel conducting experiments within a Jefferson Lab accelerator facility. This appendix outlines the responsibilities and process steps; identifies special training requirements; installation and operational details of experiment specific equipment; and specific beam parameters which are required to perform the experiment.
T2 Accelerator Experiment COO Form
3130 Appendix T2 Accelerator Experiment COO Form determines the parameters for the experiment and is valid for a maximum of 365 days from approval. If additional experiment time or configuration is required, another form must be completed and submitted to an Operations Coordinator.
Additional key staff responsibilities are located within the specific facility operations directives (Accelerator Operations Directives (AOD), LERF Operations Directives (LOD), and Upgrade Injector Test Facility Operations Directives (UOD)) or through specific facility Operational Safety Procedures (OSPs).
Associate Director of Accelerators
Experiment Facility Leader - Director of Accelerator Operations (CEBAF), LERF Operations Coordinator or UITF Facility Manager
Requires a high level of familiarity with all aspects of the LERF program, including technical details of LERF accelerator operations and planned experiments.
Facility Hall Leader (LERF/UITF)/Director of Accelerator Operations (CEBAF)
Experiment Lead Scientist/UITF Experiment Principal Investigator
Accelerator Division Safety Officer (DSO)
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