The Safety Systems Group (SSG) is responsible for the three systems in support of operations at accelerator, experimental end stations and other facilities at Jefferson Lab:
- Personnel Safety System (PSS)
- Machine Protection System (MPS)
- Oxygen Deficiency Hazard (ODH) monitoring system
The Safety Systems Group provides the Personnel Safety Systems and the Machine Protection Systems on the accelerator site. Other areas protected by a PSS include the Vertical Test Area (VTA), the Injector Test Stand (ITS), and the Cryomodule Test Facility (CMTF).
Where necessary, monitoring systems are installed in the areas to mitigate oxygen deficiency hazards (ODH).
The group is involved in research in the use of programmable electronics for safety applications. Its expertise extends to risk and reliability analysis, fail safe design, programming techniques, and development of standards and practices.