Director's Safety Council

The purpose of the Director's Safety Council is to review and to take responsibility for the structure and performance of Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) related efforts at Jefferson Lab.

This Council is an integral part of Jefferson Lab's commitment to ES&H as defined by the Lab's Contractor Assurance System (CAS), especially its Integrated Environment Safety and Health Management system.

The Council is established by the Laboratory Director, and the Director has designated the following members:

  • Director (VM)
  • Deputy Director for Science (VM)
  • Chief Operating Officer (VM)
  • Chief Planning Officer (VM)
  • Associate Director for Accelerator Operations, Research & Development (VM)
  • Director of Environment, Safety and Health
  • Associate Director for Experimental Physics (VM)
  • Associate Director for Theoretical and Computational Physics (VM)
  • Chief Financial Officer and Manager 
  • Business Operations Chief Information Officer
  • Associate Director of Computational Sciences and Technology Division (VM)
  • Chief Communications Officer, Communications Director
  • Engineering Division Manager (VM)
  • Facilities Management and Logistics Director (VM)
  • Human Resources Director
  • Jefferson Lab LCLS II Project Leader
  • Performance Assurance Manager
  • Worker Safety Committee Chairperson (VM)
  • Users Group Board of Directors Chair, or designee

VM = voting member

Six voting members constitute a quorum. A majority vote of attending members is required to approve safety-committee decisions. The committee will forward issues not resolved by majority vote to the Laboratory Director for resolution.

The Council will meet no less frequently than quarterly. Meetings will be chaired by the Director for ES&H. The TJSO Site Office Manager will be invited to participate as an Observer.

The Council has the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide visible Leadership and a proactive posture with respect for laboratory-wide ES&H performance
  • Review, provide comment, approve major ES&H Manual changes and initiatives forwarded by the Director for ES&H
  • Monitor ES&H performance measures and discuss trends and identify actions to improve performance
  • Review significant work and safety management issues; these issues may be selected by the Council or may include items requested by Laboratory committees, departments, or other organizations
  • Annually review ES&H Performance metrics feedback and take appropriate actions to improve performance
  • Review data and reports from ES&H and other safety related groups chartered by the Lab Director 
  • Review status and effectiveness of corrective action taken in response to significant events or assessment
  • Monitor communications with external entities (non-DOE) entities regarding Jefferson Lab’s ES&H performance

Rev. January 17, 2024

Director's Safety Council Committee Members