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Environment, Health and Safety Division

Welcome to the Safety Advisory Committee Web Site!

The Safety Advisory Committee (SAC) performs research for and makes recommendations to the Laboratory Director on the development and implementation of Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) policy, guidelines, codes and regulatory interpretation.  It conducts reviews of special safety problems and provides recommendations for possible solutions if requested to do so by the Laboratory Director.  The SAC also provides advice and counsel to the Laboratory Deputy for Operations by reviewing appeals from the Laboratory Divisions when any Division and the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Division do not agree on the interpretation or application of criteria, rules or procedures.  Such advice and counsel may include options for a resolution.

In addition, the SAC chair, in cooperation with the Office of Contract Assurance (OCA), is responsible for scheduling and conducting the portion of institutional self-assessment known as Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) Peer  Reviews.  These reviews are designed to ensure management systems consistent with Integrated Safety Management (ISM) are in place in all Laboratory Divisions and that these systems are leading to effective implementation of the Laboratory's ES&H program.