All ATF experiments must be reviewed for ES&H concerns before set up is
begun. For simple experiments, that review is initiated by completing the
ESR, or Safety Approval Form, also called the
"Experimental Safety Review" on the web. Please e-mail the first draft
ATF ESH officer (Karl Kusche). For routine experiments that present no hazards, the
form should be submitted at least three weeks prior to initiating setup.
Planning for experiments with hazards (see list below) requires more time
and preparations. Please consult the
Work Guide for details.
The safety review of research to be conducted at the ATF is an important
effort that requires your full participation if the review is to be
conducted in a timely manner. Please allocate sufficient time to ensure that
the review is completed prior to your arrival at the facility to conduct
this work. While the ESH staff who reviews your submission will work closely
with you to apply the requirements appropriately, do not expect them to
complete activities that can only be conducted by you.
Keep in mind that some types of activities, equipment and materials if
utilized in your work may require additional training and procedures. These
- Use of lasers
- Use of radioactive materials
- Use of significant quantities of flammable liquids or gases
- Use of toxic or biological materials
- Generation of hazardous or radioactive wastes
- Use of material handling equipment such as hoists or overhead cranes
- Use of machine shops
Also keep in mind that transportation of hazardous and radioactive
materials to and from the BNL site must be conducted in compliance with BNL
& DOT regulations.
Please do not hesitate to contact the ATF Safety Officer, Karl Kusche
(631-344-3116) if you have questions during the preparation of this form.
- All experimental reviews expire in one year and users are required
to resubmit their experiment information on a new form at that
time.Users should reevaluate their activities and assure that the new
form accurately reflects their work.This re-review is required to assure
ongoing attention to ES&H risks.
- All Users that will work on an experiment must be listed on the form
and must be aware of the risks and controls involved. The experiment
Principal Investigator is responsible to assure this.
- Significant changes to an experiment must be reported to the ATF
Safety Officer for initiating a re-review.That re-review must be
documented on the ESR and must occur before the change is implemented.A
significant change is one that introduces new risks or changes the
character of existing hazards and could require a change in the required
- At the start of set up for an experiment the user must contact the
ATF Safety Officer who will print the ESR, review any requirements
outlined on the form with the User, and confirm that all Users involved
in the experiment have been trained and are wearing their TLD dosimeter.
The ESR will then be posted in the ATF control room as a reference.
- At the start of experimental operations, the User will contact the
ATF User Coordinator who will inspect the set up and assure that all
required controls are implemented.If noted on the ESR, the ATF User
Coordinator will contact the ERC for inspection before the experiment
- At the end of an experiment the User must contact the ATF User
Coordinator who will remove the posted form and assure that all User
equipment is either removed or left in a controlled condition.
Last Modified: November 19, 2012
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