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BNL's switchboard number is (631) 344-8000. The emergency number is Ext. 2222, or 7032 for the hearing-impaired.
To call a BNL number from off site, dial (631) 344 and then the four-digit extension.
To call a BNL number from on site, just dial the four-digit extension number.
To call an off-site number from a BNL phone, dial 9 and then the seven-digit local number or 9 1 and then the ten-digit long-distance number.
See the BNL phone directory for other telephone features.
Anyone working in a designated radiation area is required to wear a dosimeter badge:
Visitors who will be at BNL longer than three months or will visit more than six times during a year can be assigned a permanent dosimeter badge by contacting their Department or Division, or Environmental Safety & Health Services Division Safety Representative.
Other visitors may obtain dosimeter badges at the radiation area.
Safety glasses and shoes
Depending on his/her assignment, a visitor may require safety glasses or safety shoes. Approval should be obtained through the Department or Division Safety Coordinator.
You have the right to a safe experience while at BNL. If you have a safety concern, report it immediately to your supervisor or host. If you observe anyone working in a potentially unsafe manner, you have the right to issue a "stop work" order immediately, and the person must obey. Report such incidents IMMEDIATELY to the safety representative or other responsible person in the area.
All employees and longterm visitors must complete the General Employee Radiation Training provided by the ES&H Services Division. Depending on the nature of your work at BNL, you may require additional training. Consult your supervisor or host for more information.
BNL is situated in Brookhaven Town, Suffolk County. Though only about 96 kilometers (60 miles) from New York City, much of Brookhaven Town is still rural. There is little public transportation, and a car is usually necessary to explore the area. The nearest grocery and drug stores are located in Shirley, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of BNL, and in Middle Island, about 8 kilometers west.
Farther away are Patchogue about 24 kilometers (15 miles) southwest and Riverhead about 24 kilometers east, both of which offer a variety of stores, services and businesses. Located on Long Island Sound, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) to the northwest, Port Jefferson is an attractive, historic seaport featuring many restaurants and shops.
For information about special events scheduled in nearby communities during your stay, consult a local newspaper such as the Thursday or Friday edition of Newsday.
Beaches and Parks
Brookhaven Town Beaches - These include beaches at Shirley and Shoreham. For permit information, call 451-6100.
Davis Park - This Brookhaven Town park, located on Fire Island, can be reached by ferry from Patchogue. For ferry schedule, call 475-1665.
Fire Island National Seashore -This part of Fire Island includes about 40 kilometers (25 miles) of relatively wild, road less beach with well-kept wooden trails. Part of it is located to the east of Smith Point Park (289-4810); another part, called Watch Hill, can be reached by either the Davis Park or Watch Hill ferry (475-1665). It includes the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, near Shirley (399-2030)
Smith Point County Park - This ocean beach is located across a toll-free bridge, at the southern end of William Floyd Parkway, on Fire Island. Charge for parking. 852-1316.
Wildwood State Park - The closest of Long Island's state parks, Wildwood is on Long Island Sound, in Wading River. 929-4314.
Longwood Public Library - Located in Middle Island; may be used by on-site residents. 924-6400. Applications at BNL Research Library.
State University of New York at Stony Brook - Library may be used by BNL employees. For information about events on campus, call 632-6824 or 632-6828.
Last updated 12/20/00 by CIGPA.