Environmental, Safety, Security, and Health Policy

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This document is a statement of Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL) Environmental, Safety, Security, and Health (ESSH) policy.  BNL is a world leader in scientific research and performs this work in an environmentally responsible and safe manner.

I expect every employee, contractor, and guest to take personal responsibility for adhering to the following principles:

Environment:  We protect the environment, conserve resources, and prevent pollution.

Safety:  We maintain a safe workplace and we plan our work and perform it safely.  We take responsibility for the safety of ourselves, coworkers, and guests.

Security:  We protect people, property, information, computing systems, and facilities.

Health:  We protect human health within our boundaries and in the surrounding community.

Compliance:  We achieve and maintain compliance with applicable ESSH requirements.

Community:  We maintain open, proactive, and constructive relationships with our employees, neighbors, regulators, DOE, and other stakeholders.

Continual Improvement:  We continually improve ESSH performance.

In addition to my annual review of BNL's progress on ESSH goals and adherence to this policy, I invite all interested parties to provide me with input on our performance relative to this policy, and the policy itself.

Doon Gibbs, Director
April 15, 2013

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