General Lab Information

Chemistry Division Operations Plan

Note: The only official copy of this file is the one online.

As of March, 14, 2022, the Laboratory is in a normal operations mode: Normal Operations with Telework.

  • The Return-to-Site Guide provides information and direction on Brookhaven Lab's efforts to implement the COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Reentry Plan as staff return to the site.
  • Chemistry personnel are not currently required to schedule on-site time on the Division's online calendar.

What everyone must know and do prior to the start of work

  • At BNL all work is planned. Most scientific work is governed by an Experimental Safety Review (ESR).
  • You have the obligation to “stop work” if you determine an unsafe condition exists.
  • Read and sign the governing ESR.
  • Complete required training specified in ESR.
  • You must be briefed by knowledgeable individuals on specific work practices in the lab.
  • Receive authorization to work from the PI or ESH coordinator.
  • Ensure you have the required personal protective equipment (PPE, typically safety glasses and goggles, gloves, lab coats) AND that it is in good condition. Discard and replace any defective PPE.
  • Contact your ESH coordinator or PI with any questions or ideas for safety improvements.