Our vision: As the safety lead within the ATAP Division, our EH&S program drives a culture where safety is fundamental to scientific exploration. Our vision is to create an environment where innovation safely flourishes through collaboration, resiliency, and continuous improvement.

Our mission:  To safeguard the pursuit of groundbreaking scientific advancements. ATAP safety is dedicated to fostering a culture of learning where safety is an integral component of every operation. Our mission is to enable innovation and discovery in a workplace where safety is a shared value and an inherent part of our scientific endeavors.

Integrated Safety Management (ISM)

ISM is the set of guiding principles and core functions with which we achieve safety — not by luck, but by design. We encourage everyone to learn more about it and familiarize themselves with our ISM Plan.

ISM Guiding Principles

  • Line management responsibility for safety
  • Clear roles and responsibilities
  • Competence commensurate with responsibilities
  • Balanced Priorities
  • Identification of ES&H standards and requirements
  • Hazard controls (including environmental controls) tailored to the work being performed
  • Operations authorization

ISM Core Functions

Five Core Functions of integrated ES&H management underlie any work that could affect the public, the workers, and the environment:

  1. Define the Scope of Work
  2. Analyze the Hazards
  3. Develop and Implement Hazard Controls (including environmental controls)
  4. Perform Work within Control
  5. Provide Feedback and Continuous Improvement

ATAP introduced Safety Day in 2015, and it has grown into a week-long event in which we are joined by other divisions and laboratories.

In 2015, under the leadership of Deputy Division Director for Operations Asmita Patel and Division Safety Coordinator Pat Thomas, ATAP first devoted an entire day to safety. It became a popular annual tradition, evolving into a feature-rich weeklong event that includes other Berkeley Lab divisions and national laboratories.

Emergency: Call 911

(Examples: fire; serious injury; major chemical spill…) When calling 911 from your cell phone, emphasize that you are at LBNL and give a building number if possible. If your workplace is away from our main site, give its street address.

Non-emergency safety and security matters

To report non-emergency problems, call Site Security at extension 6999 (landline phones on the main site) or (510) 486-6999.