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Integrated Safety Management in ATAP

ISMCircleOfSafety_350x350yThe Integrated Safety Management or ISM Plan is the master document that guides our division’s environment, safety, and health policies and practices. The guiding principles and core functions shown below are the key to understanding ISM.

On this page you can also download the ATAP ISM Plan. We encourage all employees to familiarize themselves with it.

Updated March 2022. Please contact us with any feedback.

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 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


1. 1. Introduction to ISM at ATAP

2. Your ISM Responsibilities

2.1. All ATAP Personnel 0421
2.2. Division Director and Deputies 0421
2.3. Program Heads 0421
2.4. ESH Operations Committee 0322
2.5. ES&H Coordinator 0421
2.6. Program ES&H Coordinators 0421
2.7. Safety Advisory Committee Representative
2.8. Supervisors and PIs
2.9. Project Leads and Activity Leads
2.10. Shop Managers
2.11. Chemical Owners
2.12. Hazardous Waste Generators
2.13. Electrical Safety & Lockout/Tagout
2.14. Emergency Response and Preparedness
2.15. Building Managers and Emergency Teams
2.16. Area Safety Leaders and Technical Area Work Release
2.17. Matrixed Personnel
2.18. Multi-Division Projects and Multi-Organization Projects
2.19. Shared Spaces
2.20. User Facilities
2.21. Students and Work at UC
2.22. Work Off-Site
2.23. Memoranda of Understanding

3. ATAP Work, Hazards & Controls

3.1. Integrated Work Planning
3.2. Work Planning and Control Process
3.3. Other Safety Evaluations and Work Authorizations
3.4. Subcontractor and Vendor Oversight
3.5. Hazards, Equipment, and Authorizations Evaluation Form

Funding & Resources

4.1. FY21 Funding and Resources

5. ATAP Self-Assessment Systems

5.1. ATAP Self-Assessment Systems
5.2. Focus Area Self-Assessments [Reserved]
5.2.1. Multi-Division Assessment of COVID-19 Response [Reserved]
5.2.2. FY21 Focus Area Self-Assessment Report [Reserved]
5.3. QUEST [Reserved – to be updated prior to Safety Week]
   5.3.1 QUEST Checklist for Offices [Reserved]
   5.3.2 QUEST Checklist for Labs [Reserved]
   5.3.3 QUEST Checklist for Shops [Reserved]
5.4 BELLA Center Accelerator Safety Self-Assessment Checklist