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Pre 2021 ISM Plan Scratch

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 2015 to fully reflect the reorganization of AFRD into ATAP and the replacement of most Activity Hazard Documents and Job Hazard Analyses with the new Work Planning and Control system. Updated 8 March 2016 to include QUEST checklists revised for Safety Day. 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


Click here to download the ATAP ISM Plan

Or select individual sections below

1. Introduction

2. Your ISM Responsibilities

2.1. All ATAP Personnel
2.2. Division Director and Deputies
2.3. Program Heads
2.4. Supervisors and Principal Investigators
2.5. Work, Project, and Activity Leads
2.6. Shop Managers
2.7. Electrical Safety & Lockout/
      Tagout (LOTO)

2.8. Chemical Owners
2.9. Hazardous Waste Generators
2.10. Emergency Response for Everyone
2.11. Emergency Response for Building Managers and
          Emergency Teams

2.12. Area Safety Leaders
2.13. Matrixed Personnel and Shared Spaces
   2.13.1. ATAP / Engineering MOU
   2.13.2. ATAP / ALS MOU
   2.13.3. ATAP / MSD MOU
   2.13.4. ATAP / NSD MOU
   Note: New MOUs are expected in 2015
2.14. Students and Work at UC
2.15. Off-Site Work
2.16. ES&H Operations Committee (rev. 18 August 2016)
2.17. ATAP ES&H Coordinator
2.18. Program ES&H Coordinators
Safety Advisory Committee Representative

3. Work Hazards & Controls

3.1. Work Planning and Authorization
3.2. Transition to Work Planning and Control
3.3. Work Planning and Control Process
3.4. Other Evaluations and Work Authorizations
3.5. Subcontractor and Vendor Oversight
3.6. Hazards, Equipment, & Authorizations
        Review Form: .doc , .pdf
3.7. Activity Review Form: .doc , .pdf

4. Funding & Resources

5. ATAP Self-Assessment

Revised 15 December 2015

5.1. ATAP Self-Assessment Systems
5.2. Focus Area Self-Assessments
pre-Dec. 2015 5.2. Focus Area Self-Assessments
5.3. QUEST (FY16)
   5.3.1. Team Roster: .doc , .pdf
   5.3.1. Checklist for Offices (rev. 8 March 2016): .doc , .pdf
   5.3.2. Checklist for Labs (rev. 8 March 2016): .doc, .pdf
   5.3.3. Checklist for Shops (rev. 8 March 2016): .doc , .pdf
5.4. BELLA Center Accelerator Safety Guide