The Safety Advisory Committee (SAC) performs research for, and makes recommendations to, the Laboratory Director on the development and implementation of environment, safety and health policy, guidelines, codes and regulatory interpretation. It conducts reviews of special safety problems and provides recommendations for possible solutions if requested to do so by the Laboratory Director. The SAC also provides advice and counsel to the Laboratory Deputy for Operations by reviewing appeals from the Laboratory Divisions when any Division and the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Division do not agree on the interpretation or application of criteria, rules or procedures. Such advice and counsel may include options for a resolution.
The SAC Chair may appoint expert subcommittees to address specific health and safety matters. Such subcommittees may become long-standing expert subcommittees, or they may be of short duration, depending upon the technical support required. See below for current subcommittees.
Pat Thomas, ATAP ESH Coordinator