Environment, Safety & Health and Facility Operations (EFO)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SLAC Site Office (SSO) Environment, Safety & Health and Facility Operations (EFO) Team located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) strives to assure that workers at both SLAC and SSO remain healthy and free from injury, and that construction projects, operations and research activities are performed safely, securely and in an environmentally sound manner in support of the DOE scientific mission.
The Environment, Safety & Health and Facility Operations Team strives for excellence in the execution of its project management and safety and environmental oversight responsibilities through real time cognizance of Laboratory projects and operations. The SSO is responsible for ensuring compliance with DOE, federal, state and local policies, standards and requirements and instituting best management practices. SSO and SLAC fulfill their functional responsibilities including project management, Environment, Safety & Health oversight, conduct of operations, and site infrastructure maintenance based on an Integrated Safety and Environmental Management System (ISEMS). The ISEMS provides the framework and elements of an integrated safety and environmental management system and well-defined processes for work planning, hazard analysis and controls that promote a safe and healthful workplace and protect the environment.
The implementation of effective environment, safety and health oversight and assurance programs aligned with the establishment of clear performance expectations significantly reduce the potential for major impacts to the scientific mission of the Laboratory, ensure a safe and healthful workplace and protect the environment. The Environment, Safety & Health and Facility Operations Team also works to facilitate accomplishment of numerous tasks that support recent Executive Order and Departmental goals and objectives related to environmental stewardship, energy and transportation management, and sustainability.