Part 1: APS Requirements
CAT/XSD will ensure that prospective visitors are aware that they must:
- Register with the APS User Office and receive an appropriate safety orientation upon arrival and
- Never enter a controlled area unescorted.
CAT/XSD will inform prospective users that they must:
- Contact the APS User Office prior to arrival for guidance on registration;
- Complete the APS User Orientation and radiation safety training required by ANL and the APS before a permanent film badge is issued;
- Describe probable activities at the APS, complete any additional safety training that CAT/XSD or the APS specifies for those activities, and comply with hazard control measures specified by the CAT/XSD;
- Complete sector-specific training as outlined below (CAT/XSD will provide this training); and
- Identify on the Experiment Safety Review Form all chemicals, gases, and samples to be used in experiments at the APS.
Part 2: CAT/XSD Safety Policies and Resources
The CAT member covering the safety policies and resources portion of the sector orientation shall:
- Give the user an orientation to the Environmental, Safety, & Health Plan of the CAT/XSD;
- Call attention to the section entitled "General Policies" and point out that, as stated there, this manual is intended to supplement the analogous documents of ANL, APS, and the CAT/XSD member institutions;
- Emphasize that the safety first principle is the primary tenet for performing any job, task, or experiment at CAT/XSD’s facilities, and that the success of the CAT/XSD safety and environmental protection effort depends on the commitment of all CAT/XSD personnel;
- Introduce the user to the CAT/XSD Safety Coordinator, the Beamline Safety Technician and the CAT/XSD Manager; and emphasize the importance of bringing all safety and environmental problems and concerns to their attention.
Part 3: General Safety Information
The CAT/XSD member covering this portion of the sector orientation shall review the following topics:
- Locations of safety equipment (fire extinguisher, shower, eyewash station, stocks of personal protective equipment, etc.);
- Location of safety documentation;
- Location of emergency phone numbers;
- Responding to alarms and other warnings;
- Use of safety glasses and other personal protective equipment;
- Restrictions on working alone;
- The importance of keeping work areas neat and orderly, and the aisles free of obstructions;
- Proper storage of chemicals and gas cylinders;
- Proper storage of other items (e.g., objects may not be stored on top of cabinets); and
- Securing electrical power strips.
Part 4: CAT/XSD Beamline Safety Practices
The CAT/XSD member covering this portion of the sector orientation shall:
- Explain the APS Shielding Configuration Policy;
- Point out the locations of the utility shutoffs for water and compressed gases;
- Discuss the use of radiation survey meters; and
- Explain the general and beamline-specific operation of the PSS, including:
- The APS policy that no one is allowed in the First Optics Enclosures (FOEs) or the Experimental Stations (ESs) when the beam is on or when the interlocks are enabled,
- Use of the Beamline Safety Checkout List,
- The inspection and interlock procedures used at the beamline,
- The safety interlock system and fail-safes,
- The locations of the Emergency Beam Dump switches in the FOEs and ESs, and
- The locations of the electrical circuit breakers and main breakers for the beamline.
CAT/XSD trainers will also provide the user with additional formal and on-the-job training that is specific to the Beamlines' instruments, and facilities that the user will be using.