Since 2018, CERN has been part of a working group which objective is to define regulatory values for the transport of radioactive goods.
You are reminded that Swiss and French road traffic rules apply on the CERN site, the former on parts of the site located on Swiss territory and the latter on parts of the site located on French territory, including the French part of the Meryin site.
Several members of the HSE Unit represented CERN at the International Conference on the Transport of Radioactive Materials, PATRAM 19, that took place in New Orleans (LA-USA) from the 4th to the 9th of August 2019.
At the end of June 2019, the HSE Safety Computing team released a new version of the Dosimetry Management Web Application used by Radiation Protection and in particular the Dosimetry Service.
The Dosimetry Management Web Application allows:
- Dosimeter assignment;
Fires caused by lithium batteries sporadically make the news, and CERN is not immune from this phenomenon. CERN has experienced several fires caused by a lithium battery in the course of being charged. The subsequent investigations revealed lessons for all of us.
With the current heatwave showing no sign of abating, the HSE management would like to help you make working conditions as pleasant as possible while the high temperatures continue. We cannot change the weather, but there are things that we can suggest to help in this respect.
Recently, two members of HSE personnel took a trip to Lund, Sweden, to set up CERN-developed CROME radiation monitors that were delivered to the European Spallation Source, ESS, in the context of a collaboration agreement between the two laboratories.
The CERN Relay Race 2019 took place on Thursday 24th May under a sunny sky. HSE was very strongly represented with 30 runners spread over various teams. Congratulations to them!