Sloan Digital Sky Survey
For the Safety Review at
On May 11 & 12, 2000 a team of safety professionals will visit the Apache Point Observatory (APO) to conduct a safety review. Now that APO is approaching full operational status for its second major instrument, the Site Operations Manager has expressed interest in having an evaluation of the APO Safety Program with a particular emphasis on operations.
Accordingly, the team will conduct a full review of all safety documentation and procedures, a thorough safety inspection of the facility and a review of night time telescope operations for the 3.5-Meter Telescope and the two SDSS Telescopes. The team will also evaluate all emergency procedures and any other items brought to its attention by APO staff members and SDSS management. The team will issue a written report of its findings, including recommendations, to the APO Site Operations Manager.
May 11, 2000
08:00 - 08:30 Entrance meeting with team, introductions and review of agenda.
08:30 Review of APO Safety Manual.
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 Begin inspection tour of facility.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 Continue facility inspection
15:00 - 15:15 Break
16:00 18:00 Witness and review typical preparations for night time operations
18:00 - 18:30 Free time
18:30 Depart APO for dinner at "The Lodge" in Cloudcroft
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 20:30 Return to APO
20:30 - ??:?? Witness typical night time operations.
May 12, 2000
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Exit meeting with APO Staff
11:00 - ??:?? Team members depart APO.
* Note that agenda is flexible and may be modified as the review progresses. Jonathan Spargo, Team leader
Review at Apache Point Observatory
Apache Point Observatory
May 11-12, 2000