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KPNO Safety Training

KPNO Safety Training. Tammie Lavoie, KPNO Safety Manager Miranda Saucedo, Safety Documentation Specialist Updated January 2018. Topics of Discussion. Contact Information Contact Information ( Emergency ) Kitt Peak Emergency Manual Radio Usage and Communication

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KPNO Safety Training

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  1. KPNO Safety Training Tammie Lavoie, KPNO Safety Manager Miranda Saucedo, Safety Documentation Specialist Updated January 2018

  2. Topics of Discussion • Contact Information • Contact Information (Emergency) • Kitt Peak Emergency Manual • Radio Usage and Communication • Safety Acknowledgement Form • Safety Awareness (General) • Safety Awareness (Concerns/Emergencies) • KPNO Mayall 4 Meter Telescope Safety • Training Available

  3. Kitt Peak Emergency Manual • Available on the NOAO Intranet and the Kitt Peak Website. • It covers: • Emergency Procedures • Fire Procedures • Power Outages • Weather Hazards • Wildlife Hazards • And More!

  4. Contact Information • All telephone extensions begin with (520) 318-XXXX. • Contacts that you may find helpful: • Bellina Lopez, KPNO Administrative Assistant- 8701 • Larry Reddell, Mountain Facilities Supervisor- 8734 • Stacy Taghon, EMT- 8659 • Tammie Lavoie, KPNO Safety Manager- 8211 • Vivian Segundo, Visitor’s Center Manager- 8732

  5. Contact Information (Emergency) • Phone- 8777 • Dialing this number rings a sequence of extensions starting at the reception desk until a responsible party can be reached. • Phone to Radio System- 8721 • After one or two beeps, state the emergency and location. This is a two-way radio phone patch. Press the # key to disconnect. • Radio- Channel 1 • State your emergency. • Dial- 9-911 or 911 • Use any phone at KPNO and follow the Emergency Call Procedures.

  6. Radio Usage and Communication • Radios are an essential communication tool for both workers and visitors at KPNO. • All visitors/observers must have a radio with them at all times on the mountain. • Ensure: • Your radio is charged. • You have spare batteries, or know where to locate them. • You are on Channel 1. • You understand how to operate the radio, and what to say when using it.

  7. Safety Acknowledgement Form • Visitors/observers who have not used or worked at a Kitt Peak telescope within the past year, or visitors/observers who have changed telescopes at KPNO within the past year, must complete this training. • Upon completion of this training, the trainer will distribute a Safety Acknowledgement Form. • To ensure credit is received for completing this training, all attendees must sign their name and include the training date.

  8. Safety Awareness (General) • When visiting/observing, ensure you have: • Flashlight • Radio • Additionally, all visitors/observers must: • Keep headlights on vehicles turned off. • Place cell phone in ‘Airplane’ mode, or turn it off.

  9. Safety Awareness (Concerns/Emergencies) • The main safety concerns and emergencies at KPNO are: • Driving Hazards • Fires • Fire Alarms/Evacuations • Medical Urgencies and Emergencies • Power Failure • Weather Conditions (Poor or Extreme) • Wildlife Encounters

  10. KPNO Mayall 4 Meter Telescope Safety • When visiting/observing, NOAO and AURA prohibits: • Bullying • Harassment • Sexual Harassment • Specific considerations for the 4 Meter Telescope are: • Additional Weather Risks • Emergency Exits • Moving Vehicles/Equipment • Restricted Areas

  11. Training Available • All visitors/observers have access to: • Any of our Standard Operating Policies (SOPs). • Any posters that are located on the mountain. • The Kitt Peak Emergency Manual. • And More! • If you are searching for specific training, please contact the Safety Department.

  12. Closing Remarks • Questions? • Comments? • Concerns?

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