Safety, Prevention and Health

For more information concerning Safety, Prevention and Health, please consult the website of the DSPS or contact one of its staff members. This domain is concerned with occupational health and safety and regulations regarding the protection of non-smokers on the EPFL campus.

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1.5.1 Safety and Health

Directive concerning occupational health and safety (DSST) 1st December 2012, Status as at 13th April 2018 Eric Du Pasquier
The present directive determines the assignment of functions relating to health and safety in the workplace. It specifies the responsibilities of all the actors who must work as part of a network at EPFL. It also forms an integral part of risk management, at both CEPF and EPFL levels.

1.5.2 Directive concerning the protection of non-smokers on the EPFL premises

Protection of non-smokers on the EPFL premises 3 May 2004, Status as at 13th April 2018 Françoise Chardonnens
This directive concerns the absence of smoke on the EPFL campus and the protection of non-smokers against the effects of passive smoking.

1.5.3 Directive concerning the internal procedure for projects subject to notification/authorisation according to the ContainO, RO and OPTM Ordinances

Directive concerning the internal procedure for projects subjected to notification/authorisation according to the OUC and OPTM 12 September 2011, Status as at 1st January 2017 Stéphane Karlen and Camille Freyssenet
This directive determines the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or pathogens in the laboratory, which is, in most cases, subjected to a notification or authorisation procedure by the OUC or OPTM.

Annex: Checklist for validation of Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory (P2)

1.5.4 Directive concerning organism management

Directive concerning organism management 12 September 2011, Status as at 1st January 2017 Stéphane Karlen and Camille Freyssenet
The present directive defines the responsibilities and procedure regarding organism management at EPFL.

1.5.5 Directive on the work with engineered nanomaterials : mitigation measures for controlling exposure

Directive on the work with engineered nanomaterials 13 May 2013, status as at 13th April 2018 Eric Du Pasquier
This directive determines the use of the nano material in the laboratory and the measures to set up.

1.5.6 Directive concerning the storage of gas cylinders

Storage of gas cylinders 10 Juny 2013, Status as at 18th May 2018 Eric Du Pasquier
This directive defines the storage conditions of gas cylinders.

1.5.7 Directive concerning the storage of inflammables on premises

Storage of inflammables on premises 10 Juny 2013, Status as at 31th August 2018 Eric Du Pasquier
This directive defines the storage conditions of inflammables on premises.

1.5.8 General conditions concerning the CAMIPRO multifunction smart card system

CAMIPRO multifunction smart card system 1st Juny 2012, Status as at 18th May 2018 Nils Rinaldi
The CAMIPRO badge is an RFID-type smart card identifying duly accredited members of the EPFL community.

1.5.9 Directive for Liquid He Supply to EPFL Labs

Liquid He Supply to EPFL Labs 19 November 2013, Status as at 1st January 2017 Ambrogio Fasoli
This directive sets out the rules for the use of the liquid helium supply on campus.

1.5.10 Directive on Basic Research Projects Involving Blood Sampling in Humans

Directive on Basic Research Projects Involving Blood Sampling in Humans 31 March 2014, Status as at 18th May 2018 Stéphane Karlen and Camille Freyssenet
The Canton of Vaud law on public health (LSP – Loi sur la santé publique) requires that all research projects involving humans, in the sense of research on human beings, receive the validation of the Commission d’éthique de la recherche (Research Ethics Commission). This approval permits the guaranteed protection of the research subjects and assurance of the quality of the results. The present directive defines both the procedures to follow for blood sampling with voluntary donors on the EPFL campus, and the responsibilities and obligations of participants. Blood samples collected are to be used uniquely for fundamental research projects.

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1.5.11 EPFL Security concept for laboratories working with biological materials

EPFL Security concept for laboratories working with biological materials 1st January 2017, Status as at 13th April 2018 Eric du Pasquier
This legal text recalls the organisation and general responsibilities regarding biological safety at EPFL. It defines the terms of use for biological material. Additionally, it provides regulations concerning necessary transport and infrastructures.